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Seattle's win could transform NFL
Duck -- because the pendulum is swinging, from offense back toward defense. Seattle's decisive rout of Denver in the Super Bowl wasn't just a nice win for the Emerald City. The outcome will have long-term impact across professional football, and perhaps in the college and prep ranks as well. For a
The Voters Are Voting (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: DEBATE EXPECTATIONS — FRIDAY MORNING EDITION: The campaigns are continuing to lower expectations before next week’s first presidential debate, as ABC’s David Muir reported on “Good Morning America” today: “Overnight, a ...
A Call for Truce?, Obama and Industry, Recalling Millard Fillmore, Bus Tours Kick Off (PM Note)
What’s Your 20? – Romney is in Virginia for the start of his bus tour. It’ll be an all-star Virginia lineup in the rain location to kick things off tomorrow. Obama Heads to Chicago, Starts Bus Tour in Council Bluffs Monday. Amy Walter’s Polling Note –...
Jonathan Alter : 'People Will Die' If Romney's Elected
Forget seeking to tie Mitt Romney’s past with one woman’s death from cancer – a charge that lacks much evidence. A political pundit and journalist took a great leap further when he said Thursday that a Romney presidency would cost people with preexisting conditions and...
President Set to Unveil New Millionaires Tax
Obama will propose the "Buffett Rule" as tell-all book is set to be released.
On the Trail: Bits and Pieces from the Campaign Trail
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Tail-Gate: ABC's Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) and Arlette Saenz (@arlettesaenz) are on the road all day in Iowa with Rick Perry. Literally. They're following his bus. Earlier, Falcone heard Perry deploy a Reagan line at a campaign...
Friendly Fire: Barack Obama, Rick Perry Feeling The Heat (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- The traveling economic road shows of Barack Obama and Rick Perry have been dominating the media narrative all week. And while they each took shots at the other, the...
The Note: Going Local: Wisconsin Fight Song Goes National, Chicago Goes To The Polls, Indiana And New York Get Candidates
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER If anyone needed a reminder that all politics is, indeed, local -- today is your wake up call. President Obama heads to Cleveland, Ohio this morning to convene a forum on American small businesses;...
Jean Kennedy Smith: 'Are We Doing the Best We Can for Everybody?'
John F. Kennedy's Last Surviving Sibling Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of His Inauguration