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6:50 PM ET, August 12, 2017


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Joe Heim / Washington Post:
March of white supremacists at University of Virginia ends in skirmishes … Chanting “White lives matter!”  “You will not replace us!” and “Jews will not replace us!” several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists carrying torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus Friday night.
CBS News:
Trump condemns hatred “on many sides” in Charlottesville white nationalist protest  —  President Trump said he condemns hatred and bigotry on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, in remarks from New Jersey, his first since white nationalist group protests turned violent and resulted in one death and 34 others injured Saturday.
Fox News:
Injuries reported after car plows into protesters during clashes at ‘Unite the Right’ rally  —  A vehicle rammed into a group of counter-protesters Saturday during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., causing multiple injuries.  —  WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES AND LANGUAGE
Libby Nelson / Vox:
“Why we voted for Donald Trump”: David Duke explains the white supremacist Charlottesville protests  —  David Duke, the former KKK grand wizard, is unambiguous about what Saturday's alt-right and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, means to him: It's the fulfillment of President Trump's vision for America.
CBS News:
Car plows into protesters in Charlottesville - live updates  —  A car struck protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, after police dispersed a gathering of white nationalists on Saturday.  —  Charlottesville police tell CBS News at least four people are injured.
Discussion: CBS New York, The Week, IJR and The Root
New York Times:
State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as a protest of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general turned violent …
NBC News:
Virginia Gov. Declares State of Emergency as White Nationalist Rally Turns Violent  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Fights erupted injuring at least eight people and a car plowed through a crowd when white nationalists and counter-protesters violently clashed Saturday, prompting Charlottesville police …
USA Today:
Car hits crowd after police shut down ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE — A car crashed into a crowd of peaceful protesters here Saturday after police in riot gear dispersed crowds at the “Unite the Right” rally following bottle-throwing clashes between alt-right demonstrators …
Discussion: TheBlaze
Caleb Howe / RedState:
BREAKING: Terror in Charlottesville as Car Speeds Into Crowd of Protesters; Shocking Video  —  The video in this post may be disturbing so please use your judgment in watching.  In Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists and counter protesters have clashed and police have cracked down …
Nicole Chavez / CNN:
Charlottesville remains on edge ahead of ‘Unite the Right’ rally
Joshua Eaton / ThinkProgress:
Violence erupts at Klan-like rally through the University of Virginia campus
Discussion: UVA Today, Hullabaloo, Shareblue and WTVR-TV
Caleb Howe / RedState:
BREAKING: Charlottesville Declares Alt-Right Rally an ‘Unlawful Assembly’, Arrests Underway
Discussion: The Atlantic
Jennifer Van Laar /
Tiki-Torch Bearing “Unite the Right” Protesters Descend on Charlottesville
Discussion: RedState
Daily Progress:
Unite the Right torch rally ends in violence at the Rotunda
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:   Chanting ‘blood and soil!’ white nationalists with torches march on University of Virginia
New York Times:
Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case  —  WASHINGTON — In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump suspects Bannon of leaking, putting job in jeopardy  —  President Trump has told close associates that he believes Steve Bannon is behind damaging leaks about White House colleagues, putting the chief strategist's job in fresh jeopardy, sources close to the president tell me.
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben White / Politico:
Kelly considers further shuffling of West Wing staff, officials say
Discussion: ABC News and RedState
Mar-Vic Cagurangan / New York Times:
Trump to Guam Governor: North Korea Threats Will Boost Tourism ‘Tenfold’  —  HAGÅTÑA, Guam — If there's one thing that Guam does not have to worry about while the tiny island is in the nuclear cross hairs of North Korea, it's tourism, President Trump told the island's governor in a phone call made public on Saturday.
Discussion: The Week
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
'We've Had Enough': Conservatives Relish the ‘Fury’ in Trump's Talk
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Henry A. Kissinger / Wall Street Journal:   How to Resolve the North Korea Crisis
Lesley Clark / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
There are 86 million reasons why Trump can't really hurt Mitch McConnell  —  No matter how much President Donald Trump taunts Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader's position is secure, thanks largely to a powerful super PAC that has plowed millions into Senate campaigns, ensuring the loyalty of his Republican caucus.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Constance Grady / Vox:
The Taylor Swift groping trial shows how we think about who's entitled to women's bodies  —  This week saw the beginning of what the internet has mostly referred to as simply “the Taylor Swift groping trial.”  The pop megastar is facing off in court against former radio DJ David Mueller …
Discussion: CNN, The Guardian and Refinery29
Wall Street Journal:
Unmasking Samantha Power  —  We still don't know why Obama officials needed to know the names of so many Trump officials.  —  Of all the Russia storms raging around Donald Trump —the Christopher Steele dossier, the email to Don Jr. promising dirt on Hillary Clinton —there is still …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senate Inquiry Into Russian Meddling Could Wrap Up This Year, Burr Says
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified ‘military option’  —  BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as “craziness.”
Manchin Emerges as Possible Pick for Energy Department  —  Move would let West Virginia's GOP governor to name successor  —  Idea in early stages of discussion, with Perry stance unclear  —  Some White House and Republican officials are exploring the idea of putting West Virginia Democratic …
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Paul Manafort Returns to the Center of the Russia Story
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Jonathan Zimmerman / Washington Post:
Who's benefiting from affirmative action? White men.
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape
Discussion: Althouse