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Why it’s no surprise Pence supports Trump’s controversial statements on Charlottesville

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Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he “stands with the president” on statements President Donald Trump made at a press conference, during which he called white nationalists at a Charlottesville rally “very fine people.” In the aftermath, Democrats and many members of the president’s own party have condemned Trump’s response, explicitly addressing him by name […]

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Philippines’ ‘war on drugs’ leaves 60 dead in three days

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Sixty people have been killed by security forces in the Philippines capital Manila and the bordering province of Bulacan under President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent crackdown on alleged drug users and dealers. By Thursday, the three-day operation had resulted in 223 arrests. Reuters reports that this is the deadliest three days in Duterte’s campaign against drugs and […]

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Political reporters are claiming that Mitch McConnell is pro-civil rights for some reason

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On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined the ranks of Republicans who are very annoyed by Donald Trump’s ambivalent response to neo-Nazis, but who haven’t revealed any plans to actually do anything about it. For some reason, however, McConnell’s heavy-on-rhetoric-light-on-action statement led to some veteran political reporters painting the Republican Senate leader as […]