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Walter Scott Remembered at Funeral, Week After Fatal Shooting
The family and friends of Walter Scott are remembering him today, one week after he was shot and killed by a police officer. The funeral for Scott, 50, was held at the W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina , about 20 miles away from North Charleston where Scott was
Rep. Mark Sanford Splits With Argentine 'Soul Mate'
Rep. Mark Sanford has decided to “call off” his engagement to the Argentine “soul mate” he had a intercontinental, extra-marital affair with as governor in 2009. The announcement of the split with Maria Belen Chapur was buried in a 2,349-word Friday Facebook post responding to...
The Supreme Court's Final Four
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SCOTUS WATCH: At the Supreme Court yesterday, Chief Justice John Roberts did not signal that today would be the last day the Court would sit to release opinions, ABC’s ARIANE DE VOGUE notes. That means that today, and presumably Monday,...
And Then There Were 17: GOP Support For A Clean C.R. Slips (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BARE MAJORITY IN HOUSE SUPPORTS ‘CLEAN’ C.R.: Speaker John Boehner told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that “there are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR,” meaning he did not believe a majority of...
Why One Congressman Is Telling His Furloughed Staff to Get Back to Work
Furlough days may be over for congressional staffers who have been forced to stay home during the government shutdown. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll get paid anytime soon. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., announced today in a statement that he had ordered all his staff members...
Growing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to Seek Congressional Authorization for Syrian Strike
A growing bipartisan coalition in Congress is coming together to “strongly urge” President Obama “to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.” In a letter that will be sent to the president later today, Rep. Scott...
Mark Sanford Caught Without His (Congressional) Pants
Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., was caught without his (congressional) pants on in the House Speaker’s Lobby, RollCall.com reported earlier this week. Sanford appeared to be fresh out of a workout, wearing a sweat-soaked t-shirt, gym shorts and sneakers, when he was informed that a House...
Huma Abedin's Devotion to Anthony Weiner a Familiar Subplot
The notoriously private Huma Abedin, 36, is now publicly standing by her man. By her own admission, the reasons she chose to defend her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, before the world Tuesday are both public and private: love and politics. "Quite simply, I love my husband, I love my city, and
House Prepares To Re-Start Immigration Debate
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BOEHNER’S NEXT MOVE: The immigration debate is now squarely in the House of Representatives, with the Senate overwhelmingly passing its version of a comprehensive bill before the congressional break. ABC’s RICK KLEIN notes that House leaders will ...
Obama Juggles Scandals
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA ON THE IRS — ‘I’M ANGRY’: President Obama announced yesterday that the Internal Revenue Service acting commissioner Steven Miller has submitted his resignation for his agency’s “inexcusable” targeting of conservative groups who had applied for ...