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‘Negro’ D-Day Hero Overlooked for Medal of Honor, Lawmaker Says
The faded, type-written piece of paper was buried in a box of 70-year-old documents at a presidential archive, but after it was recently unearthed, the fragile paper shined a spotlight on what a history detective called an injustice that lingers on from the Second World War – that of some black
FBI Investigating Former White House Military Aide
The FBI is investigating a former top military aide to three U.S. presidents and his firm over allegations it bilked foreign investors out of millions of dollars by touting his White House ties and making promises of quick U.S. Green Cards to raise funds for a giant hotel complex, ABC News has
What We Know And Don't Know About The Clinton E-Mails
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES SHE TWEETS: Hillary Clinton addressed concerns last night about her use of a personal email account during her term as secretary of state, expressing a desire to release her emails, ABC’s DAN GOOD, LIZ KREUTZ and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE report. “I want the...
Obama to Tell Congress Lifting Cuba Embargo Is the Right Thing to Do
President Obama will tell members of Congress at tonight’s State of the Union he has done all he can do to normalize relations with Cuba and only they can lift the 50-year-old embargo, sources told ABC news. The president will say it’s the right thing to do and will make his case again to the
The Moment Alan Gross Entered US Airspace After 5 Years in Cuban Prison
ABC News has exclusively obtained video of Alan Gross ' reunion with his wife Judy after he was released from five years of imprisonment in Cuba . The video, shot by Sen. Jeff Flake , R-Ariz., shows the Gross couple embracing after Gross was released as part of a historic deal between the United
Alan Gross: After Five Years in Prison, He Says It's 'Good to be Home'
For Alan Gross, the American subcontractor released this morning after more than five years in a Cuban prison, "it’s good to be home.” "What a blessing it is to be a citizen of this country," he said this afternoon. Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail after Cuban authorities accused him of
Alan Gross: How His Release Went Down
Early this morning, Alan Gross lifted off on an official U.S. transport plane and landed just a few hours later on American soil for the first time since being imprisoned in Cuba five years ago. The agreement was reached following more than a year of secret back channel talks at the highest levels
What Top Republicans Plan to Do With Their New Majority In Congress
The top brass of the Republican Party spent the last 48 hours plotting ways to twist President Obama’s arm while outlining the new majority agenda they intend to concentrate on come January, when the 114th Congress takes its place. A two-day, invitation-only conference hosted by the Wall Street
The Midterms Of Our Discontent
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A BIG NUMBER FOR THE GOP: Registered voters by a 53-39 percent margin say they’d rather see the Republicans in control of Congress as a counterbalance to President Obama’s policies than a Democratic-led Congress to help support him, according to...
Top Democrat Challenges GOP's McConnell on Campaign Finance
The House Budget Committee’s top democrat picked a political fight with Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over campaign finance reforms during a speech Monday. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., challenged McConnell to be more specific in his critique of the DISCLOSE Act, Van Hollen’s campaign ...