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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference last month. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

President Trump said Thursday that national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who's resigning, will be replaced by John R. Bolton, a hawkish former United States ambassador to the United Nations.

Quick facts about Bolton:

  • Axios' Jonathan Swan reported in early January citing sources saying Bolton is expected to be part "the next phase of Trump's national security team."
  • Bolton, a Fox News contributor, will take office on April 9th.
  • He served under President George W. Bush as both under secretary of state and ambassador to the UN.
  • One area where he and Trump contrast sharply is the Iraq War. Trump has called the war a “huge mistake,” while Bolton insists it was the correct move.
  • He and Trump are staunch opponents of the Iran nuclear deal, but Bolton has gone so far as to call for Iran to be bombed. He also wrote a WSJ op-ed last month titled: The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First.
  • Bolton served as one of Mitt Romney's foreign policy advisers during his 2012 presidential bid.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Bolton's title was under secretary of state, not assistant secretary of state.

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Bipartisan tributes flood in for "giant of the Senate" Bob Dole

Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, left, and Sen. Chuck Grassle (R-Iowa) look out into the crowd at a "Dole for President" rally at Hy-Vee Foods corporate office in Des Moines on April 13. Photo: J. DAVID AKE/AFP via Getty Images

Republican and Democratic politicians, including former Senate colleagues, are sharing condolences and memories commemorating the life of Bob Dole, who passed away at 98 on Sunday morning.

The big picture: Dole, the Republican presidential nominee in 1996, was the longest serving Republican leader in the Senate until 2018, when current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell surpassed his record,

Former Sen. Bob Dole dies

Former Sen. Bob Dole in 2019. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole passed away Sunday morning at the age of 98, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced in a statement.

Driving the news: Dole, a revered figure in U.S. politics and the Republican presidential nominee in 1996, served in the Senate for 27 years, including 11 years as GOP leader. Earlier this year he revealed he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

Movie theaters go out of style

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Vaccination rates are going up, people are going out to restaurants again — although the new COVID variant may get in the way — but they still aren't rushing back to the movies.

By the numbers: Some 49% of pre-pandemic moviegoers are no longer hitting theaters, according to a study from the film research company The Quorum, as reported by the New York Times.