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No Executive Action on Immigration Overhaul

No Executive Action on Immigration Overhaul

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has no plans to enact unilateral immigration overhaul by executive action, faith leaders from across the country said Obama told them Tuesday.“We did not discuss the need; we did not bring up the i…

Vice President Biden Applauds Boston’s Courage

Vice President Biden Applauds Boston’s Courage

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(BOSTON) — On the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 200 others, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Tuesday to the bravery and courage of survivors and fir…

Mary Landrieu Draws Criticism for Re-Enacting Congressional Hearing in New Ad

Mary Landrieu Draws Criticism for Re-Enacting Congressional Hearing in New Ad

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — A new campaign ad from Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is drawing criticism from some conservative groups for using re-enactments of statements that the senator made in an Energy Committee hearing last year.But Landrieu’s ca…

New App Finds ‘Virtual’ Way to Fix Congress

New App Finds ‘Virtual’ Way to Fix Congress

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Every day it seems a new app hits the market seeking to solve the most benign problems facing the smartphone-wielding masses. But how about a much bigger problem — like fixing Congress, an institution with an approval …

POLL: Broad Public Approval for Feds on Boston Bombing Investigation

POLL: Broad Public Approval for Feds on Boston Bombing Investigation

Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two-thirds of Americans approve of the federal government’s handling of its investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing, and nearly six in 10 hold a favorable view more generally of…

Rep. Ron Barber Finally Opens Up About Tucson Shooting

Rep. Ron Barber Finally Opens Up About Tucson Shooting

The Office of Congressman Ron Barber(WASHINGTON) — When shots rang out on April 2 at the Fort Hood military post in Texas, Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., couldn’t help but remember his own experience with gun violence.“That takes me back to the…

Papers that Published Leaked NSA Files Awarded Pulitzer

Papers that Published Leaked NSA Files Awarded Pulitzer

Sunshinepress/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Pulitzer Prize committee on Monday gave The Washington Post and The Guardian its award for public service based on coverage of National Security Agency documents leaked to the papers by former government co…

Revised Estimates of Health Care Law Good News for White House

Revised Estimates of Health Care Law Good News for White House

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In estimates that bode well for the Obama administration, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Monday that the Affordable Care Act will cover 25 million Americans over the next decade — an increase of one millio…

Boehner’s GOP Challenger Charges ‘Electile Dysfunction’ in Video

Boehner’s GOP Challenger Charges ‘Electile Dysfunction’ in Video

Ryan Struyk/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A new parody video out this week from one of John Boehner’s Republican primary opponents is accusing the House speaker of “electile dysfunction.”In a not-so-subtle spin of Boehner’s last name,…

Boehner Visits with US Soldiers, Officials in Afghanistan

Boehner Visits with US Soldiers, Officials in Afghanistan

Official Photo by Michael Steel(WASHINGTON) — While the U.S. struggles to complete a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan, House Speaker John Boehner has concluded his first trip there as speaker of the House.Boehner and several other senior …

Secretary Lew Signs $1 Billion Loan Guarantee for Ukraine

Secretary Lew Signs $1 Billion Loan Guarantee for Ukraine

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew signed a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Ukrainian government at the Treasury Department Monday morning.Lew was joined by Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak at the signing…

Michelle Obama Gets Covered in Stickers

Michelle Obama Gets Covered in Stickers

State Dept photo(WASHINGTON) — A first lady known for her flora and fashion got a little unsolicited help with both Monday from a toddler.On a visit to Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Center, Michelle Obama became an object for decoratio…

Rep. Peter King: US Sporting Events ‘Going to be Targets’ for Terrorists

Rep. Peter King: US Sporting Events ‘Going to be Targets’ for Terrorists

US Congress(WASHINGTON) — With the nation focusing on Boston a year after the marathon was the subject of a bombing attack, chatter among terrorist groups continues to suggest a desire to strike high-profile sporting events in the United States, Rep. …

Little-Known Legal Challenge that Could Torpedo Obamacare

Little-Known Legal Challenge that Could Torpedo Obamacare

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — While the Supreme Court considers one challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals court located just blocks away is contemplating a separate challenge that could have much more dire cons…

Obama Reflects on Meeting with Pope Francis

Obama Reflects on Meeting with Pope Francis

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — At the Easter prayer breakfast Monday morning, President Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis and their conversation about “the imperatives of addressing poverty and inequality.&rdquo…

Obama Condemns Shooting at Kansas Jewish Center

Obama Condemns Shooting at Kansas Jewish Center

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama said on Monday that the deadly shooting outside a Jewish community center in Kansas is a call to action to “combat the ignorance and intolerance, including anti-Semitism, that can lead t…

Samantha Power: Putin’s Actions Suggest He Wants Eastern Ukraine

Samantha Power: Putin’s Actions Suggest He Wants Eastern Ukraine

US Department of State(WASHINGTON) — In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning on This Week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had harsh words for Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake o…

Gov. Deval Patrick: ‘Very Thorough’ Planning to Protect Boston Marathon

Gov. Deval Patrick: ‘Very Thorough’ Planning to Protect Boston Marathon

Office of Governor Deval Patrick(BOSTON) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Sunday the state is taking all necessary steps to secure the Boston Marathon after the attack on last year’s event that left three dead and hundreds injured.“…

Rand Paul: Don’t Rule Out Containment of Nuclear Iran

Rand Paul: Don’t Rule Out Containment of Nuclear Iran

United States Congress(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — New Hampshire can be a make-or-break state for a potential presidential candidate and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is ahead of the 2016 competition.ABC News’ Jon Karl caught up with the Kentucky senator at a M…

White House Warns Russia Not to Invade, Biden Plans Ukraine Trip

White House Warns Russia Not to Invade, Biden Plans Ukraine Trip

US Department of State(WASHINGTON) — As pro-Russian activity rose in eastern Ukraine over the weekend, the White House voiced concerns that Russia might once again advance past Ukrainian borders.Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Kiev on Apr…

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