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Economist cover shows Trump speaking with KKK hood | TheHill

The latest cover of the magazine has no headline mentioning Trump or words describing the president’s recent actions.

Trump has taken heat and faced widespread condemnation from Democrats and Republicans for his comments on the rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, after he said twice that more than one side was to blame for violence that erupted.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/media/346922-economist-cover-shows-trump-speaking-with-kkk-hood

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Steve Bannon – rivals ‘wetting themselves,’ calls supremacists ‘clowns,’ contradicts Trump on N. Korea 

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, seemed to take issue with President Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as “clowns” and “losers” and described his efforts against administration rivals in an unusual interview Wednesday with The American Prospect, a progressive magazine.

The interview with magazine co-editor and columnist Robert Kuttner was initiated by Bannon, Kuttner said, in an Anthony Scaramucci-style phone call out of the blue in response to a column Kuttner had written on China.

“Bannon was in high spirits when he phoned me Tuesday afternoon to discuss the politics of taking a harder line with China, and minced no words describing his efforts to neutralize rivals at the Departments of Defense, State and Treasury,” wrote Kuttner

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/17/steve-bannon-contradicts-trump-on-north-korea-talks-of-rivals-and-white-supremacists-in-unusual-interview-with-progressive-magazine/?utm_term=.7389ff7eebea

Argentina warns US against military move on Venezuela

Buenos Aires (AFP) – US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela.

“The use of force is not the way,” but rather political pressure, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a news conference alongside Mike Pence, who is on a tour of Latin American countries.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/argentina-opposes-trump-military-warning-venezuela-174158427.html

Trump accuses Amazon of hurting ‘tax paying retailers’ – POLITICO

President Donald Trump lashed out again Wednesday morning at the online retailer Amazon, accusing it of harming “tax paying retailers” and stripping jobs from towns and cities across the country.

“Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” the president wrote online just after 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-tweet-amazon-hurts-retailers-241685

Trump blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia violence as many Republicans balk


WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump inflamed tension after a deadly rally by white nationalists in Virginia by insisting that counter protesters were also to blame, drawing condemnation from some Republican leaders and praise from white supremacists.
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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/trump-again-casts-blame-both-sides-deadly-violence-011550978–finance.html

Nets Spend 77 Percent of Evening News on Wild Trump Presser

In a jaw-dropping spectacle in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday, the President went off on the media while ranting about his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Trump stepped in it when he appeared to defend the alt-right and doubled down on his original comments from Saturday. The presentation was originally supposed to be the unveiling of an infrastructure proposal that would overhaul the system.

The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) could not get enough of Trump’s fiery and furious tirade as he went to battle with the press. And their evening news broadcasts later that day were commanded by the coverage of Trump. 

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https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/08/15/nets-spend-77-percent-evening-news-wild-trump-presser

Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site | TheHill

The Department of Justice has requested information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Trump, the Los Angeles-based Dreamhost said in a blog post published on Monday.

Dreamhost, a web hosting provider, said that it has been working with the Department of Justice for several months on the request, which believes goes too far under the Constitution.

DreamHost claimed that the complying with the request from the Justice Department would amount to handing over roughly 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the government, in addition to contact information, email content and photos of thousands of visitors to the website, which was involved in organizing protests against Trump on Inauguration Day.
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http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems | TheHill

Former President Obama will re-emerge on the national scene this fall, though Democrats expect him to do so with caution. One aide describes the beginning of a “delicate dance” that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party. Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president’s fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes. He is likely to take on fundraising, for example, something he has done for the Democratic National Committee and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee since leaving office.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/346097-obama-to-reemerge-in-delicate-dance-with-dems

US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat | Fox News

The exercise, known as Northern Viper 17, will take place on Hokkaido — Japan’s northern-most main island — and will last until Aug. 28. According to the U.S. Pacific Command, the drill will include 500 Marines and 18 aircraft operating out of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, on the northern tip of the island of Honshu. “We are improving our readiness not only in the air, but as a logistical support team,” Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, said in a statement. “We are in a prime location for contingency purposes and this exercise will only build upon our readiness in the case a real-world scenario occurs.”

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/10/us-japanese-troops-begin-joint-military-exercise-amid-north-korea-threat.html

Wrestling With North Korea, Trump Finds Perilous Options – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s threat on Thursday to test-fire ballistic missiles soon near the American territory of Guam deepened the challenge confronting the Trump administration: how to defang Pyongyang’s missile programs without risking all-out war. President Trump has made clear that his goal is to deny North Korea the capability to field a long-range nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the United States. And though the Pentagon still hopes for a diplomatic solution, highly classified military options are at the ready, last seriously debated when the Clinton administration pondered pre-emptive action to try to thwart North Korea’s nuclear program.

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/world/asia/north-korea-military-options-trump.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/