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Zoo Fanatic Newt Gingrich Dons Google Glass Amid Wildlife
On Thursday, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich started seeing things from a different perspective, but not because of any altered political views. Earlier this week, Gingrich tweeted that he was “very excited” to test-drive Google Glass at the Peoria Zoo in Peoria, Ill....
The Social Climber: Feds Face Quandary on Pot Laws
Feds Face Pot Law Quandary: Smoke Up or Just Say No? When it comes to marijuana, the country has gone from "just say no" to medical marijuana being legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C, and now two states ending the prohibition on recreational use. That leaves federal lawmakers struggling with
Senate Confirms Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary
The Senate confirmed Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary Thursday with a unanimous vote of 100 to 0. Foxx has served as mayor of Charlotte since 2009 and spearheaded several major infrastructure projects in the city. He rose to prominence after hosting the Democratic...
President Obama Golfs After Week of Political Scandals
WASHINGTON — President Obama — despite dealing with a trio of political scandals that flared up this week — squeezed in some time on the golf course today, and included a woman in his foursome for the first time this year. The president played golf...
Setting Our Sights on Syria (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DRAWING A ‘RED LINE’: House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told ABC’s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS Sunday on “This Week” that “some action needs to be taken” against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, saying that the ...
Obama to Name Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary
President Obama will nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new Transportation secretary on Monday, a White House official said. Foxx, who has served as mayor of Charlotte since 2009, has overseen several major infrastructure initiatives in the city and rose to prominence after bringing...
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, April 29, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen and Carrie Halperin PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Sarah ...
White House Correspondents Dinner: Conan's Best Jokes
Comedian Conan O'Brien took a break from his late-night show, "Conan," to join President Obama in Washington, D.C. Saturday at the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Two hours or so before the festivities began, he sent out a picture of himself behind a podium, sporting a Boston Red Sox hat.
FAA Administrator Defends Furloughs, Budget Increase
With American travelers finishing up spring breaks and planning for summer vacations, the hundreds of daily flight delays that started Sunday as a result of furloughs by the Federal Aviation Administration have become a hot topic on Capitol Hill. Republican members of Congress expressed ...