Sep 15, 2014 6:14pm

Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa

Are Clintonisms the new Bidenisms? In a free-flowing speech at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry over the weekend, former president Bill Clinton talked about everything from his evolving sense of style to Woodstock to his grandfather’s cows.  “I wanted to be here to honor… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 15, 2014 6:05pm

Minnesota Congressman Targeted by Bill Maher Goes on the Attack

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., isn’t about to let TV host Bill Maher push him around. After recently being named the “winning loser” of Maher’s “Flip the District” campaign, Kline struck back with statements criticizing both Maher and his Democratic opponent, Mike Obermueller. “Minnesotans are tired… Read More »

Sep 15, 2014 9:17am

Is Iowa Ready For Hillary?

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  IF AND WHEN HILLARY CLINTON RUNS FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN, history will record that her campaign began in all but name with a swarm of young and “ready” activists, stage-managed banter about grilled hunks of Iowa meat, and a concession that… Read More »

Sep 14, 2014 7:53pm

Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Here at the Iowa Steak Fry you can’t miss them even if you tried. Members of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Ready for Hillary are out in droves: signing up new volunteers, slapping their bumper stickers on attendees’ cars, handing out T-shirts… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 13, 2014 8:51am

Bill Maher Takes Aim at Minnesota Congressman

Incumbent GOP Rep. John Kline’s Minnesota congressional seat is a little less safe today thanks to comedian and television host Bill Maher. Maher has decided to target Kline for his “Flip A District” campaign, a midterm election-themed segment on his HBO show, “Real Time with… Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 8:32am

Sen. Gillibrand: If Goodell Lied, ‘He Has to Step Down’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, has tentatively added her voice to the rising chorus calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s resignation in the wake of the Ray Rice incident. “If he lied, then he has to step down,” Gillibrand said on the latest episode of… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Sep 12, 2014 6:34pm

Rep. Mark Sanford Splits With Argentine ‘Soul Mate’

Rep. Mark Sanford has decided to “call off” his engagement to the Argentine “soul mate” he had a intercontinental, extra-marital affair with as governor in 2009. The announcement of the split with Maria Belen Chapur was buried in a 2,349-word Friday Facebook post responding to… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 12, 2014 6:05pm

Obama Makes Good on World Cup Bet, Sends Sam Adams to Belgium

Hey @BarackObama, I am betting some great Belgian beers that our @BelRedDevils will make it to the quarter final! :-) #ComeOnBelgium #BEL — Elio Di Rupo (@eliodirupo) June 26, 2014 During the height of World Cup fever back in June, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 12, 2014 5:10pm

Ex-Ford CEO May Be Mulling Presidential Bid

The former president and CEO of Ford Motors may be eyeing an even more impressive title: President of the United States. Asked by ABC News’ Dan Harris if he would ever make a bid for the White House, Alan Mulally pointedly did not rule it… Read More »

Sep 12, 2014 3:37pm

In Shift, White House Calls ISIS Fight A ‘War’

One day after denying the U.S. is engaged in “a war” against ISIS militants, the White House today said  a war is in fact underway, indicating it’s an extension of the ongoing campaign against Islamic extremists. “The United States is at war with ISIL in… Read More »