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Obama, Lawmakers Vow to Ease Suffering from Texas Blast

Obama, Lawmakers Vow to Ease Suffering from Texas Blast

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., expressed their condolences Thursday after the devastating explosion in West, Texas, pledging federal resources to help.”Today our prayers go out to the peop…

Scalia Discusses Race, Homosexuality, Boredom

Scalia Discusses Race, Homosexuality, Boredom

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia showed a lighter side while joking with students from the University of California Washington Center.At the event Monday, held to publicize his new book, Reading Law: The Inte…

Mark Kelly: ‘Gabby Is Angry Today’

Mark Kelly: ‘Gabby Is Angry Today’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mark Kelly expressed anger shared by he and his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after the Senate failed to pass the Manchin-Toomey gun background check deal on Wednesday.”Gabby is angry today, and she’s hor…

Senate Will Vote Wednesday on Gun Control Legislation

Senate Will Vote Wednesday on Gun Control Legislation

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The day of reckoning is Wednesday for the embattled Manchin-Toomey background check provision and a myriad of other gun amendments, including a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips.The outcome will determ…

Republican Senator Receives Potentially Poisoned Letter

Republican Senator Receives Potentially Poisoned Letter

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — A suspicious letter, potentially laced with the poison ricin, was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, ABC News has learned. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed to ABC News that Capitol offices were o…

Mayors Menino, Giuliani Praise First Responders in Boston Bombing

Mayors Menino, Giuliani Praise First Responders in Boston Bombing

Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Tuesday evening received condolences for the Boston Marathon bombing from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who compared it to the Sept. 11 World Trade Center atta…

Proposed Immigration Bill Has Widespread Support

Proposed Immigration Bill Has Widespread Support

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., emerged from a White House meeting Tuesday confident that President Obama supports the immigration reform bill they plan to introduce Tuesday night. &…

Obama to Visit Boston Thursday, Speak at Service for Bombing Victims

Obama to Visit Boston Thursday, Speak at Service for Bombing Victims

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(BOSTON) — President Obama is scheduled to travel to Boston on Thursday, three days after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.As the city grapples with this tragedy, the president plans to speak at an int…

George W. Bush Becomes a Grandfather

George W. Bush Becomes a Grandfather

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President George W. Bush and his wife Laura became new grandparents Saturday when their daughter, Jenna Hager, gave birth to a baby girl named Mila.“Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our gra…

Marco Rubio: Jay-Z Needs to Get Informed on Cuba

Marco Rubio: Jay-Z Needs to Get Informed on Cuba

STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Sunday morning slammed Jay-Z over his recent trip to Cuba, saying on This Week that the rapper needed to “get informed” and that he missed an opportunity to meet the politically o…

Obama Plays Golf for Third Straight Weekend

Obama Plays Golf for Third Straight Weekend

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is spending his third consecutive Saturday on the golf course at Joint Base Andrews, taking advantage of the warm spring weather.The president was joined on the course by White Hou…

Rand Paul Reaches Out to Black Voters at Howard University

Rand Paul Reaches Out to Black Voters at Howard University

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul conceded he had a “daunting task” Wednesday when he set out to woo black students at Howard University, and proceeded to tell them that the Republican Party was the party of the…

Social Security Part of Cuts in Obama’s Budget Plan

Social Security Part of Cuts in Obama’s Budget Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama outlined a $3.77 trillion budget plan on Wednesday that aims to reduce the deficit by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans and cutting popular entitlement programs, saying &ld…

Immigration Bill Delayed, Likely Not Ready Until Next Week

Immigration Bill Delayed, Likely Not Ready Until Next Week

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday’s expected Senate briefing on the Gang of Eight immigration bill was postponed.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was scheduled to explain the nearly finished proposal, but senators coming out of the closed-…

FBI Visits McConnell Headquarters in Ashley Judd Tape Investigation

FBI Visits McConnell Headquarters in Ashley Judd Tape Investigation

Office of Sen. Mitch McConnell(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Federal investigators visited Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s campaign headquarters in Louisville on Wednesday, and campaign staffers handed over information pertinent to the investigati…

Immigration Reform May Allow More Foreign Students to Stay in US

Immigration Reform May Allow More Foreign Students to Stay in US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It will likely be easier for foreign students who earn certain degrees in the United States to stay in the country and work after graduation if immigration reform comes to fruition.The effect on the U.S. economy an…

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…

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Catholic Church’s Nature Means It Will Be Out of Touch Sometimes

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Catholic Church’s Nature Means It Will Be Out of Touch Sometimes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — During an interview for This Week, Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that the Catholic Church’s very nature means it will be — from time to time – out of tou…

Business and Labor Leaders Agree on Immigration Sticking Point

Business and Labor Leaders Agree on Immigration Sticking Point

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Business and labor leaders agreed on Saturday to a deal on the guest worker program, signalling a key development in the debate over immigration reform.Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., briefed Dennis McDonough, White Hous…

Obama Plays First Round of Golf Since Sequester Cuts

Obama Plays First Round of Golf Since Sequester Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) –  President Obama spent his Saturday on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, his first trip to the links since the sequester cuts took effect on March 1.Obama was joined on the course by…

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