Bloomberg Hires Top Staffer From Harris’ 2020 Campaign

(AP) Michael Bloomberg has hired a top staff member from a rival Democratic campaign for his nascent presidential bid. His campaign spokespeople said Wednesday that Kelly Mehlenbacher has joined as deputy chief operating officer. She had been working for California Sen. Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign. She previously worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid.…

Super PAC Backing Cory Booker’s Presidential Bid Shuts Down

(AP) A super PAC formed to support Cory Booker’s Democratic presidential campaign is shutting down. The group’s founder, San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips, indicated in a news release Wednesday that Dream United had struggled to raise money. Booker, a New Jersey senator, has publicly disavowed support from super PACs, which aren’t required to disclose their…

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New NGA Western Headquarters

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The new western headquarters of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) is one step closer to becoming a reality. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the $1.7-billion project in historic old north St. Louis. The event drew hundreds, including national, state, and local lawmakers. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is…