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Trump's Unconfirmed Nominees More Than All Presidents Combined at 2-Week Mark
President Donald Trump has more unconfirmed Cabinet nominees at this point in his term than all previous presidents combined, according to an ABC News analysis of data from the Congressional Research Service. Since 1789 and before the Trump administration, there have been only 10 times a
Republicans Unfazed by Controversies Surrounding Cabinet Nominees
Republicans have twice signaled their intention to let President Donald Trump ’s controversial cabinet picks sail through the nomination process, prioritizing a unified party front, despite issues that could have easily disqualified them in past sessions of Congress. Thanks to a rule change that
How Trump's Transition Compares to Recent Presidents
Naming cabinet appointees and a White House staff in the transition period can be a stressful, messy and even tumultuous process. Even though Trump has named a chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and chief strategist, former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon, his team has been plagued by disarray and
Obama Attends Secret Luncheon at DC's Exclusive Metropolitan Club
President Obama is attending a private luncheon at the exclusive Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C., today hosted by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and George Mitchell . One source described Obama's outing as "a purely social drop-by" with former and current members of the Senate.
Excerpt: Kristen Soltis Anderson's 'The Selfie Vote'
Excerpted from THE SELFIE VOTE: Where Millennials are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep up) by Kristen Soltis Anderson, courtesy of Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Copyright © 2015 by Kristen Soltis Anderson. From the Introduction: It’s no secret that the GOP
Why Democrats Are Set To Go Big In South Dakota
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE CAMPAIGN BATTLEFIELD WAS SET for the final weeks of the midterm election season, is there suddenly a new seat in play? Yes, Democrats believe, and it’s in South Dakota. A top Democratic official tells ABC’s...
Hobby Lobby: What's At Stake?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BURWELL v. HOBBY LOBBY EXPLAINED: Lawyers for two closely held for profit corporations are seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception provision. Regulations implementing the law require most group health plans to cover a full ...
More To Come In Mississippi? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THAD PREVAILS: In a nail biter of a race, six-term incumbent Thad Cochran defeated his tea party challenger State Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP Senate primary run-off, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and BARBARA SCHMITT report. Cochran bested ...
Small Group of Former Lawmakers Tackle Big Problem: Washington Gridlock
How do you fix American politics? A group of former senators believe they have some of the answers to the gridlock and partisanship fueling Americans’ lack of faith in Washington and Congress’ historic levels of inaction. Working with the Bipartisan Policy Center, former Sens. Olympia...
Obama's Asia Challenge
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES FOODIE ALERT – IN TOKYO, OBAMA DREAMS OF SUSHI: President Obama stepped off Air Force One in Japan today, apparently with an appetite for sushi, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER reports. After a quick refresh at the Hotel Okura near the U.S....