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rahul gandhi: modi-led government will not win the 2019 lok sabha polls: rahul g


chikkamagaluru (karnataka): congress president rahul gandhi today asserted the modi government would not win the 2019 lok sabha polls as he charged the prime minister with not understanding the true meaning of 'dharma.' he also said the congress would win the coming assembly polls in karnataka "with a bang". "four years of modi's rule has gone by and he had made big speeches. there is only a year left for his rule and i would like to tell party workers that the same kind of rule is going to continue and modi is going to lose the next election," he said. addressing a public meeting here, gandhi continued to keep modi as the focal point of his attack during the second day of his latest tour of poll-bound karnataka, asserting congress would win the assembly polls. attacking...






sonia gandhi to contest from rae bareli in 2019 lok sabha polls, says priyanka


by: pti | new delhi | published: december 16, 2017 6:26 pm congress president rahul gandhi with sonia gandhi and manmohan singh at aicc during rahul gandhi’s party president celebration in new delhi on saturday.(express photo by praveen jain)top newspriyanka gandhi-vadra on saturday put to rest the speculation over her contesting the 2019 lok sabha polls from rae bareli, saying her mother sonia gandhi would again be in the fray from the parliamentary constituency in uttar pradesh.rae bareli is currently represented in the lok sabha by outgoing congress president sonia gandhi, who passed on the mantle of the top party post to her son rahul gandhi today.there is a speculation in the media over priyanka gandhi-vadra assuming an active role in politics to assist her brother, rahul gandh...






only rahul gandhi can take on modi in 2019, dethrone bjp: congress mp sachin pil


by: pti | new delhi | published: february 8, 2018 5:47 pm according to pilot, the bjp was becoming “nervous” with rahul gandhi constantly asking them questions on the promises made by them.related newscongress president rahul gandhi is the only person who can take on prime minister narendra modi in the 2019 polls and his attacks on the government’s failures are galvanising the opposition, party leader sachin pilot has said.the bjp was running away from answering questions but rahul gandhi was forcing it to be accountable, the congress’ rajasthan unit chief said.support for the congress president’s leadership also came from sonia gandhi who said in her address to the congress parliamentary party today that rahul gandhi was her boss too, and asked party mps to work with him to...






sonia to contest from rae bareli in 2019 ls polls, says priyanka


by: pti | new delhi | published: december 16, 2017 4:24 pm priyanka gandhi vadra (pti photo)top newspriyanka gandhi vadra on saturday put to rest the speculation over her contesting the 2019 lok sabha polls from rae bareli, saying her mother sonia gandhi would again be in the fray from the parliamentary constituency in uttar pradesh. rae bareli is currently represented in the lok sabha by outgoing congress president sonia gandhi, who passed on the mantle of the top party post to her son rahul gandhi today.there is a speculation in the media over priyanka gandhi-vadra assuming an active role in politics to assist her brother, rahul gandhi. the speculation arose after sonia gandhi indicated her “retirement” yesterday. the congress had, however, clarified that sonia gandhi was only r...






won’t let rss, modi impose one idea in country: rahul gandhi in chennai


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: june 3, 2017 9:27 pm congress vice-president rahul gandhi, bihar cm nitish kumar, former j&k chief minister omar abdullah, cpi (m) general secretary sitaram yechur and others during the “94th birthday celebrations of dmk president m karunanidhi” at a function in chennai on saturday. pti photo by r senthil kumarrelated newsafter wishing dmk supremo m karunanidhi on his 94th birthday, congress vice-president rahul gandhi on saturday flayed pm narendra modi and rss saying, “we will not allow rss and modi to impose one idea on india… we will not stand and watch their ridiculous ideas.” in a bid to cobble the opposition together ahead of presidential polls and the subsequent 2019 lok sabha elections, rahul gandhi addressed a public gat...






bjp seeks apology from rahul gandhi for anti-modi poster


by: pti | lucknow | published: january 15, 2018 7:51 pm congress president rahul gandhi. (file photo)related newsthe bjp today demanded an apology from congress president rahul gandhi for posters appearing in his lok sabha constituency amethi and “denigrated” prime minister narendra modi.senior bjp leader and up cabinet minister shrikant sharma said rahul gandhi must apologise before the entire nation for the “insulting poster”.attacking rahul gandhi, sharma said the congress chief suffered from attention seeking disorder.in a statement here, sharma claimed, “it is at the behest of rahul gandhi that his sycophants had shown the pm as ravana in the poster. the congress is intolerant towards modiji. former congress president (sonia gandhi) had called modiji “maut ka saudagar...






