It’s a cliché, of course, but it really is true: in Washington, every scandal has a crime and a coverup. The ongoing debate about the attack on the United States facility in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, and the Obama Administration’s response to it, is no exception. For a long time, it seemed like the idea of a coverup was just a Republican obsession. But now there is something [...]
BBC APOLOGIZES FOR BENGHAZI COVERAGE: HILLARY IN TROUBLE, ‘HEADS WILL ROLL’
Mark Mardell, the BBC’s North American editor, issued a mea culpa of sorts today after Jonathan Karl at ABC News dropped his bombshell that proves beyond any doubt that the Obama Administration lied about its involvement in editing the CIA’s talking points surrounding the September 11 attack on our consulate in Libya.
In a piece titled, “After Benghazi revelations, heads will [...]
ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported this morning that there is not enough Democratic support in the Senate right now to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl that Sarah Palin’s choice as the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 was a “mistake” because her background “didn’t pass the test of being ready to take over.”
“I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She is an attractive candidate,” Cheney told ABC. “But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that [...]
Mitt Romney wants President Obama to apologize for his campaign’s suggestion that the Republican candidate could have broken the law by making inaccurate statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Romney told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl late this afternoon that Obama should clean up his campaign staff after officials coordinated an effort to imply that Romney committed a felony by saying he left Bain Capital in 1999, though The Boston Globe [...]
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Michael Falcone, Gregory Simmons and Arlette Saenz report:
Mitt Romney and his team in Boston aren’t the only ones feverishly vetting potential running mates.
In a non-descript Washington, DC office building within sight of the United States Capitol, a team of more than a dozen Democratic researchers have spent the last few months examining every nook and cranny of the records of several GOP vice presidential contenders.
February 25, 2012
Ron Paul is the only candidate serious about reducing the deficit and the national debt.
This fact was recently underscored by a study released by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan think tank.
Newt Gingrich’s tax and budget plans would add $7 trillion to the debt over the remainder of the decade and Rick Santorum would do about the same.
Mitt Romney’s tax-cut and spending proposals would keep [...]
LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton for president?
“So far she hasn’t said she would, but I think it’s not a bad idea,” former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl in an interview on Wednesday to promote his new book “In My Time.”
Cheney declined to say whether he thought the current Secretary of State would have been a better president than Barack Obama, but called [...]
ABC News‘ Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:
Talks between House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama to raise the debt ceiling in conjunction with sweeping spending cuts and tax and entitlement reform have broken down. There will be no “grand bargain” to deal with the debt crisis and raise the debt ceiling.
Boehner’s decision to abandon negotiations with President Obama puts an end to a deal that would [...]
(Bill Koslosky, MD)
BALTIMORE (ABC News Radio) – The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is a big, noisy, busy operation, capable of minting nearly 2 million presidential dollar coins daily. But most of those coins go into storage, never seeing the light of day. Costing 32 cents apiece to produce, these manganese brass dollars have proven unpopular with a public that prefers paper.
ABC News went to one [...]
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:
The day after the stunning upset in the special congressional election in upstate New York, Rep. Paul Ryan is a man under fire.
But ABC News was behind the scenes with the Wisconsin Congressman and GOP Budget Committee Chairman when he got some words of encouragement none other than former President Bill Clinton.
“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m [...]
Speaker John Boehner talks exclusively with ABC?s Jonathan Karl in Hamilton, Ohio. ABC News
House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama needs to “grow up” in talks over deficit reduction.
During an interview with ABC News in his Ohio district today, Boehner said he personally trusts the president, but accused him of not being honest with Americans about taxes, Medicare and deficit reduction.
You can watch that portion of the interview [...]
They swept into power on a wave of popular enthusiasm less than a year ago, but it’s not so easy being a Tea Party Congressman these days.
Members of the House and Senate are back in their districts this week and they’re getting an earful from their constituents who are telling them to stand firm on spending cuts and resist calls to raise the debt ceiling.
In a [...]