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Florida House Targets Individual Mandate

The Florida House passed a proposed constitutional amendment on Wednesday that would exempt the state from implementing a key part of the federal health care law.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40am

Is Congress Quietly Set for a Jobs Compromise?

Senate Republicans and House Democrats both released comprehensive plans for job creation this week. That’s surprising by itself. Even more surprising: There's a decent amount the parties agree on.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40am

Pence Makes Gubernatorial Bid Official

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) officially announced that he is running for governor of Indiana Thursday morning.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40am

Breeders Battle for Right to Claim Hero Navy SEAL Dog

It's been reported that a military dog accompanied the Navy SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden. But what kind of dog? What kind of dog?

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40am

Moving Closer to a Debt Deal by Delaying a Medicare Debate

The White House and House Republicans are working on a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling that would delay a decision on how to make major changes to Medicare and Medicaid till after the 2012 election, The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and Damian Paletta report. In exchange for upping the debt limit but leaving entitlements alone for now, Republicans would get spending cuts and deficit targets.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Hillary Clinton Says Photo May Just Have Been Her Allergies

The iconic Situation Room photo of President Obama, Hillary Clinton and top national security advisers has now traveled far and wide on the internet. But the dramatic gasp that the Secretary of State gave in the picture doesn't appear to be what it first seemed. In a press conference in Rome, video below, Hillary Clinton explained that she may have just been reacting to seasonal allergies.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Land Passes On Senate Run; Pressure On Mich. GOP

Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) has decided not to run for Senate against Debbie Stabenow (D), robbing Republicans of an opportunity to recruit a strong challenger to Stabenow and upping the pressure on the Michigan GOP to produce a competitive candidate for 2012.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Five Best Thursday Columns

Michael Hirsh Explains Pakistan's Two-Sided Relationship With the U.S.; Victor Davis Hanson on Inconsistency and the Rules of Fighting Rogues; Martin Feldstein on Minimizing Tax Rates; Nicholas Kristof on Honoring All Mothers; Peter Maass on the Media's Hand in Creating Inflammatory Images.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

White House Gets Down to Cases on Selling Excess Properties

The Obama administration on Wednesday fleshed out its previously announced plan to save taxpayer dollars by selling off unneeded federal property, posting for the first time an online state-by-state map itemizing excess facilities.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

U.S. and Estonia Forge New Cyber Relationship

With a population smaller than that of Phoenix, the former Soviet republic of Estonia has grown skilled at taking down international criminal networks operating millions of computers, after the Internet-dependent society became the victim of one such ring in 2007. Now Estonia is sharing its cyber defense know-how with law enforcement agencies throughout NATO, including the FBI.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am