By ABC News

Jul 29, 2014 6:39pm

Ten Sexy Things President Warren Harding Told His Mistress

ABC News’ Scott Wilson and Noah Weiland report Around a thousand pages of often erotic correspondence between President Warren Harding and his mistress of 15 years, Carrie Phillips, were released today at the Library of Congress. Written between 1910 and 1920, the letters are revealing… Read More »

Jul 29, 2014 4:44pm

Five Things to Know About the New VA Secretary

The Senate confirmed Robert McDonald as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs today, one month after President Obama nominated him for the post. McDonald was confirmed with a vote of 97-0. McDonald, a former CEO of Procter & Gamble, will join the… Read More »

Jul 29, 2014 3:38pm

Rand Paul, Cory Booker Tease Each Other on Making DC ‘Hot’ List

Mirror mirror on the wall, are Rand Paul and Cory Booker the most beautiful of them all? The answer is yes, at least according to an annual assessment of D.C.’s best-looking people. Cory Booker Brings Selfie Obsession to the Senate Rand Paul Gave An Entire… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Jul 29, 2014 2:19pm

The Mystery of the Presidential Golf Ball

Looks like President Obama’s back swing might need a little work. A customized golf ball was reportedly found in the woods off the first hole at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The ball had “Titleist 44″ printed on one side and “POTUS” on the… Read More »

Jul 29, 2014 8:56am

Summer of Sanctions

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BREAKING OVERNIGHT – U.S. SAYS RUSSIAN MISSILE LAUNCH ‘SERIOUS’ VIOLATION OF TREATY. The Obama administration publicly accused Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, a declaration likely to deepen tensions between the two countries already at odds over crises… Read More »

Jul 29, 2014 8:29am

The Romneys Took a Summer Vacation And It Was Amazing

He’s reportedly worth around $250 million, so you might think Mitt Romney would opt for an opulent, luxurious vacation now that he’s out of the spotlight. Instead, the former presidential nominee, his wife, Ann, and five of their grandkids roughed it out in the “American… Read More »

Jul 28, 2014 11:01pm

US Says Russian Missile Launch ‘Serious’ Violation of Treaty

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is publicly accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, a declaration likely to deepen tensions between the two countries already at odds over crises in Ukraine, Syria, and the Middle East. The allegations, raised by President Obama in… Read More »

Jul 28, 2014 6:44pm

Palestinian-American Teen Held in Israeli Custody for 3 Weeks

U.S. officials are “gravely concerned” about a Palestinian-American teen who has been in Israeli custody for three weeks, the State Department said today. Another teen, Tariq Khdeir, drew headlines when he was arrested and allegedly beaten by Israeli authorities, but the State Department said another… Read More »

Jul 28, 2014 6:27pm

Gay Marriage: One Step Closer to the Supreme Court? Here’s Why Virginia Matters

Though the Supreme Court issued a major opinion concerning gay rights in 2013, it has so far sidestepped the issue of whether states can ban gay marriages. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling today striking down Virginia’s strict marriage laws brought the issue one step closer… Read More »

Jul 28, 2014 5:02pm

Why a Frustrated Democrat Wants a Swimming Pool in Darrell Issa’s Committee Room

A frustrated California congressman is calling for a swimming pool to be installed in the chambers of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — to facilitate a medieval litmus test. In a statement caked thick with sarcasm, Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., called on the committee’s… Read More »