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Patrick Caddell, pollster who also contributed to Fox News, is dead at 68: report

Patrick Caddell, a former Fox News contributor, reportedly died Saturday at age 68.

The political pollster died as a result of complications of a stroke, his colleague Professor Kendra Stewart told The New York Times.

Caddell was born in South Carolina on May 19, 1950. He lived in Massachusetts and Florida during his childhood, among other places, as a result of his father’s role in the Coast Guard, the outlet said.

His launch into the world of polling came when he devised a “voter election model” for a class in high school, which he attended in Jacksonville, Florida, according to The Times.

“I set up at the courthouse and called all the elections early with great abandon, with no idea what I was doing,” he reportedly said. “And they all turned out right.”


Among Caddell’s credits throughout his career in politics were his contributions to former President Jimmy Carter’s campaign, The Times said.

Caddell reportedly leaves behind two siblings, a daughter and three grandchildren.

Source: Fox News Politics

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday.

“I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations," Nauer said in the statement. "However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration.

She went on to describe her time working in the administration as being "one of the highest honors of my life."

A State Department source told Fox News that the process, on top of traveling around the world and between Washington D.C., and New York to see family, grew to be too much.

Trump — who picked Nauert to succeed Ambassador Nikki Haley in December — will make an announcement "soon" about a nominee for the position, the State Department said.

Before she worked at the State Department, Nauert worked as an anchor and correspondent at Fox News — including as a breaking news anchor on “Fox & Friends.” Before Fox, she was a reporter at ABC News. She moved to the State Department in April 2017.

Secretary of State Pompeo also addressed the decision in the statement, saying it was one he respected.


"Heather Nauert has performed her duties as a senior member of my team with unequaled excellence," he said. "I wish Heather nothing but the best in all of her future endeavors and know that she will continue to be a great representative of this nation in whatever role she finds herself.”

When Trump tapped Nauert for the U.N. role last year, he said she was "very talented." His announcement came roughly two months after Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, abruptly resigned from the position.

Fox News’ Alexandra Pamias, Rich Edson, Adam Shaw and Kaitlyn Schallhorn contributed to this report.

Source: Fox News Politics

Congress isn’t ‘just sitting around eating bonbons’ : Meadows vs Ocasio-Cortez Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., reportedly butted heads with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a bit on Tuesday. Meadows and fellow GOP lawmakers were trying to persuade Cummings to provide upward of three days’ notice — ideally, five days — for Democratic lawyers’ questioning of witnesses so members could sit […]

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