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A Closer Look at the Pennsylvania Primary
Pennsylvania is the biggest delegate prize out of the five Northeastern states voting tomorrow. The small state, known for its rich history as one of the 13 original colonies, will be a battleground for the remaining presidential candidates. Here’s a closer look at the primary in the Keystone State
The Note: Democrats Brace for Debate Battle in Brooklyn
NOTABLES --5 THINGS TO WATCH AT TONIGHT'S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IN BROOKLYN: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere -- or so they say. And now, after competing press releases and months of negotiations, the two Democratic presidential candidates have their chance to show which one of them is
Bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urge NBA to move '17 All-Star Game
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is urging the National Basketball Association to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game away from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a state law that limits protection for lesbians, gays and transgender people. Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Patrick Leahy
Bernie Sanders Gets First US Senator Endorsement
Bernie Sanders has snagged his first endorsement from a sitting U.S. senator, less than a week before the New York primary. Sen. Jeff Merkley , D-Ore., penned an op-ed this morning in The New York Times endorsing his fellow senator for president. "After considering the biggest challenges facing our
A Fresh Blast of Discontent Reshapes the Political Order
A fresh blast of public discontent reshaped American politics yet again in the 2014 midterm elections, handing the Republican Party control of the Senate and its largest house majority in 86 years. Its source: Seemingly unending economic woe – and the political discord it fuels....
Fight Night In New Hampshire
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TUNE IN TONIGHT: ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS moderates the final New Hampshire U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent, Scott Brown. With just five days to go, polls are tight and both need to seriously wound...
Three Weeks to Election Day: Do You Know Where Your President Is?
Just three weeks to go until the midterm elections and with control of the Senate hanging in the balance, candidates are scrambling toward the finish line. One key figure, however, has been largely absent: the Campaigner-in-Chief. President Obama has appeared at zero public campaign events this
Obama Goes West To Win
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS FROM ABC’S JEFF ZELENY: It’s clear that President Obama is unpopular on the campaign trail, which explains why he’s been spending more time in New York and California than in any of the states with competitive contests that will...
Joe Biden Eats Hipster Ice Cream Like a Boss
Amid all the crises and blunders, there are moments when Joe Biden makes being vice president look like it’s downright fun, and that’s exactly what happened when the VP popped into a hipster ice cream shop in Portland, Oregon. Donning his signature Rayban aviators, Biden, who was campaigning for