August 1, 2017

LOOP: White House spokesman fired after 9 days

CORRECTION // NOTE: Thanks to all the alert Loopers who spotted our mistake in yesterday’s Loop. We incorrectly identified the name of President Trump’s new Chief of Staff.
August 2, 2017

LOOP: Senate confirms new FBI director

FBI DIRECTOR // The Senate confirmed Christopher Wray in a 92-5 vote. Before this vote, only one other no vote was ever cast against a nominee for FBI director. Which makes the
August 3, 2017

LOOP: Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration by 50%

IMMIGRATION // President Trump endorsed a bill sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton, R-AR, and David Perdue, R-GA, that would reduce legal immigration levels by 50% over the next
August 4, 2017

LOOP: West Virginia governor joins the GOP

WEST VIRGINIA IS RED // Standing with the President, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said: "I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor. So tomorrow I
August 7, 2017

LOOP: North Korea is “growing direct threat”

NORTH KOREA // President Trump and South Korean president discuss "grave and growing direct threat" posed by North Korea. The call on Sunday evening came at the request
August 8, 2017

LOOP: Google programmer causes uproar over ‘diversity’

CORPORATE DIVERSITY // A senior software engineer at Google wrote a memo that called for hiring based on merit instead of race or sex-based hiring preferences. In addition, his
August 9, 2017

LOOP: Russia tells U.S. to be “prudent” about North Korea

NORTH KOREA // Russia’s top diplomat told the United States to be “prudent” and downplay North Korea’s “saber rattling” after the regime threatened a “physical” response to new
August 10, 2017

LOOP: White House attacks Senate Majority Leader

HEALTH CARE // The Trump White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell launched salvos at each other over the stalled health care agenda in the Senate. McConnell
August 11, 2017

LOOP: Trump: Maybe ‘fire and fury’ statement on North Korea wasn’t enough

NORTH KOREA // President Trump refused to back down from his promise to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea if the Communist country refused to back down