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Obama Stays on Trump, GOP: Why 'So Angry All the Time'?

Former president appeared Friday at rallies in Georgia, Florida

(Newser) - Barack Obama has been hitting the campaign trail, stumping for Democratic candidates and making "fiery speeches." He continued making the rounds Friday, and while rallying in Georgia for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who's running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the former president said he was... More »

Pharrell Has a Specific Beef With Trump Rallies

He doesn't want to hear his 'Happy' played anymore

(Newser) - In a Fox News interview Monday, President Trump defended his decision to go ahead with a political rally after the mass shooting in Pittsburgh . Cancel events like that, and it gives too much power to those responsible for tragedies, Trump told Laura Ingraham. "Rallies are meant to be fun,... More »

Michael Moore Releases Clip of Cesar Sayoc at Rally

Accused mail bomber is chanting about CNN

(Newser) - One of the stickers on accused mail bomber Cesar Sayoc's van read "CNN Sucks." Another featured the likeness of Michael Moore in a gun's crosshairs. Now Moore himself has released raw footage of Sayoc at a rally for President Trump soon after the inauguration that brings... More »

Trump: Rep Who Body-Slammed Reporter Is 'My Guy'

Trump celebrated Greg Gianforte's 2017 assault of Ben Jacobs

(Newser) - "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," President Trump shouted to a cheering Montana audience Thursday night as he simulated slamming someone to the ground, then noting, "I shouldn't say that." Trump was discussing Rep. Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter... More »

'Lock Her Up' Finds a New Target at Trump Rally

The crowd reacted when Sen. Dianne Feinstein's name was mentioned

(Newser) - Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again through an Iowa arena as President Trump rallied supporters Tuesday. But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Trump, in the state boosting GOP candidates ahead of... More »

Trump on 'Wacky' Al Franken: He Folded 'Like a Wet Rag'

President made his remarks at Minnesota rally Thursday night

(Newser) - It's been almost a year since Al Franken left the Senate after sexual misconduct allegations were lobbed against him by several women, and it's been nearly that long since President Trump last tweeted about the former Minnesota senator. On Thursday night, however, Trump paid a visit to Franken'... More »

Willie Nelson Irks Some Fans With Concert First

Singer will perform in Texas at Beto O'Rourke rally, Nelson's first public show for a political candidate

(Newser) - A free Willie Nelson concert in the heart of the Lone Star State seems like something that would attract fans of all political stripes, but there's a good chance the Sept. 29 event will feature a largely left-leaning crowd. That's because the country crooner is headlining a "... More »

'Brazil's Trump' Stabbed at Campaign Rally

Jair Bolsonaro suffered serious wounds to abdomen

(Newser) - A Brazilian presidential candidate who has campaigned on getting tough on violent crime was stabbed in the guts while mixing with the public at a rally Thursday—and analysts say it could secure his victory. Jair Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old whose divisive, right-wing policies have earned him the nickname "Brazil'... More »

Cops Use 'Flash Bang' Devices to Clear Protests

Police also make arrests during clash of demonstrators in Portland

(Newser) - Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed "flash bang" devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters, the AP reports. Just before 2pm, police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks... More »

Trying to Push Voter ID, Trump Makes Odd Claim on Groceries

No, you don't usually need ID to buy groceries

(Newser) - More than a quarter-century after former President George HW Bush's grocery store scanner moment , President Trump has stumbled into a similar supermarket-themed slip. While championing the concept of voter ID to prevent noncitizen voting, Trump told a rally in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday that ID is required virtually everywhere... More »

A Year Later, Charlottesville Battens the Hatches

Jason Kessler is trying to hold another Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12

(Newser) - The clock is ticking down on the Aug. 12 anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that led to deadly violence in Charlottesville, and white nationalist Jason Kessler wants to throw another event to mark it. The city of Charlottesville is taking him to federal court to try to block... More »

Dozens of Hate Crime Charges for Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack

James Alex Fields hit with federal charges

(Newser) - James Alex Fields Jr., who allegedly drove into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, has been indicted on 30 hate crime charges by a federal grand jury, including a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. According to court... More »

Crowd Chants 'Lock Her Up' at Trump Rally

President defended immigration policies in Duluth

(Newser) - Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday night to defend his hardline immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.... More »

NPS Gives OK for 'White Civil Rights' Rally in DC

Organizer Jason Kessler led the Charlottesville rally last year where Heather Heyer was killed

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, are going to be busy on Aug. 11 and 12: The National Park Service has given initial approval for Jason Kessler, organizer of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, to hold rallies to mark the anniversary of the Virginia event, WSET... More »

Bannon Came to Defend Moore. He Ended Up Bashing Romney

Steve Bannon lashes into Mitt's lack of military service, says he hid behind his religion

(Newser) - Steve Bannon isn't in the White House anymore, but he's still popping up on the political landscape. On Tuesday, he made a showing in Alabama to rally for Roy Moore , the GOP Senate candidate who's been hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations. But as HuffPost reports, Bannon... More »

Suspect in Charlottesville Beating: I Hit Victim 'One Time'

Alex Michael Ramos arrested in Georgia, to be extradited to Virginia

(Newser) - A Georgia man is in custody and set to be extradited to Virginia for his alleged role in the beating of a black man during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. The Daily Progress reports that 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office... More »

14 Arrested as Berkeley Protest Turns Violent

Alt-right protesters were vastly outnumbered

(Newser) - At least 14 people were arrested in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday as counter-protesters clashed with vastly outnumbered supporters of President Trump. Some of the 7,000 counter-protesters confronted a small group of "alt-right" protesters who had originally intended to gather for a "No to Marxism in America" rally that... More »

10-Day March Against White Supremacy to Begin Monday

The 100-mile march spans from Charlottesville to DC

(Newser) - Organizers have confirmed that a 10-day march from Charlottesville to DC protesting white supremacy will begin Monday, the Hill reports. Per NBC 4 , participants will march more than 100 miles over the 10 days, logging roughly 17 miles per day, and stay in churches along the planned route. “We... More »

Dog Owners' Plan to Push Back on Right-Wing Rally: Poop

It's going down in San Francisco this weekend

(Newser) - Locals are getting creative in how to deal with right-wing rallies in the wake of Charlottesville , and no more so than in San Francisco. The Patriot Prayer group will hold a "free speech" rally Saturday at Crissy Field, and the Guardian reports on an idea thought up by 45-year-old... More »

Supporters to NFL: Sign Kaepernick Before Season

NAACP says player is being blackballed because of kneeling for national anthem

(Newser) - Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are demanding he be signed by a team before the National Football League season starts next month. ESPN reports that thousands gathered outside the NFL's New York City headquarters on Wednesday to show their support for the free agent, who... More »

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