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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
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 ...
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,
US Lawmakers Laugh Off Putin's Sanctions
Some U.S. lawmakers are getting a good laugh at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s expense today. The announcement that Russia would respond to U.S. sanctions with penalties of their own aimed at U.S. officials and lawmakers hasn’t exactly gotten the response that Putin perhaps expected. ...
Gates At War, Obama On Defense
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES LUNCH BUDDIES: One day after former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ scathing critique of Vice President Joe Biden’s was exposed, the White House will grant photographers access to the president and vice president’s lunch — normally a private ...
Long-Term Jobless Benefits Clear Hurdle in Senate With GOP Help
Overcoming GOP opposition, the Senate today cleared the way for a vote on extending long-term unemployment benefits for three months, but still must wrestle over a way to fund the measure. Democrats and Republicans will now negotiate over a final bill and what amendments to...