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  1. In 3 tweets, Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments

    08.17 / 15:26 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump has faced mounting criticism over Tuesday’s combative news conference and his varied responses to the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests. He asked why the outcry over Confederate monuments in various U.S. cities didn’t extend to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, founding fathers who …
  2. Republican leaders dance around President Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

    08.17 / 14:25 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) leaves after his final weekly press conference before The House of Representatives begins its summer recess on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters NEW YORK — One after another, the nation’s most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. The Senate’s top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, condemned “hate a…
  3. Steve Bannon, in rare interview, says there’s no military solution in North Korea

    08.17 / 13:26 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    White House Senior Advisor Steve Bannon attends a roundtable discussion held by U.S. President Donald Trump with auto industry leaders at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression w…
  4. Trump faces backlash for Charlottesville comments as protest victim is laid to rest

    08.17 / 01:23 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The fallout from the weekend’s clash in Charlottesville has dominated the day’s news again. It came in new criticism of President Trump, and in words of praise for the woman who was run down by a car. John Yang begins our coverage. JOHN YANG: In Charlottesville today, hundreds of people gathered to remember Heather Heyer at a downtown theater, just blocks from where the 32-year-old was killed as she protested Saturday’s…
  5. A secessionist and a black nationalist pledge peaceful dialogue after Charlotteville

    08.17 / 01:23 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: In response to the recent events in Charlottesville, something interesting happened in Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday that could be a road map forward. A secessionist and a black nationalist came together to make sure the racial tensions in their town do not lead to what happened in Charlottesville. They agreed to what they’re calling the Charleston Accord, which says though they may continue to be on opposite sides of an…
  6. Does President Trump’s Charlottesville response drive national division?

    08.17 / 01:23 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Watch VideoHARI SREENIVASAN: And now we continue our conversation on the national reaction to the violence in Charlottesville and the president’s multiple responses to the events there. John Yang is back with that. JOHN YANG: Thanks, Hari. To get two different perspectives on all of this, we’re joined by Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior adviser to MoveOn.org and a veteran of the Obama administration, and from Phoenix, Chris Buskirk, editor of the conservative blog…
  7. Trump’s Charlottesville response not in line with majority of Americans, poll shows

    08.17 / 00:24 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Watch VideoHARI SREENIVASAN: But, first, back to the fallout from the president’s comments on Charlottesville. Political correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins me now to discuss how Republican lawmakers have reacted, and the new numbers from our latest NewsHour poll, done in collaboration with NPR and Marist College. Now, these were done after the statement on Saturday. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. This was a poll done Monday and Tuesday. And so some of this might include the…
  8. How the term ‘alt-left’ came to be

    08.16 / 23:24 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    U.S. President Donald Trump stops to respond to questions about his responses to the violence white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on August 15, 2017, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque In a press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump again changed his position on the weekend’s violent white nationalist march on Charlottesville, Virginia, defending his initial statement that there was plenty of fault to go around, both on the side…
  9. Historians say Trump went afoul in lumping Robert E. Lee with founding fathers

    08.16 / 21:09 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Virginia State Troopers stand under a statue of Robert E. Lee before a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsBoth were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes. “It’s a ridiculous conflation,” said Professor…
  10. WATCH LIVE: Sessions addresses sanctuary city policies in Miami

    08.16 / 20:04 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will address sanctuary cities Wednesday in a speech at PortMiami, a seaport in Miami, Florida. Sessions is expected to speak around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Watch live in the player above. Miami became a so-called sanctuary city in 2013, but the mayor reversed some of its policies after President Donald Trump instructed the government to withhold federal funds from cities who did not comply with federal immigration officials, the Miami Herald reported. He’s…
  11. Pence ‘stands with’ Trump on Charlottesville remarks

    08.16 / 19:00 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    Vice President Mike Pence is skirting questions about President Donald Trump’s Tuesday press conference. But he says he stands with the president. Pence was asked during a trip to Chile whether he agrees with Trump that there were good people among the white supremacists who protested in Charlottesville over the weekend and whether, as the president said, there was blame on both sides. Pence did not answer the questions, but, said “What happened in Charlottesville was a…
  12. Trump disbands manufacturing council amid fallout over Charlottesville response

    08.16 / 17:52 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    President Donald Trump stops to respond to more questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in Manhattan, New York. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters NEW YORK — President Donald Trump says he’s ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. There should be an embedded item here. Please visit the original post to view it. CEOs have been resigning since S…
  13. Trump to rally supporters next Tuesday in Phoenix

    08.16 / 13:44 pbs.org Pbs.org - Politics
    U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his responses to the violence, injuries and deaths at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque – RTS1BXGW NEW YORK — President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week. Trump’s campaign announced the event Wednesday — a day after the president blamed “both sid…