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Bill Gates of Microsoft is no longer the world's richest person. A surge this morning in shares of Amazon.com Inc. means that Jeff Bezos is now worth an estimated $90.9 billion, leaving Gates behind with $90.7. That's according to Rob LaFranco, who runs the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's richest people.
Washington veterans agree that no president has ever attacked his own Attorney General the way Donald Trump has gone after Jeff Sessions. One former Senate colleague predicts "holy hell to pay" if Trump fires the nation's top law enforcement officer. Meantime, the new communications director says he and the chief of staff are "brothers"… like Cain and Abel, suggesting one won't survive. Early in the President's term, is he heading for a "constitutional crisis?"
Ed Luce, Financial Times (@EdwardGLuce)
Bob Bauer, New York University Law School
David French, National Review / National Review Institute (@DavidAFrench)
Richard Painter, University of Minnesota (@RWPUSA)
New Yorker on Scaramucci's attack on WH leakers, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon
Luce on Trump, Sessions and America's looming constitutional crisis
Bauer on a 'beleaguered' Justice Department under the Trump presidency
French's call for Sessions not to resign
Painter's 'Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference'
In the East Room of the White House yesterday — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at his side, President Trump announced plans for a $10 billion factory that could produce 13,000 jobs.
Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, was in the East Room for the announcement.
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