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The 2009 Discovery of Terrorists in Kentucky Comes Full Circle
A group of at least 10 U.S. senators wants to know whether the government has any more information about a security breach that led to a six-month shutdown of the Iraqi refugee program five years ago, and whether the United States has information on any other suspected terrorists who might have
The Note: The Joe Biden, Paul Ryan Split Screen
NOTABLES --PAUL RYAN IS WILLING TO BE SPEAKER BUT…: Rep. Paul Ryan said that he's willing to run for the House speakership, replacing Rep. John Boehner, if he garners the support of three key Republican groups, ABC’s BENJAMIN SIEGEL reports. Ryan has given the Republican Study Committee, the
How Kim Davis, David Vitter's Vices and a Big-Rig Trucker Could Steer the 2016 Conversation
It may feel like the 2016 race to the White House has sucked all the oxygen out of politics. But the living, breathing state of smaller-scale politics is on full display in three governor’s races that have seen lively debates over immigration and gay rights, the scope of the federal government and
Amy Schumer Says Her 'Heart Is Broken' After Deadly Shooting in Louisiana
Amy Schumer said her heart is broken after a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night. The shooting was reportedly during a showing of her new movie, "Trainwreck," according to the Associated Press. Schumer tweeted: My heart is broken and all my thoughts and
Congress Seeks a Screening of 'The Interview' and Wants to See 'Director's Cut'
Congress is looking to get into the movie business. Not for just any movie, of course. Before Sony Pictures announced today that there would be a "limited theatrical release" of "The Interview," there was a growing bipartisan call for Washington to host a screening of the Seth Rogen-James Franco
Is Michael Grimm A Goner?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NEW YORK REP. MICHAEL GRIMM EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FELONY TAX CHARGE. Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to plead guilty to a felony tax charge, federal officials told ABC News. Grimm, R-New York, is alleged to have solicited...
Meet 2014's Top Mega-Donors
The overwhelming number of Americans who will vote in the mid-term elections on Nov. 5 won't have contributed a penny to their candidates' campaigns. But a handful of people will have given more. A lot more. More than a quarter of the $6 billion contributed to campaigns in 2012 came from about
4 Things Some DC Lawmakers Want Obama to Do About Ebola
There is a growing political drumbeat for the Obama administration to take bold new steps on Ebola, as two Dallas health care workers are being treated for Ebola this week. Facing pressure from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, President Obama today appointed Ron Klain, a former...
Republican Lawmakers Mock Eric Holder on His Way Out
It's fair to say the GOP hasn't always seen eye to eye with Attorney General Eric Holder. After the announcement today that Holder will resign from his position, some Republican lawmakers took to Twitter to offer their "heartfelt" farewells. Holder's tenure will be remembered for refusal to uphold