Obama and his Republican challenger will face off on October 3 at the University of Denver in Colorado, October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Rick Perry plans to participate regardless of whether he’s invited. [Reuters]
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family….
I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense. I know Mark, and have no doubt he will do a fantastic job!