rahul gandhi: gst to be overhauled after congress wins 2019 lok sabha polls: rah


congress vice-president rahul gandhi said today that the goods and services tax (gst) would undergo sweeping changes to provide relief to traders, consumers and other sections hit by it, after his party comes to power at the centre in 2019.he also hit back at prime minister narendra modi over his charge of rampant corruption in congress-ruled himachal pradesh claiming that according to a niti aayog report, graft levels in the hill state were way below others. himachal fared far better than bjp-ruled gujarat on development parameters, he said citing the report.he also accused modi of speaking "selectively" on the issue of corruption and demanded to know where the jobs that the bjp had promised were."we will completely change the gst after coming to power in 2019 to mitigate the suffering...






hours after truce with government, rahul gandhi takes a swipe at pm modi


by: express news service | new delhi | updated: december 28, 2017 7:49 am during the election campaign in gujarat, rahul gandhi had accused the prime minister of practising the “politics of anger and hate” and talked about “defeating the bjp with love.”related newshours after his party, as part of its truce with the government to end the deadlock over parliament proceedings, told rajya sabha that “nothing should be said to hurt the dignity of the prime minister”, congress president rahul gandhi took a fresh swipe at prime minister narendra modi.“dear mr jaitlie – thank you for reminding india that our pm never means what he says or says what he means. #bjplies,” rahul gandhi tweeted along with a video clip of finance minister arun jaitley’s statement in rajya sabha...






2019 elections: rahul gandhi will be face of opposition in 2019 election: jyotir


new delhi: congress vice president rahul gandhi may be elevated as party chief on completion of the organisational election process in october and he will be the opposition's face in the 2019 lok sabha elections, party leader jyotiraditya scindia has said. scindia, 46, who is party's chief whip in the lok sabha, also said that the time for introspection is over and the party has to act soon on a gameplan to improve its prospects in the 2019 elections. he claimed that the narendra modi government will face defeat in the next elections in the same way as the first national democratic alliance (nda) government led by atal bihari vajpayee had lost power in 2004 despite its "india shining" slogan. "rahul gandhi is leading the party and he will be leading the party," scindia told ians in a...






rahul gandhi: narendra modi's voice feebler than that of mouse: rahul gandhi


bahraich (up): stung by repeated barbs by bjp leaders at former prime minister manmohan singh, congress vice president rahul gandhi today said the voice of prime minister narendra modi was "feebler even than that of a mouse". "the voice of pm, who has given the clarion call of make in india, is not of a roaring lion, but even feebler than that of a mouse," rahul told an election meeting in mahsi assembly constituency here that goes to polls on february 27. his retort came hours after bjp president amit shah at a rally in azamgarh, nearly 300 km away, mocked rahul for "often asking" as to what the modi government has done for the country. "rahul baba, the first thing that we have done is that we have given a pm who speaks. you had given a pm who did not speak for 10 years, and his vo...






jyotiraditya scindia: rahul gandhi will be face of opposition in 2019 election


new delhi: congress vice president rahul gandhi may be elevated as party chief on completion of the organisational election process in october and he will be the opposition's face in the 2019 lok sabha elections, party leader jyotiraditya scindia has said. scindia, 46, who is party's chief whip in the lok sabha, also said that the time for introspection is over and the party has to act soon on a gameplan to improve its prospects in the 2019 elections. he claimed that the narendra modi government will face defeat in the next elections in the same way as the first national democratic alliance (nda) government led by atal bihari vajpayee had lost power in 2004 despite its "india shining" slogan. "rahul gandhi is leading the party and he will be leading the party," scindia told ians in a...






rahul gandhi takes potshots at modi govt, says sensex crashing a ‘no confidence


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 2, 2018 8:22 pm congress president rahul gandhi slammed arun jaitley’s last full budget before next year’s lok sabha election. (express photo by renuka puri/file)related newscongress president rahul gandhi on friday took a dig at the prime minister narendra modi-led government’s last full budget before lok sabha elections, saying that the stock market has given a “no confidence motion” against it after the benchmark bse-sensex tumbled 840 points to close at 35,066–its biggest single-day fall in two-and-a-half years.“in parliamentary language, the sensex just placed a solid 800 point no confidence motion against modi’s budget,” rahul gandhi tweeted with a hashtag #basekaursaal (just one more year).earlier in the ...






