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College Republicans president spotted in Charlottesville: ‘They have no proof that I’m a racist’

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The president of Washington State University’s chapter of the College Republicans says that he’s being unfairly maligned after he was photographed participating in the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

KREM Channel 2’s Amanda Roley spoke to James Allsup after his photo was identified in the #GoodNightAltRight Twitter campaign, which circulated photos of the white supremacists — including neo-Nazi groups, the Ku Klux Klan and “truckloads of skinheads” — who converged on Charlottesville purportedly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a municipal park.

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The “Unite the Right” march quickly turned into a melee that ended with the death of a 32-year-old anti-fascist protester and the injury of at least 19 others after a 20-year-old neo-Nazi rammed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators.

Allsup — who has 14,000 Twitter followers and 145,000 YouTube subscribers — was identified in a tweet by the account @YesYoureRacist on Saturday night.

He told Channel 2 that he’s being smeared.

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“They have no proof that I’m a racist,” Allsup said. “They are slandering me and that I’m racist without evidence because I talk about history and I talk about American politics.”

Allsup says he identifies as a “paleoconservative” and “right-wing libertarian,” not as white supremacist or alt-right, a term that he feels is a slur.

Allsup is just one of a number of men identified in the #GoodNightAltRight hashtag campaign. Cole White, 20, of Berkeley, CA was named by Twitter users and got fired by the hot dog chain Top Dog.

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Peter Cvjetanovic, also 20, said the photos of him screaming Nazi slogans and waving a torch on the UVA campus are a misrepresentation and that he doesn’t see himself as the “angry racist” shown in the photos.

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‘The Senate’s in play’: Reeling GOP faces collapse into minority status as Trump drags party down

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According to a report in Rolling Stone, there is a very good chance that the Democrats could take control of the Senate after the 2020 election as the impeachment of Donald Trump casts a cloud over the Republican Party.

The report -- by longtime political observer Tim Dickinson -- states, "the fight to wrest the Senate from Republican control — and oust Mitch McConnell as majority leader — is arguably just as important" as the battle to force Trump from office.

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The Washington Post reports that Trump's prized Florida resort on Saturday night will play host to the Center for Security Policy, a group that believes "mainstream Muslim organizations in the United States are secretly agents of anti-American jihad."

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Lev Parnas wants to testify — and attorney says ‘he has hard—HARD—first-hand evidence’

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One of Rudy Giuliani's indicted henchman wants to testify -- and his attorney says he's got "first-hand evidence."

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman, and the Parnas has indicated that he wants to speak to congressional investigators.

"Lev grew up in Brooklyn, has no criminal record or Russian Mob ties, and is a proud American citizen," said his attorney Joseph Bondy. "He’s not afraid of #POTUS or polonium, hopes to testify under oath — unlike #RudyGiuliani — and to be subjected to cross-examination under penalties of perjury. #LetLevSpeak"

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