Oversight in Government

In New Political Status Quo, Big Business Bucks the Right
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The schism that has opened between Corporate America and President Trump might look like an outlier, but in fact, big business has increasingly parted ways with Republicans on noneconomic issues, writes Greg Ip.

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The New Right-Wing Extremism: Unified, Tech-Savvy and Emboldened
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The violent rally in Virginia signals how the white-nationalist movement, until recently fragmented, is uniting its disparate forces with help from the web and new leaders.

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Trump's Remarks Rattle His Staff, Threaten Agenda
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President Donald Trump’s comments faulting both sides in Saturday’s deadly white nationalist protest in Virginia rattled his staff and risk setting back his policy agenda in Congress, lawmakers and administration aides said.

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Trump cites tale of Gen. Pershing's pigs' blood bullets that historians dismiss
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President Trump on Thursday again cited a story about the late U.S. Army Gen. John J. Pershing dipping bullets in pigs’ blood to deter Islamic attacks that has been dismissed by historians as apocryphal.

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LePage: Tearing down Confederate statues equivalent to taking down 9/11 memorials
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Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday condemned “both sides” of protesters in Charlottesville and equated the act of taking down Confederate statues to dismantling tributes to 9/11 victims.

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Corker: Trump hasn't demonstrated the stability or competence to be successful
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Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.”

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6 in 10 people who approve of Trump say they'll never, ever, ever stop approving
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Most people who are on the Trump train say they are definitely, absolutely never getting off — no matter what.

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