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Jeff Sessions: Everything You Need to Know
Name: Jefferson Beauregard " Jeff" Sessions III Party: Republican Date of Birth: December 24, 1946 Honetown: Selma, Alabama Age: 69 What He Does Now: U.S. senator from Alabama (serving his fourth term) What He Used to Do: Sessions brings almost 20 years of experience to the Senate . He was first
Intel Chief Defends Rights of Transgender Community
James Clapper , the director of National Intelligence, weighed in on the national debate about transgender bathroom access today. Clapper addressed the issue directly, declaring in a press release that when it comes to facilities within his buildings, “You can use whatever restroom you feel
'Bathroom Bill' Debate Could be 'Historic Moment' in Transgender Rights
The battle unfolding in North Carolina could be a watershed moment in the fight for transgender rights in America, activists say. The Department of Justice and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory both sued each other yesterday over the House Bill 2 ("Bathroom Bill") legislation. Attorney General
A Look at the 6 Soldiers Who Died in Afghanistan Suicide Attack
Communities across the country are mourning the loss of six American airmen killed Monday when a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked their patrol near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Here's a look at those who were killed: Adrianna Vorderbruggen Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen, 36, of Plymouth,
How Reddit CEO Steve Huffman Wants to End the Forum's 'Dark Side'
Reddit is shedding its anything goes attitude in favor of a new set of policies that returning CEO Steve Huffman said are necessary to stamp out the site's "dark side." In an "Ask Me Anything" interview this afternoon, Huffman, who also co-founded Reddit, said he began with a laid-back approach to
Pentagon Plans to Lift Military Transgender Ban
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered the creation of a working group that will begin the process of ending the ban on transgender persons from serving openly in the U.S. military. Over the next six months the group will assess the impact and see what changes have to made to lift the ban. In a
The Note: Notes On A Rope
NOTABLES --WHY HILLARY CLINTON'S CAMPAIGN KEPT REPORTERS BEHIND A ROPE: At the Fourth of July parade Hillary Clinton marched in over the weekend in Gorham, New Hampshire, reporters following the candidate were kept -- and at moments, dragged -- behind an actual moving rope line, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ
Rick Perry on Donald Trump: 'I Was Offended by His Remarks'
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said he didn’t believe that his fellow 2016 contender Donald Trump “understands the challenge” of strengthening the U.S.- Mexico border, adding he was “offended” when Trump labeled Mexicans “rapists” during a speech last month. “The fact is that I’ve
‘This Week’ Transcript: Gov. Rick Perry
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR "THIS WEEK" ON JULY 5, 2015. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: That brings us to our next guest, the longest serving governor in Texas history, now candidate for president. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GOV. RICK PERRY (R-TX), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Today, I am running for the
Same-Sex Marriage: Supreme Court Rules in Favor, President Obama Calls It 'Victory for America'
In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry. The 5-4 decision caps a long and often contentious battle over what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time." While the ruling,