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Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson Reveals Battle With Parkinson's After 2013 Diagnosis
Sen. Johnny Isakson , R-Ga., announced today he is battling Parkinson’s disease. "Over 1 million Americans have Parkinson's and I am one of them," Isakson, 70, said in a statement Wednesday. After experiencing stiffness in his left arm in 2012, he consulted a neurologist and was diagnosed with
Diplomacy on the Sidelines
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THERE WAS NO FORMAL MEETING PLANNED, but with President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin attending the same international summit, it was impossible for the political foes to avoid one another, ABC’s MARY BRUCE, KIRIT RADIA and CHRIS GOOD ...
Who Wore It Best? Senate Seersucker Thursday Is Back
After a two year hiatus, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday returned to the Senate today with lawmakers donning their finest seersucker suits. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., resurrected the fashion day to stir up some bipartisan good will. “It’s a tradition that...
Eric Shinseki 'Mad as Hell': 4 Tough Questions for VA Secretary
Cliff Owen/AP Photo WASHINGTON–The man at the top of the country’s scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs indicated today that he may replace his upper management team in the wake of allegations of employee misconduct resulted in preventable deaths at several hospitals, and widespread ...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, April 24, 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 PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Devin Dwyer:...
Congress Petitions FBI For More Active Role in Peace Corps Murder Investigation
Five Years After Killing of Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey, Still No Trial
Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement That Still Needs Work
The Senate passed a bipartisan budget agreement today, sending the measure to President Obama for a signature. The upper chamber voted 64 to 36 to approve the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which was crafted by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,...
Know When To Fold 'Em: Wave of Retirements Sweep Congress (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES AND THEN THERE WERE THREE: Three members of Congress — one veteran Democratic House member, Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, and two Republicans — Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa — announced yesterday that they will not be...
12 Republicans Help Dems Preempt Filibuster on Budget Deal
The Senate inched closer to approving a bipartisan budget deal today when it cleared a procedural hurdle with the help of 12 Republicans. The Senate voted 67 to 33 to prevent a filibuster on the budget agreement, which was brokered between Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,...