HAPPY FATHER’S DAY — RYAN LIZZA: McCain chafes at Rubio — SCHUMER: Immigration needs 70 votes in Senate to give momentum for House — EMMETT BELIVEAU named director of White House Military Office

BULLETIN – Jennifer Epstein: “White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told Bob Schieffer on CBS's ‘Face the Nation’ that he is unsure of whether leaker Edward Snowden is still in Hong Kong: ‘I don’t know where he is.’ McDonough suggested he has doubts about some of the claims Snowden made, including that he would have been able to access President Obama's personal accounts. McDonough said it's ‘surely my view that [Snowden] did’ overstate what he was capable of doing. McDonough also cautioned against ‘some of the hyperbole that’s now being thrown around’ by Snowden and others, which can ‘somehow cast a pall on the intelligence community’ and all the hard-working, patriotic people working in the field.” --NEXT WEEK'S NEW YORKER cover, “Uncle Sam Is Listening,” by Richard McGuire http://bit.ly/124hHf6 Story Continued Below --“U.S. spy agency paper says fewer than 300 phone numbers closely scrutinized,” by Reuters’ Mark Hosenball: “The U.S. government only searched for detailed information on calls involving fewer than 300 specific phone numbers among the millions of raw phone records collected by the National Security Agency in 2012, according to a government paper ... The unclassified paper was circulated Saturday within the government by U.S. intelligence agencies and apparently is an attempt by spy agencies and the Obama administration to rebut accusations that it overreached in investigating potential militant plots. ... The paper ... said that data from the NSA phone and email collections programs not only led U.S. investigators to the ringleader of a plot to attack New York's subway system in 2009, but also to one of his co-conspirators in the United States.” http://reut.rs/11EqGDS --“Cheney: Snowden is a 'traitor,' possibly Chinese spy,” by Jennifer Epstein: Former Vice President Cheney told Chris Wallace on Continue Reading

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! — Not The Onion: Ames Straw Poll may be in peril — Cantor to stay in debate on issues — Cate Edwards on cover of WashPost Mag — NYT Public Editor: behind scenes of digital grow

SUNDAY BEST – ABC’s Jonathan Karl, substitute anchor of ABC’s “This Week,” to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, in his first broadcast-network interview since his loss: “Would you rule out becoming a lobbyist?” CANTOR: “I don’t think that I wanna be a LOBBYIST, but I do want to … play a role in the public debate. I’ve had a lot of experience, obviously, in the intersection of government, politics, issues affecting the global economy. … I’ve been very gratified by the number of people that have reached out to me ALREADY.” Story Continued Below --MORE CANTOR to KARL: “We've got to be focused on how we, as conservatives, can help people that are suffering under this economy, under Obama's policies. … As I go forward, I will continue to find ways that I can be influential in making sure that we continue that drive for solutions. … We've got to demonstrate that conservative ideas -- through limited government, personal responsibility, creating more space in the private sector -- is the answer to so many working middle class people's problems right now.” --CANTOR on CNN’s “State of the Union,” to Dana Bash and Gloria Borger, substitute co-anchors: “I'm looking forward and I think … a lot of folks are going to be interested in that. But to me, the problems that people are facing in this country are a lot greater than any kind of setback -- political setback, personal setbacks I've got. So I really am very focused on continuing on the mission that I've tried to be about here in Washington. It's those reform conservative solutions that actually can be applied to people's problems in the working middle class of this country, the poor, and for everyone.” --N.Y. Times A1, below fold, “For Businesses And the G.O.P., A Cantor Effect,” by Jeremy W. Peters and Shaila Dewan: “His loss at the hands of David Brat Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day — JAY SEKULOW: Trump is not under investigation — Scalise update — WHITE HOUSE week ahead — KNOWING MARK CORALLO – SCHUMER’s first big test — WEEKEND READS – RODAY/MARRE wedding pool report

