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 »

By Freda Kahen-Kashi

Sep 18, 2014 10:18pm

Capitol Hill Goes to the Dogs … and Cats!

Staff members in Senator Barbara Boxer’s and Rep. Mike Honda’s offices took home top honors for their pets in this year’s Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest held tonight. Phineas and Cusco took first place in the cutest dog and cat categories respectively, and a rabbit named Martini,… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Sep 18, 2014 6:13pm

President Obama’s ISIS Plan Divides Iraq War Veterans In Congress

Congress’s sixteen Iraq war veterans are divided in their support of President Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. While the measure to authorize the president’s plan, known as Title X, passed in the House on Wednesday, a bipartisan group… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 4:56pm

7 Photos of Ukraine’s President the White House Wants Putin to See

Paging Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s some photos the White House wants you to see. From the halls of Congress to the Oval Office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the highest leaders in the United States on Thursday, sending a clear message to Russia… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 4:33pm

Customs and Border Protection to Investigate Officer Misconduct, Test Body Cameras

Responding to complaints of excessive force, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has announced the agency will now have the authority to conduct criminal investigations into misconduct within its ranks and will introduce the use of body cameras. “This is something that has not… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 4:03pm

Hillary Clinton Blames Republicans for ‘Egregious’ Policies Toward Women

During a panel at the Center for American Progress today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message was clear: Equal pay for women, access to affordable, quality childcare, paid sick leave, and the full participation by women in the U.S. labor force will lead to… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 18, 2014 12:28pm

U.S. Senate Candidate Gets Boost From ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

Winter, er, Election Day is coming. Enter for your chance to hang out with wolves, dragons and… New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall? Ok, maybe the wolves and dragons will be no shows, but Udall’s campaign has enlisted the help of “Game of Thrones” author George… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 8:40am

The Senate’s Turn

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE APPROVES OBAMA’S PLAN, SENATE VOTES TODAY: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s request to authorize the U.S. military to train and equip vetted Syrian opposition forces in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS, sending the bill… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 11:39pm

Obamas Bend Ban on Selfies for Cute Kids

Ever since President Obama inadvertently got in hot water for appearing in a sponsored Samsung selfie tweet with Big Papi, he and the first lady have largely avoided self-shot photos with fans in crowds. But on Wednesday, in separate cities, the president and first lady… Read More »