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How Hillary Clinton Picked Tim Kaine for Running Mate
Like the candidate she picked, Hillary Clinton 's vice presidential selection process lacked sizzle. Unlike the public drama that played out before Donald Trump officially unveiled Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine , D-Virginia, was conducted quietly
Defense Secretary Nominee Supports Arming Ukrainian Military
Ashton Carter, the nominee to be the next Defense Secretary, said at his Senate confirmation hearing today that he is inclined to providing lethal arms to Ukraine ’s beleaguered military. He also told the committee that the important thing after defeating ISIS is to maintain a “lasting defeat” so
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
Staying Out Of It
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JEH JOHNSON OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR TOP PENTAGON JOB: Another one down. Just last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was a top contender to be nominated as the next Defense Secretary. But senior officials tell ABC’s JONATHAN KARL...
'This Week' Transcript: Fallout from Ferguson
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on November 30, 2014. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on ABC THIS WEEK -- Ferguson fury. Demonstrations spreading across the country. Dozens more arrested this weekend. And breaking overnight -- Officer Wilson resigns -- why he
3 People Who Could Replace Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation this morning sparked speculation about President Obama's next potential nominee, who will have to lead the Defense Department in its fight against terrorist group ISIS . Obama's nominee will likely come from this list: Ashton Carter, Former Deputy Defense
The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSION ABC News’ ...
The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, March 14, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot UKRAINE The Hill’s Ramsey Cox: “McCain: GOP...
Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Unemployment Benefits
A month after the Senate failed to extend unemployment insurance, a bipartisan group of senators has struck a new deal to provide benefits to the long-term unemployed. The deal would reauthorize unemployment insurance benefits for five months and allow for retroactive payments dating back to...
Long-Term Jobless Benefits Clear Hurdle in Senate With GOP Help
Overcoming GOP opposition, the Senate today cleared the way for a vote on extending long-term unemployment benefits for three months, but still must wrestle over a way to fund the measure. Democrats and Republicans will now negotiate over a final bill and what amendments to...