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VP Hopeful Mike Pence at Homecoming Rally: 'I'm Going to Take Hoosier Ideals to Washington'
At Mike Pence's first solo rally since becoming Donald Trump ’s running mate, the Indiana governor said he was "humbled" to join the presumptive GOP presidential candidate's ticket. "My fellow Hoosiers, I'm here to announce that today in New York City, I accepted Donald Trump's invitation to run
GOP Trump Skeptics Praise Selection of 'Anti-Trump' Pence for VP
Donald Trump ’s apparent selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate could help the presumptive GOP nominee win the support of skeptical conservatives. Trump asked Pence to be his running mate Thursday afternoon, and the Indiana governor accepted, a source with direct knowledge told
Senate Clears Way to OK Drone Memo Author's Nomination
The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday on the judicial nomination of David Barron, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored memos providing legal justification for using drone strikes against U.S. citizens. The Senate voted 52-43 to invoke cloture on Barron’s nomination to ...
Instant Index: Hank the Dog Becomes Baseball Superstar
From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the ...
Lamakers Ask 'What's Next?' After Fort Hood (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE SPEAKER SPEAKS: House Speaker John Boehner yesterday expressed condolences for the victims of the latest Fort Hood shooting and said Congress should explore ways to better prevent mentally ill people from acquiring firearms, as investigators ...
A Senator Attends Incorrect Hearing, Excuses Himself: 'I'm at the Wrong Hearing
Aide to Sen. Dan Coats slips him a note during the hearing to inform him of the mistake
Oops! Senator Goes to Wrong Hearing
Between committee hearings, meetings with constituents and votes on the floor, lawmakers on Capitol Hill juggle some pretty hectic schedules. And the busy agenda caught up this week with one senator who accidentally attended the wrong hearing. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., sat down at what he...
What?!? No Ski Trip to Slushy Sochi? Sen. Dan Coats' Top 10 Russia Sanctions Bummers
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., took to Twitter Friday to mock Russia’s decision to block him and five other U.S. lawmakers from entering its country. Channeling late-night host David Letterman, the senator tweeted the top 10 things he won’t be able to do since he’s barred...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PUTIN MOCKS U.S. SANCTIONS: In his first reaction to a stinging set of sanctions imposed by the Obama administration on some of his closest friends and advisers, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia not retaliate with more sanctions,