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Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:37:35 GMT

Stephen K. Bannon in the Oval Office earlier this year. He was forced from his job as the president’s chief strategist on Friday.What was supposed to be an amicable departure for the president’s chief strategist became a messy exit after public furor over the president’s response to a race-fueled melee.

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Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:56:23 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin with President Trump on Tuesday, when the president defended some marchers in Charlottesville, Va.The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

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A Deal Breaker for Trump’s Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:30:30 GMT

Parson Hicks, 35, a strong supporter of President Trump, dismissed the moral outrage at his remarks about violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the past week.It was a week of turmoil, but it seemed to prove an immutable rule of the Trump presidency: People see what they want to see, even if others see something very different.

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Stephen Bannon’s Path From Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:07:43 GMT

Stephen K. Bannon was President Trump’s chief strategist until he was forced out on Friday.A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

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Christopher Cantwell, White Nationalist in Vice Video, Braces for Charges

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:43:54 GMT

Christopher Cantwell in a Vice documentary.The authorities in Virginia have issued warrants for Mr. Cantwell’s arrest after his involvement in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

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People Like Us: The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:30:15 GMT

Open expression of white supremacist and neo-Nazi views has long been taboo in America, but that appears to be changing, as exemplified by the recent demonstration in Charlottesville, Va.Which ideas are beyond the pale? And who gets to decide? President Trump has a big role to play.

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Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:43:54 GMT

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arresting a man in Riverside, Calif., in June.Federal officials are working with sheriffs on a legal maneuver to gain access to undocumented immigrants in local jails, a practice now limited by the courts.

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Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:01:27 GMT

Rinat Akhmetshin at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on United States policy toward Russia in June 2016. He is under scrutiny by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born Washington gadfly, has often promoted causes that benefited President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his allies.

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White House Bracing for an Angry Reception in Phoenix

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:49:33 GMT

President Trump plans a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Some aides worry that a possible pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, could deepen the racial wounds exposed in the last week.Rumors of a pardon for a former sheriff, Joe Arpaio, could deepen racial wounds exposed by the president’s comments on Charlottesville, Va.

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News Analysis: Talk of ‘Preventive War’ Rises in White House Over North Korea

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:58:42 GMT

An Air Force Rockwell B-1B Lancer, left, and a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker on the tarmac at Andersen Air Force base in Yigo, Guam, this month. The North Koreans have delayed a threatened set of tests that they said would put four missiles into the waters off Guam.In a departure from their predecessors, some in the Trump administration have surmised that Cold War-style containment will not work and that a military option is available.

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More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:09:06 GMT

The Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Nonprofits that had planned to hold events at the resort are now electing to go elsewhere.An expanding number of organizations that had planned to hold galas at the president’s Florida resort are deciding to raise money elsewhere.

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The Red Cap Aside, Trump Souvenirs Are a Hard Sell

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:40:45 GMT

Bobbleheads of President Trump and other political figures at White House Gifts in Washington.The most popular Trump-related item has been the red cap emblazoned with his “Make America Great Again” slogan.The president’s brand is no winner in Washington gift shops. But first ladies do better anyway. “They don’t make public policy, and they’re easier to like.”

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In Tennessee, Promoting Enrollment in Tenuous Health Care Plans

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:33:13 GMT

“It’s pretty powerful,” Sharon Barker, an enrollment counselor, said of the administration’s frequent attacks on the Affordable Care Act, “and that’s what we’re up against.”Counselors are starting earlier than usual to encourage enrollment in Obamacare, even as the Trump administration works against them.

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To Sue Founder of Daily Stormer, a Neo-Nazi Site, First He Must Be Found

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:37:52 GMT

Andrew Anglin, publisher of The Daily Stormer, in an image from a YouTube video.Andrew Anglin is accused in a lawsuit of online harassment, but serving him papers has been a daunting task.

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