By Veronica Stracqualursi

Oct 2, 2014 10:59am

Why There Is a HUGE Face on The National Mall

The National Mall looks different today. You may only notice what looks like a zen garden while walking past it. But from up above the Washington Monument, you’ll notice a face. The face is a 6-acre portrait shaped by Cuban American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, who… Read More »

Oct 2, 2014 9:10am

Obama’s Road To Refocus

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS BACK ON THE ROAD TODAY, trying to refocus attention on his economic record and agenda ahead of the midterms. In a speech at Northwestern University, the president will tout American economic leadership, much as he addressed the role… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 10:22pm

Hillary Clinton Comforts Military Families Who’ve Lost Loved Ones

In her first public appearance since the weekend birth of granddaughter Charlotte, Hillary Clinton spoke at an event this evening in New York for an organization that cares for the families of fallen military members, who greeted her with moving stories of their loved ones…. Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 3:39pm

White House Fence Jumper Enters Not Guilty Plea

Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of jumping a perimeter fence and running through the first floor of the White House armed with a knife, appeared in federal court today as his lawyer entered a plea of “not guilty” to the charges against him. Gonzalez, wearing… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 12:55pm

Senators Want Pentagon Probe of Sex Abuse Intimidation Claims

Two senators are asking the Pentagon to investigate claims by female soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, that senior commanders discouraged them from reporting additional sexual assaults. The allegations emerged during the trial of a drill sergeant at the base who was convicted of sexually… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 10:45am

Senior Congressional Democrat on Secret Service Director: ‘This Lady Has to Go’

  After sleeping on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s testimony, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the most senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had a change of heart and is now calling for Pierson’s resignation. “The president is not well served…I think this lady… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 9:39am

‘Capital Games’: Behind Congress’ ‘Attack’ on NFL Tax Breaks

A raft of damaging headlines have sparked new efforts on Capitol Hill to hit the NFL where it hurts: in the pocketbook. New bills were introduced in recent weeks to strip the National Football League of its not-for-profit status, which it holds despite the billions… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 9:04am

Where Americans Stand on Strikes

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SEVEN IN 10 AMERICANS SUPPORT AIR STRIKES against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, but far fewer back sending U.S. forces to Iraq as advisers – evidence in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll of the political risks of returning U.S. soldiers… Read More »

Sep 30, 2014 8:36am

Grill on the Hill: Secret Service Edition

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT WE LEARNED: ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE and JOHN PARKINSON reported yesterday that the man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way far into the property before being tackled in the… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 29, 2014 6:22pm

Why Mitt Romney, Barbra Streisand and Karl Rove Keep Emailing You

You’ve been getting a lot of emails, so I’ll make this quick: These past few days Mitt Romney has been flooding inboxes with emails that begin exactly like the sentence above. The chances you’ve received an email from Mitt Romney are high if you have… Read More »