Harvard philosopher Cornel West recently declared that Ta-Nehisi Coates, a journalist for the Atlantic, represents the “neoliberal wing” of the black liberation movement. Although he never bothered to define the concept, the charismatic activist-intellectual invoked neoliberalism eight times in his op-ed. Show More Summary
White House chief of staff John Kelly has been credited with bringing a certain level of discipline to an otherwise chaotic West Wing — but apparently some members of the administration are growing tired of his style. In Gabriel Sherman’s new report on tensions between Kelly and...
How do politics affect popular culture? A well-received speech by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes sparked speculation that the media omnipreneur would run for president in 2020. Winfrey wouldn’t be the first: earlier stars-turned-politicians include Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Franken and Donald Trump. The influence of popular culture on politics may not be […]
The Washington Post reports: The White House — and the politerati diaspora — has just barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff’s account of life in Trump’s West Wing, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and now another life-in-the-White-House book is about to drop, this one from Fox News host Howard Kurtz. Show More Summary
Washington Post: “The White House — and the politerati diaspora — has just barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff’s account of life in Trump’s West Wing, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, and now another life-in-the-White-House book [...]
New @andrewrestuccia: Trump’s “shithole” comments are still reverberating, with several administration officials privately worrying that their future job prospects could be damaged by association, according to a person familiar with their thinking. Show More Summary
Trump called Omarosa a “good person” upon her exit from the White House and all his administration can do now is hope she lives up to his critique when it comes to the aftermath of her departure. Concerns that she may have secretly taped...Show More Summary
“Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential West Wing conversations and fears being caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe,” the New York Daily News reports. “The former reality TV star’s official last day in the [...]
The New York Daily News reports: Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential West Wing conversations and fears being caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, sources told the Daily News on Thursday. Show More Summary
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential West Wing conversations..
There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse"
Kaitlan Collins tweeted the same message she gave to Wolf Blitzer last night: they're apparently high-fiving in the West Wing. Staffers inside the White House aren't that worried about Trump's "shithole" remark -- with some predicting...Show More Summary
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular Democratic Sen. Show More Summary
Trump's chief of staff issued the ban over fears of information leaks.
A celebrity reading of the screenplay for the Watergate drama “All the President’s Men” has been set for Jan. 27 at Los Angeles City Hall in what the organizer is calling a show of support for a free press and the 1st Amendment. The night’s headliners include some familiar faces from TV’s “The...
A new policy from Chief of Staff John Kelly aims to strictly crackdown on West Wing use of personal cell phones. While initially the policy was believed to apply primarily to personal smartphones, ABC News today reports that it is actually far broader and will ban use of anything with WiFi, Bluetooth, radio, or cellular capabilities… more…
White House chief of staff John Kelly issued a memo to staff outlining the administration’s new ban on personal cell phones within the West Wing complex of the White House, ABC News reports. The policy goes further than originally expected [...]
David Remnick, The New Yorker: There is no loyalty or deliberation in the White House, only a savage Lord of the Flies sort of chaos. Each day is at once preposterous, poisonous, and dangerous. And so the West Wing in the era of Trump...Show More Summary
The West Wing met The Apprentice when President Trump presided over a meeting, later broadcast on television, of lawmakers from both parties debating immigration policy in the cabinet room.
Two of the highest-ranking West Wing officials are on the list of people potentially leaving President Donald Trump’s White House. As CNN reported Tuesday, national security adviser and decorated Army officer H.R. McMaster and White House counsel Don McGahn are potentially leaving the...