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Senate Advances $1.1B Zika Proposal Amid Clash With House Over Funding
The Senate got one step closer today to passing a billion-dollar measure to fund the Obama administration’s efforts against the Zika virus -- pushing the chamber further down a collision course with the House as they work on vastly different funding measures to combat the virus. The Senate’s
Bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urge NBA to move '17 All-Star Game
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is urging the National Basketball Association to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game away from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a state law that limits protection for lesbians, gays and transgender people. Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Patrick Leahy
Elizabeth Warren Only Female Democratic Senator Missing From Hillary Clinton Endorsement Event
One by one tonight, 13 female Democratic senators took the stage inside the packed ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC to raise money and announce their support for Hillary Clinton . But it was the person missing from the group who stood out most. Elizabeth Warren , the progressive
The Note: Hillary Hearts New Hampshire
NOTABLES --HILLARY CLINTON SAYS REPUBLICANS 'TALKING ONLY ABOUT ME': During her first visit to New Hampshire this year as a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton brushed off accusations about the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of donations from foreign governments, dismissing the reports made in
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By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT’S PRECISELY THE KIND OF ATTACK THAT U.S. OFFICIALS FEAR: While there is no indication that the events in Canada pose a direct threat to the U.S., President Obama told reporters the shootings in Canada underscore that the U.S. must...
Hillary Clinton Blames Republicans for 'Egregious' Policies Toward Women
During a panel at the Center for American Progress today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message was clear: Equal pay for women, access to affordable, quality childcare, paid sick leave, and the full participation by women in the U.S. labor force will lead to...
When Is A 'War' A War?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE ‘W’ WORD: When does a sustained, open-ended military campaign become a “war”? It’s a weighty question drawing much debate online and in the political world, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER notes. The White House claims the anti-ISIS strategy President Obama ...
Obama’s Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels Gains Congressional Support
The House of Representatives could vote as soon as Sept. 16 to authorize President Obama ’s request to arm and train Syrian rebels, the office of the House Majority Leader announced Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner said Obama “made a compelling case for action” during his primetime address to
Republicans Accuse Democrats of Using Hobby Lobby Fallout to 'Score Election Year Points'
Republicans fired back today at Democrats’ plans to counter the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that allows a contraception exclusion for closely-held companies with religious beliefs, saying they will propose a measure of their own. It was a dose of election year reality, dashing ...