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McConnell’s Secret Fury Over Trump’s Comments

USA Today: “There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an entire night to respond to President Trump’s chaotic news conference equating counter protesters with the Nazis they came to resist. He was livid. Two sources [...]

Trump Goes After Two GOP Senators

President Trump slammed Sen. Linsdey Graham (R-SC) on Twitter this morning: Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists………and people like Ms. Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. He [...]

Did Bannon Really Think He Was ‘Off the Record’

Playbook: “Bannon has told people he did not believe this was an on-the-record call. Kuttner, who wrote the piece, said he and Bannon never discussed it being off the record. Generally speaking, that’s a conversation you have if you want [...]

Kelly Frustrated with Trump’s Lack of Discipline

Washington Post: “The uproar — which has consumed not only the White House but the Republican Party — left Kelly deeply frustrated and dismayed just over two weeks into his job, said people familiar with his thinking. The episode also [...]

What Sets Trump Off

Politico: “White House officials and informal advisers say the triggers for his temper are if he thinks someone is lying to him, if he’s caught by surprise, if someone criticizes him, or if someone stops him from trying to do [...]

Steve Bannon, Unrepentant

White House adviser Stephen Bannon called Robert Kuttner at the American Prospect to discuss his article on China but apparently didn’t realize the entire conversation was on the record. Among the highlights: He admitted he was fighting with colleagues: “That’s [...]

Trump Opens Breach with CEOs, Military

“President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned by the nation’s top business executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalist protesters in [...]

Trump Remains ‘Defiant’ and ‘Without Regret’

CNN: “Trump himself has remained largely silent on the matter. But inside the glassed-in confines of Trump Tower — where he remained inside for nearly two days straight — the President was defiant in the wake of the ensuing backlash, [...]

Trump Would Crush Kasich in a Primary Challenge

Sources close to Gov. John Kasich (R) tell NBC News that after the Charlottesville violence there is growing sense of “moral imperative” to primary President Trump in 2020. Interestingly, a new Marist poll finds that Republicans and Republican leaning independents [...]

Bannon Celebrates Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

“On Tuesday night, while Gary Cohn was fuming about President Trump’s latest comments, Steve Bannon was excitedly telling friends and associates that the ‘globalists’ were in mass freakout mode,” Jonathan Swan reports. “Today, Bannon reveled in the disbanding of the [...]

Trump Expected to Endorse Flake Challenger at Rally

President Trump’s new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit (R), who is expected to challenge Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in a Republican primary, the Washington Times [...]

Jewish Trump Officials Remain Silent

“Jewish members of President Trump’s administration remained largely silent Wednesday after Mr. Trump came to the defense of nationalist and right-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Va., who had chanted anti-Semitic slogans and demeaned the president’s Jewish son-in-law,” the New York Times [...]

Father Denounces His Son’s Hateful Rhetoric

Pearce Tefft writes to the Fargo Forum about his son, Peter, a white nationalist: On Friday night, my son traveled to Charlottesville, Va., and was interviewed by a national news outlet while marching with reported white nationalists, who allegedly went [...]

When There Is No Debate

“What’s a Fox & Friends host to do when they desperately want to push President Trump’s narrative the ‘both sides’ are to blame for Charlottesville, but their guests want to talk about what’s really going on in America right now?,” [...]

Trump’s Council of CEOs Disbands Following Remarks

“President Trump’s relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend,” [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.” — Susan Bro, giving a eulogy for her daughter, Heather Heyer, who was killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville.

Trump’s Re-Election May Depend Upon Leaving the GOP

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Where Is the Republican Outrage?

Matt Latimer: “It is all so surreal—the most apt and yet overused word of the Trump presidency. Can this all really be happening? Is it all a dream? Of course, the most important question, speaking as a Republican for many [...]

McConnell Said to be ‘Upset’ with Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has been publicly silent so far over President Trump’s latest remarks on Charlottesville, “is privately upset” with the president’s handling of the episode, CNN reports. What he said publicly: “The white supremacist, KKK, [...]

Is Alabama’s Senate Seat In Play?

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