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US lawmakers abroad seek to reassure allies despite Trump comments
Lawmakers on official overseas trips this congressional recess have made public comments appearing to reassure foreign partners that the U.S. relationship with their countries is not changing for the worse, despite remarks from President Donald Trump that can make those partners think otherwise.
Senior House Democrat plans to skip Trump's speech to Congress
A liberal House Democrat from California plans to skip President Donald Trump's address to Congress Tuesday evening. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, told House Democrats at a caucus meeting this morning that she will not attend the
These Members of Congress Want VA Secretary Shinseki Gone
After the VA’s inspector general released an interim report Wednesday citing “systemic” misconduct at veteran hospitals throughout the country, a tsunami of lawmakers added their names to what until now had been a small chorus of calls for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign or...
Will The Dominoes Fall On Shinseki? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BOEHNER ‘CLOSER’ TO CALLING FOR SHINSEKI’S RESIGNATION: House Speaker John Boehner said yesterday that he is getting “closer” to calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, but said his greater concern is that he believes the VA’s ...
Why Former Spy Valerie Plame Thinks Hillary Clinton is the Next FDR
Presidential candidate-in-waiting Hillary Clinton already has backing from top politicians, influential celebrities — and from a famous former spy. Former CIA agent Valerie Plame and her husband, former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson, were special guests of honor at a fundraising event Wednesday in ...
Obamacare Turns 4: The (Very) Long, Strange Trip to Now
Today marks four years since President Obama consummated America’s decades-long dalliance with health care reform. The White House’s East Room was the venue for the ceremony that day, during which the president, a metallic blue tie around his neck and a light dusting of gray...
Scenes from a Saturday
Editor's note: During Week 12, 10 ESPN.com reporters changed conferences to experience college football in unfamiliar territory. They shared their observations and insights from their trips. A charmed life on the Plains By: Adam Rittenberg AUBURN, Ala. -- Page Remillard and his friends gather in
GOP Grills Pentagon Officials on Death Gratuity, Unpaid Furloughs
Republican members of Congress took Pentagon officials to task today, demanding to know why the Pentagon decided to cut off the death gratuity to the surviving families of service members during the government shutdown. The Republican members of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness...
13 Surprising Things We Learned About Syria, the Obama Administration (and Poker) This Week
President Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization for a military strike against Syria has evolved into a political, military and diplomatic rollercoaster featuring Capitol Hill hearings, fast-changing whip counts, and media blitzes by top Obama administration officials. Over the past
Obama's Uphill Climb for Syria Support (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN’T HAVE THE VOTES: ABC News has completed whip counts of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and our reporting at this stage has led to one undeniable conclusion: After this week’s full court press by the...