Aug 12, 2014 5:14pm

After Syria Flap, Hillary Clinton Plans on ‘Hugging It Out’ With Obama

Well, this is bound to be awkward. President Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, are slated to appear together at a private party in Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. But when she took a swipe at his oft-repeated foreign policy slogan in a recent… Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 3:48pm

National Portrait Gallery Commemorates Robin Williams

Today the National Portrait Gallery displayed a portrait of Robin Williams to commemorate the actor’s death. It’s a relatively common occurrence for the historical gallery in Washington, D.C., which seeks to honor not only the deaths, but also major awards and achievements, of both historical… Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 3:27pm

Check Out This 200-Pound Kevin Costner Butter Sculpture

Move over, Madame Tussauds and your wax figurines. Here’s Kevin Costner, sculpted in 200 pounds of yellow butter. For the 25th anniversary of “Field of Dreams,” the epic baseball movie filmed in the cornfields of Iowa, Costner has been bestowed an honor that only the… Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 12:43pm

Will Closed-Door Benghazi Hearings Keep the Circus Away?

Rep. Trey Gowdy was bombarded with requests from fellow Republicans, eager to take part in the latest congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack. But when it became clear that he intended to lead the inquiry behind closed doors, far from the spotlight, the requests soon… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Aug 12, 2014 11:38am

Are President Obama’s Vacations Cursed?

For the past six years, it might seem like there has been a coordinated effort underway between Mother Nature, Vladimir Putin and House Republicans to make sure President Obama can never vacation peacefully. From the fiscal cliff (2012) to Crimea, to this year’s crisis in… Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 9:49am

Obamas and Clintons Will Party Together on Martha’s Vineyard

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton are apparently in the mood to party. The foursome is expected to attend an event at the Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard this Wednesday. The Obamas are renting a vacation home… Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 8:59am

Vacation Interrupted

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA APPLAUDS NAMING OF NEW PRIME MINISTER DESIGNATE IN IRAQ: The president yesterday lauded Iraqi President Fouad Massoum for naming Haider al-Ibadi as Iraq’s new prime minister-designate, calling it an “important step” on the path towards a more inclusive government… Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 4:00am

The Primary Primer: Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin Vote

ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report: WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? Voters cast ballots today in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. We will find out who will take on Sen. Al Franken, as well as the candidate who could go on to succeed Rep. Michele Bachmann…. Read More »

Aug 11, 2014 11:40am

Why Sen. Chuck Schumer Thinks FitBit Is a ‘Privacy Nightmare’

Maybe he was having a hard time getting to 10,000 steps. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. is warning against fitness trackers such as FitBit, citing privacy concerns. Sen. Schumer Calls for Ban on Ubiquitous Yoga Mat Chemical  Fitbit Recalls ‘Force’ Wristband in Rash Move Chuck Schumer… Read More »

Aug 11, 2014 8:51am

A Very Long Engagement

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IN WEEKS’: President Obama warned Americans this weekend to prepare for a prolonged military fight over the skies of Iraq, striking a defensive and defiant tone over the need to reengage… Read More »