President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

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US president Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Mr Kelly’s son, like the retired general a US marine, died in Afghanistan in 2010. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

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This budget cuts Medicaid by more than $1 trillion over 10 years – which would throw some 15 million Americans off of the health insurance they currently have. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

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Producer Harvey Weinstein. An investigation by The New York Times has found previously undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)

Viewed from a certain angle, the revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein constitute a good news story. The co-founder of Miramax Pictures, a driving f(...)

Republican Party reptile: Steve Bannon wants to inflict as much pain and ugliness on the GOP as he can. Illustration: Ben Wiseman/New York Times
Yes, Steve Bannon should terrify you
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  • October 9, 2017, 01:00

Remember all the talk before Steve Bannon was expectorated from the Trump administration that he’d be a worse menace on the outside than on the inside(...)

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)