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Bannon back at Breitbart after Trump White House ouster: 'I've got my hands back on my weapons'

Hold on to your butts, America. Steve Bannon is, as an ally told one reporter, “unchained” after being relieved of his White House duties as Trump's strategic advisorIn an interview this evening, Bannon tells the Weekly Standard he's returning to run Breitbart.com, as he was before becoming Trump's campaign manager exactly one year and one day ago today. Bannon will become Executive Chairman of the white supremacist “alt-right” publishing firm. “I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart,” Bannon s...
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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

Trump has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for […]
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Steve Bannon Is Reportedly Out As White House Chief Strategist

After prolonged speculation about his future in the Trump administration, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly resigned from his position.The New York Times reported Friday afternoon that President Trump told his aides he wanted Bannon out, and the discussion then turned to how and when to dismiss him. However, an unidentified source told The Times Bannon submitted a letter of resignation on August 7, but announcing his departure was postponed this week because of the tragedy in...
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Steve Bannon, President Trump's controversial chief strategist, out at White House

Bannon's alignment with the so-called alt-right movement that includes many white supremacists has made him a lightning rod for critics.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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US: Iraqi forces ready for next battle against IS extremists

BAGHDAD (AP) — Senior U.S. commanders say Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, says he sees the Iraqi assault on the IS-held area of Tal Afar “unfolding relatively soon.” The upcoming fight follows weeks of Iraq regrouping […]
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Why Heather Heyer's Mom Won't Talk With President Trump

The mother of Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, said Friday that she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death.Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America, Susan Bro said she initially missed the first few calls to her from the White House, including one where Trump tried to reach out during her daughter's funeral. But she said "now I will not" talk to the president after a news...
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Podcast: local GOP on Trump and Charlottesville; sizing up Moon vs. Durkan for Seattle mayor

If you appreciate this podcast, please support independent local journalism by subscribing to The Seattle Times. How did Washington’s congressional delegation – especially the Republicans – respond to President Trump’s “both sides” take on the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia? And how will the Jenny Durkan vs. Cary Moon Seattle mayoral race play […]
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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is coming,” less than […]
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Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Steve Bannon telephoned a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism, and his everyday "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he said.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Starbucks founder Howard Schultz questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

Starbucks founder Howard Schultz said at an employee forum in Seattle that he has "profound concern about the lack of character, morality, humanity," displayed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
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Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency. Out of sight, but still online, Trump tweeted his defense of […]
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Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

PHOENIX (AP) — When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state’s junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake. The senator is currently in an escalating feud with the president — a spat that […]
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White House ends ban on selling bottled water at National Parks

In the latest from a death of a thousand cuts, White House sides with bottled water lobbyists to encourage plastic pollution in parks.
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White House kills ban on bottled water at National Parks

The Trump administration has put the kibosh on a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks. The National Park Service announced on Wednesday that, effectively immediately, parks like the Grand Canyon will no longer be able to block the sale of plastic water bottles in a bid to reduce litter. In a statement, the National Park Service said it wanted to “expand hydration options for recreationalists, hikers, and other visitors to national parks.” The decision serves as yet ...
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Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Reacts To Steve Bannon's White House Departure

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Steve Bannon's departure from the White House.
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Hollywood bids Steve Bannon a not-so-fond farewell after White House ouster

Everyone from the late-night gang to Oscar winners had choice words for the former White House strategist.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kenya opposition to file petition against presidential vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of supporters of Kenya’s opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. Police said they prevented the supporters from accessing the Supreme Court. Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome said that authorities want to ensure the court […]
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Citing Trump remarks, most of president’s arts council quits

NEW YORK (AP) — Another presidential advisory committee appears to be breaking up. Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and virtually the entire membership of the President’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced their resignation. A letter dated Friday, signed by 16 of 17 committee members, cited the “false equivalence” of President Donald […]
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Tillerson condemns hate speech, says bigotry is un-American

In his most extensive comments on race and diversity since last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Va., Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemns hate speech and bigotry as un-American and racism as "evil."
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Charities Cancel Events At Mar-A-Lago Following Trump's Charlottesville Response

The American Cancer Society, Cleveland Clinic, and The American Friends of Magen David Adom have canceled upcoming 2018 fundraisers previously scheduled to be held at Mar-a-Lago following President Donald Trump's remarks on Tuesday regarding the white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA, The Washington Post reports.Though none of the charities directly mentioned the president's controversial comments, CBS News reports that the American Cancer Society cited its "values" and both the...
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US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, and other rabbis from the prominent modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan, said in […]
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In letter to staff, DeVos condemns Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — After criticism over her muted response to the violence in Charlottesville, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has written a letter to her staff condemning the “tragic and unthinkable” events and blasting “neo-Nazis and other racist bigots.” DeVos’ email to Education Department employees came after she was criticized publicly for insufficiently condemning the violence. […]
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Durant won't visit Trump's White House (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Durant says he wouldn't visit the White House should the champion Warriors receive an invitation.
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‘Maniacal’ focus on China takes Trump aide past mainstream

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon isn’t alone in pondering a possibly generation-defining question for America: China’s emerging superpower status. But his call for an “economic war” on the Asian nation puts him far outside the mainstream. President Donald Trump’s chief strategist says the U.S. should be “maniacally focused” on the confrontation with Beijing, in an […]
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Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon ousted

Steve Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist was fired one day after attacking White House colleagues in an interview.           
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Trump’s new communications director isn’t new to his ways

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After three people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has for now fallen to Hope Hicks, a young former public relations aide and political neophyte who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her into the cutthroat world of […]
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Trump’s tweet highlights lingering Amazon tax fight

Amazon began collecting sales taxes on purchases of its goods in all states that levy them earlier this year. But the sales-tax treatment for third-party merchants selling on Amazon’s site is the next tax fight looming for the giant online retailer.
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Steve Bannon Out At The White House

The White House has announced that Steve Bannon would leave his role as chief strategist on Friday. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. The confirmation from the White House came shortly after the New York Times reported that Trump was telling his aides that he was preparing to fire Bannon. Minutes before the...
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Mike Pence wins the blunder games, at least in this photo

Michael "Rands" Lopp spotted something beautiful about this White House photo: everyone in it who doesn't have the word "president" in their job title has been fired. Only the best people. Here's the season 1 winner of the blunder games, as shot by Jonathan Ernst with Reuters.
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