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After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

August 19, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. 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.
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Bannon's next move: A return to Breitbart News, with more reach than ever

August 19, 2017
Matea Gold, Paul Farhi | The Washington Post
The end of Stephen K. Bannon’s stormy White House tenure frees the investment banker turned populist messenger to expand his reach as a potent force in the media landscape, giving him an elevated platform for the nationalist movement he has long championed.
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Race in America

August 18, 2017
The panelists discuss race in America and Hope Hicks' new promotion.

Steve Bannon’s out at the White House, aftermath of white nationalist protests in Charlottesville

August 18, 2017
President Donald Trump’s administration made headlines again with the exit of chief strategist Steve Bannon Friday. The panelists also discussed what led to the violence in Virginia, how elected officials responded, and where America goes next.
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Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

August 18, 2017
Robert Costa, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
President Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia.
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Varied Republican Response To Charlottesville Raises Questions On Legislative Ability Listen· 3:28

August 18, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
After their failed health care efforts, Republican lawmakers are regrouping for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code. But President Trump's handling of the racist-fueled violence in Charlottesville shows in stark terms how hard it is to keep the party on the same page.
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In contrast to business councils, Trump's evangelical advisers stay put

August 18, 2017
Tom Gjelten | NPR
President Trump has lost business advisers as a result of his Charlottesville comments, but his evangelical advisers appear to be sticking by him.
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James Murdoch, Rebuking Trump, Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League

August 18, 2017
Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
James Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox and the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, condemned the president’s performance after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and pledged to donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League.
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