Party leaders used Sunday talk shows to defend local governments that are acting to remove monuments to Confederate leaders, saying the unrest in Charlottesville last week showed how the statues are divisive rather than educational tools about U.S. history.
The president will on Monday night address the nation to share details of a review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, where troops have been on the ground fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda for more than 15 years.
Few performers have been so beloved and so derided as Jerry Lewis, who amassed devoted fans and stunningly hostile reviews from critics. Few have been so accomplished as humanitarians — his annual muscular dystrophy telethons had raised almost $1.5 billion by the late 2000s — or so polarizing as personalities. Lewis, who was a master of slapstick, appeared in more than 50 films during a career marked by dizzying summits and desperate lows.
The story of a 75-year friendship begins with Norman Mineta and his family, who were imprisoned at Heart Mountain. There, a young Mineta met fellow Boy Scout Alan Simpson. Decades later, they collaborated to pass an act that formally apologized to Japanese American internees.
Locked out of power in Washington, progressive leaders, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, are organizing a level of politics where they are confident they can win: local government in states such as Mississippi and Alabama.
Outside France, many see him as a symbol of youthful dynamism and a darling of social democrats. But the man who won a landslide victory less than four months ago now has a domestic approval rating near President Trump’s.