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Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam – sources http://reut.rs/2jWNJeA
Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam – sources
The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.
Trump Cuts Funds For Countering Violent Hate Groups – The Forward http://bit.ly/2vwTqpX
Trump Cuts Funding For Groups That Counter Violent White Supremacy
The future of dozens of programs aimed at countering white nationalist extremism is unclear following a decision by the Trump administration to put their funding on hold.
Republicans deride Trump’s idea for cyber security unit with Russia | Reuters http://reut.rs/2uGzro0
Trump backtracks on cyber unit with Russia after harsh criticism
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted.
Lawmakers blast Trump’s plan to work with Russia on cybersecurity – The Washington Post http://wapo.st/2uGSJd2
Trump suggested a cybersecurity pact with Russia. Lawmakers say they were ‘dumbfounded.’
The criticism spanned both sides of the aisle.
Trump repeals an Obama regulation keeping guns from people with certain mental health conditions http://www.newsweek.com/trump-set-overturn-guns-mental-health-regulation-557237
Trump repeals an Obama regulation keeping guns from people with certain mental health conditions
The decision is a significant step for gun rights.
Donald Trump administration ‘wants to cut white supremacism from counter-extremism program http://ind.pn/2qzvUou
Trump team ‘want to remove white supremacists from the terror watch programme’
Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly pushing to erase neo-Nazis and white supremacists from the US government’s counter-extremism programme by moving it to focus exclusively on Islamist terrorism. American officials briefed on the proposed changes told Reuters the Countering Violent Extremism (DVE) initiative could be renamed to “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism”.
Donald Trump freezes funding to groups fighting right-wing terror and white supremacism | The Independent http://ind.pn/2st3e2D
This group was fighting white supremacy in the US. Donald Trump just cut its funding
Donald Trump has reportedly frozen $10 million (£7.7m) of grants destined to counter violent extremism in the US. More than 30 organisations were pegged by former President Barack Obama’s office to receive funding, although the White House has since put the grants on hold pending review. Among those approved were local governments, city police departments, universities and non-profit organisations fighting all forms of violent extremism in the US.
NYPD says Trump’s budget would gut New York’s counterterrorism efforts, make the city less safe – http://wapo.st/2stckML
NYPD says Trump’s budget would gut New York’s counterterrorism efforts, make the city less safe
The New York police chief says the federal funding that would be cut is “the backbone” of counterterrorism efforts there.
The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do | Lindy West | http://bit.ly/2uc4Ezs
The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do | Lindy West
Last week, a Florida gun rights activist was shot in the back by her four-year-old son. How much longer will we keep participating in the collective lie that deadly weapons keep us safe?
America’s Top Killing Machine – The Atlantic http://theatln.tc/2ubEZH2
America’s Top Killing Machine
Gun deaths are poised to surpass automobile deaths in the United States this year.
Chicago Isn’t Even Close to Being the Gun Violence Capital of the United States http://bit.ly/2vWz2By
— Forever Logical (@ForeverLogical) August 17, 2017