Latest Stephen Bannon News

Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

Sep. 22, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy. The ex-aide to U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a forum in Rome organized by a small far-right...

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed in census case

Sep. 21, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's intent and credibility are so central to how a citizenship question landed on the 2020 census that he can be questioned under oath about it, a judge said Friday, calling the government's spirited opposition to a deposition "surprising, if not unsettling."...

Steve Bannon: Time's Up is most powerful political movement

Sep. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement hasn't had more impact on corporate America. Steve Bannon says he thinks Time's Up is "the single most powerful potential political movement in the world." Bannon spoke Saturday in New York during an...

In Trump's rise, Michael Moore sees the hallmarks of Hitler

Sep. 7, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At the premiere of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9," the filmmaker's impassioned and portentous documentary about Donald Trump and the conditions that led to his presidency, Moore brought to the stage several Parkland, Florida, students who appear briefly in the film. "Generation of hope!"...

Trump disputes book's portrayal of White House dysfunction

Sep. 5, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded Wednesday against an explosive new book from journalist Bob Woodward, labeling the tell-all memoir "a work of fiction" as West Wing staff scrambled to rebut its vivid depictions of White House dysfunction. "The book means nothing," Trump told reporters in...

Filmmaker says Bannon embraced comparison to Satan

Sep. 5, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris said when he interviewed Steve Bannon for his latest film, "American Dharma," Morris likened him to Satan, and was surprised when President Donald Trump's former chief strategist "embraced the idea." Speaking at a press conference Wednesday at the...

At the Toronto Film Festival, searing portraits of today

Sep. 5, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival is an overwhelming omnibus of moviegoing that every year, through an onslaught of Oscar contenders and cinematic feasts, reflects the world around us. But more than usual, this year's festival radiates with urgent topicality, both on screen and off....

Woodward book puts White House back in damage-control mode

Sep. 4, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House on Tuesday, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an "idiot" and a "liar," disparaging his judgment and claiming they...

Explosive quotes from Bob Woodward's book about Trump

Sep. 4, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book on President Donald Trump's first 18 months in office includes some incendiary comments attributed to the president and key former and current White House staffers. Trump and other officials have denied some accounts. A look at...

Steve Bannon still expected to speak at Economist festival

Sep. 4, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Bannon's invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist's "Open Future" gathering later this month. The former Trump strategist and Breitbart executive will be...