Aug 27, 2014 12:01pm

Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race

An unexpected issue popped up in the Arkansas Senate race this week — Ebola. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., released an ad titled “Emergency Response,” highlighting the recent Ebola outbreak, saying his opponent Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted against funding for medical disaster aid. The Arkansas… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 8:30am

The Note: Obama Mulls Options for Airstrikes Over Syria

By JOHN R. PARKINSON (@jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA APPROVES ISIS SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS OVER SYRIA: President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed. The… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 9:30am

The Note: Foley Video on the Campaign Trail

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES SENATE CAMPAIGN USES PHOTO OF JAMES FOLEY’S EXECUTIONER. In a video posted to his campaign’s YouTube account Monday, New Mexico Senate candidate Allen Weh uses a brief still image of American journalist James Foley’s killer. The image of Foley’s executioner,… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 7:00am

House Clears Up to $350K for Lawsuit Against Obama

The House of Representatives has hired Baker & Hostetler, one of America’s largest law firms, to the tune of $500 an hour, but a total not to exceed $350,000, to represent the lower chamber in its lawsuit against President Obama. In one of its final… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 4:00am

The Primary Primer: 12 Races to Watch in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and Oklahoma

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? We are getting closer to the end of primary season and today we have four more states voting with ballots being cast in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and run-offs in Oklahoma. It’s the second to last primary day we have left and… Read More »

Aug 25, 2014 9:33pm

Oklahoma Sued for Drawing the Blinds on Botched Execution

Prompted by the botched execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett, the ACLU today filed a lawsuit alleging that state prison officials violated reporters’ First Amendment rights when they drew the shade nearly 30 minutes before Lockett’s death. “Because of the State’s use of… Read More »

Aug 25, 2014 11:05am

British Embassy Celebrates Burning the White House 200 Years Ago, Apologizes

As it turns out, Americans don’t like being reminded that British troops once set fire to the White House. After joking about the anniversary of British troops invading Washington, D.C., and burning the White House in 1814, the British embassy in D.C. apologized Sunday night…. Read More »

Aug 25, 2014 9:28am

The Note: Vacation Ends for Obama

 By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES THE PRESIDENT RETURNS: President Obama is back at the White House after another week in Martha’s Vineyard (and, as Politico described it, a “vacation from Hell”). Marine One touched down on the South Lawn just after 10:20 p.m. last night,… Read More »

Aug 23, 2014 8:52pm

Rick Perry Honors James Foley In His New Hampshire Hometown

ROCHESTER, N.H. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry commemorated the life of James Foley, the American journalist brutally murdered by ISIS, in his New Hampshire hometown today, merely miles from where Foley’s parents live. “This young man personified what courage is all about. He showed us… Read More »

Aug 23, 2014 8:45am

Six Questions For Washington Free Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti

This week we asked Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, six questions about President Obama, Iraq, 2016 – and Kate Upton. 1] Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Obama for playing golf after he delivered the statement addressing the brutal… Read More »