Republican White House hopeful Mike Huckabee has suspended his campaign after winning barely two percent in the Iowa caucuses that launched the 2016 presidential race.
“I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support,” the former governor of Arkansas tweeted as polling drew to a close in the heartland state.
With 90 percent of Republican precincts reporting in Iowa, Huckabee had just 1.8 percent of votes, far behind the frontrunning trio of Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, who between them split three-quarters of the vote.
In the Democratic race, Martin O’Malley was set to suspend his campaign after garnering less than one percent in Iowa, sources in his camp said.
The former Maryland governor was expected to make a formal announcement in Des Moines, Iowa, the sources said.
O’Malley garnered just 0.6 percent with 89 percent of precincts reporting, his campaign eclipsed by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, who were running neck-and-neck.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE