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John Kelly replaces Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff

President Trump late Friday replaced his embattled chief of staff Reince Priebus with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the decorated retired general who had been leading his administration’s charge on immigration enforcement. The seismic shake-up capped another rollercoaster week in the West Wing, rocked by the public clash between Priebus and new White House Communications

Press secretary Sanders reacts to Scaramucci interview

WASHINGTON –  After newly hired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci set off a firestorm Thursday with vulgar remarks in a New Yorker magazine interview, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to try to put out the blaze. Sanders told reporters outside the White House on Thursday that she hoped Scaramucci could

Mayor De Blasio connects racist murder to Trump, ‘atmosphere of hate’

John Sexton, Last week James Harris Jackson surrendered himself to police after (allegedly) stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in the chest. Caughman made it to a nearby police station but later died from his injuries. What shocked the city, and the reason this murder became national news, was Jackson’s motive for the crime. According to a prosecutor in

Given a Choice Between Fear and Apathy, I’ll Take Fear

Jonah Goldberg, Dystopia is in the air these days. George Orwell’s “1984” is selling like hotcakes — if hotcakes still sold well in this low-carb world. Is the president to blame? I think historians, no doubt working from their subterranean monasteries, bunkered from the radioactive wasteland above, will note that dystopianism, apocalypticism and other forms

Trump Skipping White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Cortney O’Brien, The annual White House Correspondents Dinner is an evening for journalists to eat and enjoy one another’s company while being the butt of some lighthearted jokes. Presidents have taken the opportunity in years past to poke some fun at the media who cover the administration. With Donald Trump in the White House this year,

The media doesn’t call the shots — Trump does

Michael Goodwin, The media smart set fixates on creating a narrative that explains the big picture of events and offers gripping examples. In that spirit, then, here’s a narrative to help them understand President Trump’s recent burst of activity: He’s serving notice that he, and not the media, sets the nation’s agenda. And that when

An Echo Of Trump In The Last Of The Whigs

Jeff Jacoby, History doesn’t repeat itself. But it has an unnerving tendency to rhyme. Consider, on this first Presidents’ Day under Donald Trump, another New Yorker who occupied the highest office in the land. When Millard Fillmore became the nation’s 13th president upon the death of Zachary Taylor in 1850, he immediately plunged the White

The Left is losing the culture war within the Jewish community

Daniel Greenfield, Trump’s Jews and Obama’s Jews. The 2016 electoral map of New York City is blue with dots of red. Trump’s home district is blue, but across the water a red wedge slices into Brooklyn. Around that red wedge are districts where Hillary won 90 percent of the vote and Trump was lucky to

Against the Tyranny of the So-Called Experts

Kurt Schlichter, America’s elite – that collection of puffed up mediocrities who until recently held the undisputed command of the heights of our politics and culture – is in crisis. Its unbroken track record of failure has finally stirred the rest of America from its coma. The normals are now hella woke, and the elitists

Trump’s Israel Ambassador Will Drain the Two-State Solution Swamp

Daniel Greenfield, It’s time to end the “Palestinian” hijacking of the US-Israel relationship. Ten years ago, a guy from Queens made a trip out during a snowstorm to pay a condolence call to a guy on Long Island on the passing of a Rabbi who was also his father. The guy from Queens is now

New Yorker Editor David Remnick Throws Fit Over Trump’s Pro-Israel Ambassador Pick

Daniel Greenfield, Our country still faces many problems. And yet there’s something undeniably cheering about seeing the left gnash its teeth and shriek hatefully over things like this. “This” being Trump’s unique pick of a pro-Israel ambassador to Israel. This being David Remnick, the New  Yorker editor who is probably the second most loathsome figure