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Study warns about Inglewood project
LOS ANGELES -- A report commissioned by the developer of a downtown Los Angeles football stadium warns that a rival project nearby could be a potential terrorist target because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport. The report was released Friday at a time when several potential
3 Reasons Why CPAC Is 'American Idol' For Political Nerds
By MICHAEL FALCONE and ERIN DOOLEY NOTABLES DO YOU CPAC? The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, will draw almost all of the Republican Party’s likely presidential contenders to the Washington, DC area over the next three days. They’re each given 20 minutes...
Ex-Homeland Security Secretaries, Even the Republicans, Blast Congress Over DHS Funding Impasse
In the latest rhetorical salvo over funding for the Department of Homeland Security , Secretary Jeh Johnson stood shoulder-to-shoulder today with two of his Republican predecessors, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, blasting Congress for threatening funding for the department. Ridge was equally blunt
The Note: Jeb Bush, A Family Matter
The Note 2/19/2015 The Note: Jeb Bush, A Family Matter By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe) NOTABLES JEB BUSH ANALYSIS–ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Can you be your own man while sharing a last name with other men with complicated legacies inside and outside your own...
Jeb Bush on Comparisons to Brother, Father: 'I Am My Own Man'
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gave his first foreign policy address since indicating he is exploring a 2016 run for the White House and aimed to distinguish himself from his brother and father, both former presidents. He told the audience “I am my own man,” even though he is seeking guidance from
Are We at 'War' With ISIS? White House Insists We're Not
When does a sustained, open-ended American military campaign become a "war"? It's a weighty question drawing much debate online and in the political world. The White House claims the anti- ISIS strategy President Obama announced Thursday night does not amount to a war. President Obama never used
When Is A 'War' A War?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE ‘W’ WORD: When does a sustained, open-ended military campaign become a “war”? It’s a weighty question drawing much debate online and in the political world, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER notes. The White House claims the anti-ISIS strategy President Obama ...
Enviros On Offense (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TOM STEYER’S GAME PLAN: Billionaire Tom Steyer’s super PAC has outlined its plans for the 2014 elections, ABC’s RICK KLEIN reports. $100 million spread across seven states: Senate races in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, and New Hampshire, and governor’s ...
Another White House vs. GOP Immigration Spat
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WELL, THAT DIDN’T GO WELL: President Obama phoned House Majority Leader Eric Cantor yesterday to implore the GOP’s floor guardian to take up the Senate’s comprehensive immigration legislation, but judging by Cantor’s response, there’s no way that is ...