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Ex-KKK Leader David Duke: I'm Running for Senate

Says country is 'coming apart at the seams'

(Newser) - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said Friday that he's running for the US Senate in Louisiana, the AP reports. A registered Republican, he will be seeking an open seat being vacated by Republican David Vitter, who has decided not to run for re-election on the Nov. 8... More »

Trump Blames Bad Earpiece for Answer on KKK

Says he didn't hear the questions clearly

(Newser) - Donald Trump is getting hammered for not disavowing himself from the KKK during a CNN interview over the weekend, but now the candidate says he has an explanation: a "lousy earpiece." During an appearance on the Today show Monday morning, Trump said that he couldn't clearly hear... More »

House Majority Whip Spoke to White Supremacist Group

Scalise says he detests group he spoke to in 2002

(Newser) - The third-ranking House Republican has admitted that he addressed a gathering of white supremacists in 2002—but House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he didn't know the group's beliefs and it is "insulting and ludicrous" to suggest he shared them, the Hill reports. Scalise, who was a... More »

David Duke Endorses Black Politician

Former Klansman likes Charles Barron's anti-Israel stance

(Newser) - Looks like former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Senate candidate David Duke hates Jews even more than he hates black people. Duke has endorsed radical black city councilman Charles Barron, a fierce critic of Israel who has compared Israelis to Nazis, in New York's 8th District Democratic primary,... More »

Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Arrested in Germany

Authorities set to deport former Louisiana lawmaker

(Newser) - American white supremacist David Duke got arrested in Germany only a few hours before speaking to a far-right rally and is now set to be deported, reports the Daily Mail . German authorities say they are booting the 61-year-old anti-Semite because he violated a travel ban issued by another European country—... More »

Former KKK Grand Wizard Eyes White House Run

David Duke may seek GOP nomination

(Newser) - He's baaaaack. White supremacist David Duke is considering throwing his pointy hat into the ring for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Daily Beast . The former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Louisiana lawmaker, who has been living in Europe in recent years, is reportedly planning a 25-state... More »

Sotomayor's 'Word Choice Was Poor': Gibbs

(Newser) - Robert Gibbs said today Sonia Sotomayor regrets the way she phrased 2001 comments that have some Republicans calling the Supreme Court nominee a racist, the Hill reports. “I think she'd say that her word choice was poor,” the White House press secretary said. He suggested that Sotomayor was... More »

David Duke Goes to the Birds in Austria

Former Ku Klux Klan leader runs nature photography business

(Newser) - David Duke appears to have traded in burning crosses for a high-powered camera lens, reports the Telegraph, which tracked the former Ku Klux Klan honcho to a village in Austria. The onetime US presidential candidate now sells photos of birds and other wildlife he’s taken as he traipses through... More »

Duke: RNC's Steele a 'Black Racist'

Former KKK member rails against GOP body's first black chairman

(Newser) - Former Louisiana lawmaker David Duke is slamming the Republican National Committee for choosing Michael Steele as its chairman, Bayou Buzz reports. Duke called Steele a “radical Black racist” and a “servile dog of Israel,” and suggested that the Republican base would not suffer Steele’s leadership. Duke... More »

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