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After Firing, Bannon Returns to His ‘Killing Machine’

By James Oliphant and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within. In the hours following his firing on Friday, those fears …

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Arts Committee Members Resign, Call for Trump to do Likewise in Letter

Several members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities resigned Friday, calling on President Donald Trump to do likewise. The group cited Trump’s comments in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., comments they called “un-American,” as the reason for their resignation, the Hill reports. They also accused …

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In Interview, Bannon Says After His Departure Trump Presidency ‘Is Over’

Steven Bannon, now-former Chief Strategist to President Donald Trump, believes that “the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” Bannon spoke to the Weekly Standard Friday afternoon, shortly after news of his departure from the White House broke. He told TWS that his leaving the administration …

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Wall Street Journal: Trump Still Must 'Heal Himself'

The departure of Steve Bannon could help President Donald Trump become more disciplined, but the president will “also have to heal himself” now that the controversial chief strategist is gone, The Wall Street Journal editorial staff said Friday. Continue Reading....

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Ignore the Hype: Bannon Was Already Working From the Outside

The departure of Steve Bannon from the White House won’t have a big impact on the day-to-day operations of the West Wing.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Continue Reading....

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David Bossie: Bannon Has 'A Lot More Weapons' Now

Steve Bannon will have “a lot more weapons” at his disposal now that he’s left the White House, David Bossie, one of President Donald Trump’s former campaign managers, said Friday. Continue Reading....

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Trump Evangelical Board Member Resigns Over 'Conflict in Values'

New York megachurch pastor A.R. Bernard announced Friday he had resigned from President Donald Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, citing a “conflict in values,” The Hill reported. Continue Reading....

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Lindsey Graham: Ending Afghanistan War Could Mean Another 9/11

Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday urged President Donald Trump to “listen to his generals” this weekend at Camp David, and warned him that if he pulls troops out of Afghanistan, that could begin groundwork for “another 9-11” attack in the United States. Continue Reading....

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Booting Bannon gives Trump a chance to refocus

Steve Bannon’s White House departure Friday was largely predictable — but not so its impact on Donald Trump’s presidency. At the least, it may help stem some of the infighting among Trump’s staff that has frequently undercut the president’s ability to push his agenda. Bannon’s …

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Trump Shrinks the Presidency

For decades, thoughtful observers of American politics have called for downsizing the presidency. Under President Donald Trump, they are getting what they asked for, if not in quite the way they had pictured it. That’s the start of my latest Bloomberg View column is about …

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