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After Twitter Yanks Verified Status, She Cites Holocaust

That from Laura Loomer, who along with Richard Spencer and others lost the blue tick

(Newser) - A few Twitter users lost the coveted blue tick on Wednesday after Twitter released new guidelines regarding verified accounts. The move came after the company was attacked for granting verified status to Jason Kessler, who put together the white nationalist rally that rocked Charlottesville in August (and issued this "... More »

Shouts of 'Heil Hitler' Before Shooting After Richard Spencer Speech

3 men charged with attempted homicide

(Newser) - Three men were arrested for an alleged shooting that took place about an hour after white nationalist Richard Spencer's University of Florida speech ended Thursday, and Gainesville police say the men yelled "Heil Hitler" before shots were fired. Tyler Tenbrink and brothers Colton and William Fears, all from... More »

Alt-Right Leader Heckled During Speech at UF

Richard Spencer's speech 'mostly drowned out,' per one newspaper

(Newser) - Richard Spencer gave his much-anticipated speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville Thursday and, not surprisingly, the white supremacist leader was greeted with protests. CNN says the "vast majority" of those protesting at the event were against Spencer, and that many of those inside the venue where he... More »

Florida Declares State of Emergency Before Alt-Right Speech

Richard Spencer to speak in Gainesville Thursday

(Newser) - White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, and authorities are treating him like an approaching hurricane: Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, which includes the Gainesville campus where Spencer will speak, the New York Daily News... More »

White Nationalist to Speak at UF. His Cost: $10K. UF's Cost: $500K

Richard Spencer event scheduled for Oct. 19

(Newser) - As one university faces a lawsuit over its refusal to host white nationalist Richard Spencer, another is reluctantly conceding to the idea. The University of Florida says it will allow Spencer to speak on its campus on Oct. 19 in what will be the alt-right leader's first college event... More »

Michigan State Blocks White Nationalists, Gets Sued

Richard Spencer couldn't get a conference room

(Newser) - Michigan State University is being taken to federal court for denying white supremacist Richard Spencer a chance to speak on campus. Attorney Kyle Bristow, former president of the MSU chapter of the conservative Young Americans for Freedom group, accuses the university of violating the First and Fourteenth amendments by refusing... More »

Texas A&M Halts 'White Pride' Rally

Its organizer is now threatening to sue over First Amendment violation

(Newser) - Texas A&M has canceled a "White Lives Matter" event that was billed by its organizer as "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." While stressing its commitment to the First Amendment, the university on Monday announced that the Sept. 11 event will not go ahead because its... More »

Why Charlottesville Is Newest Flash Point in Alt-Right Wars

Virginia city's plans to remove Robert E. Lee statue causes a ruckus

(Newser) - The latest alt-right flash point is in Charlottesville, Va., with protests and counter-protests over plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. Things got heated over the weekend when white nationalist Richard Spencer led marches , including a nighttime one complete with burning torches,... More »

After Virginia Mayor Slams Rally, 'Bigots' Go After Him

Mike Signer says he's been targeted online

(Newser) - The mayor of Charlottesville says he has been targeted by bigots online after criticizing torch-carrying pro-Confederate protesters in the Virginia city as either "profoundly ignorant" or trying to instill fear in minorities. Mike Signer says the anti-Semitic abuse he's receiving is a sign of the "juvenile mentality"... More »

Alt-Right Torch-Wielders Protest at Robert E. Lee Statue

To chants of 'You will not replace us,' 'Russia is our friend'

(Newser) - "What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced," intoned Richard Spencer, the man who coined the term "alt-right," at rallies Saturday near a contentious statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. As the Daily Progress... More »

3 Arrests as White Nationalist Speaks at Auburn

Protesters engaged in shouting matches with supporters of Richard Spencer

(Newser) - White nationalist Richard Spencer spoke in a crowded auditorium at Auburn University on Tuesday after a federal judge blocked the Alabama school from banning his appearance. Only a few chairs were empty in the 400-seat-plus room as Spencer and other speakers railed against ethnicity and racial diversity, liberals, the media,... More »

Trump's Alt-Right Base in a Fury Over Syria Strike

Some believe Trump was conned into Syria strike

(Newser) - President Trump's intervention in Syria isn't sitting well with a group that has long provided some of his staunchest support: bloggers loosely described as being on the alt-right. Politico , the Washington Post , and the New York Times provide examples of the anger, and two main themes are clear:... More »

'Alt-Right' Group Stripped of Tax-Exempt Status

Richard Spencer failed to file tax returns

(Newser) - What does white supremacist Richard Spencer get up to when he isn't being punched in the face ? It isn't filing paperwork: The Los Angeles Times reports that the National Policy Institute, a white nationalist group that Spencer has been running since 2011, has been stripped of its... More »

Show Mocked His 'Nazi Hair.' Turns Out, He Has Cancer

Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' has apologized to Kyle Coddington

(Newser) - Samantha Bee's political satire show is apologizing for a bit that mocked attendees at the recent CPAC convention for having "Nazi hair"—it turns out that one of the targets actually has brain cancer. "We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment," reads... More »

White Nationalist Punched During DC Interview

217 arrested during inauguration protests

(Newser) - Inauguration Day did not go well for prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer. He was speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation near Donald Trump's inauguration about his Pepe the Frog pin and whether or not he is a neo-Nazi when a masked person ran up and punched him in the... More »

Neo-Nazi Blogger Had a Secret Jewish Wife

Mike Peinovich has resigned from The Right Stuff

(Newser) - The founder of a neo-Nazi blog and major figure in the alt-right movement has resigned after he was revealed to have a Jewish wife. A post published on Medium over the weekend claimed Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff—whose Daily Shoah podcast has 100,000 subscribers—is actually Mike... More »

Neo-Nazi Site: 'Take Action' Against Jews in Mont. Town

Mother of hate group leader Richard Spencer owns building there, says she's being harassed

(Newser) - An ominous call to troll Jewish residents online in a Montana town has been issued by a white supremacist website, apparently because the mom of a hate-group leader owns a building there. The Missoulian reports that in Whitefish, where Sherry Spencer, mother of National Policy Institute head Richard Spencer—described... More »

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