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Rudy Giuliani Has News on Possible Trump Plea

Trump's top attorney talks up a storm on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani got America's attention Sunday by saying he couldn't deny that President Trump may plead the Fifth Amendment if he testifies in the Russia probe, ABC News reports. "Are you confident the president will not take the Fifth in this case?" asked George Stephanopoulos on This ... More »

Obama: ObamaCare Will Survive My Term

President talks Trump, Russians, and Twitter as his term in office wanes

(Newser) - With less than two weeks on the clock, President Obama doesn't hesitate about whether ObamaCare will survive once he turns the keys over to Donald Trump: "I think it will," he tells ABC News' George Stephanopolous. "It may be called something else. If in fact the... More »

Hillary's Chances of Winning, per Nate Silver: 79%

Though he concedes 'there's a lot of football left to be played'

(Newser) - If you're looking for odds on what's going to happen in Election 2016, you can ask a Las Vegas bookie or Nate Silver. And according to what the numbers whiz told George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday's Good Morning America , Hillary Clinton has an almost 80% chance... More »

Stephanopoulos in Hot Water Over Donations to Clinton Foundation

Says he should have disclosed them, bows out of ABC's Republican debate

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos is engaging in damage control today after acknowledging that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation but didn't disclose that fact even while reporting on the foundation in his capacity as an anchor at ABC News. ( Politico and the Washington Free Beacon first reported the... More »

Obama to Boehner: Instead of Suing, Do Your Job

President dismisses lawsuit as a 'stunt'

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn't exactly quaking in his boots over John Boehner's lawsuit threat , at least not publicly. "The suit is a stunt," the president told George Stephanopoulos at ABC . "I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something while they're doing nothing.... More »

Diane Sawyer Stepping Down at ABC's World News

To be replaced by David Muir

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer is stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News in September after nearly five years in the job, to be replaced by her regular substitute, David Muir. The network also said today that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events to... More »

Cruz: Tie Debt Ceiling to ObamaCare

Also thinks GOP is 'winning the argument'

(Newser) - Ted Cruz today called for "ways to mitigate the harms from ObamaCare," and he's looking squarely at you, debt ceiling showdown: "The debt ceiling historically has been among the best leverage that Congress has to rein in the executive," he said today on State of ... More »

Obama: Syria Deal Not About 'Style'

Emphasizes it was more important to get the policy right

(Newser) - The road to the Syria chemical weapons deal may have been bumpy, but President Obama insists that he's "less concerned about style points" and "much more concerned with getting the policy right," he tells George Stephanopoulos this morning on ABC's This Week . “Folks here... More »

Rodman to Obama: Call Kim Jong Un

They both like basketball, so 'let's start there'

(Newser) - Maybe we should sic Dennis Rodman on the Middle East next, because he's apparently found the diplomatic solution in North Korea: Fresh off his "basketball diplomacy" trip to Pyongyang, Rodman stopped by ABC's This Week this morning to give George Stephanopoulos the scoop on his new BFF... More »

Rubio on Water Gulp: God Reminding Me I'm Human

Mid-speech sip sparks Twitter surge

(Newser) - It's not unusual for the peanut gallery to ask if a politician was drinking after a speech—or if that drink was Kool-Aid—but it's Marco Rubio's swig of water last night that's getting more attention than his words. While giving his party's response to... More »

Was Diane Sawyer Totally Drunk Last Night?

Plus: Brian Williams slams Donald Trump

(Newser) - If you were watching ABC's election coverage last night, there was probably just one question on your mind: Is Diane Sawyer really drunk, or just tired? Gawker has an amusing video montage that seems to support what many assumed: She was smashed. The video pieces together clips of Sawyer... More »

Amanpour Leaving ABC's This Week

George Stephanopoulos will return to the show

(Newser) - Sunday morning news junkies will see a big change come Jan. 8: Christiane Amanpour is leaving her gig as host of ABC's This Week and will be replaced by former host George Stephanopoulos. Amanpour will work on prime-time specials for the network and develop a new show focusing on... More »

Cain's Smoking Aide Had to Be Drunk: Carville

And Rick Perry is 'incapable of running for president'

(Newser) - James Carville offered an entertainingly disparaging take on the GOP presidential race today, saying that nothing stood in Mitt Romney’s way to getting the nomination—he may be a “serial windsock,” constantly changing his positions, but his opponents are inept. “The best thing Rick Perry can... More »

Obama Knocks Bank of America Debit Card Fee

'You don't have some inherent right to a certain amount of profit'

(Newser) - President Obama made waves in his latest interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC , in which he spoke out against Bank of America’s unpopular new $5 fee for debit card users . “This is exactly why we need this Consumer Finance Protection Bureau,” Obama said. Asked directly if he... More »

Bachmann: Let's 'Look at' Minimum Wage

Republican hopeful maintains founding fathers fought slavery

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann still thinks minimum wage needs a review—and she says John Quincy Adams was a founding father. Noting that Politifact says she’s gotten more “facts” wrong than any other GOP hopeful, George Stephanopoulos asked her if she wanted to “clear up” some past comments, like... More »

Trump: Let's Just Seize Iraq's Oil

'We're reimbursing ourselves'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has an interesting concept of how the world’s oil markets work: In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC , Trump opined that the reason oil was so high was because “We don’t have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, ‘Fellas, it’s... More »

Obama: I Was Born in Hawaii, Don't 'Have Horns'

President thinks birthers will end up hurting GOP

(Newser) - President Obama doesn't generally address the birther movement , but he took a rare shot at it today in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC . Upshot: The whole issue is ridiculous, and because most Americans realize that, it's going to backfire on Republicans in the long run. Asked... More »

Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress'

But insists she wasn't reason campaign lost

(Newser) - Meghan McCain was not a fan of Sarah Palin during her father’s presidential campaign. In her new book, Dirty Sexy Politics, McCain writes that Palin brought “drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty,” to her father’s operation. “I’m speaking out now because I... More »

Amanpour's New, This Week's the Same

Former CNN correspondent moves into ABC host chair

(Newser) - Christiane Amanpour made her much-debated move into the host's chair at ABC's This Week today, replacing George Stephanopoulos and a parade of interim fill-ins, and critics agree: The show feels essentially the same.
  • Besides some cosmetic tweaking, the highest-profile change was "a new face who fit with Amanpour's goal
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Ahmadinejad: Maybe Osama's in Washington

And Israel's a military weakling

(Newser) - When asked if Osama bin Laden was in Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad didn't exactly say no. “I heard Osama bin Laden is in Washington, DC,” the Iranian president told Good Morning America . “No, you didn't,” a distinctly annoyed George Stephanopoulos replied. “Yes, I did. He's there,... More »

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