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 »

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 »