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'They wear the cap': Ex-GOP congressman rips members who are silent on KKK

In the wake of Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, former Rep. J.C. Wattsis criticizing the reluctance of some Republicans to confront the president.

Falwell Jr. defends Trump's response to Charlottesville

He doesn't say what's politically correct — he says what's in his heart,' Falwell said. He does not have a racist bone in his body. I know him well.'

Scenes from Boston's counterprotest

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Boston to counter a free speech' event staged by conservatives featuring speakers with extremist ties.

Who marched in Boston? Faces and voices from the rally and counterprotest

Yahoo News went into the crowd in Boston Saturday and talked to mostly right-wing marchers for free speech' and to mostly progressive counterprotesters.

Boston 'free speech' rally and counterprotest

'Boston Free Speech Rally' activists and counterprotesters gather in Boston Common drawing thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.

How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market

A look at how Confederate flags are made and where they are sold today. Spoiler alert: Some of the flags waved at the white nationalist rally in Charleston may have been made in China.

How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market

White supremacists carry a shield and Confederate flag as they arrive at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. Belinda Kennedy's Alabama Flag and Banner, founded in 1985, had always sold Confederate battle flags. Custom flags, especially oversize U.S. flags, table covers and banners were ...

In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally

The Boston Free Speech Rally,' is scheduled for Saturday, just one week after a protest at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

In the shadows of a racist past, Boston braces for a far-right rally

Barricades set up on the Boston Common where a Free Speech' rally is scheduled and a large rally against hate in solidarity with victims of Charlotestville will converge Saturday, on August 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. BOSTON — The Parkman Bandstand sits in a quiet corner of Boston Common, ...

A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines

But the pardon, if Trump decides to issue it, would be highly unorthodox and break with the Justice Department's guidelines for clemency, according to legal experts.

'Alt-right' figure who set up Assange meeting refuses to cooperate with Senate intel probe

I'm absolutely not' going to cooperate with the committee, the far-right provocateur Charles C. Johnson said in an interview, after returning from London.

Monday's total solar eclipse: What to know

On Monday, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse is set to dazzle viewers across the United States. The moon's path will cross with the sun's, casting a shadow on Earth.

Steve Bannon is leaving the White House

Press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement describing the move as a mutual decision between Bannon and White House chief of staff John Kelly.

The 'body politic' rejects Donald Trump

The body politic, like the human body, can protect itself by rejecting what it perceives as alien or harmful. And that is what is happening to Trump.

Mitt Romney: 'This is a defining moment for President Trump'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on Trump to apologize for his remarks on Charlottesville in which he blamed 'both sides' for the brutal clashes.

White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville

President Trump's comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. I think he's speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn't ...

White supremacists cheer Trump's evolving response to Charlottesville

President Trump's comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. I think he's speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn't ...

Former neo-Nazi: Trump's message parrots my old propaganda

A reformed neo-Nazi says President Trump is partly to blame for legitimizing the white nationalism that exploded in Virginia last weekend.

Former neo-Nazi: Trump's message parrots my old propaganda

Chuck Leek poses for a picture with Geremy Von Rineman, who was a skinhead activist in Orange County. A reformed neo-Nazi says President Trump is partly to blame for legitimizing the white nationalism that exploded in Virginia last weekend. Chuck Leek, 49, of San Diego, was involved in a number of ...

From Barcelona to Charlottesville: How Trump's responses differed

In the aftermath of the attacks in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday and Charlottesville, Va., five days earlier, President Trump offered very different reactions.

Striking magazine covers criticize Trump's Charlottesville response

Magazine covers slam Trump for 'unsteady' response to last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville.

Confederate monuments testify to the Union's unfinished victory

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., is emblematic of an old American tradition of progressivism followed by racist reaction.

Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting anti-Muslim war crime tale

President Trump responded to the news of a terrorist attack in Spain by peddling a debunked legend about a general's harsh tactics more than a century ago.

Here are the 'beautiful' Confederate monuments Trump wants to stay put

A Confederate monument is toppled in Durham, N.C., others are vandalized as municipal leaders in cities across the U.S. said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.

Trump: Keep our 'beautiful' Confederate monuments

The beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!' the president tweeted.

Striking Economist, Time covers criticize Trump's Charlottesville response

Magazine covers slam Trump for 'unsteady' response to last weekend's violent clashes in Charlottesville.

