Military Guns Missing From Police Agencies
The guns-drawn streets of Ferguson jolted America awake to the militarization of the nation's police. Local cops, often untrained in military tactics, may be carrying assault rifles used by our Marines and even Special Forces, using surplus weaponry donated by the Pentagon in a program designed to better equip civilian police against terrorists and heavily armed criminals. However, an ABC News/Fusion investigation found that some police forces are not keeping track of these high-powered weapons.
Sunday on 'This Week': The ISIS Terror Threat
This Sunday, â€œThis Weekâ€? covers the latest on the terror threat warnings over ISIS. And the powerhouse roundtable debates all the weekâ€™s politics, with Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, and ABC Newsâ€™ Cokie Roberts....
The Note: No Strategy
By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) Â NOTABLES â€˜WE DONâ€™T HAVE A STRATEGY YETâ€™: President Obama said Thursday that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria. When the president was...
Why Political E-Mails Are Getting Even Weirder
Like car salesmen itchy to make quota, political campaigns ooze with desperation as the first of each new month approaches. The Federal Election Commission counts donations monthly in an election year like this one, and candidates get eager to post impressive numbers before the deadline as signs of momentum and strength. So they soak their backers in pleadings, proddings, urgings, come-ons and sometimes even threats all via email -- a source of campaign fundraising thatâ€™s exploded over the last decade.
2014's Weirdest And Wackiest Campaign Ads So Far
As one campaign ad ironically admits, nobody likes political ads. But we think youâ€™ll get a kick out of these. From castrated hogs to talking dogs, the ads may lack gravitas -- but they seem designed to attract attention.