Aug 22, 2014 9:18am

The Note: Rick Perry on the Road Again

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES RICK PERRY IS ON TO NEW HAMPSHIRE: Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been defiant in the face of his recent indictment, and he’s taking laps around the nation’s major political destinations. Having visited D.C. for a speech at Heritage yesterday,… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Aug 21, 2014 7:20pm

Ice-Bucket Buzzkill: Lawmakers, Government Officials Can’t Participate

Government officials may soon find themselves in hot water if they continue to insist on dumping buckets of ice on their heads. Participation in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the country in recent weeks–and has even reached the halls of Congress. WATCH: ’Ice Bucket… Read More »

Aug 21, 2014 2:58pm

Perry Warns Terrorists Could Infiltrate US Through Border

Just two days after smiling for a mugshot, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his message to conservatives in Washington, D.C., quickly turning from talk of his indictment to weighing in on the threat ISIS poses to the United States. In a speech at the Heritage… Read More »

Aug 21, 2014 9:25am

The Note: Two Governors Fight to Stay Afloat

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good)   NOTABLES EXCLUSIVE: EMILY’S LIST SPENDS BIG IN GA: Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn finally has some big-spending outside help in her race against former Dollar General CEO and Republican nominee David Perdue. EMILY’s List tells ABC it has bought $1 million… Read More »

Aug 21, 2014 6:30am

EMILY’s List Drops Big Money in Georgia Senate Race

There’s a new big spender in Georgia. EMILY’s List, the political action committee that supports pro-abortion-rights Democratic female candidates, has bought $1 million of air time in Atlanta’s media market to run a TV ad attacking the business record of Republican Senate candidate and former… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Aug 20, 2014 2:18pm

Rick Perry’s Mugshot vs. Official Governor’s Portrait, Which Is Better?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself into authorities Tuesday and posed for what might be one of the best looking political mugshots in history. The question is, did Rick Perry take his mugshot with all the gubernatorial swagger expected of his office? And how does his… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 12:53pm

Rick Perry Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today pleaded not guilty to two felony charges on which he was indicted relating to a 2013 veto threat. Perry’s attorneys entered the not guilty plea this morning and waived his formal arraignment scheduled for Friday morning. “The waiver of arraignment… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 10:59am

Bush’s Birthday Gift to Clinton a Bucket of Cold Water?

When former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager, pro-golfer Rory McIlroy, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and philanthropist Woody Johnson nominated President George W. Bush for the ice bucket challenge to strike out ALS, the former president wasn’t sure that pouring a pail of… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 8:52am

Grappling With A Gruesome Video

By ARLETTE SAENZ (@arlettesaenz)  NOTABLES A HORRIFYING VIDEO: The U.S. intelligence community is working to authenticate a chilling video appearing to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley by a militant identifying himself as part of the Islamic State.  ABC’s JONATHAN KARL reports a… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 8:41am

White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist

ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of a video Tuesday night… Read More »