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The Note: The Summer of Trump
NOTABLES --DEBATE DAY COUNTDOWN: A new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning shows Donald Trump continuing to hold a commanding lead in the GOP field. According to Quinnipiac: “Trump’s 20 percent is the largest tally for a Republican contender in any national poll by the independent
Senators Using Emoticons In Floor Charts Is Now a Thing
The “shrug” emoticon is just a combination of punctuation marks, but for Senate Democrats like Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, it speaks volumes. Whitehouse brought a sign featuring little more than the now-universal signal for “I don’t know” to the Senate floor, as he and some Democratic
Rep. Chaka Fattah Accused of Racketeering Conspiracy, Officials Say
The Department of Justice indicted Pennsylvania Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates for their alleged role in a conspiracy that involved misdirecting funds for Fattah’s and other’s political benefit. In a statement today, the DOJ said they were charging Fattah, 58, his congressional district
Senators Want Investigation Into Federal Agency Overseeing Guardrail Safety
Half a dozen U.S. Senators are requesting a government investigation into the federal agency charged with keeping America’s highways safe, amid concerns over a popular guardrail system linked to multiple deaths and dismemberments across the country. Sens. Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn., Cory Booker ,
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
Senator to AG Nominee Loretta Lynch: 'You're Not Eric Holder, Are You?'
"You're not Eric Holder, are you?" That question, posed to Loretta Lynch nearly two hours into her confirmation hearing to be the next attorney general, seemed to encapsulate what every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee was likely thinking. "No, I'm not," Lynch assured Sen. John Cornyn,
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
Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel
Senate hears testimony as the White House announces plan to aid in fight against deadly virus in West Africa.
World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals
ABC News’ Jennifer Hansler reports: Tony D’Abrosca enlisted in the U.S. Army just months before graduating from high school at the height of World War II. He went on to serve almost three years in Japan and the Philippines in the Army’s 38th Infantry Division....
Washington Lawmakers Head to Ukraine, Empty-Handed
Here’s what Congress is sending to Ukraine this week: eight U.S. senators to meet with leaders of the country’s interim government. Here’s what Congress isn’t sending to Ukraine: an aid package for the people of the embattled nation. Congress has been embroiled for the past...