Jul 22, 2014 8:59am

Georgia On Our Minds

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TIME TO PICK A CANDIDATE: Two months of Republican-on-Republican badmouthing will finally come to an end in Georgia tonight, according to ABC’s CHRIS GOOD. Either Rep. Jack Kingston or former Dollar General CEO David Perdue will become the GOP candidate… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 5:30am

New Alison Lundergan Grimes Ad Hits Mitch McConnell on ‘Not My Job’ Comment

Alison Lundergan Grimes’ is out with a new television ad  hitting her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on comments he made about his role in  job creation in April. ABC News got a sneak peak of Grimes’ second television ad featuring Kentuckians asking questions to… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 4:04am

Primary Season Continues: Georgia Votes in Run-Off

ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe and Christopher Good report, with  FiveThirtyEight.com’s Harry Enten: WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? Voters in Georgia will cast ballots in primary run-offs today. One race, the GOP run-off for the open Georgia Senate seat, will set up a  2014 fight between tonight’s… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 3:00am

Hillary Clinton: Israel ‘Provoked’ By Hamas

During back-to-back Facebook and Twitter chats Monday evening, Hillary Clinton weighed in again on the growing tensions in the Middle East, reiterating her hope for a ceasefire in the region and stressing her view that Israel has largely been “provoked” by Hamas throughout the conflict…. Read More »

Jul 21, 2014 9:41pm

Gun Control Takes Center Stage on Chris Christie Conn. Trip

GREENWICH, Conn. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Connecticut to campaign with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, but the issue of gun control dominated the evening. Outside one of the fundraisers Christie attended, he was greeted  by about 170 protesters angry at his… Read More »

Jul 21, 2014 7:30pm

Will National Guard Help Stop Immigrant Influx in Texas?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls it “Operation Strong Safety,” but critics say it’s closer to “operation symbolic act.” Perry announced today that 1,000 National Guard troops would be deployed over the next month to the southern border. But by law, they can’t make arrests and… Read More »

Jul 21, 2014 7:08pm

John Kerry Arrives in Cairo to Broker Ceasefire as Israel/Gaza Fighting Rages on

CAIRO, EGYPT — As fighting in between neighboring Israel and Gaza rages on, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here with a mission to try to stop the bloodshed — but his first task is to get the many stakeholders in the region to agree… Read More »

Jul 21, 2014 6:51pm

Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts Awarded Medal of Honor for Valor in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts is the sole survivor of an outpost that came under fierce attack in one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan. And today, the former paratrooper became the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in… Read More »

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Jul 21, 2014 5:39pm

Close Encounters With Vladimir Putin: What Joe Biden And George W. Bush Saw

Vice President Joe Biden and former President George W. Bush both looked into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s eyes — but they each saw very different things. Biden recently told the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos of a 2011 meeting with Putin. The vice president got close… Read More »

Jul 21, 2014 5:07pm

President Obama Reveals His Top 5 Secrets to Success

Speaking at an event today promoting My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative designed to help at-risk youth navigate tough school districts, a particularly earnest President Obama reflected on the principles that got him all the way to the White House. The president, who has remarked that he… Read More »