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Who Will Turn the Lights Off?

Who Will Turn the Lights Off?

The current White House is shedding staff faster than my cat sheds fur. Gary Cohn announced his resignation this week. The stated reason? Tariffs. Cohn believes the steel and aluminum tariffs being pushed through by the president are bad for America. Most economic experts agree with Cohn, but this is not a president who listens to experts. Perhaps that is why Jared Kushner retains his job even though he cannot get a proper security clearance and he is unqualified to…

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The Best of the Worst

The Best of the Worst

The White House has always been a high stress work environment, but the Trump White House seems like a poisonous snake pit. It is best avoided by anyone hoping for a career post-White House. Before John Kelly took his current position as chief of staff, he was a widely respected Marine General who’d devoted his life to serving his country. Now, he is the man who allied himself with wife beaters and white supremacists, who called young immigrants “lazy,” and…

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He Looks Like a Nice Guy

He Looks Like a Nice Guy

Another man down in Washington White House staff secretary Rob Porter is out after multiple allegations of domestic abuse made the news this week. The White House has known about these allegations for months, but they kept Porter on until the accusations became public. Now they claim they didn’t really know. In a Washington Post article about the mess, a White House spokesman said Chief of Staff John Kelly felt “misled by Porter, saying he downplayed his ex-wives’ accusations in conversations…

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