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The FCC joins the gadgets-on-flights fight

December 7, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The calls are coming from inside the bureaucracy. The FCC wants the FAA to stop being a bunch of buzzkills and finally let us use our phones and tablets during takeoff. The Hill's Jennifer Martinez got her hands on a letter Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, ...

The final election receipts exceeded $2 billion

December 7, 2012 The most expensive election in the history of expensive elections passed a major milestone Thursday evening: the cost of the election was revealed to be more than $2 billion dollars. Campaign finance forms released Thursday evening showed the combined fundraising of the Romney and Obama campaigns brought the election over ...

Susan Rice to face her critics

November 27, 2012 U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took the initiative to invite John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte to sit down and speak with her Tuesday like reasonable adults about her controversial comments on the Benghazi attacks. They all said yes. Yep, Rice invited her biggest fans to come and chat with ...

White House drafts ‘kill list’ rule book

November 26, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The secret list the White House uses to determine who to target with a drone strike, known as the 'kill list' -- or 'disposition matrix,' whatever -- is still highly classified, but we know there isn't a hard-and-fast set of rules they follow. Well, it seems like there will be ...

NASA to Reveal Historic Discovery in December

November 21, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Update: According to Information Week Government, data that NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist John Grotzinger told National Public Radio was "for the history books," will be revealed in early December. The annoucement is expected to come during a meeting of the American Geophysical ...

So, what is NASA Curiosity's history-changing discovery?

November 21, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA's Curiosity rover has another, even bigger, apparently history-making discovery that might just change everything about the universe as we know it — but they aren't telling anyone what it is, exactly, until scientists can be absolutely sure it's not a dud. Thanksgiving nerd speculation, of course, is go for ...

John McAfee is blogging on the lam

November 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow John McAfee, the man responsible for the anti-virus software on your computer and currently a murder suspect, has started to blog about life on the run. McAfee has been uncharacteristically open with reporters since police in Belize started looking for him in connection with the murder of his neighbor. He's ...

Bush's FEMA director criticized Obama's response to Sandy for being too speedy

October 30, 2012 While Romney surrogate Chris Christie is making waves for the heaps of praise he's been giving the President all morning for his emergency preparedness, one guy who is unimpressed with the President's response is the old FEMA director who was in charge during Hurricane Katrina. Think Progress found this quote ...

FBI needed Libya's permission to investigate the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi

October 5, 2012 Despite journalists and witnesses simply walking into the U.S. embassy for weeks now, the FBI didn't conduct an on-site investigation until today because of 'security concerns.' They also needed Libya's permission and an extensive military escort before they could go in. The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller and Michael Schmidt ...

Iran thinks it can do Gmail better than Google

October 1, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After Iranians were enraged over the government's decision to block Gmail last week, Iran thinks it has found a way to keep everyone happy. Iran will introduce their own domestic version of Gmail that will totally be just as good. Last week Iran announced their plan to block access to ...