Sep 22, 2014 5:19pm

Kissing Congressman – and His Wife – Ask Louisiana Voters to Forgive

The kissing congressman is back. This time, he’s with his wife. Rep. Vance McAllister, the Louisiana Republican who was caught on surveillance video passionately kissing a married woman on his staff, released a new TV commercial today. His wife is looking into his eyes, praising… Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 3:48pm

Elizabeth Warren Rouses Emily’s List, But They Talk About Hillary

NEW YORK–Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren lit up a crowd of Democratic activists and donors today speaking at a fundraiser for a powerful group that backs women candidates, just across town at the same time Hillary Clinton kicked off the Clinton Foundation’s annual Clinton Global Initiative… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 22, 2014 3:18pm

Donald Trump Twitter Gaffe Sends Sen. Mitch McConnell to House

Donald Trump has never been shy when it comes to backing Republican politicians. The businessman took to his Twitter account today to call Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes a “rookie,” while he voiced his support for Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. But in his enthusiasm,… Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 10:10am

Here’s What Happens When a US Senator Helps LSU Fan Do a Keg Stand

It was just another day on the campaign trail in Louisiana for Sen. Mary Landrieu. Shaking hands, kissing babies … and helping a man drink from a keg? For the vulnerable Democrat facing a tough re-election bid come November, the answer to all three of… Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 9:05am

White House Insecurity

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HAPPENING TODAY: Omar Gonzalez, the man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled for an appearance today in Federal Court. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, is facing charges of… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 4:54pm

Chief Justice Roberts: Justices Scalia, Ginsburg Wouldn’t Be Confirmed Today

  LINCOLN, Neb. — Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern today over the bitter partisanship gripping Washington, saying two sitting justices who sailed to confirmation would never make it through the Senate today. In a speech at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Roberts… Read More »

By Noah Weiland

Sep 19, 2014 4:49pm

Defending Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Obama, Biden, Clinton Rush to Chairwoman’s Side

Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz suddenly has a lot of friends. After an embarrassing week during which Politico reported immense strain in Wasserman Schultz’s tenure as chairwoman, three of the most prominent Democrats in America have rushed to her side: Vice President… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 1:52pm

Obama Says ‘It’s on Us’ to Prevent Sexual Assault

President Obama today said a “fundamental shift in our culture” is needed to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. “As far as we’ve come, the fact is that from sports leagues to pop culture to politics, our society still does not sufficiently value women,” Obama… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 12:33pm

Joe Biden Ends Gaffe-Heavy Week With Another Gaffe

Oh, Joe. Vice President Joe Biden managed to step in it this morning while speaking about domestic violence and sexual assault at the Democratic National Committee’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. After giving an impassioned plea to end such abuse, Biden closed his… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 8:54am

Deconstructing The Vote

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BY THE NUMBERS: Thirty-three Republicans voted in favor of the president’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS when the Senate voted yesterday, according to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ. Nine Democrats and one independent opposed the… Read More »