Dane Wigington

Partisan divide over Trump response to Charlottesville

(CBS News) Nearly two-thirds of Americans consider the attack that led to loss of life in Charlottesville an act of “domestic terrorism,” a view that spans partisan lines. But President Trump’s response to Charlottesville finds more division. He gets majority disapproval overall for his response to the events, while most Republicans approve. Republicans interviewed following…

Phoenix mayor asks Trump to cancel rally

(United Press International) Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has asked President Donald Trump to postpone a campaign-style rally scheduled for Tuesday, as many protests across the United States were called off for fear of violence. In a statement Wednesday, Stanton, a Democrat, asked Trump to delay his visit to Phoenix because “our nation is still healing…

Syracuse denies permit for ‘America First’ rally

(Syracuse Post-Standard) The city of Syracuse has denied a permit requested by ACT for America to hold a rally next month to support President Donald Trump’s immigration, refugee and border policies, according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office. ACT for America, which has been labeled an extremist anti-Muslim group by the Southern Poverty Law…

Dems unveil bill to ban Confederate monuments on federal property

(The Hill) A pair of House Democrats unveiled legislation on Thursday that would prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to display Confederate symbols on federal property. That would include places like the Capitol, military bases, highways, parks and streets maintained by the federal government. Democratic Reps. Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.) and Dwight Evans (Pa.) are introducing…

New Yorker cover depicts Trump sailing with Klan

(The Hill) The upcoming cover of The New Yorker depicts President Trump in a boat with sails that resemble the hood of a Ku Klux Klansmen. The cover art, titled “Blowhard” by artist David Plunkert, focuses on Trump’s statements Tuesday in which he blamed “both sides” for violence caused by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va.,…