The Note
Dec 6, 2014 12:44pm

Four Fast Facts About New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

Here are four things you might not know about New York’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who will sit down with George Stephanopoulos Sunday on “This Week.” 1] EARLY LIFE: Bill de Blasio, New York’s 109th mayor who was elected in a 2013 landslide, could have… Read More »

The Note
Dec 5, 2014 9:02am

Meet Ashton Carter

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ASH CARTER IS THE GUY: President Obama will announce his intent to nominate Ash Carter as the next Secretary of Defense during an event at the White House today, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER reports. The President will be joined by Secretary… Read More »

The Note
Dec 4, 2014 6:28pm

John Thune: ‘Insular’ Pro Sports Leagues Due for ‘Wakeup Call’ From Congress

The Republican takeover of the Senate will bring no respite in the scrutiny professional sports leagues will receive on Capitol Hill, according to the incoming chairman of a key committee. Sen. John Thune, who is in line to take over the chairmanship of the Senate… Read More »

The Note
Dec 4, 2014 9:01am

What Washington Is Saying About Eric Garner

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING ERIC GARNER DEATH: Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that the Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died after being placed in a… Read More »

The Note
Dec 3, 2014 8:59am

Obama, McConnell Hold Bourbon-Less Summit (The Note)

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA PLANS TO NOMINATE ASHTON CARTER AS NEXT DEFENSE SECRETARY: President Obama intends to nominate Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary, according to a source familiar with the decision. ABC’s JONATHAN KARL and JEFF ZELENY report that an announcement is likely by… Read More »

The Note
Dec 2, 2014 8:41am

Staying Out Of It

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JEH JOHNSON OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR TOP PENTAGON JOB: Another one down. Just last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was a top contender to be nominated as the next Defense Secretary. But senior officials tell ABC’s JONATHAN KARL… Read More »

By Christopher Weiss

Dec 2, 2014 12:01am

Racial, Generational & Political Divisions Mark Americans’ Attitudes on Ferguson

Americans divide evenly on last week’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri – with vast racial, political and generational gaps defining public attitudes on the volatile issue. Overall, 48 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll approve and 45 percent disapprove of the grand jury’s… Read More »

The Note
Dec 1, 2014 10:56pm

Hillary Clinton Sidesteps Keystone Pipeline in Speech to Environmental Group

NEW YORK–In an address to an environmental group that fiercely opposes the Keystone XL pipeline Monday evening, Hillary Clinton made no mention of the project. At a fundraising dinner for the League of Conservation Voters, Clinton spent most of her speech expressing support for the… Read More »

The Note
Dec 1, 2014 8:59am

The Lame Duck Countdown

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama is putting the Ferguson fallout front and center today, using his oft-mentioned “convening power” to jump start national dialogue on policing in minority communities. There will be three separate meetings today, according to… Read More »

By Jessica Puckett

George Stephanopoulos
Nov 30, 2014 11:53am

Meet the Tailor for Presidents Past and Present

When Martin Greenfield first saw Dwight D. Eisenhower, it was during the liberation of Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration camp where he was a prisoner in World War II. Greenfield thought the future president looked like a giant. At the time, he had no idea he… Read More »