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 »

By Noah Weiland

Jul 23, 2014 4:49pm

Harding’s Love Letters to Mistress May Actually Help His Image, Historians Say

The now notorious love letters of former President Warren Harding may ironically be the basis of a belated campaign to improve the image of the  man generally considered to be one of the country’s worst presidents. Harding’s grandnephew Richard Harding made the case before a… Read More »

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 »