In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals

It was the summer of 2016, and the Republican Party was about to nominate Donald J. Trump for president. Until then, many party members had aggressively opposed his candidacy. “I think he’s crazy,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said earlier that year. “I think he’s unfit for office.” But faced with the inevitable […]

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Trump to nominate Russell Vought to be OMB director amid staff shake-up

The White House announced in a press release Wednesday that it would nominate Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought to lead the office as its permanent director, potentially setting up a tough confirmation fight in the Senate. Vought has been leading the OMB since January 2019 in an acting role after the former […]

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Trump Taps John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Friday that he intended to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as his director of national intelligence, choosing someone he considered last summer before senior Republicans in Congress deemed him unqualified for the job. Mr. Ratcliffe is a vocal supporter of the president who serves on the House […]

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