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7 Things to Watch for in the Democratic Platform Battle
Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are beginning negotiations over the official positions of the Democratic Party -- and the debate is on. A panel of 15 members -- six people chosen by Clinton, five from Sanders and four from party leadership -- met this week in Washington to kick off
The Note: Hillary In The Hot Seat
NOTABLES --ABC's DAVID MUIR TO INTERVIEW HILLARY CLINTON : Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clintons sits down for an interview today with ABC's DAVID MUIR to discuss the Iran deal, her private e-mail server and the state of the race. WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH: The interview will air on
The Note: Keeping An Eye On The Court
NOTABLES --MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE SUPREME COURT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE: Jim Obergefell's case will affect the marriage laws under which about 200 million Americans live, but the reason he sued his home state of Ohio was very personal: To make state bureaucracy recognize him as the widower of his
President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants
President Obama tonight announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in three decades, providing relief for an estimated 4.1 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and about 300,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. "I know some of the critics
Where Americans Stand on Strikes
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SEVEN IN 10 AMERICANS SUPPORT AIR STRIKES against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, but far fewer back sending U.S. forces to Iraq as advisers – evidence in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll of the political risks of returning U.S. soldiers...
Top Hospital Suspends Black Lung Program After ABC News Report
Benefits in the Balance, Coal Miners Had Been Told Sickness Not Caused By Decades Underground
The Note: Gun Control Round Two Begins
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NEWTOWN FAMILIES RETURN: Nearly six months after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents of the Newtown, Conn., children killed there are back on Capitol Hill this week, lobbying for tougher gun legislation to prevent tragedies like
The Note: Edward Snowden Debate: Traitor Or Hero?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CHARGES COMING AGAINST ALLEGED NSA LEAKER: The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to file criminal charges against Edward Snowden, the man who confessed to leaking top secret documents on the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance programs, ...
The Era of Partisanship Isn't Over
Drafters of the Senate's immigration bill say should it pass, it won't just fix the country's immigration system; it could spark a new era of bipartisanship that will allow lawmakers to address other divisive issues like a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction and future gun legislation. "There is a
Senate Gang of Eight: Immigration Is "Ours To Lose"
The Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" oozed confidence on Thursday that they could deliver on their promise to pass the most significant immigration bill in a generation. Opposition has begun to materialize against the proposal, which beefs up border security while providing a path to citizenship