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Hillary Clinton's Ladies (And Gentlemen) In Waiting
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES RISE OF THE MACHINE: This morning, as Washington, DC slumbers through recess and public attention even in Iowa is far from presidential politics, a group of Democratic activists and office-holders will gather in Des Moines to discuss a topic very...
The Note: Alright Already, We'll All Drone On
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘OUR FIGHT ENTERS A NEW PHASE’: In a wide-ranging speech at the National Defense University, in Washington D.C., on Thursday, President Obama launched a spirited defense of his administration’s efforts to pursue terrorists overseas, even while he ...
Will The Ghosts Of Benghazi Haunt Hillary? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES EXCLUSIVE — BENGHAZI TALKING POINTS UNDERWENT 12 REVISIONS: When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the ...
What's The Answer To The Sequester Question? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IS SEQUESTRATION HERE TO STAY? Lawmakers and the American public seem to agree on two things lately: First, sequestration was designed to be so unpleasant that it would never go into effect, and second, something needs to be done about...
Capitol Hill's Coming Attractions (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DEBT BATTLE BREWING: After the House of Representatives passed a budget and a stop-gap measure to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year yesterday, ABC’s John Parkinson notes that Congress is now poised to turn its attention to a...
The Quiet Crisis (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 57 TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF THE SEQUESTER: If the heads of 20 federal agencies are to be believed, disastrous consequences await if President Obama and Congress fail to reach a budget deal, triggering the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as ...
'Capturing Love': Gay Weddings Don't Fit the Straight Mold
When Kathryn Hamm's mother looked for a shower gift for her daughter's gay "wedding" ceremony, all she could find were photo albums with images of traditional male grooms and female brides. And Hamm herself had embarrassing moments when she and her bride-to-be registered for gifts and one had to be
State Of The Union Sneak Peek
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT OBAMA WILL SAY: With the State of the Union less than a week away, President Obama yesterday outlined a laundry list of priorities that he plans to address in the speech. “I’m going to be talking about making sure...
Clinton And Koch - A Day Of Departures (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CHANGING OF THE GUARD: It’s Hillary Clinton’s last day in Foggy Bottom. Sen. John Kerry will be sworn in on Friday afternoon as Secretary of State in a private, small ceremony, notes ABC’s Dana Hughes. Justice Elena Kagan will swear...