Sep 30, 2014 8:36am

Grill on the Hill: Secret Service Edition

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT WE LEARNED: ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE and JOHN PARKINSON reported yesterday that the man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way far into the property before being tackled in the… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 29, 2014 6:22pm

Why Mitt Romney, Barbra Streisand and Karl Rove Keep Emailing You

You’ve been getting a lot of emails, so I’ll make this quick: These past few days Mitt Romney has been flooding inboxes with emails that begin exactly like the sentence above. The chances you’ve received an email from Mitt Romney are high if you have… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 29, 2014 3:33pm

College Laughing Gas Tale a ‘Long Time Ago’ for Rand Paul

Rand Paul has never been shy about voicing his disapproval of America’s war on drugs. And a new profile in the New Yorker, which traces Paul’s life from childhood to potential 2016 presidential contender, details a time when the Kentucky senator reportedly engaged in a little drug… Read More »

Sep 29, 2014 8:44am

The Supremes Tackle Gay Marriage

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CONSIDER THIS: Hovering over the Supreme Court’s 2014 docket of interesting cases is the blockbuster issue of gay marriage. According to ABC’s Supreme Court watcher ARIANE DE VOGUE, the justices will meet behind closed doors today to discuss whether to hear… Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 7:37pm

At White House, Prescription Drug Protesters Call for New FDA Chief

WASHINGTON — Hundreds gathered outside the White House today to demand tighter regulation of prescription painkillers and the removal of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg. “Hey hey, ho ho, Peggy Hamburg’s got to go!” protesters chanted outside the White House. Hamburg, who… Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 12:25am

Reflecting on Ferguson Unrest, Obama Expands Minority Youth Outreach Program

WASHINGTON — President Obama says the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer last August exposed a racial divide between law enforcement and black America, and he vowed to expand a White House program aimed… Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 7:27am

Meet Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky’s Dad, Marc Mezvinsky

Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky has been dubbed “the Clinton baby,” but Chelsea’s new bundle of joy is also part of the Mezvinsky family – and Bill and Hillary Clinton aren’t her only interesting grandparents. Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, is heir to a once-powerful political dynasty. His… Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 5:29pm

Sarah Palin’s Confused About Where The White House Is

Although 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue may be the most famous address in the country, that doesn’t mean everyone remembers it. At the Value Voters Summit today in Washington, D.C, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, mistakenly referred… Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 2:49pm

Ted Cruz Reveals Family’s Struggles, Including Parents’ Alcohol Abuse

Sen. Ted Cruz shared a notably personal story today about his parents’ struggles with alcohol and his father’s decision to leave him and his mother when Cruz was 3. Speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, Cruz, R-Texas, told the group that while living… Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 12:47pm

Diplomatic Dilemma: Hosting White House Dinner for Fasting Prime Minister

The White House is facing a unique dilemma: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a packed schedule during his visit to the U.S. next week, including a luncheon with Vice President Biden and a dinner with President Obama. But there’s one thing Modi won’t be… Read More »