Sep 2, 2014 9:03am

The Note: Obama Prepares NATO Pitch

By John R. Parkinson (jparkABC)  NOTABLES OBAMA JETS TO ESTONIA: President Obama heads to Europe today, first stopping off in Estonia where the president there wants to establish a permanent NATO base. This week, Obama will to try to build an international coalition in the… Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 8:56am

4 Things to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit in Wales

Can the Obama Doctrine neutralize the Putin Doctrine? Can it quash the terror threat from radical Islamic extremism? The answers may well depend on President Obama’s trip this week to Russia-bordering Estonia and a summit of NATO allies in Wales, perhaps the group’s most consequential… Read More »

Sep 1, 2014 3:52pm

President Obama: ‘Every Gray Hair Is Worth It’

Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair is worth it,” he told the crowd,… Read More »

Sep 1, 2014 2:31pm

President Obama Notifies Congress of Amirli Bombing, Airdrop Campaign

President Obama notified Congress of his authorization of the bombing and humanitarian airdrop campaign to help Shiite Turkmen surrounded by ISIS in the town of Amirli, Iraq, according to a letter released by the White House today. “These additional operations will be limited in their… Read More »

Aug 30, 2014 8:42pm

Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come”… Read More »

By Noah Weiland

Aug 29, 2014 7:31pm

Mississippi Judge Rejects Bid to Overturn GOP Runoff Results

A Mississippi judge  threw out a lawsuit today filed by Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, who was seeking to overturn Senator Thad Cochran’s narrow victory in their June primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee ruled that McDaniel failed to file the challenge within the 20-day period required… Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 1:25pm

3 Million Refugees Have Fled Syria, UN Agency Says

More than 3 million people have sought refuge from the fighting in Syria, the United Nations’ refugee agency announced today. That means the Syrian crisis, which has persisted since a civilian uprising began in 2011, is the biggest refugee operation in the UNHCR’s 64-year history,… Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 9:20am

The Note: No Strategy

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good)   NOTABLES ‘WE DON’T HAVE A STRATEGY YET’: President Obama said Thursday that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria. When the president was… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 4:58pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence on Ferguson

Just off a three-week vacation in the Hamptons, Hillary Clinton used her first day back on the speaking circuit Thursday to address the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, applauding President Obama for his response to the protests and calling for a nationwide effort to improve racial… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 4:25pm

Canadian, Russian NATO Missions Troll Each Other On Twitter

In case the actual war in Ukraine wasn’t enough, there’s also a Twitter battle raging between the Canadian and Russian missions to NATO. It all started with the Canadian Twitter account, which on Wednesday tweeted a snarky map intended to “help” the Russian soldiers who… Read More »