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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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Bigots get a boost from the bully pulpit after Charlottesville

August 17, 2017
Michael Scherer | TIME
Nearly alone among the nation's elected leaders, President Trump saw a nobility of purpose in the fiery procession that began a weekend of street fights in Charlottesville, Va. White nationalists hoisted tiki torches that recalled the horrifying imagery of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed

August 17, 2017
Robert Costa, Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — including Trump’s relatives — go through him to reach the president.
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