This Week Posts

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 »

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 27, 2014 1:16pm

Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an ‘Orderly Border’

With just five days until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state – but there are few signs of support in Congress. “The… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 27, 2014 10:08am

New York Times Editorial Board Backs Legalizing Pot

After The New York Times editorial board came out in support of the U.S. legalizing marijuana, the paper’s editorial page editor told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl this morning on “This Week” that he has smoked pot. “I’ve never asked the people that work for me… Read More »

By ABC News

The Note
Jul 26, 2014 3:36pm

Book Excerpt: ‘The Harding Affair’

Excerpted from The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage During the Great War by James David Robenalt. Copyright (c) 2011 by the author and reprinted by permission of Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Chapter 12: “Fate Timed That Marvelous Coincidence”  The last moments… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 26, 2014 2:20pm

Former Clinton Labor Secretary ‘Impressed’ by Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan

The Former Secretary of Labor to President Bill Clinton told “This Week” he’s impressed by Paul Ryan’s poverty plan ahead of his appearance on the show’s roundtable Sunday. We asked UC Berkley professor Robert Reich about Ryan’s plan, and he also discussed Hillary Clinton’s “dead… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 25, 2014 5:05pm

Sunday on ‘This Week’: Crisis in the Middle East

This Sunday, “This Week” reports the latest on the crisis in the Middle East. Plus, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas – two key players in the last-ditch efforts to address the border crisis – come to “This Week” Sunday. And the… Read More »

The Note
Jul 23, 2014 11:32am

People Keep Trying to Sneak Guns Into the US Capitol

A man was arrested this morning attempting to enter the Cannon House Office Building with a loaded firearm concealed inside a bag, U.S. Capitol Police said. “A firearm was recovered as a result of an administrative search at the rotunda door of the Cannon House… 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 »

The Note
Jul 22, 2014 2:18pm

Pre-Teens Account for Sharpest Spike in Unaccompanied Child Migrants

Children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without parents are increasingly younger, according to newly released figures by the Pew Research Center. Sixteen percent of the minors who’ve crossed illegally and unaccompanied in fiscal year 2014, ending Sept. 30, were 12 and younger, compared with 9 percent… Read More »

By Camille Squires

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 20, 2014 2:20pm

Former NASA Boss: Russia Has US Space Program in ‘Hostage Situation’

Forty-five years ago today, the world watched as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” becoming the first humans to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. The historic Apollo 11 landing established the… Read More »