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August 1, 2017 4:51 PM To what extent will fake news influence next week’s Election?

Of all the factors that should influence the General Election next week, the cost of living, corruption, tribalism, the economy or even unemployment, the biggest has been hiding in plain sight all this time. “Fake news” wasn’t even a mainstream term despite having first emerged near the end of the 19th century, until Donald Trump made it famous by using 39

July 30, 2017 3:18 AM Why ‘the Mooch’ Whacked Reince Priebus

“This is really a lesson in life,” a source close to the White House told me last Saturday, “Priebus made a mistake with Anthony because he kept his enemies on the outside, not the inside. Anthony wasn’t part of the problem they’ve been having, so Anthony can look like the solution.” At the time, Anthony Scaramucci, a political novice who gave up dreams 49

July 28, 2017 2:34 PM The Anthony Scaramucci Era Will Be Freakish, Embarrassing and All Too Short

Glad-handing hedge-funder turned White House press chief has reignited the comic potential of Trump presidency. It's too bad he won't last past the end of this sentence I already miss Anthony Scaramucci. Of course, he hasn't officially been fired yet (checks Twitter), or committed suicide by jumping into boiling steak fat at his Gotti-esque Hunt and Fish Club restaurant 45

July 26, 2017 9:05 PM Why the Transgender Troop Ban May Backfire Politically

Before Wednesday was over, President Trump's ban on transgender troops already looked like a political miscalculation. Senate Republicans either ducked questions on the subject or came out strongly against the ban, including Senate Armed Forces Chairman John McCain, who questioned why the military was looking to fire thousands of military members who had received 33

July 22, 2017 10:40 AM Timing of Sean Spicer's exit allows him to go 'with the least egg on his face'

Could anyone communicate effectively for Trump? The press secretary tried his best for 6 months He has been humiliated and mocked, and repeatedly frustrated and undercut by his own boss. But the hiring of a new White House communications director seems to have been the final straw for Sean Spicer, who announced on Friday he will abandon his post as Donald 32

July 22, 2017 10:01 AM The Memo: Spicer shock leaves WH staff bracing for more change

The tumultuous Trump White House witnessed its most notable shake-up yet on Friday — and speculation is rife that more departures could be coming. White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned abruptly after Trump made Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and frequent TV surrogate for the president, communications director. The move was not just a humiliating 24

July 22, 2017 1:23 AM An Over-the-Top New Yorker Will Run Trump’s Communications Shop

The pair represent the competing power centers still vying inside Mr. Trump’s West Wing: Ms. Sanders, the Southern-drawling, workmanlike political operative installed by Mr. Priebus; and Mr. Scaramucci, the gregarious New York hedge fund manager who has grown close with the Trump family and is new to politics. Known throughout Manhattan as “the Mooch 47

July 22, 2017 12:32 AM At the White House, Spicer out; Scaramucci, Sanders — and chaos — in

President Trump overhauled his White House on Friday in a dramatic shake-up of his senior team at the six-month mark of his presidency, which so far has been beset by a special counsel’s widening Russia investigation, a floundering legislative agenda and seemingly constant chaos and infighting within his West Wing. Trump’s decision Friday morning to install 17

July 21, 2017 11:50 PM Inside the 24 hours that broke Sean Spicer

Trump’s beleaguered press secretary had been in better spirits recently. Then Scaramucci had an Oval Office meeting. Sean Spicer came to the White House on Thursday completely unaware President Donald Trump was planning to meet with Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime Wall Street friend, and offer him the job of communications director. Other top aides including 11

July 21, 2017 9:22 PM White House spokesman Spicer out as Trump seeks to fix image

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy lampoons, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle. While not a surprise, Spicer's departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes 49