Feb 5, 2019

Bipartisan gathering planned for Camp David

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For the second time in recent weeks, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has requested a small cohort of lawmakers convene at Camp David Friday — though this is the first meeting that will include Democrats, Politico reports.

What we're hearing: At this time, President Trump will not attend the meeting. Axios' Alayna Treene reports that Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of the Democratic senators who has been invited. Considering Trump's shaky relationship with the House majority, the cross-party guest list is seen as surprising.

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Navy removes captain of aircraft carrier who sounded alarm about coronavirus

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