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The Note: Trump's Cabinet and questionable judgment
The TAKE with Rick Klein Cabinet secretaries displaying questionable judgment has become its own genre in the dramatic series that is the presidency of Donald Trump. A new episode comes Thursday, with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prepared to testify in front of two congressional committees.
'You can't abuse taxpayer money': GOP's Kennedy on Pruitt
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana criticized Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for his spending habits and other behavior during his time leading the agency but said the decision whether to fire him should be left up to President Donald Trump. “This money didn’t
The Note: Trump’s words on trial as travel ban heads to Supreme Court
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump ’s words go on trial before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The case is about the third iteration of the travel ban, of course. But the stakes are broader – with questions of national security, immigration and refugee policy, and the power among the
Homeland star Mandy Patinkin describes a 'terrifying' reality: Powerhouse Politics
Award-winning movie and television actor Mandy Patinkin portrays the national security adviser in the Showtime original series Homeland, and his character's had a bumpy past. Over the various seasons, he has been kidnapped by the Pakistanis, jailed by an American president, taken hostage by U.S.
The Note: Arizona's special election a test for GOP
The TAKE with Rick Klein Nothing comes easy in the Trump era, as officeholders and strategists in both parties can attest. So it is that Tuesday’s special election for a House seat in Maricopa County, Ariz. – Joe Arpaio, Trump-by-20, and retiree-heavy territory – has made Republicans worry just a
'Start Here': Iran deal on the menu at state dinner for French president
It's Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Here are some of the stories we're talking about on ABC News' new daily podcast, " Start Here ." 1. Star-studded state visit Washington was star-struck yesterday as French President Emmanuel Macron and the first lady of France, Brigitte Macron , took a stroll around
The Note: Trump’s pardon power
The TAKE with Rick Klein President Donald Trump has pardons on his mind – at least when Sylvester Stallone calls . What more he might ponder in this area may rank among the most consequential decisions of this phase of his presidency. Trump has already used his two highest-profile pardons– of Joe
Conservative caucus members say they deserve powerful place at the table
As House Republicans prepare to select their next speaker, two key Freedom Caucus members told ABC News they want their conservative group to have a seat at the leadership table. “We need to be more involved in the process. I am for somebody from the Freedom Caucus either being Speaker of the
The Note: Might things yet break Trump’s direction?
The TAKE with Rick Klein A week that held – and still holds – so much peril for President Donald Trump ends with reminders of how much things might yet break in his direction. Fired FBI director James Comey started the week speaking out against a man he views as “morally unfit” for the presidency.
Archive: 'This Week' Transcripts
Below are links to transcripts of previous "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" episodes. Head to our homepage for our more recent show transcripts. You can see full video of past programs HERE . Like "This Week" on Facebook HERE . You can also follow the show on Twitter HERE . April 8, 2018 Show