By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 6:25pm

Ted Cruz Backs Call for Probe of Mississippi GOP Primary Runoff

  Chris McDaniel’s plans to legally challenge the results of the Republican Senate run-off in Mississippi have a supporter in Washington:  Sen. Ted Cruz. “Chris McDaniel won a sizable majority of the votes from Republicans who voted in the run-off,” Cruz said in a Monday… Read More »

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 6:24pm

Senate Democrats Take on Supreme Court’s ‘White Men’ Over Contraception Ruling

Senate Democrats said they plan to unveil legislation in the coming weeks in response to the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in the Hobby Lobby contraception case. “This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous, and we’re going to do something about it,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid… Read More »

By ABC News

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 6:13pm

Don’t Look for Congress to Rubber Stamp Obama’s $3.7B Border Request

By Jeff Zeleny and Arlette Saenz There’s no shortage of criticism on Capitol Hill over how President Obama has handled the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border, but don’t look for Congress to simply rubber stamp his $3.7 billion emergency spending request. The concerns are… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 5:39pm

15 Things to do in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention

Today the Republican National Committee recommended Cleveland as the site for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cleveland was chosen over Dallas as the convention’s host city in what was described by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as a “business decision” for the GOP. Read: Republicans Choose… Read More »

World
Jul 8, 2014 3:22pm

Russian Lawmaker Condemns Banknote’s Half-Naked Apollo as Risk to Kids

MOSCOW – A Russian lawmaker has reportedly demanded that the country change the design for its 100-ruble note, which features a drawing of the Greek god Apollo depicted naked from the waist down. In a letter to the Central Bank, Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Roman… Read More »

By ABC News

Pets
Jul 8, 2014 2:33pm

Super Smiley Parrotfish Photobombs Unsuspecting Snorkeler

Say cheese! Judging by this photo going incredibly viral, this hilarious parrotfish is a bit of a diva. The photobombing fish couldn’t get enough of the spotlight as it smiles big for the camera, totally bogarting the lens from an unsuspecting snorkeler in the background…. Read More »

Nation
Jul 8, 2014 2:24pm

Russia Claims Alleged Hacker Was ‘Kidnapped’ by US ‘Agents’

MOSCOW — Russia is accusing “American Secret Service agents” of “kidnapping” an Russian man accused of hacking into computer systems in the United States in order to steal credit card data. Roman Seleznev was arrested over the weekend in Guam, according to federal prosecutors, and… Read More »

Investigative
Jul 8, 2014 1:47pm

Mission Grammatical: CIA Has 185-Page Writing Style Book

The CIA will not say exactly how many civilians have been killed in its drone program, but if it did, it would know exactly how to write the figure – guidance is found in Chapter 2, Section 2 “Numbers 10 or More” in the Agency’s… Read More »

The Note
Jul 8, 2014 12:48pm

Obama’s Plans for $3.7 Billion Immigration Crisis Funds

President Obama today is requesting $3.7 billion to cope with the humanitarian crisis on the border and the spike in illegal crossings by unaccompanied minors from Central America. Roughly half of the funding would go to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide… Read More »

By Nicole Enberg

Press Release
Jul 8, 2014 10:04am

THIS WEEK ON “NY MED,” DR. OZ IS BACK TO DEAL WITH A PERPLEXING CASE OF A MOTORCYLCE COP WHO SUFFERS A MYSTERIOUS STROKE WHILE ON VACATION WITH HIS KIDS

Plus: A 19-year old student pilot survives a fiery plane crash and then mesmerizes his doctors with his amazing story Watch Episode 203 Preview After nearly two years of production, “NY MED” is back. This fast-paced, eight-part series mostly toggles between the orderly operating rooms… Read More »