On the stump, Booker emphasized his Midwestern connections - often referencing the almost 80 family members he has still living in Iowa when he campaigned there - and delivered an exhortation to voters to use "radical love" to overcome what he considered Trump's hate.
"It's with a full heart that I share this news - I've made the decision to suspend my campaign for president", Booker said in an email to supporters.
In a message to supporters, Booker cited fundraising struggles and his failure to make the debate stage, and said he no longer sees a path to victory. The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump would find him in Washington rather than appealing to Iowa voters.
His departure from the race came one day before the latest Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, where only six candidates have qualified for the stage.
Those anemic numbers would ultimately lead to the senator's exclusion from debates in both December and January, due to Democratic Party rules requiring candidates achieve numbers above specific thresholds in order to participate.
Fellow Democratic contender Marianne Williamson quit the race at the weekend, while Julian Castro dropped out of the race earlier this month.
Oscars 2020: Nominations announcement under way
The nominations for this year's Academy Awards are under way, with Joker and Once Upon a Time.in Hollywood now leading the field. Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards past year , picking up four prizes including best actor .
Iran protests escalate as public anger against leaders grows
Iran retaliated on Wednesday by firing missiles at Iraqi bases where US troops were stationed, but did not kill any Americans. Some Iranian artists, including famous director Masoud Kimiai, have withdrawn from an upcoming worldwide film festival.
The New Jersey senator, and former mayor of Newark, has always been considered a rising star in Democratic politics.
His calls for unity and to heal America's political divisions fell on the deaf ears of a Democrats infuriated by the policies and the rhetoric of Trump and wanting someone as angry as they are.
Booker's seat is up for a vote this year, and he will run for reelection to the Senate. Booker wrote in his announcement, "I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together". Booker said multiple factors had contributed to his conclusion that he had no chance to win the Democratic nomination.
Despite long-standing ties to Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he raised far less campaign cash than many of his opponents. He surpassed that goal. And on the campaign trail, he proposed establishing a $1,000 savings account for every child born in the U.S.to help close the racial wealth gap.
Meanwhile, Parasite , a thriller by South Korean director Bong Joon Ho , received six nominations , including Best Picture. The first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, "American Factory", is in the hunt for best documentary.
Rescuers set him up with a shower and fulfilled his request for a McDonald's Combo Meal #2. "They've got a dog", he said. Mr Steele slept in a snow cave for two nights before creating a tent-like shelter out of tarpaulin and some off cuts.
However, TESS can only see the transits of planet 1338 b when it passes by the bigger star in the system, not the smaller star. One of the suns must first decrease in brightness, known as a transit event, so the planet isn't completely obscured.
Selon L'Equipe , l'Inter est disposé à mettre 5 M€ sur la table alors que le club londonien en demande entre 8 et 10 millions. Mais dans la course au titre à laquelle participe l'Inter, il pourrait permettre aux deux précités de souffler.
The academy has nominated only men for best director in all but five years; Gerwig was the last woman nominated, two years ago. In the acting categories, Renee Zellweger (Judy) has consistently led the best actress contenders.
Consumer inflation worsened to 7.35 per cent in December, highest since August 2014, government data showed on Monday. The RBI is mandated to keep inflation between 2-6%, with a margin of 2% on either side.
Selena too joined in to not just defend her friend but also Hailey as she wrote: "This is disgusting reading all of this". The pop star added, "I have known Madison since she was a baby and watched her continue to become the woman she is".
Newspaper: US, China agree to semi-annual talks
The main event of the week will be the signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China on Wednesday. China is now America's largest goods trading partner with $635.4 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2017.
Bookmaker William Hill forecasts annual profit above estimates
In a statement BoyleSports said its ambition is to grow its United Kingdom retail network to 100 shops by the end of this year. The company expects operating profit of between £143m to £148m, thanks to favourable sporting results through the year end.
Maple Leaf CEO flays U.S. government after Iran plane crash
The collateral damage of this irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived behavior?" "We are mourning and I am livid", he wrote. Maple Leaf Foods is a public company with about 24,000 employees and annual sales revenue of about $2.5 billion.