Preet Bharara was among 46 U.S. attorneys remaining from the Obama administration when the Justice Department ordered a housecleaning Friday. The president’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly wanted a clean slate and were unconcerned about any perception that the White House changed its mind about Bharara, who had been asked in November to stay on.
No presidential adviser in recent memory has followed such a peripatetic path to the White House. Stephen Bannon had property and businesses in Southern California and routinely stayed in Washington, D.C., and New York as he engineered the expansion of Breitbart News and hosted a Breitbart radio show.
In “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” the former president — who was known for displays of machismo while in office — might surprise readers with ruminations on the importance of therapy, talking things through, turning to others for help, confronting pain and finding meaning.
The suspect — identified by D.C. police as Jonathan Tran, 26, of California — was being charged in D.C. Superior Court with one count of unlawful entry. A motive remains unclear. President Trump, who was in the White House at the time of the incident, described the suspect as a "troubled person."
Various food and business groups are challenging the constitutionality of the minimum-wage increases that voters approved by double digits. Supporters of the increases counter that they're being attacked after they won the game.
While trying to fashion a blueprint from the president's bombastic adjectives, the “Late Show” host first had to translate “a heck of a lot taller” into feet. And don't forget 100 million rolls of wallpaper to make it "beautiful."