By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Sep 18, 2014 6:13pm

President Obama’s ISIS Plan Divides Iraq War Veterans In Congress

Congress’s sixteen Iraq war veterans are divided in their support of President Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. While the measure to authorize the president’s plan, known as Title X, passed in the House on Wednesday, a bipartisan group… Read More »

The Note
Sep 18, 2014 4:56pm

7 Photos of Ukraine’s President the White House Wants Putin to See

Paging Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s some photos the White House wants you to see. From the halls of Congress to the Oval Office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the highest leaders in the United States today, sending a clear message to Russia about… Read More »

The Note
Sep 18, 2014 4:33pm

Customs and Border Protection to Investigate Officer Misconduct, Test Body Cameras

Responding to complaints of excessive force, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has announced the agency will now have the authority to conduct criminal investigations into misconduct within its ranks and will introduce the use of body cameras. “This is something that has not… Read More »

The Note
Sep 18, 2014 4:03pm

Hillary Clinton Blames Republicans for ‘Egregious’ Policies Toward Women

During a panel at the Center for American Progress today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message was clear: Equal pay for women, access to affordable, quality childcare, paid sick leave, and the full participation by women in the U.S. labor force will lead to… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

The Note
Sep 18, 2014 12:28pm

U.S. Senate Candidate Gets Boost From ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

Winter, er, Election Day is coming. Enter for your chance to hang out with wolves, dragons and… New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall? Ok, maybe the wolves and dragons will be no shows, but Udall’s campaign has enlisted the help of “Game of Thrones” author George… Read More »

The Note
Sep 18, 2014 8:40am

The Senate’s Turn

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE APPROVES OBAMA’S PLAN, SENATE VOTES TODAY: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s request to authorize the U.S. military to train and equip vetted Syrian opposition forces in the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS, sending the bill… Read More »

The Note
Sep 17, 2014 11:39pm

Obamas Bend Ban on Selfies for Cute Kids

Ever since President Obama inadvertently got in hot water for appearing in a sponsored Samsung selfie tweet with Big Papi, he and the first lady have largely avoided self-shot photos with fans in crowds. But on Wednesday, in separate cities, the president and first lady… Read More »

National Security
Sep 17, 2014 7:39pm

Air Force Drops ‘So Help Me God’ Requirement in Enlistment Oaths

Air Force members once again have the option of omitting the phrase “so help me God” from their enlistment and appointment oaths.  The service joins the other three military branches in making the phrase optional for its service members, a practice it had followed until… Read More »

The Note
Sep 17, 2014 6:29pm

Joe Biden Refers to Asia as ‘The Orient’

DES MOINES, Iowa – Vice President Joe Biden described Asia as “the Orient’ in a speech here today, hours after he apologized for using a word that could be perceived as anti-Semitic. “You know, on the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President… Read More »

The Note
Sep 17, 2014 6:16pm

Phoenix Wait-Lists ‘Contributed’ to VA Deaths

Delays caused by secret waiting lists “contributed” to deaths at the Phoenix VA earlier this year, an assistant inspector general who helped draft a controversial Inspector General report admitted today under intense questioning by the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The assertion by Dr. John Daigh… Read More »