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#Rexit: Report Indicates Tillerson Contemplating Early Departure

Could Secretary of State be next to jump ship?

White House claimed Trump had a day full of meetings, but the truth emerges...

Donald Trump and White House staffers claimed Trump was having a weekend full of meetings at their not-racist-at-all “Southern White House”—better known as Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump’s cash cow private club. On Saturday, the White House noted he was...
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Unprecedented Chaos in the Trump White House: 6 Key Posts Turnover in Only 6...

The first term of Donald Trump's administration is only six months old, But it's such an unmitigated disaster that it's effectively already over. Many of the top positions in the White House have failed spectacularly. Trump's campaign assertion that he...
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Whow! Trump transition team acted against the wishes of the sitting U.S. government

 Wall Street Journal Inside the Trump Team’s Lobbying Blitz on 2016 U.N. Israel Vote Failed outreach, cited in Flynn plea deal, was wider than has been reported In the days before a late-2016 vote on a United Nations resolution that...
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Mike Pence explains how his one minute football visit actually saved America money

Mike Pence directed Air Force Two from Las Vegas to Indianapolis and took his entourage over to the stadium for the sole purpose of stomping his foot, walking out, and giving a press briefing on how upset he was that what he knew was going to happen,...

A College Senior and Ben Carson Associate Has Been Hired To Assist Trump’s Body...

When you’ve written enough ridiculous headlines that are not in fact satire, but are real, it stops mattering after a while. This is yet another one of those times. The Trump administration has hired a 23-year-old senior at George Washington University to assist former Trump body man John McEntee, who is now the head of the Presidential Personnel Office, which oversees hiring across the government. McEntee is 29 and the two twenty-somethings are going to be in charge of hiring and firing, because the Personnel office is now really the Purge office. Oh, and he worked for Ben Carson. Now I know you feel safe. Politico: James Bacon, 23, is acting as one of the right-hand men to new PPO director John McEntee, according to the officials. Bacon, a senior at George Washington University pursuing a bachelor’s degree, comes from the Department of Transportation, where he briefly worked in the policy shop. Prior to that role, while still taking classes, he worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he was a White House liaison, according to two other officials. At HUD, he distinguished himself as Secretary Ben Carson’s confidential assistant, according to two other administration officials. Bacon will be PPO’s director of operations overseeing paperwork and will assist on vetting. The role was previously filled by Katja Bullock, who is in her late 70s and was a veteran of the office in both Bush administrations, as well as the Reagan administration. […] The PPO office has been the subject of complaints and finger-pointing by some in the administration over its “frat-house” reputation, but serves an important function for vetting and hiring appointees. With McEntee at the helm of the office, however, it’s expected the president will take a more direct role than he has before. “After three years of allowing others to control who would be around him and have power, he’s trying to take back some of the power and have a say in the staffing in the White House and administration,” a person close to the White House said. “A lot of the people in there weren’t actual allies of Trump, and didn’t actually support his agenda but had significant roles in his administration.” I especially like the part about the previous job holder having been a woman in her seventies. But then again, staffing concerns in the Reagan and both Bush eras were concerned with a trifle more than, “On a scale of one to ten, how much do you hate Donald Trump today?” That question, in this era, is the one and only. This may seem comical now, but it’s going to get sick and perverse very quick.  
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A year after Don the Con promised to save their jobs, Carrier Corp. employees...

Last December, President-elect Donald Trump held a much-hyped press conference at the Carrier Corporation in Indiana, announcing he’d saved the plant and thousands of manufacturing jobs.  Carrier last year announced plans to move all of its...
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Team Trump unraveling: With three major changes in 24 hours, what’s next?

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is out—because apparently working for Anthony Scaramucci is worse than working for Donald Trump. Spicer may be the most high-profile domino to fall in the last 24 hours, but he's the third person in that time...

Mike Pence deep-sixed his aide’s impeachment testimony. Schiff says it ‘raises profound questions’

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff says the fact that Vice President Mike Pence has blocked the panel from seeing the supplemental impeachment testimony of a top aide who testified in the hearings calls...
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Jeff Sessions doesn’t just need to go. He needs to be prosecuted.

Yesterday, I opined that it was time for Jeff Sessions to go. We have all screamed bloody murder about the Trump administration putting politics and political expediency above the rule...

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