On Confederate monuments, the public stands with Trump – Washington Post

Washington Post On Confederate monuments, the public stands with TrumpWashington PostPresident Trump came out strongly in opposition to removing Confederate statues from public places, saying it was “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.".Trump 'Sad' Over Removal of 'Our […]

Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history. No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing, so the national lottery game will continue to grow ahead of the next drawing Saturday night. At $510 million, the drawing […]

Local NAACP President Carl White calls on President Trump to denounce Virginia violence

Conroe, August 16 – BREAKING NEWS! Carl White, President of the Montgomery County Chapter, Number 6304, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, called on “President Donald Trump to denounce this act [the Charlottesville violence] as an act of terrorism and condemn the repeated rhetoric […]

Paul Ryan tweets ‘white supremacy is repulsive’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is the first Republican leader to comment on President Donald Trump’s remarks Tuesday, declaring in a tweet that “white supremacy is repulsive.” The Wisconsin Republican has sought to keep the GOP caucus on Capitol Hill focused on legislative priorities. His Twitter account is full of messages about the need […]

Congressman Brady to Conroe Town Hall: “The American people are left behind in our current Tax Code”

Conroe, August 16 – United States Congressman and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady spoke to approximately sixty members of the Conroe Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. “The American people are left behind in our current Tax Code,” Brady told the audience. Brady has proposed the most significant reform of […]

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring “racism is evil” after two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate over the deadly race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. In a hastily arranged statement at the White House, Trump branded […]

Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Monday that the United States wants to peacefully resolve a deepening standoff with North Korea but is also ready to use the “full range” of its military capabilities in case of provocation. The comments by Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford in a series of […]

Woman killed Charlottesville crash identified – CNN

CNN Woman killed Charlottesville crash identifiedCNNCHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (CNN) [Breaking news update at 10:55 a.m. ET]. The 32-year old woman killed in Charlottesville on Saturday has been identified as Heather Heyer, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Sunday. Heyer was killed after a car rammed …White House: Trump's condemnation includes 'white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups'Washington […]

State of emergency declared amid violence at Charlottesville’s ‘Unite the Right’ rally – CNN

CNN State of emergency declared amid violence at Charlottesville's 'Unite the Right' rallyCNNCharlottesville, Virginia (CNN) [Breaking news update, published at 12:10 p.m. ET]. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency "to aid state response to violence" ahead of Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville …Violent clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters […]

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