Feb 12, 2015 9:08am

Your AUMF Cheat Sheet

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA PREDICTS: ‘ISIL IS GOING TO LOSE’: President Obama formally unveiled his request for legal authorization to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria yesterday, declaring that the ongoing military campaign will succeed in destroying the extremist group. “Make no… Read More »

Feb 11, 2015 8:42am

What The White House Is Saying

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLIMATE CHANGE A GREATER THREAT THAN TERRORISM, WHITE HOUSE SAYS. In his interview with Vox, President Obama said the media “absolutely” overstates the threat of terrorism in comparison to the threat of climate change. Vox asked Obama, “Do you think… Read More »

Feb 10, 2015 8:47am

All Eyes On Alabama

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Rainbow flags are prominent in the images now, ensuring that they look nothing like the familiar courthouse stills that are now staples in history books. But the echoes of defiance are unmistakable in Alabama, in… Read More »

Feb 9, 2015 8:52am

Your 2016 Weekend Speed Read

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TED ON JEB: In an interview yesterday with “This Week” anchor GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Republican voters want a presidential candidate “who will stand up and lead” and, as for Jeb Bush… “Look, Jeb Bush is a… Read More »

Feb 6, 2015 8:48am

Chris Christie’s Week-in-Review

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THURSDAY — A NEW CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as well as members of his administration, a man at the center of the investigation told ABC News. The U.S. attorney’s… Read More »

Feb 5, 2015 8:36am

Schock And Awe

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK ON HIS ALLEGED ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ OFFICE: ‘HATERS ARE GONNA HATE.’ He insists he’s not trying to be Lord Grantham, but Rep. Aaron Schock’s office bears a striking resemblance to the decor featured in the popular PBS British… Read More »

Feb 4, 2015 8:59am

Rand Paul’s Week Goes Viral

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES RAND PAUL REALLY, REALLY WANTS YOU TO KNOW HE’S PRO-VACCINE: After facing criticism over comments he made about vaccinations and mental disorders, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, tried to clarify his statement yesterday and show his own comfort with vaccinations, ABC’s… Read More »

Feb 3, 2015 9:13am

Vaccination Debate Gets A Shot In the Arm From 2016ers

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TWEETS FROM LAST NIGHT: @HillaryClinton: The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest RAND PAUL — VACCINES CAN LEAD TO ‘MENTAL DISORDERS’: In a contentious interview, Sen. Rand… Read More »

Feb 2, 2015 8:40am

The Rise and Rise of Scott Walker

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WALKER ON 2016: ‘WE NEED A NAME FROM THE FUTURE’: Fresh off a new Bloomberg Politics-Des Moines Register Iowa Poll of likely 2016 caucus-goers that showed Scott Walker leading a crowded field of potential GOP candidates in the Hawkeye State… Read More »

By Jessica Puckett

Feb 1, 2015 12:19pm

Gov. Scott Walker Wouldn’t Rule Out U.S. Boots on the Ground in Syria

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has surged to the top of the potential GOP presidential field, said on “This Week” Sunday that he wouldn’t rule out putting U.S. boots on the ground in Syria if he were the commander-in-chief. “We have to be — go… Read More »