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News You Need to Know

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Robert Costa, Ashley Parker
The Washington Post
As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — including Trump’s relatives — go through him to reach the president.
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.
Susan Davis
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.