rahul gandhi: congress plenary live: name modi symbolises collusion between cron


after sonia gandhi and rahul gandhi's scathing attack against narendra modi-led nda government yesterday, congress today continued its aggressive stance at its three-day plenary session in delhi. on the second day of the session, senior congress leaders manmohan singh, p chidambaram, anand sharma came down heavily on the modi government on issues ranging from foreign policy to the state of the economy. the session, which is a first since gandhi’s elevation to the presidential post, is called ‘change is now’ and is aimed at projecting young faces of the party at the forefront. here are all the updates from the congress plenary: rahul gandhi: * rahul likens the current political scenario to battle of mahabharata. "centuries ago there was a huge battle on the field of kurukshet...






rahul gandhi’s elevation will give him right entitlement to lead alliance in 201


by: pti | new delhi | published:october 15, 2017 2:41 pm on whether the congress should go it alone or strike an alliance for the 2019 lok sabha polls, the former union minister told pti “the practical view should be that sensible adjustments” (file photo)related newscongress vice-president rahul gandhi’s elevation to the post of party chief would give him the “right entitlement” to lead the alliance that takes on the bjp in the 2019 polls, senior party leader salman khurshid has said amid strong indications of the gandhi scion’s promotion. khurshid also told pti in an interview that rahul gandhi’s taking over as the party’s president would be a “psychological” boost, which would attract more youngsters and give an “additional splurge of energy” to the party.as...






rahul gandhi to become congress president soon: ratanjit pratap narain singh


by: pti | mumbai | published:may 26, 2017 7:57 pm congress vice president rahul gandhi (file photo)senior congress leader ratanjit pratap narain singh on friday said rahul gandhi will soon take up the role of party president and that 2019 lok sabha polls will be fought under his leadership.“a lot of revamping is going on and further changes are expected in the aicc. all this is being done to strengthen the organisation and make it ready for the 2019 polls,” singh told reporters in mumbai.“rahul ji is the party vice president now and he will soon assume the role of party president. congress will go to the 2019 (general) elections under his leadership,” he said.the former union minister was in the city to take part in a protest organised by the maharashtra unit of congress again...






rahul gandhi takes potshots at modi govt, says sensex crashing a ‘no confidence


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 2, 2018 8:16 pm congress president rahul gandhi slammed arun jaitley’s last full budget before next year’s lok sabha election. (express photo by renuka puri/file)related newscongress president rahul gandhi on friday took a dig at the prime minister narendra modi-led government’s last full budget before lok sabha elections, saying that the stock market has given a “no confidence motion” against it after the benchmark bse-sensex tumbled 840 points to close at 35,066–its biggest single-day fall in two-and-a-half years.“in parliamentary language, the sensex just placed a solid 800 point no confidence motion against modi’s budget,” rahul gandhi tweeted with a hashtag #basekaursaal (just one more year).benchmark sense...






not undergone any makeover — rahul gandhi


ahmedabad: congress president-elect rahul gandhi maintained he has not undergone any ‘makeover’ and accused the bharatiya janata party of tarnishing his image.in an interview to gujarati news channel gstv, rahul gandhi also said the bjp is not scared of him but of the voice of the people of gujarat.“there is no makeover; the truth of rahul gandhi was being distorted by bjp workers. i speak the truth and that truth is coming out,” the gandhi scion said.talking about the gujarat elections and his campaigning, gandhi said the election is not about him or prime minister narendra modi, but about the people of gujarat.“who am i? i am just talking about gujarat in the last three months. the election is not about rahul gandhi and narendra modi. it is about the people of gujarat,” he sa...






