The Rundown, 10/30
It's another day of consideration of Afghanistan for President Obama, who meets with his Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss the war. Obama has been spending a lot of time consulting with his national security team over the past month, but he's expected to hold off on announcing a troop decision until after Afghanistan holds it's presidential run-off Nov. 7...to Dick Cheney's chagrin.
If you've been burned by overdraft fees, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) is your new hero: the House Financial Services Committee, which he chairs, will hold a hearing on overdraft protection legislation--part of the Democratic agenda to slap consumer-protection regulations on banks and credit card companies after the financial crisis made us all so miserable.
Progress on cybersecurity marches forward as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano opens the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team/National Cybersecurity and Communications Intergration Center facility in Arlington, Virginia.
And, not to be left out of the discussion, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a National Cyber Security Awareness Month meeting to talk about U.S. cyber policy. Despite all the heat the Chamber has taken from liberals of late, two Democratic lawmakers will be there: Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Jim Langevin (D-RI)...let's hope climate change doesn't come up.