Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, has been appointed CEO of the Trump campaign. Bannon, an avid critic of Paul Ryan and other establishment Republicans who have endorsed Trump, said he will temporarily step down from Breitbart.
- Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has been bumped down, with his role to be taken over by GOP strategist Kellyanne Conway. Sources inside the campaign say Trump was dissatisfied with the way Manafort tried to rein in the candidate's personality and impulses over the past few months.
- It's a bad week all around for Manafort, whom AP found to have helped a pro-Russian faction in Ukraine funnel millions to D.C. lobbying firms.
Bannon has convinced Trump that rest of campaign needs to be bare-knuckles brawl, w/ full-bore populism/movement politics
— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 17, 2016
- The longer someone is obese, the more likely they are to get cancer. "The risk to develop these cancers is not only dependent on overweight duration itself but also on the degree of overweight over time," said lead study author Melina Arnold.
- A Los Angeles effort to "rescue commercially sexually exploited children" resulted in the arrest of 153 adults on prostitution charges.
- Tech billionaire & Gawker foe Peter Thiel threw his weight behind Rep. Jackie Speier's (D-California) "revenge porn" bill yesterday—and Speier's isn't happy about it.
- A federal appeals court says the U.S. Justice Department can't prosecute marijuana businesses who "fully comply" with state laws regarding cannabis.
- What the Justice Department's report on policing in Baltimore reveals about sex workers, cops, and corruption.