AG Barr defends clearing protest near White House, disputes claims demonstration was peaceful

"It was not a political act," Barr said of the visit where the president was photographed with a bible. "It was entirely appropriate for him to do."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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McConnell Boosts Esper As He Comes Under Fire At WH For Breaking With Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is throwing his support behind Defense Secretary Mark Esper amid reports that the White House is “not happy” after Esper broke with President Trump by opposing invoking the Insurrection Act to quell protests. In Thursday morning tweets, McConnell praised both Esper and Attorney General Bill Barr for their “dedicated work at this difficult time.” McConnell added that he is glad the President “assembled such an impressive team.” In these challenging...
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Twelve books that give context to current protests [reading list]

Cities across the United States have seen ongoing protests since the death of George Floyd while in police custody on 25 May. Conversations are taking place on social media as well as in the real world, and media coverage has been relentless. We at Oxford University Press would like to highlight some of our books across politics, history, and philosophy that we hope can contribute to the important conversations currently taking place and provide valuable context. Where possible, we’ve made some ...
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Trump says he went to White House bunker for 'inspection,' not because of protests

President Donald Trump denied reports that he was escorted to an underground bunker at White House because of security concerns amid violent protest.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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White House Propaganda Video Falsely Claims 'Domestic Terrorists' Planted Bricks for Protesters

This video, obtained by Gizmodo, was posted to—then deleted from—the official White House Twitter account. Gizmodo has obscured some identities and added commentary but has not altered or edited the source video otherwise.Read more...
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White House mood darkens as Trump battles with James Mattis, criticism over Bible photo op

Even for a president who courts chaos, it's been a tumultuous week for Trump. The constant string of bad news is taking its toll on the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Privately Backs Off From Sending Troops Into States Amid Unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — After threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing off, with White House officials saying the response to demonstrations across the country indicated that local governments should be able to restore order themselves. The shift came as protests in Washington and other cities over police brutality against minorities proceeded Tuesday with relative calm, a striking contrast to the harsh crackdowns...
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Washington Post: Trump attempted to register to vote in Florida last year using the White House address

President Donald Trump last year attempted to register to vote in Florida while claiming that his "legal residence" was in Washington, DC, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
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Jim Acosta stunned by press secretary's Trump comparison

CNN's Jim Acosta presses White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany after she said that "no tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used" during protests in Washington.
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Grassley Putting Hold On Two Trump Admin Nominees Until WH Provides Explanation For IG Firings

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Thursday that he is placing a hold on two Trump administration nominees until the White House provides him with an explanation for the firing of two inspectors general. Im placing holds on 2 Trump Admin noms until I get reasons 4firing 2 agency watchdogs as required by law Not 1st time ive raised alarm when admins flout IG protection law Obama did same& got same earfull from me All I want is a reason 4 firing these ppl CHECKS&BALANCES — ChuckGrassley (@Ch...
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Trump lied about 2018 Mattis resignation, former Chief of Staff John Kelly says

Donald Trump's former Chief of Staff John Kelly today confirmed that Trump was lying when he said he demanded the resignation of former defense secretary Jim Mattis. Said Kelly: “The president did not fire him. He did not ask for his resignation. The president has clearly forgotten how it actually happened or is confused." “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis wro...
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Incumbents usually are penalized in times of unrest

The protests and riots of the last week have led many to try and find the correct historical analogy during this election year. Is this 1968, a year in which Republicans, with Richard Nixon as their standard-bearer, won back the White House? Is this 1970, a year in which Republicans suffered a double-digit loss of governorships?
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Single market holds key to unlocking Brexit impasse

The economic devastation caused by Covid-19 ought to be motivation enough for a dealNissan says its car plant in Sunderland will be at risk if it has to pay tariffs on vehicles exported from the UK to the EU. The governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, has told banks they need to prepare for the possibility that there will be no deal. It is something of an understatement to say that the talks between London and Brussels are not going well.Whether things are as bad as they look remains to...
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Trump claims he went to bunker for 'inspection' during protests

President Donald Trump sought to explain his presence in an underground White House bunker during violent weekend protests as an "inspection" rather than a retreat for his own safety, telling a radio interviewer Wednesday he was only in the safe room for a "tiny" amount of time.
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Anderson Cooper scoffs at Trump being compared to Churchill

