Feb 26, 2015 8:04am

3 Reasons Why CPAC Is ‘American Idol’ For Political Nerds

By MICHAEL FALCONE and ERIN DOOLEY NOTABLES DO YOU CPAC? The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, will draw almost all of the Republican Party’s likely presidential contenders to the Washington, DC area over the next three days. They’re each given 20 minutes… Read More »

Feb 25, 2015 9:04am

Shutdown Countdown at DHS

By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES THE CLOCK IS TICKING but so far there doesn’t seem to be a clear plan to send President Obama a bill before a lapse in funding occurs at the Department of Homeland Security, ABC’s JOHN PARKINSON and ARLETTE SAENZ report. Senate… Read More »

Feb 24, 2015 9:05am

Three Things To Watch Today

By MICHAEL FALCONE and ARLETTE SAENZ NOTABLES HOMELAND SECURITY SHUTDOWN WATCH: With the clock ticking down before funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill that he hopes will get the Senate “unstuck” from its current… Read More »

Feb 23, 2015 8:30am

Scott Walker: That Was Then, This Is Now

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  HERE’S A BRIEF REVIEW OF SCOTT WALKER’S WEEKEND: “Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian” (Washington Post); “Scott Walker: ‘I Don’t Really Know’ Whether Obama Loves America” (Huffington Post); “Walker feeling the heat” (Politico). The Wisconsin… Read More »

Feb 20, 2015 8:53am

The Note: “An Ugly Lie” and a Coming Ground Offensive

  The Note 2/20/2015 The Note: “An Ugly Lie” and a Coming Ground Offensive     By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe)   NOTABLES IRAQI GROUND OFFENSIVE TO RETAKE MOSUL COULD BE LAUNCHED AS EARLY AS APRIL. U.S. military officials believe that the Iraqi offensive to retake… Read More »

Feb 19, 2015 8:39am

The Note: Jeb Bush, A Family Matter

The Note 2/19/2015 The Note: Jeb Bush, A Family Matter   By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe)   NOTABLES   JEB BUSH ANALYSIS–ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Can you be your own man while sharing a last name with other men with complicated legacies inside and outside your own… Read More »

Feb 18, 2015 9:01am

The Note: Countering Extremism

The Note 2/18/2015 The Note: Countering Extremism By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe)   NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE COUNTERING EXTREMISM SUMMIT DAY TWO:  This summit is about promoting a softer approach often overlooked in the fight against extremism, reports ABC’s DEVIN DWYER.  In an L.A. Times op-ed out… Read More »

Feb 17, 2015 8:59am

The Note: Obama’s Immigration Actions Hit a Speed Bump

The Note 2/17/2015 The Note: Obama’s Immigration Actions Hit a Speed Bump   By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe) NOTABLES BREAKING OVERNIGHT: A federal judge in Texas has blocked President Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving Texas and 25 other states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to… Read More »

Feb 13, 2015 8:49am

Oregon OMG

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT’S BEEN A BAD WEEK FOR OREGON GOV. JOHN KITZHABER, who is facing calls for resignation from top state Democrats, editorial pages and petition writers, in light of a conflict-of-interest scandal involving plum jobs his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, got with… Read More »

Feb 12, 2015 9:08am

Your AUMF Cheat Sheet

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA PREDICTS: ‘ISIL IS GOING TO LOSE’: President Obama formally unveiled his request for legal authorization to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria yesterday, declaring that the ongoing military campaign will succeed in destroying the extremist group. “Make no… Read More »