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5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend
1. Hillary Clinton Says 'I Really Could Care Less' About Donald Trump Calling Her 'Crooked Hillary' If Donald Trump was hoping to get a quick rise out of Hillary Clinton with a new nickname -- "Crooked Hillary" -- it didn't work. "He can say whatever he wants to say about me, I really could care
As Donald Trump Riles GOP Race, Marco Rubio Begins to Connect With Voters In Spanish
On the campaign trail this week, Marco Rubio chatted with a woman from San Salvador. Claudia Steele, who is now an American citizen and a voter, eagerly told him she would do everything she could to support his presidential bid. Rubio thanked her, and the two discussed politics and family — all in
Block and Tackle
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE REPUBLICANS YESTERDAY took steps to block major provisions of the president’s immigration policy, approving legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security and effectively block Obama’s executive action to shield millions of undocumented
Injured British Skier Tweets Selfie After Concussion
Rowan Cheshire, a halfpipe skier for Britain at the Winter Olympics, took a nasty fall during training on February 16. The athlete had a concussion after landing face-first on the halfpipe. After recovering in the hospital, Cheshire tweeted that she didn’t remember much of her injury....
Pot Legalization Debate, From Jimmy Carter to the Dalai Lama
In the national debate over liberalizing marijuana laws, you practically need a scorecard to keep up with who's in favor and who's opposed. Two warring camps keep track of which public figures and are in favor of liberalization (including decriminalization and legalization) and which are opposed:
Senate Rules Change May Backfire on Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will likely press ahead with the so-called “nuclear option” of changing Senate rules, but will it soon come back to haunt his party? As early as today, the Reid, D-Nev., and his Democratic caucus could enact rules changes to effectively...
Strange Bedfellows Week In Washington (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GUN CONTROL’S DYNAMIC DUO: Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey announced a bipartisan compromise yesterday seeking to expand background checks for the sale of guns — both at gun shows and online — that could help break the impasse in...
Rand Paul Reaches Out to Black Voters at Howard University
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul conceded he had a “daunting task” today when he set out to woo black students at Howard University, and proceeded to tell them that the Republican Party was the party of the civil rights movement. He won few converts, but he...
Michael Steele Calls Reince Priebus a 'Numbnuts,' Sort Of
Michael Steele says he could take Reince Priebus in a steel cage match. “Oh, no question, I’d clean his clock,” Steele told radio host Andrea Tantaros, who asked him about that very proposition, The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported today. This week Steele has been...