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In offhand comment, Trump reignites debate over congressional earmarks
During Tuesday's White House meeting--already unusual for being open to cameras and the public--President Trump threw a curveball to the 20 lawmakers present when he brought up earmarks--the mere mention of which is pretty much banned along with the practice itself. “I hear so much about earmarks
House Speaker Paul Ryan declares 'An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us'
Members of the House of Representatives gathered at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., today after the shooting at a Virginia park that injured five people, including U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. Democrats and Republicans held hands and prayed together at the start of the briefing, and
David Copperfield Heads to Capitol Hill to Support Bill That Would Recognize Magic as 'National Treasure'
A congressional chairman, an illusionist and a magician-turned-mayor get together on Capitol Hill . While this may sound like the set-up to a joke, these three individuals are actually getting together to promote a unique bill that would “recognize magic as a rare and valuable art form.”
House of Representatives Bill Would Recognize Magic as 'National Treasure'
A bill to recognize magic as a "rare and valuable art form and national treasure" was introduced into the House of Representatives Tuesday. The bill claims that magic "has not been properly recognized as a great American art form, nor has it been accorded the institutional status on a national
The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, June 13, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine, Jordan Mazza and Cristian Roscher IRAQ The New York...
The End Of Eric
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘WITH GREAT HUMILITY’: After unexpectedly losing his Republican congressional primary, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader, he announced at a Capitol Hill news conference yesterday, ABC’s JEFF ZELENY and JOHN PARKINSON
9 Candidates Get Sarah Palin's Seal of Approval
The 2014 midterm elections are right around the corner, and after endorsing 64 candidates in 2010, and contributing about $300,000 to candidates in 2012, Sarah Palin is once again trying to wield influence over another election cycle. Just like in previous years, Palin’s picks get...
Rolling The Dice On Diplomacy
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES KERRY TO MEET WITH RUSSIA FOREIGN MINISTER ON CRISIS: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet in Paris today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Kerry met earlier today with British...
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Janine Elliot SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ABC News’ Gary Langer: ...
GOP Establishment Safe in Texas Primaries as Tea Party Falters
WASHINGTON — Two years after Ted Cruz upset the political establishment in the Lone Star state by winning election to the Senate, Texas voters helped two major Republican establishment candidates secure their posts in the state’s primaries today. Sen. John Cornyn, the second highest ranking...