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Orlando Massacre Touches Off Renewed Gun Control Debate
Speaking to reporters from the Oval Office Monday in the wake of the Orlando massacre, President Obama expressed frustration over what he said was the ease with which known or suspected terrorists are able to buy guns legally in the United States. “If we have self-radicalized individuals in this
Man Accused of Shooting Philly Cop Pledged Allegiance to ISIS, Police Say
A gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS ambushed a Philadelphia police officer Thursday night, unleashing a hail of bullets at him "in the name of Islam," officials said. The suspect, Edward Archer, 30, now in custody, "confessed to committing this cowardly act in the name of Islam ," Philadelphia
Meet the Congressman Who Drank From the Pope's Glass
During his historic address to Congress, Pope Francis paused to sip from a glass of water by his side. Once Pope Francis’ speech was finished, as he stepped down from his podium on the House floor to walk towards the exit, Congress members swarmed, attempting to touch the Holy Father. But there was
Democratic Senator Urges White House to do More on Syria
President Obama’s own party is directing more criticism at him over his handling of the crisis in Syria and neighboring countries. Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania penned a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the administration to step up efforts to oust Syrian president Bashar
The Note: Jeb Bush Goes Mano a Mano vs. Donald Trump
NOTABLES --JEB BUSH SAYS DONALD TRUMP IS TRYING TO ‘INSULT HIS WAY INTO THE PRESIDENCY’: GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush hit fellow Republican Donald Trump today on Good Morning America , saying he thinks “Trump is trying to insult his way into the presidency,” he told ABC’s GEORGE
Senator Says Congress' Work on Iran Will Continue After Deal Vote
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey told ABC News that Congress’ work on the Iran nuclear agreement is far from over, even as the deal’s success was essentially secured Wednesday as it received enough Senate support to move forward. “The agreement will be moving forward. In some ways that’s when our work
Philadelphia Amtrak Crash: Mayor Says 7th Person Found Dead in Wreckage
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and other top officials update the investigation into the deadly Amtrak train derailment that killed seven people Tuesday night in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.
Hillary Clinton Steals the Show at Philly Campaign Rally
PHILADELPHIA– New grandmother Hillary Clinton made her first public campaign appearance of the year Thursday for Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, giving passionate and personal remarks that if not for the “Wolf for Governor” signs prominently behind her could easily have been mistaken
Obama's Border Play
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama is juggling a request for funding to tackle the crisis at the border, his Oval Office meeting with the NATO Secretary General, and the start of his three-day trip to Colorado and Texas,...
World Cup America? Why a Senator Cites 'Fairness' to Strip Qatar of 2022 Contest
With this year’s World Cup sparking renewed interest in soccer in the United States, a push is brewing to get another World Cup on U.S. soil – sooner rather than later. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., has sent a letter to world soccer leaders calling on...