This Week Posts

By Benjamin Siegel

The Note
Sep 4, 2014 7:37am

Tight NC Senate Race Keeps to Playbook in 1st Debate

The first debate in North Carolina’s tight U.S. Senate race Wednesday night picked up where the million-dollar ad campaigns have left off: asking voters to vote against leadership in Washington or Raleigh. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan criticized Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis for supporting… Read More »

The Note
Sep 3, 2014 6:29pm

Gabby Giffords Steps Into Spotlight In Heated Arizona House Race

Those watching for former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ first campaign move to support her former district director, endangered Democratic incumbent Rep. Ron Barber, need wait no longer. Today Giffords made her inaugural step into the 2014 midterm election race in Arizona’s second district with a… Read More »

The Note
Sep 3, 2014 3:28pm

Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban Upheld by Federal Judge

For the first time since the Supreme Court issued its landmark cases on gay marriage last year, a federal judge in Louisiana has upheld a state ban on gay marriage. “Louisiana’s laws and constitution are directly related to achieving marriage’s historically preeminent purpose of linking… Read More »

The Note
Sep 3, 2014 9:14am

Marco Rubio: Redskins’ Owner Shouldn’t be ‘Forced’ to Change Team Name

A new season starts on Thursday for a National Football League that’s either astoundingly prosperous or in crisis mode. Amid record revenues and fan interest, the NFL is facing harsh scrutiny on its handling of sexual assaults, head injuries, substance abuse, and even the nickname… Read More »

The Note
Sep 1, 2014 3:52pm

President Obama: ‘Every Gray Hair Is Worth It’

Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair is worth it,” he told the crowd,… Read More »

The Note
Sep 1, 2014 2:31pm

President Obama Notifies Congress of Amirli Bombing, Airdrop Campaign

President Obama notified Congress of his authorization of the bombing and humanitarian airdrop campaign to help Shiite Turkmen surrounded by ISIS in the town of Amirli, Iraq, according to a letter released by the White House today. “These additional operations will be limited in their… Read More »

By Imtiyaz Delawala

George Stephanopoulos
Aug 31, 2014 3:51pm

Rep. Tom Cole: Be ‘Smart About What We Do’ on ISIS

While some Republicans have criticized President Obama for not acting quickly enough to combat the growing threat from ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., said today on “This Week” that the U.S. has to be “smart about what we do” and not… Read More »

By ABC News

George Stephanopoulos
Aug 31, 2014 12:14pm

Richard Clarke Calls Obama ‘Wrong’ on World’s Dangers

ABC News’ Adam Teicholz and Kari Rea report: President Obama is “wrong” to downplay the dangers facing the United States, longtime counterterrorism official and ABC News contributor Richard Clarke said in response to the president’s attempts to calm concern over the escalating threat from ISIS… Read More »

The Note
Aug 29, 2014 1:25pm

3 Million Refugees Have Fled Syria, UN Agency Says

More than 3 million people have sought refuge from the fighting in Syria, the United Nations’ refugee agency announced today. That means the Syrian crisis, which has persisted since a civilian uprising began in 2011, is the biggest refugee operation in the UNHCR’s 64-year history,… Read More »

The Note
Aug 28, 2014 4:58pm

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence on Ferguson

Just off a three-week vacation in the Hamptons, Hillary Clinton used her first day back on the speaking circuit Thursday to address the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, applauding President Obama for his response to the protests and calling for a nationwide effort to improve racial… Read More »