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The World Gets a Taste of Rosie as Steve Bannon

Courtesy of Photoshop

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell is already posing as Steve Bannon—on Twitter. O'Donnell, who has expressed interest in playing Donald Trump's aide on Saturday Night Live, changed her profile photo on the site Thursday to a Photoshopped image of her face on Bannon's body. It was initially shared... More »

Is Steve Bannon's Next Fight Against Pope Francis?

He's reportedly aligned with the pope's conservative critics within the church

(Newser) - A spate of headlines this week have surfaced about Trump adviser Steve Bannon and his views on Pope Francis. The stories center on allegations that Bannon, a Catholic, has joined forces with the pope's conservative critics within the church in order to torpedo the pontiff's agenda. A look... More »

Rosie O'Donnell to SNL: I'll Be Your Bannon

She's willing to portray top Trump aide after Spicer skit leaves White House 'rattled'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may have laughed off Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live, but the White House is in fact "rattled," reports Politico , noting "it was Spicer's portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president's eyes." As one... More »

Trump May Be Reining In Power of Steve Bannon

'I call my own shots ... and everyone knows it'

(Newser) - President Trump delivered a bristling tweet Monday morning seemingly to make clear that he wields the only real power in the White House: "I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!"... More »

In Radio Show, Steve Bannon Sounded Out Populist Vision

'USA Today,' 'Washington Post' look back at his populist themes

(Newser) - Top Trump strategist Steve Bannon disdains the media , but he had plenty to say publicly while hosting a daily radio show for Breitbart News before joining Donald Trump's team. USA Today has listened to dozens of hours of recordings from 2015-16, and the Washington Post did a similar deep... More »

National Security Council Restructured to Include Bannon

While roles of the DNI, chairman of the Joint Chiefs minimized

(Newser) - Amid President Trump's flurry of actions Saturday was some restructuring at the National Security Council. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon now has a permanent seat on the principals committee of the NSC, reports the Washington Post , which notes that "the changes affirm the ascent of Bannon" in... More »

White House Strategist: Media Should Shut Up

Media now the 'opposition party,' Steve Bannon says

(Newser) - White House strategist Steve Bannon granted the New York Times an interview this week, and the main topic appears to have been how much he hates the New York Times and the rest of the news media. "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut... More »

Trump Adviser Bannon Registered in 2 States

Based on his tweet, president may consider that voter fraud

(Newser) - When President Trump called for an investigation into voter fraud Wednesday morning, he tweeted that it would include people registered to vote in two states. He might want to have a talk with top adviser Steve Bannon: The Guardian reports that Bannon is still registered in both Florida and New... More »

Trump Son-in-Law: Bridgegate Stunt 'Kind of Badass'

Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon are the subject of profiles

(Newser) - Two key figures in the world of Donald Trump are subject of lengthy profiles Monday: Son-in-law Jared Kushner in the Washington Post and adviser Steve Bannon in the New York Times . A sampling:
  • Bannon: Critics "have variously called Mr. Bannon a racist, a sexist, an anti-Semite and an Islamophobe.
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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 »

Steve Bannon Is 'Terrifying Man' Who 'Wants to Burn It All Down': Glenn Beck

Trump's chief strategist draws fire from all sides

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has joined a chorus of voices expressing deep concern about Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, Mediaite reports. Beck, who rose to prominence much like Bannon did—as a fiery, fear-mongering voice in conservative circles—minced no words Monday, calling Bannon "a... 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 »

Ryan: We Are Not Planning Deportation Force

Says 'we don't want' racist elements in the GOP

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says the people generating racist graffiti in the wake of Donald Trump's election are "not Republicans," reports the AP , and "we don't want them in our party." The Wisconsin congressman told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that... More »

Meet Trump's 'Dangerous' New Campaign Chief

Breitbart co-founder 'loves the fight'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has doubled down on Trumpism with the appointment of new campaign CEO Stephen Bannon —and many people, including some who worked with him at Breitbart News, sound pretty worried about where he's going to take the campaign. One thing is clear: It's not a move... More »

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