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Sunday, December 17, 2017
John Kelly
Ivanka

White House Chief Of Staff Discussed Departure Of Ivanka And Jared

Donald Trump’s White House may no longer be a family-run business in the years ahead, if Chief of Staff John Kelly’s conversations with the president’s advisers reflect a possible foreshadowing of departures among the first family.

November 25, 2017
general

Kelly: When A (Retired) General Goes Off Half-Cocked

Silly me, here I’d been fantasizing about a soft military coup preventing the Braggart-in-Chief from starting World War III. Surely the Pentagon has procedures for removing emotionally-incapacitated commanders, and Trump’s generals, as he calls them, must have made contingency plans. Or maybe not. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that arguing with a […]

October 25, 2017
Trevor Noah

#EndorseThis: Why Trevor Noah Is So Angry At John Kelly

Trevor Noah never says so, but it is easy to imagine why John Kelly’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson pisses him off. What Kelly did by lying about Wilson — and presumably imagining he could get away with it — represented a textbook example of white male privilege inflicted on a black woman. A retired […]

October 24, 2017
Kelly

Now We Know John Kelly

After all the sound and fury and infantile tweeting, what have we learned from the controversy over the president’s call to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow? We still don’t know much about why he and his three fellow Green Berets died or what the U.S. mission may be in Niger. But we again discovered something […]

October 24, 2017
scaramucci

Scaramucci Is Out As White House Communications Director

Anthony Scaramucci, announced little more than a week ago as President Donald Trump’s White House communications director, was ousted Monday before he was even officially sworn in.

July 31, 2017
Kelly

Who Is General John Kelly, Trump’s New Chief Of Staff?

General John F. Kelly is taking over for Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff, President Donald Trump announced via a tweet on Friday afternoon. The news came after days of reports about tensions between Priebus and the administration’s new director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci.

July 29, 2017
A Salvadoran father (R) carries his son while running next to another immigrant as they try to board a train heading to the Mexican-U.S. border, in Huehuetoca, near of Mexico City, June 1, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo

Mexican Official Says Deporting Non-Mexicans To Mexico Is A ‘Non-Starter’

Mexican officials have flatly rejected the Trump administration’s plan to deport to Mexico migrants caught illegally crossing the U.S. southern border, regardless of nationality. The officials said Mexico will never accept the return of Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Hondurans, and others who traveled through the country on their way to the United States, most often to ask for asylum here.

February 23, 2017
Trump, Islam

Exclusive: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely On Islam

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” Reuters sources confirmed, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

February 2, 2017