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Bob Gates Memoir Slams Joe Biden for Being 'Wrong' on Foreign Policy
A new memoir by former Defense Secretary Bob Gates is expected to be a juicy — and critical — inside look at the ups and downs of foreign policy in the Obama administration. One of those details included in a New York Times review of...
'This Week' Transcript: Senators Charles Schumer and Jon Kyl
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) KARL (voice-over): Good morning, and welcome to a special edition of "This Week." OBAMA: The hour for immediate action is here. KARL: There's no doubt about that. With less than two days before America plunges over the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are finally saying, "Let's make a
Is President Obama 'Skipping' Intelligence Briefings?
Conservative critics of President Obama are accusing him of “skipping” daily intelligence briefings throughout his first term and in the days leading up to this week’s deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. The anti-Obama super PAC American Crossroads levels the charge in...
Veep Beat: Veeps in Waiting
VEEPS ON STANDBY: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reported on GMA that the Romney campaign has told at least two VP short-listers to stand by for a potential announcement any day now with just over three weeks until the Republican National Convention in Tampa. ROMNEY TO...
Texas Toast: What A Tea Party Candidate's Win Means For Washington (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone), CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) and ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@LizHartfield) NOTABLES: VEEP DAY DRAWS NEAR: Mitt Romney’s campaign won’t say anything about when a vice presidential announcement will be made, but here is a hint: ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports that two potential
Turf Wars: Mitt Romney Campaigns In Rick Perry’s Texas (The Note)
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has been knocked off his front-runner pedestal in recent polls by Rick Perry, heads to the Lone Star State for the first time since the Texas governor shook up the presidential race earlier this month. Romney speaks this morning to...
Bin Laden raid renews debate on interrogations
When Barack Obama became president, he announced an end to the enhanced interrogations of al-Qaeda leaders at secret detention facilities that his predecessor, George W. Bush, said were essential to breaking up terror networks in the long-term. Obama instead ramped up the targeted killing of
Shining Moments: Looking for Courage and Plugging Toward a Vote
Since it’s March, and it’s all supposed to be about who wants it more, the question seems appropriate: Is it the Democrats, who have comeback hopes pinned to an aging issue, or is it Republicans, for whom Cinderella beckons if only they don’t shatter the slipper first?
Former Bush White House Officials Question Attorney General Holder’s Amicus Brief in Rumsfeld v Padilla
In 2004 Attorney General Eric Holder was one of four former Clinton administration officials offering an amicus brief questioning President Bush's assertion that he had the inherent authority to indefinitely detain as "enemy combatants" American citizens captured in the US.