What you're looking at here could be the SLS design implementation. It is essentially the Ares V design, but scaled down to reuse virtually all current Shuttle launch components - four segment SSRB, 3 shuttle SSMEs, and the 8 meter tank, rather than the 10m tank found on Ares V.
Really pressing information in the article is the snail-paced schedule of launches; the first launch in 2017/2018 time frame, followed by a 4 (!) year gap to the next launch, and then one launch per year for the schedule. Pretty lame. Perhaps NASA is really betting on commercial sector to provide manned LEO flights.
The US congress also just subpeoned NASA for the hard documents on the SLS, so maybe we'll be seeing the actual rocket and plan soon (if indeed the above is not the case). Any other space aficionados here ... what do you guys think of this whole fiasco?