rahul gandhi: modi government promoting crony capitalism: rahul gandhi


ahmedabad: congress vice president rahul gandhi on monday accused the narendra modi government of promoting crony capitalism at a heavy cost to the small and medium enterprise. "the debt of farmers in gujarat is to the tune of rs 36,000 crore, but tata nano has been given rs 60,000 crore loan at 0.01 per cent," gandhi asserted, addressing a massive gathering of party activists at the sabarmati riverfront in ahmedabad. "can you see any nano cars in gujarat? how many youngsters got employment there," gandhi asked. he asserted, "the narendra modi government works for selected handful corporates. some 50 of them." in reply to a question by a party worker from narmada district about media bias towards the bjp, rahul gandhi said, "some six to seven corporate frien...






hours after truce with government, rahul gandhi takes a swipe at pm narendra mod


by: express news service | new delhi | updated: december 28, 2017 9:06 am congress president rahul gandhi told rajya sabha that nothing should be said to hurt the dignity of the prime minister. (source: express photo by prem nath pandey)related newshours after his party, as part of its truce with the government to end the deadlock over parliament proceedings, told rajya sabha that “nothing should be said to hurt the dignity of the prime minister”, congress president rahul gandhi took a fresh swipe at prime minister narendra modi.“dear mr jaitlie – thank you for reminding india that our pm never means what he says or says what he means. #bjplies,” rahul gandhi tweeted along with a video clip of finance minister arun jaitley’s statement in rajya sabha and the prime minister?...






rahul gandhi: pm modi has a 'very big chest, very small heart': rahul gandhi | i


new delhi: stepping up his attack on the modi government over the devastating impact of demonetisation and gst, congress vice-president rahul gandhi on thursday said the people's trust in the ruling party is dead due to its leader's "very big chest and very small heart." "trust in this government is dead. pm modi and the government are convinced every single person is a thief. one develops trust by listening to each other. today there is no one in the government who is ready to listen to the pain of our people," rahul said. he was addressing a gathering of small and medium enterprise owners at the phd chamber in the national capital. terming the economic downturn and rise in unemployment as a "modi-made disaster", the gandhi scion slammed the centre for pretending ...






uttarakhand congress passes resolution on rahul gandhi as party president


by: pti | dehradun | published:october 13, 2017 3:27 pm rahul gandhi (source: twitter)related newsthe uttarakhand congress has passed a resolution urging rahul gandhi to take over as party president. moved by the leader of opposition indira hridayesh in the state assembly, the resolution was passed unanimously by over 200 party members at a meeting of the pradesh congres committee (pcc), held at the state party office in dehradun on thursday.pcc president pritam singh said this is the appropriate time to elevate the congress vice president to the top post in view of the proximity of 2019 lok sabha polls. “rahul gandhi’s able leadership will help us fight divisive forces,” he said.the congress is currently conducting organisational polls, including for the post of president. the ...






rahul gandhi's 'little down' comment after 3 days of up debacle drives twitter c


finally, congress vice-president rahul gandhi, who had gone under the blanket following the ‘humiliating’ performance in the just concluded assembly elections, appeared before the media and has asserted that his party has accepted defeat. during the interaction, he said that “you do have ups and down in polls.”rahul, who joined hands with samajwadi party’s akhilesh yadav for uttar pradesh polls, said, “our fight is against bjp’s ideology, and we will continue to do that.”“we are in opposition, you have ups and downs and we had a little down in up; we accept it,” rahul gandhi told the media in new delhi.reacting to the latest developments in goa and manipur, where bjp has stake claim to form the government, rahul said: “bjp used money power and has stolen the mandate.






rahul gandhi unlikely to be congress's face in 2019 elections, sonia to take bac


congress vice-president rahul gandhi is unlikely to be the face of the indian national congress in the 2019 lok sabha elections. it seems that his mother and party president sonia gandhi will retake the reigns of the party. some media reports suggest, that the upcoming state elections will now be fought under the leadership of older satraps rather than rahul’s youth brigade.according to a news18 report, there have been hints pointing to the massive strategic shift, with a steady increase in the role of the party elders. recently it was seen that it was sonia gandhi and not the gandhi scion, who made to forge a broader opposition unity to take on prime minister narendra modi and the bjp.apart from this, the most significant change was the announcement of the congress’ communication comm...






