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Sen. Ted Cruz Denounces Obama Administration's 'Lawlessness'
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., told a Washington, D.C. audience today that “the pattern of lawlessness by [the Obama] Administration should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology.” His speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, came on the same day the Texas...
The Note: Edward Snowden Debate: Traitor Or Hero?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CHARGES COMING AGAINST ALLEGED NSA LEAKER: The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to file criminal charges against Edward Snowden, the man who confessed to leaking top secret documents on the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance programs, ...
Conservative Trailblazer Robert Bork Dies at 85
Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the chief conservative intellectuals of the law, who forever changed the nature of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, died Tuesday morning of heart disease, according to his son, Robert H. Bork Jr. Bork was 85 years old. “Robert Bork was...
Clarence Thomas on Gorwing Up as a 'Minority Within a Minority Within a Minority'
Although he doesn’t pose questions from the bench, Justice Clarence Thomas spoke eloquently at the National Archives last night about law, faith, race and his colleagues on the Court. The event was in honor of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Explaining his background...
Clarence Thomas Speaks Out in Support of His Wife
ABC News' Ariane de Vogue reports: In a speech Saturday night, Justice Clarence Thomas praised his wife, Virginia Thomas, for working “in defense of liberty” and said that they both "love the same things, we believe in the same things."...
Mike Pence: The President Should Regard The Constitution Like ‘An Obsessed Lover’
ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence, who has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2012, delivered a sharp-tongued critique of the American presidency on Friday, saying that the office had become “symbolic of overreaching.”...
Conservative Leaders Rally Around Jim DeMint: We Have ‘No Patience’ For Moderate Republicans
ABC’s Michael Falcone reports: Some of the country’s most powerful conservative leaders emerged from a five-hour long strategy session on Friday with an unequivocal message of support for South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who is facing partial blame for...
The Note: Congressional Intrigue
After the Democrats' "shellacking" on Tuesday that upended their control of the U.S. House of Representatives, speculation has focused on the reshuffling of the deck chairs among Congressional leaders in both parties....
All For Elena: Obama makes pick, and storylines get prepped
President Obama makes his selection of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court official at 10 am ET Monday -- thus concluding the period of time where the White House holds ownership over the all-important narrative.