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Republicans in Tight Races More Likely to Abandon Donald Trump
While Donald Trump’s non-traditional presidential campaign has attracted its share of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, recent controversies, like the discovery of a video in which Trump is captured making disparaging remarks about women and subsequent claims of sexual assault
McCain Joins Growing Ranks of Republicans Withdrawing Support for Trump
Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain has withdrawn his support from Donald Trump, adding to the growing list of GOP officeholders who announced Saturday that they will not support their party's standard-bearer in the election. "Cindy and I will not vote for Donald Trump," the Arizona
The Republicans Missing the GOP Convention in Cleveland
As Republicans flock to Cleveland to formally nominate Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, some lawmakers in the party are opting instead to mow their lawn, go on a road trip and irrigate the family farm, among other things. While a majority of GOP lawmakers plan to attend -- with some
A New Government Database Would Know Almost Everything About You
Millions of Americans may soon become part of an expanded database that would give two federal regulatory agencies an up-close and personal (perhaps too up-close and personal) view of their private financial lives that, if breached, could make for a really bad day for a whole lot of people. The
Ukraine Heats Up
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SAMANTHA POWER — PUTIN’S ACTIONS SUGGEST HE WANTS EASTERN UKRAINE. In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS yesterday on “This Week,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had harsh words for Russian ...
10 Capitol Hill Scandals: Who Survived? Who Was Sent Packing?
A Look at the Lawmakers Who Made it Through a Scandal -- and Those Who Didn't
Budget Gurus Begin Next Phase of Federal Spending Battle
With the ink barely dry from President Obama’s signature on legislation to end the shutdown, the top four congressional authorities on the budget kicked off the next phase of negotiations with a bipartisan breakfast at the Capitol this morning. Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of...
Military Action in Syria: Where the Senate Stands
The ABC News political unit has put together a “whip count” of how senators are likely to vote on the Syria resolution. The count is based on public statements, interviews with aides, and statements from Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing — and it could...
It's Still Legal to Shackle Women During Childbirth in America
A new bipartisan amendment to comprehensive immigration reform would place a federal ban on the practice of shackling pregnant women who are in immigration detention to their hospital beds during childbirth. Amazingly, the practice of "shackling" is still legal in at least 32 states in the country.
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...