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Monday's Starting Lineup

Good Monday morning. We feel bad for those of you on Capitol Hill -- after a hard week of recess, it's back to the real world. Have no fear, Aug. is actually closer than you think.

Here's today's Starting Lineup, previewing the people who will make a difference in politics today:

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 6:59am

Yochi Dreazen Joins National Journal Group

Washington, D.C. (July 12, 2010) - The National Journal Group announced today that veteran national security reporter Yochi Dreazen will be joining National Journal as a senior correspondent covering military affairs and national security next month.Dreazen comes to National Journal from the Wa

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 12:00am

Dems Make Calendar Progress

A top Dem panel has proposed to begin its presidential nominating process a month later than in '08, joining GOPers in aiming to streamline a process that nearly spiraled out of control 2 years ago.

The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee has proposed kicking off the '12 WH contest with the IA caucuses on Feb. 6. A little more than a week later, NH will be allowed to hold a primary on Feb. 14. NV will reprise their role as an early caucus state on Feb. 18, and SC will become the first Southern state to weigh in, on Feb. 28.

Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 12:58pm

What We Learned: Recess Edition

We learned no one returns phone calls during recess. Here's what else we at The Hotline discovered this week:

Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 11:07am

Cybersecurity Commission Plans Second Major Report for Obama Administration

An independent cybersecurity commission is gearing up to issue a second major report aimed at helping the Obama administration organize its efforts to protect federal and private information technology networks. The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, established by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is reconvening with new members, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege told an industry conference Thursday.

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 5:00pm

White House Hands Cyber Oversight to DHS

The Department of Homeland Security will, effective immediately, assume primary responsibility for making sure agencies comply with federal information security requirements, sidelining the Office of Management and Budget from administrative duties, according to a memo OMB and the White House cybersecurity coordinator released earlier this week. The memo is an attempt by OMB and the cybersecurity office to quiet calls from Congress to overhaul how the executive branch manages information security in federal government, Nextgov.com reported. OMB Director Peter R.

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 4:29pm

Dems Play Small Ball

Your Hotline OnCall editor writes in this week's National Journal:

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 4:00pm

TiVo Tipsheet: Immigration Dominates

What's on the Sunday shows this week:

Meet the Press hosts WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, ex-RNC chair Ed Gillespie, New York Times' David Brooks and ex-Rep. Harold Ford Jr.

Face the Nation hosts U.S. AG Eric Holder.

This Week hosts WH sr. adviser David Axelrod, Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Brian Bilbray (R-CA).

Fox News Sunday hosts Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and WH sr. adviser David Axelrod.

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 2:30pm

Four FCC Regulators To Skip Chicago Workshop on Comcast-NBCU Merger

It's the biggest communications mega-merger of the Obama administration and a transaction that could reshape the media landscape for generations. Yet only one of the FCC's five regulators, Democrat Michael Copps, will bother to attend the agency's Tuesday "public workshop" in Chicago on the proposed combination of Comcast and NBC Universal. That's despite the commission's central role in reviewing the transaction, along with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, and the rarity of the event.

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 2:02pm

Obama's New Message: Same As The Old Message

Pres. Obama hit the campaign trail yesterday with a new stump speech aimed at creating a clear contrast between Dems and the GOP, signaling what is ostensibly a new chapter in Dem efforts to create a choice election.

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 1:19pm