Too Many Obama Appointees at State Department, Career Officials Say
The Obama administration is giving an unprecedented number of political appointees top diplomatic positions, a move that has long frustrated career
Foreign Service officials but has become a renewed point of contention this week with the departure of Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, the only career foreign service officer in the top echelons of Foggy Bottom leadership.
If You Thought the Legal Challenges to Obamacare Were Over, You'd Be Wrong
You thought the battles over health care were over after the nail biting 2012 decision by the Supreme Court upholding a core provision of the law, right? Wrong. In fact, the Justices are meeting behind closed doors Friday to discuss a different challenge to the law that could, ultimately, be fatal to the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Election 2014's Freaky Friday
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON THE ROAD highlighting an issue that he thinks will benefit Democrats in next week???s elections: The economy, ABC???s MARY BRUCE notes. As he campaigns for Democratic candidates in these final days, the president is playing up...
Live Blog: New Hampshire Senate Debate
With less than a week to go before Election Day, ABC's George Stephanopoulos is moderating the final New Hampshire U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent, Scott Brown.
Few Arrests of Americans Who Fought In Syria or Iraq
Of the dozens of Americans who traveled to war-torn Syria or Iraq and then returned to the United States, only a ???small group??? of them fought with a terrorist group and might be inclined to launch an attack back in the U.S. homeland, federal counterterrorism officials have determined.
2014's Weirdest And Wackiest Campaign Ads
As one campaign ad ironically admits, nobody likes political ads. But we think you???ll get a kick out of these. From castrated hogs to talking dogs, the ads may lack gravitas -- but they seem designed to attract attention.