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How One Actress Went From 'The West Wing' to Washington
Actress Melissa Fitzgerald's journey to Washington, D.C ., was far from typical. For years, Fitzgerald starred as Carol Fitzpatrick, assistant to press secretary C.J. Cregg (played by Allison Janney ), on the hit TV show “The West Wing.” Although “Carol” lived in the nation’s capital, Fitzgerald's
A History of Political Dirty Tricks in South Carolina
When it comes to presidential politics, South Carolina’s trademark southern charm goes right out the window. Forget about the mint juleps and hushpuppies, the Palmetto State is notorious for its history of mudslinging, whisper campaigns and vicious rumors. South Carolina can still be the place that
Iowa Caucuses: What's at Stake Tonight
The first voting of the 2016 presidential election cycle happens tonight. A useful tidbit to keep in mind: although candidates have been traipsing across the Hawkeye State for months, Iowa is not mathematically crucial for winning the nomination. To win their party's respective nomination,
Why Steve King Endorsed Ted Cruz - And Not Ben Carson or Donald Trump
Congressman Steve King has endorsed Ted Cruz for President - saying Cruz is the "answer to my prayers" and that Ben Carson and Donald Trump 's lack of Washington, D.C ., experience makes the job "harder" for them. "I do believe that Ted Cruz is the full package, the constitutional conservative that
Former US Senator, Actor Fred Thompson Dead at 73
Former U.S. Senator and actor Fred Thompson has died at the age of 73, after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement from his family . Thompson, who served eight years as a U.S. Senator for Tennessee, was also a GOP presidential candidate, an attorney during President Nixon's Watergate
Top 5 Political Cameos on the Big Screen
In honor of the Academy Awards this Sunday, here's a look at the top five politicians-turned-actors who, despite giving their all as supporting actors on the big screen, never heard the five golden words, "And the Oscar goes to 1. Sen. Patrick Leahy “The Dark Knight” (2008) Over the last almost 40
'This Week' Transcript: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Below is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. ANNOUNCER: A special edition of This Week: Terror Flash Point. All of Europe on edge. In London, police on their highest alert ever. In Belgium , a plot foiled in its final hours. Soldiers now deployed on the streets. It's a
Transcript: The Latest on the Recovery Effort of Flight QZ 8501
Below is the rush transcript for "This Week" on January 4, 2014. It may contain errors and will be updated. ANNOUNCER: Now on ABC This Week, the mystery of AirAsia flight 8501: more pieces of the plane uncovered. Are they closing in on the black boxes? What caused the plane to fall from the sky?
How To Turn A National Crisis Into A National Tragedy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s RICK KLEIN: Quick – how do you turn a national crisis into a national tragedy? One way is to do nothing at all. On one level, it’s completely unsurprising that Washington is resigned to the fact that...
A Conservative Thriller? 'Persecuted' Director Aims For Mainstream
The next D.C. political suspense movie isn’t what you’d expect. The forthcoming “Persecuted” is a lowbudget affair with some heavy political themes that appeal to conservatives and that its creator hopes will find a broader audience. The thriller explores themes of government censorship, ...