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Rouse May Find The Job Is More Than Interim

President Obama introduces senior adviser Pete Rouse as the next chief of staff. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) It is in Pete Rouse 's nature to embrace the "interim" part of his new title. But if he thinks this is just a short-term gig as White House chief of staff, it won't be the first time P

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Financial Council Seeks Input on Supervision, Volcker

The Financial Stability Oversight Council held its first formal meeting today, with members pledging to work together as they carry out their duty to monitor against risks to the financial system and prevent another crisis.In less than 25 minutes, the 11-member council approved its organization r

Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Progress And Freedom Foundation Shuts Down

The Progress and Freedom Foundation announced Thursday that it has shut down, citing declining financial support as the key factor. The free-market think tank has focused in recent years on digital media issues, pushing in particular for fewer regulations on the Internet and digital technologies. "The organization had been through some tumultuous times recently with five presidents in five years and steadily declining support during that period. Thus, the decision was made to close the doors," PFF President Adam Thierer said in a post on the Technology Liberation Front blog.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 8:43pm

In the Minority, Insiders See Hoyer And Boehner As Leaders

Democrats see a shake-up in their leadership in the House if the party loses control, but Republicans may be more forgiving if the GOP fails to win majorities, according to the latest National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 5:12pm

DSCC Cancels Ad Buy In Kentucky

Updated, 7:08 p.m.

The DSCC has canceled some ad reservations in Kentucky, a likely sign that the Democratic committee is re-evaluating whether it is worth spending money there this year.

A Republican source who monitors ad buys told Hotline On Call that the DSCC has canceled reservations there for next week. The DSCC had reserved about $292K worth of air time during that time span.

The move may indicate that Democrats view the race between AG Jack Conway (D) and ophthalmologist Rand Paul (R) as moving outside their grasp.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 5:05pm

Insiders Find Pelosi And Palin Lacking Compared To Other Surrogates

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may have guided Democrats to their majority in the House of Representatives, but according the latest National Journal Congressional Insiders Poll, many of her colleagues are not looking to her to help them win their own races this year.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 4:10pm

The GOP's Coming Class Divide

A new Gallup Poll released Thursday underscored the possibility that the '12 Republican presidential race could divide the GOP along the same lines of class and education that defined the '08 Democratic contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:57pm

HP Funds New Exhibit Focused On Tech's Role In News

Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday that it is donating $5 million over 10 years to the Newseum to fund an interactive exhibit focused on how technology has affected and changed news gathering. The new gallery at the Washington-based museum focused on the news industry is set to open in 2012. It will explore how technology has affected how information is reported, distributed and accessed. "Technology is changing the face of news," HP Vice President Philip McKinney, chief technology officer for HP's personal systems group, said during a news conference to announce the gift.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:15pm

Even In GOP Environment, Dems Hold Leads In 3 Of The "Big Four" GOV Races

Though Democrats appear heading for significant congressional losses in November, they may have reason to celebrate when the results of targeted gubernatorial contests come in on election night.

In 3 of the "Big Four" governor's races this year, the Democratic candidates are holding leads in recent polling. The leads suggest that the governor's races, which are typically insulated from national waves, are the Democrats best hope for claiming victory this year.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:09pm

SEIU Hitting Whitman On Immigration In Ad

Fresh off allegations that she knowingly employed an undocumented worker, former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (R) is now facing a $5M independent expenditure campaign targeting Latino voters.

The SEIU launched the campaign on Thursday, which includes a TV ad that is in Spanish. The $5M investment represents the largest IE campaign targeting Latino voters ever.

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:55pm