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Upset with Trump’s response, economic aide mulled quitting

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser sharply denounced the president’s response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt “compelled” to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump’s comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.

Can Trump stem wave of racism?

Because Americans make so many judgments through a partisan lens, any position Trump takes drives most Republicans to embrace the same position.

What Labrador said about Kustra on the radio…

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s call this week for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign – in which he labeled Kustra “a 60-something white male from a liberal state trying to tell me, a young Hispanic male, how I should react to racism” –...

Charlottesville votes to shroud statues

The Charlottesville City Council voted to drape two Confederate statues in black fabric during a chaotic meeting packed with irate residents who screamed and cursed at councilors over the city’s response to a white nationalist rally.

Labrador blasts BSU president following rally criticism, calls for Kustra to resign

Idaho's U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it's time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman's response to a recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Labrador spoke out against Kustra during a Monday interview with 670 KBOI...

E. Idaho lawmaker boasts of donations after conspiracy post

An Idaho lawmaker says his political supporters have found a way to take advantage of the wide-ranging criticism he's received for sharing a conspiracy theory suggesting the recent tragedy in Charlottesville might have been organized to undermine President Donald Trump. Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, said Monday at least five donors...

Bryan Zollinger ‘doubles down’ on Charlottesville

Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger said Monday that he’s doubling down on the claim that it is “completely plausible” that Democratic officials staged the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., to smear President Donald Trump. And he said donors are pledging to give him money in response to widespread criticism of the post.

Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols

The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory.

Mnuchin defends Trump’s response to protests

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending President Trump’s response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and rejecting calls from a group of his Yale University classmates that he resign from the administration in protest.

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

President Donald Trump’s racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans’ deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

Pence on message, despite Trump’s troubles at home

The day after President Donald Trump sparred with reporters on live television over assigning blame for violence at a white supremacist rally, White House aides were stunned, advisers were whispering their frustrations, business allies were cutting public ties with the White House and Trump was out of sight.