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OPM Chief 'Angry' Over Agency Hack, Details How Hackers Got In
The director of the Office of Personnel Management insisted today that she's "as angry as" anyone that foreign hackers were able to break into her agency's computer systems last year -- a breach ABC News sources say potentially exposed the personal information of tens of millions of people. “I'm
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
Bob Dole Returns to Save Kansas for Jittery GOP
It has been a rough two-and-a-half weeks for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a three-term Republican facing his toughest fight for re-election since arriving in Washington in 1981. Roberts, who survived a Republican primary challenge, now finds himself unexpectedly locked in an even more competitive
Deconstructing The Vote (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BY THE NUMBERS: Thirty-three Republicans voted in favor of the president’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS when the Senate voted yesterday, according to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ. Nine Democrats and one independent opposed ...
The Primary Primer: Tea Party's Last Stand in Tennessee
ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report, with FiveThirtyEight.com’s Harry Enten: Today, in Tennessee, the tea party has its last-best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed
The Primary Primer: A Marquee Match-Up Featuring an Obama Cousin
ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report: We have three days of primaries this week with six states voting, but today we’ll be watching Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan. There’s a marquee match-up in Kansas that’s another GOP establishment vs. tea party brawl, and this...
These Members of Congress Want VA Secretary Shinseki Gone
After the VA’s inspector general released an interim report Wednesday citing “systemic” misconduct at veteran hospitals throughout the country, a tsunami of lawmakers added their names to what until now had been a small chorus of calls for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign or...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A WIN FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT: Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House, has won the GOP primary for Senate avoiding a July run-off, according to the Associated Press. Tillis, the establishment Republican choice who had backing from Jeb Bush...
GOP Senators Ramp Up Pressure on VA Secretary to Resign
Top Republican senators are tightening the screws on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to resign after allegations that up to 40 people died due to delayed care at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. “General Shinseki’s time as Secretary of the Veterans Affairs has...
After 4 Decades in DC, Meet One Guy Who's Gets Bi-Partisan Praise
You probably have never heard of Daryl Chappelle, but he has touched the hearts of many senators, staffers, reporters and visitors on Capitol Hill. For over four decades, Chappelle has worked in the Senate, starting in the night labor division of the Senate Superintendents office...