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DC to host ‘white civil rights’ rally one year after Charlottesville — outside the White House

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The National Park Service has approved an application for a year anniversary commemoration of Charlottesville’s violent white supremacist rally to be held in Washington, DC.

DC’s WUSA9 reported that NPS approved the application but has not yet issued permits for the rally set to be held at Lafayette Square, a seven-acre park just north of the White House. The event is to be organized by Jason Kessler, the organizer of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was hit and killed by an alleged white supremacist.

“This year we have a new purpose,” Kessler said, discussing the upcoming rally. “That’s to talk about the civil rights abuse that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia last year.”

Kessler claimed it wasn’t his fault that “that stuff happened,” and said that in the months since the rally ostensibly intended to “defend” a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, “white civil rights” have taken a hit.

“We’re not able to peacefully assemble. We’re not able to speak,” he told WUSA. “I keep telling people if your right to rally and your right to protest means that someone else’s life might be in danger, then it is no longer free speech but it is hate speech.”

Kessler initially tried to get a permit to return to Charlottesville on the anniversary of the violent rally, but the city denied him — a decision he’s sued the city over.

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Bill Maher ‘Real Time’ panel details why Trump will lose in what will be the ‘dirtiest election ever’

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A discussion on the "Overtime" segment of HBO's Real Time on who will come out ahead in the upcoming Democratic debates turned to the general 2020 election which was described as likely becoming the "dirtiest ever."

With conservative George Will seeing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a standout candidate, comedian Martin Short threw his support behind South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

"He is incapable of anything coming out of his mouth that isn't impressive, " Short said of the Democratic mayor. "He's going to be phenomenal on television."

"Do you think he can beat Trump? " asked conservative columnist Bari Weiss.

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BUSTED: Ex-GOP state chairman was arrested — for the second time in two weeks

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On Friday, Idaho GOP chairman Jonathan Parker, who stepped down prior to being arrested for stalking, was arrested again. This time Parker was arrested for trespassing.

"Officers made contact with that man and identified him as Parker. Further investigation revealed that there is an active protection order between Parker and a woman living nearby — his estranged wife — and Parker was then arrested and charged with felony stalking. During his arraignment, the judge issued a issued a no-contact order, which bars Parker from getting within 500 feet of his wife," a report from the Idaho Statesman said.

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Impeachment is no longer about ‘registering outrage’ — it’s now about ‘averting an ongoing crisis’: columnist

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President Donald Trump continues to defy presidential norms.

Boston Globe’s Michael A. Cohen wrote that Trump's behavior would be laughable if it weren't so dangerous for Americans. Cohen explained that in one week, President Trump has shown to put his interest above the U.S.

Trump started the week by telling ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he would take dirt on a rival from foreign operatives. He also downplayed the threat of North Korea.

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