This Week Posts

The Note
Aug 28, 2014 4:58pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence on Ferguson

Just off a three-week vacation in the Hamptons, Hillary Clinton used her first day back on the speaking circuit Thursday to address the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, applauding President Obama for his response to the protests and calling for a nationwide effort to improve racial… Read More »

The Note
Aug 28, 2014 4:25pm

Canadian, Russian NATO Missions Troll Each Other On Twitter

In case the actual war in Ukraine wasn’t enough, there’s also a Twitter battle raging between the Canadian and Russian missions to NATO. It all started with the Canadian Twitter account, which on Wednesday tweeted a snarky map intended to “help” the Russian soldiers who… Read More »

The Note
Aug 27, 2014 10:57pm

Russian Incursion in Ukraine ‘Likely Underway,’ US Says

The United States is concerned that a Russian-directed counteroffensive is “likely underway” in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday, citing Russian troops and equipment pushing into Ukraine, shelling in residential towns near the border and heavy fighting near… Read More »

The Note
Aug 27, 2014 2:07pm

US Economy Growing Slower Than White House Predicted

The U.S. economy has grown just 1.5 percent in the 2014 fiscal year – far slower than White House projections – while more than $500 billion of deficit spending was added to the national debt, according to new projections released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget… Read More »

The Note
Aug 26, 2014 7:00am

House Clears Up to $350K for Lawsuit Against Obama

The House of Representatives has hired Baker & Hostetler, one of America’s largest law firms, to the tune of $500 an hour, but a total not to exceed $350,000, to represent the lower chamber in its lawsuit against President Obama. In one of its final… Read More »

The Note
Aug 25, 2014 9:33pm

Oklahoma Sued for Drawing the Blinds on Botched Execution

Prompted by the botched execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett, the ACLU today filed a lawsuit alleging that state prison officials violated reporters’ First Amendment rights when they drew the shade nearly 30 minutes before Lockett’s death. “Because of the State’s use of… Read More »

By Kari Rea

George Stephanopoulos
Aug 24, 2014 1:47pm

Former NYPD Commissioner: Militarization of Police Should Be Examined

Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said today that the federal programs that arm local forces with military-style equipment should be reviewed, perhaps limiting access to situations when there is “a major emergency.” The issue of whether police should be using military equipment has… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Aug 24, 2014 12:42pm

ISIS Intent on Hitting West, ‘External Operations’ Under Way, McCaul Believes

House Homeland Security Chair Rep. Michael McCaul said today he believes that ISIS, the jihadist army that has taken control of large part of Iraq and brutally murdered American journalist James Foley, has external operations under way to hit the West. “Their focus right now… Read More »

The Note
Aug 23, 2014 8:45am

Six Questions For Washington Free Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti

This week we asked Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, six questions about President Obama, Iraq, 2016 – and Kate Upton. 1] Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Obama for playing golf after he delivered the statement addressing the brutal… Read More »

The Note
Aug 22, 2014 3:33pm

Rick Perry Doesn’t ‘Really Understand the Details’ of Indictment

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry returned to New Hampshire Friday for the first time since 2012, as he tries to rehab his political image after a failed presidential bid. Speaking to a group of business leaders here, Perry tried to focus on substance,… Read More »