The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Will Cantine and Carrie Halperin FOREIGN AFFAIRS: ABC News’...
NSA: Data Dragnets Foiled Terrorism
The director of the National Security Administration today told Congress that more than 50 potential terrorist attacks have been thwarted by controversial two programs tracking more than a billion phone calls each day.
Women in Combat: 'Days of Rambo Are Over'
Despite a declaration that "the days of Rambo are over," Special Operations Command has concerns about how women will fit into its elite units as the military makes the transition to having women in combat by January 2016.
Far-Reaching Anti-Abortion Bill Passed
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted this evening to pass legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks, except in what Democrats assailed as “narrow” cases of incest of a minor, rape, and health of the mother, prompting a partisan debate on the House floor...
Tea Party Fight Brewing in Alaska
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Alaska Tuesday, ensuring there will be a Republican primary in the race to run against Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat.
Can Immigration Reform Help Economy?
The immigration reform bill drawn up by the Senate Gang of 8 would boost the economy and lower the deficit, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says in a report out today. The newly released, and highly anticipated, report from the government’s nonpartisan bookkeeper comes as...
Watch: Military Explores Putting Women in Combat
Leaders collect data to measure impact of opening the front lines to women.
McCaskill 'Proud' to Join Ready for Hillary
WASHINGTON — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill got a more than three-year head start on the 2016 election, lending her support today to an effort to draw Hillary Clinton into the next presidential race. McCaskill signed on with the group Ready for Hillary, a super PAC...
Ben, From Ben & Jerry's, Wants to Stamp Your Dollar
Ben Cohen wants to stamp your dollar. That’s because he doesn’t think so much money – corporate money, in particular – should be spent on influencing U.S. elections. The connection may seem tenuous, but bear with him. Cohen, the “Ben” of Ben & Jerry’s ice...
Did Passing Immigration Reform Just Get Tougher?
The fate of immigration reform hinges on how House Speaker John Boehner handles the issue. And on Tuesday, he laid down a significant marker on how the House will move forward.