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WashSpeak: Scrub

05/04/11 11:34AM

To scrub is to go over material with a fine-toothed comb. For example, a special CIA task force has already started scrubbing the five computers, 10 hard drives and more than 100 disks and thumb drives gathered at the compound for al-Qaida secrets.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

WashSpeak: Scrub

WashSpeak: Scrub

05/03/11 08:00PM

Scrub is intelligence speak for meticulously going over recently gathered intelligence. For example, intelligence officials are currently scrubbing the... watch

WashSpeak: Courses of Action (COA)

05/03/11 11:14AM

COAs or courses of action, are the types of things that you can do that involve an assault on a compound.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

Will U.S. default on debt?

Will U.S. default on debt?

05/02/11 08:00PM

The treasury announced greater than expected tax revenues will allow the U.S. government to pay its bills at least until August. Will Congress agree on a... watch

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