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USA POLITICS: Steve Bannon Departure Tips Trade Scales in Favour of White House ‘Globalists’

USA POLITICS: Steve Bannon Departure Tips Trade Scales in Favour of White House ‘Globalists’

With Steve Bannon gone, “there’s not a replacement for that voice in internal debates,” said a senior administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue.

“Without Steve constantly pushing back on every policy idea coming from the so called “globalists,” it’s easy to see how they could have a chance to start winning more policy battles,” the official said.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 19 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 19 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: “Steve has a powerful voice, and he’s going to keep that voice up,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser and Bannon friend. “He’s going to continue to promote policies that got Donald Trump in the White House.”

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USA POLITICS: White House Shake-Up: Trump Fires Stephen Bannon

USA POLITICS: White House Shake-Up: Trump Fires Stephen Bannon

Stephen Bannon’s ouster comes with the president increasingly isolated over his comments in the aftermath of white supremacist violence in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville. A champion of economic nationalism and a political provocateur, Bannon, 63, is a former U.S. Navy officer, Goldman Sachs investment banker and Hollywood movie producer.

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USA POLITICS: Police Arrrest Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, 30 Other Protesters Outside White House For Protesting Agaist Trump Immigrant Policy

USA POLITICS: Police Arrrest Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, 30 Other Protesters Outside White House For Protesting Agaist Trump Immigrant Policy

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said, “The same values that I inculcated in my daughters, that my wife and I raised them, [Dreamers] are an example and exemplify them. Their dreams are just like my kids’ dreams.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 15 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 15 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Committee Chairman Kevin Brady told CNBC in an interview, “We are on track to deliver transformational, bold tax reform this year. We have the White House, the House, the Senate working together on the same page unifying behind a single tax reform plan. That didn’t happen with healthcare.”

“We’re still working with the White House and Senate on the details of this plan but we’re going to push rates as low as we can and we’re going to incentivize as much business investment now and in the future as we can,” Brady told CNBC, adding that any changes should be permanent “so that families and businesses can count on this.”

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JAPAN POLITICS: Japan Gave US Official Consent to Bring Nuclear Weapons to Okinawa

JAPAN POLITICS: Japan Gave US Official Consent to Bring Nuclear Weapons to Okinawa

US document shows that talks between Tanaka and Kissinger took place several days after Prime Minister Eisuke Sato and US President Richard Nixon reached their secret deal to allow the introduction of nuclear arms to Okinawa, and just two days before the summit that led to Okinawa’s reversion.

“He, Tanaka, had talked with the Foreign Minister, and was given to understand that the Japanese have no disagreement with the US on matters of substance,” or the nuclear issue, according the declassified US document, which was obtained by Kyodo News at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in California.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Trump Threatens Military Intervention in Venezuela

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Trump Threatens Military Intervention in Venezuela

“The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary,” U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters in an impromptu question and answer session.

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USA POLITICS: Russia Reacts to White House Soap Opera With a Shrug

USA POLITICS: Russia Reacts to White House Soap Opera With a Shrug

Russian officials trying to interact with the U.S. administration on mundane organizational issues say privately the turbulence in the White House causes them headaches because they don’t know who to talk to, or can wait weeks for answers to their questions. “Nobody pays any attention any more, or expects any improvements,” said a person close to the Russian government, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to discuss foreign policy issues.

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USA POLITICS: John Kelly Quickly Bringing Order to White House

USA POLITICS: John Kelly Quickly Bringing Order to White House

Donald Trump’s choice of a general as chief of staff has quickly brought more order to the White House and is giving the president more time to ponder decisions as he tries to bounce back from a rocky six months with no major legislative achievements. “Kelly is scary in a way that Reince wasn’t,” said an administration official.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Signs Sanctions Bill to Punish Russia, Iran, North Korea

USA POLITICS: Trump Signs Sanctions Bill to Punish Russia, Iran, North Korea

“Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the ‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.’ While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

USA POLITICS: Trump Removes Scaramucci as Communications Director

News of Anthony Scaramucci’s removal came hours after Donald Trump swore in a new chief of staff, retired General John Kelly. ‘Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate:’ White House statement.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Ready to Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

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USA POLITICS: John Kelly Replaces Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

USA POLITICS: John Kelly Replaces Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

“Reince is a good man. John Kelly will do a fantastic job. General Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job, respected by everybody,” Trump said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Happy’ With New Russia Sanctions Bill

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Happy’ With New Russia Sanctions Bill

The administration of US president Donald Trump is “happy” with the latest congressional push for more sanctions against Russia, says the White House.

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USA POLITICS: Sean Spicer Resigns

USA POLITICS: Sean Spicer Resigns

Sean Spicer’s departure reflected turmoil within Trump’s legal and communication teams amid a widening investigation into possible ties between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, a problem undermining the White House’s policy agenda.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Makes Deregulatory Push

USA POLITICS: Trump Makes Deregulatory Push

Trump administration said it had withdrawn 469 planned regulatory actions that had been part of the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda published last fall.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

“The commission is not set up to prove or disprove President Trump’s claim. The commission is simply to put facts on the table,” Kris Kobach said.

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USA POLITICS: Hillary, Bill Clinton ‘Colluded’ With Russia: White House

USA POLITICS: Hillary, Bill Clinton ‘Colluded’ With Russia: White House

“If we’re looking at Russia relationships with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons,” the spokeswoman said, noting that Clinton had sold “a third of the world’s uranium” to Russia.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s What Chibok Girls Bishara, Pogu Said to Donald Trump When they Met Him in the White House

NIGERIA POLITICS: Here’s What Chibok Girls Bishara, Pogu Said to Donald Trump When they Met Him in the White House

Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu were among 276 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, by Boko Haram militants in April 2014.

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USA POLITICS: $35,000 Per Donor, Trump Raised $10m By at First Re-Election Fundraiser

USA POLITICS: $35,000 Per Donor, Trump Raised $10m By at First Re-Election Fundraiser

Donald Trump’s motorcade was greeted by dozens of protesters, who hoisted signs with slogans like “Health care not tax cuts” and chanted “Shame! Shame!”

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