Spicer’s abrupt and angry departure — as President Trump offered Anthony Scaramucci the communications director position — caught even senior West Wing staffers by surprise.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders will replace Spicer as press secretary.
The moves reflect the latest upheaval in a White House that has been consumed by chaos and staff infighting almost since the day President Trump took office.
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The president has long admired Scaramucci’s willingness to stick up for him during hostile interviews on cable news.
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Tyler McGlothlin resorts to begging to make ends meet. (Terrence McCoy/Post)
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Tyler McGlothlin knew that when he stood along the side of the road holding his sign, he would likely encounter acts of generosity as well as outbursts of resentment. He hoped he would get enough money to feed his family. He hoped the cops wouldn’t arrest him. But most of all, he hoped he wouldn’t run into a man named David Hess.
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In a fast-gentrifying city, fields that nobody wanted 20 years ago are increasingly in high demand. That's leading to some tense exchanges between those willing to pay and those who are not.
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Heat waves such as the current one often do not end quietly. The late afternoon and evening present the most likely windows for storms on both Saturday and Sunday.
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The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees.
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Fedelia Montiel Benitiez, 39, was found unconscious outside a building near the Mark Center on Seminary Road earlier this month.
Only one robbery attempt was successful. Authorities are also looking for a silver or gold Cadillac.
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A watchdog group zeroed in on a meeting he had in April with a lobbying group for the mining industry at which Pruitt reportedly “bashed” the climate accord, according to media reports at the time.
Her father said four local council enforcement officers approached the girl, turned on their body cameras, then launched into a “legalistic script” explaining that she had broken the law.
When famous figures get into trouble, some of their strongest defenders allow a sense of shared identity and suffering to override the facts.
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