By Scott Wilson

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 5:39pm

15 Things to do in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention

Today the Republican National Committee recommended Cleveland as the site for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cleveland was chosen over Dallas as the convention’s host city in what was described by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as a “business decision” for the GOP. Read: Republicans Choose… Read More »

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 12:48pm

Obama’s Plans for $3.7 Billion Immigration Crisis Funds

President Obama today is requesting $3.7 billion to cope with the humanitarian crisis on the border and the spike in illegal crossings by unaccompanied minors from Central America. Roughly half of the funding would go to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide… Read More »

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 9:17am

Obama’s Border Play

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama is juggling a request for funding to tackle the crisis at the border, his Oval Office meeting with the NATO Secretary General, and the start of his three-day trip to Colorado and Texas,… Read More »

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 8:06pm

‘Cuban TV Airplane’ Report Reveals $36M US Boondoggle

Remember “Cuban Twitter,” the ill-fated US test program that would have tried to get Cubans to text each other with subversive anti-government messages? Well, then this is “Cuban Television Airplane” – except it was an actual US-funded project, and existed for almost a decade, to… Read More »

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 7:16pm

Senate Advances Bill Expanding Shooting Ranges on Federal Land

The Senate cleared the first procedural hurdle on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, which would allow states to assign more federal funding to create and maintain shooting ranges on federal land. The Senate voted 82 to 12 today to invoke cloture on the motion… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Legal
Jul 7, 2014 5:00pm

Federal Judge Tells Supreme Court to ‘STFU’

U.S. federal Judge Richard Kopf declared Monday he thinks it’s time for the Supreme Court to “STFU.” Kopf made his pronouncement in a rather colorful blog post regarding the Supreme Court’s recent decision Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Kopf was appointed as a federal district judge… Read More »

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 4:56pm

Hillary Clinton Says She Had ‘Obligation’ to Defend Accused Rapist

Hillary Clinton has responded for the first time to recent criticism of her successful 1975 legal defense of an accused rapist, telling a British website that she was “appointed” to the case against her will and that ultimately she was just doing her “professional duty”… Read More »

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 3:35pm

Reports of 60 Escaped Nigerian Girls Are Accurate, US Says

U.S. officials say they believe reports that more than 60 girls who were kidnapped by the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram have escaped are accurate. The girls were kidnapped last month from the Northern Nigeria area of Borno State. A State Department official said the… Read More »

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 1:43pm

American President’s Steamy Affair Resurrected

Better late than never — one of history’s weakest American presidents is finally getting the opportunity to stir up a steamy legacy for himself, nearly a century after his death. Love letters written by President Warren G. Harding to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, will… Read More »

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 12:41pm

World Cup America? Why a Senator Cites ‘Fairness’ to Strip Qatar of 2022 Contest

With this year’s World Cup sparking renewed interest in soccer in the United States, a push is brewing to get another World Cup on U.S. soil – sooner rather than later. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has sent a letter to world soccer leaders calling on… Read More »