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12:10 PM ET, August 14, 2017


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Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Here's What Really Happened In Charlottesville  —  Who came ready for violence?  Was it on “many sides”?  The answers are clearer on the ground.  —  Reporting From  —  Yes, you can blame the Nazis.  —  The race-fueled chaos that wracked Charlottesville, Virginia, finally came to rest on Sunday night.
Discussion: New York Times and The Week
John Harwood / CNBC:
GOP is more likely to vent ‘personal disgust’ for Trump after Charlottesville  — Accusations that Trump is racist have never made Republican politicians abandon him in large numbers.  — The killing of an anti-supremacist protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, has generated rage toward white nationalists.
Jana Winter / Foreign Policy:
FBI and DHS Warned of Growing Threat From White Supremacists Months Ago  —  Trump doesn't want to call out white supremacists.  The FBI already did.  —  The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security in May warned that white supremacist groups had already carried out more attacks …
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Katie Mettler / Washington Post:
GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer for disparaging woman killed at Charlottesville rally  —  After months of criticism that GoDaddy was providing a platform for hate speech, the Web hosting company announced late Sunday that it will no longer house the Daily Stormer …
Wall Street Journal:
The Poison of Identity Politics
New York Times:
The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of
Monique Garcia / Chicago Tribune:
Illinois Senate approves resolution asking police to recognize neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations
Discussion: The Hill and Talking Points Memo
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
One group loved Trump's remarks about Charlottesville: White supremacists
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump Adviser Says He Will ‘Blow’ McMaster, Drudge ‘The F**k Out’ If Bannon Is Ousted  —  Sam Nunberg, a former political adviser to Donald Trump, warned Sunday of dire consequences for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Matt Drudge if White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is pushed out of the West Wing.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Why is Trump reluctant to condemn white supremacy?  It's his racism — and his megalomania.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  During a visit to Washington on Monday, President Trump will again address the deadly violence sparked by a rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, a White House aide tells CNN.
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 …
Matt Egan / CNNMoney:
Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville  —  Trump addresses Charlottesville clashes (full)  —  One of America's most prominent black CEOs quit President Trump's manufacturing council on Monday over Trump's failure to condemn white supremacists.  —  Kenneth Frazier of Merck …
Pearce Tefft / INFORUM:
Letter: Family denounces Tefft's racist rhetoric and actions  —  My name is Pearce Tefft, and I am writing to all, with regards to my youngest son, Peter Tefft, an avowed white nationalist who has been featured in a number of local news stories over the last several months.
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:   Father Denounces Son Identified As Participant In White Supremacist Rally
New York Times:
North Korea's Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say  —  North Korea's success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Week
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Oklahoma man charged in anti-government bomb plot  —  The FBI has arrested an Oklahoma man on charges that he tried to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb outside a bank, acting out of a hatred for the U.S. government and an admiration for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mc­Veigh, according to court papers.
Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Sessions defends Trump's comments on Charlottesville, says car-ramming fits definition of domestic terror  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the incident of a driver ramming a car into a crowd of demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, which killed a young woman and sent 19 …
Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:
Sessions Says ‘Evil Attack’ in Virginia Is Domestic Terrorism
Discussion: RedState and Talking Points Memo
Patrick Smith / BuzzFeed:
Angela Merkel Just Said Violence By Far-Right Groups In Virginia Was “Absolutely Repulsive”  —  The German premier issued a strong condemnation of the “naked racism” seen in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. … Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, has issued a strong condemnation …
Discussion: Daily Kos and COED
Media Matters for America:
Alex Jones: A lot of KKK protesters are “Jewish actors” who look like the “cast of Seinfeld” with their hoods off  —  ALEX JONES (HOST): Here's a little bit of audio of me like 18 years ago protesting the KKK.  There's no big crowd of Antifa there supporting me, and them threatening to kill me, everything else.
Ali Watkins / Politico:
Obama team was warned in 2014 about Russian interference  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use …
Discussion: Raw Story, Scared Monkeys and The Week
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“There was no police presence.  We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park watching."  —  “It was essentially just brawling on the street and community members trying to protect each other.”
Discussion: New York Times and Clayton Cramer
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
This Is the Bleakest Moment for America in My Lifetime  —  Back in February, before the prion disease that has afflicted conservative politics for four decades reached its current, virulent stage, and when people still thought that the president* had some sort of pivot left in him …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Alexa Chryssovergis / Arizona Republic:
Voter fraud in Arizona: What it looks like, how often it happens and how it is fought  —  President Donald Trump spoke to members at the first meeting of a commission on voter fraud Wednesday.  He criticized states that have failed to comply with the commission's requests to turn over voter information.
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CBS Boston:
'We Don't Want You,' Walsh Warns Ahead Of Planned Boston Free Speech Rally
Discussion: The Atlantic
Jack Stripling / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Beyond a President's Worst Fears, a Mob With Torches Arrived
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
The lessons of the Russian revolution, 100 years later
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix Signs ‘Scandal’ Creator Shonda Rhimes Away from ABC, as Battle for Talent Escalates
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Tegna / KREM-TV:
WSU College Republican President attends ‘Unite The Right’ rally in Charlottesville
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Reporter: Eric Bolling is trying to intimidate me
Discussion: RedState, IJR and Mediaite
Kurt Schlichter /
Conservatives Must Regulate Google And All of Silicon Valley Into Submission
Discussion: RedState
Orange County Register:
California's coming youth deficit
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
Pulitzer-Winner James Risen Joins The Intercept And First Look Media
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
The Curse Of Identity Politics
Discussion: Instapundit and New York Times