Nov 18, 2014 8:28am

Keystone Showdown

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY IN THE SENATE: This evening the Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be only one vote on final passage which requires 60 votes. According to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ, as of yesterday’s whip count, supporters only had… Read More »

Nov 17, 2014 9:01am

Waiting for Action — And Reaction — On Immigration

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA DEFENDS EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY ON IMMIGRATION: Showing no signs of backing down, President Obama strongly pushed back against critics questioning his authority to bypass Congress and act unilaterally to reform the nation’s immigration system, ABC’s MARY BRUCE, JIM AVILA and… Read More »

Nov 14, 2014 9:16am

Meet The ‘Mook Mafia’

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES READ THE SECRET EMAILS OF THE MEN WHO MAY RUN HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN: For the past five years, a prominent Democratic operative who is a leading contender to manage a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has maintained a private email listserv for friends… Read More »

Nov 13, 2014 9:06am

Keystone Pops

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE TAKES A ‘DIM VIEW’ OF KEYSTONE PROPOSAL: We witnessed a fascinating bit of political maneuvering yesterday when Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy (combatants in the Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff) raced to hold an unexpected vote… Read More »

Nov 12, 2014 8:41am

Congress Comes Back

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLIMATE PROGRESS: President Obama and President Xi Jinping announced new targets on climate change last night, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ notes. The U.S. announced a new target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. China… Read More »

Nov 11, 2014 9:17am

Diplomacy on the Sidelines

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THERE WAS NO FORMAL MEETING PLANNED, but with President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin attending the same international summit, it was impossible for the political foes to avoid one another, ABC’s MARY BRUCE, KIRIT RADIA and CHRIS GOOD report. In periodic run-ins… Read More »

Nov 10, 2014 9:06am

What You Need To Know About Obama’s 8 Days In Asia

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 5 THINGS TO WATCH FOR DURING OBAMA’S ASIA TRIP: Fresh off the bruising midterm loss, President Obama is shifting his focus to a host of foreign policy challenges during a dizzying week-long Asia trip. In eight days, Obama will visit three countries (China, Myanmar and Australia),… Read More »

Nov 7, 2014 8:49am

Power Lunch

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ON THE MENU: This afternoon, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will host the Democratic and Republican leadership of the Senate and the House for a lunch meeting in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House. ARE… Read More »

Nov 6, 2014 3:53pm

Boehner Warns Obama Not to ‘Burn Himself’ on Immigration Reform

House Speaker John Boehner warned today that executive action by President Obama on immigration reform would eliminate any chance of an overhaul bill and damage the nascent relationship between Republicans and Democrats before the new Congress even takes office. “I believe that if the president continues… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Nov 6, 2014 3:03pm

A Test of Presidential Timber

Four potential Republican candidates for president ran into a nasty case of mode effects Tuesday. The results, for them, were not pretty. The term “mode effects” refers to differing results when surveys are done different ways. In this case it’s the difference between a printed… Read More »