This Week Posts

The Note
Sep 10, 2014 5:11pm

Justices to Meet Behind Closed Doors to Discuss Gay Marriage Cases

Before the Supreme Court justices even take the bench for the new court term on Oct. 6, they will meet behind closed doors and discuss petitions from five states concerning bans on gay marriage. The so-called “long conference” occurs on Sept. 29, when the nine… Read More »

The Note
Sep 9, 2014 7:55pm

President Obama to Propose Immediate Effort to Train Syrian Opposition

During a meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama said he wants to immediately begin a program to provide military training to the moderate opposition in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, a senior White House official said. Unlike already established, secret CIA programs to support the… Read More »

The Note
Sep 9, 2014 3:50pm

Harry Reid Demands Apology After GOP Candidate Compares Him to a Plantation Owner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is running for Senate as a Republican in Louisiana, owes him a “big time” apology, after Cassidy accused him of running the Senate “like a plantation.” “With all the things going on in America today,… Read More »

The Note
Sep 9, 2014 1:30pm

Ray Rice Video Points Congress to ‘Forceful Initiative’ on Domestic Violence

The Ray Rice episode is spurring members of Congress to develop new ways to force sports leagues to more aggressively punish domestic violence cases, with rumblings of bipartisan efforts to make sure leagues and franchises don’t minimize such allegations in the future. Ray Rice’s Wife… Read More »

The Note
Sep 9, 2014 12:25pm

Speaker Boehner Silent on Ground Troops, Calls on Obama to ‘Destroy’ ISIS

As lawmakers question whether ground forces should be an aspect of the U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, House Speaker John Boehner refused to enter the growing debate. Instead, he punted to President Obama ahead of a highly anticipated meeting… Read More »

By ABC News

The Note
Sep 8, 2014 1:08pm

10 Obama Achievements That Should Be on Everyone’s Bucket List

After joining the NATO Summit in Wales last week, President Obama flew halfway across England to visit the enigmatic Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. “Knocked this off my bucket list,” the president said before departing. Considering the privileges of his office, that’s hardly the only extraordinary… Read More »

The Note
Sep 8, 2014 12:09pm

John Dingell, Longest-serving Member of Congress, Hospitalized

Rep. John Dingell, the 88-year-old Democrat from Michigan and the longest serving member of Congress, was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with abdominal pain, his office announced today. Spokesman Christopher Schuler issued a statement proclaiming that Dingell is “doing well, is receiving an… Read More »

By Kari Rea

George Stephanopoulos
Sep 7, 2014 12:13pm

Democratic Congressman Hits President Obama for ‘Playing it Safe’ on Immigration

President Obama is “playing it safe” on immigration reform by announcing that he will delay executive action until after the midterm elections in November, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said today on “This Week.” “It’s clear that playing it safe is what is going on at… Read More »

The Note
Sep 6, 2014 12:41pm

Obama Delays Immigration Decision Past November Elections

WASHINGTON — With his Democratic Party facing uneasy odds ahead of the fall congressional elections, President Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after voters hit the polls. The decision, confirmed to ABC News by a senior administration official, abandons a… Read More »

By Veronica Stracqualursi

The Note
Sep 5, 2014 4:03pm

7 Things Chris Christie Did in Mexico

From eating at a traditional Mexico City taqueria to inking trade and education deals, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been cruising around Mexico City all week, tweeting and Instagramming. It’s a three-day trade mission trip, ending today, in which Christie said he’s listening and… Read More »