rahul gandhi: buoyed by gujarat show, rahul gandhi embarks to galvanise uttar pr


lucknow: after leading from the front in the gujarat assembly polls that saw his party improving its show, congress president rahul gandhi is now focusing on uttar pradesh to galvanise party cadres in the run up to the 2019 lok sabha elections. first time after donning the mantle of the party chief, gandhi is all set to pay a two-day visit to his lok sabha constituency amethi from tomorrow. though party workers are excited by his anointment and have planned a grand reception in amethi, they are aware that the path for their young leader will not be easy in uttar pradesh where its electoral foray in the assembly polls had been anything but encouraging. the 47-year-old congress leader is likely to hold road shows at nearly seven places in amethi. he will reach salon ...






it's rahul gandhi vs varun gandhi as uttar pradesh readies itself for the fifth


new delhi: the 51 assembly segments across 11 uttar pradesh districts going to the poll in the fifth phase will witness fights in the lok sabha constituencies of nehru-gandhi scions rahul gandhi and varun gandhi apart from the controversial ayodhya seat in neighbouring faizabad. incidentally, congress vice-president rahul gandhi has campaigned and avoided stepping on the toes of alliance partner sp which is friendly fights in some constituencies while bjp mp varun gandhi has maintained an arm’s length from the campaign altogether. as for specific assembly segments, amethi in rahul gandhi’s constituency is an interesting battlefield where controversial state minister gayatri prajapati is in friendly contest with congress’ ameeta singh despite the alliance between the two parties. amee...






rahul gandhi: bjp government implementing congress schemes recklessly: rahul gan


amethi: congress vice president rahul gandhi on wednesday came down heavily on the bjp government at the centre for "reckless implementation" of upa programmes like the goods and services tax (gst) and causing hardships to the common man. gandhi, who arrived on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency amethi, attacked prime minister narendra modi, saying he was only changing the nomenclature of congress-led upa schemes and programmes and running them. addressing a farmers' rally in his amethi lok sabha constituency, he recalled how modi had "ridiculed" the rural job scheme, mgnrega, which was a congress brainchild. "but modi realized later what the mgnrega meant for the common man and he began praising it. the congress initiates programmes after consulting common people, t...






rahul gandhi: buoyed by gujarat show, rahul gandhi embarks to galvanise uttar pr


lucknow: after leading from the front in the gujarat assembly polls that saw his party improving its show, congress president rahul gandhi is now focusing on uttar pradesh to galvanise party cadres in the run-up to 2019 lok sabha elections. first time after donning the mantle of the party chief, gandhi is all set to pay a two-day visit to his lok sabha constituency amethi from tomorrow. though party workers are excited by his anointment and have planned a grand reception in amethi, they are aware that the path for their young leader will not be easy in uttar pradesh where its electoral foray in the assembly polls had been anything but encouraging. "the new party president knows the state well, has a personal rapport with party leaders and workers in uttar pradesh... w...






here's why narendra modi's die-hard fan rakhi sawant predicts rahul gandhi as th


rakhi sawant never shies away from being in the limelight. known for her angry outbursts before the media, the actress has trained her guns at none other than prime minister narendra modi. while she openly declared her support for him, she predicted that congress vice-president rahul gandhi might become the pm in 2019.“modiji, you are a good leader. but some of your party men have resorted to hooliganism. they say,”we are bjp people and don’t mess with us. what if rahul gandhi becomes the pm in 2019. if muslims become angry, then rahul will surely become the pm,” the 38-year-old actress said in an interview to a leading news website.her comments can be rightly attributed to the increase in cow-related attacks in recent times. on july 8, six men ferrying buffaloes in trucks were bea...






while bjp is voice of an organisation, congress is voice of a nation: rahul gand


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: march 18, 2018 6:21 pm congress president rahul gandhi at the aicc plenary meet in new delhi. (express photo by neeraj priyadarshi)congress president rahul gandhi launched a scathing attack at the narendra modi-led government at the party’s plenary session on sunday, criticising the bjp for not doing enough for the farmers and accusing them of spreading hatred in the name of religion and caste. gandhi said the name modi symbolised the collusion between india’s biggest crony capitalists and the pm of india, referring to fugitive diamantaire nirav modi.here are the top quotes from rahul gandhi’s speech:“the last government we formed did not stand up to the expectations of the country and the people felt let down by us” “the soil ...






