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Trump’s third chief of staff Mick Mulvaney already wants out of the job: report

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Mick Mulvaney is reportedly looking to leave his role as acting White House chief of staff — but doesn’t want to leave the Trump administration yet.

As Vanity Fair‘s Bess Levin noted Thursday, Mulvaney — who also serves as the Office of Management and Budget director — is eyeing Wilbur Ross’ job as Commerce Secretary.

Politico reported via its “Playbook” podcast earlier on Thursday that Mulvaney has been seeking out the Commerce Secretary role since at least November, but according to Trump administration officials, “now that he’s in the White House’s top job, the positioning has started anew, and seems to have picked up in recent weeks.”

“Constantly looking for a new government agency to destroy is kind of Mulvaney’s thing,” Levin wrote in Vanity Fair. Along with his roles as Donald Trump’s chief of staff and OMB director, he also was acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from November 2017 to December 2018.

Mulvaney was also, according to the New York Times, “exploring the possibility of becoming president of the University of South Carolina.”

The reported possibility led Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to call for an ethics probe, but the OMB director and acting White House chief of staff said he’d been merely discussing the role with a friend and had subsequently abandoned it after taking over for John Kelly.

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Levin added that Vanity Fair reported yesterday that Trump may blame Mulvaney for the bad optics from his government shutdown over his border wall, which, if true, may add “a little more urgency to his job search.”

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Trump isn’t a president, he’s a gangster

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The FBI had to wiretap mafia bosses like John Gotti and Vincent “The Chin” Gigante to catch them breaking the law. All they had to do to catch Donald Trump on Wednesday night was turn on ABC News. Trump proceeded to commit multiple felonies out in the open on national television when he told George Stephanopoulos he would be happy to accept dirt on his opponent from foreign governments in his 2020 re-election campaign.

"Somebody comes up and says, ‘hey, I have information on your opponent,' do you call the FBI?" Trump asked rhetorically. "It's not an interference, they have information — I think I'd take it," Trump said. "I'll tell you what, I've seen a lot of things over my life. I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You don't call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do.” He paused for a moment. “Oh, give me a break — life doesn't work that way."

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Is Trump setting the stage for a Chernobyl in America?

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According to a columnist for the Daily Beast, HBO's widely praised mini-series about the nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl in 1986 should serve as a cautionary tale during the Donald Trump era which has seen the White House choose political ideology over science.

Noting that Chernobyl creator, Craig Mazin has pointed out that he was motivated to create the miniseries as a "riposte to the global war on truth," the Beast's Clive Irving said Americans would be wise to sit up an take notice.

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Here’s what you need to know about the bizarre lawsuit between Oberlin College and a local bakery

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Oberlin College has been ordered by a jury to pay $44 million to a local bakery and convenience store after the midwestern liberal arts school was found responsible for defamation, infliction of emotional distress and intentional interference of business relationships.

The verdict comes nearly three years after a skirmish broke out between Jonathan Aladin, a black student at the liberal arts college, and Allyn Gibson Jr., the son and grandson of the owners of Gibson's Bakery and Food Market, a family-owned establishment near the college's campus in Oberlin, Ohio.

The altercation set off a bitter standoff between the liberal arts college and the local bakery, which has been a fixture in the college community for more than 100 years, over free speech, racial profiling and discrimination.

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