The Note
Jul 9, 2014 12:56pm

Alarming Stats From Congressional Campus Sex Assault Report

Many institutions of higher education are failing at addressing sexual assaults on their campuses, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said today as she released a new report on how colleges and universities are responding to sexual assault cases. READ: Campus Crisis: Sexual Assault on Campuses WATCH: ‘This… Read More »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 12:45pm

Why Today’s Obama-Rick Perry Meeting Will Be Awkward

Amid a growing humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, where a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America have attempted to cross into the country illegally, President Obama flies to Texas today. Despite mounting political pressure, the president has no plans to visit the border… Read More »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 11:06am

Under Fire for Hefty Fees, Clinton Has Not Released Records of Donations

Hillary Clinton insists that she donates fees for giving speeches at colleges and universities but still has not released documents to back up her claims. In an interview with ABC News’ Ann Compton Friday, Clinton defended the high-dollar fees she charges for speaking at universities by saying the… Read More »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 9:40am

VA’s Newest Scandal: Whistleblower Retaliation

The Veterans Affairs scandal is taking a new turn as a special counsel is receiving a growing number of complaints from employees that the agency retaliated against them for attempting to expose problems. Carolyn Lerner, special counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, told the… Read More »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 8:57am

Obama and Perry’s Border Brawl

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES POTUS AND PERRY: President Obama spends the day in Colorado and Texas, delivering remarks on the economy, fundraising, and meeting with one of his harshest critics on the border crisis. Despite mounting political pressure, Obama is still resisting calls to… Read More »

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 11:10pm

Obama ‘The Bear’ Lets Loose in Denver

DENVER — A bear was on the loose in Denver Tuesday … a presidential bear, that is. Just as the White House cautioned, President Obama, “The Bear,” went “loose” in Denver, breaking the “bubble” to meet with average Americans. Shortly after arriving in the Mile-High… Read More »

National Security
Jul 8, 2014 7:02pm

HHS Seeks More Military Bases to House Unaccompanied Border Minors

The Department of Health and Human Services is in talks with the Pentagon to use additional bases to house thousands more unaccompanied minors from Central America that are swamping its facilities. The Pentagon is housing 2,700 minors at unused housing facilities at three military bases;… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 6:25pm

Ted Cruz Backs Call for Probe of Mississippi GOP Primary Runoff

  Chris McDaniel’s plans to legally challenge the results of the Republican Senate run-off in Mississippi have a supporter in Washington:  Sen. Ted Cruz. “Chris McDaniel won a sizable majority of the votes from Republicans who voted in the run-off,” Cruz said in a Monday… Read More »

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 6:24pm

Senate Democrats Take on Supreme Court’s ‘White Men’ Over Contraception Ruling

Senate Democrats said they plan to unveil legislation in the coming weeks in response to the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in the Hobby Lobby contraception case. “This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous, and we’re going to do something about it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid… Read More »

By ABC News

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 6:13pm

Don’t Look for Congress to Rubber Stamp Obama’s $3.7B Border Request

By Jeff Zeleny and Arlette Saenz There’s no shortage of criticism on Capitol Hill over how President Obama has handled the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border, but don’t look for Congress to simply rubber stamp his $3.7 billion emergency spending request. The concerns are… Read More »