Driving the Day Good Sunday morning. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! SPEAKER PAUL RYAN discusses what he’s learning as a father as his kids approach their teenage years. http://bit.ly/2rJIO3F FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- Speaker Paul Ryan spent the weekend at the Homestead in Virginia for his annual “Team Ryan” summer outing. His message to K Streeters and donors: the Republican agenda is on track. The Wisconsin Republican laid out his preferred timeline for Obamacare repeal bill, saying that it will be done by mid-summer and tax reform will be completed by the end of the year. Ryan said that he expected the Senate to pass their health care bill before the July 4 recess and that would give House Republicans the rest of July to take action. Ryan said he has been talking to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell daily. Ryan also was bullish on infrastructure, telling the group that a series of infrastructure bills will be passed by the end of the year. SPOTTED: Chris Russell, Bob Wood, Chris Giblin, David Tamasi, Richard Hunt, Ray Berman, Ed Kutler and Nicole Gustafson.Story Continued Below STATEMENTS FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FROM CAMP DAVID -- @realDonaldTrump at 6:38 a.m.: “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm,..” … at 6:46 a.m.: “...massive regulation cuts, 36 new legislative bills signed, great new S.C.Justice, and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Tax Cuts in works!” …at 7:02 a.m.: “The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating.That’s higher than O’s #’s!” -- @kylegriffin1: “For reference (spot the outlier): Gallup 38 … Economist/YouGov 42 … Reuters/Ipsos 40 … PPP 41 … Quinnipiac 34 … Rasmussen 50” **SUBSCRIBE to Playbook: http://politi.co/2lQswbh TAKE NOTE: Trump had just one surrogate Continue Reading

CBS News Logo Fathers Day 2014: Techie gifts for Dad

Before choosing to give another watch or tie for Fathers Day this year, check out these high-tech gifts for dear old Dad. For the more fashionable fathers, try a pair of Ravi Ratan cufflinks that double as a WiFi hotspot and a two-gigabyte flash drive. Priced at $250, all he has to do is download the software and plug the hotspot into his laptop via the USB port. If Dad hates mowing the lawn, give him a break from yard duty with Kyodo America's LawnBott. The grass-cutting bot can handle lawns up to 24,000 square feet and should last three hours on a single charge. At $2,800, it might be a splurge, but Dad's back will thank you. If sports are more his thing, get him a wearable gadget to help with that golf swing. With the Garmin Approach S4, he can have access to stats on 33,000 international golf courses. The $300 watch can also display text messages and emails from your smartphone. Zepp also offers a $150 sensor that attaches to his glove to capture and analyze his swing, while comparing it to the pros. And if golf isn't his game, Zepp also makes tennis and baseball versions. For any father who loves the great outdoors -- but doesn't want to leave his phone behind -- a BioLite Bundle could make a great gift for $225. The CampStove, also available separately, will not only cook up meals, but generate electricity at the same time, so he can charge that phone. Use the KettlePot to brew some coffee or warm up dinner -- and when he's on the go, the KettlePot makes a handy carrying case for the stove. Happy Fathers Day! Continue Reading

Read Sen. John McCain’s Valentine’s Day message to wife Cindy McCain

Sen. John McCain, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer, on Wednesday tweeted a poignant Valentine's Day message to his wife, Cindy."Happy #ValentinesDay to my valentine @cindymccain!"The tweeted included an old photo of Cindy hugging McCain, who is wearing a plaid flannel shirt and a University of Arizona baseball cap.McCain, 81, and Cindy McCain, 63, have been married since May 17, 1980. McCain is the 2008 Republican nominee for president and a six-term senator from Arizona.McCain in July was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. In December, he was hospitalized in Bethesda, Maryland, for a viral infection and for side effects to his ongoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. He returned to Arizona on Dec. 17 where he has remained, getting physical therapy at his family's cabin in Cornville, near Sedona.McCain missed an informal goal of returning to the Senate in January and it remains unclear when he will go back to Washington, D.C.Meghan McCain, the couple's daughter, also tweeted about Ash Wednesday, which fell on Valentine's Day this year, and expressed gratitude toward Christians "who will keep my father in their prayers.""Today marks the beginning of Lent, of prayer and fasting," she tweeted. "My deep thanks to all believers around the world who will keep my father in their prayers."Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., visited McCain in Cornville on Saturday and reported that McCain is "working hard and gaining strength." Nowicki is The Republic's national political reporter. Follow him on Twitter, @dannowicki. READ MORE: Sen. Flake visits Sen. John McCain, tweets 'he's working hard and gaining strength' Flu season concerns keep Sen. McCain in Arizona, Meghan McCain says Exclusive: McCain's son Jack says every day, dad 'sounds better than the day before' Continue Reading

