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The Latest: Convention's Balloon Drop Doesn't Disappoint
The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 11:55 p.m. The Republican convention's closing balloon drop didn't disappoint. Soon after Donald Trump made one last promise to "make America great again," a slow-moving, confetti-and-balloon blizzard floated down on the convention
Senator Says Pentagon 'Declaring Victory' as It Distorts Sexual Assault Numbers
When the Pentagon released a new report last Friday detailing what one top official described as “meaningful progress” in combatting the military’s sexual assault epidemic, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was preparing to release a report of her own. It might as well have been titled, “Not So Fast.” In a
What You Need To Know About The CIA Torture Report
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HAPPENING TODAY: The Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence is expected to make public today a redacted version of the executive summary of its comprehensive investigation of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, ABC’s LUIS MARTINEZ ...
What You Need to Know About the Senate's CIA Torture Report
The Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence is expected to make public today a redacted version of the executive summary of its comprehensive investigation of the CIA ’s detention and interrogation program. The comprehensive report has come to be known in shorthand as the “CIA Torture Report."
Why Obama's New Defense Nominee Ashton Carter Likes 'Charmed Quarks'
The man President Obama has tapped to be his next Secretary of Defense is an expert in “charmed quarks." Ashton Carter is a physicist and medieval historian by training, educated at Yale and Oxford and teaching classes at Harvard, according to his official biography. In 1975, he published an
Progress Report on Number of Sex Assault Cases in the Military
Number of cases down since new reforms last year; more victims coming forward.
President Obama Plans to Nominate Ashton Carter as Next Defense Secretary
President Obama intends to nominate Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary, according to a source familiar with the decision. An announcement is likely by the end of the week. Sen. John McCain, who will become chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said he does not anticipate
Walmart Exploiting Tax Loopholes: Watchdog
Retailer avoiding $1 billion yearly in taxes, Americans for Tax Fairness alleges.
8 Democrats Not Afraid to Be Seen With President Obama
Vulnerable Democrats running for Congress this year seem to want President Obama to steer clear of their campaigns, and a new ABC News/Washington Post poll provided fresh evidence of why: Only 40 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling his job, the lowest such rating of his
Top Green Beret Officer Forced to Resign Over Affair With WaPo Reporter
Jim Gant, Once Praised as American Hero of Afghan War, Labeled a ‘Disgrace’ to the Military