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Individuals on FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist Were Allowed to Legally Purchase Firearms
Individuals on the FBI ’s terrorist watchlist are not prevented from legally purchasing firearms, but two lawmakers want to change that. FBI data from last year show that people on the watchlist were cleared to purchase guns 94 percent of the time. Between 2004 and 2014, the FBI completed 2,233
The Christie Cold War Begins
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE NEXT SHOES TO DROP: As ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes, as early as today, between 3,000 and 5,000 pages of e-mails related to the scandal are set to be released. Also, according to the Associated Press, “Six New Jersey residents...
What's Ahead for Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post
Morning Money Memo… “Billionaires’ Latest Trophies Are Newspapers” is the headline in the business section of The New York Times after the sale of The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos. The founder and CEO of Amazon is buying the newspaper in a cash deal for...
Boston Marathon Bombing: The Waves of Social Media Reaction
With the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December and Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, Americans have, unfortunately, become no strangers to hearing about tragic news and responding to it. And more than ever during these events, social media, including Twitter, Facebook and...
Not Obama's First 'Rodeo' (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CASHING IN: Just five months after winning re-election, President Obama is shaking the money tree in California, kicking off his effort to boost the Democratic Party’s coffers ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. Obama lent ...
Bobby Jindal's Advice To GOP 'Stop Being The Stupid Party'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES: FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY, NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS ENDORSE HAGEL. Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s controversial secretary of Defense nominee, received a boost on Thursday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports: Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates — who
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson and Jordan Mazza FISCAL CLIFF: ABC News’ Devin Dwyer, John Parkinson,...
Obama: More Moderate Republican Than Socialist
The President Rejected Criticism From Some Conservatives That His Policies Are Socialist.
A Cloudier Crystal Ball: The Wackiest 2012 Election Predictions
As Election Day approaches, candidates, campaign staffers, supporters and journalists are trying to foresee the future. Will Obama win the women's vote? Can Romney hold on to the edge he got in the first presidential debate? Some say they have the answers to these questions. But as with all fortune
GOP Jobs Report Manipulation Claims Dismissed
The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, the lowest since President Obama took office. Most economists were expecting a slight rise, so the number has raised suspicions that the White House might be cooking the books ahead...