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Reactions From President Obama's Final State of the Union
ABC News' Jonathan Karl and Mary Bruce recap the highlights from Tuesday night's address.
Congress to Investigate Report That US Spied on Lawmakers
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has opened an investigation into U.S. surveillance practices following a report in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that the National Security Agency ( NSA ), an intelligence agency in the executive branch, may have intentionally swept
Why Pope Francis Will Have No Time For Fist-Bumps on Capitol Hill
Pope Francis is set to spend little more than an hour on Capitol Hill Thursday -– and congressional leaders want to make the most of that limited time. That means no congressional fist-bumps. Leadership and the organizers behind the pope’s visit are employing a number of strategies to keep His
Families: It’s Now or Never to Bring Home Americans Held in Iran
Family members of Americans believed to be held in Iran told U.S. lawmakers today in an emotional hearing that with the ongoing nuclear negotiations, the U.S. government has entered a brief but vital window in which the U.S. has its best chance of bringing its citizens home. “These next few weeks
Top Congressional Leaders Urge President Obama to Extend ‘Lethal’ Aid to Ukraine
House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of senior congressional leaders want President Obama to beef up Ukraine 's military, including though the transfer of lethal defensive weapons systems, urging the president to utilize powers given to him by Congress late last year that he has not
What It's Really Like to Be at the State of the Union in 18 Tweets
The State of the Union is televised and covered by countless media organizations, but traditionally few people actually get to see what goes on behind the scenes. Thanks to social media, all that has changed. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to attend one of the biggest events in
Your Guide To The State of the Union
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 12 STATE OF THE UNION SPOILERS: At 9 p.m. ET tonight, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. It will be his first before a Republican majority in both chambers and...
Secrets of the 'Aisle Hogs': How to Score the Best Seats at the State of the Union
Rep. Eliot Engel goes by many titles: Congressman, Democrat, New Yorker. But how about "velcroid"? The velcroids might sound like the name of a 90’s alternative band, but it’s actually a term -- coined in 1991 by Maureen Dowd of the New York Times -- for the members of Congress who go out of their
Testifying on Iran Nuke Deal, John Kerry Faces Skeptical Congress
The Obama administration has a long way to go in selling its Iranian nuclear deal to lawmakers. For the first time since striking it in Geneva on Nov. 24, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on Capitol Hill today to testify on the deal, continuing...