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Secretary of Defense Hagel: I am open to ‘reviewing’ military ban on transgender soldiers

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Martha Raddatz that he would like to see the current ban on transgender individuals in the United States military “reviewed.” “I do think it continually should be reviewed,” Hagel told Raddatz. “I’m open to those assessments,…

Boehner: ‘I’m a reasonable guy’ but GOP debt limit demands mean U.S. on ‘path’ to default

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) admitted on Sunday that nation was a on “path” to defaulting on its debts because President Barack Obama was insisting that Republicans raise the debt limit without including other demands like defunding the health care reform law. “The debt limit is right around the corner,…

Bill Clinton on the shutdown: ‘There are times when you have to call people’s bluff’

Bill Clinton has some advice for Democrats and President Obama, learned during his own experience with government shutdowns. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC, Clinton called the actions of the House Republicans “spiteful” and that they are “begging America to fail,” adding that “I think there are times when you…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: NSA leaker is a hero

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke Sunday on ABC’s This Week, describing NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a “hero” for his actions. “He is a hero,” Assange told George Stephanopoulos. “He has told the people of the world and the United States that there is mass unlawful interception of their communications.”…

Rubio: The water-bottle moment was a message from God

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has a perfectly good explanation for why he awkwardly reached for a water bottle during his Tuesday night response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: It was a message from God. Throughout Rubio’s delivery of the Republican response to Obama’s speech, Twitter users…

Schumer: False to compare Maher to Limbaugh

Sen. Chuck Schummer (D-NY) vehemently disagreed Sunday morning with some considering Bill Maher’s controversial comments on women as having an equal impact as Rush Limbaugh’s quotes. Schumer was asked by This Week host George Stephanopoulos if Democrats should heed to Republican thoughts of asking Maher to take back the $1…

Will blasts West for complaining about gas while driving a Hummer

Conservative columnist George Will says it’s “economic nonsense” for tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) to blame President Barack Obama for the high cost of putting gas in his Hummer. Writing on his Facebook page last week, West charged that Obama’s energy policy was “insidious political gimmickry.” “Here is…

Cain accuser: ‘This was not sex for cash’

The Atlanta woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stood by her story in an interview with ABC News Wednesday. “Our relationship was on and off for the last 13, 14 years,” Ginger White told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “This was not a consistent…

Carville: Smoking Cain aide was ‘drunk or stoned’

Democratic strategist James Carville is sure that Herman Cain’s campaign manager was on something besides nicotine when he decided to smoke in a campaign ad. “If that guy wasn’t drunk, I hadn’t taken a drink in my life,” Carville said of Cain chief of staff Mark Block. “He was high…

Rove group buys ads to haunt Obama’s jobs tour

Crossroads America, the conservative super PAC run by former Bush strategist Karl Rove, has decided upon a new media strategy: following President Obama wherever he goes. As the president travels the country in support of his jobs plan, the group will release ads bracketing his appearances in local media markets.…

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