Defense secretary nominee Patrick Shanahan withdrew from consideration Tuesday after an unusually lengthy FBI background check delayed his nomination. In interviews with The Post, he said he regretted explaining his son’s 2011 baseball-bat assault on his mother — Shanahan's ex-wife — as an act of self-defense.
Reports of a confrontation in the state of Veracruz came as Mexico increased enforcement against migrants at the behest of the United States, creating new checkpoints and deploying thousands of national guardsmen.
The planes will include one of the jetliners used as Air Force One. The flyover reflects his interest in replicating a celebration he observed in France in 2017 and his desire to throw an extravagant patriotic event, three people briefed on the plans say.
The president refused to apologize Tuesday for the full-page ad he ran in 1989 calling for the execution of the Central Park Five and suggested the men might still be guilty, even though they were exonerated years ago.