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'This Week' Transcript: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Below is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. ANNOUNCER: A special edition of This Week: Terror Flash Point. All of Europe on edge. In London, police on their highest alert ever. In Belgium , a plot foiled in its final hours. Soldiers now deployed on the streets. It's a
Who Needs A Hug? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE: HILLARY REMAINS OBAMA’S ‘CLOSE FRIEND’ DESPITE RECENT TENSION: Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told ABC’s JON KARL yesterday that Hillary Clinton “remains a close friend of the President’s” and that their friendship “extends
Are President Obama's Vacations Cursed?
For the past six years, it might seem like there has been a coordinated effort underway between Mother Nature, Vladimir Putin and House Republicans to make sure President Obama can never vacation peacefully. From the fiscal cliff (2012) to Crimea, to this year’s crisis in...
Hollywood Heads To The Hill
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES AFFLECK, ROGEN ON THE HILL: There will be some major star power on Capitol Hill today when two celebrities go before senators to testify on two causes close to their hearts. Actor, director, and Oscar winning screenwriter Ben Affleck will...
Obama and Boehner Have First Solo Meeting in Over a Year
It’s become a rare Washington event: President Obama and his most prominent political rival, Republican House Speaker John Boehner, meeting one-on-one. Following an hour-long sit down in the Oval Office, both sides agreed the meeting was “constructive.” “The two discussed a wide range of issues,...
The Pull and Push Of The Unemployment Debate
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SENATE MOVES FIRST, THEN THE PRESIDENT: This morning the Senate will take a procedural vote on a bill to extend unemployment benefits to Americans for three months. Senate Republicans appear poised to block the measure, an outcome that will...
Five Questions With Twitter's Political Guru Adam Sharp
ABC News: How will Twitter continue to shape political discourse? Adam Sharp, Head of Government and Non-Profits at Twitter: For candidates, Twitter has marked a return to retail politics. The best way to ask for a vote today is no different than it was a century ago —...
Once again ... the year that wasn't
The past 12 months in sports were once again so wild, unpredictable and occasionally unbelievable -- Dennis Rodman visited North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un? -- that not even the National Security Agency could keep track of it all. A 14-year-old boy made the cut at The Masters while a 64-year-old
10 New Tax Traps to Watch Out For in 2014
Taxpayers can ring in 2014 knowing that they don't have to wait on Congress to finalize tax laws affecting their 2013 returns. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that was finally enacted on Jan. 2, 2013, made many tax laws permanent and extended other provisions through 2013. But the