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#WashWeekPBS full episode: President Donald Trump vs. the "squad"

July 19, 2019
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Trump Disavows "Send Her Back" Chant as GOP Frets Over Ugly Phrase

July 19, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman, Michael Crowley | The New York Times
Nervous Republicans, from senior members of Congress to his own daughter Ivanka, urged President Trump on Thursday to repudiate the “send her back” chant directed at a Somali-born congresswoman during his speech the night before at a rally in North Carolina, amid widespread fears that the rally had veered into territory that could hurt their party in 2020.
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House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist

July 17, 2019
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
The House voted on Tuesday to condemn as racist President Trump’s attacks against four congresswomen of color, but only after the debate over the president’s language devolved into a bitterly partisan brawl that showcased deep rifts over race, ethnicity and political ideology in the age of Trump.
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5% of Congress Was Born Abroad. Those Members Show What It Means to Be American.

July 17, 2019
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Lola Fadulu | The New York Times
When President Trump suggested foreign-born Americans should “go back” to the countries they were born in if they do not like it here, he may not have realized that his entreaty could have been addressed to 5 percent of Congress.
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White identity politics drives Trump, and the Republican Party under him

July 16, 2019
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
With a tweeted attack on four minority congresswomen this week, President Trump made clear that his reelection campaign will feature the same explosive mix of white grievance and anti-immigrant nativism that helped elect him.
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Trump supporters stand by the president

July 16, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
Democratic presidential candidates out on the campaign trail get asked everyday — sometimes every few hours — about something the president has done or said. Sometimes they hold back or try to change the subject. Not this time.
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How Donald Trump conquered the Republican Party

July 15, 2019
Jonathan Swan | Axios
President Trump knows he can say whatever he likes and face no consequences from the party he has conquered.

#WashWeekPBS full episode: Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns

July 12, 2019
President Donald Trump accepted Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s resignation Friday.
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