'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticism

Trump attacked Sens. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic, and Lindsey Graham, one of few Republicans to call out the president by name over Charlottesville.

'It's sacrilegious': The lucrative market in fake Native American art

Native American groups and Washington politicians work together to solve the old problem of counterfeit goods.

Former CIA chief: Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a national disgrace'

Former CIA director John Brennan blasted Trump over statements he made at a press conference concerning the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs flee

As CEOs of major corporations began fleeing President Trump's two business advisory councils yesterday to protest his remarks about the neo-Nazi violence in Virginia, Trump disbanded both groups.

At service for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, a call for 'righteous action'

The truth is we're all going to have our differences, we're all going to be angry with each other,' Susan Bro said. Let's channel that anger not into hate, not into violence, not into fear, but let's channel that anger into righteous action.'

As Trump hedges, U.S. military officers condemn Charlottesville rally with clarity

Senior officers in the U.S. Armed Forces have denounced the white nationalists who organized a violent rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Kasich rips Trump's Charlottesville response: 'It's not about winning an argument'

The Republican governor of Ohio Wednesday strongly criticized the president's blaming of both sides' in the Charlottesville violence.

After Charlottesville, both Bush presidents denounce 'hatred in all forms'

Former President George H.W. Bush and former President George W. Bush, in a rare joint statement, declared Wednesday that Americans must reject hatred in all its forms' in the aftermath of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

McConnell weighs in — 'There are no good neo-Nazis' — without mentioning Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups should not be welcome anywhere in America.'

AFL-CIO leader bashes Trump's 'totally ineffective' business council after leaving it

President Trump's manufacturing council isn't getting much work done, AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka said after leaving the council following Trump's highly criticized response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.

'One side is racist': Romney, other Republicans rebuke Trump's Charlottesville hedging

Several prominent members of the GOP denounced Trump's assertion that both white supremacists and counterprotesters bear the blame for violence in Virginia.

Charlottesville is a target for the alt-right. Its Jewish mayor is emerging as a national voice.

Michael Signer has emerged as a fierce critic of the president — and also as an important voice for the new South's reckoning with its difficult history.

Charlottesville is a target for the 'alt-right.' Its Jewish mayor is emerging as national voice.

WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the white nationalist Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left one counterprotester dead and scores injured, Mayor Michael Signer took to Twitter to highlight the counterprogramming going on at the University of Virginia, the school where he ...

Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate election

Luther Strange, the GOP Senate candidate favored by Trump and McConnell, faces a tough battle from the controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama's runoff.

Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'

Trump had a heated debate with reporters over the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and said there was 'blame on both sides.'

Trump says Steve Bannon is 'not a racist'

President Trump defended Steve Bannon, arguably his most potent hard-right nationalist aide, without ever outright dismissing calls for him to be fired.

Trump stands by remarks on Charlottesville: 'George Washington was a slave owner'

NEW YORK — President Trump appeared at his Manhattan skyscraper to deliver a statement on infrastructure on Tuesday and ended up in a heated debate with reporters over the protests and violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. Trump said there was blame on both sides' ...

Trump says Steve Bannon is 'not a racist'

President Trump on Tuesday mounted a defense of sorts of Steve Bannon, his top strategist and arguably the most potent hard-right nationalist aide in the White House, without ever actually dismissing calls for him to be fired.

Jacksonville reassesses Confederate monuments in Charlottesville's aftermath

After a violent clash over a Confederate statue in Virginia, political leaders like Anna Lopez Brosche are reassessing monuments elsewhere.

U.S. cuts grant for group that seeks to deradicalize neo-Nazis

The Trump administration retooled its grants to organizations battling extremism, cutting out a network founded by an ex-skinhead that seeks to reform white supremacists.

Confederate statue toppled in Durham, N.C.; others vandalized as cities consider removal of such monuments

Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, said they would ...

Trump appears to accidentally share Twitter dis

The Twitter user who called President Trump a fascist and frequently shares anti-Trump sentiment, joked Tuesday that the president agrees with him.'

Charlottesville police chief defends officers' conduct during violence

Charlottesville police chief Al Thomas defended his department's actions during the 'Unite the Right' rally, but expressed remorse at how the 'tragic weekend' unfolded.

Neo-Nazi website is booted by Google

Google booted a neo-Nazi website on the same day that it registered with the tech giant.