Bannon is at Trump's table -- but slipping further away


Separately, Axios said Trump was considering Cohn and House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, among others, as possible chief of staff replacements.

Life can be pretty bleak under President Donald Trump, and you have to take your good news where you can get it. "Who leaked?" is always a fun game to play with media reports of White House dissension, but it's especially fun now that we know Bannon and Kushner are locked in some sort of death struggle. But the president is considering a range of options, including a shift in role for Bannon, who has become increasingly isolated in the White House as other power centers have grown, as well as additional senior staff.

"We are not making any staff changes and our team is focused on the President's agenda, not false palace intrigue stories", a White House official told The Hill.

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But then there was a duffed chip and three awful putts that sent Spieth tumbling from the top of the leaderboard , again. His last four rounds have all been over par , having never finished in the negative in any of his previous nine there.

Mark Zaid, an attorney who specializes in security clearances and who holds a top secret security clearance himself, said that just a declaration of "numerous contacts" with foreign officials is not an acceptable way to complete the form, even with the promise of future detail.

"Globalist", while technically referring to having a world-centric economic policy, is also commonly used in conspiracy theories, including anti-Semitic ones, which should raise a few eyebrows in light of the repeated allegations of Bannon's ant-Semitism.

Bannon's ouster from the National Security Council Wednesday was only the latest sign of Kushner's rise, sources said. Kushner, the president's son-in-law, is now apparently in charge of Middle East peace, fighting opioid addiction, criminal justice reform, China diplomacy, and innovation.

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The 81-year-old leader has travelled about 550km since he left Guwahati for Arunachal Pradesh by road on Tuesday morning. Security forces kept a vigil, particularly at Sela Pass, which is wet because of melting snow, muddy and slippery.

One former transition officials said there are insurmountable differences in views between Kushner's "globalist Democrats", Priebus's loyalists from his time as head of the Republican National Committee and Bannon's bomb-throwing populists.

Mr Gorkov said in a statement that he met with Mr Kushner in his capacity as as the then-chief executive of Kushner Companies, and did not discuss sanctions.

He is seen as wielding huge power with the president, who has come to lean heavily on the former Goldman Sachs executive for the direction of his economic and foreign policy agenda. Given the stinking, fetid pile of rotten fish that is now in charge of this country, who can say if this whoopsie-daisy is deliberate or not?

Hays Public Library celebrates National Library Week by forgiving fines
The Children's Library will feature a Princess Story Time at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. In book bingo, participants follow clues to locate books within the library.