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A Goat-Blood Drinking, Nazi/White Supremacist Charlottesville Speaker Announces A Republican Senate Bid In Florida

Following the Nazi/white supremacist Charlottesville march that spawned deadly violence against counterprotesters, some attendees are finding it hard to reenter society after, you know, outing themselves as racists. So, they’re either crying on YouTube while claiming to be “terrified,” or they’ve …

White Supremacism

Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.<p>Some Democratic lawmakers and biofuels advocates argued that Icahn's guidance to the …

Carl Icahn

Trump’s challenge: A wall of public skepticism on Afghanistan War

Polls show Americans have soured on the idea of keeping troops in the country.<p>When President Donald Trump unveils his plans for U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan on Monday night, he will be confronting an American public that's deeply skeptical of increasing the nation’s investment in the …

Elections

Trump's Plan for Afghanistan

No matter what the president says tonight, there are no fancy new tricks to ending the war.<p>What a difference four years and a presidential election victory make. In 2013, Donald Trump offered this prescription for what the U.S. should do in Afghanistan:<p>On Monday night, he is expected to offer a new …

Foreign Policy

List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

The list of charities and non-profits that have cancelled fund raising events at Mar-a-Lago is continuing to grow. At least 20 groups now have pulled out of galas that had been scheduled for President Trump's country club in Palm Beach, Fla.<p>In announcing the cancellations, many of the groups cited …

Donald Trump

As Steve Bannon Returns, Breitbart Launches New Attacks Against Ivanka

Many of President Trump’s ousted staffers have left the White House chagrined — Reince Priebus’s firing was followed by reports that the president …

Donald Trump

The President Who Looked at the Sun

Despite warnings, Trump gazed directly at the eclipse.<p>During the solar eclipse today, President Donald Trump stepped onto the White House balcony with his wife and his son Barron, and he looked up at the sun.<p>According to White House reporters, an aid shouted a warning that he should not look at the …

Solar Eclipse

Trump Stares into the Sun as Aide Screams 'Don't Look!'

Today President Trump stepped out onto Truman balcony with his wife and youngest child and looked directly into the sun. He did this because there was a total eclipse from coast to coast across America today. You probably heard about it. What you also probably heard was that looking directly into …

Prison

How would Kyrie Irving explain the eclipse if he really believes the earth is flat?

Flat earth truthers have an explanation for a solar eclipse. Maybe Kyrie believes this too.<p>Kyrie Irving is the NBA’s resident flat earth truther. We discovered this back in March on the Road Trippin’ Pod with Richard Jefferson. He later doubled down on his claims.<p>“I think people should do their own …

Astronomy

Houston man arrested, accused of attempting to blow up Confederate statue

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 25-year-old man is in custody after he was found with explosive materials near the Dick Dowling Confederate monument in Houston.<p>Andrew Schneck faces a charge of attempting to maliciously damage property receiving federal financial assistance, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday …

Trump to ask Americans to trust him on Afghanistan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will ask Americans Monday to trust him on his new Afghanistan strategy, exercising a president's most somber duty, a decision on waging war, at a time when his own political standing is deeply compromised.<p>Trump will make his first prime-time broadcast on a specific policy issue …

Don't pin your hopes on military generals saving the world from Trump

Defiance of an elected president, would spark a constitutional crisis. Once you start expecting the generals save the republic, there’s no telling where it leads<p>Chaos continues to reign at the White House, with Steve Bannon its latest casualty. Despite the best efforts of new Chief of Staff John …

Julius Caesar

Secret Service director says agency running out of money protecting Trump

Some 42 people require protection under Trump compared with 31 under Obama, leading to an increasing number of agents resigning<p>Secret service agents are resigning and others might have to go without pay after more than 1,000 agents protecting the Trump family hit salary and overtime caps, the head …

Donald Trump

Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.<p>Secret Service Director …

Donald Trump

Even in red states, liberal candidates are climbing into power in the nation’s cities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Randall Woodfin is not going to talk about “change.” The 36-year old Democrat, a candidate for mayor of Birmingham, is running to unseat a two-term incumbent — and he is selling a vision of how his city, which had lost one-third of its population since the 1960s, could be …

Bernie Sanders

Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections

WASHINGTON — Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian immigrant who met last summer with senior Trump campaign officials, has often struck colleagues as a classic Washington mercenary — loyal to his wife, his daughter and his bank account. He avoided work that would antagonize Moscow, they suggested, only …

Russia

The Other Devil's Bargain

The Republican majorities in Congress gambled they could ignore Trump's misdeeds, and still get him to sign their bills—but it’s not working out as they expected.<p>Ornstein<p><i>Devil’s Bargain</i> is the title of the best-selling book by Joshua Green about the relationship between Donald Trump and Steve …

Elections

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white …

United States

Bannon to GOP leaders: Do not expect ‘sweetness and light’ from conservatives

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said GOP leadership shouldn't expect "sweetness and light" from the rest of the party if they don't …

Republican Party

Evangelical students returning university diplomas to protest Trump

Former students at Liberty University are preparing to return their diplomas in a group protest of university president Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s, support …

Religion

White House officials absent from Sunday shows

White House officials were notably absent from the morning news show lineups on Sunday, as President Trump capped off a turbulent week in his …

The White House

The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump

As a week dominated by President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., draws to a close, many Republicans are worried that …

Elections

Poll: Trump's favorability rating falls in three key states he won in 2016

A new group of polls show President Trump’s favorabllity rating has fallen below 40 percent in three key states that helped him win the White House …

Elections

GOP Doubts and Anxieties About Trump Burst Into the Open

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply …

Elections

Steve Bannon Readies His Revenge

The war on Jared Kushner is about to go nuclear.<p>On the morning he was being ousted as <b>Donald Trump’s</b> chief strategist last Friday, <b>Steve Bannon</b> had already turned the page. “Why do you sound unfazed?” a friend asked Bannon as news of his demise ricocheted across the web. “Because,” Bannon replied, …

Donald Trump

Dumping Trump: All you need to know about how he could be legally removed from the White House | Opinion

<i>This article first appeared on Just Security.</i><p>There are many allegations against Donald Trump that may give rise some day to either criminal …

Constitutional Law

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Is It Time for Trump Aides to Resign?

Many presidential appointees face an agonizing choice—leave the president with fewer restraints on his darker impulses, or stay to serve the republic even if it costs their integrity.<p>John Kelly’s stricken look, head slumped on chest, as President Trump brayed a defense of the “fine people” on both …

Gary Cohn

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

With its ornate 20,000-square-foot ballroom and manicured lawns, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., is often the site of elaborate fund-raisers, drawing big charities — and big dollars.<p>But several organizations are having a change of heart since Mr. Trump blamed “both sides” for …

Mar-a-Lago

Is Rex Tillerson Destroying the State Department in Order to Save It?

Amid a year-long “reorganization,” veteran diplomats say the department is crippled and unable to fully function—and the condition could be long-lasting.<p>Shortly after he was confirmed to lead the State Department, <b>Rex Tillerson</b> was tasked with overseeing its diminution. With President <b>Donald Trump</b> …

Foreign Policy