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  • 7 Questions for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

    On the heels of the Washington Post???s revelation that the armed man who scaled the White House fence earlier this month not only entered the executive mansion but bolted past a guard and into the East Room, the Secret Service has come under fire once again.

  • Bill Gates Takes a Stand on Ebola

    America's richest man has a plan to fight Ebola, and he isn't shy about trumpeting its greatest benefactor: the United States.

  • College Laughing Gas Tale a 'Long Time Ago' for Rand Paul

    A profile in the New Yorker traces Rand Paul from child to politician.

  • Grill on the Hill: Secret Service Edition

    By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT WE LEARNED: ABC???s PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE and JOHN PARKINSON reported yesterday that the man who broke into the White House two weeks ago was able to make his way far into the property before being tackled in the...

  • Why Mitt Romney, Barbra Streisand and Karl Rove Keep Emailing You

    You???ve been getting a lot of emails, so I???ll make this quick: These past few days Mitt Romney has been flooding inboxes with emails that begin exactly like the sentence above. The chances you???ve received an email from Mitt Romney are high if you have...

  • White House Intruder Got Farther Than Previously Thought

    He was tackled near the East Room, according to sources.

  • Why Americans View a Growing Economy With Growing Unrest

    The stock market recently hit record highs, unemployment has dropped significantly in the last few years, and the GDP growth has been strong lately, so do Americans react to this seeming economic "boom" by singing the song from the Lego movie, "Everything is Awesome"? Hardly, and quite the contrary. Today, in every single poll, at least two-thirds of Americans think the country is on the wrong track or are dissatisfied with the direction we are going.

  • 3 Times Obama Administration Was Warned About ISIS

    Did the intelligence community underestimate ISIS or did the President? In his 60 Minutes interview, the President seemed to put the blame on the intelligence community, saying ???I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.??? At the White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest cast the net quite a bit wider: ???Everybody was surprised to see the rapid advance that ISIL was able to make from Syria across the Iraqi border,??? said Earnest. But, wait a minute: for nearly a year, senior officials in the US government have been warning about the alarming rise of ISIS, or ISIL as the terrorist group is also known, and the inability of the Iraqi government to confront the threat.

  • The Supremes Tackle Gay Marriage

    By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CONSIDER THIS: Hovering over??the Supreme Court???s 2014 docket of interesting cases is the blockbuster issue of gay marriage. According to ABC???s Supreme Court watcher ARIANE DE VOGUE, the justices will meet behind closed doors today to discuss whether to hear...

  • Gay Marriage, 6 Other Big Issues on Supreme Court Agenda

    Hovering over the Supreme Court???s 2014 docket of interesting cases is the blockbuster issue of gay marriage. The justices will meet behind closed doors today to discuss whether they should agree to hear one or more cases challenging marriage bans in five states. ???This set of issues is the greatest civil rights issue of our time,??? says former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who is representing one set of challengers. Since the Supreme Court???s historic gay marriage rulings in 2013, three appellate courts have struck bans in five states.

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