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11:05 PM ET, August 13, 2017


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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 …
Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville  —  State police and National Guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters.  ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson was on the scene and reports that the authorities turned …
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).
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 …
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.
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 …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
McAuliffe Counters Critics of Police Response to Charlottesville Violence
Discussion: Althouse and Business Insider
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Donald Trump's incredibly unpresidential statement on Charlottesville
I Was Beaten By White Supremacists
Discussion: The Root and The FADER
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Republican senator: White nationalists can't be part of GOP base
Robert King / Washington Examiner:
Mike Huckabee: If Trump ‘shot’ Charlottesville crash driver ‘between the eyes,’ he'd still be criticized
Discussion: The Hill
Christina Caron / New York Times:
Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Is Recalled as ‘a Strong Woman’
Discussion: The Guardian
Washington Post:   Syria's Assad has become an unexpected icon of the far right in America
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 …
Discussion: RedState, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon  —  Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN)Two senior Trump advisers — one inside the White House and another who recently departed — signaled Sunday that the knives are out for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's controversial chief strategist.
Discussion: Political Wire
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
He's One of Them  —  As we get underway today, a few thoughts on yesterday.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
ABC News:
Analysis: Why won't Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
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.
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
The Alt-Right's Rebranding Effort Has Failed  —  The alt-right movement has sought over the past two years to rebrand white nationalism, lifting it out of the obscure corners of the website Stormfront and elevating it into the mainstream political discussion.  —  In some ways the effort succeeded.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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 …
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
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
The Curse Of Identity Politics  —  Charlottesville is the kind of America that identity politics is calling into being.  It's time for straight talk about that.  —  On the Right, the story is fairly straightforward.  Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and their ilk have to be condemned in no uncertain terms, and marginalized.
Discussion: Instapundit
Jacob B. /
SHAMEFUL: Markos Moulitsas spreads ‘dangerous lie’ about ‘NRA and American conservatives’  —  Daily Kos founder and Vox co-founder Markos Moulitsas wasted no time in using the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va. to propagate a disgusting smear about conservatives and the NRA.
Discussion: IJR and Instapundit
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
The White House schedule this week
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Matthew Watkins / The Texas Tribune:
White nationalist rally, counter protest planned at Texas A&M on Sept. 11
Jeff Stein / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren fires back at centrist Democrats
Discussion: Shareblue and Balloon Juice
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Debra J. Saunders /
Why Is This Not a Story?  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman …
Associated Press:
American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up
Discussion: The Root
David French / National Review:
The Alt-Right's Chickens Come Home to Roost
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Dnexon / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
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.
Discussion: Instapundit and Simple Justice