Apr 5, 2019

Valerie Plame considers running for Congress

Valerie Plame discusses the move "Fair Game," which is based on her real life and book of the same title. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Valerie Plame, a former CIA operative, said she is thinking about a 2020 run for an open congressional seat in New Mexico as a Democrat, AP reports.

Details: Plame is eyeing Rep. Ben Ray Luján's (D-N.M.) seat, which opened up after Luján announced he is running for the Senate. Plame's identity as a CIA operative was made public after a leak in 2003 under the George W. Bush administration to attack her ex-husband Joe Wilson, per AP.

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What to watch in tonight's debate

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Colorado. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is now the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his opponents are ready to try to knock him down at tonight's debate in Charleston, South Carolina — especially Michael Bloomberg, who was the punching bag at the Las Vegas debate.

Why it matters: This is the last debate before Super Tuesday, when Sanders is expected to win California and Texas and could secure an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination. That's a direct threat to the entire field, but especially to Bloomberg, who skipped the early states to focus on the March 3 contests.

Bob Iger to step down as CEO of Disney

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The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that it had named longtime Disney executive Bob Chapek as CEO Bob Iger's successor, effectively immediately. Iger will remain executive chairman of the company through 2021.

Why it matters: Iger is credited with having successfully turned around Disney’s animation and studio businesses and with the strategic acquisition of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox. Most recently, he was the person behind Disney's successful launch of its Netflix rival Disney+.

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