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How Trump sold us shamelessness

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:29:54 GMT

There's a line about Donald Trump in Bret Stephens' New York Times book review of the new Steve Bannon biography that, for me, perfectly sums up both the President's appeal and his fatal flaw.(image)


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Romney to Trump: "Apologize"

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:38:41 GMT

Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President's remarks this week "caused racists to rejoice."(image)


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Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't speak with Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:12:55 GMT

The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she is not interested in hearing from the President because she believes he equated her daughter to white supremacists.(image)


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Flake rebuts Trump on immigration in NYT op-ed

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:49:18 GMT

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake took another stand Friday against his party's president, writing a New York Times op-ed detailing his opposition to President Donald Trump's proposal to curb legal immigration and create a merit-based system.(image)


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Pence compared Trump to Teddy Roosevelt. About that...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:54:12 GMT

In a speech at the Panama Canal on Thursday, Mike Pence compared Donald Trump to none other than Teddy Roosevelt. For real!(image)


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Trump elevates military command that handles cyberthreats

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:18:32 GMT

President Donald Trump on Friday elevated the US military's Cyber Command, which oversees the defense of the military's information networks and conducts offensive cyber-operations, putting it on the same level as other combatant commands that operate in the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere.(image)


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#2020Vision: Bernie Sanders counter-programs Trump's road trip; Booker takes on Confederate statues

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:45:10 GMT

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:(image)


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Private prison industry sees boon under Trump administration

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:51:14 GMT

The private prison industry -- one of the most controversial pieces of the US carceral state -- has essentially recovered a year after the Obama administration sent a chill down its spine.(image)


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Tillerson: 'Hate is not an American value'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:02:04 GMT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told participants in the State Department Students Program on Friday that issues of race and diversity were on everyone's mind given the events of the past week, going on to say that "hate is not an American value" and that those who embrace it "damage our public discourse."(image)


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Gorsuch's planned speech at Trump hotel criticized by liberal groups

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:59:15 GMT

Liberal groups are raising questions about a speaking appearance Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch plans to make next month at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.(image)


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Pussy Riot member unleashes on Trump and Putin

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:15:15 GMT

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova, who was imprisoned for protesting Russian President Vladimir Putin, says "democracy is being eroded" by leaders like President Donald Trump.(image)


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Trump, national security team head for Camp David

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:34:38 GMT

President Donald Trump decamps to the Maryland woods Friday to discuss US strategy in Afghanistan as his aides seek to mitigate the self-made crisis over race that's left the President isolated but defiant.(image)


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As Trump mulls Afghanistan, a former general and fallen Marine's father at his side

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:02:21 GMT

For months, President Donald Trump has held off a decision on the future of the US military campaign in Afghanistan, rejecting the proposals of his national security team as he's expressed serious qualms about the US's involvement in the 16-year war.(image)


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What Trump understands about white identity politics

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:34:41 GMT

In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.(image)


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Cabinet's silence on Trump's comments disturbing to agency employees

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:21:58 GMT

Days have passed since President Donald Trump equated white supremacists and neo-Nazis with counterprotesters at a Charlottesville, Virginia rally that sparked violence over the weekend, the President's words are still rippling across the federal workforce at government agencies.(image)


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Barack Obama declining to engage Trump reflects ex-president balancing act

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:52:29 GMT

Since leaving office in January, President Barack Obama has used written statements to defend the Affordable Care Act, denounce a decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord, and, most recently, call for peace during Kenya's elections.(image)


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Bannon's interview: A blunder or intentional ploy?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:46:35 GMT

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is privately offering shifting and conflicting explanations for the strikingly candid interview that could further imperil his already shaky standing inside the West Wing.(image)


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Pence won't say if he agrees with Trump on 'both sides'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:24:33 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence avoided directly answering a reporter's question about whether he thought, like President Donald Trump, that there were "good people on both sides" who participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests over the weekend that resulted in the death of one woman.(image)


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What if Donald Trump is just winging it?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:22:39 GMT

When President Donald Trump says or does something controversial or just plain dumb, the initial analysis is almost always the same: He's doing this on purpose to distract from something else!(image)


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People of color to Trump: What doesn't break us makes us stronger

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:45:26 GMT

If there's one message that communities of color have for President Donald Trump, it's that what doesn't break them makes them stronger.(image)


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