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Steve Bannon Declares New Holiday: 'MAGA Day'

From now on, Trump supporters will celebrate Nov. 8 as if it were Bastille Day, he says

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is a busy man these days, given the one-year anniversary of President Trump's election victory. Among the speeches and interviews he's given is a sit-down with the New York Times , in which he declares a new holiday of sorts. "We celebrated today in the Trump... More »

Steve Bannon Sees One Big Lesson From Tuesday

'You can't fake the Trump agenda,' he says of Ed Gillespie's loss in Virginia

(Newser) - Lots of pundits are calling Tuesday's election results a defeat for President Trump and his agenda. One-time senior aide Steve Bannon has a different take: Losing candidates weren't Trumpian enough. "One of the things about the Gillespie campaign is that you can't fake the Trump agenda,... More »

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 »

Bannon: Bush Didn't Understand His Own Speech

He slams 'destructive' Bush for Trump criticism

(Newser) - Steve Bannon has published plenty of criticisms of the Trump administration since returning to Breitbart—but he's not happy about George W. Bush joining in with criticism from a different angle. In an address to the dinnertime banquet of the California Republican Party convention Friday night, Bannon apologized to... More »

Cold Lunch? Trump, McConnell to Meet Monday

They'll talk fall agenda after nasty public sniping

(Newser) - President Trump blames the Senate's GOP leader for the health overhaul's failure, hints at tantalizing deals with Democrats, and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There's no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the... More »

'He's Big and Fat, So I Had to Be Forceful to Resist Him'

New Harvey Weinstein accusers emerge

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein, facing the implosion of his career and his marriage amid a flood of sexual assault and misconduct allegations, says he's seeking help. "I gotta get help, guys," he told reporters outside his 22-year-old daughter's Los Angeles home Wednesday, per TMZ , which reports that he... More »

Bannon Emails: Pence Pick Is 'the Price We Pay'

He called Trump's vice presidential selection 'an unfortunate necessity'

(Newser) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon referred to Mike Pence as "an unfortunate necessity" during the 2016 presidential election. Responding to an email from former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who asked Bannon's thoughts on Pence on the day he was announced as Trump's running mate, Breitbart'... More »

Bannon: Moore Win Is Start of 'Revolution'

Alabama result shakes up GOP

(Newser) - President Trump has deleted some of his tweets about Alabama's Republican US Senate primary—but it's not an election the GOP will be able to move on from quickly. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, a conservative Christian who was supported by anti-establishment forces including Steve... More »

Report: 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts

Ivanka, Bannon, Priebus are among them, sources say

(Newser) - Jared Kushner was far from the only White House adviser doing the same thing President Trump hammered Hillary Clinton for on the campaign trail, insiders say. The New York Times , citing "current and former officials," reports that at least six aides, including Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, used... More »

Report: Bannon Secretly Met With Top Chinese Official

He was asked to talk about populism

(Newser) - Steve Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, met secretly with "the second most powerful person in China" last week during a trip to Beijing, reports the Financial Times . Wang Qishan—second only to President Xi Jinping as anti-corruption tsar within China's Community Party—met with Bannon for... More »

Pope Francis Says Trump Isn't 'Pro-Life' If He Ends DACA

The president gets another high-profile critic of his most recent immigration decision

(Newser) - Since President Trump made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he has received criticism from across the political and social spectrum, from immigrants-rights groups and Fortune 500 CEOs to evangelical Christian preachers and Republican members of Congress. Now the president can add the pope to... More »

George Clooney Unleashes Rant Against Steve Bannon

Actor mocks him as a failed screenwriter

(Newser) - George Clooney is taking some high-profile shots against Steve Bannon. While at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his movie Suburbicon, Clooney let loose, reports Entertainment Weekly . In particular, he mocked the newly departed White House adviser for his unsuccessful attempt to succeed in Hollywood years ago. “Steve... More »

Bannon: '100%' Sure Trump Would Win After Billy Bush Tape

He says Christie wasn't so sure and it cost him

(Newser) - Steve Bannon says he, unlike other advisers, didn't lose faith in President Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood tape—and it was a lack of similar faith that cost at least one adviser a gig in the White House, CBS News reports. Trump's former chief strategist... More »

Bannon: Catholic Church Needs 'Illegal Aliens' to Fill Pews

He appears on '60 Minutes' this weekend

(Newser) - Steve Bannon appears on 60 Minutes Sunday, and CBS is providing an early look at his interview with Charlie Rose. In two snippets, Bannon criticizes the Catholic Church over its opposition to Trump's DACA decision and makes clear that he intends to support the president from his new post... More »

How Charlottesville Shook Up Plans for Bannon's Exit

He says it's the most divided administration in history

(Newser) - Steve Bannon had planned an orderly departure from the White House, but it was scuppered by the violence in Charlottesville, insiders say. Sources tell the New York Times that new White House chief of staff John Kelly told the White House strategist in July that he would have to leave... 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 »

Steve Bannon Is Leaving White House

White House confirms Friday is his last day

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is out as White House chief strategist. After multiple reports surfaced about his imminent departure, the White House confirmed that Friday is Bannon's last day on the job, reports the New York Times . One of the newspaper's sources says the resignation was actually Bannon's idea,... More »

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 »

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