The White House has decided to reverse its policy of not sending condolence letters to families of service members who commit suicide while deployed. In a statement, President Obama said he made the decision after an exhaustive study of former policy.
That's down 14,000 from the previous week — but still well above the 350,000-or-so mark that's something of a dividing line between a labor market that's in relatively good shape and one that's not doing well.
There's a budget summit of sorts at the White House today, and as we reported earlier there are signs of a deal between Democrats, led by President Obama, and Republicans, led by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
Cathy Cooper expresses her disagreement with the verdict outside the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday as Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. Many protesters have been outraged by the verdict.
Paul Campos is professor of law at the University of Colorado.
"The founder of Pakistan's nuclear bomb program asserts that the government of North Korea bribed top military officials in Islamabad to obtain access to sensitive nuclear technology in the late 1990s," according to a Washington Post front-page exclusive this morning.