This Week Posts

The Note
Jul 7, 2014 12:41pm

World Cup America? Why a Senator Cites ‘Fairness’ to Strip Qatar of 2022 Contest

With this year’s World Cup sparking renewed interest in soccer in the United States, a push is brewing to get another World Cup on U.S. soil – sooner rather than later. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has sent a letter to world soccer leaders calling on… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 6, 2014 1:13pm

Rick Perry: Obama Doesn’t Care Whether Border Is Secure

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said today he doesn’t think President Obama “particularly cares” about the immigration problem he said is plaguing the United States’ southern border, and charged that the administration has even sent “powerful messages” that people who cross the border illegally… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 6, 2014 1:08pm

‘A Murder is a Murder Whether It’s a Jew or an Arab,’ Says Israeli Ambassador

As tensions escalate in the Middle East, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. said the Israeli government plans to find and prosecute those who murdered a Palestinian teenager in what appears to be a revenge killing. Ron Dermer condemned the murder of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir,… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Jul 6, 2014 12:55pm

U.S. Border Protection Head: Central American Immigrants Not Dangerous

The migrants from Central Americasurging across the border are “family members” and do not present a danger to the U.S., Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said today. “These are family members, these are not gang members, these are not dangerous individuals,” Kerlikowske told… Read More »

Celebrities
Jul 6, 2014 9:19am

Hillary Clinton Wants Meryl Streep to Play Her in a Movie About Her Life

There appears to be one choice for Hillary Clinton that is not a hard one: that is, which actress she would want to play her in a movie about her life. The former secretary of state, who is currently touring Europe promoting her new memoir,… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 3, 2014 11:23am

GOP Fights ‘War on Women’ Stamp with Battleground States Recruiting Effort

Carly Fiorina is hitting back against accusations Republicans have a so-called “war on women.” The former Republican Senate candidate from California has started a political action committee to help Republicans woo women in 2014 – and challenge Democrats’ claims that the GOP is on the… Read More »

The Note
Jul 2, 2014 2:51pm

Chris McDaniel Just Won’t Give Up After GOP Senate Primary Loss

Chris McDaniel lost the GOP Mississippi Senate primary to six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran by some 6,700 votes, if the official tally is to be believed. But McDaniel refuses to concede. He and his supporters continue to mull legal challenges, based on the still unproven claim… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Jul 1, 2014 1:12pm

‘Duck Dynasty’ Kin Readies for ‘Kissing Congressman’ in House Race

Call it a primary season plot twist for the “Duck Dynasty“ clan. Although he’s now running against the “kissing Congressman” for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat, “Duck Dynasty”  relative Zach Dasher wants to keep his GOP primary campaign about “ideas, and not people.” “This race is… Read More »

The Note
Jul 1, 2014 11:52am

First Lady Has No Taste for President Obama’s Crack Pie Joke

President Obama joked Monday night at an LGBT event that the White House pastry chef’s pies are so good – well, they must have crack cocaine in them! But first lady Michelle Obama had no taste for the president’s not-so wisecrack. THE PRESIDENT: He’s —… Read More »

The Note
Jul 1, 2014 7:34am

North Korea Still Beckons US Tourists Despite Prosecutions

North Korea is still open for Western tourists, according to the agencies that organize such trips, despite word that at least two Americans are being prosecuted there. “If you’re looking for a vacation that comes with bragging rights, you’ve found it!” New Jersey-based Uri Tours’… Read More »