The Note
Jul 4, 2014 7:07am

Six Facts That Will Make You Feel Old on First Daughter’s Sweet 16

First daughter Malia Obama, just 10 years old when her father took office, turns sweet 16 on July 4 – a milestone President Obama joked is “a little worrisome.” The young girl we remember as a die-hard “Hannah Montana” fan clamoring for a White House puppy… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

The Note
Jul 4, 2014 7:00am

Star Spangled Banner Myths Debunked

Have you ever heard that the national anthem was originally written as a drinking song? Or that its writer came up with the lyrics as he was held prisoner aboard a British ship? This year marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written by… Read More »

By Jake Lefferman

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 6:59pm

Schuyler Lives Up to Hype, Crowned Burger Eating Champ

What’s more American than eating burgers in the nation’s capital? Eating 26 burgers in the nation’s capital. And that’s just what Molly Schuyler did Thursday afternoon at the Z-Burger annual eating contest, beating out her all-male competition to become the first woman to take home… Read More »

National Security
Jul 3, 2014 6:05pm

US Military Role in Iraq Will Be Different This Time, Top Brass Says

When it comes to U.S. military involvement in Iraq, ”mission creep” is the wrong phrase to use, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said today, noting it should instead be “mission match.” That’s because the U.S. military assessment teams currently working in… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 3, 2014 5:35pm

Sunday on ‘This Week’: Texas Governor Rick Perry

Following their testimony at a Homeland Security Committee field hearing this week on the crisis on the border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Bishop Mark Seitz of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Texas come to “This Week” Sunday. Plus, in his first interview since… Read More »

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 3:31pm

Kurds Push for Independence From Baghdad as US Pushes Back

Leaders from the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Iraq are in Washington this week telling the Obama administration that it must accept the fact that the Kurds are pursuing full independence, even if the U.S. prefers that they defer any such moves until the political situation… Read More »

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 2:26pm

Could Hurricane Arthur Extinguish DC Fireworks?

DC fireworks fans, you’re in for a spectacular Independence Day display – as long as Hurricane Arthur doesn’t spoil the show. We’re looking forward to launching the #July4th fireworks this Friday. Here’s a preview! #NationalMall4th — National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) July 2, 2014 The first fuse of… Read More »

By Caleb Jackson

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 2:07pm

Did President Obama’s Twitter Team Just Ruin Throwback Thursday?

President Obama’s Twitter account, which is operated by the Organizing for Action team and not the president himself, decided to use social media’s Throwback Thursday trend to address the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby decision. The OFA camp tweeted ”Throwback to last week when a woman—not her… Read More »

By Jon Garcia

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 1:47pm

Obama Talks Up Rosy Jobs Numbers and ‘Economic Patriotism’

President Obama made an unscheduled trip to a D.C.-based tech start-up to cheer about the rosy jobs numbers released this morning and promote his economic strategy. “We have made enormous strides, thanks to the incredible hard work of the American people and American businesses that… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 11:23am

GOP Fights ‘War on Women’ Stamp with Battleground States Recruiting Effort

Carly Fiorina is hitting back against accusations Republicans have a so-called “war on women.” The former Republican Senate candidate from California has started a political action committee to help Republicans woo women in 2014 – and challenge Democrats’ claims that the GOP is on the… Read More »