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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...
Gun Debate Gets Personal (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NEWTOWN FAMILIES HEAD TO THE HILL: With a filibuster threat in the air, the gun control debate takes a personal turn today on Capitol Hill as the families of the Newtown shooting implore members of Congress to revive legislation that...
'Twilight,' 'Law and Order' Actresses Say 'No More' to Domestic Violence
ABC News’ Sarah Parnass and Freda Kahen-Kashi report: A week after President Obama signed a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, celebrities and business leaders came to the Capitol today to end domestic abuse. Actors from television and film joined advocates in Washington, D.C.,...