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The Note
Jul 9, 2014 4:06pm

Texas Democrat Says Obama Looks ‘Detached’ By Failing to Visit Border

Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas says he’s a loyal Democrat, but he believes President Obama is starting to “look detached” by not visiting the border during his trip to Texas this week. Cuellar said he was dumbfounded when he saw pictures of the president making… Read More »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 2:55pm

Boehner Wants National Guard Deployed to Border

House Speaker John Boehner appealed once again to President Obama today to deploy the National Guard to relieve the border patrol and send additional personnel to process and remove the children who entered the country illegally. The speaker was also non-committal on the president’s request… Read More »

By Jake Lefferman

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 1:43pm

Dems Strike Back on Hobby Lobby Case With ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act’

Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Mark Udall fought back today against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling with plans for legislation intended to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act. Joined by fellow Democrats from both chambers of Congress and women’s rights groups,… Read More »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 11:06am

Under Fire for Hefty Fees, Clinton Has Not Released Records of Donations

Hillary Clinton insists that she donates fees for giving speeches at colleges and universities but still has not released documents to back up her claims. In an interview with ABC News’ Ann Compton Friday, Clinton defended the high-dollar fees she charges for speaking at universities by saying the… Read More »

National Security
Jul 8, 2014 7:02pm

HHS Seeks More Military Bases to House Unaccompanied Border Minors

The Department of Health and Human Services is in talks with the Pentagon to use additional bases to house thousands more unaccompanied minors from Central America that are swamping its facilities. The Pentagon is housing 2,700 minors at unused housing facilities at three military bases;… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Companies Consumer Report
Jul 8, 2014 9:07am

Mortgage Mess Settlement Means $3B for Homeowners

Morning Money Memo: The impact of the mortgage mess keeps rumbling through the economy, nearly seven years after the crisis began. A new report says homeowners have received about $3.1 billion in cash as part of a federal settlement with 13 big banks. The deal… Read More »