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 »

Aug 19, 2014 4:00am

The Primary Primer: 5 Races to Watch in Alaska and Wyoming

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? Today, voters cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming. The marquee race to watch is a three-way bitter GOP Senate primary in our nation’s 49th state. Alaskan voters will decide between the establishment front-runner, a tea partier with Sarah Palin’s backing, and… Read More »

Aug 19, 2014 12:01am

Paul Ryan Plots ‘Way Forward,’ Hinting at Presidential Aspirations

Reporter’s Notebook: “When the day finally came, I changed out of my suit, threw on a camouflage hat and shirt, and slipped out the back,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., begins in his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” which goes on sale… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Aug 18, 2014 6:49pm

Perry Lawyers Vow to ‘Prevail’ After Indictment

  Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s legal team Monday vowed to fight the felony charges the governor faces for threatening to veto public funding and calling for the resignation of the head of the state’s public integrity unit. Will Gov. Perry Get ‘Texas Sized Justice?’ Meet… Read More »

Aug 18, 2014 6:29pm

President Obama Wraps Presser With Tribute to ABC’s Ann Compton

In a brief moment of levity during an otherwise somber news conference, President Obama congratulated ABC News’ Ann Compton, a veteran correspondent set to retire after 41 years at the network. “Ann Compton, everybody here knows, is not only the consummate professional but is also… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Aug 18, 2014 3:20pm

Chris Christie and John McCain Dance in the Hamptons With Stars

Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke it down in the Hamptons this weekend at an Apollo Theater benefit concert. ‘Dad’ Dancing Gov. Christie Says He’d Stomp Hillary Tom DeLay on ‘Dancing With the Stars’: ‘Conservatives Can Have Fun Too’ Obama:… Read More »