Sep 17, 2014 8:45am

ISIS Comes To The Hill

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE VOTE:  Lawmakers are expected to continue debating whether to approve President Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. As ABC’s JOHN PARKINSON points out, during yesterday’s debate, Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., a former officer in… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 7:42pm

NRA Readies Multi-Million Dollar Ad Push in Key Senate Races

The National Rifle Association is poised to spend millions supporting Republican Senate candidates with new ad campaigns launching Wednesday in Arkansas, Colorado and North Carolina. The new ad blitz, which will total over $4 million spread across the three states, is the latest in the… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 5:04pm

Lawmakers Tackle NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Several lawmakers are taking aim at the National Football League’s tax-exempt status as the organization is embroiled in scandals ranging from domestic violence to child abuse to the use of what some describe as a “racial slur” in one of its team’s names. Sen. Maria… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 16, 2014 4:21pm

Why John Boehner’s in Bed by 10 p.m. and 5 Other Things Revealed About the House Speaker

House Speaker John Boehner released a video on his blog today providing viewers with a glimpse of the smoothest-running day of his political career set to inspirational music. Here’s what we learned. Early to Bed, Early to Rise The House’s most powerful Republican is almost… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 2:49pm

White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But Over

The Obama administration isn’t claiming “mission accomplished” but it may be as close as the White House can get. The Border Patrol announced today that the unaccompanied minors crisis has all but ended, as the rise in children crossing the Southwest border has stopped. “It’s… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 8:42am

Declaring War On Ebola

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY: President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history, according to ABC’s MARY BRUCE and DEAN SCHABNER. Obama, who has… Read More »

Sep 15, 2014 6:14pm

Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa

Are Clintonisms the new Bidenisms? In a free-flowing speech at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry over the weekend, former president Bill Clinton talked about everything from his evolving sense of style to Woodstock to his grandfather’s cows.  “I wanted to be here to honor… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 15, 2014 6:05pm

Minnesota Congressman Targeted by Bill Maher Goes on the Attack

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., isn’t about to let TV host Bill Maher push him around. After recently being named the “winning loser” of Maher’s “Flip the District” campaign, Kline struck back with statements criticizing both Maher and his Democratic opponent, Mike Obermueller. “Minnesotans are tired… Read More »

Sep 15, 2014 9:17am

Is Iowa Ready For Hillary?

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  IF AND WHEN HILLARY CLINTON RUNS FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN, history will record that her campaign began in all but name with a swarm of young and “ready” activists, stage-managed banter about grilled hunks of Iowa meat, and a concession that… Read More »

Sep 14, 2014 7:53pm

Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Here at the Iowa Steak Fry you can’t miss them even if you tried. Members of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Ready for Hillary are out in droves: signing up new volunteers, slapping their bumper stickers on attendees’ cars, handing out T-shirts… Read More »