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John Kelly, Enabler in Chief

The Nation. - 22 Jan 2018
The Wall Street Journal reports that Kelly “helped scuttle a bipartisan Senate deal and made the phone call that ended immigration negotiations on Friday. That paved the way for the partial government shutdown.” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who tried ...
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John Kelly Forges Role as Immigration Hard-Liner

Wall Street Journal - 21 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON—White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is emerging from his usual behind-the-scenes role to become one of the president's chief conservative anchors on the immigration issue, a spot once occupied by former chief strategist Steve Bannon ...
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John Kelly: Immigration 'hardass'

CNN - 18 Jan 2018
Kelly met for an hour Wednesday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and listened to concerns about how the administration has approached immigration. The meeting was "cordial" and "positive," participants said, but didn't produce any new ...
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John Kelly, Deacon of Deportation

New York Times - 18 Jan 2018
People correctly direct their ire about Donald Trump's hostile, racist, anti-immigrant policies at Trump himself because, after all, this starts at the top. But there is someone else in the administration, behind the scenes and in the shadows, who ...
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Kelly's hardnose tactics vex some in West Wing

CNN - 19 Jan 2018
Efforts by some officials to include an array of views in meetings have been "streamrolled," one official said. That's been most apparent in the immigration debate, which Kelly has approached from a hardline perspective in the hopes of channeling his ...
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John Kelly risks a Steve Bannon moment

Axios - 18 Jan 2018
Late last night, a few hours after Fox News aired Bret Baier's interview with John Kelly, a source close to the president told me Trump would explode when he saw what his chief of staff said. The source — who has spent a lot of time with Trump ...
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Trump wall: President denies changing view on Mexico border plan

BBC News - 18 Jan 2018
Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was "uninformed" when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president's opinions had evolved since his ...
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The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

New York Times - 19 Jan 2018
The one thing sure to make President Trump angry, as anyone who has ever worked closely with him knows, is any suggestion that his staff is managing him. Yet early Wednesday evening, after learning from a White House aide that his chief of staff, John ...
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The state of John Kelly: How Trumpworld views him

Axios - 18 Jan 2018
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the Oval Office. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images. Here's the picture I've formed of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, based on dozens of conversations over the past weeks with senior officials in ...
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Trump Aides Kelly, Miller Draw Fire for Fanning Shutdown Fight

Bloomberg - 22 Jan 2018
The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote at noon Monday to advance legislation that may temporarily resolve the dispute and reopen the government. But mistrust is high between Senate Democrats, who have enough votes to force another shutdown if their ...
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John Kelly may not be done revamping White House staff

CNN - 31 Dec 2017
Washington (CNN) Here are the stories our DC insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today. 1) John Kelly's 2018 hirings and firings. The Trump White House saw its share of ...
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In Latin America, John Kelly trained for a job serving Trump

Washington Post - 07 Jan 2018
A few weeks after John F. Kelly was placed in charge of U.S. military affairs in Central and South America in late 2012, he went to Colombia to meet the country's defense minister, Juan Carlos Pinzón. Pinzón, a young, Princeton-educated economist ...

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