Sep 23, 2014 11:16am

Obama Outlines Khorasan Threat for the 1st Time

ANALYSIS: Today is the first time President Obama has uttered the word “Khorasan” in public. Indeed, we can find no example of any White House official ever mentioning this al Qaeda cell by name in public. The group has never even been mentioned in any of… Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 10:57am

Scott Brown Says President Obama Is ‘Confused’ About ISIS

As Americans woke up this morning to news of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, expect this development as well as the threat of terror to the homeland to continue to have a deep impact on the November midterm elections. In the New Hampshire Senate… Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 10:41am

White House Security Fence Before and After

In the wake of Friday’s fence-jumping incident, the White House is stepping up security with one of the most basic defenses in its toolkit: a second, shorter fence in front of the existing one. The new portable fence is about waist high and appears to… Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 9:02am

Strikes In Syria

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES U.S. STRIKES ISIS TARGETS IN SYRIA: The United States expanded its fight against ISIS with airstrikes in Syria Monday night with a barrage of firepower that included Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles and a stealth F-22 Raptor, ABC’s MARTHA RADDATZ, LUIS MARTINEZ and LEE FERRAN… Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 5:25am

5 Obama Handshakes to Watch at the United Nations

President Obama arrives at the United Nations headquarters later today for a whirlwind three days of meetings, forums, receptions and lots, and lots of handshakes. Representatives of more than 193 states will attend the U.N. General Assembly, including more than 120 presidents and prime ministers…. Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 5:19pm

Kissing Congressman – and His Wife – Ask Louisiana Voters to Forgive

The kissing congressman is back. This time, he’s with his wife. Rep. Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who was caught on surveillance video passionately kissing a married woman on his staff, released a new TV commercial today. His wife is looking into his eyes, praising… Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 3:48pm

Elizabeth Warren Rouses Emily’s List, But They Talk About Hillary

NEW YORK–Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren lit up a crowd of Democratic activists and donors today speaking at a fundraiser for a powerful group that backs women candidates, just across town at the same time Hillary Clinton kicked off the Clinton Foundation’s annual Clinton Global Initiative… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 22, 2014 3:18pm

Donald Trump Twitter Gaffe Sends Sen. Mitch McConnell to House

Donald Trump has never been shy when it comes to backing Republican politicians. The businessman took to his Twitter account today to call Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes a “rookie,” while he voiced his support for Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. But in his enthusiasm,… Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 10:10am

Here’s What Happens When a US Senator Helps LSU Fan Do a Keg Stand

It was just another day on the campaign trail in Louisiana for Sen. Mary Landrieu. Shaking hands, kissing babies … and helping a man drink from a keg? For the vulnerable Democrat facing a tough re-election bid come November, the answer to all three of… Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 9:05am

White House Insecurity

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HAPPENING TODAY: Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled for an appearance today in Federal Court. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, is facing charges of… Read More »