Sep 2, 2014 9:04pm

350 More U.S. Troops to Iraq, White House Announces

An additional 350 U.S. troops will go to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel stationed in Baghdad, the White House announced today. The State Dept. had requested extra military personnel for security, and after the Department of Defense reviewed that request and recommended it be granted,… Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 6:41pm

Ad Controversy Roils Alaska Senate Race

The Alaska Senate race, a campaign that could be the tightest in the country, is getting very nasty. The campaign of Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is coming under fire for running a political ad referencing a horrific Anchorage crime and continuing to run the commercial… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Sep 2, 2014 12:45pm

Eric Cantor’s Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing Bonus

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is riding his unexpected primary defeat straight to the bank. The seven-term Virginia Republican has joined New York investment bank Moelis & Company and will receive a $1.4 million signing bonus. He will get the titles of  vice chairman… Read More »

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 »