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Trump vows to fight on in Afghanistan, offering few new details

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:53:36 -0400

In Monday night's address, President Trump said he would not discuss troop levels in America's longest-running conflict or how long troops would stay.....
Beltway Republicans respond to Bannon's return to Breitbart with collective yawn

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:30:08 -0400

Republicans in Washington say that, despite his threats, they aren't worried about ousted White House adviser Steve Bannon's return to Breitbart News.....
Trump looks at sun during eclipse — with and without protective glasses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:54:57 -0400

Many American politicians watched Monday’s eclipse. Almost all of them used the proper eye protection.....
NYPD union: Cops are victims of 'blue racism'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:28:30 -0400

Though it hopes to reduce tensions by pointing out that police are sometimes a target as well, the union is drawing fire from some quarters.....
Trump's Afghanistan war speech: What to watch for

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:09:34 -0400

When the president speaks on Monday, listeners will hope to hear how many more troops he’ll commit, for how long, and to what end.....
American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:10:53 -0400

The events in Charlottesville, Va., have triggered more difficult historical memories, and forced some Jews to freshly confront troubling questions about their personal and community safety.....
Scenes from Boston's counterprotest

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:24:03 -0400

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Boston to counter a “free speech” event staged by conservatives featuring speakers with extremist ties. Holly Bailey was there to capture the ....
'They wear the cap': Ex-GOP congressman rips members who are silent on KKK

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:30:30 -0400

In the wake of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, former Rep. J.C. Wattsis criticizing the reluctance of some Republicans to confront the president.....
Boston ‘free speech’ rally and counterprotest

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:00:59 -0400

'Boston Free Speech Rally' activists and counterprotesters gather in Boston Common drawing thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.....
Falwell Jr. defends Trump's response to Charlottesville

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:56:21 -0400

“He doesn’t say what’s politically correct — he says what’s in his heart,” Falwell said. “He does not have a racist bone in his body. I know him well.”....
Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:43:50 -0400

Yahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for “free speech” and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.....
Here are the ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments Trump wants to stay put

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:45:22 -0400

A Confederate monument is toppled in Durham, N.C., others are vandalized as municipal leaders in cities across the U.S. said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.....
How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:00:54 -0400

A look at how Confederate flags are made and where they are sold today. Spoiler alert: Some of the flags waved at the white nationalist rally in Charleston may have been made in China.....
In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:14:24 -0400

The “Boston Free Speech Rally,” is scheduled for Saturday, just one week after a protest at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.....
A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:56:41 -0400

But the pardon, if Trump decides to issue it, would be highly unorthodox and break with the Justice Department’s guidelines for clemency, according to legal experts.....
‘Alt-right’ figure who set up Assange meeting refuses to cooperate with Senate intel probe

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:20:20 -0400

“I’m absolutely not” going to cooperate with the committee, the far-right provocateur Charles C. Johnson said in an interview, after returning from London.....
Monday's total solar eclipse: What to know

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:04:11 -0400

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse is set to dazzle viewers across the United States. The moon’s path will cross with the sun’s, casting a shadow on Earth.....
Steve Bannon is leaving the White House

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:00:26 -0400

Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement describing the move as a mutual decision between Bannon and White House chief of staff John Kelly.....
The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:07:55 -0400

The body politic, like the human body, can protect itself by rejecting what it perceives as alien or harmful. And that is what is happening to Trump.....
Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:18:26 -0400

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on Trump to apologize for his remarks on Charlottesville in which he blamed "both sides" for the brutal clashes.....
White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:22:43 -0400

President Trump’s comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. “I think he’s speaking ....
Former neo-Nazi: Trump’s message parrots my old propaganda

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:23 -0400

A reformed neo-Nazi says President Trump is partly to blame for legitimizing the white nationalism that exploded in Virginia last weekend.....
From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differed

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:24:30 -0400

In the aftermath of the attacks in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday and Charlottesville, Va., five days earlier, President Trump offered very different reactions.....
Striking magazine covers criticize Trump's Charlottesville response

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:23:15 -0400

Magazine covers slam Trump for "unsteady" response to last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville.....
Confederate monuments testify to the Union's unfinished victory

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:55:13 -0400

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., is emblematic of an old American tradition of progressivism followed by racist reaction.....
Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime tale

