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8-15-2017 It took Trump a while to condemn white supremacy Nuggets…..(Vox)

Yesterday, President Trump explicitly condemned the groups of white supremacists who participated in violent marches in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, two days after protests there turned deadly. [NYT / Glenn Thrush] The statement came after Trump was criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike for his initial, tepid comments on the violence. Rather than explicitly condemn […]

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8-15-2017 The US announces a new trade probe into China Nuggets…..(Vox)

On Monday, President Trump signed a new executive order to jump-start an investigation into China’s trade practices — specifically allegations that China is stealing the intellectual property of US companies. [CNN Money / Patrick Gillespie and Jeremy Diamond] The investigation will be conducted by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who oversees trade negotiation. Lighthizer’s probe […]

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8-15-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines President Trump specifically denounced “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend—two days after he gave a statement condemning violence “on many sides.” Trump attacked Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of Merck pharmaceuticals, on Twitter, after the executive announced he was resigning […]

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8-14-2017 Political Nuggets….

Top Stories President Donald Trump said, “Racism is evil,” following nearly two days of criticism of his statement after racially-motivated violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. He pointed his finger at “criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” behind the attack, and noted the Justice Department’s civil rights investigation into the […]

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