By Freda Kahen-Kashi

Sep 17, 2014 5:19pm

Arrest for Trying to Watch Volleyball Lands Iranian Woman in Solitary Confinement

A roaring crowd gathered outside Iran’s Azadi Stadium to watch the Iranian national volleyball team play a qualifying match against Italy, an exciting day for anyone fluent in the universal language of sports, and a life-changing moment for Ghoncheh Ghavami. The British-Iranian citizen, 25, was… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 4:10pm

Biden Rolls into Iowa With Nuns on a Bus

DES MOINES, Iowa–Just three days after Hillary Clinton visited the presidential testing grounds of Iowa, Vice President Biden was right behind her with a populist speech that sounded at times like it was 2016. Although this trip was an official White House visit, in Iowa… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 3:37pm

Benghazi Committee Probes Steps to Improve Diplomatic Security

A little more than two years since four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya, the Benghazi Select Committee held its first public hearing today — examining the steps the Department of State has taken to improve diplomatic security around the world in the wake of… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 17, 2014 2:51pm

Why One Congressman Is Tweeting Out the Whole Constitution

Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, celebrated as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, re-learn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating Constitution… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

Sep 17, 2014 1:19pm

Financial Guru Suze Orman Backs Elizabeth Warren for President, Not Hillary Clinton

CNBC TV host and finance expert Suze Orman just loves Sen. Elizabeth Warren — and she wants to tell everyone about it. Asked if she would vote for Warren over Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, Orman offered a hearty “yes” in front of an… Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 8:45am

ISIS Comes To The Hill

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE VOTE:  Lawmakers are expected to continue debating whether to approve President Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. As ABC’s JOHN PARKINSON points out, during yesterday’s debate, Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., a former officer in… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 7:42pm

NRA Readies Multi-Million Dollar Ad Push in Key Senate Races

The National Rifle Association is poised to spend millions supporting Republican Senate candidates with new ad campaigns launching Wednesday in Arkansas, Colorado and North Carolina. The new ad blitz, which will total over $4 million spread across the three states, is the latest in the… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 5:04pm

Lawmakers Tackle NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

Several lawmakers are taking aim at the National Football League’s tax-exempt status as the organization is embroiled in scandals ranging from domestic violence to child abuse to the use of what some describe as a “racial slur” in one of its team’s names. Sen. Maria… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

Sep 16, 2014 4:21pm

Why John Boehner’s in Bed by 10 p.m. and 5 Other Things Revealed About the House Speaker

House Speaker John Boehner released a video on his blog today providing viewers with a glimpse of the smoothest-running day of his political career set to inspirational music. Here’s what we learned. Early to Bed, Early to Rise The House’s most powerful Republican is almost… Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 2:49pm

White House: Unaccompanied Minor Crisis All But Over

The Obama administration isn’t claiming “mission accomplished” but it may be as close as the White House can get. The Border Patrol announced today that the unaccompanied minors crisis has all but ended, as the rise in children crossing the Southwest border has stopped. “It’s… Read More »