By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 18, 2014 12:28pm

U.S. Senate Candidate Gets Boost From ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

Winter, er, Election Day is coming. Enter for your chance to hang out with wolves, dragons and… New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall? Ok, maybe the wolves and dragons will be no shows, but Udall’s campaign has enlisted the help of “Game of Thrones” author George… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 8:40am

The Senate’s Turn

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE APPROVES OBAMA’S PLAN, SENATE VOTES TODAY: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s request to authorize the U.S. military to train and equip vetted Syrian opposition forces in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS, sending the bill… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 11:39pm

Obamas Bend Ban on Selfies for Cute Kids

Ever since President Obama inadvertently got in hot water for appearing in a sponsored Samsung selfie tweet with Big Papi, he and the first lady have largely avoided self-shot photos with fans in crowds. But on Wednesday, in separate cities, the president and first lady… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 6:29pm

Joe Biden Refers to Asia as ‘The Orient’

DES MOINES, Iowa – Vice President Joe Biden described Asia as “the Orient’ in a speech here today, hours after he apologized for using a word that could be perceived as anti-Semitic. “You know, on the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 6:16pm

Phoenix Wait-Lists ‘Contributed’ to VA Deaths

Delays caused by secret waiting lists “contributed” to deaths at the Phoenix VA earlier this year, an assistant inspector general who helped draft a controversial Inspector General report admitted today under intense questioning by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The assertion by Dr. John Daigh… Read More »

By Freda Kahen-Kashi

Sep 17, 2014 5:19pm

Arrest for Trying to Watch Volleyball Lands Iranian Woman in Solitary Confinement

A roaring crowd gathered outside Iran’s Azadi Stadium to watch the Iranian national volleyball team play a qualifying match against Italy, an exciting day for anyone fluent in the universal language of sports, and a life-changing moment for Ghoncheh Ghavami. The British-Iranian citizen, 25, was… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 4:10pm

Biden Rolls into Iowa With Nuns on a Bus

DES MOINES, Iowa–Just three days after Hillary Clinton visited the presidential testing grounds of Iowa, Vice President Biden was right behind her with a populist speech that sounded at times like it was 2016. Although this trip was an official White House visit, in Iowa… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 3:37pm

Benghazi Committee Probes Steps to Improve Diplomatic Security

A little more than two years since four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, the Benghazi Select Committee held its first public hearing today — examining the steps the Department of State has taken to improve diplomatic security around the world in the wake of… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 17, 2014 2:51pm

Why One Congressman Is Tweeting Out the Whole Constitution

Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, celebrated as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, re-learn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating Constitution… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 17, 2014 1:19pm

Financial Guru Suze Orman Backs Elizabeth Warren for President, Not Hillary Clinton

CNBC TV host and finance expert Suze Orman just loves Sen. Elizabeth Warren — and she wants to tell everyone about it. Asked if she would vote for Warren over Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, Orman offered a hearty “yes” in front of an… Read More »