This Week Posts

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Aug 22, 2014 1:33pm

Amanda Curtis Is a Rare Breed of Montana Democrat

Montana has never seen a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate like state Rep. Amanda Curtis. Selected by state Democrats last week to replace Democratic Sen. John Walsh on their November ticket after a plagiarism scandal derailed his re-election bid, Curtis is a far cry from  the… Read More »

The Note
Aug 21, 2014 6:30am

EMILY’s List Drops Big Money in Georgia Senate Race

There’s a new big spender in Georgia. EMILY’s List, the political action committee that supports pro-abortion-rights Democratic female candidates, has bought $1 million of air time in Atlanta’s media market to run a TV ad attacking the business record of Republican Senate candidate and former… Read More »

The Note
Aug 20, 2014 12:53pm

Rick Perry Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today pleaded not guilty to two felony charges on which he was indicted relating to a 2013 veto threat. Perry’s attorneys entered the not guilty plea this morning and waived his formal arraignment scheduled for Friday morning. “The waiver of arraignment… Read More »

The Note
Aug 20, 2014 10:59am

Bush’s Birthday Gift to Clinton a Bucket of Cold Water?

When former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager, pro-golfer Rory McIlroy, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and philanthropist Woody Johnson nominated President George W. Bush for the ice bucket challenge to strike out ALS, the former president wasn’t sure that pouring a pail of… Read More »

The Note
Aug 20, 2014 8:41am

White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist

ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News. The White House had been aware of the threat prior to the release of a video Tuesday night… Read More »

The Note
Aug 19, 2014 3:14pm

US Rejects International Criticism of Ferguson Police

A State Department spokeswoman pushed back against countries like Egypt, Iran and China that have chided U.S. law enforcement for its handling of protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown. Marie Harf said such countries, which, at best, have… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Aug 19, 2014 11:48am

Paul Ryan Implores GOP to Offer a ‘Meaningful Choice’ in 2016

For Rep. Paul Ryan, the lesson of the Republican loss in the 2012 presidential election was the need for the GOP to offer Americans “a meaningful choice” on Election Day, even if he isn’t the next Republican presidential candidate. “This isn’t just a ‘me’ book… Read More »

The Note
Aug 18, 2014 12:25pm

Hillary Clinton Is Finally Going Back to Iowa

Hillary Clinton is going back to Iowa for the first time in six years. The former secretary of state will headline Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Indianola next month, making her first visit to the state since 2008. “Democrats in Iowa are going… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Aug 17, 2014 1:35pm

Rep. Kinzinger: ‘Worst Case Scenario’ for Mideast Playing Out in Iraq, Syria

ABC News’ Elizabeth McLaughlin and Jake Lefferman report: Rep. Adam Kinzinger issued a stark warning about recent events in Iraq today on “This Week” and called for the extremist group ISIS, which has seized large amounts of territory within the country, to be crushed. “What… Read More »

George Stephanopoulos
Aug 17, 2014 12:43pm

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ‘Thunderstruck’ by Images of Ferguson Police

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said today he was astounded by some of the images that came out of Ferguson depicting what he described as an “over-militarization” of the police force. “I, all of us were thunderstruck by the pictures we saw,” Nixon told Martha Raddatz… Read More »