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In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
Steve Bannon is leaving the White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement describing the move as a mutual decision between Bannon and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Monday's total solar eclipse: What to know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
‘Alt
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“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.
A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. President Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism. WASHINGTON — President Trump could use his pardon power for the first time next week if he uses his Phoenix campaign rally to announce that he’ll wipe away former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal record.
Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As President Trump spent the week flailing in a web of his own contradictions and half-hearted retractions in his handling of the deaths in Charlottesville, the question of his survival in office inevitably began creeping into the political dialogue. Official betting odds that the president would be gone from the White House before the end of his first term spiked on Monday when he memorably blamed the deadly violence on “many sides,” and by Thursday had settled at near even money. That same day, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, said he planned to introduce articles of impeachment, an idea that has also been floated by some high-profile Democratic legislators including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Report: Trump wants to part ways with Steve Bannon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
According to a report from the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman on Friday, President Donald Trump has “told senior aides that he has decided to remove” Steve Bannon, who was the White House chief strategist. Prior to the Times report, the conservative reporter Matt Drudge, who enjoys a close relationship with the White House, declared Bannon’s time in the West Wing was coming to an end. Axios also reported that a review conducted by new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was expected to conclude with an “imminent” announcement of Bannon’s departure.
White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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 to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn’t engage in antiwhite multicultural political correctness,” Matthew Heimbach told Yahoo News on Thursday. Heimbach was scheduled to speak at the event, which attracted supporters from white supremacist, “alt-right” and neo-Nazi groups.
Former neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Chuck Leek poses for a picture with Geremy Von Rineman, who was a skinhead activist in Orange County. A reformed neo-Nazi says President Trump is partly to blame for legitimizing the white nationalism that exploded in Virginia last weekend. Chuck Leek, 49, of San Diego, was involved in a number of racist skinhead groups, including the White Aryan Resistance and the Hammerskins, from roughly 1987 until 2001, and spent time in prison for assault with a deadly weapon.
From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In the aftermath of the attacks in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday and Charlottesville, Va., five days earlier, President Trump offered very different reactions.
Confederate monuments testify to the Union's unfinished victory
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., is emblematic of an old American tradition of progressivism followed by racist reaction.
Striking magazine covers criticize Trump's Charlottesville response
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Magazine covers slam Trump for "unsteady" response to last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville.
Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump responded to the heartbreaking news of a terrorist attack in Spain on Thursday by peddling a debunked urban legend about a former Army general’s harsh counterterrorism tactics more than a century ago.
Confederate monuments testify to the Union’s unfinished victory
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A sign on the statue of Robert E. Lee calls for the park to be renamed for Heather Heyer, who was killed at in a far-right rally, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 16, 2017. President Donald Trump was back on Twitter today, writing that it’s “sad” to see so many Confederate statues and monuments removed from prominent public spaces and cast into the historical dustbin.
Here are the ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments Trump wants to stay put
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticism
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Trump attacked Sens. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic, and Lindsey Graham, one of few Republicans to call out the president by name over Charlottesville.
Striking Economist, Time covers criticize Trump's Charlottesville response
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Magazine covers slam Trump for "unsteady" response to last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville.
Trump: Keep our 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“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.
'It's sacrilegious': The lucrative market in fake Native American art
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Trump over statements he made at a press conference concerning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
At service for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, a call for 'righteous action'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“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’s channel that anger into righteous action.”
Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
Confederate monuments removed in wake of Charlottesville violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
McConnell weighs in — 'There are no good neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups “should not be welcome anywhere in America.”
After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce ‘hatred in all forms’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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 supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
Kasich rips Trump's Charlottesville response: 'It's not about winning an argument'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Republican governor of Ohio Wednesday strongly criticized the president’s blaming of “both sides” in the Charlottesville violence.
As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
Charlottesville is a target for the alt
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left one counterprotester dead and scores injured, Mayor Michael Signer took to Twitter to highlight the counterprogramming going on at the University of Virginia, the school where he earned his law degree in 2004 and where today he lectures at the Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. Saturday, Aug. 12, was set to be a day of “reflective conversation” to coincide with the arrival of alt right, neo-Nazi and white supremacist protesters in the central Virginia town of less than 50,000 people.
‘One side is racist’: Romney, other Republicans rebuke Trump’s Charlottesville hedging
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Several prominent members of the GOP denounced Trump’s assertion that both white supremacists and counter-protesters bear the blame for violence in Virginia.
Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
Jacksonville reassesses Confederate monuments in Charlottesville's aftermath
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After a violent clash over a Confederate statue in Virginia, political leaders like Anna Lopez Brosche are reassessing monuments elsewhere.
Trump says Steve Bannon is 'not a racist'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump defended Steve Bannon, arguably his most potent hard-right nationalist aide, without ever outright dismissing calls for him to be fired.
Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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."
U.S. cuts grant for group that seeks to deradicalize neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
Jacksonville reassesses Confederate monuments in Charlottesville’s aftermath
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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 de
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president “agrees with him.”
Confederate statue toppled in Durham, N.C.; others vandalized as cities consider removal of such monuments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
Charlottesville police chief defends officers' conduct during violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
What we know about the man charged in Charlottesville attack, James Alex Fields Jr.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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.
College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader’s attendance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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 attend at a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend.
As neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Anti-fascist counter-protesters wait outside Emancipation Park to hurl insults as white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” are forced out after the “Unite the Right” rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Emancipation Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.
Sessions says Trump hasn't apologized for publicly scolding him
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The attorney general says the president can attack him or anyone else in his Cabinet if he’s not happy with them.
How presidents should speak about racist violence: Lessons from history
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Heyer was killed when a car rammed into a group of people who were protesting the presence of white supremacists who had gathered in the city for a rally. Critics are rightly castigating President Trump for issuing a series of vague, opaque statements in the wake of white supremacist-fueled violence that rocked Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. In response to the violence that claimed three lives and injured many, Trump said this: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” before repeating “on many sides,” as if to emphasize that it was really the “many sides” that were at fault.
Trump declares ‘racism is evil’ and denounces neo
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After coming under fire for not naming the hate groups involved in violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, President Trump delivered a statement from the White House on Monday explicitly condemning them.
Tiki denounces use of torches by white nationalists in Charlottesville
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way,” the company that makes the backyard bamboo torches said in a statement.
Trump slams Merck CEO for resigning from White House council after Charlottesville controversy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ken Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer of Merck speaks, with President Donald Trump at left, during an event to announce a Merck, Pfizer, and Corning joint partnership to make glass containers for medication, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Washington. President Trump attacked Kenneth Frazier Monday morning, minutes after the Merck CEO resigned from the President’s Manufacturing Council.
Mourning and acts of solidarity for the victims of the Charlottesville attack at a white nationalist rally
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After a deadly clash at a protest on Saturday, people across the country came together to mourn and to condemn the violence in Virginia.
Charlottesville mayor largely blames Trump for white supremacist violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After violence and death at a rally in Charlottesville on Saturday, the city’s mayor pointed the finger at the president and his campaign.