Photo of the Day: Jan. 2, 2013

Demonstrating the ongoing power struggle in the GOP, Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, voted against the tax deal reached last night, while speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, voted in favor of the Senate drafted legislation. The deal, which retained tax levels for the vast majority of Americans while allowing taxes to rise on incomes above 400,000, was strongly…

Panel: Sunny Outlook for Defense Sector Beyond 2013

Trying to find four journalists in Washington who agree is a lot like trying to find four lawmakers in Washington who agree. It’s typically very difficult. But the Northern Virginia Technology Council pulled it off this morning. A panel of journalists from four very different kinds of media companies, including yours truly, agreed on a range…

White House’s Opening Offer Excludes New Defense Cuts

One side in the fiscal cliff talks appears to have found a path to the necessary $1.6 trillion deficit-reduction target that avoids additional tax cuts: the White House. The Obama administration on Thursday sent a two-step fiscal cliff-avoidance plan to lawmakers that, according to reports, calls for the “deferral” of twin $500 billion cuts to…