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 »

Aug 28, 2014 3:06pm

Immigration Sit-In Outside White House Results in About 100 Arrests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second time in a month, progressive activists disillusioned with the Obama administration’s immigration policies intentionally had themselves arrested outside the White House in what they called an act of “civil disobedience.” The highly choreographed sit-in, organized by a coalition of… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 2:51pm

VA Scandal Taking Center Role in 2014 Political Ads

Judging by candidates’ ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America’s veterans. This month alone, 23 House races and 10 Senate races have seen over 13,000 airings of television ads on the topic of veterans’ healthcare… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 1:07pm

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Recalls ‘Porky’ Crack By Male Colleague

In her upcoming book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reveals she was the subject of insensitive comments about her weight from male colleagues in the House and Senate. According to an excerpt posted by PEOPLE magazine, Gillibrand details an incident in her book… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 11:32am

Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama’s talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Republicans insist they are not interested in another shutdown and that… Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 8:42am

The Note: Stepping Toward Showdown

By John R. Parkinson (jparkABC)   NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE PREPS LEGAL CASE FOR IMMIGRATION STEPS, the AP’s JOSH LEDERMAN notes: “With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 10:57pm

Russian Incursion in Ukraine ‘Likely Underway,’ US Says

The United States is concerned that a Russian-directed counteroffensive is “likely underway” in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday, citing Russian troops and equipment pushing into Ukraine, shelling in residential towns near the border and heavy fighting near… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 7:19pm

New Florida Rep, 23, Goes From Parents’ House to State House

Boomerang kids, take heart: One of your own is making a splash in Florida politics. Jennifer Sullivan, 23, still lives at home with her parents and is just about halfway through college. But the woman who admits she still quibbles with her siblings about who’s… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 4:18pm

Immigration Judge Calls Courts ‘Alternate Legal Universe’

It’s an “alternate legal universe.” No bailiffs, no court reporters, no Miranda rights, no witnesses — and it’s happening everyday on American soil. Immigration courts so full there are more than 375,000 cases pending on the dockets of only 227 judges. Obama Announces Unilateral Action… Read More »