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8:30 PM ET, August 13, 2017

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Washington Post:
Alleged driver of car that plowed into Charlottesville crowd was a Nazi sympathizer, former teacher says … CHARLOTTESVILLE — A man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of protesters here — killing one person and leaving 19 injured — long sympathized with Nazi views and had stood …
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Media Matters for America:
Fox & Friends Sunday defends white supremacist Charlottesville protesters: “There's a reason those people were out there”  —  PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): I think the president nailed it.  He condemned in the strongest possible terms hatred and bigotry on all sides as opposed to immediately picking a side out the gate.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mediaite
Nicole Hensley / New York Daily News:
Paralegal killed during protest of Charlottesville white supremacist rally: ‘She died doing what was right’  —  Counter-protesters and medics rushed to help the lone victim who died during a peaceful Charlottesville protest disrupted by a madman with a sports car on Saturday.
Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
Here's What We Know About The Man Accused Of Killing A Woman At A White Supremacist Rally  —  A 20-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after police said he plowed his car into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. … Nine pedestrians were injured in the crash, and a 32-year-old woman was killed.
Andrew Anglin / Daily Stormer:
C H A R L O T T E S V I L L E  —  It is Sunday and the event is over.  However, I'm going to leave this page up at the top for half the day.  People are interested to see what went down.  —  You can also check this forum thread for attendees only for updates from people at the event (and post in it if you're there).
WCPO:
Charlottesville car attack suspect James Fields Jr. was ‘infatuated’ with Nazis, ex-teacher says  —  Fields recently moved from Northern Kentucky  —  UNION, Ky. — The man police said rammed his car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally was “very infatuated with the Nazis …
Andy Campbell / HuffPost:
Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer: 'I'm Proud Of What She Did'  —  “I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice,” Susan Bro told HuffPost.  —  RUCKERSVILLE, Va. Susan Bro sat in her darkened home on Sunday, tearing up as she smiled.  —  She was thinking fondly of her daughter …
New York Times:
What We Know About James Alex Fields, Driver Charged in Charlottesville Killing  —  James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio was charged with second-degree murder in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday after he smashed a car into a line of cars in an episode that left a 32-year-old woman dead and injured …
Washington Post:   Syria's Assad has become an unexpected icon of the far right in America
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
White House Acts to Stem Fallout From Trump's First Charlottesville Remarks  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The White House, under siege over President Trump's equivocal response to this weekend's bloody white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday condemned “white supremacists” for inciting the violence that led to one death.
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Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
Why Trump Can't Say the Obvious  —  It's long past Passover, but the latest effusions from Donald Trump bring to mind the question that begins that ritual: “Why is this president different from all other presidents?”  —  Would any past president have not understood the need to read …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
He's One of Them  —  As we get underway today, a few thoughts on yesterday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Donald Trump's incredibly unpresidential statement on Charlottesville
ABC News:
Analysis: Why won't Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
gofundme.com:
I Was Beaten By White Supremacists
Discussion: The FADER and The Root
Robert King / Washington Examiner:
Mike Huckabee: If Trump ‘shot’ Charlottesville crash driver ‘between the eyes,’ he'd still be criticized
Discussion: The Hill
Yesha Callahan / The Root:   Interview: 20-Year Old Deandre Harris Speaks Out About Being Assaulted by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
Eli Watkins / CNN:   Charlottesville mayor on Trump: ‘Look at the campaign he ran’
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Gingrich: Trump should condemn Charlottesville violence ‘more aggressively’
Discussion: Fox News and twitchy.com
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Anti-McMaster campaign is about to get uglier  —  The bare-knuckle campaign to remove National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster from the White House is about to get much uglier.  —  Outside forces opposed to McMaster are going to allege he has a drinking problem, according to sources outside …
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CNN:
Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon
Discussion: Political Wire
Meghan Breen / KTVN-TV:
UNR Student Talks After Marching in Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally  —  Thousands gathered to protest in the streets Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, among them was 20 year-old Reno resident Peter Cvjetanovic.  —  Cvjetanovic is an undergraduate at the university studying history and political science.
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Time for Republicans to Leap From the Boat  —  President Trump made two big political decisions over past half-week, and both are already proving disasters.  —  The first decision was to cut himself loose from the Republican leadership in Congress.  Trump blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …
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Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:   The Alt-Right's Rebranding Effort Has Failed
Patricia Mazzei / miamiherald:
Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio  —  One of Venezuela's most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country's government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month.
Associated Press:
American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up  —  https://apnews.com/7038efa32f324d8ea9fa 2ff7eadf8f20  —  Link copied!  —  BERLIN (AP) — Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden.
Discussion: The Root
 
 
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Debra J. Saunders / Townhall.com:
Why Is This Not a Story?  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman …
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David French / National Review:
The Alt-Right's Chickens Come Home to Roost
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Yes, Trump is a Threat to Liberal Democracy. And You Should be Worried.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
I'm a White Man. Hear Me Out.
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