Appointments and Executive Changes

“It’s such a depressing idea, that we don’t get appointments unless we have unified government, and that the appointments we ultimately get are as polarized as the rest of the country,” said Lee Epstein, a law professor and political scientist at Washington University in St. Louis. “What does that mean…

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His removal is a victory for Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general whose mission is to impose discipline on White House personnel. A caustic presence in a chaotic West Wing, Mr. Bannon frequently clashed with other aides as they fought over trade, the war in Afghanistan, taxes, immigration and…

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Mr. Kelly, the first former general to occupy the gatekeeper’s post since Alexander Haig played that role for President Richard M. Nixon during Watergate, is charged with quelling the chaos that has defined, distracted and often derailed Mr. Trump’s White House. But the president gave Mr. Priebus many of the…

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Descending into the 2016 cycle Photo Mr. Trump officially announced his campaign for the presidency in a ceremony at his 68-story skyscraper, Trump Tower, in New York in 2015. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times Several years later, when Mr. Trump was again considering a presidential run, he consulted Mr….

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“I think there’s been, at times, a disconnect between the way we see the president and how much we love the president and the way some of you perhaps see the president,” Mr. Scaramucci said during a news conference that kicked off with his announcement of Ms. Sanders’s new job….

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Amid this fluid situation, Mr. Trump faces several consequential decisions this week. He interviewed two more candidates on Tuesday to replace James B. Comey, whom he fired as F.B.I. director this month. The latest candidates were John S. Pistole, a former deputy F.B.I. director who was administrator of the Transportation…

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