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Oprah Winfrey jokes she's reconsidering a run for president
Oprah Winfrey for president? The media mogul joked she's now rethinking whether she could be elected, given Donald Trump's victory. Speaking with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview that premiered this week on his Bloomberg Television show , she said she thinking that maybe she
Washington Monument to Remain Closed for Repairs Until 2019
The Washington Monument , one of Washington, D.C .’s most recognizable landmarks and the centerpiece of the National Mall, will remain closed for at least two years as workers modernize the structure’s elevator and construct a permanent screening facility, the National Park Service announced today.
What Americans Really Think About Torture
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SIX IN 10 AMERICANS SEE CIA ACTIONS AS JUSTIFIED: Six in 10 Americans say the CIA’s treatment of suspected terrorists was justified, more than half think it produced important, unique intelligence, according to ABC’s GARY LANGER. Those results in a...
Donald Trump 'Very Strongly' Considering 2016 Presidential Bid
Here we go again. In a Monday evening appearance at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump seemingly did all but file the paperwork in announcing his intention to run for president in 2016. “I am considering it very strongly,” Trump said near the beginning of his discussion with
A Tea Party Test In Nebraska
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANOTHER TUESDAY, ANOTHER PRIMARY DAY: Nebraska and West Virginia voters go to the polls today. The key race today is the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and it is the tea party’s best shot at victory, but it’s not exactly a clear tea...
10 Facts About the Washington Monument as It Reopens
The Washington Monument is back in business. After a nearly three-year, $15 million renovation to repair damage caused by the earthquake that shook its foundation in August 2011, the iconic marble tower reopened during a ceremony Monday morning, allowing the first visitors to travel to the top
'This Week' Sunday Spotlight: Washington Monument
ABC's John Donvan goes behind the scenes of the repairs of the Washington Monument as it reopens this week.
Billionaire David Rubenstein Gives $7.5 Million to Repair Washington Monument
The cracked and cratered Washington Monument is now well on its way to full repair after billionaire investor David Rubenstein donated $7.5 million to fix the damage caused by an August earthquake. Rubenstein’s gift is the largest ever made to the Trust for the National Mall...
Boehner Delivers GOP’s Jobs Strategy, Says Deficit Reduction Super Committee ‘Has a Huge Opportunity’
House Speaker John Boehner says that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction “has a huge opportunity” to lay the foundation for economic growth and urged the panel to agree to a path for tax and entitlement reform without raising taxes. “When it comes to...
Obama Commemorates Richard Holbrooke: 'He Belonged in the Arena'
President Obama , Bill and Hillary Clinton and a crowd of family and friends today commemorated the life of Richard Holbrooke , a titan of American diplomacy who died last month. The president hailed Holbrooke as one who led an "extraordinary life" and "served his country until his final moments."