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Palmieri Compares Voters Who Want Obama Back to Homesick Children: ‘They Miss Dad’

Former Barack Obama White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri compared voters who want back the 44th president to homesick children, saying in a new feature that “they miss Dad.”

New York Magazine published a cover story about Obama’s life since Donald Trump entered the White House, with flattering prose about Obama’s “impossible calm,” hesitation to “wield raw power” and “empathetic approach to governing.”

Kamala Harris on Running in 2020: ‘I’m Not Ruling It Out’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said she’s not ruling out a possible presidential run in 2020.

MSNBC “Kasie DC” host Kasie Hunt asked Harris about a possible 2020 campaign, and the Democratic lawmaker attempted to dodge giving a straight answer. After pressing several times, Hunt was able to get Harris to admit she wasn’t ruling out a future presidential bid.

CLF Releases Two Ads Supporting Troy Balderson in Special Election

The Congressional Leadership Fund has two new advertisements out supporting Ohio State Sen. Troy Balderson (R.), who is running in the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.

The ads, “Education” and “Dishonest Danny,” promote Balderson’s support of education, including his commitment to vocational training and improving accountability. They also take aim at Balderson’s opponent, Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor (D.).

Mattis Heads to China for Strategic Talks with PLA

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will make his first visit to China this week for talks with Chinese military leaders amid growing tensions over China’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea.

Mattis told reporters aboard an Air Force E-4B jet, a militarized Boeing 747, en route to northern Alaska that he plans to gauge China’s strategic approach to the United States during talks in Beijing.

Violent Felon Gets 289 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession, Shooting at Police Officers

An Oklahoma man was sentenced to 289 months in federal prison this week for multiple gun crimes as a result of a partnership between state and federal law enforcement.

United States district judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 26-year-old Shawn Dale Sexton for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. The charges against Sexton stemmed from a July 23, 2017, incident where he drove around Bristow, Okla., and shot multiple victims causing serious bodily injury. He was then pursued by police and shot at them striking their car.

Mattis Goes to Asia for First Visit to China

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived here Sunday for the start of a six-day visit to Asia that will include talks in China amid heightened tensions with Beijing.

“This is my seventh trip to the Indo-Pacific region since coming in 17 months ago,” Mattis said on the way to Alaska, the first stop on the trip where he will visit a nearby U.S. missile defense base on Monday.

Waters Encourages Public Harassment of Trump Administration Officials: ‘Create a Crowd … Tell Them They’re Not Welcome’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) endorsed the practice of publicly harassing Trump administration officials on Saturday, encouraging people to “create a crowd” around any they see and tell them they’re “not welcome.”

Speaking at a “Keep Families Together” rally in California, Waters blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a racist and dismissed his quoting of the Bible to defend the Trump administration’s border policies separating illegal immigrants from their children, saying “God is on our side.”