Stories by Mike Allen

Trump's favorite presidential powers

Trump smiles and puts two thumbs up at a rally
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As President Trump has settled into Year 2 of his presidency, he has become especially enamored with powers he can exercise — just like back at the Trump Organization — without the approval or even consultation of anyone else.

Four sources close to Trump tell Axios that the revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan's clearance belongs in the same category as the president's love of the pardon power and the signing of executive orders.

Exclusive: Steve Bannon's new film, "Trump @ War"

Here's a first look for Axios readers at the trailer for a forthcoming film, "Trump @ War," that Steve Bannon will release on Sept. 9.

Why it matters: The film is part of a drive by Bannon to galvanize Republicans to embrace the midterms as Trump's "first re-elect."

Trump's presidential reality show

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In private conversations with President Trump before his first Omarosa eruption, advisers counseled him to hold his tongue.

What we're hearing: Several told him to ignore her and that engaging would only boost her book sales. Trump said privately that First Lady Melania Trump had advised him to stay above it. But they knew he wouldn't be able to resist.