Quick Picks focuses on a select few of the day's stories from "Breaking on the Web."

  • A new requirement that most federal contractors verify the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States has been delayed for the second time, the Washington Post reports. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she believes in the requirement but has concerns the system, E-Verify, will not be able to handle the increased volume of queries.
  • Obama criticized the Bush administration for running a perpetual campaign and allowing political operatives like Karl Rove access to the Oval Office. But, according to the Politico, he appears to be pursuing a similar strategy, ignoring calls to close the White House Office of Political Affairs and giving his own version of Karl Rove, David Axelrod, a place in the administration, along with many other former campaign staffers.

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