By Benjamin Siegel

Jul 24, 2014 5:00pm

The Koch Brothers Want To Scare The Obamacare Out Of You

Some people have an unnatural fear of clowns, particularly creepy clowns. Some Republicans feel the same way about Obamacare. A “Creepy Care-nival” held on the National Mall in Washington, DC this week was intended to combine the two and make young people terrified of Obamacare…. Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Jul 24, 2014 3:46pm

Former Olympic Skater Michelle Kwan Stars In Political Ad For Hubby

  Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is pirouetting into the Rhode Island gubernatorial race.  Kwan is featured in a new ad supporting her husband, Clay Pell, in the state’s Democratic primary. The 30-second ad titled “Equality” is Kwan’s attempt to appeal to the state’s… Read More »

Jul 24, 2014 2:26pm

The One Issue 91-Year-Old Bob Dole Is Still Fighting for

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is making the rounds — everywhere from the plains of Kansas to the marbled halls of Capitol Hill. Dole, who celebrated his 91st birthday this week, returned to Capitol Hill for what could be his final legislative push —… Read More »

By Noah Weiland

Jul 24, 2014 1:39pm

Five Ways Paul Ryan Thinks He Can End Poverty

Rep. Paul Ryan thinks the federal government should stop its habit of treating poverty as a series of isolated problems and start listening to the “boots on the ground,” local community leaders fighting for different results. Today, Ryan, R-Wisconsin, released an anti-poverty proposal he coined an… Read More »

Jul 24, 2014 12:15pm

Republican Govs Split With Chris Christie Over New York Candidate

Once upon a time, the Republican governors in the country were unified behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Not anymore. The unity was fractured this week over Christie’s decision to withhold Republican Governors Association support from New York gubernatorial contender Rob Astorino. Instead of backing… Read More »

By ABC News

Jul 24, 2014 10:49am

‘Capital Games’: How Congress Saved the Baseball Hall of Fame

ABC News’ Rick Klein (@rickklein) and ESPN’s Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) report:  A two-time MVP outfielder and a United States senator say the congressional hearings on steroids in baseball nearly a decade ago had a direct impact on preventing players tainted by the baseball’s steroids era… Read More »

Jul 24, 2014 9:03am

How To Turn A National Crisis Into A National Tragedy

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Quick – how do you turn a national crisis into a national tragedy? One way is to do nothing at all. On one level, it’s completely unsurprising that Washington is resigned to the fact that… Read More »

Jul 23, 2014 7:51pm

Soldiers Reunite with Dogs They Served With in Iraq and Afghanistan

They’re the four-legged veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – military war dogs, doing everything from sniffing out explosive devices on the battlefield to providing companionship to soldiers during wartime. Three of these dogs traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday with the same service… Read More »

Jul 23, 2014 6:53pm

GOP NY Governor Candidate to Confront Chris Christie Over Remarks on Viability

Expect it to be rocky in Aspen. Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is planning on confronting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over comments he made earlier in the week about his campaign’s viability against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Monday while campaigning in Connecticut… Read More »

By Jake Lefferman

Jul 23, 2014 6:35pm

Bipartisan Agreement, at Least on Baseball and Hot Dogs

At least Congress can decide on two things: baseball and hot dogs. As partisan tensions mount and the August recess fast approaches, Washington lawmakers and their staffers took a break from politics to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Sure, the border crisis remains unsolved, the… Read More »