Why the GOP is Poised for a Rebound

Romney strategist Stuart Stevens: “In the Democratic dark days after the 2004 election, few realized that the Democratic Party was only one candidate and one presidential election away from a revival that now is touted as dominance. So it can be with Republicans.” “For 2016, the Democrats seem headed toward a fight between Hillary Clinton […]

Changing of the young guard at the Obama White House

Tommy Vietor was the first youthful convert to pack his bags, leave home and sign on to the Barack Obama campaign, joining the Chicago operation before his boss, then running for the Senate, had even given the convention speech by which the rest of Democratic America would discover him. Read more from the original source…

Boehner May Not Have Votes to Replace Sequester

Speaker John Boehner’s “decision to wait on the Senate before taking up a sequester replacement bill may be more tied to his own difficulties getting the votes for one than to a calculated political messaging strategy,” Roll Call reports. Marc Ambinder: Three reasons Obama isn’t leading on the sequester. Read more from the original source…

How Much Will Sequester Hurt?

Washinton Post: “In the long partisan conflict over government spending, the sequester is where the rubber meets the road. Obama is betting Americans will be outraged by the abrupt and substantial cuts to a wide range of government services, from law enforcement to food safety to public schools. And he is hoping they will rise […]

Scientists on Unparticle Hunt Give Earth a Spin

The CERN team in Switzerland uses the Large Hadron Collider to search for the elusive Higgs-Boson. A small team of researchers led by Larry Hunter, a professor of physics at Amherst College, can top them in one aspect: It is using the entire planet as a particle detector that could open up new areas of […]

Inside the Hunt for Chinese Hackers

A recent report by Mandiant, a U.S. information security firm, has added an important new chapter to the discussion about cybersecurity — and put China on the defensive. In chronicling the massive, years-long espionage campaign conducted by the People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, the report implicates the Chinese government and military, and makes suspicions about […]

Holistic Tech Support in a DIY World

The evolving technological needs of consumers have prompted changes not only in tech support services, but also in the business strategies of technical support providers. Those providers need to adjust their business models in order to effectively meet consumers’ needs and remain relevant. At first glance, many recent innovations would seem to eliminate the need […]

Sony’s PS4 Launch: Too Little Too Soon?

Sony unveiled its PlayStation 4 video game system this week — sort of. It didn’t display the console itself or reveal its physical dimensions and form factor. It also left unanswered a raft of questions about its capabilities. How compatible — or incompatible — will the PS4 be with Sony’s current-generation PlayStation 3 system, for […]

Google Juices Mobile Ad Delivery

Advertisers targeting mobile device users have some homework to do on the Google mobile ads system. The search giant this week provided more specificity about its AdWords Enhanced Campaigns, which lets mobile advertisers adjust bids by device, location and time of day within a single campaign. For example, a pizza restaurant may pay more for […]

HP’s Less Crummy Than Expected Q1 Spurs Wishing, Hoping

After months of dismal news, HP had something positive to report to its shareholders: fiscal Q1 numbers that exceeded both Wall Street and company expectations. Granted, the bar was set exceedingly low for the company, which shocked investors last year with news that it would have to take an $8.8 billion impairment charge, $5 billion […]

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