WASHINGTON — The White House said President Obama was been briefed on the situation after attending a birthday party with top Democrats while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
The White House Deputy Press Secretary said Obama had been briefed:
On a different front, following the arrest of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly Thursday, the top spokesperson for the Justice Department expressed support for the arrested reporters:
- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He got 133 votes in New Hampshire.
- MLB issued its first-ever lifetime ban for performance enhancing drugs to New York Mets' Jenrry Mejia.
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