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Rex Tillerson ousted as Secretary of State after clashing with Trump

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State.

The former Exxon CEO, tapped by Trump to become the nation’s top diplomat, stepped down after seeing his relationship with the president deteriorate as the White House lurched from crisis to crisis, reported the Washington Post.

He will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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The president reportedly told Tillerson on Friday that he would be fired.

Tillerson on Monday contradicted the White House position on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain by agreeing with the United States’ NATO ally — which blamed the attack on the Kremlin.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders agreed Britain was America’s “closest ally,” but she stopped short of blaming the attack on Russia.

Tillerson, on the other hand, said the “egregious act” would “certainly will trigger a response.”

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Earlier Tillerson put distance between himself and Trump following the president’s controversial comments about the violence in Charlottesville with a terse, “The president speaks for himself.”

Axios recently reported that Trump has grown increasingly dissatisfied with Tillerson, telling aides, “Rex just doesn’t get it, he’s totally establishment in his thinking.”

Tillerson joins a long list of top Trump officials, including Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon, who have exited the administration as the president’s approval numbers continue tanking.

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GOP lawmakers melt down after Maryland AP history class teacher uses illustration to compare Trump to Nazis

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According to a report from the Washington Times, Maryland Republicans are up in arms after an AP history teacher at a local high school used a slide to illustrate similarities between Donald Trump's policies and those of the Nazis.

The report states, "A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson shows a picture of Trump above pictures of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union. Two captions read 'wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall' and 'oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!'"

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Stop praising anti-Trump evangelicals: Their embrace of authoritarianism is a big part of the problem

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At this critical moment for American democracy our media landscape is doing a poor job in its coverage of conservative white evangelicals. Coverage of this relatively large segment of the population is characterized by, on the one hand, effusive praise for the slightest milquetoast criticism of Donald Trump, and on the other, by a periodic parade of nearly interchangeable unfounded predictions about how evangelical youth are going to change America’s most radically right-wing demographic for the better—any day now. In the words of the great sage Bullwinkle J. Moose, “This time for sure!”

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Intel official who briefed lawmakers on latest Russian meddling targeted for ouster by Trump White House: CNN

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During a discussion on the war on the intelligence community being waged by the Donald Trump's White House, CNN host Victor Blackwell stated that sources speaking with the network stated that the intel official who briefed lawmakers for both parties on new efforts by Russia to meddle in U.S. elections could be on the way out.

Speaking with contributor Lynn Sweet, Blackwell asked about the so-called "purge" being conducted by the White House.

"It sends the signal once again that President Trump is not a respecter of the United States intelligence services with the bigger issue that a permanent director has not been in that office since last summer when Dan Coates was forced out," Sweet explained. "This is a key position, subject to Senate confirmation and Trump hasn't seen fit to have a permanent director for months now."

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