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Source: New York Times

Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

Wednesday 02:29 GMT

People who crossed paths with Rob Porter in Harvard classrooms or the hallways of Capitol Hill describe him in glowing terms: He was articulate enough to be secretary of state.

Kevin Smith, a spokesman for Senator Rob Portman, the Republican of Ohio in whose office Mr. Porter briefly worked as general counsel, said in a statement that no indication of inappropriate behavior was seen during Mr. Porter’s time there.

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Source: NBC News

Conservative clash over Trumpism flares ahead of annual gathering

Friday 08:06 GMT

It didn't take long for the first ideological fight to break out over this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, an eclectic annual gathering of activists, officials and luminaries on the political right.

Jonah Goldberg, a National Review senior editor and leading light of the conservative intelligentsia, took issue with Matt Schlapp, chairman of the CPAC-hosting American Conservative Union, over a lineup of speakers — including Marion Le Pen, the niece of French National Front Party chief Marine Le Pen — who figure to lavish adoring praise and little criticism on President Donald Trump.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte