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Blumenthal: 'Rob Porter was a security risk time bomb'

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on Feb. 14 that former White House staff secretary Rob Porter was a “security risk time bomb” because he was vulnerable to blackmail.
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The White House is doing something it has never done before in response to the Rob Porter scandal

The White House is doing something it has never done before in response to the Rob Porter scandal

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Vice President Mike Pence became the latest White House official to say the administration could've done better in handling the scandal surrounding Rob Porter, a former staff secretary accused of domestic violence.
Previously, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and deputy press secretary Raj Shah made similar comments.
It's unlike any prior admission from the administration.
Vice President Mike Pence became the latest - and most prominent - White House official to make a startling assertion in the midst of the scandal surrounding former staff secretary Rob Porter and...
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Former Chief Of Staff Leon Panetta Discusses Managing The White House

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Leon Panetta, chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA under President Obama. He talks about the pressures on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and his experience of managing a White House while under fire.
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2017 Air Force Chief of Safety and Safety Staff Awards announced

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Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force chief of safety, recently announced the recipients of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff, Chief of Safety and Safety Staff Awards for 2017.
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White House mess leaves embattled Kelly in limbo

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President Trump hasn't made a decision about the fate of his chief of staff but has reached out to friends about potential replacements, sources tell NBC News.
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Don't Trust the Process

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President Trump is upset that Rob Porter, his former White House staff secretary, has been forced out by allegations of domestic abuse. “ Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation ,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?” On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeated that message. “Does the president believe the women?” a reporter asked. Sanders replied: “ He believes in due process .”
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Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly Weighs In On Investigation Into Rob Porter

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., about his committee's investigation into Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned over accusations of domestic violence.
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Pence on Rob Porter scandal: 'The White House could have handled this better'

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Porter resigned amid allegations of domestic abuse.
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Riding an Untamed Horse: Priebus Opens Up on Serving Trump

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Reince Priebus, the president's first White House chief of staff, said his tenure was even more arduous than outsiders knew. “Take everything you've heard and multiply it by 50,” he says in new book.
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Watch: White House briefs reporters following newest explanation on Rob Porter

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to take questions from reporters.
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Why There's So Much Chaos in the Trump Administration

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Ezra Klein , Vox
But the White House's staffing crisis runs deeper. The Washington Post counts 37 high-level Trump aides or advisers who've resigned or been fired, including a chief of staff, multiple agency heads, and - importantly, given the administration's need to build a bench for its future - deputy directors of the National Economic Council, the National Security Council, and the Domestic Policy Council, as well as multiple deputy chiefs of staff. Many of these jobs remain open today. Many more resignations are expected.
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Trump, a Week After Porter Resigned, Says He's ‘Totally Opposed' to Spousal Abuse

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Mr. Trump's statement, which members of both parties had said was long overdue, came as the president's chief of staff faced new questions about his handling of the case.
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Former White House Chief Of Staff Andy Card: FBI Director Christopher Wray Should Have Given The White House A Heads Up On What He Was Going To Say About Rob Porter's Background Check

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Andy Card , White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, joined Brian Kilmeade and discussed current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's handling of the Rob Porter scandal. Card defended the way John Kelly handled the dismissal of Rob Porter because Kelly needs to be focused on what is happening overseas and domestically with infrastructure, immigration and the budget. Card went on to say Kelly as Chief Of Staff does not need to be caught up in the weeds of the White House in terms of security clearances, he has to trust other people to do that job. When it comes to grading...
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WATCH: Pence on domestic abuse allegations: 'The White House could have handled this better'

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Vice President Mike Pence says the White House could have done a better job of handling the Rob Porter domestic abuse allegations but stands by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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Rob Porter Scandal: Mike Pence Expresses Support for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

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Vice President Mike Pence stood by embattled White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, saying the former Marine general has done a "remarkable job."
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Trump's staff ghostwrites some of his tweets and inserts grammatical errors...

Trump's staff ghostwrites some of his tweets and inserts grammatical errors to make them seem authentic

West Wing staffers intentionally insert grammatical errors into messages they draft for the president's Twitter account, seeking to mimic his characteristic style, according to... Read more ...

Trump Reportedly Rejects Phone Security Measures As 'Too Inconvenient'

Trump Reportedly Rejects Phone Security Measures As 'Too Inconvenient'

The president is said to use a cellphone that lacks top security features and ignores advice to regularly swap his Twitter phone. Read more ...

The Georgia GOP Governor's Primary Focuses On Guns And Immigration

The Georgia GOP Governor's Primary Focuses On Guns And Immigration

And here's a look at other key races in Tuesday's voting in four states. Read more ...

The Trump administration is closing in on a deal to ease sanctions on...

The Trump administration is closing in on a deal to ease sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE

The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a new deal to ease sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE. The deal would force ZTE to make major changes to its executive team... Read more ...

Paul Ryan's Speakership May End Early

Paul Ryan's Speakership May End Early

One thing is not in dispute: Paul Ryan will not be House speaker next year. In fact, he won't even be in Congress now that he's not running for re-election. But new reports are... Read more ...

Ex-Trump Adviser Calls President's Claims That Informant Spied On Campaign...

Ex-Trump Adviser Calls President's Claims That Informant Spied On Campaign 'Embarrassing'

Trump has asked the Justice Department to look into whether an FBI informant infiltrated his campaign for political purposes. Read more ...

Congress is set to pass the largest rollback of Wall Street regulations...

Congress is set to pass the largest rollback of Wall Street regulations since the financial crisis

The House will vote on a bill to roll back a number of Wall Street regulations. The bill will head to President Donald Trump if it is passed. The bill would lift regulations on... Read more ...

5 Years Later, The Onion Responds to Michael Cohen

5 Years Later, The Onion Responds to Michael Cohen

Back in 2013, Michael Cohen wrote an email to the Onion complaining about a satirical item written about his biggest client, Donald Trump. In the email, Cohen demanded an... Read more ...

Paul Ryan's authority in the House is dwindling as the Republican conference...

Paul Ryan's authority in the House is dwindling as the Republican conference fractures

Paul Ryan's tenure as speaker of the House could end sooner than he originally thought, with legislative failures mounting and the Republican conference continuing to... Read more ...

Automakers are rallying after China says it will reduce tariffs on US cars

Automakers are rallying after China says it will reduce tariffs on US cars

China said Tuesday it will lower the tax on imported vehicles to 15% from 25%. Automaker stocks were up as much as 2.6% on the news. American automakers are rallying after... Read more ...