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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:11 PM CDT

Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment

Anti-Hate Groups Seize on Virginia as Teachable Moment

Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. To...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:41 AM CDT

Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville

Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of Home, Charlottesville

The only African-American member of President Donald Trump's cabinet says his home in Northern Virginia was recently the target of anti-Trump vandals. Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 02:51 PM CDT

More GOP Fallout After Trump Decries Monument Removals

More GOP Fallout After Trump Decries Monument Removals

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:57 AM CDT

Trump's Die-Hard Supporters Show No Signs of Straying

Trump's Die-Hard Supporters Show No Signs of Straying

They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 06:00 AM CDT

Scholars Say Trump Went Afoul in Lumping Lee With Founders

Scholars Say Trump Went Afoul in Lumping Lee With Founders

Both 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...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 08:46 PM CDT

Phoenix Mayor Not Happy About President Trump's Rally Plans

Phoenix Mayor Not Happy About President Trump's Rally Plans

President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it. Trump's campaign announced the event Wednesday — a day after the president blamed...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 09:49 AM CDT

White House Reacts to Steve Bannon Comments

White House Reacts to Steve Bannon Comments

A White House spokeswoman says Steve Bannon's comments "stand on their own" after his interview with a liberal publication, The American Prospect, when President Donald Trump's chief strategist said there's...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 07:06 PM CDT

Fact Check: Trump’s Hollow Claim About 'Inner Cities'

Fact Check: Trump’s Hollow Claim About 'Inner Cities'

President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate...

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 07:05 PM CDT

Trump Says 'Fixing the Inner Cities' Is a Priority

Trump Says 'Fixing the Inner Cities' Is a Priority

President Donald J. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that "fixing the inner cities" is a priority for his administration. 

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 04:41 PM CDT

Military Leaders Denounce Hatred After Charlottesville

Military Leaders Denounce Hatred After Charlottesville

Five top U.S. military officers condemned bigotry following the white-nationalist led protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, even as President Donald Trump reverted to his initial position of blaming both sides...

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