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Defense Bill Includes Cybersecurity Legislation

An amendment to the Defense authorization bill, which the House passed Friday, would push through committee efforts to update information security requirements for agencies and establish a separate cybersecurity office in the White House, reported. The fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Act includes an amendment that would speed passage of existing measures from the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to overhaul federal cybersecurity.

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:10am

Intel Developing New Supercomputer Chips

From this morning's Earlybird: • "Intel Corp. announced plans for a new class of chips aimed at the supercomputer market, while a big machine in China neared the top spot of the world's fastest systems," the Wall Street Journal reports.

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 8:40am

Tuesday's Starting Lineup

Good Tuesday morning. We're back, and we couldn't have picked a better day for it. After all, voters head to the polls in AL, MS and NM.

Here's today's Starting Lineup, previewing the people who will matter in politics right now:

REP. PARKER GRIFFITH: A little more than 5 months ago, Griffith announced he would leave the Dem Party that first elected him and caucus with -- and run for re-election as -- a GOPer. Today, we'll find out if that was a smart move, as Griffith favors GOP primary voters for the first time after a long career as a Dem.

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 7:13am

France's Religious Freedom Is Vibrant

ABOUT THE GUEST COLUMNIST Pierre Vimont is France’s ambassador to the United States. This guest column is in response to a May 20 column by Sen. Ben Cardin , D-Md.: " The Burqa Ban And The Erosion Of Human Rights ." Sen. Cardin portrays the debate over the full-face veil in France in w

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Another Year, More Secret Spending

Critics have found a lot to hate about the so-called Disclose Act, the new campaign finance bill that congressional Democrats are pushing to enact by July 4.Business leaders and conservative activists have launched a full-bore attack on the bill, which would impose new disclosure and disclaimer r

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 12:00am

How Late Should Rasmussen Go?

When it came to polling on "American Idol" last week, Rasmussen Reports was bold. Read more and comment on this column at . On Tuesday, it released a poll conducted over the previous weekend (Friday to Monday) in which adults who watch the televised talent show expressed a sligh

Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 12:00am

Case Drops Hawaii Bid

Ex-Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) will abandon his bid for Congress a week after finishing third in a special election that divided Dems and helped the GOP pick up their first special election win in 2 years.

Case made his announcement in an email to supporters today, saying the race has become the "wrong fight" for him. His decision leaves state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D) as the only major Dem in the race.

Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 7:22pm

Politics As Boys' Club

CongressDaily's Erin McPike writes in this week's National Journal:

Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 2:24pm

The GOP's Pelosi Problem

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

Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 12:39pm

What We Learned: Text Only Edition

While we always learn that too much potato salad is a bad idea AFTER Memorial Day, here's what we at The Hotline learned the week before the holiday:

-- If you are having an affair DO NOT text about it. One guy's going to jail over it (ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick) and one gal could lose her shot at SC GOV (state Rep. Nikki Haley).

Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 6:47am