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Super PAC Declares War on Bannon

Group allied with Mitch McConnell hopes to thwart his plans

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's campaign to replace mainstream Republicans in Congress with individuals adhering to his anti-establishment message won't go unimpeded. Per the Washington Post , a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has "declared open warfare" against the former White House chief strategist, who's reportedly... More »

Trump Breaks Silence on Bannon's Departure

'Thanks S'

(Newser) - "I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton - it was great! Thanks S," President Trump tweeted Saturday, commenting on his former chief strategist for the first time since the latter was removed from the... More »

Bannon Says He's 'Going to War for Trump'

The former chief strategist is already back at Breitbart

(Newser) - That didn't take long. Politico reports that within hours of leaving the White House , Steve Bannon was back as executive chairman of Breitbart News. In fact, President Trump's former chief strategist got back to his old website so quickly he was able to lead the Friday evening editorial... More »

Bannon Is Out. Does It Change Anything?

Critics say don't expect a brand new Trump

(Newser) - After seven months as President Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon is out of the administration . Vox looks at what Bannon's departure means for the White House and debunks the idea that Bannon was "Trump's brain." Long story short: Bannon was one of the few Trump... More »

Trump on Bannon: 'Alt-Left' Strategist Gets a 'Bad Rap'

Bannon's actually a 'very decent guy,' president insists to Bloomberg

(Newser) - Just a few weeks ago, Steve Bannon was deemed a "marked man," but President Trump has a different take on him, per a Monday interview with Bloomberg . His chief strategist is a "very decent guy" who's gotten a "bad rap," Trump noted, adding that... More »

Steve Bannon: the Hollywood Bigwig Who Wasn't?

Trump's strategist brags about his time in Tinseltown, but others' memories are murky

(Newser) - Over the past eight months, Steve Bannon has worked his way into the general US consciousness, first as an ex-Breitbart exec tapped as Trump's new campaign chief , next as a "terrifying man" who wanted to set the DC establishment ablaze, and finally, as a White House fixture . But... More »

Steve Bannon Once Ran an Eco-Experiment. It Didn't Go Well

Admitted in 1996 trial to calling female worker 'bimbo,' threatening to ram memo down her 'f---ing throat'

(Newser) - While Donald Trump's choice of "terrifying man" Steven Bannon as his chief strategist is causing wide denouncement , an ecological and sociological experiment he took part in more than 20 years ago is bubbling up, complete with lawsuits and allegations of threats and sexual harassment, reports the Arizona Republic ... More »

How Watching Seinfeld Reruns Supports Steve Bannon

Ironically, his "Breitbart" railed against the Jewish media

(Newser) - By watching that episode about a rabid anti-dentite , you're indirectly supporting a (alleged) rabid anti-Semite . Fusion reports new Donald Trump strategy chief Steve Bannon gets royalties every time a rerun of Seinfeld is aired. Back when he was an investment banker, Bannon's firm was involved in Ted Turner'... More »

Trump Faces Backlash Over White House Picks

'Trump likes to have his subordinates battle it out—but this is something else'

(Newser) - Analysts wondering what kind of White House Donald Trump is going to run were still scratching their heads Sunday after the announcement that Reince Priebus will be Trump's chief of staff and Steve Bannon his chief strategist . The two men are from radically different wings of the conservative movement... More »

Trump Picks RNC Chairman Priebus as Chief of Staff

Steve Bannon will be a senior strategist

(Newser) - President-elect Trump has named Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, NBC reports. The choice was widely believed to be between Priebus and Steve Bannon, Trump's campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News. In the end, both will stay on board. While Priebus won... More »

Stephen Bannon May Be Guilty of Voter Fraud

He was registered to vote at a vacant home in Florida

(Newser) - The Guardian did a little digging and discovered Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new campaign CEO , may be guilty of a bit of felony voter fraud. The Atlantic calls this "particularly embarrassing" because Bannon is currently in charge of a presidential campaign that has been warning of voter fraud... More »

Trump Shakes Up Campaign Leadership

Breitbart News co-founder Stephen Bannon comes aboard

(Newser) - Tuesday brought a series of "what the heck is he doing?" questions about Donald Trump's campaign amid reports that with less than 90 days to go, it had yet to spend a dime on ads , to Hillary Clinton's $61 million. Wednesday brings some big movements: The Wall ... More »

'Stinker' Film Touts Sarah Palin's Rise

Critic lashes 'outlandishly partisan' love letter

(Newser) - The Undefeated, the soon-to-be-released documentary about the defeated 2008 vice-presidential candidate, "is a two-hour encomium to Palin, a zero-warts version of her trajectory from Wasilla mayor to Alaska governor," reports the Los Angeles Times . Using previously unseen photos from Palin's childhood, the "hagiographic" film examines her... More »

'Epic' Palin Movie Likely to Launch White House Run

'The Undefeated' airing next month

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is planning to blast her way back onto the national stage next month with a two-hour movie touting her strengths. The Undefeated documents Palin's years as governor and her rise to nationwide attention, portraying her as a maverick figure persecuted by enemies in the media and in... More »

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