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Bannon out at the White House after turbulent run

The chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other West Wing advisers has agreed to leave his post.

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Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Trump lashed out at members of his own party.

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Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort

A leading US hospital pulled its annual fund-raiser from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday, reversing course after initially resisting pressure from health professionals and others.

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Trump comments on race open breach with CEOs, military, and GOP

President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday.

Ousted Suffolk president compares herself to Reince Priebus

In a 371-word Facebook post, Margaret McKenna criticized the university’s efforts to reform its board and search for a new president.

10 Commandments judge forces runoff in Alabama Senate race

The firebrand jurist rode a tide of anti-establishment sentiment to secure more votes than the incumbent for the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Jimmy Kimmel: Let’s make Donald Trump the first king of America

“England has a queen. She lives in a palace. Everyone makes a big deal when she shows up. She has no power at all,“ Kimmel said on his show Tuesday night.

LeBron James calls Trump ‘the so-called president’

The Cavaliers star ripped President Trump while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy.

Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from his judicial duties, forced a primary runoff Tuesday against Trump-backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange.

Some corporate chiefs have had enough of Trump

CEO defections from a White House jobs council are another crack in relationships that normally would be strong for a GOP president.

Acquittal in ‘Top Chef’ trial may boost Walsh, analyst says

The original indictment of the Teamsters members had expanded an early scandal for for Boston Mayor Martin Walsh.

Trump retweets — then deletes — anti-CNN illustration

The president deleted multiple retweets from his Twitter account Tuesday, including one of a cartoon train running into a person with the CNN logo for a face.

How the country reacted to Trump’s latest comments

Reaction was swift to President Trump’s newest remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Bernie Sanders to return to N.H., stoking speculation he might run again

The Vermont senator will speak at an AFL-CIO breakfast before addressing a rally for a political group formed in the wake of his presidential campaign.

Alabama Senate primary tests Trump and McConnell’s reach

A political action committee tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spent millions for candidate Luther Strange and President Trump has endorsed him.

Alt-right plans its next moves with what it says is a new energy

Some who attended the weekend event in Charlottesville say they’re ready to set their sights on bigger prizes.

Anthony Scaramucci says he’d already have fired Steve Bannon

The short-lived White House communications director made the comments Monday on Stephen Colbert’s CBS show.

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Danny Ainge is on a different campaign trail in Utah this time

The Celtics’ boss has taken to the political arena to help his son, who is running for office.

Trump blasts white supremacists

President Trump bowed on Monday to overwhelming pressure that he personally condemn white supremacists who incited bloody demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va.

With ambiguity and euphemism, extremists are showing their skill in bending words

The coded language of the white supremacist playbook has been displayed in abundance since Charlottesville.

New life for Medicaid after GOP’s health care debacle

GOP governors who had expanded Medicaid couldn’t swallow the idea of denying coverage to hundreds of thousands of constituents.

John Oliver slams Trump over Charlottesville: Nothing ‘easier than disavowing Nazis’

“There is clearly no point in waiting for leadership from our president at moments like this,” Oliver said.

Charlottesville violence was the result of political pressure cooker, experts say

‘‘Given our political moment, I’m not surprised that we’ve come to this point,’’ an American history professor at Northwestern University said.

Deportations lag Trump’s promise

The president is unlikely to meet his goal of expelling 2 million to 3 million criminals anytime soon.

Alabama senator in tight primary race

Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat after Jeff Sessions became AG, is facing several GOP challengers.

Graham says GOP in trouble if Obama’s health care law stands

Senator Lindsey Graham said that if Republicans can’t deliver, ‘‘We’re all going to be in trouble, including the president.’’

White House scrambles to explain Trump’s response

President Trump has come under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists after the Charlottesville altercations.

Democrats target vulnerable Republicans on health care

The goal is to deprive the GOP of its congressional majority in next year’s midterm elections.

Inspector general gets pay hike

Inspector General Glenn Cunha’s salary will increase to $170,000 after the council that oversees his office approved the roughly 7 percent pay hike.

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It’s easy to start a war

Very little stands between President Trump, or Kim Jong Un, and the use of deadly weapons.

Trump toughens warning on North Korea, despite bipartisan criticism

President Donald Trump refused to back down Thursday from his provocative threat to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea if it endangers the United States, despite bipartisan criticism.

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Before Tsongas, vets had a friend in Edith Rogers

Edith Nourse Rogers, who held the Lowell-based congressional seat for 35 years, was the first woman elected to the House from Massachusetts.

Trump declares opioid crisis is national emergency

Treatment providers and addiction professionals in Massachusetts welcomed the news but said they would be eager to see the president put some money where his mouth is.

Trump attacks on McConnell bring rebukes from fellow Republicans

Trump attacks on McConnell bring rebukes from fellow Republicans

Trump as chicken: Artist’s protest brings a giant inflatable to D.C.

As political protest stunts go, this one was hard to miss.

Polluter fines drop 60 percent under Trump

The EPA is charging companies with environmental irresponsibility far less than it did under the previous three presidents.

Trump is making lexicography great again

Linguists in America and abroad are noticing a new trend — the president’s words are increasingly changing the English language itself.

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

Mar-a-Lago seeks out US workers — but only briefly

Typically, this attempt to recruit US workers is a ritualized failure. Its outcome is usually a conclusion that there are no qualified Americans to hire, justifying the need for the government to issue the visas.

A broad push for pretrial justice reforms from the states

Legislators from across the country are meeting in Boston.

Trump visits putting big dent in small airports’ business

Thor Solberg’s business is down — try practically nonexistent — at a time when it’s usually way up, and he has President Donald Trump to thank for it.

Political Happy Hour: August 8, 2017

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Mike Pence stays loyal to Trump, yet builds his own identity

The vice president has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, but he’s also forging his own path.

Chuck Grassley presses forward on Trump Russia inquiry

The Iowa Republican had criticized the administration’s initial failure to respond to many requests for information.

Analysts say Trump takes political lying to new levels

Fabrications have long been a part of US politics. But President Trump, historians and consultants in both parties agree, appears to have taken it to a new level.

Trump breaks from vacation to vent outrage at media, rally his base

The president said his base was “getting stronger” despite investigations into possible collusion between Russia and his associates.

Where exactly is that ‘drug-infested den’ Trump referenced?

When word got out last week about the president’s comments, New Hampshire’s political class was outraged. Others saw a chance for humor.

Back home, Speaker Ryan can’t escape questions about GOP

Although he’s won reelection easily for years, Paul Ryan faces the prospect of challenges from left and right.

Trump International Hotel changed Washington’s culture of influence

For the first time in presidential history, a profit-making venture touts the name of a US president in its gold sign.