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Biden Will Headline Michigan Dem Fundraiser

Biden Will Headline Michigan Dem Fundraiser

Joe Raedle/Getty Image(DETROIT) — Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic party fundraising dinner in Michigan tonight. The appearance at Detroit’s Cobo Center comes as speculation slowly percolates over a 2016 run f…

Cory Booker Jokes Mayor Job Drove Him to Drink — Coffee That Is

Cory Booker Jokes Mayor Job Drove Him to Drink — Coffee That Is

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker answered viewer questions from Facebook and Twitter for an ABC News’ web exclusive before joining the This Week roundtable on Sunday.  After Booker discussed his future…

Ashley Judd Considering Senate Run in Kentucky

Ashley Judd Considering Senate Run in Kentucky

Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — Ashley Judd made a rare reference to her possible political aspirations on Friday.According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Judd spoke about her future while giving the keynote address at the American Couns…

John Boehner: The ‘Talk About Raising Revenue Is Over’

John Boehner: The ‘Talk About Raising Revenue Is Over’

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz during an exclusive interview for This Week that talk of including revenue as part of an effort to strike a so-called “grand barga…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Gabby Giffords Is ‘Doing So Well’

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Gabby Giffords Is ‘Doing So Well’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) DNC Chair and close friend of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, said “Gabby is doing so well.” Wasserman Schultz joined ABC News in a web exclusive after her appearance on the T…

Republicans Attack Ashley Judd

Republicans Attack Ashley Judd

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Republicans are going on the offense against actress Ashley Judd.Judd, a Democrat, may or may not challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the nation’s second-most-powerful Republican, for his Ken…

Senator Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, Won’t Seek Another Term

Senator Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, Won’t Seek Another Term

Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, announced Thursday evening that he will not run for reelection in 2014.Levin, 78, said the decision for him was “extremely…

Notable Names on Updated Obama Fundraising List

Notable Names on Updated Obama Fundraising List

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are among the new names on an updated list of fundraisers released today by the remnants of President Obama’s re-election campai…

Sequester Government Shutdown Looks Unlikely

Sequester Government Shutdown Looks Unlikely

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It may not be readily obvious from the blizzard of news out there Friday on the “sequester,” but a government shutdown became significantly less likely Friday, even as the automatic budget cuts barreled…

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats say they are not satisfied with the Republican-crafted version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, pledging to oppose it if it comes up for a vote later this week in the House.Speakin…

Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With sequestration set to strike on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol after a nine-day recess with no apparent change in his political posture: If the $85 billion cuts are…

Sequester Is Coming, Democrats and Republicans Agree

Sequester Is Coming, Democrats and Republicans Agree

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Believe it or not, there is some bipartisan agreement in Washington, D.C.  The problem is Republicans and Democrats agree those automatic spending cuts known as the “sequester” will probably …

GOP Address: Sen. John Hoeven Offers the Keystone XL Pipeline Project to Help Avoid Sequestration

GOP Address: Sen. John Hoeven Offers the Keystone XL Pipeline Project to Help Avoid Sequestration

Office of Senator John Hoeven(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven calls for the president to work with Republicans in Congress to avoid sequestration and advises the president to consider the Keyston…

Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole

Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole

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By Jonathan Karl
(WASHINGTON) — Listening to the White House, you’d think the key to averting the across-the-board spending cuts (the dreaded “sequester”) set to take place on March 1 is closing the tax break f…

Political Leaders No Closer to Sequester Solution

Political Leaders No Closer to Sequester Solution

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Fresh off a golf trip in Florida, President Obama seized the pulpit Tuesday to shame Congress into action, hoping to avert the looming sequester spending cuts poised to take effect at the end of the month.“They haven&rsquo…

WH Chief of Staff on Leaked Immigration Proposal: Let’s Make Sure It Doesn’t Have to Be Proposed

WH Chief of Staff on Leaked Immigration Proposal: Let’s Make Sure It Doesn’t Have to Be Proposed

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — Responding to sharp criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio over the leaked White House immigration proposal, President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough pushed back on Sunday morning on This Wee…

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in Federal Probe

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in Federal Probe

US Congress(CHICAGO) — Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has reached a plea agreement in connection to a federal probe into whether or not the troubled lawmaker misused campaign funds.Earlier this month Jackson pleaded guilty to one count …

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

ABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans …

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

Sen. Harry Reid: Any Budget Deal Must Include Revenue

ABC/Martin H. Simon(NEW YORK) — Asserting that “the American people” are on his side, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said during an exclusive interview for “This Week” that any that deal reached between Republicans …

Senate Immigration Proposal to Include Pathway to Citizenship

Senate Immigration Proposal to Include Pathway to Citizenship

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two senators at the center of negotiations over comprehensive immigration reform, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said on Sunday that a pathway to citizenship is an essential component of a comprehensive …

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