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Frontrunning: October 5

  • Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack (Reuters)
  • Las Vegas Shooter’s Partner Says She Is Mystified by Attack (WSJ)
  • Catalan leader says not afraid of arrest over independence (Reuters)
  • May Faces Calls to Quit After Speech That Went Wrong (BBG)
  • North Korea ‘Decoders’ Offer Dire Warnings About Nuclear Program (WSJ)

Federal Judge Upholds Trump's Arpaio Pardon

A federal district judge in Phoenix has accepted President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday, confirming that the controversial tough-on-crime sheriff and early supporter of Trump's presidential bid will walk free with no legal record...

Tillerson Vows To Stay On, Slams NBC 'Moron' Report

“My commitment to the success of the president and the country is as strong as it was upon taking office...I have never considered leaving this post... I’m not going to deal with petty stuff like that..."

Tillerson Called Trump A "Moron", Was Close To Resigning

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House. Tillerson had openly disparaged the president, referring to him as a "moron" after a July 20 meeting with members of Trump’s national security team and Cabinet officials.