Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Protesters Descend on Boston to Oppose ‘Free Speech’ Rally

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The controversial “Boston Free Speech” rally is scheduled to begin Saturday afternoon on Boston Common, and police are preparing for potential unrest.More than 500 concrete barriers and cameras were set up by…Photo Credit: NBC Boston This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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The Trumps Will Skip The Kennedy Center Honors Events Amid A Growing Celebrity Boycott – BuzzFeed News

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

BuzzFeed NewsThe Trumps Will Skip The Kennedy Center Honors Events Amid A Growing Celebrity BoycottBuzzFeed NewsTwo of this years honorees had said they would not attend any White House events in protest against Trump’s politics. Posted on August 19, 2017, at 4:43 a.m.. David Mack. BuzzFeed News Reporter. Share On facebook Share · Share On vk Share · Share On …and more »

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Bannon Plans to ‘Crush the Opposition’ Back at Breitbart

Friday, August 18th, 2017

After his exit as Chief White House Strategist, Steve Bannon returned as the executive chairman for Breitbart News Friday, a spokesman for the site confirmed to NBC News. Confirmation from the company came…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

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Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed…

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Trump Twitter Reaction Leads People to Worry

Friday, August 18th, 2017

President Donald Trump goes to Camp David today to talk about the war in Afghanistan, Asia, and the terrorist attack in Barcelona. The president’s words and twitter posts this week have left some in his…

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Trump Cites ‘Pants on Fire’ Claim in Barcelona Response

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

After a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores more, President Donald Trump tweeted a reference to a discredited story about Gen.Photo Credit: AP/Getty

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Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition ‘Antifa’?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

During a combative press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump dubbed the anti-racist protest groups the “alt-left” and blamed “both sides” for the violent clashes that resulted one death, and injured more…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

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Anti-Hate Groups Seize Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin

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Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of VA Home, Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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 HousingPhoto Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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CEOs Long Avoided Politics. Trump Is Changing the Calculus. – New York Times

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

New York TimesCEOs Long Avoided Politics. Trump Is Changing the Calculus.New York TimesPresident Trump’s business councils have disbanded over his remarks on white supremacists. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. The bar for a chief executive of a public corporation to repudiate a United States president is extraordinarily high.and more »

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Trump Says ‘Fixing the Inner Cities’ Is a Priority

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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

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Military Leaders Denounce Hatred After Charlottesville

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Four 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…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Trump Tweets Good Decision North Korea

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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N. Korea Cools Down on War Rhetoric With US

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

North Korea is changing tack in the current war of words with the United States, adopting a plan to pull back and observe after a stern warning on Monday from Defense Secretary James Mattis.

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Defense Secretary Uses Disparaging Term to Praise Sailors

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis praised Navy sailors for their service earlier this month and used an obscenity to make his point, NBC News reported.Speaking at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state, Mattis…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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DOJ Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Donald Trump website?The Justice Department’s demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws…Photo Credit: AP

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Read the Transcript From President Trump’s Impromptu Press Conference

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump took questions from the press in a combative news conference on Tuesday.The president defended his response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.Photo Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

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Why the Charlottesville Marchers Were Obsessed With Jews – The Atlantic

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The AtlanticWhy the Charlottesville Marchers Were Obsessed With JewsThe AtlanticSubscribe to The Atlantic’s Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. The “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly about protecting a statue of Robert E. Lee. It was about asserting the legitimacy of …What Jewish Children Learned From CharlottesvilleNew York Times’To our Jewish guests’: A Swiss hotel singles out JewsWashington PostOutrage after Swiss hotel posts sign telling Jewish guests to shower before using poolNew York Daily NewsSFGate -HuffPost -New York Post -BBC Newsall 108 news articles »

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Trump Responds to Confederate Statues Being Torn Down

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Trump responds to reporters’ questions about the Charlottesville rally over the weekend. 

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Trump on Steve Bannon: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump won’t say whether he plans to keep top White House strategist Steve Bannon.At an impromptu press conference Tuesday, Trump answered questions about his confidence in his top adviser…

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President Trump’s News Conference in 7 Minutes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

At a press event that was supposed to focus on infrastructure, President Trump answered questions about violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

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The latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politics – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Washington PostThe latest CEO departures from Trump business council show how difficult it is to separate business from politicsWashington PostUnder Armour’s Kevin Plank and Intel’s Brian Krzanich are the latest CEOs to ditch President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council after Trump’s waffling on condemning the hate groups that sparked deadly violence in Charlottesville over the weekend.Trump Blasts ‘Grandstanders’ as Another Business Leader Quits CouncilNBCNews.comTrump attacks CEO ‘grandstanders’ who quit his manufacturing councilPoliticoWho’s on and off Trump’s manufacturing council? Here’s the list.USA TODAYLos Angeles Times -NPR -The Hill -The Atlanticall 889 news articles »

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If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program.The CBO report…Photo Credit: Alex Brandon/AP (File)

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Anniversary of DACA Protections Marked by Fear of Its End

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Immigrant rights groups and allies are marking the fifth anniversary of protections for young immigrants with rallies and demonstrations Tuesday, as the future of an Obama-era program remains uncertain under the…Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, File

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New Yorkers Annoyed by Security Measures for Trump Visit

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As the NYPD began shutting down streets hours before President Trump arrived in Manhattan Monday, New Yorkers couldn’t hide their annoyance.Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY

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Confederate Monument Toppled

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Protesters in Durham, N.C. toppled a Confederate monument Monday night. The statue, called “The Confederate Soldiers Monument,” was dedicated in 1924. It was pulled down Monday and protesters stomped…

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The Statues of Unliberty – The Atlantic

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The AtlanticThe Statues of UnlibertyThe AtlanticSubscribe to The Atlantic’s Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. Members of Congress publicly condemned the white nationalists who’d gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of …Sitting 26-Feet-High Atop A Horse, Gen. Lee Becomes A Lightning Rod For DiscontentNPRDo Confederate memorials honor soldiers killed in war or memorialize racism?Charlotte ObserverWhite Nationalists’ Protest Over Confederate Statue May End Up Getting Others RemovedTIMELos Angeles Times -Fox News -Vox -Mother Jonesall 172 news articles »

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Protesters Descend on Trump Tower for President’s 1st Visit

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The president is expected to head to New York City Monday for a two-night stay at Trump Tower, and at least three rallies are planned outside the Fifth Avenue building amid heightened tensions following weekend…Photo Credit: NBC 4 NY This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Hillary Clinton’s Pastor Reveals Post-Election Letter

Monday, August 14th, 2017

For over 600 days, Hillary Clinton’s pastor wrote daily inspirational letters drawn from Biblical scripture during the presidential campaign.Hundreds of those letters have now been compiled in a book, “Strong…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Trump Condemns Hate Groups Two Days After Violence in Charlottesville

Monday, August 14th, 2017

After much criticism, including from members of the Republican Party, President Donald Trump addressed the country and condemned hate groups such as the KKK, neo-nazis and white supremacists.

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