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Nikki Haley Plans Post-UN Include Writing Another Book

Nikki Haley Plans Post-UN Include Writing Another Book

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says she has lots of ideas about her next steps and chief among them is writing another book. “I’ve always found writing a book to be therapeutic. My first book was unbelievably therapeutic,” said Haley, referencing her 2012 memoir, Can’t Is Not An Option. “I think, I would probably want to do another one just to kind of talk more about what I’ve seen, what I’ve lived, or what I’ve learned.” The 46-year-old former South Carolina Governor would likely include her key successes as the state’s chief executive, including the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds in 2015 after the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church by an avowed white supremacist, among others. Her experiences as Donald Trump’s UN Ambassador would likely take up a large chunk of the book. A focus on this time could help her future political prospects -- Haley has long been rumored to hold presidential ambitions. In the meantime, she also plans to remain a voice in foreign policy and “would love” to work at a think tank to continue her work in the arena. “I think that I will always have a voice when it comes to defending America and when it comes to fighting for our values or fighting for human rights,” she said. Haley and her family have also sold their SC home and will stay in New York while her son finishes high school, though she says she plans to return to SC after that. Stay tuned. More here.

Steven Horsford Names Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief

Steven Horsford Names Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief

Jayapal Taps Obama Alum for Chief of Staff

Jayapal Taps Obama Alum for Chief of Staff