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President Trump won the White House by identifying and turning out disaffected voters, tapping social media, and picking feuds with Republicans, Democrats and others who he felt had wronged him. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

NAACP, like a rapist blames a victim, finger-points at Trump

- The Washington Times

The interim president and CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, said in a speech at the National Press Club that Americans could bank on the fact that more Charlottesville protests were a'coming, and a'coming fast -- and it's all President Donald Trump's fault. The logic strikes as eerily similar to a rapist's defense -- to blame the victim.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner smiles while surrounded by law enforcement officials and immigrant rights activists in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, after signing legislation that will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The narrow measure prohibits police from searching, arresting or detaining someone solely because of immigration status, or because of so-called federal immigration detainers. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Bruce Rauner, betrayer of the Illinois GOP

- The Washington Times

There used to be a time when Republicans stood for certain non-negotiables -- free markets, lower taxes, limited governments and yes, law and order at the borders. Then came Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

A cyclist is framed between the trees during an afternoon ride along the Santa Ana River Trail in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register via AP)

Counterterrorism, Italy-style: Fewer barricades, more pretty trees

- The Washington Times

One of Italy's foremost architects, Stefano Boeri, has offered up a possible solution for the government to fend off Islamic terror attacks -- and it goes like this: Fewer cement barricades. More flower pots and trees. Why? Because frankly, Boeri asserts, fighting terror doesn't have to be aesthetically offensive.

Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Trump, was a counterterrorism adviser. (Associated Press via The Washington Free Beacon) ** FILE **

Sebastian Gorka's right: Dear Trump, don't be an Obama on Islamic terror

- The Washington Times

Sebastian Gorka's resignation letter to President Donald Trump, printed in full by Breitbart, was a blunt call for a White House return to the Make America Great Again principles that ushered in this administration in the first place. And forefront to that MAGA message is to call out Islamic terrorism as -- well, Islamic terrorism.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Pam Moore of San Francisco's KRON4 that an upcoming "Patriot Prayer" rally scheduled for Sept. 2 poses a threat to public safety. The National Park Service approved the group's request Aug. 23 on First Amendment grounds. (Image: KRON-4 screenshot) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi's dad helped dedicate Confederate monument

- The Washington Times

Turns out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the same woman who rode the back of the Charlottesville bus to deem dozens of Capitol Hill statues as offensive and President Donald Trump, as racist, has a dad who -- get this -- actually helped dedicate a Confederate-tied statue.

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