Apr 24, 2014 8:01am

Scenes From A Foreign Trip

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA (AGAIN): In Japan today President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequences “in days… Read More »

By Ali Weinberg

Apr 24, 2014 7:56am

Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Advice on How to Deal With Getting Fired

Having been dismissed by the nation’s most powerful boss, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal knows a thing or two about getting fired. And now he’s helping others deal with it. McChrystal’s almost-40-year tenure in the Army, culminating in his leadership of NATO forces in Afghanistan, came… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:33am

Hillary Clinton’s Problem With the Media: Too Much Entertainment, Not Enough Facts

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her frustrations about the current state of media on Wednesday night, describing what she sees as an “entertainment-driven” approach to news that is “not good for the country and not good for journalism.” The potential 2016 frontrunner, 66,… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:26am

Humanoid Robot Challenges Obama in Soccer

TOKYO – President Obama today got up close and personal with the latest in Japanese science and technology, including an encounter with a humanoid robot named “ASIMO.” During a photo op at the Miraikan museum, which showcases Japanese emerging science and innovation, Obama and the… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:08am

Obama Greets Japan’s Emperor, but No Bow This Time

TOKYO – As President Obama’s motorcade rumbled onto the Imperial Palace grounds today for a state visit, the U.S.-Japan bond was evident on the bumper of his U.S.-made limousine. The black Cadillac, shipped in from the United States by Secret Service, donned blue plates with… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:00am

Caroline Kennedy on Life As Ambassador: Palace Runs, Twitter Controversy

TOKYO — Her father was nearly killed by the Japanese more than 50 years ago. Now, Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, is bringing history full circle. “I think that my story in a way is a great metaphor for the US-Japan alliance,”… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:00am

Caroline Kennedy on Hillary Clinton for President: ‘I Hope So’

TOKYO – Caroline Kennedy is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 – “if she runs.” The new U.S. ambassador to Japan endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, calling him an inspirational figure for a “new generation of Americans” akin to her father in 1960. “I… Read More »

By Jayce Henderson

Apr 24, 2014 3:11am

The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot  PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Devin Dwyer:… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 2:06am

Obama Warns Russia Tougher Sanctions Are ‘Teed Up and Ready to Go’

TOKYO –  President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequences “in days not weeks.” But even as he threatened further sanctions, Obama… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 12:01am

FDA Seeks to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The FDA will soon begin regulating e-cigarettes, the agency has announced. A proposed rule, which the FDA will post online at 9 a.m. Thursday, will seek to place e-cigarettes–along with cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, dissolvable tobacco products and nicotine gels–under the FDA’s authority to… Read More »