Nightline Posts

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 »

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 »

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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 »

The Note
Jul 9, 2014 2:55pm

Boehner Wants National Guard Deployed to Border

House Speaker John Boehner appealed once again to President Obama today to deploy the National Guard to relieve the border patrol and send additional personnel to process and remove the children who entered the country illegally. The speaker was also non-committal on the president’s request… Read More »

World
Jul 8, 2014 3:22pm

Russian Lawmaker Condemns Banknote’s Half-Naked Apollo as Risk to Kids

MOSCOW – A Russian lawmaker has reportedly demanded that the country change the design for its 100-ruble note, which features a drawing of the Greek god Apollo depicted naked from the waist down. In a letter to the Central Bank, Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Roman… Read More »

The Note
Jul 4, 2014 12:34pm

Hillary Clinton Says She’s Donated All University Speaking Fees

Hillary Clinton continued to justify her high-dollar speaking fees on Friday, telling ABC News’ Ann Compton that all of the money she’s made from colleges over the past year and a half has been donated to her family’s foundation. “All of the fees have been… Read More »

The Note
Jun 30, 2014 7:26pm

Why Hillary Clinton Didn’t Apologize for Iraq Vote During 2008 Campaign

During a live Facebook chat at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado today, Hillary Clinton explained that the reason she did not just apologize for her 2002 Iraq War vote during her 2008 presidential campaign was because she didn’t want to be “one more person”… Read More »

The Note
Jun 30, 2014 7:03pm

Hillary Clinton Warns Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘A Really Bad Slippery Slope’

Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court’s decision on Hobby Lobby on Monday, describing it is as “deeply disturbing” and a “really bad slippery slope” that should incite a “real outcry” from the American public. “I obviously disagree,” Clinton said when asked during a live-Facebook chat… Read More »

The Note
Jun 30, 2014 1:19pm

Hobby Lobby Ruling Reignites Calls for Repeal by Possible GOP Candidates

Several high-profile Republicans possibly eyeing a presidential bid in 2016 praised the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby as a victory for religious liberty while also sharply attacking the Obama administration for executive overreach through his signature legislative achievement. In an extremely contentious… Read More »