In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, speaks during an event in Manchester, N.H. Bannon is calling on American Jews to join his war on the Republican establishment. He appealed to the Zionist Organization of America on Sunday night, Nov. 12, to

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Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

As Steve Bannon drafts his team of challengers to the old guard, the new guard is increasingly aligned not by ideology, but by its history of support for the president.

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Trump Calls UCLA Player’s Father an ‘Ungrateful Fool’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may be on vacation at his resort in Florida, but he was up early on Wednesday, railing against a college basketball player’s father — “ungrateful fool!” — and the NFL in a series of Twitter posts before 6 a.m.

Trump supports Moore in Alabama despite allegations

President Trump offered support for Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relations with girls as young as 14.

Senate releases tax bill text ahead of ‘unusually fast’ vote

The Senate released the 515-page text of its sweeping tax legislation for the first time Monday evening.

Democrats move swiftly against Conyers amid latest harassment charges

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, moved swiftly on Tuesday against the House’s longest serving lawmaker.

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before speaking with members of the armed forces via video conference at his private club, Mar-a-Lago, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Democrats seize on tax plan’s inequities

Critics say the GOP tax plans, especially the newly released Senate version, give many middle-class taxpayers a mere lump of coal.

For a story by Jessica Meyers, 16china Beijing, December 19th 2015 At the offices of Nuts, an agency helping Chinese students in their application for American Universities, Chenya Sun (left) a consultant is evaluating the needs of Wanyi Zheng (back) a student in mathematics at Tsinghua University, who has come to Nuts, seeking their help in her applications for Ph.D programmes at american universities. (Gilles Sabrie for The Boston Globe)

Number of foreign students coming to US colleges drops

Educators expect President Trump’s targeted travel bans and anti-immigrant rhetoric to exacerbate the trend.

// A split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation.

// As scrutiny intensifies, Donald Trump Jr. goes on the offensive

Trump Jr. has taken an increasingly caustic tone, mocking critics and shoving himself into the scrum of the country’s most polarizing debates.

// Trump visited, video chatted with troops on Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump has a Thanksgiving Day message for the nation and troops abroad: Look at all I’ve done.

// Trump replies ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!’ to tweet about his attacks on African-Americans

President Trump kicked off Thanksgiving by replying to claim that his latest Twitter feud is part of a pattern of attacking African-Americans.

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