This Week Posts

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Sep 16, 2014 12:18pm

Prescription Drug Deaths Keep Rising: CDC

By Dr. Gina Jabbour Deaths from prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2011, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1999, there were 4,263 deaths linked to opioid drugs but, by… Read More »

The Note
Sep 14, 2014 7:53pm

Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Here at the Iowa Steak Fry you can’t miss them even if you tried. Members of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Ready for Hillary are out in droves: signing up new volunteers, slapping their bumper stickers on attendees’ cars, handing out T-shirts… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 14, 2014 3:48pm

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Roger Goodell ‘Should Go’ If He Lied

ABC News’ Micki Fahner reports: Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., added his voice to the growing debate surrounding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s fate, saying that Goodell “should go” if he lied about the NFL not having seen the violent video of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 14, 2014 12:29pm

WH Chief of Staff Expresses Confidence Iraqi Army Can Take on ISIS

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, saying the United States is at war with ISIS, today expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to take on the militant Islamic group even though it has failed to do so effectively in the past. “There is now… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

The Note
Sep 13, 2014 8:51am

Bill Maher Takes Aim at Minnesota Congressman

Incumbent GOP Rep. John Kline’s Minnesota congressional seat is a little less safe today thanks to comedian and television host Bill Maher. Maher has decided to target Kline for his “Flip A District” campaign, a midterm election-themed segment on his HBO show, “Real Time with… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 13, 2014 8:27am

Three Democrats Who Could Challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading back to Iowa for the first time since 2008 this weekend to speak at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry. And since she says she’ll probably decide on a 2016 run “after the first of the year,” ABC… Read More »

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 7:53pm

Girl Disappointed Obama Not Beyoncé

President Obama and the first lady made a surprise stop at a Washington, D.C., charter school this afternoon to participate in a service project, much to the dismay of a young girl who had hoped the surprise visitor would be Beyoncé. “I understand,” Obama told… Read More »

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 7:40pm

Secret Service Nabs White House Fence-Jumper

A dramatic scene unfolded at the White House today as Secret Service agents raced to confront and apprehend a young man who broke the security perimeter. “Drop down! Drop down!” Secret Service officers shouted, as they rushed across the North Lawn, their guns at the… Read More »

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 5:13pm

Why Obama Insists His ISIS Strategy Is Legal

The White House says President Obama does not need Congressional approval for expanded strikes against ISIS in Iraq and possibly Syria because he already has the authority he needs based under the 2001 Authorization for Military Force against Al Qaeda and its affiliates that was… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 12:28pm

Republican and Democratic Senators Stranded Together on Deserted Island

Congressmen from opposing parties have a hard time getting along sometimes. Here’s one way to solve that: abandon them on a deserted island. From the people who brought you “Naked and Afraid” comes Discovery Channel’s “Rival Survival,” where two politicians are forced to set aside… Read More »