Rick Perry on Friday became the first candidate to remove himself from the Republican presidential nomination race, suggesting that being president was not in God’s plans for him. “When I gave my life to Christ, I said, ‘Your ways are greater than my ways. Your will is superior to mine,’” Perry said in a speech delivered to the Eagle Forum, a conservative confab in St. Louis.
The question from James Rosen of Fox News was simple: Are we winning the war against ISIS or not? “James there’s no denying that we’ve made important progress . . . ” said White House press Secretary Josh Earnest. You get the idea. So we’ve been in this war for a year or more, and we can’t even say we’re winning. AND WE’RE THE UNITED
8:45 am || Observes a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; South Lawn 11:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:45 am || Meets with Secretary of State Kerry 3:00 pm || Holds a town hall with service members; Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland All times Eastern Live Stream of White House briefing at noon