Recent condemnations of the president by GOP leaders have been harsher, more frequent and sometimes more personal. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections.
Administration officials said President Trump’s empowered new chief of staff, John F. Kelly, moved to fire Bannon in an effort to tame warring factions and bring stability to a White House at risk of caving under self-destructive tendencies.
The announcement came after three of the five honorees for the arts awards said they would boycott a White House reception over the president’s handling of Charlottesville.
James Alex Fields Jr., center left, in Charlottesville last Saturday. (Go Nakamura via AP)
James Alex Fields Jr., center left, in Charlottesville last Saturday. (Go Nakamura via AP)
Before he was accused of an act of automotive fury that killed a woman and injured 19 others, James A. Fields Jr.’s turbulent formative years were marked by reports of abusive behavior toward his disabled mother and a marginal existence since graduating high school.
The Intersect
Analysis
Millions watched Cantwell swagger at a white nationalist rally. Then came footage of him at the point of tears and a leaked OkCupid profile.
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Prince George’s County police have arrested the 24-year-old brother of one of the girls on murder and other related charges.
At the funeral for state police Lt. H. Jay Cullen, Gov. Terry McAuliffe paid tribute to the man who flew him and his family.
Inside St. Paul’s Memorial Church, some 600 people gathered to sing hymns and pray. Less than a mile away, about 300 white nationalists gathered for a march they intended to be seen as a show of force.
Analysis
Washington is still mixing and matching defensive players in the run-up to tonight's game.
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Jared Tucker went to use the bathroom, leaving his wife at a souvenir kiosk. That was the last time she saw him alive.
In a first for the council, New York City pastor A.R. Bernard announced that he had stepped down from the unofficial board of evangelical advisers on Tuesday, the day the president made controversial comments about Charlottesville.
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The Past, Rediscovered
People outraged by President Trump's racial rhetoric are quoting Martin Niemöller, a Protestant priest who once shared Adolf Hitler's nationalist ideology.
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