George W. Bush

This is a turning point. It’s over between Trump and the GOP

Each of our presidents has faced difficult events at home and each of them rose to the challenge of helping the nation understand the context around …

Donald Trump

Why top members of Trump's team still haven't resigned

On “NBC Nightly News” last night, Chuck Todd expressed a sentiment that was very much in line with my own thinking. Reflecting on Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Why Barack Obama’s Latest Tweet Became the Most-Liked in History

It showed true presidential behavior, at the time it was needed most.<p>In the days since violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday, President <b>Donald Trump</b> has delivered three different statements, each with varying levels of condemnation for neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and a …

Donald Trump

Here are the Republicans denouncing President Trump's defense of Charlottesville

After President Trump doubled down on defending the right-wing white nationalists, several top Republicans released statements that criticized the hatred that led to violence in Charlottesville, Va.<p>Former presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush<p>"America must always reject racial bigotry, …

George H. W. Bush

Fox's Shep Smith: We couldn't find a Republican willing to come on and defend Trump

Fox News host Shepard Smith said Wednesday that the network tried and failed to get a Republican on-air to defend President Trump's controversial …

Donald Trump

Bushes, Obama, Clinton weigh in on Charlottesville much more presidentially

While President Donald Trump offered three vastly different public statements over four days on the violence triggered by a white supremacist rally …

George H. W. Bush

Trump Isolation Grows as CEOs, Republicans Pull Away

In the wake of a combative and controversial press conference, Donald Trump Wednesday found himself much the way he began his White House campaign: …

Politics

Donald Trump was articulating his private opinions when he defended neo-Nazis, stunned staff have said

President Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no President has done in generations — equating activists protesting …

Donald Trump

Both Bush presidents just spoke out on Charlottesville — and sound nothing like Trump

President Trump has faced criticism for not being strong enough in his condemnation of Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis who staged a rally in Charlottesville last weekend — and for saying “all sides” were responsible for the violence that ensued.<p>The criticism intensified after the president’s …

Politics

Trump chooses fighting over healing

President Donald Trump inflamed rather than defused racial tension in his explosive Tuesday press conference — and he took on all comers.<p>Barack Obama had been president for roughly as long as Donald Trump when, on July 16, 2009, the black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates was arrested on his front …

Politics

Michael Moore Stoops to a Terrible New Low

Michael Moore continually finds new lows to hit. The same person who owes his career comeback to the November 2016 election of Donald Trump just …

Republicans

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Only Has One 'Side'

Trump’s obsession with building big things fast doesn’t seem unrelated to his defense of white supremacists.<p>Most observers won’t remember the original purpose of Donald Trump’s press conference on Tuesday afternoon. That’s because the President spent most of his 23-minute appearance with reporters …

Donald Trump

President Trump’s claim that ‘unemployment is at a record low’

<i>“We’ve fulfilled so many of our promises, everything we’ve wanted to do we’re doing. Unemployment is at a record low, jobs are flowing back into the country.”</i><p><b>— President Trump, remarks in a robo-call for Sen. Luther Strange, Aug. 14, 2017</b><p>In a recording for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who faced a …

Politics

Do Republicans Want to Fight the Good Fight?

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>I had some points about polling I wanted to make, but I suppose it's necessary to instead make a few simple points about the Charlottesville events and the president's defense of bigots. Nothing too original, but it seems like one of those events where it's …

Robert E. Lee

Aetna CEO says 'I am ashamed' of President Trump's 'behavior and comments'

The CEO of major health insurer Aetna on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump for his controversial comments on a white supremacist protest in …

Donald Trump

Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of …

Ku Klux Klan

Former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush speak out after Trump comments

Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a rare public statement condemning racism on Wednesday morning in the wake of President …

Boston

Trump isolated after Charlottesville remarks

Donald Trump found himself in the eye of a political storm Wednesday after his stunning remarks on the unrest in Charlottesville, which sparked …

Racism

Trump’s isolation grows

President Trump’s political isolation mounted on Wednesday, with business CEOs abandoning his economic advisory panels and GOP lawmakers ducking for …

Elections

Democrats move to formally censure Trump over Charlottesville

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are introducing a formal resolution to denounce President Donald Trump for saying that "both sides" are to blame for a …

Donald Trump

George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush release a joint statement urging Americans to 'reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred'

On Wednesday, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush released a joint statement calling on Americans to "always reject racial bigotry, …

George H. W. Bush

Donald Trump’s failure of character emboldens America’s far right

LAST weekend white supremacists flocked to the picturesque college town of Charlottesville, Virginia to protest against the planned removal of a …

Racism

Every Trump Official With a Conscience Must Resign

Given a second opportunity to revise and extend his original, ignominious response to the deadly, racist violence in Charlottesville last weekend, …

Liberal View

EDITORIAL: A pardon for Sheriff Joe

President Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff who was convicted July 31 of misdemeanor contempt of court for …

Joe Arpaio

Trump’s Fighting Words on Charlottesville

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Trump Again Says Two Sides at Fault in Rally Violence” (front page, Aug. 16):<p>In a horrifying display of anti-Americanism and historical ignorance, we watched the president of these United States give succor to white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis who descended, …

Opinion

WATCH: Tapper nails Trump for giving ‘pathetic ideologies’ the moral standing to ‘vomit forth their treasonous filth’

The fallout from President Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville is so severe, only klansmen are sticking with him.<p>…

Liberal View

Both Presidents Bush Denounce ‘Racial Bigotry’

A day after President Trump defended the “very fine people” at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville last weekend, the 41st and 43rd presidents of the …

Politics

The Inside Story Of How Congress Sent The Stock Market Tumbling

Everyone in Congress knew the 2008 bailout was politically toxic, but it was supposed to pass. When it didn't, there was no Plan B.<p>WASHINGTON ― Nearly nine years ago, the country was sliding into the Great Recession. Wall Street banks were collapsing. Everywhere, people were losing their homes to …

News (U.S.)

George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush release statement condemning racism after Charlottesville

In the aftermath of deadly protests in Charlottesville, former presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush released a joint statement on Wednesday condemning racism.<p>"America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms," the statement reads. "As we pray for …

George H. W. Bush

Israel revokes Al-Jazeera reporter's press permit

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel says it is revoking the press credentials of an Al-Jazeera reporter after he told another TV station that the work of Palestinian journalists is part of the "resistance."<p>Nitzan Chen, the head of the Government Press Office, said Wednesday that the remarks raise concerns …

Saudi Arabia