Wall Street Journal staffers accuse editor of suppressing story

Wall Street Journal staff members circulated an anonymously written email on Thursday accusing “a senior editor” – which some later identified as editor-in-chief Gerry Baker — of suppressing a story and accompanying graphic because they were too liberal. The email urged staffers to begin tweeting the graphics-heavy story at noon, which many did. The story […]

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BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Tevi Troy, presidential historian and former Bush WH aide, VP of public policy at JUUL Labs and author of “Shall We Wake the President?”

How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “My family and I are having dinner with my parents. They are snowbirds in Florida and just coming back for the spring.” How did you get your start in politics? “My first real job in Washington was as a researcher for Ben Wattenberg at the American Enterprise Institute. […]

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Buttigieg Gets Closer to a 2020 Campaign

TOPEKA, Kansas—Pete Buttigieg’s PAC is investing money here — but also in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Colorado. And Iowa, per an announcement coming Tuesday. Next month, he’ll campaign in Ohio. It’s not happenstance. Nor is keeping on Lis Smith, the hard-charging political operative who makes sure he’s constantly in the news. Or keeping up with […]

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‘It’s Very Difficult to Overestimate the Potential Danger John Bolton Could Put Us In’

John Bolton has advocated for war with Iran and North Korea. He loathes the United Nations, disdains international law and still thinks the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was the right idea. He’s a China skeptic and a Russia hawk who, as one former colleague from the Bush administration put it to me the other […]

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McMaster firing upends plan to oust other top Trump officials

President Donald Trump’s decision to abruptly fire national security adviser H.R. McMaster surprised senior White House aides who had been preparing a single statement announcing the departure of multiple top Trump officials, according to two senior administration officials. White House chief of staff John Kelly and other top aides were waiting for inspector general reports […]

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Lawyer says Trump Org cooperating with Mueller probe after subpoena news

President Donald Trump’s private company scrambled Thursday to show it has long been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators in response to a media report that it had gotten a new subpoena for documents tied to the Russia probe. The New York Times first reported that Mueller in recent weeks made the formal demand to the […]

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Carson was involved in $31,000 furniture purchase, emails show

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was involved in selecting a $31,000 dining table set for his office suite, emails show, despite Carson and HUD’s statements that he had no knowledge of the costly request. A cache of emails obtained by the advocacy group American Oversight show a HUD employee referring to “print outs […]

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