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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 »

Medvedev: Obama's Smarter Than...'Someone'

Russian president seems to get in subtle dig at Bush

(Newser) - Dmitry Medvedev just loooves Barack Obama…and wasn’t too fond of some other person who shall remain nameless. In an interview with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America , the Russian premier said Obama is “a very comfortable partner. … The most important thing that distinguishes him from many... More »

NBC Complains to White House About ABC's Access

Source says NBC wants more Obama interviews; network denies it

(Newser) - NBC has filed a formal complaint with the White House, saying ABC is getting a disproportionate number of interviews with President Obama. The network cites recent sit-downs with George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson, and alleges that Stephanopoulos’ friendship with Rahm Emanuel is helping the network land the face time, according... More »

ABC Shows How It's Done With Successful Sawyer Switch

Low expectations produce high ratings

(Newser) - With all the bloodshed at NBC, it would be easy to overlook the fact that at least one network has made a major talent changes without causing plummeting ratings. Diane Sawyer’s relatively inconspicuous slide into Charlie Gibson’s ABC anchor seat didn’t deliver an immediate ratings bump, but... More »

Giuliani Forgets When 9/11 Happened

'We had no domestic attacks under Bush,' Giuliani says. Except...

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani has some advice about terrorism for President Obama: Follow George W. Bush's example, because “we had no domestic attacks under Bush.” Dubbing American's Mayor "Mr. 9/11," Talking Points Memo points out that Sept. 11, 2001 was well into Bush’s tenure. As was shoe... More »

Chris Cuomo Leaves GMA for 20/20

News anchor was considered for Diane Sawyer's spot on GMA

(Newser) - It looks as though all the moving pieces of the Good Morning America shakeup have come to rest, with erstwhile news anchor Chris Cuomo landing as co-anchor of 20/20. Cuomo, who was in the running for Diane Sawyer's job—which went to George Stephanopoulos—will be replaced by Juju Chang,... More »

Stephanopoulos Takes GMA Gig, Wants More News

Former Clinton aide will replace Diane Sawyer on ABC show

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos has accepted ABC's offer to take over Diane Sawyer’s co-anchor chair on Good Morning America and will start Monday. The shuffling means that Chris Cuomo is out as news anchor at GMA, to be replaced by JuJu Chang. Cuomo's fate with the network is unclear, but he's... More »

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