(Reuters) – Highlight of the day for the administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday:
Trump dismisses his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council, reversing his controversial decision earlier this year to give a political adviser an unprecedented role in security discussions.
NO HEALTH OFFER
Deep divisions cut off Republican hopes for a quick resurgence of Obamacare replacement legislation, as Congress prepares to leave town for a two-week recess without a deal to end inter-party infighting.
Trump, in rejecting the evidence requests, says he believes Susan Rice, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, committed a crime by searching for the identities of Trump associates named in the intercepted communications, the New York Times reports.
Trump hopes to sign “several more” measures before the end of April to roll back the Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act for a limited time, a White House official said.
Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, is questioned by Democrats about his ties to the pharmaceutical industry ahead of a vote on whether to advance his nomination for a full Senate vote.
Trump defends television host Bill O’Reilly after a report that the conservative commentator and his employer, 21st Century Fox, paid five women $ 13 million to settle claims that he sexually harassed them.
UTILITIES ARE NOT LISTENING
When Trump signed an executive order last week to remove Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s “war on coal,” ushering in a new era of energy production. and it would put miners to work, but the biggest consumers of America’s coal-fired power generation companies remain unconvinced.
North Korea tests a ballistic missile in the sea off its east coast, ahead of a summit between Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, who are set to discuss Pyongyang’s increasingly challenging weapons program.
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