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The Note
Nov 6, 2014 3:53pm

Boehner Warns Obama Not to ‘Burn Himself’ on Immigration Reform

House Speaker John Boehner warned today that executive action by President Obama on immigration reform would eliminate any chance of an overhaul bill and damage the nascent relationship between Republicans and Democrats before the new Congress even takes office. “I believe that if the president continues… Read More »

By ABC News

Standing Up for Heroes
Nov 6, 2014 12:26pm

‘Stand Up for Heroes’ Marine, Paralyzed in War, Walks Tall Again

By BYRON PITTS and CHRIS MURPHEY Of all the military guests of honor at the eighth annual ABC’s Bob Woodruff Foundation’s “Stand Up for Heroes” event Wednesday night, none walked taller than Marine Capt. Derek Herrera. While serving in Afghanistan in 2012, Herrera, now 30,… Read More »

The Note
Nov 6, 2014 11:16am

Yes, President Obama, Mitch McConnell Does Like Bourbon

President Obama says he’s not sure what type of liquor Sen. Mitch McConnell prefers, but the Kentucky Republican is well-known to have a thirst for bourbon. “The best way to drink it, in my opinion, is to make a Manhattan, which is a combination of… Read More »

National Security
Nov 5, 2014 5:52pm

9,000 Afghan Security Forces Killed in Combat During Last Two Years

In the last two years, almost 9,000 Afghan Army soldiers and policemen have been killed in fighting with the Taliban as they have assumed the lead for security in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said today. And that high fatality rate for Afghanistan’s security forces is… Read More »

The Note
Nov 5, 2014 5:04pm

Forget the Beer, Obama and McConnell Head Straight for the Hard Stuff

President Obama has met one-on-one with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell only once or twice in six years.  But after Democrats got trounced in Tuesday’s midterm elections, the president said he’s ready to join the Kentucky Republican for a drink. “You know, actually, I would… Read More »

By ABC News

Nov 5, 2014 2:54pm

Cut Down Your Car Repair Bill With Free Fixes

When the Chen family of Silver Spring, Maryland, took their 2011 Toyota Sienna in for new brake pads, they found themselves facing a decision no family wants to make: Christmas present or car repairs. “We love it and we’ve driven it on many family road… Read More »

By ABC News

Nov 5, 2014 2:30pm

Listen to 911 Dispatcher Coach Dad Through Daughter’s Scary Delivery

ABC News’ Rachel Hawatmeh reports: Sarina Jordan may have created havoc when she went into near-catastrophic premature labor at home this week, but the timing couldn’t have been better for a California community in desperate need of a boost. “We needed this in Orange County,”… Read More »

By ABC News

Nov 4, 2014 6:13pm

2014: Year of the Most Automobile Recalls Ever

A Ford announcement today recalling more than 200,000 of its vehicles for everything from gas leaks to stalling problems helped solidify 2014′s place as the year of the most-ever automobile recalls. Automakers have issued more than 550 recalls for more than 52 million vehicles, according… Read More »

National Security
Nov 3, 2014 4:45pm

Russian Military Flights Over Europe a Show of Power, Says NATO Commander

NATO’s top military officer says Russia’s large-scale air incursions into European airspace last week were intended to send the message that the country is still a “great power.” Gen. Phillip Breedlove says the flights were a concern because of their number and their provocative flight… Read More »

Nov 3, 2014 7:47am

Ex-BofA Investment Banker Charged in ‘American Psycho’-Style Double Slaying

Hong Kong police have charged a British investment banker who worked for Bank of America with the gruesome slaying of two women, including one whose body was found “near-decapitated” and stuffed into a suitcase on the balcony of the man’s luxury apartment. The suspect has… Read More »