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FTC Settles Antitrust Suit Against Intel

The FTC announced Wednesday that it has settled its antitrust lawsuit against Intel that alleged the firm illegally stifled competition in the market for computer chips. The settlement "gives certainty to those in industry, including Intel," FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said at news conference announcing the settlement. And "because the relief begins right now, we will begin to see a more a competitive landscape." Leibowitz added that while the FTC was prepared to take the case to court, he said litigation could take two to three years.

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 11:55am

Defense Report Reopens Debate Over Federal Cyber Roles

A panel chartered by Congress to review long-term threats to the United States has reopened a hotly contested debate on how the government should counter cyber attacks by calling for the Defense Department to expand its authority by defending all federal and key commercial computer networks, Nextgov.com reported. The recommendation, included in a report released July 30 by the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel, encroaches on the Homeland Security Department, which has responsibility for overseeing cybersecurity at civilian agencies.

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 9:39am

Dem Leaders Pony Up Big For DCCC

House Dem leaders have forked over millions of dollars to the DCCC, according to internal party documents, though dozens more members are hoarding cash in advance of difficult re-election races of their own.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Maj. Leader Steny Hoyer and Maj. Whip Jim Clyburn have all contributed more than $1.2M to the DCCC this year, more than the $800K they owe, according to the dues sheet, obtained by Hotline On Call. Pelosi leads the pack by far, having raised over $27.7M for the DCCC so far this year.

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 7:24am

KS GOPers Pick Up Decisive Primary Wins In Open Seats

KS GOPers picked open seat nominees in three of the state's four CDs, including in KS-03, where they have a very good shot at picking up retiring Rep. Dennis Moore's (D) suburban Kansas City seat. That effort was enhanced last p.m., as the party's favored candidate -- state Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) -- won the primary.

The results:

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Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 6:15am

All Tied Up In Two MI Open House Seats

Two MI GOP House races have yet to be called by the AP because they are so close.

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 6:09am

Moran Win Another Victory For GOP Center

Rep. Jerry Moran (R) joined MI venture capitalist Rick Snyder (R) as proof that the more moderate candidates can still get elected in GOP primaries as he defeated conservative stalwart Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) in the KS-SEN GOP primary. The AP called the race for Moran early Wednesday AM; he leads Tiahrt 50-45% with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 12:32am

Kilpatrick Ousted

Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D) became the fourth House Member to lose re-election this cycle as she was defeated tonight by state Sen. Hansen Clarke (D) in her Detroit-based CD, 47-41% with all of precincts reporting. Clarke declared victory in the contested primary late Tuesday night, and the AP followed suit with a call early Wednesday morning.

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 12:05am

Skelton To Face Hartzler; Long Likely To Replace Blunt

In a primary that was rather quiet until the closing weeks, ex-state Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) defeated state Sen. Bill Stouffer (R), 41-30% for the right to face endangered Rep. Ike Skelton (D) in the fall.

The two GOPers mainly fought an air war over debating which one of them was the biggest tax-raiser in the legislature. Voters appear to have decided that contest in Hartzler's favor.

Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 11:43pm

Snyder Upsets Conservative Establishment With Primary Win

Venture capitalist Rick Snyder (R) won the Michigan Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, defeating four officeholders to comfortably clinch the nomination. Snyder will be facing Lansing mayor Virg Bernero (D) in the general election, where he starts as the early favorite.

Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 10:29pm

Schauer To Face Walberg In Rematch

Ex-Rep. Tim Walberg (R) decisively defeated atty/Steelers heir Brian Rooney (R), With 78 percent of precincts reporting Walberg leads Rooney 59-31%, and will get his shot at revenge against Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI 07). (The AP called the race for Walberg, as well.)

Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 10:25pm