Aug 30, 2014 8:42pm

Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come”… Read More »

By Noah Weiland

Aug 29, 2014 7:31pm

Mississippi Judge Rejects Bid to Overturn GOP Runoff Results

A Mississippi judge  threw out a lawsuit today filed by Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, who was seeking to overturn Senator Thad Cochran’s narrow victory in their June primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee ruled that McDaniel failed to file the challenge within the 20-day period required… Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 1:25pm

3 Million Refugees Have Fled Syria, UN Agency Says

More than 3 million people have sought refuge from the fighting in Syria, the United Nations’ refugee agency announced today. That means the Syrian crisis, which has persisted since a civilian uprising began in 2011, is the biggest refugee operation in the UNHCR’s 64-year history,… Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 9:20am

The Note: No Strategy

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good)   NOTABLES ‘WE DON’T HAVE A STRATEGY YET’: President Obama said Thursday that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria. When the president was… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 4:58pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence on Ferguson

Just off a three-week vacation in the Hamptons, Hillary Clinton used her first day back on the speaking circuit Thursday to address the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, applauding President Obama for his response to the protests and calling for a nationwide effort to improve racial… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 4:25pm

Canadian, Russian NATO Missions Troll Each Other On Twitter

In case the actual war in Ukraine wasn’t enough, there’s also a Twitter battle raging between the Canadian and Russian missions to NATO. It all started with the Canadian Twitter account, which on Wednesday tweeted a snarky map intended to “help” the Russian soldiers who… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 3:06pm

Immigration Sit-In Outside White House Results in About 100 Arrests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second time in a month, progressive activists disillusioned with the Obama administration’s immigration policies intentionally had themselves arrested outside the White House in what they called an act of “civil disobedience.” The highly choreographed sit-in, organized by a coalition of… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 2:51pm

VA Scandal Taking Center Role in 2014 Political Ads

Judging by candidates’ ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America’s veterans. This month alone, 23 House races and 10 Senate races have seen over 13,000 airings of television ads on the topic of veterans’ healthcare… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 1:07pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Recalls ‘Porky’ Crack By Male Colleague

In her upcoming book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reveals she was the subject of insensitive comments about her weight from male colleagues in the House and Senate. According to an excerpt posted by PEOPLE magazine, Gillibrand details an incident in her book… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 11:32am

Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama’s talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Republicans insist they are not interested in another shutdown and that… Read More »