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Fresh off his White House exit, Steve Bannon is back at Breitbart News.

Why it matters, as Axios' Jonathan Swan reported earlier, Bannon has told associates Breitbart is his "killing machine" and that he's ready to go "thermonuclear" with the "globalists" upon his exit from the White House.

  • "The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today... Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda," Per Breitbart editor Alex Marlow.
  • Magnitude: As far as information traveling goes, Breitbart beat out Fox News by about three times, according to Harvard's Yochai Benkler and MIT's Ethan Zuckerman. Read more via NYT Magazine.

Keep in mind Bannon's past leadership at Breitbart, as NYT's Michael R. Grynbaum and Jeremy W. Peters write: "Bannon's tenure as chairman of Breitbart coincided with the site's move to the epicenter of the nationalist brand of right-wing conservatism that swept Mr. Trump into office last year."

Flashback to Bannon striking out at the media while serving under Trump, calling it "the opposition party," and telling the media to "keep its mouth shut."

Go deeper on Bannon's departure with Jonathan Swan, here.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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What's next for Lebanon after the Beirut explosion

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Beirut residents are still clearing rubble from streets that appear war-torn, days after a blast that shocked the country and horrified the world.

Why it matters: The explosion is likely to accelerate a painful cycle Lebanon was already living through — discontent, economic distress, and emigration.

Wolf Blitzer marks 15 years in "The Situation Room"

Wolf Blitzer on the White House beat in 1993, along with NBC's Brian Williams, CBS' Rita Braver and ABC's Brit Hume. Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images H

Aug. 8, 2005 — "The Situation Room's" debut on CNN wherein the host first said: "I'm Wolf Blitzer and you're in The Situation Room, where news and information from around the world arrive in one place simultaneously!"

The state of play: When the pandemic took off in the U.S. in March, Blitzer started working 7 days a week for 60+ days, until he took a Sunday off. Then he continued 7 days a week until he took a few days off.