Jul 23, 2014 2:00pm

A Conservative Thriller? ‘Persecuted’ Director Aims For Mainstream

The next D.C. political suspense movie isn’t what you’d expect. The forthcoming “Persecuted” is  a lowbudget affair with some heavy political themes that appeal to conservatives and that its creator hopes will find a broader audience. The thriller explores themes of government censorship, conspiracy theories,… Read More »

Jul 23, 2014 12:49pm

Despite Cameo, Ted Cruz Not a ‘True Blood’ Fan

He may have landed a cameo on the hit show, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is apparently not a fan of HBO’s “True Blood.” The Curious Case of L.A.’s Tattooed Ted Cruz Posters Ted Cruz and Canada Officially Part Ways Following a particularly grizzly episode… Read More »

Jul 23, 2014 11:32am

People Keep Trying to Sneak Guns Into the US Capitol

A man was arrested this morning attempting to enter the Cannon House Office Building with a loaded firearm concealed inside a bag, U.S. Capitol Police said. “A firearm was recovered as a result of an administrative search at the rotunda door of the Cannon House… Read More »

Jul 23, 2014 9:57am

Why Kerry Could Fly Into Tel Aviv Despite FAA Flight Ban

Just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a temporary FAA ban on U.S. flight to Tel Aviv was in the best interest of Americans, Kerry himself flew into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport. The FAA’s prohibition does not… Read More »

Jul 23, 2014 8:57am

Obama Cashes In Out West

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IN THE MONEY: President Obama wakes up in San Francisco this morning and has a full day of fundraising on the West Coast, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. Today, the president attends a House Majority PAC event in San Francisco, followed… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 5:22pm

‘NSA in da House’: State Dept. Doesn’t Object

German artist Oliver Bienkowski probably wasn’t seeking the U.S. government’s approval when he projected onto the U.S. embassy in Berlin, early last Saturday, the words “NSA in da House” beside a peace sign and an image of President Obama wearing a backwards baseball cap. But… Read More »

By Caleb Jackson

Jul 22, 2014 5:08pm

The Terminator and Chuck Schumer Have Found Something to Agree on

Seems like Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former movie star and Republican governor of California, and Chuck Schumer, the long-time Democratic senator from New York, wouldn’t have much in common. Turns out, they both see eye to eye on at least one issue: Open primaries. Schwarzenegger publicly… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 3:38pm

Joe Biden’s DJ Nephew Is Taking the Music Industry by Storm

There’s an up-and-coming D.J. on the New York scene. He spins at Montauk hotspot the Surf Lodge, Hamptons parties hosted by club promoter Ronnie Flynn, and “Saturday Night Live” after-parties. Oh, and his uncle happens to be the vice president. Jamie Biden, 32, is taking… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 2:24pm

Apollo 11 Astronauts at the White House: Then and Now

Legendary moonwalker Buzz Aldrin may have been “out of town” when the world celebrated Apollo 11′s lunar landing, but he marked the anniversary today with a presidential handshake and a meeting in the Oval Office — the same spot from whence President Nixon made that… Read More »

Jul 22, 2014 2:18pm

Pre-Teens Account for Sharpest Spike in Unaccompanied Child Migrants

Children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without parents are increasingly younger, according to newly released figures by the Pew Research Center. Sixteen percent of the minors who’ve crossed illegally and unaccompanied in fiscal year 2014, ending Sept. 30, were 12 and younger, compared with 9 percent… Read More »