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For Whom The Attack Ad Tolls
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: BREAKING: JOBS REPORT BETTER THAN EXPECTED: The United States economy added 163,000 jobs in July, but at the same time, the nation’s unemployment rose to 8.3 percent, according to the latest monthly jobs numbers issued ...
Congress In The Doldrums
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MISERY LOVES COMPANY (IN CONGRESS): Merely a third of Americans approve of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their jobs – and even fewer, just a quarter, approve of their Republican counterparts. That hold-your-nose result in the latest...
NSA Review Panel Defends Its Recommendations
Curtailing the scope of the NSA’s controversial data mining won’t impede national intelligence gathering, a presidential panel told lawmakers today. The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss its 46 ...
White House Picks Panel to Review NSA Programs
A group of veteran security experts and former White House officials has been selected to conduct a full review of U.S. surveillance programs and other secret government efforts disclosed over recent months, ABC News has learned. The recent acting head of the CIA, Michael Morrell,...
Jobs Numbers Quickdraw, Issa's Dragnet, Reid vs. Romney, Missile Defense Porn - PM Note
Missile Defense Porn: Watching the Wrong Bombshells-A top official at the government agency charged with protecting America from incoming nuclear missiles recently had to order his employees to keep their eyes on the sky and off pornographic websites they had accessed on secure computers. ...
Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein to Depart WH
Administration officials confirm that Cass Sunstein is returning to Harvard law school later this month, with thanks from an admiring president who brought Sunstein into the White House for the unglamorous but powerful job of juggling government regulations. “Cass has shepherded our review of ...
Federal Regulations: Are American Businesses Unduly Burdened?
Whether it’s in a Republican jobs agenda, a presidential executive order or a think tank report, some government regulations have been targeted as unnecessary burdens. And at a time when job creation is the number one goal of most lawmakers, decreasing businesses’ regulatory burden is...
Obama Rebuffs Boehner Claims on Regulatory Burdens
President Obama today rebuffed criticism of his regulatory agenda leveled by House Republicans, insisting the administration has created a less burdensome business climate than existed under his predecessor, George W. Bush. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Obama said that government rules
White House seeks $10 billion savings in regulatory rollback
President Obama's effort to roll back costly regulations that are not needed could save more than $10 billion over five years, but critics say that's a drop in the bucket. A total of 26 federal agencies produced final plans that include more than 500 possible changes, including more than 100 at the