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John Kerry's name being floated for Defense post, not State

November 13, 2012 Though he was an early frontrunner to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, a new report says that Senator John Kerry could be tapped to run the Defense Department instead. The Washington Post reports that President Obama is "considering" asking Kerry to take the post currently occupied by Leon ...

Romney's get out the vote plan was a complete disaster

November 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As Republicans continue to deconstruct the failure of the Romney campaign, volunteers have revealed that there were serious problems with the candidate's whiz-bang tech solution for getting people to the polls. Prior to election Day, Mitt Romney's team was already bragging about Project Orca, a web app that would connect ...

Syrian rebel leader is pulling for Romney

November 6, 2012 Although they don't get a vote, there have been a lot of questions about who the rest of the world would like like to see leading the United States for the next four years, and now least one faction of the Syria civil war has made their opinion known. According ...

Joe Biden already dropping hints about 2016

November 6, 2012 Joe Biden got up early to cast his vote in Greenville, Delaware, this morning and not only has he not stopped running for office, he may have already started on his next campaign. Even though electioneering is not allowed in polling places, Biden couldn't stop being Joe Biden, playfully flirting ...

Republicans blame Sandy for killing Romney's momentum

November 5, 2012 The election is still a day away, but the political pundits who might be on the losing side of the vote are already preparing their excuses for what went wrong. The early line coming from some Republicans is that Hurricane Sandy really put the brakes on Mitt Romney's campaign, just ...

Obama and Romney Offer Dueling Closing Arguments in Op-Eds

November 2, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Read Barack Obama's Op-Ed | Read Mitt Romney's Op-Ed On the last Friday before the election, CNN is giving both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney a chance to spell out their "vision for America." The two presidential candidates were each givens a spot ...

Secret Service Agent who was under investigation commits suicide

November 2, 2012 A Secret Service agent who had served on President Obama's protection detail appears to have committed suicide while he was under investigation for inappropriate conduct. Special Agent Rafael Prieto was reportedly under investigation for having a romantic relationship with a foreign citizen that he did not disclose to his superiors. ...

Mitt Romney finally answers the FEMA question

November 1, 2012 After days of not hearing reporters' questions about what he wants to do with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitt Romney's campaign finally released a statement that (sort of) provides an answer. Late on Wednesday night, the campaign gave reporters a brief comment on the matter in response to his earlier ...

Lawmaker takes a stand against hurricane relief

October 31, 2012 Rep. Steve King of Iowa is defending his vote against relief for Hurricane Katrina, because he claims some of the money was spent on "Gucci bags and massage parlors." During a debate in Mason City, Iowa, last night, King said he doesn't want to sign off on federal spending for ...

Did Iran hack the world's biggest oil company?

October 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Saudi Aramco, the world's most valuable company, was recently hit by a nasty computer virus and the U.S. says Iran is to blame for it. According to a report by Nicole Perlroth in The New York Times, the attack (which happened in August) may have been one of "the most ...