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Why Ben Affleck is Lending His Star Power to the People of the Congo
The actor is making the case for the U.S. to become more involved in solving the conflict
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES HILLARY CLINTON USED A PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT EXCLUSIVELY WHILE SERVING AS SECRETARY OF STATE, and may have violated federal requirements, The New York Times reported last night. According to the Times, Clinton did not have a government email address during her four ...
Senate's Making A List And Checking It Twice
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In a rare Saturday session, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure that would fund most of the government for nine months, capping off a week of high-stakes drama over the funding bill and...
Ben Affleck Aims to Give Back With Work in Congo
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, MaryAlice Parks, and Molly Nagle report: On ABC’s This Week this morning, Ben Affleck told Martha Raddatz that working in the Congo has given meaning to his life. The Oscar award-winning actor and director said he worried about his legacy. Looking...
‘This Week’: Ben Affleck’s Spotlight on Congo
Actor Ben Affleck and U.S. Envoy Russ Feingold bring attention to war-torn Congo.
The Senate Hits Fast Forward
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE PACE OF DEBATE QUICKENS: A rare moment of agreement between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill last night means that the Senate is speeding up consideration of a bill to fund the government — potentially giving the House of...
The Note: Mark Sanford's Second Chance
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SOUTH CAROLINA’S COMEBACK KID: After an infamous Argentine affair tarnished his governorship in 2009, and after state officials slapped him with 37 ethics charges later that year for unrelated trips, Mark Sanford left office as one of the nation’s ...
The Liberal Backlash Against Mark Zuckerberg Intensifies
ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: A coalition of liberal activist groups — including MoveOn.Org, Progressives United, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, Democracy for America, CREDO, 350.org and Presente — want to hit Mark Zuckerberg where it hurts. The groups announced Tuesday ...
Tammy Baldwin Acceptance Speech (Transcript)
This is the ABC News transcript of Tammy Baldwin acceptance speech to the U.S. Senate for Wisconsin. "Thank you!! Wow! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, thank you everybody. Tonight—tonight we have won a huge victory for Wisconsin's middle class! And it is that battle for