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Congress to probe Trump administration’s response to rising threat of white nationalism

Congress to probe Trump administration’s response to rising threat of white nationalismThe Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee has revealed plans to hold hearings on the rising threat of white nationalism. Mr Trump then said during a televised appearance in the Oval Office that he did not believe white nationalism was an increasing threat in the US. The hearings — which will reportedly arrive in early April — will focus in part on how Mr Trump’s administration has responded to the growing threat of white nationalism documented in rising figures on hate crime and hate-based violence.



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New Zealand shooting is warning for US: Get serious about white supremacist terror threat

New Zealand shooting is warning for US: Get serious about white supremacist terror threatWhy is there controversy over whether right-wing, racially motivated violent extremism is a growing danger? It is and we need to treat it that way.



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Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacre

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacreNEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by white nationalism after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity."



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Trump slammed for 'silence' on white supremacist threat

Trump slammed for 'silence' on white supremacist threatDemocrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump’s “silence” on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry. With controversy swirling over Trump’s tepid response to the massacre, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was forced to deny any affinity between the president’s anti-immigration rhetoric and the accused Christchurch shooter’s extremist views. “The president is not a white supremacist,” Mulvaney said in an interview with Fox News Sunday.



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Trump slammed for 'silence' on white supremacist threat

Trump slammed for 'silence' on white supremacist threatDemocrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump’s “silence” on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry. With controversy swirling over Trump’s tepid response to the massacre, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was forced to deny any affinity between the president’s anti-immigration rhetoric and the accused Christchurch shooter’s extremist views. “The president is not a white supremacist,” Mulvaney said in an interview with Fox News Sunday.



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In wake of mosque attacks, Trump downplays threat from white nationalists: 'I think it's a small group of people'

In wake of mosque attacks, Trump downplays threat from white nationalists: 'I think it's a small group of people'The president went on to portray immigrants crossing into the U.S. as an "invasion."



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Trump Says He Doesn't See White Nationalism as a Rising Global Threat After New Zealand Shooting

Trump Says He Doesn't See White Nationalism as a Rising Global Threat After New Zealand Shooting"I think it’s a small group of people"



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Donald Trump downplays threat of white nationalism after New Zealand shootings

Donald Trump downplays threat of white nationalism after New Zealand shootings"I think it’s a small group of people," Donald Trump tells reporters.



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Nancy Pelosi’s Threat to Free Speech

Nancy Pelosi’s Threat to Free SpeechThe same Democrats outraged by Donald Trump’s alleged offenses against the First Amendment passed, as their first priority, a speech-restricting bill opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union.Trump shouldn’t call the media “the enemy of the people” or inveigh against Jeff Bezos for owning the Washington Post, but Nancy Pelosi’s H.R. 1, which passed the House last week, is the true affront to the Constitution.The wide-ranging legislation purports to reform campaign finance with a series of vague, sweeping measures that will act to chill speech when they don’t actively regulate or squelch it. H.R. 1 is called the For the People Act but would be more aptly titled the Be Careful What You Say, It Might Be Illegal Act.Progressives can’t abide the notion that people in this country get together to spend money on advocacy outside the purview of the government — in other words, freely promote their favored causes as befits a free people living in a free country.H.R. 1 cracks the whip. As the Institute for Free Speech points out, the current campaign-finance rules limit expenditures that expressly advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate, or refer to a candidate in public advertising shortly before an election. The idea is to have clear rules so groups can promote their views without fear of running afoul of federal regulations.H.R. 1 blows this regime up. It seeks to regulate any speech at any time that “promotes or supports the candidate, or attacks or opposes an opponent of the candidate,” a fuzzy standard that could catch up all manner of nonelectoral messages (e.g., “Trump’s tariffs are a mistake,” or “Support Trump’s wall”).H.R. 1 also widens the definition of coordination between a group and a candidate to encompass almost any communication. It’d still be permissible to discuss a candidate’s position on an issue, so long as there is no talk “regarding the candidate’s or committee’s campaign advertising, message, strategy, policy, polling, allocation of resources, fundraising, or other campaign activities.”Even if a group doesn’t coordinate with a candidate under this loose standard, it could still be deemed to have coordinated if it were founded by someone who goes on to become a candidate; relies on the professional services of someone who also did work for a candidate; or is run by someone who had conversations about a campaign with the relative of a candidate.On top of all this, H.R. 1 goes after the privacy of donors to advocacy organizations. It mandates the disclosure of the names and addresses of donors giving more than $ 10,000 to groups that engage in “campaign-related disbursements.” Given our toxic political environment, this would potentially subject the donors to harassment and abuse, and they might not even be aware of or support the communications in question.Supporters of H.R. 1 say it is necessary to rein in super PACs, the frightening-sounding organizations that aren’t as unregulated as everyone believes (the Federal Election Commission gets reports of their expenditures and contributions). But, as the Institute for Free Speech notes, the bill affects a much broader array of “trade associations, unions, business groups, and advocacy organizations, such as Planned Parenthood and the National Right to Life Committee.”Love them or hate them, these groups are part of the warp and woof of American public life, and they shouldn’t have to think twice before engaging in acts of persuasion that enrich and enliven our democracy, not corrupt it.The Supreme Court has long put an emphasis on bright lines in its campaign-finance jurisprudence exactly to avoid a chilling effect on advocacy. It has said that laws must be “both easily understood and objectively determinable.” The campaign-finance provisions of H.R. 1 are neither.What H.R. 1 makes abundantly clear is that the foremost threat to the First Amendment are the people who believe that there is something untoward about unregulated political speech and seek to bring it under control.© 2019 by King Features Syndicate



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Hoda Muthana: Isis bride says she is allowed to return to US despite government denials – ‘I’m not a threat to America’

Hoda Muthana: Isis bride says she is allowed to return to US despite government denials - ‘I’m not a threat to America’Hoda Muthana, who left Alabama at the age of 19 to join the terror group Isis in Syria, said she is “not a threat to America” and wants to return to the US as her lawyer battles her case in court. Speaking to CBS News in northern Syria, Ms Muthana claimed to be a US citizen, rejecting denials from Donald Trump’s administration, while noting the son she had with a now-deceased Isis fighter does not hold citizenship to any country. Ms Muthana has been held by Kurdish forces allied with the US since January, when she turned herself in amid the caliphate’s decline.



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