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Who is Patrick Shanahan? Trump's acting replacement for Mattis came to the Pentagon after decades with defense contractor Boeing

Who is Patrick Shanahan? Trump's acting replacement for Mattis came to the Pentagon after decades with defense contractor BoeingPresident Trump’s choice to take over for outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has spent more than 30 years working for Boeing, a major defense contractor.



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Mattis' departure from White House expedited as Trump announces replacement

Mattis' departure from White House expedited as Trump announces replacementDonald Trump, the US president, on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Jan. 1 with deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan in an acting capacity after Mr Mattis resigned over policy differences and offered to stay in his post for two more months. A source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Trump was irked by the attention given to Mr Mattis' resignation letter, which implicitly criticized Trump's foreign policies and his treatment of military allies after the president's decision to pull troops out of Syria. Mr Trump announced Mr Shanahan's appointment in a tweet, calling the former Boeing Co executive "very talented". In a shock announcement on Wednesday, Trump said he was withdrawing US troops from Syria, a decision that upended American policy in the region. Mr Trump expedited Mr Mattis' departure by tweeting on Sunday. "I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019," the Republican leader tweeted, accelerating Mr Mattis's planned departure by two months. "Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!" This is a developing story, more to follow



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President Trump says Mattis' replacement will start on Jan. 1

President Trump says Mattis' replacement will start on Jan. 1Trump is expected to announce that Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will take over from Jim Mattis as acting secretary of defense.



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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John Kelly

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John KellyDonald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of staff, after scrambling and struggling to find a replacement for the outgoing John Kelly. The president had believed that after he announced last week the former Marine Corps general would leave the White House by the end of the year – there had been speculation about the 68-year-old for months – the job would be filled by Nick Ayers. Reports suggested former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who was once close to Mr Trump but later sidelined after the 2016 election, was also being considered.



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Arizona Governor Names Jon Kyl As John McCain's Senate Replacement

Arizona Governor Names Jon Kyl As John McCain's Senate ReplacementArizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Tuesday named Jon Kyl to fill the late John



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Justice Kennedy Chose To Let Trump Pick His Replacement. That's His Legacy.

Justice Kennedy Chose To Let Trump Pick His Replacement. That's His Legacy.I am going to speak ill of Justice Kennedy.



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'The McConnell rule': Some Dems say the vote for Justice Kennedy's replacement should be delayed

'The McConnell rule': Some Dems say the vote for Justice Kennedy's replacement should be delayedJustice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court reverberated throughout Washington, where President Trump and his fellow Republicans are now poised to cement conservative control of the high court.



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Rachel, Lawrence ask 'Could McMaster's replacement be an upgrade?'

Rachel, Lawrence ask 'Could McMaster's replacement be an upgrade?'Amid reports that President Donald Trump will remove his National Security Advisor, Lawrence O'Donnell asks: H.R. McMaster was an upgrade from Michael Flynn — any chance of another upgrade? Rachel Maddow breaks it down.



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Rachel, Lawrence ask 'Could McMaster's replacement be an upgrade?'

Rachel, Lawrence ask 'Could McMaster's replacement be an upgrade?'Amid reports that President Donald Trump will remove his National Security Advisor, Lawrence O'Donnell asks: H.R. McMaster was an upgrade from Michael Flynn — any chance of another upgrade? Rachel Maddow breaks it down.



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Trump Administration Seems To Be Winging It On Food Stamp Replacement Boxes

Trump Administration Seems To Be Winging It On Food Stamp Replacement BoxesWASHINGTON ― As part of a symbolic budget that would slash domestic spending, President Donald Trump this week proposed replacing some monthly food stamp benefits with a cardboard box of nonperishable goods.



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