👓 Breitbart editor: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will be ‘out by end of year’ | The Hill

Breitbart editor: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will be 'out by end of year' by Josh Delk (The Hill)
An internet prankster posing as Stephen Bannon baited Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow into saying he would assist Bannon with his "dirty work" and help push Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner out of the White House. The Breitbart News editor said Kushner and Ivanka Trump would be "out by end of year" from their roles as White House advisers, according to the emails provided to CNN by the anonymous web troll, who has the username @SINON_REBORN on Twitter. The fake account — designed to look like it was Bannon's — first messaged Marlow on Sunday in an apparent attempt to fool Marlow into talking about Trump and Kushner.
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👓 Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run | New York Times

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run by Maggie Haberman, Michael D. Shear and Glenn Thrush (New York Times)
Mr. Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.
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👓 Steve Bannon to leave White House | PBS NewsHour

Steve Bannon to leave White House by Joshua Barajas & Erica R. Hendry (PBS NewsHour)
In a statement, the White House said "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."

Ding-Dong!…

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👓 U.S. vs. North Korea: The Winner? China | The American Prospect

U.S. vs. North Korea: The Winner? China by Robert Kuttner (The American Prospect)
China has no reason to restrain Kim too soon, or for too modest a price. I keep thinking of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis. This terrifying episode was a very complicated game of diplomatic maneuvering and military posturing, with a thermonuclear exchange between the U.S. and the USSR as the consequence of a misstep. But that apocalyptic situation had one big advantage over the present one: John Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, and Fidel Castro were all sane, rational beings. The same cannot be said about the two protagonists to the Korea crisis, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. In Kim, Trump has met his match.

This is apparently the article that began Bannon’s ouster from the administration.

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👓 Steve Bannon thought he wasn’t giving an interview | Axios

Steve Bannon thought he wasn't giving an interview by Jonathan Swan (Axios)
Steve Bannon's White House colleagues can't believe what they're reading tonight — and here's the twist: neither can Bannon. The White House chief strategist has told associates he never intended to do an "interview" with an editor at the American Prospect, a left-wing publication. Bannon has told associates that he admired the author's stance on China, and so called the journalist, Robert Kuttner, on Tuesday, to discuss his piece. Apparently Bannon never thought that the journalist might take his (very newsworthy) comments and turn them into a story. It's Anthony Scaramucci all over again (minus the curse words.) The result is not good for Bannon, who is already under pressure, with colleagues lined up against him and a president who agrees with him ideologically but tells associates he thinks Bannon is a leaker.
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How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon | The New Yorker

How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon by Connie Bruck (The New Yorker)
He says that, before he became a senior adviser to the President, he was a successful player in the film industry. But what did he actually do?

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Oval Office Cold Open – SNL

Oval Office Cold Open (Steve Bannon as Death) from Saturday Night Live
President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) calls Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Beck Bennett), Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Alex Moffat) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon).

Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles | The New York Times

Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles by Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman (nytimes.com)(1 day 13 hours 49 minutes 52 seconds)
One thing has become apparent to both the president’s allies as well as his opponents: When it comes to governing, speed does not always guarantee success.

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