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Democratic National Convention 2016: Fact-Checking the Speakers
The Democratic Party is holding its convention in Philadelphia this week. Every day, ABC News will be fact-checking speakers at the Democratic National Convention . DAY FOUR: Thursday, July 28 Fact Check: Economy Added 15 Million New Private-Sector Jobs Since Obama Inauguration Claim: The economy
What August Means for the Iran Deal (And Democrats)
For weeks, President Obama has had the ear of Democrats on the Iran nuclear agreement , meeting with members one-on-one and dispatching his advisers to hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill . But with members leaving town until September, the administration is losing its greatest asset in the
Dems Strike Back on Hobby Lobby Case With 'Not My Boss's Business Act'
Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Mark Udall fought back today against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling with plans for legislation intended to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act. Joined by fellow Democrats from both chambers of Congress and women’s ...
Nancy Pelosi Responds to GOP Frustration on DOMA: 'Who Cares?'
Members of Congress favoring marriage equality for homosexuals exulted today over Supreme Court rulings that furthered that cause. “I feel jubilation. I feel fabulous. I feel every gay word I can think of,” said Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., drawing laughter at a Capitol news conference...
Obama's Catch 22: Budget Blueprint Won't Please Many, if Any
When news began to emerge from of the White House Friday that President Obama’s budget next week will propose cuts to Medicare and Social Security, the wave of reaction was not complimentary. “We cannot force seniors to pay even more to fill the hole left by...
Republicans Decry Obama's Decision to Try Al Qaeda Suspect in Civilian Court
The Obama administration’s decision to try Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law in federal court in New York City instead of a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay has reignited a debate over how to deal with suspected terrorists. It also recalls one of the largest failures of...
The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, January 8, 2012
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, Amanda VanAllen and Carrie Halperin INAUGURATION ABC News’ Mathew Lartonda:
Obama Ready for 'Meaningful Action' on Gun Control
Following the deadly school shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, President Obama may now be poised to push for new gun control measures after keeping relatively quiet about the issue during his first term. In an emotional statement from the White House on Friday, Obama said the violent
Politicians Call Connecticut Shooting 'Senseless,' Some Urge Gun Restrictions
Politicians on Twitter and in written statements reacted with horror to the school shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, in Newton, Ct. Friday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was “shocked and saddened” by the tragic shooting. He said society should “unify”...
Top Tech Hurdles Facing Next President, Congress
With the U.S. in high political season , partisan rhetoric is in no short supply. But one area of agreement stands out: both parties have put solid endorsements of Internet freedom in their political platforms. Common to both the Democratic and Republican platforms are vows to defend the Internet's