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Aug. 18, 2017

After leaving White House, Steve Bannon returns to ‘Breitbart News’ as executive chairman

Bannon's homecoming caps off a tumultuous week for the beleaguered White House chief strategist.

Trump’s arts committee just resigned — and hid a secret message in their letter to him

Take a look at the first letter of each paragraph.

Why Trump’s most tumultuous week yet was a big win in the eyes of his core supporters

The president's supporters largely do not believe in white privilege, dismiss national discussions about race and oppose minority activist groups.

US Commission on Civil Rights vehemently condemns Trump’s looming trans military ban

The commission urged the president to "recommit to the full protection of civil rights for all persons in our country."

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the week that don’t make moral equivalencies

Consumer groups are suing the Department of Transportation and a GOP congressman is meeting with Julian Assange.
Aug. 18, 2017

Here’s how the far right is reacting to news of Bannon’s departure

The controversial White House adviser is out. Here's how the so-called "alt-right" is reacting.

Regretful Trump supporters won’t save you.

Trump voter Julius Krein's mea culpa in the 'New York Times' should not make you feel better about "the resistance."

Reports: Steve Bannon to be removed from White House adviser position

The report claims that Bannon may have submitted his letter of resignation over a week ago.

President Trump: Don’t ignore the successes of opioid treatment in cities like mine

We cannot arrest our way out of the nation's drug epidemic. But my city of Huntington, West Virginia, is pioneering new approaches.

The numbers behind America’s deep divide over Donald Trump and white supremacy

More than 6 in 10 Trump supporters say there’s nothing he can do that would make them withdraw their support for him.
Aug. 17, 2017

How grassroots groups plan to make Republicans pay for Trump’s defense of white supremacists

"A tweet to save themselves from a bad news cycle isn't enough."

Calls grow among Democrats to remove Confederate monuments from the U.S. Capitol

Republican leaders are unlikely to support removal of the monuments.

4 key takeaways from Steve Bannon’s surprising ‘American Prospect’ interview

Bannon reportedly didn't realize his comments would be published as an interview.

Trump Twitter rant doubles down on his defense of “beautiful” Confederate monuments

The president argued that removing "beautiful" confederate monuments was a slippery slope to removing statues of America's slave-owning founding fathers.

Donald Trump in isolation: The people and groups the president's comments have alienated

Republicans, CEOs, the military — the list goes on.
Aug. 17, 2017

In early morning tweets, Trump lashes out at Lindsay Graham and the “fake news”

Trump claims the "Fake News" misrepresented his comments about “hate, bigotry, etc.”

Why the CEOs leaving Trump's business councils weren't taking a brave stand

As the fallout from the president's reaction to the deadly protest in Charlottesville continues, Trump announced that he was disbanding two advisory councils he had formed earlier this year.

The federal government had a plan to combat right-wing violence. Trump axed it in June.

The administration's decision to eliminate funding for programs aimed at white supremacist movements is drawing new scrutiny post-Charlottesville.

Mike Pence’s solidarity with Donald Trump on Charlottesville doesn’t extend to blaming “both sides”

Pence wouldn't say whether he thinks Confederate monuments have to go.

VA’s lieutenant governor blasts Trump’s “deplorable” rebuke of Charottesville counterprotesters

Northam is running for governor against Republican candidate Ed Gillsepie.