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Former McConnell aide “relieved” Moore lost, calls Bannon "the emperor who had no clothes"
Josh Holmes, political strategist and former Sen. Mitch McConnell aide, said he was relieved Roy Moore lost in Tuesday’s close U.S. Senate race in Alabama. He spoke to ABC News’ John Karl and Rick Klein about what the election could mean for the GOP on the Powerhouse Politics podcast Wednesday.
Top Trump Surrogate Says Comments About Groping Don't Amount to Sexual Assault
Sen. Jeff Sessions , R-Ala., one of Donald Trump ’s most enthusiastic supporters in Congress, is drawing fire for saying late Sunday that he did not believe Donald Trump’s comments about women amounted to sexual assault. At least one writer, Bret Stephens, an editor for the editorial page of the
The Note: Bernie Returns to Washington
NOTABLES --SANDERS HEADS TO THE WHITE HOUSE: President Obama will play peacemaker-in-chief today hosting Bernie Sanders at the White House later this morning, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE notes. The White House has said Sanders' departure from the race should be on his terms, but it's almost certain it
The Note: Trump Takes Heat from All Sides
NOTABLES --KASICH -- TRUMP 'NOT PREPARED' TO BE PRESIDENT: GOP presidential candidate John Kasich unleashed his harshest criticism yet of Donald Trump this morning on "Good Morning America," hitting the Republican front-runner for his controversial comments on abortion, nuclear weapons, the Supreme
The Note: Debate Expectations: GOP Candidates Meet In Boulder
NOTABLES --FIGHT NIGHT IN COLORADO: The third GOP presidential debate, hosted by CNBC, takes place in Boulder, Colorado, tonight, ABC’s VERONICA STRACQUALURSI notes. This time, CNBC's Carly Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood will be grilling the GOP candidates on jobs, taxes, the deficit and
Republican Presidential Candidates Say They Will Return or Donate Contributions From So-Called White Supremacist Leader
Two Republican candidates for president, Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul , said this morning they would return or donate thousands of dollars possibly linked to the head of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a white supremacist group. The group was cited
Obama's Next Move On Ebola
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TIME FOR A CZAR? President Obama said last night that he is open to appointing what would essentially be an Ebola czar to deal with the ongoing situation with the deadly disease in the U.S. “It may be appropriate for...
Buzz Board: GOP Losing Midterm Momentum?
The Powerhouse Roundtable examines the latest midterm election forecasts showing a dip in chances that Republicans will retake the Senate.
The Primary Primer: A Marquee Match-Up Featuring an Obama Cousin
ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Caleb Jackson report: We have three days of primaries this week with six states voting, but today we’ll be watching Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan. There’s a marquee match-up in Kansas that’s another GOP establishment vs. tea party brawl, and this...
Scenes From a War Room: Spying on GOP With Top Oppo Hitmen
“It’s the big donkey to the left,” says a security guard in the lobby of one of the most sophisticated — and potently effective — political opposition research organizations in the country. The guard stands between the prying eyes of outsiders and operatives inside the...