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Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — including Trump’s relatives — go through him to reach the president. But none of those attempts at discipline…

MSU weighing request from white nationalist group to speak on campus – Lansing State Journal

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Heather Heyer’s stepfather says “People are hating on us for losing our child.” (Aug. 15) USAT Buy Photo Michigan State University officials are weighing a request from a white nationalist group that wants to hold an event on campus.(Photo: File / Lansing State Journal)Buy Photo EAST LANSING – Michigan State University officials are weighing a request from a white nationalist group that wants to hold…

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

“The mayor has the right to protect her city,” she said. “For me, the statues represented pain, and not only did I want to protect my city from any more of that pain, I also wanted to protect my city from any of the violence that was occurring around the nation. We don’t need that in Baltimore.” In recent days, cities and resident from Gainesville, Fla. to Lexington, Ky., called…

OnPolitics Today: American CEOs dump Trump after Charlottesville defense – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Here’s the top stories for Wednesday, August 16th: 32-year-old protest victim remembered in Charlottesville; President Trump ends CEO advisory councils; NAFTA negotiations start in Washington; and man survives nail in the heart. AP Apparently defending allies of white supremacists is bad for business? After President Trump claimed that “very fine” people sided with neo-Nazis amid Charlottesville’s deadly clash, the CEOs who once pledged to help continued jumping ship. Campbell Soup…

Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago’s sanctuary city policy – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lambasted Chicago and its political leaders Wednesday, tying local policies on undocumented immigrants to soaring crime rates and threatening to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change. In a speech in Miami, Sessions said that in Chicago “respect for the rule of law has broken down,” and he linked the increase in crime there last year to the city’s “so-called sanctuary policies.” Chicago…

Trump’s business advisory councils disband as CEOs abandon president over Charlottesville views – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

President Trump, with senior adviser Jared Kushner, left, and Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier, right, meets with manufacturing chief executives at the White House in February. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) President Trump’s relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend. Trump announced…

Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?” he added, comparing the removal of statues to “changing history.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Mr. Trump’s comments drew strongly negative reactions on Twitter from many historians, who condemned his “false equivalence” between the white nationalists and the counterprotesters. But “where does it stop?” — and what counts as erasing history — is a question scholars…

Markets are rolling over as Trump scraps his business council – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Markets Insider Markets are rolling over after the members of US President Donald Trump’s main business council agreed to disband the group shortly before the president tweeted he was scrapping the group himself. All three major indices slipped after the news, but still remained in the green. Here was the scoreboard at 1:27 p.m. ET: Dow: up by 0.1% after being up by as much as 0.64% S&P 500: up by 0.1% after…

Report: Trump has chosen a surprising replacement for Anthony Scaramucci – TheBlaze.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Daily Caller claims that they have a source in the White House confirming that President Donald Trump has chosen a successor to Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director. And she has accepted. Hope Hicks is a longtime aide and adviser to Trump, but she has quietly flown under the radar and received very little media coverage. According to the Daily Caller, she will take on the mantle…

Former Presidents HW and W. Bush denounce racism in wake of Charlottesville – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Hope Hicks to become interim WH communications director – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Baltimore hauls away four Confederate monuments after overnight removal – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Crews removed Baltimore’s Confederate statues early Wednesday, days after the deadly unrest in Charlottesville instigated by white nationalists rallying to defend a downtown Confederate monument. The quiet and sudden removal of four monuments, with little fanfare and no advance notice, marks an attempt by the city to avoid a long, bruising conflict that has embroiled Charlottesville and other communities rethinking how they honor figures who fought to preserve slavery. Baltimore…

Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Former president Barack Obama on April 24. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin…

Black Hawk helicopter with 5 crew members on board crashes off Hawaii, Coast Guard says – Fox News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

An Army Black Hawk helicopter carrying five crew members crashed in the ocean late Tuesday two miles off the coast of Hawaii, sparking a massive response from the Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard said it received a call around 10:08 p.m. from personnel at Wheeler Army Airfield saying the base lost communications with one of its UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews. Two Black Hawk aircrews were reportedly conducting training…

Defiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in protest – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group’s efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. In doing so, Trump used the bullhorn of the presidency to give voice to the grievances of white nationalists, and aired some of his…

How the Texas ‘bathroom bill’ keeps faltering – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again sputtered out Tuesday, leaving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott with little path forward this year over what became one of the most divisive measures in any U.S. Legislature. Chances of any last-minute deals extinguished when the House adjourned for good in a special legislative session, and although Abbott could order lawmakers to stay in Austin and try again,…

Roy Moore and Luther Strange Head for GOP Runoff in Alabama Senate Race – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“Without God, we will never return to the greatness we were meant to have,” Mr. Moore told a crowd of supporters in Montgomery, just down Dexter Avenue from the courthouse where he once presided. “We must be good again before we can be great.” Mr. Strange, appointed this year to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appeared to pick up some momentum from Mr. Trump’s support. He…

Here are the Confederate memorials that will be removed after Charlottesville – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Former president Barack Obama on April 24. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Unlike some former presidents, Barack Obama is showing no signs of completely abandoning public life. Since leaving office, Obama has commented on major events or controversies, including the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, and Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. He did so again on Saturday, after the deadly violence in Charlottesville. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin…

A Trump meltdown for the ages – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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