Dec 23, 2014 8:46pm

Man With Alleged Bag of Ecstasy Arrested at US Capitol

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a checkpoint at the Capitol Tuesday afternoon allegedly in possession of a large quantity of Ecstasy pills, prompting a joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, ABC News has learned exclusively. The man, identified by USCP as Dennis… Read More »

Dec 23, 2014 8:48am

Is Michael Grimm A Goner?

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  NEW YORK REP. MICHAEL GRIMM EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FELONY TAX CHARGE. Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to plead guilty to a felony tax charge, federal officials told ABC News. Grimm, R-New York, is alleged to have solicited and… Read More »

Dec 22, 2014 8:52am

Rubio vs. Rand: Feuding Like It’s 2016

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES RUBIO CALLS RAND PAUL ‘CHIEF CHEERLEADER’ OF OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY: Sen. Marco Rubio responded to criticism from fellow Republican and potential 2016 presidential rival Sen. Rand Paul over his position on Cuba, insisting that he would oppose the “Obama-Paul foreign… Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 9:16pm

U.S. Seeks Help from China with Korean Hackers

WASHINGTON — The United States has asked for the cooperation of China to help combat the destructive cyber-attack on U.S. information systems the government says was carried out by North Korea. The attack has created fears of attacks in the U.S. and caused Sony to… Read More »

Dec 19, 2014 8:57am

Obama’s Year To Remember — And To Forget

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama holds his annual year-end press conference at 1:30 pm ET in the White House briefing room. Obama last fielded reporters’ questions the day after the mid-term elections and there’s a lot of new… Read More »

Dec 18, 2014 9:07am

A New Day For Cuba

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES EXCLUSIVE — OBAMA DOESN’T RULE OUT PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TO CUBA: ‘LET’S SEE.’ Marking an abrupt sea change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, President Obama said he is open to visiting the communist Caribbean country before he leaves office. “I don’t… Read More »

Dec 17, 2014 6:16pm

McSally Recount Win Gives GOP Biggest Majority Since 1929

Six weeks after Election Day, the lone Congressional race left uncalled has been decided: Republican Martha McSally, a former Air Force colonel, has defeated her two-time opponent, incumbent Rep. Ron Barber, by a razor-thin 167 votes in Arizona’s 2nd  district. This afternoon an Arizona judge… Read More »

Dec 17, 2014 9:05am

What The Alan Gross Release Means

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES EXCLUSIVE — AMERICAN ALAN GROSS RELEASED FROM CUBA AFTER FIVE YEARS: Held for five years in Cuba, 65-year-old American contractor Alan Gross has been released from prison and is en route to U.S. soil, ABC’s JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALLreport. In… Read More »

Dec 16, 2014 8:56am

What Americans Really Think About Torture

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SIX IN 10 AMERICANS SEE CIA ACTIONS AS JUSTIFIED: Six in 10 Americans say the CIA’s treatment of suspected terrorists was justified, more than half think it produced important, unique intelligence, according to ABC’s GARY LANGER. Those results in a… Read More »

Dec 15, 2014 9:10am

Senate’s Making A List And Checking It Twice

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In a rare Saturday session, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure that would fund most of the government for nine months, capping off a week of high-stakes drama over the funding bill and… Read More »