Re: The Candidates and Their Cabinets

...a little more about that question. Richardson could be a good running mate for Obama but not for Clinton. A Clinton/Richardson ticket would look like a Pres. Clinton admin. rerun and that has already been a problem for her. Clinton could call on Sen. Bayh of IN or Former Gov. Warner of VA as running mates--both of them thought about running and both are young and from states where Democratic support is hard to come by statewide. Former Gov. Tom Vilsack of IA was the first to withdraw--he could be a possibility. On the Republican side: Huckabee could position himself as a VP candidate, if things don't keep going his way. He would balance McCain well. I can't see him playing second string to Romney or Guiliani but politics are politics. A killer ticket could be either McCain/Huckabee or Huckabee/Thompson. Both would satisfy almost every element of the party. There is a solid balance of conservative domestic ideology and foreign policy know how. If the Dems. are smart they will go for that combination as well: Obama/Edwards would be good but potentially week. Getting Biden or Dodd back in the race as a VP nominee would look good for their experience but I don't see either of them ticketing with Clinton.

Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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  • Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
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Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

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  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
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The definition of a kilogram will now be fixed to Planck's constant, a fundamental part of quantum physics.

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