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A look at top White House staffers in danger of getting the boot

Another day, another White House departure. Reince Priebus became the latest casualty of the chaos that continues to envelope the Trump administration’s inner workings. It has become clear by the pattern of near monthly staff shake-ups that President Trump believes he can clear a path forward and advance his agenda by culling the herd one head at a time. Trump ...

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A look at top White House staffers in danger of getting the boot

Another day, another White House departure. Reince Priebus became the latest casualty of the chaos that continues to envelope the Trump administration’s inner workings. It has become clear by the pattern of near monthly staff shake-ups that President Trump believes he can clear a path forward and advance his agenda by culling the herd one head at a time. Trump ...

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White House: Trump to sign Russia sanctions bill

Legislation imposing strict financial sanctions on Russia will get President Trump’s approval, the White House said Friday. The sanctions are meant to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. In response, Moscow cut the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closed the U.S. Embassy’s recreation retreat. Lawmakers were unsure ...

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Get to know John Kelly, Trump's new White House chief of staff

The man tasked with bringing order to the West Wing is a Boston native whose son was killed by a land mine in Afghanistan in 2010. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, 67, a retired Marine general, began his military career in 1970 when he enlisted ahead of being drafted. He spent the next five decades serving in combat ...

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War in White House as new spokesman launches foul tirade

Anthony Scaramucci staged an extraordinary outburst against White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and the President’s chief strategist Steve Bannon.  Mr Scaramucci called Mr Priebus a “******* paranoid schizophrenic” and ridiculed Mr Bannon.  He also said he would “kill all the leakers” in the White House.  The brash financier’s appointment as communication director by President Trump had been described ...

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BREAKING: Donald Trump SACKS White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

He has been replaced by former head of Homeland Security General John F Kelly, President Trump announced on Twitter.  He tweeted: “I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American…. “…and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland ...

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House readies $1.6B funding for Trump border wall

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $ 1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The controversial wall money is being given a ride on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and increase funding for veterans medical care. The House added Trump’s wall funding by a ...

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Scaramucci says he'll ‘fire everybody’ to stop White House leaks

The Mooch is already cleaning house in the White House press team. Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned Tuesday that he’s ready to “fire everybody” on the communications staff to stop the constant leaks to the press. At least one member of the staff — Deputy Press Secretary Michael Short — had resigned well before the day’s ...

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The Trumps have no plans to get a White House pet

WASHINGTON — Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside. The job of first pet — an enviable White House gig with luxurious live-in privileges, after-hours access to the President and guaranteed positive press coverage — is not currently available. That’s because President Trump is not looking for a fluffy sidekick at the moment. Asked about plans for a ...

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White House indicates Trump will sign Russia sanctions bill

President Trump maybe, just maybe, will support a slap on Russia. The White House indicated Sunday that Trump will sign a bill imposing sweeping sanctions on Russia for its election and human rights violations — even though he seemed destined to say nyet to it. “The administration is supportive of being tough on Russia, particularly in putting these sanctions in ...

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