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Bannon’s Path From Trusted Attack Dog to Toxic Liability

August 19, 2017
Joshua Green | Bloomberg
Steve Bannon’s firing as White House chief strategist abruptly severs Donald Trump’s most important political relationship — at a pivotal moment in his presidency.
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Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

August 19, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
Before any hard battle, it's common to seek a little spiritual guidance. In preparation for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code, a group of House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee traveled this week to Rancho del Cielo — the ranch of former President Ronald Reagan outside Santa Barbara.
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After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

August 19, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections.
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Bannon's next move: A return to Breitbart News, with more reach than ever

August 19, 2017
Matea Gold, Paul Farhi | The Washington Post
The end of Stephen K. Bannon’s stormy White House tenure frees the investment banker turned populist messenger to expand his reach as a potent force in the media landscape, giving him an elevated platform for the nationalist movement he has long championed.
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Race in America

August 18, 2017
The panelists discuss race in America and Hope Hicks' new promotion.
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Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview

August 17, 2017
Maggie Haberman, Michael Shear | Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview
If President Trump is considering whether to fire Stephen K. Bannon, his chief strategist, as has been rumored for weeks, Mr. Bannon just gave him several new reasons.
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Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

August 17, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
A group of Republicans gathered at former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.
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Federal court finds Texas maps discriminate against minorities

August 16, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
Three federal judges have ordered Texas to redraw congressional district boundary lines after ruling the Republican-led state legislature intended to discriminate against minority voters in crafting the original boundaries.
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Roy Moore, Sen. Strange head to runoff in Alabama GOP Senate primary

August 16, 2017
| The Wall Street Journal
Evangelical conservative Roy Moore placed first in a special Senate GOP primary in Alabama on Tuesday, outpolling Sen. Luther Strange despite support for the incumbent from President Donald Trump and the party establishment in Washington.
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