Mickey McLean

Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital.

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Republicans declared winners after Florida recount

by Kent Covington & Mickey McLean
Posted 11/19/18, 11:29 am

Florida this weekend finished recounting its ballots, and Republicans emerged victorious in two big races with national implications. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday in his race against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won by a little more than 10,000 votes out of about 8 million cast. “We must do what Americans have always done: come together for the good of our state and our country,” Scott said in a statement after the results became official.

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Trump visits scorched California

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/17/18, 05:42 pm

President Donald Trump visited fire-ravaged Northern California Saturday, as the death toll from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century rose to 76 and authorities attempted to locate more than 1,000 others. Trump was joined by California Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, both Democrats. Brown welcomed the Republican president’s visit, tweeting, “Now is a time to pull together for the people of California.”

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White House adviser out after first lady’s rebuke

by Mickey McLean
Posted 11/15/18, 09:45 am

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel lost her job Wednesday, one day after the office of first lady Melania Trump issued a rare statement calling for her dismissal. Aides said Ricardel clashed with the first lady’s staff while planning her visit to Africa last month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ricardel will take on another role in the administration.

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