Lame Duck Session News
Democrats Poised for Heated Debate on Israel, Free Trade at Final Platform Meeting
Democrats are gearing up for a final showdown over the party platform on Friday, where a committee will meet to approve a draft that will outline the party’s goals for the next four years. All signs are pointing to a contentious meeting, specifically over positions on free trade and the
Sanders Wages Fight for Democrats to Show 'Strong Opposition' to Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
Bernie Sanders is calling out Hillary Clinton delegates on the Democratic Party 's platform-drafting committee for failing to support certain amendments regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. In an op-ed published Sunday in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sanders highlights parts of
'This Week' Transcript: Donald Trump, Reince Priebus, Denis McDonough, and Sen. Mitch McConnell
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' ON March 20, 2016 and it will be updated. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS , HOST: Hello again. After another wild week in the race for the White House, it began with more big wins for Donald Trump -- at least three states on Tuesday, the most delegates by far, moving
ANALYSIS: What President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination Means for the 2016 Race
Just when you thought the 2016 race for the White House couldn’t get any more divisive, the president’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is yet another issue destined to be turned into a political football. In his speech this morning, President Obama asked Senate Republicans to
State of the Union Preview
With new bounce in approval numbers, President Obama gears up to address the nation.
Five Things GOP Congress Expected to Tackle in New Year
New Republican majorities poised to take control of Capitol Hill this week have a to-do list that will challenge the White House during President Obama’s final two years in office. The 113th Congress adjourned Friday, concluding the second-least productive session of Congress in U.S. history in
Staying Out Of It
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JEH JOHNSON OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR TOP PENTAGON JOB: Another one down. Just last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was a top contender to be nominated as the next Defense Secretary. But senior officials tell ABC’s JONATHAN KARL...
What Needs to Happen to Avoid Another Government Shutdown
With only two weeks to go in the lame duck session , funding the federal government and avoiding another shutdown is at the top of Congress’ to-do list of time-sensitive items that must be passed before the end of the year. “Our most important task at hand is to pass bills to fund our government to
Sen. Mary Landrieu Counting on Stevie Wonder and Other Staunch Supporters
Sen. Mary Landrieu is relying on a close group of staunch Democratic supporters as she makes a final push to save her Senate seat from Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy ahead of a Dec. 6 Louisiana runoff election. The momentum seems to favor Cassidy. The GOP quickly coalesced behind Cassidy
The Lame Duck Countdown
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama is putting the Ferguson fallout front and center today, using his oft-mentioned “convening power” to jump start national dialogue on policing in minority communities. There will be three separate meetings ...