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8:15 AM ET, August 19, 2017


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Peter J. Boyer / Weekly Standard:
Bannon: ‘The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.’  —  Departed White House strategist speaks to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.  —  With the departure from the White House of strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who helped shape the so-called nationalist-populist program embraced by Donald Trump …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon  —  President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.
Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chaired the company's evening editorial meeting.  —  Ranked the #63 website in America by Amazon-owned, and with the #13 Facebook page in the world …
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Seb Gorka's Fate ‘Extremely Uncertain’ as His Boss Bannon Is Ousted … The fate of Donald Trump's pugnacious, controversial aide Sebastian Gorka is up in the air again after his top ally inside the White House, Steven Bannon, was shown the door, multiple White House officials tell The Daily Beast.
Discussion: Raw Story
Bannon Says He's ‘Going to War for Trump’ After White House Exit  —  Aide left amid furor over Trump remarks on Virginia violence  —  Bannon was architect of Trump's 2016 election victory  —  Stephen Bannon said in his first public remarks since his ouster from White House role …
New York Times:
Steve Bannon, Back on the Outside, Prepares His Enemies List  —  Stephen K. Bannon has always been more comfortable when he was trying to tear down institutions — not work inside them.  —  With his return to Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon will be free to lead the kind of ferocious assault …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Bannon, backed by billionaire, prepares to go to war
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Conservatives react with fury to Bannon's departure
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Ben Shapiro / Daily Wire:
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller:
Coulter: Bannon Firing ‘Not Good News’ — 'Trump Should've Hired Ten More Like Him'
Discussion: TheBlaze
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Get ready for ‘Bannon da barbarian’
Andrew Prokop / Vox:   The chaos of the Trump administration, in one picture
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Bannon's Next Move: A Return To Breitbart And Possible War With Drudge
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
D.C. restaurant offering discounted drinks when Trump fires someone
Five more charities pull out of Mar-a-Lago events … Five more philanthropic organizations said Friday they have pulled their fundraising events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club following an intense social media push calling on people to boycott charities that use the venue.
Keeping track at home?  Here's a list of who's leaving Mar-a-Lago  —  Here's a look at the charities and organizations that are coming and going from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.  —  These groups all held events at Mar-a-Lago during the 2016-17 social and fundraising season.
Discussion: Raw Story
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump's Mar-a-Lago
Discussion: Common Dreams and The Guardian
Patrick Radden Keefe / New Yorker:
Carl Icahn's Failed Raid on Washington  —  Was President Trump's richest adviser focussed on helping the country—or his own bottom line?  —  One day in August, 2016, the financier Carl Icahn made an urgent phone call to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Carl C. Icahn / Carl Icahn:
Carl Icahn Issues Statement  —  1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.  —  Washington, DC 20500  —  Dear Mr. President:  —  This will confirm our conversation today in which we agreed that I would cease to act as special advisor to the President on issues relating to regulatory reform.
Jackie Wattles / CNNMoney:   Billionaire Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump
Sebastian Gorka's PhD adviser: “I would not call him an expert in terrorism”  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)As a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka is often the public face of the administration when it comes to one of the most critical items on the President's agenda: Combating terrorism.
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over ‘conflict in values’  —  The pastor of a New York megachurch said Friday that he has resigned from President Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board, citing “a deepening conflict in values” with the administration.
Tracy Jan / Washington Post:
Here is the official résumé of the person Trump put in charge of federal housing in New York  —  The person President Trump tapped this summer to oversee one of the largest regions under the Department of Housing & Urban Development is a longtime Trump family employee …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Tech has yet to totally bail on Trump  —  But the companies and execs aiding the American Technology Council are growing wary.  —  An effort by President Donald Trump to harness the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google toward modernizing the U.S. government will continue its work …
Discussion: VICE News
Aram Roston / BuzzFeed:
Trump's Son In Crosshairs Of Special Counsel Mueller
Discussion: Daily Kos
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Fox News Insider:
Gingrich: Pres. Trump Is Much More Isolated Than He Realizes  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) had some words of caution for President Trump today, saying the president is “isolated.”  —  Gingrich said on “America's Newsroom” that Trump must take an in-depth look at his position …
Discussion: IJR and WTVR-TV
Robin Eberhardt / The Hill:
Gingrich: Trump presidency at risk without ‘serious changes’
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
‘My life is over’: 21-year-old Charlottesville marcher whines over ‘outing’ by anti-fascist group  —  A 21-year-old Honeoye Falls, NY man was outed as a white supremacist after photos of him marching in Charlottesville, VA circulated online.  —  According to the Livingston County News …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Political opponent wants FBI to investigate Rohrabacher in wake of Assange meeting  —  Harley Rouda, a Democrat running against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) in 2018, has asked the FBI to probe the Republican congressman's “political and financial ties to Russia” after Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Washington Post:
Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead
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Stephen L. Carter / Bloomberg:
It's Hard to Ignore Trump, But We Have to Try
Pediatricians say Florida hurt sick kids to help big GOP donors
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Megan Cassidy / Arizona Republic:
Taxpayer tab up to $70M in Joe Arpaio racial-profiling case
Discussion: Daily Kos
Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
Black Charlottesville Has Seen This All Before
Discussion: Daily Kos
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
The Week When President Trump Resigned
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Atlantic
 Earlier Items: 
Erick Erickson / The Resurgent:
“The Worm in the Turd:” Impeachment Talk From a Frustrated Republican Congressman
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Manchin Says He Won't Join Trump's Cabinet as Energy Secretary
Conservative News Today:
Turns out, New York is named after a horrendous slave trader
Discussion: Daily Wire