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Topic - This Week
Congressional Democrats and Republicans are fighting over whether to extend unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month — a top priority for President Obama — and appear at odds over how exactly to pay for the approximately $26 billion that a one-year extension would cost.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said Sunday that members of his party have not drawn a line in the sand on an extension of unemployment benefits getting included in a possible budget deal.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg suggested Sunday that immigration reform is "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time."Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg suggested Sunday that immigration reform is "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time."
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand wasn't surprised when Americans began to get letters saying their health insurance policies had been canceled.
A perfect storm of blunders, broken promises and rebellion in his own party over Obamacare is raising doubts about whether President Obama can recover from the monthlong debacle to govern effectively in his second term.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stiff-armed questions about a possible 2016 presidential run while sidestepping several hot-button issues and declining to wade into what he called "the Washington, D.C., game" days after his landslide re-election in the Garden State.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized the outlines of a U.S.-led international plan to halt Iran's uranium enrichment and nuclear weapons program, saying it sounded as if Iran would be trading a nominal drawdown in enriched uranium in exchange for significant concessions on sanctions.
Hey, fat chance that a certain Garden State guy is going to eat his way right out of the 2016 election. Critics who hope New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has weight-related health issues that will squash a White House run need to find another complaint.
President Obama was overheard bragging to administration aides about his ability to kill people with drones, a new book about the 2012 campaign season that's due for release on Tuesday claimed.
Sen. Rand Paul fired back Sunday to charges that he plagiarized parts of his speeches from Wikipedia, saying he "will not lie down" and let people call him dishonest.
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Obama, said Sunday that research about possibly replacing Vice President Joseph R. Biden in 2012 was never seriously considered.
Sen. Joe Manchin III, a critic of the troubled Obamacare rollout, believes the program can work if everyone gets on the same page and joins "Team America."
The Obama administration is optimistic that Iran's new leadership could offer an opportunity to repair diplomatic relations with the United States and to permanently halt Iran's nuclear ambitions. But former Vice President Dick Cheney believes that, eventually, America may have to resort to military force.
Appearing on ABC News' "This Week," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the debilitating website glitches around the Obamacare rollout and a possible Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run.
Last week, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons." The official ceremony will take place in Oslo on Dec. 10.