CNN's Anderson Cooper responds to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany saying that President Donald Trump's photo-op in front of St. John's Episcopal Church amid the George Floyd protests was akin to Winston Churchill touring the rubble of London during WWII.
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Obama urges young black people to 'feel hopeful even as you may feel angry' after George Floyd's death

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday personally thanked protesters in the streets across the nation following the death of George Floyd, and urged young African Americans to "feel hopeful even as you may feel angry" because he feels change is coming.
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George Floyd live updates: Barack Obama pushes for police reform; Los Angeles to cut $100-150M from police budget; 9,300 arrests nationally

In a town hall, former President Barack Obama urged mayors to commit to police reform, review use-of-force policies. Latest on George Floyd's death.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Snapchat Will No Longer Promote President Trump’s Account

Snapchat will no longer promote President Donald Trump's account on its Discovery channel following statements he made off the platform this weekend, the company said today. "We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover," a Snapchat spokesperson confirmed to Adweek. "Racial violence and injustice have...
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Army: Esper reverses plan to send active-duty troops home

In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests.
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Trump claims he went to bunker for 'inspection' amid violent protests

President Donald Trump sought to explain his presence in an underground White House bunker during violent weekend protests as an "inspection" rather than a retreat for his own safety, telling a radio interviewer Wednesday he was only in the safe room for a "tiny" amount of time.
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Barack Obama: I want you to know that you matter

The ex-US president has been giving his first video address since unrest over the death of George Floyd.
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Analysis: Incumbents usually are penalized in times of unrest

The protests and riots of the last week have led many to try and find the correct historical analogy during this election year. Is this 1968, a year in which Republicans, with Richard Nixon as their standard-bearer, won back the White House? Is this 1970, a year in which Republicans suffered a double-digit loss of governorships?
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Richard Nixon

Warner calls for Barr to resign after protesters cleared from near White House

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner called for Attorney General William Barr's resignation on Tuesday, saying Barr is "unfit for office" after the attorney general reportedly ordered peaceful protesters to be cleared from near the White House earlier this week.
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Business secretary Alok Sharma appears unwell in House of Commons chamber – video

Alok Sharma, the business secretary, has been tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell while delivering a statement in the Commons. Sharma appeared ill and to be sweating while he spoke about a bill. The parliamentary authorities are understood to have given the area a deep clean and MPs were at the time sitting at least two metres apart. 'This was done as a precaution,' a House of Commons source saidBusiness secretary tested for Covid-19 after feeling ill during Commons speech Continue readi...
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Trump Narrows Search for Coronavirus Vaccine to Five Firms

The White House is eager to project progress, but the public-private partnership it has created still faces scientific hurdles, internal tensions and questions from Congress.
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NYC protests reignite Cuomo-de Blasio feud

Even against the backdrop of the fiery rhetoric coming from the White House this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trial balloon set off alarms amid protests roiling New York City in response to the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota.
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Opinión: Bolsonaro es bizarro, pero sabe lo que está haciendo

EL PRESIDENTE DE BRASIL NO NECESITA CENTRALIZAR EL PODER PARA SALIRSE CON LA SUYA.RÍO DE JANEIRO -- Mas de 30.000 muertos. Devastacion social generalizada. Hospitales desbordados. Una economia al borde del desastre. En Brasil --el pais mas afectado de America del Sur, un nuevo epicentro del coronavirus-- la situacion es grave.Y aun asi su presidente, Jair Bolsonaro, vive en otra realidad.El virus es "una pequeña gripe", y lo unico que puede hacer respecto a su propagacion es recomendar la cloroq...
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Warren Calls For DOJ Probe Amid Reports Attorney General Ordered Protesters Removed

“These attacks on peaceful American protesters steps from the White House were sickening and appalling."
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With wins in 7 states and D.C., Biden closes in on nomination

By STEVE PEOPLES Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries. On Tuesday, voters across America were forced to navigate curfews, health concerns and National Guard troops — waiting in line hours...
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Democrats Demand Answers After Protesters Cleared From Park For Trump Stunt

House Democrats called the incident in front of the White House this week a "direct threat to our democracy" in letter.
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