Apr 15, 2014 3:41pm

Mary Landrieu Criticized for Re-Enacting Congressional Hearing in New Ad

UPDATED: A new campaign ad from Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is drawing criticism from some conservative groups for using re-enactments of statements that the senator made in an Energy Committee hearing last year. But Landrieu’s campaign is defending the re-enactments as necessary to avoid breaking… Read More »

By Ryan Struyk

Apr 15, 2014 3:24pm

Vice President Biden Applauds Boston’s Courage

On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 200 others, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute today to the bravery and courage of survivors and first responders. “In my career I’ve been part of or witnessed… Read More »

By Alexander Mallin

Apr 15, 2014 1:29pm

New App Finds ‘Virtual’ Way to Fix Congress

Every day it seems a new app hits the market seeking to solve the most benign problems facing the smartphone-wielding masses. But how about a much bigger problem — like fixing Congress, an institution with an approval rating hovering around 13 percent? “If you want… Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 15, 2014 8:37am

Remembering Boston, One Year Later

NOTABLES DEVAL PATRICK: BOSTON ‘VERY PREPARED’ FOR MARATHON: As Boston prepares to hold its 2014 marathon a year after the attacks, security planning has been “on steroids,” with new preparations — both visible and less apparent — that draw on lessons learned last year, Gov…. Read More »

Apr 15, 2014 8:25am

After Ft. Hood, Rep. Ron Barber Opens Up About Tucson Shooting

When shots rang out on April 2 at the Fort Hood military post in Texas, Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., couldn’t help but remember his own experience with gun violence. “That takes me back to the day that the shooting occurred in Tucson back in January… Read More »

By Jayce Henderson

Apr 15, 2014 4:24am

The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Jordan Mazza and Janine Elliot PRESIDENT OBAMA LA Times’ Kathleen Hennessey:… Read More »

By Alexander Mallin

Apr 14, 2014 8:18pm

Boehner’s GOP Challenger Charges ‘Electile Dysfunction’ In Video

A new parody video out this week from one of John Boehner’s Republican primary opponents is accusing the House Speaker of “electile dysfunction.” In a not-so subtle spin of Boehner’s last name, Tea Party candidate J.D. Winteregg recruited a team of actors to stage a… Read More »

Apr 14, 2014 3:34pm

First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Covered in Stickers

A first lady known for her flora and fashion got a little unsolicited help with both today from a toddler. On a visit to Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Center, Michelle Obama became an object for decoration by 20-month-old Lily Oppelt, who covered… Read More »

Apr 14, 2014 2:49pm

Rep. Peter King: US Sporting Events ‘Going to be Targets’ for Terrorists

With the nation focusing on Boston a year after the marathon was the subject of a bombing attack, chatter among terrorist groups continues to suggest a desire to strike high-profile sporting events in the United States, Rep. Peter King said. “We always have to assume… Read More »

Apr 14, 2014 2:38pm

Gov. Deval Patrick: Boston ‘Very Prepared’ for Marathon, Security Preparations ‘On Steroids’

As Boston prepares to hold its 2014 marathon a year after the attacks, security planning has been “on steroids,” with new preparations — both visible and less apparent — that draw on lessons learned last year, Gov. Deval Patrick said. “We’ve had every conceivable asset… Read More »