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John Oliver Takes On Confederate Monuments [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: John Oliver gave an elaborate—and sometimes stinging—explanation as to why statues of Confederate leaders should not remain standing Sunday night. The British comedian dedicated the large majority of his HBO comedy show Last Week Tonight to a comprehensive history lesson about the divisive monuments that critics say celebrate America’s dark past. “If the Confederacy was not about slavery, ...

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Trump: Mike Pence’s NFL Stunt Was “Long-Planned”

USA Today reports: Amid criticism over Vice President Mike Pence’s truncated visit to an NFL game Sunday, President Donald Trump said the trip was “long planned” in a tweet Monday. Pence’s trip on Air Force 2 — which doesn’t take into account logistics on the ground like Secret Service — cost about $242,500, according to an estimate from CNN published ...

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Mike Pence Stalks Out Of NFL Game In Pretend Huff After Anthem Protest Everybody Knew Would Happen

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after some players knelt during the National Anthem, saying he did not want to “dignify” the event. The pool of journalists accompanying the vice president was not allowed into the stadium and was asked to stay in their vans. ...

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The Tiki Torch Nazis Return To Charlottesville [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car. A few dozen white nationalists, led by so-called “alt-right” activist Richard Spencer and carrying torches gathered at Emancipation Park near a covered statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the ...

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Federal Court Accepts Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio

The Arizona Republic reports: A U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix has accepted the presidential pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. At the request of both Arpaio defense attorneys and U.S. Department of Justice lawyers, Judge Susan Bolton dismissed the guilty verdict against Arpaio with prejudice, meaning it can never be tried again. Arpaio had been found guilty ...

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Trump Attacks Mayor Of San Juan Over Relief Plea

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump lashed out at the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city early on Saturday as the row over his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria escalated. Ahead of his visit to the US territory next week, the US president used Twitter to say of Carmen Yulín Cruz “… such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San ...

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CNN Remembers The Times Roy Moore’s Hate Group Hosted Celebrations Of The Pro-Slavery Confederacy

CNN reports: Pro-Confederate activists twice held events to commemorate Alabama’s 1861 secession from the United States at the headquarters of the foundation led at the time by Roy Moore, the new Republican nominee for US Senate. The events, held at the Foundation for Moral Law’s building in 2009 and 2010, promoted a history of the Civil War sympathetic to the ...

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Multiple Senate Republicans Laughably Claim To Know Nothing Of Roy Moore’s Long History Of Batshittery

Despite weeks and weeks of nonstop national headlines, many Senate Republicans are claiming that they hardly know anything about Roy Moore.   What about Moore’s history of racially insensitive comments? Haven’t heard anything. Homophobic remarks? Nada. Moore’s claim that some American communities are living under Sharia law? Crickets. Moore’s statement that 9/11 happened “because we’ve distanced ourselves from God”? Nothing for ...

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Trump: NFL Owners Fear Their Own Players [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Trump says most Americans agree with his attacks on protesting football players who kneel during the national anthem – and claims so do some National Football League owners. “They say, ‘We are in a situation where we have to do something,'” Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox & Friends. “I think they’re afraid ...

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Trump Celebrates Having Created National Firestorm Over NFL Player Protests: “It’s Really Caught On”

CNN reports: President Donald Trump sounded very satisfied with his recent remarks on patriotism and the NFL in a dinner with conservative group leaders at the White House Monday night, according to a person who attended the event. “It’s really caught on. It’s really caught on,” Trump said of his NFL comments to attendees at the dinner, according to someone ...

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San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Blisters Trump In Brilliant Speech On White Privilege [VIDEO]

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich today delivered what will probably be the best take on the NFL/police brutality flap that you’ll read. An excerpt: Race is the elephant in the room and we all understand that. Unless it is talked about constantly, it’s not going to get better. ‘Oh, they’re talking about that again. They pulled the race ...

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TAKE A KNEE: Police Brutality Protests Sweep NFL As League Announces Re-Showing Of “Unity” Video

USA Today reports: NFL players responded in full force Sunday after President Trump repeatedly called for swift punishment against those who chose to protest by not standing during the national anthem. Demonstrations spread throughout the league as many players broke out of their routine by joining the protests or engaging in team-wide displays of unity. Several players from the Buffalo ...

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White House: Trump Doesn’t See NFL Players’ Protests Against Police Brutality “Through A Racial Lens”

Newsweek reports: The White House legislative affairs director has insisted President Donald Trump does not see the issue of NFL players kneeling to protest police brutality towards African Americans “through a racial lens.” Speaking in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Short was asked whether or not Trump was once again on shaky ground over race, following the backlash against ...

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The Mooch Unloads: Steve Bannon Has A Messianic Complex And White Nationalist “Tendencies” [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Friday that his former colleague, Steve Bannon, has white nationalist “tendencies” due to his association with Breitbart News. “I would say that he has those tendencies,” Scaramucci said Friday during an appearance on “The View” when asked whether Bannon, recently ousted White House chief strategist, is a white ...

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Roy Moore Senate Campaign Speech: Only God Can End Racial Division Between “Reds And Yellows” [VIDEO]

“We were torn apart in the Civil War — brother against brother, north against south, party against party. What changed? Now we have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? A President? A Congress? No. It’s going to be ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Canadian Sikh Politician Responds With Grace When Woman Screams At Him About Islam

Vice reports: A woman showed up at a meet and greet with NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh to demand that the Sikh politician stop implementing Sharia law. To be completely clear, just so we all know for the rest of this article, Sikhism and Islam are two different religions. The event took place at the Professor’s Lake Community Centre in ...

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Obama: Trump Is “Cruel And Wrong” On DACA

NBC News reports: Former President Barack Obama criticized his successor Tuesday for rescinding an immigration program that protects some undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation, calling President Donald Trump’s decision “cruel.” Preserving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is “about basic decency,” Obama said, defending his signature immigration action in one of his few ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders On DACA Reversal: It’s Not Cold-Hearted For Trump To Uphold The Law [VIDEO]

“It’s not coldhearted for the President to uphold the law. We are a nation of law and order and the day that we start to ignore the fact that we are that, then we throw away everything that gives these people a reason to want to come to our country. If we stop becoming the country that we were envisioned ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Raw Story reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is holding a press briefing Tuesday. Reporters are expected to question Sanders about the Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era policy that protects immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children from deportation.

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Schumer: Dems Will Fight “Heartless” DACA Reversal

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pledging that Democrats will fight the Trump administration’s decision to phase out an Obama-era program allowing undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to remain legally. “The human and economic toll of rescinding DACA will be far reaching and Democrats will do everything we can to prevent President Trump’s ...

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