Hate Crime or Domestic Terrorism? How Charlottesville Federal Legal Case Could Proceed

The federal civil rights investigation into the weekend violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, could involve domestic terrorism and hate crime charges and isn’t limited to the driver who plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people, according to the Trump administration. Speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday, “It […]

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Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off insolvency and economic collapse. Battered by civil unrest that threatens to become a total political meltdown, the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro has offered an ownership stake in up to nine of Venezuela’s most […]

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Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Probe of Violence in Charlottesville

The Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation into the violence surrounding an aborted white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hours after a young man said to have white supremacist sympathies drove a car through a group of counterprotesters Saturday in the city’s downtown, killing a woman, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a late-night […]

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White Supremacists Will Not Tear America Apart. We’re Better Than This.

It’s tragic and heartbreaking to see hatred and racism once again mar our great nation with bloodshed. Heidi’s and my prayers are with the loved ones of those killed and injured in the ongoing violence in Charlottesville. The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and […]

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Trump on His Bond With Jeff Sessions: ‘It Is What It Is’

President Donald Trump appeared to lack enthusiasm Thursday when he said his relationship with Attorney General Jeff Session is “fine”—after repeatedly expressing disappointment in the head of the  Justice Department and even calling him “beleaguered.” “It’s fine. It is what it is,” @POTUS says. Trump’s recent negative tweets about Sessions—an Alabama Republican who was the first […]

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Trump Thanks Putin for Expelling US Diplomats from Russia: ‘Now We Have a Smaller Payroll’

(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump said that Russian President Vladimir Putin did him a favor by expelling hundreds of U.S. diplomats and staff from Russia, saying that the decision has actually saved the U.S. taxpayers money. “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down on payroll, and as far as I’m concerned, […]

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1 Dead, 9 Injured as Car Slams Into Pedestrians at White Nationalist Rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—One person is dead and nine are injured after a vehicle plowed through a group of people Saturday near a demonstration by self-proclaimed white nationalists who were met by counterprotesters. Police later announced a total of 35 rally-related injuries. The incident, reportedly involving a silver or gray Dodge Charger, occurred in the early afternoon […]

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GOP Lawmakers Ask Jeff Sessions to End Operation Choke Point

Five high-ranking House Republicans have asked formally that the Trump administration end Operation Choke Point, an Obama administration program that critics say unfairly targets politically unpopular industries such as firearms sellers and payday lenders. In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the four lawmakers request that the Justice Department “repudiate” the program […]

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