The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

President Trump’s public airing of grievances with John Kelly was perhaps an inevitable clash between two temperamentally similar but philosophically different alpha males.

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Trump’s Twitter Threats Put American Credibility on the Line

Nearly a year after the president took office, the world is still figuring out whether to take his fiery words as policy pronouncements, or to simply ignore them.

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Trump’s Latest Show: Choosing a Fed Chairman

President Trump is very publicly deliberating who should lead the Federal Reserve, breaking with the practice of past administrations.

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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News Analysis: Trump Adopts Obama Approach While Seeking to Undo a Legacy

Like his predecessor, President Trump has grown frustrated with Congress and as a result has turned to executive power to advance a stalled agenda.

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Trump Dumps Another Tradition: Moral Authority

When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.

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News Analysis: Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment

The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.

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White House Memo: Sage Advice From the ‘Gold Standard’ of White House Chiefs of Staff

James A. Baker III, who served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, says that chiefs of staff “who have focused on the ‘of staff’” have thrived.

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