Why won’t Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?

Why doesn’t President Donald Trump just unequivocally condemn white supremacists? It’s a jarring question to ask about an American president. But it’s also one made unavoidable by Trump’s delayed, blame-both-sides response to the violence that erupted Saturday when neo-Nazis, skinheads and members of the Ku Klux Klan protested in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump has faced such a moment before — one […]

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Trump condemns Charlottesville violence but doesn’t single out white nationalists

President Trump is often quick to respond to terrorizing acts of violence. As news broke of a terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015, Trump immediately tweeted that he was praying for “the victims and hostages.”  Very soon after a shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June 2016, Trump tweeted that he was “right on radical Islamic terrorism.” But he […]

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CIA director says Trump’s “fire and fury” warning wasn’t a red line

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Trump’s “fire and fury” warning to North Korea last week did not represent a new “red line” drawn by the president.”No, I don’t think so at all,” Pompeo told host John Dickerson in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “In fact, this administration has done a fine job of not drawing red lines […]

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Experts Call Trump’s Tax Claim False

President Donald Trump on Thursday repeated his past claim that the American people are the most heavily burdened with taxes in the world, while critiquing Congress for failing to move more quickly on his legislative agenda to cut them. “We pay more tax than anybody in the world, we’re going to reduce taxes,” Trump said from his Bedminster, N.J., golf […]

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Trump warns that U.S. nuclear arsenal is ‘more powerful than ever before’

President Trump continued to forcefully threaten North Korea on Wednesday, asserting that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is “far stronger and more powerful than ever before.” Trump’s projection of U.S. nuclear strength comes during a moment of rhetorical brinkmanship between him and North Korea’s erratic leader, Kim Jong-Un. Trump used extraordinarily chilling language for a U.S. president on Tuesday afternoon when he warned that North […]

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Americans are frustrated with Congress

The American public is frustrated that Congress hasn’t gotten much done and Republicans split on whether their party is getting in the way of President Trump’s agenda. Meanwhile, by two to one Americans think Congressional Democrats are doing more to get in the way of Mr. Trump’s agenda, but not offering their own agenda for the country. Congress has left […]

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Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication

Whit Ayres, a Republican political consultant here, likes to tell his clients that there are “three keys to credibility.” “One, never defend the indefensible,” he says. “Two, never deny the undeniable. And No. 3 is: Never lie.” Would that politicians took his advice. Fabrications have long been a part of American politics. Politicians lie to puff themselves up, to burnish […]

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Republicans Sued for ‘Racketeering’ Over Trumpcare’s Failure

Congressional Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act—so a former Trump volunteer wants to repeal his donations to the party. Robert Heghmann is a former Trump campaign volunteer, and a sworn enemy of ObamaCare. In a lawsuit filed in Virginia’s Eastern District Court on Thursday, Heghmann says he and fellow Republicans had donated to the GOP with the understanding […]

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