Jul 28, 2014 8:59am

Capitol Hill’s Unfinished Business

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BOEHNER OUTLINES LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA: In a USA Today Op-Ed House Speaker John Boehner details his big goal for the week: “President Obama has overstepped his constitutional authority — and it is the responsibility of the House of Representatives to… Read More »

Jul 27, 2014 9:04pm

David Duchovny Stars in Russian Nostalgic/Nationalist Beer Ad

Plugging Russian-made beer Siberian Crown, David Duchovny appears in a two-and-a-half-minute ad, titled “You Have Things to Be Proud Of,” with heavy themes of pro-Russian nostalgia and cultural nationalism. “This is the country where I was born and raised. But there is another country, where… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 26, 2014 3:36pm

Book Excerpt: ‘The Harding Affair’

Excerpted from The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage During the Great War by James David Robenalt. Copyright (c) 2011 by the author and reprinted by permission of Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Chapter 12: “Fate Timed That Marvelous Coincidence”  The last moments… Read More »

Jul 25, 2014 4:37pm

More Undocumented Kids, Especially Girls, Crossing the Border: Report

Unaccompanied girls fleeing Central America and caught at the Southwest border has increased 77% since last year, and far more rapidly than the number of boys, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. The analysis, which looks at data provided by the Department… Read More »

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 »

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »