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What Is Trump’s Relationship With White Nationalism?

Since the weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, VA, many have criticized President Trump for his failure to outright condemn the white supremacists involved. The Onion breaks down Trump’s relationship to this powerful hate group.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Off-Season Lifeguarding Job

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Saying she hadn’t missed a summer since she was on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that she had once again returned to her off-season lifeguarding job at Splash Central waterpark.

President’s American Manufacturing Council Down To CEO Of Shoe Carnival

WASHINGTON—Following a series of resignations from prominent CEOs amid the fallout from President Trump’s handling of white-nationalist violence in Charlottesville, VA, White House sources confirmed Tuesday that Trump’s American Manufacturing Council is now down to a single member, Clifton Sifford, CEO and president of Shoe Carnival.

What To Expect From James Comey’s Book

Former FBI director James Comey is writing a book due out next spring about leadership, decision-making, and his time at the FBI. Here’s what to look for when the book is released.
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A Timeline Of The Watergate Scandal

With the White House mired in controversy, comparisons to Washington’s most famous scandal have been common, if not always accurate. Forty-five years after the events leading to Nixon’s resignation, The Onion presents a detailed timeline of the Watergate scandal.

  • 1962-1972

    Hundreds of miniature shampoo bottles and towels stolen from the Watergate Hotel

  • February 2, 1971

    A secret voice-activated taping system is installed in the Oval Office, programmed to start recording whenever Nixon utters the phrase “and now, for my next dastardly scheme…”

  • June 17, 1972

    Five men break into the Watergate complex wearing Richard Nixon masks

  • June 20, 1972

    Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein assigned story on National Zoo’s new panda and told to follow it wherever it takes them

  • November 7, 1972

    American public reelects Nixon in order to find out how this whole thing ends

  • July 18, 1973

    Nixon orders White House taping system disconnected after hearing how weird his voice sounds

  • August 10, 1973

    Checkers reaches out to Senate committee seeking immunity deal

  • October 10, 1973

    Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns in order to focus on taking bribes in the private sector

  • October 20, 1973

    Three men found jobless in a gruesome scene later dubbed the “Saturday Night Massacre” by investigators

  • February 16, 1974

    Nixon kicked out of Jefferson Starship due to the persistent bad publicity his scandals have brought to the band

  • August 9, 1974

    Nixon becomes the first president to resign, and Vice President Gerald Ford is soon after sworn in with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at his side

  • September 8, 1974

    29-year-old Donald Trump watches with rapt attention as President Ford grants Nixon a full pardon

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President’s American Manufacturing Council Down To CEO Of Shoe Carnival

WASHINGTON—Following a series of resignations from prominent CEOs amid the fallout from President Trump’s handling of white-nationalist violence in Charlottesville, VA, White House sources confirmed Tuesday that Trump’s American Manufacturing Council is now down to a single member, Clifton Sifford, CEO and president of Shoe Carnival.

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