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 »

Aug 27, 2014 2:07pm

US Economy Growing Slower Than White House Predicted

The U.S. economy has grown just 1.5 percent in the 2014 fiscal year – far slower than White House projections – while more than $500 billion of deficit spending was added to the national debt, according to new projections released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 12:01pm

Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race

An unexpected issue popped up in the Arkansas Senate race this week — Ebola. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., released an ad titled “Emergency Response,” highlighting the recent Ebola outbreak, saying his opponent Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted against funding for medical disaster aid. The Arkansas… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 8:30am

The Note: Obama Mulls Options for Airstrikes Over Syria

By JOHN R. PARKINSON (@jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA APPROVES ISIS SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS OVER SYRIA: President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed. The… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 9:30am

The Note: Foley Video on the Campaign Trail

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES SENATE CAMPAIGN USES PHOTO OF JAMES FOLEY’S EXECUTIONER. In a video posted to his campaign’s YouTube account Monday, New Mexico Senate candidate Allen Weh uses a brief still image of American journalist James Foley’s killer. The image of Foley’s executioner,… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 7:00am

House Clears Up to $350K for Lawsuit Against Obama

The House of Representatives has hired Baker & Hostetler, one of America’s largest law firms, to the tune of $500 an hour, but a total not to exceed $350,000, to represent the lower chamber in its lawsuit against President Obama. In one of its final… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 4:00am

The Primary Primer: 12 Races to Watch in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and Oklahoma

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? We are getting closer to the end of primary season and today we have four more states voting with ballots being cast in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and run-offs in Oklahoma. It’s the second to last primary day we have left and… Read More »

Aug 25, 2014 9:33pm

Oklahoma Sued for Drawing the Blinds on Botched Execution

Prompted by the botched execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett, the ACLU today filed a lawsuit alleging that state prison officials violated reporters’ First Amendment rights when they drew the shade nearly 30 minutes before Lockett’s death. “Because of the State’s use of… Read More »