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Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension, But Fate Uncertain in House

Senate Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension, But Fate Uncertain in House

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The Senate passed a bill Monday to temporarily extend unemployment insurance for five months, but it remains unclear whether the bill will face a vote in the House of Representatives.The Senate voted 59-38 on the…

Senate Votes to Stop New Iranian Envoy to UN from Entering US

Senate Votes to Stop New Iranian Envoy to UN from Entering US

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Senate unanimously passed a measure Monday that would prevent one of the organizers of the 1979 U.S. Embassy seizure in Tehran, Iran from entering the U.S.Hamid Aboutalebi, who belonged to a student grou…

Dems Criticize Former CIA Director for Calling Feinstein ‘Emotional’

Dems Criticize Former CIA Director for Calling Feinstein ‘Emotional’

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats criticized former CIA Director Michael Hayden Monday after he suggested Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, may have been motivated to declassify a report …

George W. Bush, Bill Clinton Take in NCAA Finals

George W. Bush, Bill Clinton Take in NCAA Finals

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Clinton-Bush post-presidency lovefest took on a new dimension Monday night as another former president — George W. Bush — joined Bill Clinton for the NCAA men’s basketball final in …

Can Bill Clinton Boost Congressional Hopes of Son-In-Law’s Mom?

Can Bill Clinton Boost Congressional Hopes of Son-In-Law’s Mom?

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Eleven years ago, President Bill Clinton took to the campaign trail in an effort to help vulnerable Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky hold on to her House seat.At a December 1993 entitlement s…

Nancy Pelosi Says Breitbart-Altered Pic of Her Twerking Is ‘Tasteless’

Nancy Pelosi Says Breitbart-Altered Pic of Her Twerking Is ‘Tasteless’

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — The conservative-leaning website Breitbart News took some heat on Monday for a new ad campaign featuring a bizarre depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.The ad features an altered image of the Calif…

“Duck Dynasty”-Backed Congressman ‘Very Sorry’ for Kissing Staffer

“Duck Dynasty”-Backed Congressman ‘Very Sorry’ for Kissing Staffer

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Vance McAllister, the married freshman lawmaker who is captured on video making out with his district scheduler, asks for forgiveness and privacy as he owned up to kissing his staffer.“There’s no doubt I&rsqu…

Kentucky Governor Wagers Whiskey — A Lot of It — on NCAA Championship

Kentucky Governor Wagers Whiskey — A Lot of It — on NCAA Championship

Chip Somodevilla/Alex WongGetty Images(NEW YORK) — When the University of Kentucky and University of Connecticut go head to head in Monday night’s NCAA title basketball game, it won’t just be a trophy that’s on the line.Kentucky Gov….

White House Won’t Ban Selfies

White House Won’t Ban Selfies

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — Samsung and the Boston Red Sox’s biggest slugger, David Ortiz, made a major selfie blunder at the White House last week. But they haven’t ruined presidential selfies for everyone, press secretary …

Scott Brown Finally ‘Ready to Make a Big Decision’

Scott Brown Finally ‘Ready to Make a Big Decision’

United States Congress(BOSTON) — Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who has his eye on a political comeback, sent an e-mail message to supporters on Monday: It was an announcement of an announcement.“After spending the last month visi…

Obama: High School Must Be ‘More Exciting, More Relevant’

Obama: High School Must Be ‘More Exciting, More Relevant’

The White House(BLADENSBURG, Md.) — President Obama arrived at Bladensburg High School in Maryland on Monday with a $7 million gift. The school is one of 24 announced as winners of the administration’s Youth CareerConnect grants, awards to schoo…

Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Frenzy: 4 Days, 3 States and $$$

Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Frenzy: 4 Days, 3 States and $$$

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton’s biography ends with the phrase “TBD,” but that doesn’t mean she’s lying low.The former secretary of state embarks on a whirlwind speaking tour of the West Coast thi…

Joe Biden’s Twitter Account Gets Jolt of Life

Joe Biden’s Twitter Account Gets Jolt of Life

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden’s political Twitter account is back in action as Democrats rev up for the 2014 campaign.Starting Monday, the Democratic National Committee will use the vice president’s ha…

Jeb Bush Still Unsure About Running for President in 2016

Jeb Bush Still Unsure About Running for President in 2016

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on Sunday that he’ll make a decision about possibly seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination by the end of this year.In remarks at the G…

Obamacare: What Could Go Wrong Next?

Obamacare: What Could Go Wrong Next?

vaeenma/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — After an unprecedented, last-minute surge, the Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period closed last week, topping out at more than seven million enrollees.But even as the White House celebrated surpassing its enrollm…

Former San Diego Mayor Ends Home Confinement

Former San Diego Mayor Ends Home Confinement

Bill Wechter/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Bob Filner, the former San Diego mayor who resigned in disgrace last year following multiple sexual harassment charges, is no longer confined to house arrest.Last December, Filner, 71, was sentenced to 90 days of…

White House Not Ready to Celebrate Health Care Law Enrollment Success

White House Not Ready to Celebrate Health Care Law Enrollment Success

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Was President Obama premature in getting excited about the Affordable Care Act signing up 7.1 million Americans?White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer admits it was a celebratory moment, especially after things looked bleak fol…

Sen. Claire McCaskill: ‘Moment of Truth’ for General Motors

Sen. Claire McCaskill: ‘Moment of Truth’ for General Motors

mccaskill.senate.gov(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Claire McCaskill, speaking Sunday on This Week, did not rule out the possibility of jail time for General Motors employees who may have perpetrated a cover-up at the company involving a defective ignition swi…

Chiarelli on Fort Hood: ‘We Have to Consider These Wounds of War’

Chiarelli on Fort Hood: ‘We Have to Consider These Wounds of War’

(WASHINGTON) — Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Martha Raddatz discussed Wednesday’s shooting in Fort Hood and the lasting effects of post traumatic stress disorder with experts Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, former Army Vice Chief of Staff and ABC News Consu…

Misty Copeland: ‘Classical Ballet World So Far Behind’ the Times

Misty Copeland: ‘Classical Ballet World So Far Behind’ the Times

Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For a decade, Misty Copeland was the only African American ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
“It’s really hard. The classical ballet world is so far behind,” Copeland told ABC News’ …

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