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Trump Voters Discuss The President's Comments On Confederate Monuments

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm

As President Trump re-emphasizes his support for statues of Confederate leaders, Republican and Trump voters in Wisconsin weigh in on whether they agree with the president.

Trump Lashes Out At Critics Of His Response To Violence In Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm

On Thursday, President Trump offered support to Spain as it deals with a deadly attack. Though he remained out of public view, he lashed out at critics of his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Settlement Reached In Case Against Pyschologists Who Designed CIA Torture Program

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm

The ACLU represented the three men who were seeking damages after being subjected to torture. This is first time damages will presumably be paid to people interrogated in the CIA program.

Tillerson And Mattis Host Japanese Counterparts Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:36pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are hosting their Japanese counterparts as tensions rise with North Korea.

GOP Senator: Trump Lacking 'Stability,' 'Competence' To Succeed

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:28pm

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., also said the president "has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation" responding to white supremacists.

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Kyle Quinn Hid At A Friend's House After Being Misidentified On Twitter As A Racist

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:32am

A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.

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Bannon, Unplugged: White House Strategist Pushes Trade Agenda, Undercuts Colleagues

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:11am

Steve Bannon telephoned a liberal journalist to talk China, white nationalism, and his everyday "fight" with others in the administration. "They're wetting themselves," he said.

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Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:43am

The tweets come after days of the president whipsawing back and forth on his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

The Search For America's Moral Core

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:06am

America is doing some soul-searching … what will it find?

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The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:02am

"Academic racists" lay the intellectual groundwork for white supremacy. The effect, says one expert, is making racist tropes more palatable, including to members of the political mainstream.

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Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump To Delay Visit, Hoping For 'More Sound Judgment'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:28am

President Trump says he's "seriously considering" a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Doing so would "enflame emotions and further divide our nation," says Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

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Some Left-Wing Protesters Were Ready To Trade Blows In Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:55am

When neo-Nazis and white power activists streamed into Charlottesville, Va., they were met by crowds of angry counterprotesters. Some were from the group that calls itself Antifa.

Steve Bannon Called 'American Prospect' To Talk About Politics

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:51am

The White House chief strategist rarely talks to the media, but he called a co-founder of the progressive website The American Prospect. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Kuttner about the discussion.

Joint Chiefs Denounce Racism After Trump's Comments

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:16am

Top ranking uniformed leaders of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and National Guard all posted on social media condemning racism, hatred and extremism.

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GOP Response To Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

When President Trump equated the actions of white supremacists and protesters there was an outcry. Does the president's response to events in Charlottesville weaken Republicans' ability to govern?

Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

A group of Republicans gathered at former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.

News Brief: Bannon's Magazine Interview, 'Daily Stormer' Moves To Dark Web

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon talked to the liberal magazine: The American Prospect. Web hosting companies have blacklisted The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi site, from registration services.

Robert Mueller May Not Be The Savior The Anti-Trump Internet Is Hoping For

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:00am

Expectations are high for special counsel Robert Mueller with Trump critics. But people depending on the former FBI director to shake up the White House could be in for a letdown.

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Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:00am

Will President Trump double down on America's longest-running — but forgotten — war? Or could he decide to pull the plug?

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Texas' Special Session Ended, But State Lawkmakers Still Want To Discuss Bathroom Bill

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Efforts to pass a so-called "bathroom bill" in Texas died when the legislature adjourned a special session on Tuesday. But proponents haven't given up hope, amid talk of another special session to deal with the issue.




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