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‘Black Hawk Down’ Museum Display Falls Victim to Gov’t Shutdown

‘Black Hawk Down’ Museum Display Falls Victim to Gov’t ShutdownAirborne and Special Operations Museum(WASHINGTON) -- It was supposed to be a tribute to the American soldiers who fought and died for their country 20 years ago in Somalia during the infamous “Black Hawk Down” operation. But outside of a q...

White House Working Towards Response After Reported Syria Gassing

White House Working Towards Response After Reported Syria GassingJoshua Roberts/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In light of the reported chemical attack in Syria this week, the White House has been busy meeting and discussing possible responses to the alleged actions of President Bashar al-Assad's government.While Syria...

Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Living with Rap Album

Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Living with Rap AlbumJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Michelle Obama is an accomplished lawyer, mother of two and, of course, the first lady. And now, she’s adding hip-hop artist to her impressive resume.The first lady is lending her star power to a new rap...

Civil Rights Groups Vow to Overturn NC Voting Reform Law

Civil Rights Groups Vow to Overturn NC Voting Reform LawPhoto by Davis Turner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- North Carolina's sweeping and restrictive new voting law is facing multiple legal challenges from civil rights groups that argue it discriminates against black and young voters.Republican Governor Pat McC...

Under Obamacare, Nearly Half of Americans Could Receive Tax Credits

Under Obamacare, Nearly Half of Americans Could Receive Tax CreditsCreatas Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A new study by the Kaiser Foundation says that half of Americans who purchase their own health insurance could face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama's health care law.The report from the Ka...

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Faces Sentencing on Wednesday

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Faces Sentencing on WednesdayPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sentenced Wednesday for misusing campaign funds.Jackson, the former Rep. from Illinois, pleaded guilty to using campaign funds to pay for living expenses, clo...

Obama’s Birthday Weekend: Golf, Terror Updates and Camp David

Obama’s Birthday Weekend: Golf, Terror Updates and Camp DavidPhoto by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama, who turns 52 on Sunday, spent Saturday playing golf with friends at Joint Base Andrews, but before he hit the links, he was briefed on the terrorist threat that will cause 21 U.S. embass...

VT Sen. Says Bloomberg’s Gun Ads ‘Didn’t Help a Bit’

VT Sen. Says Bloomberg’s Gun Ads ‘Didn’t Help a Bit’City of New York(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., pointed some of the blame for the failed Senate debate over comprehensive background checks at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who dedicated millions of dollars to eviscerating senators ...

Anthony Weiner Appoints New Campaign Manager, Blitzes Local Media

Anthony Weiner Appoints New Campaign Manager, Blitzes Local MediaPhoto by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign has confirmed the appointment of Camille Joseph as campaign manager, thus filling the spot vacated when Danny Kedem quit as campaign manager...

Crisis Expert Judy Smith: Support of Weiner’s Wife ‘Made No Difference’

Crisis Expert Judy Smith: Support of Weiner’s Wife ‘Made No Difference’ABC News(WASHIGNTON) -- Judy Smith, the high-profile crisis management expert whose career inspired the hit ABC television show Scandal, said Sunday on This Week that even though wives who support politicians amid sex scandals usually mitigate public c...

Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have ‘Powerful and Invasive’ Search Tool

Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have ‘Powerful and Invasive’ Search ToolABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Glenn Greenwald – the reporter who broke the story about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs – claimed that those NSA programs allowed even low-level analysts t...

Anthony Weiner’s Campaign Manager Drops Out

Anthony Weiner’s Campaign Manager Drops OutAlex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Anthony Weiner isn’t dropping out of the New York mayoral race, but his campaign manager is. As the fallout from a sexting scandal intensifies, a person close to the campaign tells ABC News that Danny Kedem, th...

Jack Lew: Detroit Will Have to ‘Work With Its Creditors’ to Resolve Bankruptcy

Jack Lew: Detroit Will Have to ‘Work With Its Creditors’ to Resolve BankruptcyABC News(WASHINGTON) -- During an interview for ABC’s This Week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Detroit would have to deal with its creditors in order to resolve its recently-declared bankruptcy when he was asked about the possibility of a...

Obama on 60th Anniversary of Armistice: Korean War a Victory, Not a Tie

Obama on 60th Anniversary of Armistice: Korean War a Victory, Not a TieSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama Saturday honored the 60th anniversary of the peace armistice that brought an end to the Korean War, which claimed more than 2.5 million lives over three years. The armistice put an end to fighti...

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs Dead at 97

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs Dead at 97Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CHEVY CHASE, Md.) -- Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, who filled her husband's seat in the House of Representatives after his plane disappeared and went on to serve 18 years as a tireless advocate for women and minorities, died Sa...

Helen Thomas Dead at 92

Helen Thomas Dead at 92Jim Spellman/WireImage(WASHINGTON) -- Helen Thomas, the face of American journalism at the White House for over five decades died Saturday at the age of 92. Thomas' career ranged through ten presidencies, from Kennedy to Obama until her retirement in 2...

7 “Jeopardy!” Blunders By Obama’s Top Consumer Watchdog

7 “Jeopardy!” Blunders By Obama’s Top Consumer WatchdogOffice of Attorney General of Ohio(WASHINGTON) -- This newly installed head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau waited two years for confirmation from the U.S. Senate. He also won Jeopardy! five times in 1987, graduated from both Michigan and O...

John Edwards, Another Comeback Kid?

John Edwards, Another Comeback Kid?Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- New Yorkers seem willing to forgive and forget the dalliances of former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who are currently running for New York City mayor and comptroller, respec...

Spitzer Says Lead in Poll Shows Voters Wants ‘Independent Voice’

Spitzer Says Lead in Poll Shows Voters Wants ‘Independent Voice’ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office due to a sex scandal, said Sunday that his early lead in New York City’s comptroller race shows that voters are beginning to warm to his candidacy. “I don&rs...

Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon

Obama Golfs with ESPN Hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael WilbonOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Able to play golf with pretty much anyone he wants, President Obama is spending his Saturday on a military course with ESPN’s Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, co-hosts of Pardon the Inter...
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