Trump talks up his administration in Thanksgiving Day messages

President Trump talked up his administration's accomplishments in a series of Thanksgiving Day messages Thursday that also hailed the U.S. military's progress in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State terror group. "We're really winning," Trump said in a video conference with members of the military from Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla. where he is celebrating Thanksgiving. The president praised and thanked troops for their service and said that the U.S. military was "being talked about again as an armed forces."He told the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, whose members are conducting operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan: "Everybody’s talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up."Trump added: "We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around, we’re fighting to win.” He said the Obama administration didn’t allow soldiers on the ground to do their jobs."You’re very, very special people," he said. "You’re fighting for something real, you’re fighting for something good."In an early-morning holiday tweet Thursday, Trump bragged about what he claimed were his presidency's achievements. "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!” More: Trump's in the White House, turkey's on the table: What to do if you don't want to talk politics In his address to troops, he said the U.S. military was inflicting "defeat after defeat" on the Islamic State group. "They weren’t letting you win before; they were letting you break even. ... They weren’t letting you win,” he said, referring to Obama's administration. Trump also told the Continue Reading

‘Breaking Bad’s’ R.J. Mitte wishes TV dad Walter White a Happy Father’s Day in funny video

"Breaking Bad" lives on through Walt Jr.'s special Happy Father's Day message to his unforgettable dad. "Today I would like to pay tribute to a great man," R.J. Mitte said of his TV dad, Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston. "Some called him Walter, others called him Heisenberg, but I called him dad." The nearly two-and-a-half minutes clip shows the 21-year-old actor going down a laundry list of White's best fatherly moments. "A lot of fathers say they would do anything to provide for their family," Mitte continued. "But you, Walter White, really meant anything." From cooking meth to poisoning a child or choking "a man named Crazy Eight with a bike lock," Mitte covered all the bases of what made his fictional father a standout. "You always made sure that your family had an A1 day," he jokingly said with a stoic expression while making reference to the car wash his TV parents owned in the AMC hit series. "Everything you did was for your children, and also your pride, and a ton of money," he added. While he pointed out that some kids would be jealous of how much time White spent with his partner in crime, Jesse Pinkman, he also boasted about how he "never let my girlfriend choke on her own vomit." Cranston's character was battling cancer throughout the series, so Mitte spoke to how White chose to spend his last days. "Instead of spending your dying days with your wife and children, you chose to spend them spraying a white supremacist drug syndicate with an automatic machine gun," he recalled, adding that it "was f---ing awesome." The comedic clip is a part of Screen Junkies series of Father's Day wishes to film and TV dads who have touched our lives. "Most dads say lame knock-knock jokes, but you, you were the one who knocks," Mitte said, paying tribute to a memorable line White said to his wife. "For that, we all thank you and wish you a Happy Continue Reading

Bill Hudson says his kids Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson with ex-wife Goldie Hawn are ‘dead’ to him after harsh Father’s Day posts

Bill Hudson has vowed to disown his two eldest children with Goldie Hawn following their Father's Day messages posted online. "I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own," the once father of five told Sunday's The Mail. Hudson's decision was made on the heels of candid Father's Day posts his kids posted pointing to his absence throughout their lives. FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS ON FACEBOOK. CLICK HERE TO "LIKE." "Happy Abandonment Day ….. @katehudson," Oliver Hudson tweeted along with a photo of him and his sister as children posing with their biological father. Kate Hudson followed up her brother's post with a photo of them as kids with their mother's longtime love Kurt Russell. "Pa, just simply … thank you. Happy Father's Day. I love you to the moon and back," she captioned the pic. Oliver echoed her sentiment and posted another photo with Russell with the caption, "Happy Father's Day, Pa." "I say to them now, 'I set you free,'" Bill told The Mail Sunday. "I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three." Furthermore, Bill has publicly requested that Kate and Oliver ditch their family name. KATE HUDSON REVEALS SHE AND MOTHER GOLDIE HAWN CAN 'SEE DEAD PEOPLE' "I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name," he said. "They are no longer a part of my life. "Oliver's Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack," Bill continued. "He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth." While Bill mourned what he insisted was the end of his relationship with Kate, 36, and Oliver, 38, it's his ex-wife — whom he divorced in 1980 after four years of marriage when Oliver was 4 and Kate was 2 — that he blames. "When we split up, she never had a bad word to say about me. But when Kurt came on the scene, the narrative changed and I became the big, bad wolf," Continue Reading

Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian wish Caitlyn Jenner Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to Caitlyn Jenner. On the first Father's Day since the 65-year-old Olympian, formerly known as Bruce, first introduced Caitlyn to the world, daughter's Kylie, Kendall, and Khloe shared heartfelt messages on social media. "Happy Father's Day my little light of sunshine," Kylie, 17, captioned a throwback photo of her as a little girl along with Kendall, Bruce and mom Kris. She then seemed to quote her father's comforting words as he began making his transition to life as a woman. "You can still call me dad, Kylie. No matter what I'm always going to be your father. That's never going to change," she added on Instagram. Kendall, 19, also posted an old school snapshot of dad Bruce kissing her cheek when she was just a baby. "My whole life this soul was my daddy and just because your appearance is different now doesn't mean you were any less of a father to me my entire life," she wrote. "Happy Father's Day to the personal who raised me, and taught me everything I know, my hero." While Kylie and Kendall are Jenner's biological daughters with the family's momager, Caitlyn also has four stepchildren from Kris' first marriage to Robert Kardashian, including 30-year-old Khloe. "Thank you Lord for blessing me with not one phenomenal father but I was lucky enough to have two," Khloe captioned a photo of Bruce and her late father. "Happy Father's Day!!!" Meanwhile, Kim gave a special Father's Day shout out to her father, Robert, without making mention of Caitlyn. "Happy Fathers Day 2the best dad!" she tweeted with an old photo of her with Robert and older sister Kourtney. "Been a while since you've been gone but the memories run so deep they'll last 4ever." Continue Reading

Josh Duggar thanks dad Jim Bob Duggar for support ‘through the hard times’ in Father’s Day video message

Josh Duggar shared a heartfelt Father's Day video message thanking his dad Jim Bob for always being there for him "through the hard times." The video posted Saturday comes amid the molestation scandal Josh is at the center of after he confessed to fondling young girls, including his sisters, some while they slept, when he was a teenager. HEAR IT: 911 CALLER REPORTS DUGGAR FAMILY REFUSING TO LET OFFICIAL CHECK ON CHILD "Happy Father's Day, pops," Duggar's pregnant wife Anna said at the start of the 1-minute clip. "We're so grateful for you. Happy Father's Day," Josh said. The 27-year-old "19 Kids and Counting" star went on to recall highlights from his childhood of times he spent with his dad like "riding in the tow truck," and working at the car lot where he "can remember learning how to do business deals." "Then later on when we built a house together and we spent three and a half years learning about construction and all the joys and sorrows of all that," he added. JOSH DUGGAR'S SISTERS--AND VICTIMS--DEFEND THEIR BROTHER, INSIST HE'S NOT A CHILD MOLESTER Obviously, Duggar steered clear of the controversy surrounding him and his family since late May when he confessed to molesting young girls when he was just a teenager. While he hasn't spoken publicly about it, his two sisters, whom he molested, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, defended him in a recent TV interview. "He made some bad choices, but really the extent of it was mild, inappropriate touching, on fully clothed victims, most of it while girls were sleeping," Seewald, 22, said on Fox News' "The Kelly File." "We've never claimed to be a perfect family." In his video message to Jim Bob, Josh thanks his dad for "all the moments when you've been there for us through the hard times and through the good times" as his wife Anna, who is expecting their fourth child, a baby girl, lovingly gazes at Continue Reading