"President Trump named John R. Bolton, a hard-line former American ambassador to the United Nations, as his third national security adviser on Thursday, continuing a shake-up that creates one of the most hawkish national security teams of any White House in recent history. Mr. Bolton will replace Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the battle-tested Army officer who was tapped last year to stabilize a turbulent foreign policy operation but who never developed a comfortable relationship with the president." Bolton was an outspoken advocate of military action during the George W. Bush administration, and has "called for action against Iran and North Korea."
DELAWARE AT-LARGE: State Rep. Bryon Short (D) ended his campaign for Rep. John Carney’s (D) seat, citing fundraising problems. (Delaware Public Media)
FL-02: Eagle PAC Forum is backing attorney Mary Thomas (R) in the race for Rep. Gwen Graham’s (D) seat. (release)
State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D) said she is considering entering the race. (Tallahassee Democrat)
FL-05: The Supreme Court’s decision Monday to uphold the “one person, one vote” principle marks a “potential legal setback for … Rep. Corrine Brown (D), … whose legal challenge to Florida’s court-ordered redistricting plan includes complaints that non-voting prison inmates are counted in her district’s population.” (Tampa Bay Times)
IN-03: State Sen. Jim Banks (R) and former Wisconsin state senator Pam Galloway (R) drew an A+ rating from the NRA, while farmer Kip Tom (R) received an A and state Sen. Liz Brown (R) got an A-. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
MD-08: National Nurses United endorsed state Sen. Jamie Raskin (D). (release)
PA-02: “Ten months after” Rep. Chaka Fattah’s (D) wife, Renee Chenault-Fattah, “finalized paperwork on the sale of her 1989 Porsche convertible to a lobbyist friend of her husband’s, the former NBC10 news anchor continued to insure the sports car and keep it in her garage. Now, federal prosecutors say they have a recording that proves Chenault-Fattah still considered the car to be her own nearly a year later and knew its January 2012 sale for $18,000 was little more than a sham. The tape — which prosecutors intend to play next month at the corruption trial of her husband … could expose Chenault-Fattah to criminal liability, they said in court filings late last week.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
PA-09: The National Right to Life Committee endorsed Rep. Bill Shuster’s (R) reelection. (PoliticsPA)
Shuster and 2014 challenger Art Halvorson (R) will take part in a forum April 16, hosted by the Uniontown Herald-Standard. (Uniontown Herald-Standard)
TN-08: Shelby County Land Bank administrator Dawn Kinard will take an unpaid leave of absence to serve as campaign manager for Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell (R). (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
TX-19: Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald endorsed former Texas Tech Vice Chancellor Jodey Arrington (R), while Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson (R) picked up support from former TX-19 candidate Donald May (R). (Lubbock Avalanche Journal)
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"The EU has recalled its ambassador to Moscow after leaders agreed it was 'highly likely' Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack in the UK. The European Council of EU leaders said there was 'no plausible alternative.' Moscow denies responsibility for the attack on an ex-spy and his daughter and said the EU was following an 'anti-Russian campaign launched by London.'"