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Gary Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment' After Failing to Immediately Identity H


Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Gary Johnson has once again demonstrated that foreign policy may not be his strong point.On Wednesday night –- just three weeks after the Libertarian presidential candidate curiously asked an MSNBC host “What’s Aleppo?” when asked what he would do about the war-torn Syrian city –- Johnson stumbled over a question that again has left voters scratching their heads.During a town hall on MSNBC with Johnson and his running mate, former

Trump Team Admits 'Some Missed Opportunities' in Debate, Sources Say


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's campaign team admits there were "some missed opportunities" at Monday's presidential debate after they've had time to "digest" the real estate mogul's performance, sources say.At the same time, members of Trump’s family are standing behind the leadership of the campaign, contrary to reports of dissension."My siblings and I are thrilled with the current team, as we should be, given the success in the polls and in Monday's debate," Donald Trump Jr. told A

President Obama: Congress Made 'Mistake' Overriding His Veto of 9/11 Bill


Vladone/iStock/Thinkstock(FORT LEE, Va.) -- President Obama said Congress made a "mistake" in overriding his veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attacks."It was a mistake," the president said during CNN's "Presidential Town Hall" in Fort Lee, Virginia on Wednesday. "If we eliminate this notion of sovereign immunity, then our men and women in uniform around the world could potentially start seeing ourselves subject

Senators Call for Justice Department Probe of Mylan, the EpiPen Manufacturer


Roel Smart/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, have asked the Justice Department to investigate whether EpiPen manufacturer Mylan incorrectly classified its lifesaving product to save millions of dollars in required payments to states.Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, believe Mylan may have violated the False Claim

Southern Poverty Law Center Says Pepe the Frog Meme Was 'Hijacked' by Racists


Twitter(NEW YORK) -- Pepe the Frog, a ubiquitous internet meme, has been "hijacked by the racist right," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center -- backing up the Anti-Defamation League's decision to add Pepe to its list of hate symbols.Mark Potok, a spokesman for the SPLC, told ABC News in a phone interview that while the SPLC doesn't formally track hate symbols, the group is aware of Pepe the Frog. He acknowledged that while the cartoon was not designed as a hate symbol, it has been re-pu

First Lady Michelle Obama Hits the Campaign Trail for Hillary Clinton in Battleg


Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The objective of Michelle Obama's first of two stump speeches for Hillary Clinton in battleground Pennsylvania today was clear: hype Clinton and tarnish Donald Trump, while getting young people out to vote. Within minutes of taking the stage at La Salle University in Philadelphia to an ecstatic, diverse and, largely, young audience of people at or near voting age, Obama moved from laughing with the crowd and cracking jokes to sl

How the Site of the Vice Presidential Debate Was Picked


ABC News(NEW YORK) --  If the only Farmville you've ever heard of is the Facebook game, you're not alone.Many members of the political masses and traveling press will be looking up directions to Farmville, Virginia, home of Longwood University, the site for this year's vice presidential debate on Oct. 4.Longwood University, which was founded in 1839, has never hosted a presidential or vice presidential debate before. The school's president, W. Taylor Reveley IV, said the decision to apply s

Senate Votes to Override President Obama's Veto of 9/11 Bill


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate Wednesday voted 97-1 to override a veto from President Obama, for the first time, over a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the 2001 terrorist attacks.The override attempt now heads to the House, where it is expected to pass later today -- at which point the override goes into effect.Some lawmakers have sided with the White House in expressing concerns about the bill, saying it might open

First Lady Michelle Obama to Hit the Campaign Trail for Hillary Clinton in Battl


Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — With 40 days until America takes to the polls to vote, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is once again deploying first lady Michelle Obama to stump for her in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania.After a brand-new campaign ad featuring the first lady rolls out Wednesday morning, Obama will speak to students and supporters at LaSalle University in Philadelphia in the afternoon. From there she heads to

Senate Poised to Override President Obama's Veto of 9/11 Bill, Which Would Be a


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate is set Wednesday to override a veto from President Obama, for the first time, over a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the 2001 terrorist attacks.The override attempt is expected to garner easily the two-thirds majority needed to pass the Senate. It then heads to the House, where it is expected to override the veto in a Thursday vote.Some lawmakers have sided with the White House in expr

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado 'Very Worried' of a Trump Presidency


ABC News(NEW YORK) — It's been 20 years since Alicia Machado was crowned Miss Universe. Now, the former beauty queen has become a part of the U.S. presidential campaign after her experience with Donald Trump was brought up in Monday's presidential debate.Machado was 19 years old when she won the Miss Universe contest in 1996, the same year Trump took over the pageant. She said Trump publicly humiliated her when she started putting on weight. He allegedly called her names like "Miss Piggy,"

POLL: Views on Race and Gender Mark Stark Divide Between Clinton, Trump Supporte


ABC News(NEW YORK) — The conflict between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over racial and gender issues in Monday’s debate reflects a deep divide in voter attitudes: views on the influence of men, women and racial groups in society are closely related to vote preferences.The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, mainly released Sunday, finds that majorities of Hillary Clinton’s supporters believe minorities and women have too little influence in American society, while half sa

First 2016 Presidential Debate the Most Watched Ever


Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — More than 84 million people watched Monday's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, topping the all-time record of 80.6 million set back in 1980, when Jimmy Carter squared off against Ronald Reagan, according to Nielsen.Overall, 13 networks aired Monday's event, whose audience broke a 36-year watermark for the presidential debates.The debate drove traffic online as well, with 17.1 million Twitter interactio

Trump Missed Opportunities Against Clinton in First Debate, Republicans Say


Xinhua/Qin Lang via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When Donald Trump was asked by debate moderator Lester Holt Monday night how he would prevent cyberattacks against the United States, the Republican nominee had an opportunity to hammer Hillary Clinton on her use of a private email server and her handling of classified information as secretary of state.Instead, Trump suggested that a 400-pound hacker could have targeted the Democratic National Committee, accused Democratic officials of mistreating Se

Where Undecided Voters Stand After First Presidential Debate


Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- According to the Sunday's ABC News/Washington Post poll, 17 percent of registered voters were planning on watching last night's presidential debate with an open mind, saying Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's performances might change their minds about how they would vote.Three young, undecided voters in three swing states spoke with ABC News about their first impressions the morning after that debate.Lacey Dickinson, a 28-year-old non-pro

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