“Jewish Republicans reject Trump’s take on Charlottesville violence” Reply


POLITICO

“Jewish Republicans rejected Donald Trump’s comments in response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but it doesn’t appear the president is facing further consequences from the small but vital GOP constituency over what they saw as a failure to adequately denounce crowds that shouted anti-Semitic chants and hoisted Nazi flags last weekend.

The Republican Jewish Coalition in a statement called for Trump to show greater leadership after he seemed Tuesday to equate neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan demonstrators with those protesting them. Matt Brooks, executive director of the RJC, would not say whether members plan any further steps to warn the president.”  MORE

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . . 1


In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side.

“I think there is blame on both sides,” he said.

“What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem, I think they do.”

He added: “You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now.”

Trump defended his 48-hour delay in denouncing white supremacists, arguing that he took his time because he didn’t know the facts.

“Republicans on recess hold town halls, are met with constituents angry about health care” Reply


SALON

A Colorado senator holds two town halls and is met with constituents angry about his attempts to repeal Obamacare

“Obama returns to politics with redistricting group fundraiser”


POLITICO

“Food Stamps Are Holding Up The Republican Agenda”


HUFFINGTON POST

The GOP is having a nasty family feud over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“Supreme Court will hear Trump’s travel ban, and other major revelations”


SALON

“Trump upends the global order”


THE HILL

“The Trump administration has started rolling back the birth control mandate”


THINK PROGRESS

Employers will soon be able to opt-out of providing coverage for birth control by citing religious objections.

“No, the “grown-ups” won’t save us: A favorite Beltway fantasy bites the dust again”


SALON

CARTOON