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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
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.
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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Syria's Assad has become an unexpected icon of the far right in America … BEIRUT — Among the postings on what might have been the Facebook page of James Alex Fields Jr., the driver of the car that killed a counterprotester at the right-wing demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday …
Christina Caron / New York Times:   Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Called ‘a Strong Woman’
Washington Post:
Police in Charlottesville criticized for slow response to violent demonstrations
Discussion: The Guardian
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.
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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.
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.  In addition to going out of his way not to denounce the white supremacist and neo-nazi marchers yesterday, for those primed to hear it (which is the point) the President made a point of calling out and valorizing the marchers.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and IJR
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Donald Trump's incredibly unpresidential statement on Charlottesville  —  (CNN)A group of white supremacists — screaming racial, ethnic and misogynistic epithets — rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.  One person was killed and 19 others were injured when a car sped into a group of counter-protesters.
gofundme.com:
I Was Beaten By White Supremacists
Discussion: The FADER and The Root
Yesha Callahan / The Root:   Interview: 20-Year Old Deandre Harris Speaks Out About Being Assaulted by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Gingrich: Trump should condemn Charlottesville violence ‘more aggressively’
Discussion: Fox News and twitchy.com
Eli Watkins / CNN:   Charlottesville mayor on Trump: ‘Look at the campaign he ran’
Madeline Conway / Politico:
Sessions opens federal probe on Charlottesville
Discussion: The Root
Julia Manchester / The Hill:   Charlottesville mayor: We're not seeing leadership from the White House
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence  —  Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had harsh words for President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend.  —  Scaramucci spoke to ABC News Chief Anchor …
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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 …
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
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.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Trump babbles in the face of tragedy  —  President Trump speaks about events in Charlottesville on Saturday in Bedminster, N.J. (Jim Watson/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)  —  One of the difficult but primary duties of the modern presidency is to speak for the nation in times of tragedy.
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Jeff Stein / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats  —  ATLANTA — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took aim at centrist Democrats on Saturday in front of the one of the largest annual gatherings of progressives in the country.  —  Two days after a new Democratic-aligned superPAC called …
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