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South Korea's President: 'There Will Be No War'

President Moon Jae-in says he has 'firm agreement' with Trump

(Newser) - Concerned about a possible war on the Korean peninsula? Don't be—it won't happen, says South Korea, which claims President Trump won't strike North Korea without its say-so. "No matter what options the United States and President Trump want to use, they have promised to have... More »

Steve Bannon Has a Scaramucci Moment

In unsolicited interview, he calls far right 'a collection of clowns'

(Newser) - Has Steve Bannon taken a page from the Mooch's playbook? In a move reminiscent of Anthony Scaramucci's fateful New Yorker interview, the White House strategist opened up to Robert Kuttner at liberal magazine American Prospect in an unsolicited interview. On Charlottesville, Bannon described the far right as a... More »

Bannon Appears to Be in Trump's Doghouse

CBS says he could be out this week, while NYT says he's in 'internal exile'

(Newser) - "The Mooch" thinks Steve Bannon should be fired, but does President Trump agree? That seems to be a big topic of conversation in DC, and multiple reports suggest that the senior White House adviser may not have much time left in his post. CBS News , for example, reports that... More »

Trump Should Fear Damage Bannon Can Do In White House

In Bannon-McMaster tiff, McMaster isn't the real problem, 'WSJ' editors warn

(Newser) - New White House chief of staff John Kelly certainly has his fair share of challenges ahead of him—and one of them might be mitigating a coordinated alt-right attack against President Trump's national security adviser. The Wall Street Journal editorial board weighs in on what appears to be a... More »

Scaramucci Literally Accuses Bannon of Figurative Autofellatio

White House communications director gives jaw-dropping interview

(Newser) - To say this New Yorker interview with the new White House communications director is unusual is an understatement, especially when it includes accusations of autofellatio against Steve Bannon. Anthony Scaramucci called Ryan Lizza on Wednesday, upset the New Yorker reporter had tweeted about a dinner Scaramucci attended with President Trump,... More »

New Name Surfaces in FBI's Russia Probe

The 'Guardian' says UK politician Nigel Farage is a 'person of interest'

(Newser) - The Guardian is floating the name of UK politician Nigel Farage as a figure in the FBI's Russia investigation. The newspaper reports that Farage—who was a big backer of Brexit, as well as a supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump—is a "person of interest" in the agency'... More »

Selfie Inadvertently Reveals Bannon's 'To-Do List'

And one item may end up hurting the administration in court

(Newser) - When Steve Bannon moved into his office in the White House, he moved out bookshelves and a couch to make room for a bunch of big whiteboards, CNN reports. Thanks to "America's rabbi," we now know what's on at least one of those whiteboards. According to... 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 »

Former Breitbart Editor Leaving White House

Sebastian Gorka served as a national security adviser

(Newser) - Insiders say a former Breitbart editor with links to the far right will be leaving the White House in the days to come—and it isn't Steve Bannon. According to CNN 's sources, former Breitbart national security editor Sebastian Gorka, who has been serving as a national security... 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 »

Bannon 'Comeback' Involves Steel, Canada, Dairy 'Disgrace'

Nationalist views on trade win out over globalist ones—or so it seems for now

(Newser) - President Trump has been pushing hard to bring his "Buy American, Hire American" mantra to fruition, including with an executive order meant to prevent "foreign cheaters" from taking US jobs and infringing on our steel production, a senior administration official said Monday, per Politico . The New York Times ... More »

Another Name Rising as Bannon's Falls: Gary Cohn

He's a former Goldman Sachs exec and a registered Democrat

(Newser) - The short version of the White House political calculus is that as Steve Bannon's political fortunes fall , Jared Kushner's rise. But another name is being increasingly mentioned along with Kushner's, that of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. In a profile of Cohn, the Washington Post says... More »

Is Bannon a Dead Man Walking? And Does It Matter?

After President Trump's comments, the media scrambles for answers

(Newser) - President Trump's brief but chilly comments to the New York Post about Steve Bannon had the media scrambling to find sources willing to weigh in on one big question: Is Bannon in or out? The Washington Post spoke with 21 of the president's "aides, confidants, and allies"... More »

Trump, Asked About Bannon, Has Chilly Reply

He declines to say he has full confidence in his chief strategist

(Newser) - President Trump's comments were brief—just four sentences quoted by New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin, who asked Trump about his confidence level in Steve Bannon. But they're being read as a distancing from the chief strategist amidst a reported feud with senior adviser Jared Kushner that Trump... More »

Trump Tells Bannon to 'Work This Out' Regarding Kushner

A make-up meeting between Kushner and Bannon was held Friday

(Newser) - "Work this out," the New York Times quotes President Trump as saying to Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus regarding the highly publicized feud between Bannon and Jared Kushner. So on Friday, Priebus oversaw a meeting between Bannon and Kushner at Mar-a-Lago to "smooth things over," Fox... More »

What's a 'Cuck'? A Look at the Bannon-Kushner Fight

In the White House, it's the moderates against the nationalists

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's exit from the National Security Council this week has led to a slew of headlines about a rift in the White House between him and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. One main theme in coverage suggests that Kushner's moderate views are beginning to triumph over Bannon's... More »

Sources: Mega-Donor Convinced Bannon Not to Quit

Rebekah Mercer reportedly convinced him it's a 'long-term play'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's team is denying reports that he threatened to quit over his removal from the National Security Council, but Politico talked to five more people—a senior administration official and others "close to the president"—who say that one of President Trump's mega-donors, who is... More »

NYT: Bannon Threatened to Quit Over NSC Removal

His star may be fading, insiders say

(Newser) - The White House is insisting that Steve Bannon's removal from the National Security Council is not a demotion, but it was a move the strategist strongly resisted, according to the New York Times' sources. The insiders say that at one point, Bannon said he would quit if he were... More »

What Bannon's NSC Exit May Mean for White House

Trump chief strategist is out of post: business as usual or a shift in power?

(Newser) - President Trump generated controversy early in his presidency when he named chief strategist Steve Bannon to a key role on National Security Council. As of this week, Bannon no longer holds the post, reports Bloomberg . Some White House officials are insisting it's not a demotion, though Bannon's critics... More »

Story About Dad's Nest Egg Key to Bannon's Anger

'WSJ' profiles the Trump adviser

(Newser) - If there's a political anecdote of the day, it comes courtesy of the Wall Street Journal in a story headlined "Steve Bannon and the Making of an Economic Nationalist." The anecdote, however, doesn't center on the senior adviser to President Trump, but his father, Marty Bannon,... More »

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