Oct 1, 2014 3:39pm

White House Fence Jumper Enters Not Guilty Plea

Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of jumping a perimeter fence and running through the first floor of the White House armed with a knife, appeared in federal court today as his lawyer entered a plea of “not guilty” to the charges against him. Gonzalez, wearing… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 12:55pm

Senators Want Pentagon Probe of Sex Abuse Intimidation Claims

Two senators are asking the Pentagon to investigate claims by female soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, that senior commanders discouraged them from reporting additional sexual assaults. The allegations emerged during the trial of a drill sergeant at the base who was convicted of sexually… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 10:45am

Senior Congressional Democrat on Secret Service Director: ‘This Lady Has to Go’

  After sleeping on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s testimony, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the most senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had a change of heart and is now calling for Pierson’s resignation. “The president is not well served…I think this lady… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 9:39am

‘Capital Games’: Behind Congress’ ‘Attack’ on NFL Tax Breaks

A raft of damaging headlines have sparked new efforts on Capitol Hill to hit the NFL where it hurts: in the pocketbook. New bills were introduced in recent weeks to strip the National Football League of its not-for-profit status, which it holds despite the billions… Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 9:04am

Where Americans Stand on Strikes

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SEVEN IN 10 AMERICANS SUPPORT AIR STRIKES against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, but far fewer back sending U.S. forces to Iraq as advisers – evidence in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll of the political risks of returning U.S. soldiers… Read More »

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 »