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'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Charles Schumer
Below is a rush transcript for "This Week" on January 5, 2014. It may be updated. STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning, and welcome to This Week. New year, new drama -- big showdowns ahead in Washington. After a damaging year of conflict, can President Obama and the congress find a path to compromise? Or
The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSION ABC News’ ...
Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension , But Fate Uncertain in House
The Senate passed a bill Monday to temporarily extend unemployment insurance for five months, but it remains unclear whether the bill will face a vote in the House of Representatives. The Senate voted 59-38 on the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act, which served...
Immigration Reform: Dead or Alive?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BOEHNER ON BLAME AND DOUBTS: As the divided Congress stands at a stalemate over how to move forward on several big ticket items stuck on the legislative agenda, House Speaker John Boehner said yesterday President Barack Obama must rebuild trust...
One Vote Short, Unemployment Benefits Extension Killed in Senate - For Now
Three weeks after Senate Republicans blocked an extension of benefits to the long-term unemployed, another effort to restore the checks fell one vote short of breaking a filibuster. “It was not the actions of all. It was the actions of a few. We stood one...
Speaker John Boehner Suggests 'Plan B' to House Republicans
House Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this morning that even as he tries to strike a deal with the President to avert the fiscal cliff, he is also moving on a Plan B. Boehner’s Plan B is essentially what ABC reported as the “Doomsday...
Congress Reaches Tentative Deal on Payroll Tax Cut Extension
Congress has reached a tentative deal to extend three economic policies set to expire at the end of the month, including an extension of the payroll tax credit through the end of the year, but some Republicans are disappointed in the terms of the deal...
End in Sight for Tax Cut Debate? Senate Passes Key Bill
The Senate today passed a bill with an overwhelming majority to extend tax cuts for all Americans. Thirteen Democrats, five Republicans and one independent -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont -- voted against the legislation but it garnered bipartisan support for the most part. The White House today
The Note: GOP United Against Pork
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER Just when it looked like there could be a rift growing among the Republican Party over the tax deal -- we're looking at you Mitt Romney -- along comes the omnibus spending bill to...