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The Note
Jul 30, 2014 7:35pm

Boehner v. Obama: House Approves Resolution to Sue President

In a partisan vote that marks a new escalation in the Republican confrontation with President Obama, the House of Representatives approved a resolution to authorize Speaker John Boehner to initiate litigation against the president. Five Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic Caucus in opposition to the… Read More »

The Note
Jul 30, 2014 1:59pm

Former IRS Official Calls Conservatives ‘Crazies’ and Worse in Newly Released Emails

Former IRS senior official Lois Lerner apparently believed conservatives were “a–holes” and “crazies,” according to emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee today. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Michigan, released a redacted email exchange from… Read More »

By ABC News

Nation
Jul 29, 2014 8:55pm

Water Main Break Floods UCLA’s Basketball Court, Campus Buildings

A 100-year-old water main near the UCLA campus in Los Angeles ruptured Tuesday afternoon, spewing water into the air, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures, ABC station KABC reported. A geyser surged from the 30-inch pipe into the middle of Sunset Boulevard. Streets… Read More »

The Note
Jul 28, 2014 5:02pm

Why a Frustrated Democrat Wants a Swimming Pool in Darrell Issa’s Committee Room

A frustrated California congressman is calling for a swimming pool to be installed in the chambers of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — to facilitate a medieval litmus test. In a statement caked thick with sarcasm, Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., called on the committee’s… Read More »

The Note
Jul 22, 2014 3:38pm

Joe Biden’s DJ Nephew Is Taking the Music Industry by Storm

There’s an up-and-coming D.J. on the New York scene. He spins at Montauk hotspot the Surf Lodge, Hamptons parties hosted by club promoter Ronnie Flynn, and “Saturday Night Live” after-parties. Oh, and his uncle happens to be the vice president. Jamie Biden, 32, is taking… Read More »

By ABC News

Home
Jul 21, 2014 7:19pm

5 Ways to Spot a Home Flip Money Pit

Just a few weeks after Eric Mann bought a Brooklyn brownstone for $1.2 million in February — and painted the walls, sanded the floors and added a $300 chandelier — he sold it for $2.1 million. “I was extremely lucky,” said Mann, who said he’d… Read More »

The Note
Jul 15, 2014 6:24pm

House Passes $11 Billion Highway Bill in Bipartisan Vote

WASHINGTON — Behind a slight majority of Democratic votes, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted late this afternoon to approve a $10.8 billion short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund. The temporary lifeline for the nation’s construction workers passed 367-55, with 186 Democrats joining 181… Read More »

By Alexander Mallin

The Note
Jul 10, 2014 5:10pm

Veteran Suicides Draw Tearful Families to Capitol Hill

ABC News’ Alexander Mallin and Jake Lefferman report: In an emotional House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing today, a panel of parents decried failures in the VA and the Department of Defense as contributing to the mental pressures that led their sons to kill themselves…. Read More »

The Note
Jul 10, 2014 2:04pm

Boehner Pins Border Crisis on Obama’s ‘False Hope’

House Speaker John Boehner pinned ownership of the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border squarely on President Obama, complaining today that the president’s immigration policies have encouraged migrants to stream across our border. Boehner contended that throughout his presidency, Obama has given migrants “false… Read More »

By ABC News

Travel
Jul 9, 2014 5:42pm

What It’s Like to Plummet Down the World’s Tallest Waterslide

Standing at 168 feet tall, Verruckt, which is German for “insane,” is the world’s tallest waterslide, but it may be more of a tower of terror than a water ride. Located at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, riders have to climb 270… Read More »