The Note
Jul 25, 2014 2:15pm

Rand Paul Thinks Crack Sentencing Is Whack

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced new legislation today that would eliminate the disparity in sentencing for offenses involving crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Current law carries much harsher penalties for the possession of crack cocaine compared to powder cocaine. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration,… Read More »

The Note
Jul 25, 2014 8:59am

Containing The Crisis

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEETING OF THE MINDS: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet today with President Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Ceren of El Salvador to discuss the influx of migrant children from their countries to… Read More »

By ABC News

The Note
Jul 25, 2014 4:00am

World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals

ABC News’ Jennifer Hansler reports:  Tony D’Abrosca enlisted in the U.S. Army just months before graduating from high school at the height of World War II. He went on to serve almost three years in Japan and the Philippines in the Army’s 38th Infantry Division…. Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 10:33pm

Christie, Haley Challenge White House Handling of Migrant Children

Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Chris Christie of New Jersey had harsh words for the White House’s handling of the border crisis during a Republican governors’ panel at the Aspen Institute’s Colorado campus Thursday night. Haley worried about the potential costs of temporarily sheltering… Read More »

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 7:29pm

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala: US Partly to Blame for Border Flood

Before they meet with President Obama tomorrow on the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are out making their positions known today. The two presidents come to the U.S. to address the flow of migrant children at the southern border, taking to Capitol… Read More »

National Security
Jul 24, 2014 6:23pm

US Says Russian Military Has Fired Artillery Into Ukraine

Russian military forces have fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine targeting Ukrainian military positions and plans to send even more heavy multiple rocket launchers to Russian separatists, U.S. officials said for the first time today. A Pentagon official labeled the Russian activity as “a clear escalation”… Read More »

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 5:38pm

Obama Admits His Basketball Shot Is ‘Broke’

President Obama‘s basketball game isn’t what it used to be, he revealed during a surprise stop for lunch at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles today. After shaking hands with the people behind the counter at this family-owned landmark, the president talked a little basketball with… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 5:00pm

The Koch Brothers Want To Scare The Obamacare Out Of You

Some people have an unnatural fear of clowns, particularly creepy clowns. Some Republicans feel the same way about Obamacare. A “Creepy Care-nival” held on the National Mall in Washington, DC this week was intended to combine the two and make young people terrified of Obamacare…. Read More »

By Scott Wilson

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 3:46pm

Former Olympic Skater Michelle Kwan Stars In Political Ad For Hubby

  Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is pirouetting into the Rhode Island gubernatorial race.  Kwan is featured in a new ad supporting her husband, Clay Pell, in the state’s Democratic primary. The 30-second ad titled “Equality” is Kwan’s attempt to appeal to the state’s… Read More »

The Note
Jul 24, 2014 2:26pm

The One Issue 91-Year-Old Bob Dole Is Still Fighting for

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is making the rounds — everywhere from the plains of Kansas to the marbled halls of Capitol Hill. Dole, who celebrated his 91st birthday this week, returned to Capitol Hill for what could be his final legislative push —… Read More »