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How Tomi Lahren Could Get Elected to Congress
Open-seat opportunity in home state of the right’s emerging media star

With South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem leaving the House in 2018, conservative activist Tomi Lahren, center, could run to replace her. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons file photo CC BY-SA 2.0)

With millions of video views and hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers, young Tomi Lahren is leaving her mark on the political world from her new media perch on the right. Could Congress be next?

Lahren is no stranger to Republicans, conservatives, and Donald Trump supporters. Her “Final Thoughts” segment chastising San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for protesting racial injustice by sitting during the national anthem has been viewed more than 66 million times on Facebook. 

Bannon Mum on Breitbart Ties but Experts See Conflicts Aplenty
Will Trump try to ‘thread the needle’ with ethics waivers for top aides?

Steve Bannon is set to be President-elect Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist. (Don Irvine/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0)

Stephen Bannon, set to become a top White House aide to President-elect Donald Trump, is mum on whether he will sever ties with the conservative news organization he oversaw. But experts say statutes and traditions should lead him to do just that.

Trump’s transition office on Sunday announced that Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, will be chief White House strategist and senior counselor to the president. Bannon took a leave of absence from Breitbart when he joined Trump’s campaign in August.