The Note
Jan 27, 2015 8:40am

The $889 Million Dollar Men

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CASHING IN ON KOCH: The Associated Press’ PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES report on Koch brothers’ enormous financial commitment for 2016: “Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies… Read More »

The Note
Jan 26, 2015 9:35am

2016 Is Here To Stay

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SPLITS ON IRAN, CUBA DOMINATE FIRST GOP PRESIDENTIAL FORUM: The first 2016 presidential forum of the year revealed sharp divisions on foreign policy last night, with Sen. Rand Paul breaking with his colleagues, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, on both Iran and Cuba – a… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Jan 25, 2015 2:43pm

Excerpt: ‘Guantanamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Excerpted from the book GUANTANAMO DIARY by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Diary and annotated diary copyright © 2015 by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Introduction and notes copyright © 2015 by Larry Siems. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company. Chapter One Jordan-Afghanistan-GTMO July 2002- February 2003… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Jan 23, 2015 4:22pm

Sunday on ‘This Week’: White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

This Sunday, George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Plus, as the 2016 GOP field begins to take shape, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal comes to “This Week” Sunday. And the powerhouse roundtable debates all the week’s politics, with ABC News contributor… Read More »

The Note
Jan 23, 2015 8:11am

Ready for Rubio?

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES EXCLUSIVE — MARCO RUBIO MOVES TOWARD 2016 PRESIDENTIAL BID: Sen. Marco Rubio has begun taking concrete steps toward launching a presidential bid, asking his top advisors to prepare for a campaign, signing on a leading Republican fundraiser, and planning extensive travel to… Read More »

The Note
Jan 22, 2015 9:06am

Iran Showdown

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE GAUNTLET WAS THROWN DOWN YESTERDAY when House Speaker John Boehner announced he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress about the threats posed by Iran, without informing the White House. The snub came just hours after… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Polls
Jan 22, 2015 6:58am

History’s a Positive for Clinton; Not So for Bush or Romney

Hillary Clinton’s potential place in history and her husband’s tenure in the White House boost her presidential prospects, while Jeb Bush’s political legacy and Mitt Romney’s 2012 run for the office are negatives, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds. Clinton leads both in hypothetical… Read More »

The Note
Jan 21, 2015 8:58am

SOTU 2015, The Morning After

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JOE BIDEN — ‘THERE IS A CHANCE’ I WOULD CHALLENGE HILLARY CLINTON: With the 2016 presidential election season heating up and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton considered the presumptive front-runner for the Democratic nomination if she decides to jump… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Polls
Jan 20, 2015 6:28pm

The State of the Union, 2015: Not Great, but Getting Better

The state of the nation? Not great – but it’s sure been worse. That summarizes public attitudes as Barack Obama prepares to deliver his penultimate State of the Union address. There are grace notes, largely based on improving views of the economy. But deep concerns… Read More »

The Note
Jan 20, 2015 9:09am

Your Guide To The State of the Union

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 12 STATE OF THE UNION SPOILERS: At 9 p.m. ET tonight, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. It will be his first before a Republican majority in both chambers and… Read More »