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Meet Congress' State of the Union Designated Survivors
On State of the Union night, the White House takes no chances with the presidential chain of command, keeping one cabinet secretary away from the Capitol as a "designated survivor" in case of a catastrophic event. Since the 9/11, congressional leaders have done the same, selecting members to serve
Spies Like U.S.
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID: President Obama called for broad changes to U.S. domestic surveillance policy late last week, but what did he specifically propose? Prompted by the leaks of Edward Snowden and Russia’s decision to keep the former National ...
Sunday Spotlight: Byron Dorgan's 'Gridlock'
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan discusses his new thriller novel 'Gridlock' on 'This Week.'
Former Senator Byron Dorgan Pens Thriller
A former senator has traded in policy briefs for thriller novels. After representing North Dakota in Congress for 30 years – 12 years in the House and 18 in the Senate – Byron Dorgan has now turned his focus to fiction writing, recently releasing his...
Coming Up on 'This Week': Donald Trump, Lon Snowden
As tensions between the U.S. and Russia reach a breaking point over Edward Snowden’s asylum, George Stephanopoulos speaks to Snowden’s father Lon Snowden and attorney Bruce Fein, in an interview you’ll see only on “This Week.” And the chairs of the Senate and House Foreign...
Read An Excerpt of Former Sen. Byron Dorgan's New Book 'Gridlock'
GRIDLOCK by Senator Byron L. Dorgan and David Hagberg by arrangement with Forge Books, A Tom Doherty Associates book. Copyright © Byron L. Dorgan and David Hagberg 2013. Prologue Along the Iran- Turkmenistan Border LIEUTENANT MOSHEN HAMIDI, the slighter of the two men dressed in...
Coming Up on 'This Week': The Latest on the Anthony Weiner Scandal
Sunday on “This Week,” as the latest scandal engulfs New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, George Stephanopoulos speaks with crisis management expert Judy Smith, the inspiration behind the hit ABC show “Scandal,” who has helped shepherd dozens of high-profile clients through the media ...
PM Note - An Errant Tweet with Teeth, Baucus Goodbye, How Dems Lost 591 Years of Seniority
How a Bogus AP Tweet Caused a 3-Minute Markets Dive – http://abcn.ws/14NcEYq Sheriff Joe Biden Avoids Furloughs – Jon Karl reports: “The VP’s office, I am told, is not furloughing anybody and not requiring any staff to take pay cuts. They have found other ways...
The Guns, The Kids And The NRA (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES: LETTERS TO OBAMA: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to unveil a sweeping plan aimed at curbing gun violence today at the White House. The event is scheduled to take place at 11:55 a.m. ET today. And the...
Lieberman Retires; GOP Eyes Benefit From Rapidly Changing Senate
The 112th Congress isn't even three weeks old yet, but already the focus is turning to the 2012 elections as a slew of key senators announce their plans. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., who caucuses with the Democrats, announced this afternoon that he will retire instead of seeking re-election in