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John McCain's Debate Advice for Donald Trump's Opponents
Former presidential candidate John McCain has some debate advice for the GOP candidates sparring with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump : Stick to your message. "Answer the questions," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a moderated discussion Saturday at the Aspen Institute . "Do
The Note: Hillary Clinton Talks Trump
NOTABLES --HILLARY CLINTON CHASTISES TRUMP: Hillary Clinton took a swipe at Donald Trump yesterday, adding her voice of disapproval to the chorus of critics against the Republican presidential candidate's recent remarks about Mexican immigrants. "I'm very disappointed in those comments," she told
The Story Behind President Obama Singing 'Amazing Grace' at Charleston Funeral
President Obama’s singing of “Amazing Grace” during the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney , who was killed last month in a shooting at a Charleston church, has been widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful moments of his presidency. But when he first raised the idea with first lady Michelle
Excerpt: 'Shame' by Shelby Steele
SEE STEELE SUNDAY ON “THIS WEEK” Excerpted with permission from Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country, by Shelby Steele. Available from Basic Books, a member of The Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2015. Chapter 1: The Great Divide Not long ago I was...
Boston Surgeon Shot in Hospital
Staff pays tribute to Dr. Michael Davidson as investigators search for a motive.
ESPN Poll: Parents' Concern Grows Over Kids' Participation In Sports
A nationally representative survey of parents released Friday shows broad and often deep concern about the state of youth sports, on topics ranging from concussion risks to the costs of participation, though no issue drew more unease than the coaches who work with children. More than eight in 10
Threat From Syria Will Last a Decade, Top Lawmaker Warns
The growing chaos in Iraq and Syria, where thousands of Western recruits have joined terrorist groups to train and fight, is cultivating a global threat that the United States is "going to be dealing with for the next decade," the head of the House Homeland Security Committee warned today. "As that
Christie, Haley Challenge White House Handling of Migrant Children
Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Chris Christie of New Jersey had harsh words for the White House’s handling of the border crisis during a Republican governors’ panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival Thursday night. Haley worried about the potential costs of temporarily sheltering...
Enviros On Offense (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TOM STEYER’S GAME PLAN: Billionaire Tom Steyer’s super PAC has outlined its plans for the 2014 elections, ABC’s RICK KLEIN reports. $100 million spread across seven states: Senate races in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, and New Hampshire, and governor’s ...