Oct 29, 2014 8:52am

11 Questions – And Answers – About Election Day 2014

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTION 2014: This has been called the election about nothing. But that misses the point entirely. The 2014 midterm election is in fact about everything. A hodgepodge of issues and interests are competing for… Read More »

Oct 28, 2014 4:36pm

‘Duck Dynasty’ Tries to Lure Voters for Kin

In Louisiana’s 5th District Congressional race, one of the most coveted political endorsements comes in the form of a “duck call.” That’s because the 5th District is home to the “Duck Dynasty” clan made famous through the A&E reality show. And this year, the clan… Read More »

Oct 28, 2014 8:40am

Seven Days, Six States, Countdown To Election Day

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A DOUBLE PUNCH OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DISSATISFACTION marks public attitudes in the closing week of the 2014 midterm campaign – a dynamic that reflects poorly on the president’s performance, bolstering his Republican opponents. The discontent in the latest ABC… Read More »

Oct 27, 2014 1:27pm

Chris Christie Hasn’t Tweeted About Anything Besides Ebola Since Thursday

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been tweeting up a storm and, since Thursday, he’s tweeted about nothing but Ebola. He’s used his account to promote the state’s mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa — and made his case for New Jersey’s… Read More »

Oct 27, 2014 1:00pm

See 4-Year-Old Girl Break Down When She Can’t Meet George Washington

We’ve seen the viral videos of the 3-year-old girl who cried because she loved Justin Bieber and the little girl who was tired of “Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney” in 2012. Now there’s a similar meltdown, this time over George Washington. Four-year-old Ava Lane of… Read More »

Oct 27, 2014 8:35am

How Low They Can Go

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WITH CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS VIRTUALLY UPON US, public disapproval of the Democrats in Congress has hit a new high in ABC News-Washington Post polls dating back 20 years. And disapproval of their Republican counterparts — while not a record — is… Read More »

Oct 26, 2014 2:03pm

Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics ‘Greatest Threat’ to Country’s Future‏

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton warned Saturday night that despite great gains for the gay and transgender community, the lines of gender and race in politics could still cast a shadow in the years ahead. Clinton was the keynote speaker at the Human Rights… Read More »

Oct 24, 2014 9:43am

The Note: Ebola Digs In

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE LATEST FROM NEW YORK: A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola and is being isolated at a Manhattan hospital, city and state officials said last night. ABC News report that the doctor, who… Read More »

Oct 23, 2014 9:01am

Close To Home

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT’S PRECISELY THE KIND OF ATTACK THAT U.S. OFFICIALS FEAR: While there is no indication that the events in Canada pose a direct threat to the U.S., President Obama told reporters the shootings in Canada underscore that the U.S. must… Read More »

Oct 22, 2014 6:13pm

Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job — Quietly

Newly-installed Ebola Czar Ron Klain appeared for the first time today with his new boss President Obama in the Oval Office — and said not a word. In fact, the president didn’t even introduce Klain or acknowledge him during a brief press avail after their… Read More »