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Nikki Haley abruptly resigns from her post as Trump’s UN ambassador: report

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Nikki Haley has abruptly resigned from her post as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, reports Axios’ Jonathan Swan.

According to Swan, “Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House” and that “her news shocked a number of senior foreign policy officials in the Trump administration.”

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In his report, Swan also tried to downplay speculation that Haley was the author of the infamous New York Times op-ed that claimed multiple administration officials were working to stop him from implementing a destructive agenda.

In particular, Swan noted that Haley personally wrote an editorial countering the assertions made by the anonymous op-ed writer.

Shortly after Swan’s scoop broke, both CNN and the New York Times subsequently confirmed that Haley will be stepping down.

Shortly after news of Haley’s resignation broke, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump and Haley would be appearing in a joint press event at 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

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Trump official who doesn’t want poor people to have publicly-funded healthcare wants public to pay for stolen Ivanka jewelry

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President Donald Trump's official in charge of Medicare and Medicaid, Seema Verma, came under fire after Politico reported Saturday that she submitted a $47,000 claim for reimbursement on the taxpayers' dime for stolen, uninsured items items.

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The bulk of the claim—for which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ultimately reimbursed her $2,852.40—was for roughly $43,000 worth of jewelry. Among the roughly two dozen pieces was an Ivanka Trump brand pendant whose estimated value was $5,900, according to documents obtained by Politico. A $325 claim for moisturizer was also among the items included.

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Why Colbert got serious — and why Donald Trump isn’t funny

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In her new book, “Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States,” Dannagal Goldthwaite Young advances the argument that the ironic satire of "The Daily Show" and the outrage programming of Fox News — which debuted within months of each other — play remarkably similar roles for their respective audiences, speaking to their distinctively liberal and conservative psychological orientations to motivate not just voter loyalty, but political engagement.

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Head of Jewish Democratic Council of America denounces Trump speech as anti-Semitic

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The executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America told Salon on Sunday that President Donald Trump's recent comments about Jewish voters continue "what has been a very negative stereotype of Jews and money and power."

"He has said in the past that he wants Jews to be the ones counting his money," Halie Soifer told Salon. "He has repeatedly made references to what has been a very negative stereotype of Jews and money and power." After saying that "I think that he must believe it, and that is why he continues to repeat it," Soifer noted that Trump was repeating claims that he has made when "typically speaking extemporaneously, and clearly he's speaking from his heart. It's clear that there's quite a bit of hatred in it." Soifer also criticized Trump for having "views of Jews as driven largely by money, which is why he said at this events that Jews have no choice but to support him, referring to tax cuts."

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