rahul gandhi: 'it is my job to be informed': rahul gandhi defends meeting with c


new delhi: hours after the congress admitted that rahul gandhi had met with the chinese envoy, the party vice-president took to twitter to defend the meeting and also attack the government. "it is my job to be informed on critical issues. i met the chinese ambassador, ex-nsa, congress leaders from northeast and the bhutanese ambassador," rahul gandhi said in a tweet. reacting to the controversy around the meeting, rahul said, "if the government is so concerned about me meeting an ambassador,they should explain why three ministers are availing chinese hospitality while the border issue is on." attacking prime minister narendra modi, rahul gandhi tweeted his photo with chinese president xi jinping. earlier today, the congress made a flip-flop over the meeting...






half the credit for narendra modi’s lok sabha poll win goes to rahul: raj thacke


by: pti | thane | updated: october 28, 2017 6:22 pm mns chief raj thackeray. (express photo by prashant nadkar)related newsmaharashtra navnirman sena (mns) chief raj thackeray has said that half the credit for prime minister narendra modi’s victory in the last lok sabha polls goes to rahul gandhi as his mocking the then gujarat chief minister did not go down well with voters. thackeray, however, said that current trends and reports indicate that the ruling bjp could lose the upcoming assembly election in gujarat.“fifty per cent credit for narendra modi’s victory in the 2014 general elections goes to congress vice president rahul gandhi. the way he mocked modi during the campaign, helped the latter win the polls,” thackeray told reporters at kalyan near here last night.of the r...






rahul gandhi: hafiz saeed’s release a 'hugplomacy failure' of pm modi: rahul gan


new delhi: congress vice president rahul gandhi on saturday termed the release of let chief hafiz saeed + a "hugplomacy failure" of pm narendra modi. "narendrabhai, baat nahin bani (narendrabhai, it did not work). terror mastermind is free. president trump just delinked pak military funding from let. hugplomacy fail," rahul gandhi said in a tweet on saturday. the congress leader signed off the tweet with "more hugs urgently needed". rahul gandhi's tweet came a day after the mastermind of 26/11 attack, hafiz saeed, was released from house arrest after pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case. in october too, rahul had targeted pm modi+ over failure of his hug diplomacy. saeed, in his late 60s, w...






rahul gandhi: after being targeted by pm narendra modi, rahul gandhi stops turni


the worm finally turns. after being the butt of many of prime minister narendra modi’s most stinging barbs, congress vice-president rahul gandhi has finally stopped turning the other cheek. at least on twitter. he has rechristened the goods and services tax (gst) as the ‘gabbar singh tax’. the economic slowdown was dubbed ‘mmd’, or ‘modi-made disaster’. modi might still be the king of acronyms, but gandhi has certainly drawn some acronym blood. for years, gandhi has largely toggled between two states – awol and deathly earnest. he specialised in projecting a monochromatic kind of doordarshan dull while politics had moved into a technicolour world of 24x7 cable fervour. this newer ‘may the farce be with you’ rahul gandhi seems to finally be having some fun in politics. t...






2019 lok sabha elections: modi is actually fighting 2019 lok sabha election in g


dates for elections in gujarat have been announced by the election commission amid accusations that it was under pressure from the bharatiya janata party (bjp) to delay the announcing of dates so that the party could announce sops for the state. and prime minister narendra modi did rain sops on gujarat—from the ro-ro ferry to an 18 per cent cut in gst on micro-irrigation systems for farmers. the bjp appeared flustered as it was attacked from many directions. congress vice-president rahul gandhi, patidar leader hardik patel and obc leader alpesh thakor may seem to pose a big challenge to the bjp. by calling gst ‘gabbar singh tax’, rahul gandhi gave voice to the frustration of gujarat traders who have been voting modi into power for long but now gst might drive them away. despite rahul...






two theories about why steve bannon midwifed such a bad executive order


as nationwide protests against president trump's immigration mandate rage on, he reshuffled the national security council and put chief strategist and former breitbart news chair stephen bannon in an unprecedented national security role. (jenny starrs/the washington post)it’s been a few days since the white house issued an executive order regarding refugees and visa holders that generated just a wee bit of legal and political blowback. there seems to be a whole lot of confusion about how things went down and why. so let’s stipulate a few facts before speculating on some possible explanations.fact #1: this was steve bannon’s baby. we know from the new york times’ maggie haberman and glenn thrush that bannon has gained greater influence over trump at the expense of national security adviser