On flight, Booker talks importance of making December debate: Reporter’s Notebook

Aboard what I thought would be a run-of-the-mill flight from Columbia, South Carolina, to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, I heard someone whisper, “Is that Cory Booker?” Interested in Democratic Party? It was. After storing a briefcase in the overhead bin, the New Jersey senator sat down next to me. I knew he’d come from a campaign event in which […]

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Pentagon chief forces out Navy secretary over handling of Navy SEAL case

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has asked the secretary of the Navy to resign over his handling of the war crimes case involving Special Warfare Chief Eddie Gallagher. Meanwhile, Esper has said that Gallagher will be able to retire as a Navy SEAL. Interested in Trump Administration? Despite President Donald Trump’s public support for Gallagher, the White House had decided on […]

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Deval Patrick: ‘I wouldn’t be in it if I didn’t think I could win it’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has expanded a 2020 Democratic field once thought to be contracting. Interested in Democratic Party? He spoke on Thursday in Manchester, New Hampshire, with ABC News’ Whit Johnson on his decision to announce. Patrick, as it currently stands, won’t be on the primary ballot in Arkansas or Alabama, but he still believes that he can […]

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Publisher of book by ‘Anonymous’ Trump official refuses to comply with DOJ

The publisher of a soon-to-be-released book by an anonymous senior Trump administration official has told the Department of Justice it would not comply with its request for proof the author did not sign any nondisclosure agreements. Interested in Donald Trump? Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt made the request Monday in a letter to the publishers of a book by the […]

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Democrat Castro to fire staff in two states to focus on Iowa, Nevada

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro will fire his campaign staff in New Hampshire and South Carolina to focus on the other early voting states of Iowa and Nevada, a person familiar with the campaign’s plans said on Tuesday. The employees were notified on Monday and will cease their work next week, according to the person who spoke […]

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Boeing CEO says he’s ‘deeply, deeply sorry’ for 737 Max crashes

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Wednesday continued to face questions from lawmakers about whether the company failed to ensure the 737 Max aircraft was safe and pilots were properly trained before two devastating crashes that killed 346 people. “We are deeply, deeply sorry, we’ll never forget and I want you to know that and we’re committed to making the improvements […]

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US law enforcement on alert in wake of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s death

The death of the leader of one of the world’s most notorious terror groups may end a particularly brutal saga in the Middle East, but law enforcement and intelligence officials are on alert for possible retaliation from sympathizers or sleeper operatives in the U.S. Interested in ISIS? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Trump says he thought family of UK teen wanted meeting with diplomat’s wife

After the parents of Harry Dunn, a British teenager killed when the wife of an American diplomat crashed into his motorcycle, turned down a meeting with Anne Sacoolas at the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he thought they wanted to meether. Interested in Donald Trump? “I thought they were — based on what I […]

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