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Daily Archives: June 3, 2014




Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

Mueller Cites Danger of Lax Cybersecurity

Business leaders and top government officials must take ownership of cybersecurity and avoid the delegating the issue to subordinates — otherwise, they risk being unprepared for a computer crisis or data breach, says former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. In a rare...

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Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 29, 2012.

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Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 29, 2012.

New Mexico Primary: What to Watch

This year’s elections in New Mexico, beginning with primaries today, feature the latest effort by Democrats to dislodge Republican Rep. Steve Pearce from his majority-Hispanic district. Pearce’s 2nd District essentially takes up the southern half of the state, taking in...

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President Barack Obama walks with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, back to the Oval Office after making a statement regarding the release of Sgt. Bergdahl from captivity on May 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama walks with the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Jani Bergdahl, left, and Bob Bergdahl, right, back to the Oval Office after making a statement regarding the release of Sgt. Bergdahl from captivity on May 31, 2014.

Obama’s Choice: Bergdahl Now

There appears to be little question that the U.S. should be bringing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home after five years of captivity in Afghanistan. The biggest questions involve the circumstances: In a swap for five longtime detainees at the U.S....

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2014.

Warren to Piketty: ‘Hit Back’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and best-selling author-economist Thomas Piketty – two players in the nation’s income inequality debate — took the stage in Boston last night to convey a favorite message: The system is rigged in favor of moneyed classes. “Those...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), center, answers reporters' questions after the weekly House Republican caucus meeting with (L-R) Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), center, answers reporters' questions after the weekly House Republican caucus meeting with (L-R) Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Montana Primary: What to Watch

Today’s primary in Montana probably will set up a long-anticipated and consequential November Senate matchup between Democratic incumbent John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines. Walsh is expected to clear his first political hurdle in a primary against former Lt....

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