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:32:15 -0400

President Trump responded to the news of a terrorist attack in Spain by peddling a debunked legend about a general’s harsh tactics more than a century ago.....
Trump: Keep our 'beautiful' Confederate monuments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:44:28 -0400

“The beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!” the president tweeted.....
'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticism

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:45:31 -0400

Trump attacked Sens. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic, and Lindsey Graham, one of few Republicans to call out the president by name over Charlottesville.....
'It's sacrilegious': The lucrative market in fake Native American art

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:00:05 -0400

Native American groups and Washington politicians work together to solve the old problem of counterfeit goods.....
Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:50:01 -0400

Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Trump over statements he made at a press conference concerning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.....
Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:35:15 -0400

As CEOs of major corporations began fleeing President Trump’s two business advisory councils yesterday to protest his remarks about the neo-Nazi violence in Virginia, Trump disbanded both groups.....
At service for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, a call for 'righteous action'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:21:14 -0400

“The truth is we’re all going to have our differences, we’re all going to be angry with each other,” Susan Bro said. “Let’s channel that anger not into hate, not into violence, not into fear, but let’....
As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:46:44 -0400

Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.....
Kasich rips Trump's Charlottesville response: 'It's not about winning an argument'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:04:35 -0400

The Republican governor of Ohio Wednesday strongly criticized the president’s blaming of “both sides” in the Charlottesville violence.....
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:10 -0400

Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject “hatred in all its forms” in the aftermath of the white ....
McConnell weighs in — 'There are no good neo-Nazis' — without mentioning Trump

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:02 -0400

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups “should not be welcome anywhere in America.”....
AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump’s ‘totally ineffective’ business council after leaving it

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:09:29 -0400

President Trump’s manufacturing council isn’t getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump’s highly criticized response to the deadly violence in....
‘One side is racist’: Romney, other Republicans rebuke Trump’s Charlottesville hedging

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:55:14 -0400

Several prominent members of the GOP denounced Trump’s assertion that both white supremacists and counterprotesters bear the blame for violence in Virginia.....
Charlottesville is a target for the alt-right. Its Jewish mayor is emerging as a national voice.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:02:53 -0400

Michael Signer has emerged as a fierce critic of the president — and also as an important voice for the new South’s reckoning with its difficult history.....
Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate election

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:32:47 -0400

Luther Strange, the GOP Senate candidate favored by Trump and McConnell, faces a tough battle from the controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama's runoff.....
Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:18:15 -0400

Trump had a heated debate with reporters over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and said there was "blame on both sides."....
Trump says Steve Bannon is 'not a racist'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:13:09 -0400

President Trump defended Steve Bannon, arguably his most potent hard-right nationalist aide, without ever outright dismissing calls for him to be fired.....
Jacksonville reassesses Confederate monuments in Charlottesville's aftermath

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:15:42 -0400

After a violent clash over a Confederate statue in Virginia, political leaders like Anna Lopez Brosche are reassessing monuments elsewhere.....
U.S. cuts grant for group that seeks to deradicalize neo-Nazis

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:06:57 -0400

The Trump administration retooled its grants to organizations battling extremism, cutting out a network founded by an ex-skinhead that seeks to reform white supremacists.....
Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter dis

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:12:42 -0400

The Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president “agrees with him.”....
Charlottesville police chief defends officers' conduct during violence

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:59:02 -0400

Charlottesville police chief Al Thomas defended his department’s actions during the "Unite the Right" rally, but expressed remorse at how the "tragic weekend" unfolded.....
Neo-Nazi website is booted by Google

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:24:54 -0400

Google booted a neo-Nazi website on the same day that it registered with the tech giant.....
As neo-Nazis grow bolder, the 'antifa' has emerged to fight them

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:58:00 -0400

Deadly violence outside a rally in Virginia this past weekend has raised concerns about white supremacists, but also about their far-left opponents, the antifa.....
College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader’s attendance

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:15:17 -0400

Leaders of at least two universities and the national college Republicans organization are moving to denounce white supremacist views after a member of at least one campus GOP chapter appeared to atte....
What we know about the man charged in Charlottesville attack, James Alex Fields Jr.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:08:41 -0400

The 20-year-old man accused of driving a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally Saturday was denied bail in court Monday morning.....