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Is Reince Priebus back in Trump's good graces?

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, it seems, is back. Time reported Thursday that after weeks of President Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon reigning supreme, the president has instructed Priebus to "enforce more orderly lines of authority and communication from now on":

According to senior administration officials, Trump hauled in some half-dozen of his key advisers for a brisk dressing-down. Everything goes through chief of staff Reince Priebus, he directed. Nothing flows that hasn't been scheduled by his deputy Katie Walsh. "You're going to see probably a slower, more deliberative process," one official told Time. [Time]

Apparently, Time reported, the chaos and confusion that has erupted during Trump's first weeks under Bannon's direction have "rattled the West Wing, and perhaps even dismayed the president." Bannon is rumored to have played a key role in crafting Trump's executive order on immigration, which banned people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and stirred criticism, confusion, and contempt from Democrats and Republicans alike, not to mention from the media, civil liberties lawyers, and the courts.

But, Time noted, Bannon certainly hasn't been "banished." He still has a standing invitation to the National Security Council — and Trump's ear. Learn more about the man masterminding Trump's presidency over at Time.