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Heather Nauert, President Trump's choice for UN ambassador job, withdraws in surprise move

Heather Nauert, a former Fox News host, cited the strain on her family in announcing her decision. Critics said Nauert did have the foreign policy ...

February 16 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration as U.N. Ambassador

Heather Nauert withdrew from consideration to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations. Her nomination had been proceeding without a ...

February 16 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as UN ambassador.

February 16 CNN POLITICS

Democratic contenders step up calls for gun control legislation following Illinois shooting

As the nation once again grappled with the tragedy and shock of another workplace shooting rampage, the 2020 Democratic candidates decried the failure of ...

February 16 CNN POLITICS

Lee Radziwill, Ex-Princess and Sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies at 85

Lee Radziwill arriving at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball in the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan in 1966.

February 16 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Amy Klobuchar Casts Herself as Heartland Democrat in First Campaign Swing

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota worked quickly to establish her Wisconsin bona fides in a visit to the state on Saturday.

February 16 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Behind the scenes: How four veteran lawmakers saved the budget deal and avoided a second shutdown

Richard Shelby needed a drink. As the top Republican negotiator in Congress, the powerful Appropriations Committee chairman had spent the past few days ...

February 16 CNN POLITICS

Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68

Patrick Caddell was considered instrumental in Jimmy Carter’s ascent to the presidency, but he also shared the blame for limiting him to a single term.

February 16 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

'Don’t think this is an emergency': Warren attacks Trump order in South Carolina campaign stop

About 800 people gathered at a Greenville, South Carolina, community center on Saturday for Elizabeth Warren's campaign event in her White House bid.         

February 16 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Ann Coulter after Trump's order: ‘The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot’

President Donald Trump's announcement Friday that he was declaring a national emergency wasn't received well by all Republicans, none more vocal than Ann ...

February 16 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON