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Former US House Speakers Costing Taxpayers Big Bucks
John Boehner may have retired as House speaker, but taxpayers are still expected to shell out hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of dollars, for him to run his post-speaker office. It's a little known perk for former speakers: a government-funded office for five years that may include up to
Terror Abroad, Worries At Home (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?: Although there are no credible threats inside the U.S. in the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks in Paris, ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS reported on “Good Morning America” today that police in several major U.S. cities are stepping up...
A Very Long Engagement
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IN WEEKS’: President Obama warned Americans this weekend to prepare for a prolonged military fight over the skies of Iraq, striking a defensive and defiant tone over the need to reengage...
Primary Season Revs Up: 6 Key Races in North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana
The primary season is truly upon us as North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana host primaries today. Twenty-five states will hold primaries in the next six weeks and today’s key one to watch will take us into a fight that will play out all over this...
Congress Gone Wild? Lawmakers Take on Spring Break
ABC’s Alexander Mallin, Erin Dooley and Ryan Struyk report: Congress’ annual two-week Spring vacation from the nation’s capital is well underway, and many of the 535 lawmakers are following the tradition of sharing their wild (and in some cases, mild) experiences via social media. What...
Bare House Majority Inches Up for 'Clean' Government Funding
Fluid House Majority of 219 Supports 'Clean' Funding With No Mention of Obamacare
Growing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to Seek Congressional Authorization for Syrian Strike
A growing bipartisan coalition in Congress is coming together to “strongly urge” President Obama “to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.” In a letter that will be sent to the president later today, Rep. Scott...
Conservatives Support Romney Releasing Tax Returns
Mitt Romney is getting push-back for not releasing his tax returns , even from members of his own party. An apprehensive Romey told National Review Online , "I'm simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about." But just because
Mitt Romney Pivots To Foreign Policy But The Wall St. vs. Main St. Divide Dominates (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now? That’s the subtext of the major foreign policy speech Mitt Romney will deliver in South Carolina today, capping off a week when the once-again Republican front-runner has...
Rep . Walter Jones : Libya Bombing an ‘Abuse of Power’ by President Obama
ABC News’ Rick Klein (@rickklein) report: With bipartisan anger flashing at President Obama over Libya and foreign policy, a bipartisan group of House members is taking the Obama administration to court, challenging the president’s authority to engage in a bombing...