By Jayce Henderson

Apr 24, 2014 3:11am

The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot  PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Devin Dwyer:… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 2:06am

Obama Warns Russia Tougher Sanctions Are ‘Teed Up and Ready to Go’

TOKYO –  President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signalling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequences “in days not weeks.” But even as he threatened further sanctions, Obama… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 12:01am

FDA Seeks to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The FDA will soon begin regulating e-cigarettes, the agency has announced. A proposed rule, which the FDA will post online at 9 a.m. Thursday, will seek to place e-cigarettes–along with cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, dissolvable tobacco products and nicotine gels–under the FDA’s authority to… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 4:00pm

Travels With Obama: Behind-The-Scenes On The President’s Asia Trip

President Obama is in the midst of a week-long trip to four Asian nations, and ABC News is with him every step of the way. In the posts below, we hope to take you along for the ride — virtually — giving you behind-the-scenes snapshots… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 3:27pm

Erin Brockovich Rallies Outside Supreme Court for Camp Lejeune Victims

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and dozens of military veterans rallied outside the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments that an electronics company was responsible for polluting drinking water at Camp Lejuene that sickened thousands of Marines. The case,  CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, claims… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 2:41pm

Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates

WASHINGTON – Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced today. The new rules, only eligible to prisoners who have already served 10 years behind bars, will focus on people who would be… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 11:46am

New Poll Buoys Southern Dems’ Hope With Tight Senate Races

Senate Democrats in the South received some welcome news today from a New York Times-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing tight U.S. Senate races in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina, but the poll also highlighted some potential warning signs for Democrats when it comes to… Read More »

By Ali Weinberg

Apr 23, 2014 9:38am

Bashar al-Assad’s Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal

The Obama administration’s top accomplishment on Syria — a deal in which President Bashar al-Assad would surrender his chemical weapons — risks being undermined by substantial, potentially deadly loopholes in the agreement. Secretary of State John Kerry touted on Tuesday the fact that Syria had… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 9:06am

Obama’s Asia Challenge

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES FOODIE ALERT – IN TOKYO, OBAMA DREAMS OF SUSHI: President Obama stepped off Air Force One in Japan today, apparently with an appetite for sushi, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER reports. After a quick refresh at the Hotel Okura near the U.S…. Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 7:56am

Obama Dines on Sushi at Tokyo ‘Jiro Dreams’ Shop

TOKYO — President Obama stepped off Air Force One in Japan apparently with an appetite for sushi. After a quick refresh at the Hotel Okura near the U.S. Embassy, Obama joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for dinner at a tiny sushi shop in the… Read More »