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The Note: The Candidates and the Confederate Flag
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES --THE DEBATE OVER THE FLAG ENVELOPED THE 2016 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL FIELD over the weekend. Some called for its removal while others took a less definitive stance. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM told ABC's MARTHA RADDATZ
Rep. Radel Joins Capitol's Most Secret Club - Recovering Addicts
When Rep. Trey Radel pleaded guilty today to cocaine possession and promised to enter rehab, he joined the ranks of one of Capitol Hill's most secretive and exclusive clubs -- addicts. For more than a decade, members of Congress, struggling with addiction, have met behind closed doors in
5 Things to Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Pilots Killed in UPS Cargo Jet Crash Near Birmingham, Ala., Airport The UPS cargo plane that crashed and burned near the Birmingham, Ala., airport never sent a distress signal or message to air traffic control before
US Attorney Seeks 4-Year Sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr .
A U.S. attorney today recommended a four-year prison sentence and the forfeiture of $750,000 for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen sought the 48-month sentence for the disgraced lawmaker in a sentencing memorandum filed today in federal court in Washington.
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...
Guns, Budget, GOP: 5 Stories You'll Care About in Politics Next Week
Because you've missed Congress about as much as you've missed a budget from the president and because you won't have to miss an immigration framework much longer (we think) here's a glimpse of the top stories the ABC News political unit is tracking in the week to come. Gang's All Here The
Biden Defends Voting Rights Act Provision in Selma, Alabama
Vice President Joseph Biden today urged the Supreme Court to uphold a provision of the Voting Rights Act that gives the federal government ongoing oversight of ballot collecting in states with histories of discrimination. Speaking at annual memorial festivities in Selma, Ala., commemorating the ...
Bloomberg's Super PAC Anti-Gun Ad Makes Waves in Election
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lent his voice and money to have some say in which Democrat replaces former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the son of civil rights icon Jesse Jackson, in today’s special election. The front-runners in today’s primary in Illinois 2nd District...
Jesse Jackson Jr . Pleads Guilty
Former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr ., pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to improperly using $750,000 in campaign funds to finance a lavish lifestyle. Jackson, the son of the civil rights icon, made the plea as part of a bargain with prosecutors that also involved his wife, a former