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The Man Behind the FBI's Final Recommendation on Hillary Clinton Emails
FBI Director James Comey started his news conference Tuesday in the boldest of fashion, explaining that no one else in government knew what he was about to say, which would include news with great national political and legal implications. But this was not Comey’s first high-stakes rodeo. The
Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage at Middle-East Christians' Group
It’s not every day that you see a presidential contender getting booed off stage. But that’s what happened Wednesday night when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, widely viewed as a likely Republican candidate for the White House in 2016, addressed a group called In Defense of...
Sebelius Steps Aside
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OUT WITH SEBELIUS, IN WITH BURWELL: Word began to leak out yesterday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down today. The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to ...
As Obama Celebrates Civil Rights Legacy, Capitol Hill Erupts With Racial Tension
As the President Celebrates the Civil Rights Act, Racial Tensions Stir Congress.
Ashcroft juggles football, school and military
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Air Force's Joey Ashcroft starts his Thursday just like any other college student in the country. The alarm blares in his dark dorm room way too early and he fights the temptation to smack the snooze button for nine more delicious minutes of sleep. But that's where the
James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director
WASHINGTON — James Comey has been confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a vote of 93-1 in the Senate. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the only vote against confirmation. He had placed a hold on Comey’s nomination over the...
FBI Nominee Pressed Over NSA Spying, Waterboarding, IRS Political Targeting
FBI nominee James Comey may be a hero to Democrats for his dramatic, late-night stand against warrantless wiretapping in 2004, but that didn't stop senators from pressing him today on national security policies. Comey, nominated as the next FBI director by President Obama in May, appeared Tuesday
Obama Nominates Comey to FBI, Thanks Mueller
President Obama today formally nominated James Comey as the seventh FBI director and thanked Robert Mueller for being “an exemplary public servant.” Obama called Comey the “perfect person” to replace outgoing director Mueller. “To know Jim Comey is also to know his fierce independence and...
President Obama Nominates James Comey as New FBI Director
This is this special report from ABC news. I'm Morgan in new York and this is an ABC news digital special report. President Obama nominates a new FBI today the bureau's first new boss week before the 9/11 attacks. If confirmed James pleased that outgoing Robert Mueller who leaves his post at the
James Comey to Be Nominated as FBI Director
The White House announced that Obama will officially nominate James Comey as the next FBI director. The formal announcement will come Friday afternoon. ABC News first reported at the end of May that Obama had settled on the former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush...