By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: CONTROVERSIAL OBAMA TAPE RESURFACES: ABC’s Jake Tapper reported on “Good Morning America” today that on debate eve the Obama campaign was dealing with the resurfacing of a clip of a speech from five years ago featuring...
CLINTON, Iowa — It was a homecoming of sorts for Paul Ryan’s family here, but it didn’t stop some tough questions from Iowa voters who are used to grilling their candidates before casting their ballots. At his town hall here, the GOP vice presidential candidate...
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This story is part of USA TODAY's series, "The Price of Power," which tracks the political and business relationships between public officials and donors. WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain secured millions in federal funds for a land acquisition program that provided a windfall for an Arizona developer
Sen. John McCain secured millions in federal funds for a land acquisition program that provided a windfall for an Arizona developer whose executives were major campaign donors, public records show. McCain, who has made fighting special-interest projects a centerpiece of his presidential campaign,
Lindsay Lohan's Mother Reportedly Plans a Reality Show to Turn Her Other Kids Into Stars
Dakota Fanning is known for playing cute, little girls, but her latest film role is more controversial than cute. In her new film, "Hounddog," an independent film that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, Fanning, 12, plays a troubled 12-year-old who is sexually abused by her father. Some of that
The wife of a Seattle-area sheriff's deputy has gone into hiding after her husband allegedly raped her following an argument. Before Joyce DeAllah fled Wednesday night, she contacted ABC News' Seattle affiliate KOMO to tell her story and what she described as a desperate escape from an abusive
Two children are dead and another is lucky to be alive in what Kent police are calling one of the worst cases of child abuse they have ever seen. Police went to the apartment Sunday after they were told by the children's paternal grandmother that she was not able to get in touch with anyone there,