Political Corruption

Steve Bannon and the Making of an Economic Nationalist
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The controversial White House counselor says his father’s 2008 financial trauma helped crystallize his antiglobalist views and led to a political hardening; “I’m going to be totally wiped out.”

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First Read's Morning Clips: Measuring the CBO Fallout
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A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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First Read: Fallout from CBO Report on Health Care Exposes GOP Splits
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First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter

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Trump associate plays down Twitter contact with Guccifer 2.0
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Roger Stone, the flamboyant political adviser who has been connected to President Donald Trump for years, is defending his contacts with “Guccifer 2.0”– the online persona who claims responsibility for hacking the Democratic National Committee — as an innocuous “brief exchange” of a few direct messages that he says amount to nothing.

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GOP Health Plan Risks Backlash From Seniors
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House Republicans’ health-care proposal is running into a new political problem: opposition from older people.

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US attorney Bharara is fired after rejecting Sessions' step-down request
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An outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for fighting public corruption is not complying with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ request to resign along with other prosecutors appointed by former President Barack Obama, a source has told The Associated Press.

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Trump Administration Tells Remaining U.S. Attorneys to Resign
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A total of 47 of the 93 U.S. attorneys, who are political appointees, have already resigned. The move was met with surprise by many prosecutors.

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