White House ‘has plan to replace Tillerson’

The White House is discussing plans to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA chief Mike Pompeo, US media say. Mr Tillerson has been at odds with Mr Trump over foreign policy recently. The secretary of state was even reported to have privately described the president as a “moron”. Continue reading →

Trump administration warns of consumer protection panel disruptions in court filing

The Trump administration warned that granting a temporary restraining order to prevent the president from naming an interim director of the U.S. consumer watchdog would be an extraordinary intrusion into the executive branch and harm the agency. Continue reading →

Weekly Standard: ‘New Trump’ Could Stop 2018 Democratic Wave

President Donald Trump could grind Democrats to a halt in next year’s elections — if he begins acting more presidential, says Fred Barnes, co-founder and executive editor of The Weekly Standard. Continue reading →

Clinton Vows to Stay in Politics, Stop Trump From Undermining Nation’s Values

She just can’t face it, her dynasty is done. Shocked Tuesday Hillary Clinton vowed to stay involved in politics and fight to make sure President Donald Trump does not continue to undermine the country’s values, according to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart in an interview. Continue reading →

Trump Does Not See Tax Deal With ‘Chuck and Nancy’

Tuesday, President Donald Trump – set to meet the two top Democrats in Congress to discuss the Republican tax bill and how to stop a government shutdown – doesn’t believe a deal can be worked out. Continue reading →

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed in Windsor in May

According to Kensington Palace, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, including the service, music, flowers and reception – the date will be announced later. Ms Markle, 36, a protestant, will be baptised and confirmed before the wedding, the palace added. Continue reading →

Roy Moore tells rally crowd sexual misconduct allegations are ‘dirty politics’

At Monday night’s rally, just two weeks ahead of a vote to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, Republican candidate Roy Moore said the sexual misconduct allegations against him are “simply dirty politics.” Continue reading →

McCain blasts Clinton’s post-election memoir: ‘You’ve got to move on’

Sen. John McCain is blasting Hillary Clinton for penning a memoir so soon after her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election while also noting that her problem is “she doesn’t have anything to do.”

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Mulvaney cracks down on CFPB as White House insists he’s in control

Monday White House budget boss Mick Mulvaney moved quickly to rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, imposing a 30-day hiring freeze and other new rules as the fight over who’s really in charge of the agency heads to court.Mulvaney, whom President Trump chose to run the CFPB on a temporary basis, has a history of bashing the bureau and has called it a “sad, sick” joke. He didn’t back away from those assertions Monday afternoon, describing the CFPB as “an awful example of a bureaucracy that has gone wrong and is almost entirely unaccountable.”

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Republican Senator Paul says he plans to vote for Senate tax bill

Republican Senator Rand Paul, a fiscal hawk who has sometimes opposed his party’s spending plans, said on Monday he planned to vote for the Senate tax bill and urged his colleagues to do the same. Continue reading →