State Department officials have determined that classified information was sent to the personal email accounts of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the senior staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, NBC News has learned. In a letter to Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy dated Feb. 3, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick said that the State Department has determined that 12 emails examined from State's archives contained national security information now classified "Secret" or "Confidential." The letter was obtained by NBC News.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday. After a dismal performance in the Iowa caucus -- receiving only 1 percent of the vote, resulting in zero delegates -- there had been speculation that Santorum might withdraw his candidacy for the Republican nod.
Donald Trump has cited National Review founder William F. Buckley in debates and used him to insult the magazine for publishing an "Against Trump" cover story. But Buckley was no fan of the business mogul. Buckley in 2000: "Look for the narcissist. The most obvious target in today's lineup is, of course, Donald Trump. When he looks at a glass, he is mesmerized by its reflection. If Donald Trump were shaped a little differently, he would compete for Miss America. But whatever the depths of self-enchantment, the demagogue has to say something. So what does Trump say? That he is a successful businessman and that that is what America needs in the Oval Office. There is some plausibility in this, though not much. The greatest deeds of American Presidents -- midwifing the new republic; freeing the slaves; harnessing the energies and vision needed to win the Cold War -- had little to do with a bottom line."
The guitarist and singer Glenn Frey, a member of the legendary '70s rock band Eagles, has died in New York City after struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67. In November, the band announced it could not attend 2015 Kennedy Center honors because of Frey's health. As a member of the Eagles, Frey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. The band won the Grammy for best album of the year in 1977 for Hotel California. He also had success as a solo performer, releasing the hit songs "The Heat is On" and "You Belong to the City" for movies and television. read more
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