Oct 19, 2014 5:14pm

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: ‘This Synod Was Not to Make Any Decisions’

  Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said today that the new report regarding family life out from the Catholic Church this weekend does not signify a monumental change in doctrine or teaching. The much-debated document, which included language regarding the church’s stance towards… Read More »

Oct 18, 2014 10:52am

5 Simple Questions About the Midterm Elections Answered

With the midterm elections less than three weeks away, we figured it would be helpful to step back and address a few simple questions. For that, we turn to Shushannah Walshe, deputy political director for ABC News and co-author of “Sarah From Alaska: The Sudden Rise and… Read More »

Oct 16, 2014 11:10am

Excerpt: Tavis Smiley’s ‘Death of a King’

  Excerpted from DEATH OF A KING: THE REAL STORY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S FINAL YEAR. by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz by arrangement with Little, Brown, an imprint of Hachette Book Group (USA), Copyright (c) Tavis Smiley 2014. INTRODUCTION I hold this… Read More »

Oct 14, 2014 7:00am

Amid Broad Worries of an Ebola Outbreak, Two-Thirds Say Government Should Do More

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus in the United States, and about as many in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent it. Indeed, more than four in… Read More »

Oct 12, 2014 12:50pm

Dempsey: ‘Challenging Task’ Against ISIS Without Sunni Support for Iraq Government

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said today that the fight against ISIS would remain a “very challenging task” until the Iraqi government is able to win over the substantial Sunni population living between the capital cities of Iraq and Syria…. Read More »

Oct 12, 2014 12:31pm

Krugman: Obama a More ‘Consequential’ POTUS Than Clinton

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman told ABC News that President Obama has made more lasting changes to the country while in office than the last Democrat in office, President Bill Clinton. “Bill Clinton is an incredibly gifted politician,” Krugman told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. “But,… Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 4:06pm

‘This Week’ Fans Share Their Favorite Films About Politics

Favorite Politics Film? // Read More »

Oct 9, 2014 6:18pm

George Takei on Social Media Success, New Film

This week we asked “Star Trek” actor George Takei about his new documentary “To be Takei,” the move by the Supreme Court that will bring legal same-sex marriage to more states, his time in an internment camp during World War II and the key to… Read More »

Oct 5, 2014 2:39pm

Jack Lew: ‘Important’ That Hong Kong Protests be Resolved Through Peaceful Discussion

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said today it is important to resolve the ongoing pro-democracy protests by thousands in Hong Kong peacefully. “Obviously, we’re watching the situation closely. It’s very important that the situation be resolved through peaceful discussion,” Lew told “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos,… Read More »

Oct 3, 2014 4:45pm

Hong Kong Protests: 5 Key Questions Answered

So, you’ve heard about the protests going on in Hong Kong, but are confused about the details? No problem. The situation is complicated and there are many unknowns. We reached out to Elizabeth Economy, the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director, Asia Studies at the Council… Read More »