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WATCH: DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen refuses to condemn white supremacist violence in Charlottesville

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As the year anniversary of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA approaches, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared to reiterate Donald Trump’s “both sides” rhetoric.

Vice News’ Tess Owen tweeted that during the Aspen Security summit, Nielsen was asked about the president’s comment that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the rally where counter-protester Heather Heyer was struck and killed by a man who was allegedly “infatuated” with Nazis.

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“It’s not that one side was right and one side was wrong,” Nielsen said.

You can watch Nielsen discuss white nationalism below:

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Jeff Sessions’ troubling legacy: He may be gone — but his ideas and policies live on

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Donald Trump’s former Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have gained some sympathy from the constant attacks he suffered from the president after he recused himself from Robert Mueller’s special investigation. But that should not excuse Sessions from the judgment of historians as they evaluate his leadership of the Justice Department from January 2017 to November 2018. Sessions was arguably the most abusive and disgraceful Attorney General in history.

Sessions previously served as an Alabama Republican Senator since 1997 and he had an extremely conservative voting record. Even before he was a senator, a Republican-controlled Senate refused to appoint Sessions to a Federal District Court judgeship in 1986. This was only the second time in a half century that a federal appointee to the federal judiciary had been rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee for elevation to the federal bench.

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Trump administration proposes daring cure for the coming recession they say isn’t coming

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The Trump administration has floated a new round of tax cuts for the rich and slashing the payroll tax used to fund Social Security and Medicare to ease worries of a recession, which the White House insists is not happening despite dire warnings from economists and the stock market.

Despite the stock market plummeting over concerns of a looming recession and a survey finding that 74 percent of economists expect a recession to hit in the next two years, President Trump and his aides have have flippantly dismissed concerns of an economic downturn. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway called recession the “Sesame Street word of the day” and Trump himself has argued that the bad economic outlook is just a conspiracy by economists and the media to make him look bad.

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Fox News Headlines 24/7 morning anchor Brett Larson is facing an angry backlash from some viewers of the network, after saying on Wednesday that claims of anti-conservative bias at Facebook have mostly turned out to be baseless.

Facebook recently released the findings from an audit of conservative claims of bias, which was conducted by former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ). During an interview on Fox News, Larson was asked to respond to comments from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a frequent Facebook critic who said that the audit was "a smokescreen disguised as a solution."

"Facebook should conduct an actual audit by giving a trusted third party access to its algorithm, its key documents, and its content moderation protocols. Then Facebook should release the results to the public," Hawley said Tuesday in a statement.

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