This Week Posts

The Note
Oct 1, 2014 10:22pm

Hillary Clinton Comforts Military Families Who’ve Lost Loved Ones

In her first public appearance since the weekend birth of granddaughter Charlotte, Hillary Clinton spoke at an event this evening in New York for an organization that cares for the families of fallen military members, who greeted her with moving stories of their loved ones…. Read More »

The Note
Oct 1, 2014 10:45am

Senior Congressional Democrat on Secret Service Director: ‘This Lady Has to Go’

  After sleeping on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s testimony, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the most senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, had a change of heart and is now calling for Pierson’s resignation. “The president is not well served…I think this lady… Read More »

By Kirsten Appleton

The Note
Sep 29, 2014 3:33pm

College Laughing Gas Tale a ‘Long Time Ago’ for Rand Paul

Rand Paul has never been shy about voicing his disapproval of America’s war on drugs. And a new profile in the New Yorker, which traces Paul’s life from childhood to potential 2016 presidential contender, details a time when the Kentucky senator reportedly engaged in a little drug… Read More »

By Jessica Puckett

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 28, 2014 3:15pm

Are Bill O’Reilly and Henry Kissinger ‘Simpatico’ on Global Mercenary Force?

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger supports Bill O’Reilly’s idea of a global anti-terrorism mercenary force, the Fox News host told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “I was with Henry Kissinger last night,” O’Reilly said Sunday on “This Week.” “And he told me my idea of a… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 28, 2014 10:34am

Does John Boehner Believe American Boots on Ground Needed to Defeat the Islamic State?

While a U.S.-led coalition continues to strike militants in Iraq and Syria, House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama’s current strategy is insufficient to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS. “If the goal is to destroy ISIS, as the president says it is, I don’t… Read More »

The Note
Sep 28, 2014 12:25am

Reflecting on Ferguson Unrest, Obama Expands Minority Youth Outreach Program

WASHINGTON — President Obama says the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer last August exposed a racial divide between law enforcement and black America, and he vowed to expand a White House program aimed… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 26, 2014 3:15pm

5 Simple Questions About the Syria Strikes

The airstrikes by the US and its allies against ISIS in war-torn Syria leave many questions to be answered. We put five simple ones to ABC News contributor Steve Ganyard, a former deputy assistant secretary of state and a retired Marine Corps colonel. 1] This week… Read More »

The Note
Sep 26, 2014 2:49pm

Ted Cruz Reveals Family’s Struggles, Including Parents’ Alcohol Abuse

Sen. Ted Cruz shared a notably personal story today about his parents’ struggles with alcohol and his father’s decision to leave him and his mother when Cruz was 3. Speaking at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, Cruz, R-Texas, told the group that while living… Read More »

The Note
Sep 26, 2014 12:08pm

Holder Touts Civil Rights Legacy Ahead of Resignation

A day after announcing he would leave the Obama administration in the coming months, Attorney General Eric Holder said his Justice Department would continue to battle “restrictions that discourage, discriminate, or disenfranchise” voters. “I have no intention of slowing down,” he said today at a… Read More »

The Note
Sep 24, 2014 6:25pm

A Giddy Bill Clinton Talks Live With Astronauts in Space

“We’re going places as a planet.” – @NASA‘s @Astro_Cady #CGI2014 pic.twitter.com/1LaJbYzcXv — CGI (@ClintonGlobal) September 24, 2014 It was like Christmas morning for Bill Clinton today at the closing session of his foundation’s annual meeting in New York City, where he surprised the audience by… Read More »