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Crossing the Aisle: Growing Number of Republicans Won't Back Trump
Hewlett-Packard CEO and prominent Republican donor Meg Whitman announced today that she will vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Whitman adds her voice to a growing chorus of those on the right who are voting across the aisle, abstaining from voting, or leaving the party rather than vote for GOP
Donald Trump Says He'll Protect Constitution's 'Article XII'
For Donald Trump the Constitution is yugeand a lot bigger than it actually is. Trump told House Republicans Thursday he will make sure to protect the Constitution if he becomes president -- including a non-existent Article XII. The presumptive GOP nominee, who was on Capitol Hill Thursday to charm
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