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66 Democratic Congress Members Planning to Skip Inauguration
Dozens of Democratic members of Congress have announced they will skip Donald Trump 's inauguration this Friday. While some of the 66 made their decision in previous weeks, many more have come forward in recent days, citing the president-elect's perceived insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final
Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski
Mixed feelings emerge about the impact the former campaign manager had on the real Donald Trump and his campaign style.
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...
What It Means to Call It 'Terrorism'
The word “terrorism” is now officially attached to the Boston Marathon bombing, after President Obama used the word Tuesday morning in his address from the White House. “This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know about what took place, the...
Ben Affleck Won't Be Running for Senate
Those hoping the United States Senate may get a little less gray and a bit more celebrity-studded won’t be getting their Christmas miracle today. Despite speculation, Ben Affleck announced late Monday he would not go after John Kerry’s Senate seat in his native Massachusetts if...
1 out of 45 Children Homeless, Says Report
ABC News’ Tom Shine and Amy Bingham report: The congressional hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building was lit brightly, all warm and cozy. The chairs around the witness table were comfortable, and a bottle of water was set before each place. It was quite...
Lawmakers Sue President Obama Over "Illegal Libya War"
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports: Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Walter Jones continued their bipartisan quest to end the U.S. military’s participation in the conflict in Libya, filing a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against President Obama to “challenge...
Cold War: Proposed Budget Cuts To Heating Program Draw Swift Backlash
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: Amidst all the talk on Capitol Hill about how the White House’s proposed spending cuts don’t go far enough, it’s worth noting the real backlash that even some of the relatively minor proposed cuts have...
As Pelosi Faces Dissent in Democratic Ranks, President Obama Offers Praise
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prepares to run for House Minority Leader – and faces dissent among Democratic House members – ABC News asked President Obama at a press conference if he feels the Democratic Party would benefit from new blood and new leadership.
Rep. Frank: Health Care Could Still Fail; 'Nothing Preordained'
Democratic leaders are expressing confidence heading into the climactic weekend on health care reform. But there's still a chance that they fail to muster the votes in the House, Rep. Barney Frank said today.