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Politicians, Gay Rights Groups Calls on FDA to Lift Blood Donor Ban
Gay rights groups and members of Congress called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reverse the guideline that bars gay and bisexual men from donating blood unless they abstain from sex for one year. Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, whose district includes Orlando, said not allowing many gay and
The Note: A Preview of the Down-Ballot Trump Effect
NOTABLES PRIMARY DAY IN ARIZONA AND FLORIDA. Today is a big day on the primary calendar – with Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio on the ballot against populist upstarts. In Arizona, tea partier Kelli Ward has questioned the health and conservative credentials of the 80-year-old McCain, a two-time
At Least 50 Dead in Orlando Gay Club Shooting, Suspect Pledged Allegiance to ISIS, Officials Say
The massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub early this morning has been described as a "domestic terror incident," with at least 50 dead and 53 injured, officials said, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Swift Political Reactions to Deadly Orlando Club Attack
Politicians are weighing in on news of the deadly terror attack in a Florida nightclub early this morning. President Obama was briefed on the "tragic shooting," according to the White House. Other politicians started responding when it was first believed that there were 20 fatalities, but officials
Congressman Marries Candidate Seeking to Replace Him
Rep. Alan Grayson , who is running for the Senate, got married over the weekend to the candidate seeking to replace him in the House. Grayson’s bride, Dena Minning -- a biochemist who is running for Florida’s 9th Congressional district -- changed all her social media names to “Dena Grayson” over
The Note: Scott Walker and the Death of a Presidential Candidacy
NOTABLES --SCOTT WALKER DROPS OUT, WANTS TO TAKE TRUMP DOWN TOO: After a dramatic fall from the top tier of the Republican presidential candidates over the last several weeks, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ended his bid for the White House yesterday, ABC's RYAN STRUYK and JORDYN PHELPS report.
Lawmakers Seek US Ban on Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Region
A growing chorus of lawmakers is calling on President Obama to impose travel restrictions on passengers coming to the U.S. from West African countries stricken by Ebola . On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner became the highest-ranking Republican lawmaker to ask the president to consider a
Scenes From a War Room: Spying on GOP With Top Oppo Hitmen
“It’s the big donkey to the left,” says a security guard in the lobby of one of the most sophisticated — and potently effective — political opposition research organizations in the country. The guard stands between the prying eyes of outsiders and operatives inside the...