Apr 24, 2014 9:10pm

Mt. Fuji-Shaped Ice Cream Is ‘Delicious,’ Obama Says

TOKYO — Ice cream in the shape of Mt. Fuji, prepared at the request of the emperor, apparently tastes pretty darn good. Asked by ABC News how he found last night’s state dinner dessert, Obama said it was “delicious.” “They had the green tea at… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 4:49pm

Christie Calls Accusations Office Culture Inspired Lane Closures ‘Factless’

Chris Christie gave some advice to a constituent today and sent a message to his critics about how he views the George Washington lane closures scandal, calling the accusations that a culture is his office allowed it to happen “factless.” An attendee at his town… Read More »

By Ryan Struyk

Apr 24, 2014 4:09pm

Why the Koch Brothers Are Tangling With ‘Jungle’ Jack Hanna

Hold your horses, Jack Hanna: the Koch brothers just threw a monkey wrench into a May ballot proposal to increase funding for the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. Less than two weeks from a vote on the proposal, Americans for Prosperity, an interest group financed in… Read More »

By Erin Dooley

Apr 24, 2014 1:47pm

Girl Surprises Michelle Obama With Unemployed Dad’s Resume

When it comes to the job hunt, they say, it’s all about who you know. And one little girl, a guest at the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” seized the opportunity to get her father’s resume into some powerful… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 12:32pm

Three Women (Start to) Run on Obamacare

Something unusual is brewing in Pennsylvania: A Democrat is running on – not from – Obamacare. As she seeks to emerge from a crowded Democratic primary field in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race, Rep. Allyson Schwartz is among the first prominent Democrats to take President Obama’s advice… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 8:01am

Scenes From A Foreign Trip

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA (AGAIN): In Japan today President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequences “in days… Read More »

By Ali Weinberg

Apr 24, 2014 7:56am

Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Advice on How to Deal With Getting Fired

Having been dismissed by the nation’s most powerful boss, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal knows a thing or two about getting fired. And now he’s helping others deal with it. McChrystal’s almost-40-year tenure in the Army, culminating in his leadership of NATO forces in Afghanistan, came… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:33am

Hillary Clinton’s Problem With the Media: Too Much Entertainment, Not Enough Facts

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her frustrations about the current state of media on Wednesday night, describing what she sees as an “entertainment-driven” approach to news that is “not good for the country and not good for journalism.” The potential 2016 frontrunner, 66,… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:26am

Humanoid Robot Challenges Obama in Soccer

TOKYO – President Obama today got up close and personal with the latest in Japanese science and technology, including an encounter with a humanoid robot named “ASIMO.” During a photo op at the Miraikan museum, which showcases Japanese emerging science and innovation, Obama and the… Read More »

Apr 24, 2014 7:08am

Obama Greets Japan’s Emperor, but No Bow This Time

TOKYO – As President Obama’s motorcade rumbled onto the Imperial Palace grounds today for a state visit, the U.S.-Japan bond was evident on the bumper of his U.S.-made limousine. The black Cadillac, shipped in from the United States by Secret Service, donned blue plates with… Read More »