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State Department darkens the briefing room again amid search for new spokesperson
Less than three weeks after resuming, the State Department has once again stopped holding press briefings while the agency searches for a new spokesperson. For at least two weeks, officials at the State Department will not hold a public briefing, according to officials with the department. After
Rex Tillerson Could Face Confirmation Battle
Political analyst Matthew Dowd weighs in on Donald Trump's controversial secretary of state pick and Tillerson's potential difficulties getting confirmed with his background at ExxonMobil.
Donald Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to Be Secretary of State
If confirmed, Tillerson will be the first secretary of state to have never served in the government or the military.
Rex Tillerson's Relationship with Russia
ABC News' Martha Raddatz and political analyst Matthew Dowd weigh in on Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state and Tillerson's qualifications and relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Firearms Instructor and Daughter Charged With Homicide After Man Killed by Accidental Shot
A firearms instructor and his daughter have been charged with homicide after an Ohio gun shop owner was shot and killed during a drill there, according to prosecutors. On June 18, firearms instructor Mark T. Montgomery was teaching a concealed carry weapons class at the KayJay Gun Shop in Monroe
Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Is 'Going to Have to Change'
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker has a recommendation for Donald Trump ’s campaign: It’s time to shift from primary mode to the general election matchup. The Tennessee senator, who appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday, said the likely Republican presidential nominee
The Note: National Insecurity
NOTABLES --HILLARY TO HAMMER TRUMP: Hillary Clinton is expected to lay into Donald Trump -- further outlining why she believes he is “fundamentally unfit” to be commander-in-chief -- during a national security address today in San Diego, according to a preview of her remarks released by the
The Man Who Got Trump's Top Aide Paul Manafort Into GOP Politics Recalls the Budding Talent
Paul Manafort has had a long career in Republican politics but he was introduced to a new campaign and a new audience this year. Manafort was added to Donald Trump 's team as the campaign's convention manager, and if the real estate mogul isn't the Republican party's nominee before the convention,
Inside Ted Cruz's Push to Grab All of Colorado's Delegates
This moment has been months in the making. Ted Cruz backers have filled all nine of the delegate slots so far today in Colorado, swiftly navigating the complex process to consolidate support around his candidacy. His supporters now hold all 15 of the state’s allocated slots so far. But backers say
Nancy Reagan Laid to Rest Beside Her Late Husband
Former first Lady Nancy Reagan was laid to rest today beside her beloved husband "Ronnie" during a funeral service where friends and family recalled her the deep love that she and the former president shared. The front row was filled with famed politicians, including four of the five living first