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Where VP Vetting Stands as Field Widens
The veepstakes for the 2016 presidential campaign is ramping up as at least two people have now been confirmed as candidates who’re being vetted. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being considered as a possible running mate for Donald Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being vetted as one of the
Everything You Need to Know About the State of the Union 'Designated Survivor'
During President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, most of our nation’s leaders in government -- members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices and almost all of the president’s cabinet -- will cram into the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives to hear the commander-in-chief
Christie As Kryptonite
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ROAD TRIP: Despite the scandal swirling around him back at home, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on the road again. He will be in Texas today for Republican Governors Association fundraisers and next week Christie will speak to the...
Former White House Officials Back Keystone
While President Obama has been publicly vague about his views on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, several former White House officials are now pushing for the project’s approval, going well beyond the administration’s official stance. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry haven’t
14 Races That Matter In 2014
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES INTRODUCING ’14 FOR 14′: This week marks the launch of the ABC News political team’s “14 For 14″ project, which will document 14 races that matter between now and November. It will be a dynamic list of the campaigns —...
State of the Union 'Designated Survivor' Demystified
Former Cabinet Members Reveal New Details About Preparations for Catastrophe
The National Park Service Is Trying to Change Its Vanilla Reputation
The Man In Charge of Increasing Diversity Is Trying to Convince Minorities to Give Parks a Chance
King Memorial Renovated in Time for March on Washington Anniversary
WASHINGTON — Starting this week, contractors will begin removing a controversial quote from the Martin Luther King Memorial, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The inscription in question, which reads “I was a drum major for justice, peace and...
Obama's Only Latino Cabinet Nominee Moves Toward Confirmation
President Obama's only Latino cabinet nominee, Thomas Perez, cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday, putting him on track to be confirmed as labor secretary. The Senate voted 60-40 to cut off debate on Perez's nomination, the minimum amount of votes needed to avoid a filibuster.
Obama Picks Former Campaign Official Katherine Archuleta as OPM Director
President Obama will nominate former campaign official Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Thursday, according to a White House official. Archuleta served as national political director for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. She was the first Latina to