Oct 31, 2014 8:52am

Election 2014′s Freaky Friday

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON THE ROAD highlighting an issue that he thinks will benefit Democrats in next week’s elections: The economy, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. As he campaigns for Democratic candidates in these final days, the president is playing up… Read More »

Oct 30, 2014 9:14am

Fight Night In New Hampshire

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TUNE IN TONIGHT: ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS moderates the final New Hampshire U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent, Scott Brown. With just five days to go, polls are tight and both need to seriously wound… Read More »

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 »