By Scott Wilson

Aug 20, 2014 2:18pm

Rick Perry’s Mugshot vs. Official Governor’s Portrait, Which Is Better?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself into authorities Tuesday and posed for what might be one of the best looking political mugshots in history. The question is, did Rick Perry take his mugshot with all the gubernatorial swagger expected of his office? And how does his… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 12:53pm

Rick Perry Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today pleaded not guilty to two felony charges on which he was indicted relating to a 2013 veto threat. Perry’s attorneys entered the not guilty plea this morning and waived his formal arraignment scheduled for Friday morning. “The waiver of arraignment… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 10:59am

Bush’s Birthday Gift to Clinton a Bucket of Cold Water?

When former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager, pro-golfer Rory McIlroy, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and philanthropist Woody Johnson nominated President George W. Bush for the ice bucket challenge to strike out ALS, the former president wasn’t sure that pouring a pail of… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 8:52am

Grappling With A Gruesome Video

By ARLETTE SAENZ (@arlettesaenz)  NOTABLES A HORRIFYING VIDEO: The U.S. intelligence community is working to authenticate a chilling video appearing to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley by a militant identifying himself as part of the Islamic State.  ABC’s JONATHAN KARL reports a… Read More »

Aug 20, 2014 8:41am

White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist

ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of a video Tuesday night… Read More »

Aug 19, 2014 6:33pm

Perry Poses For Mugshot, Treats Himself To Ice Cream Cone

Texas Governor Rick Perry turned himself in to authorities in Austin Tuesday evening, posing for a mug shot just days after an indictment was issued against him for two felony charges. Perry stood in front of a light blue background at the Travis County courthouse… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Aug 19, 2014 5:33pm

Alaska Senate GOP Primary: 10 Questions for Mead Treadwell

  Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell wants to unseat Alaska’s Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in November. But first, he needs to survive a tough GOP primary. Treadwell, a figure in Alaskan politics for nearly 40 years, faces Dan Sullivan, a Marine and former Bush administration… Read More »

Aug 19, 2014 3:14pm

US Rejects International Criticism of Ferguson Police

A State Department spokeswoman pushed back against countries like Egypt, Iran and China that have chided U.S. law enforcement for its handling of protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown. Marie Harf said such countries, which, at best, have… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Aug 19, 2014 11:48am

Paul Ryan Implores GOP to Offer a ‘Meaningful Choice’ in 2016

For Rep. Paul Ryan, the lesson of the Republican loss in the 2012 presidential election was the need for the GOP to offer Americans “a meaningful choice” on Election Day, even if he isn’t the next Republican presidential candidate. “This isn’t just a ‘me’ book… Read More »

Aug 19, 2014 8:53am

The Frozen Primary

By ARLETTE SAENZ (@ArletteSaenz) NOTABLES A FROZEN PRIMARY PRIMER: Voters will cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming today with a bitter three-way GOP Senate primary in Alaska as the marquee race to watch, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes. Alaskan voters will decide between Dan Sullivan, the… Read More »