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Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

Pittsburghers protest Sessions firing, Trump-Russia claims

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Pittsburghers came together on Thursday night to protest Trump’s recent firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the immediate promotion of lawyer Matthew Whitaker to the Attorney General position.

Trump protests disrespectful to shooting victims

Trump protests disrespectful to shooting victims

By Josh Beylinson, For The Pitt News

November 5, 2018

I was shocked to see so many protesters near where Trump paid his respects to the fallen. A memorial to the Tree of Life shooting victims is not the place to stage a political protest, and is downright disrespectful to Jews.

Trump’s visit inspires community protests

Trump’s visit inspires community protests

By Kieran McLean and Jon Kunitsky

October 31, 2018

Activism became part of Pittsburgh’s mourning process Tuesday, as more than a thousand people gathered in Squirrel Hill to protest the arrival of President Donald Trump. In response to Saturday's Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, activist groups in Pittsburgh organized multiple simultaneous gatherin...

President Trump plans Tuesday trip to Pittsburgh

President Trump plans Tuesday trip to Pittsburgh

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018

Despite an open letter signed by more than 60,000 people telling President Donald Trump — in plain terms — that he is not welcome in Pittsburgh in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, the White House confirmed today the president and first lady plan to visit the Steel City on Tuesday. ...

President Trump responds to Tree of Life massacre

President Trump responds to Tree of Life massacre

By Jon Moss, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

After 11 Pittsburghers were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill Saturday morning, President Donald Trump publicly renounced the act and pledged his support to the victims. The president responded to the incident on Twitter at at 11:08 a.m, about an hour after the fi...

Calif. white supremacists vowed to ‘reimagine’ racist movements with new look, tactics

Calif. white supremacists vowed to ‘reimagine’ racist movements with new look, tactics

By Alene Tchekmedyian and Brittny Mejia | Los Angeles Times

October 25, 2018

From the beginning, the founders of the so-called Rise Above Movement had a goal: to reinvent what it meant to be a white nationalist. Members of the Southern California group were instructed to blend in at political rallies with polo shirts, khakis and military-style haircuts. They were told to avoid...

Editorial: Trump’s tax fraud should concern Americans

Editorial: Trump’s tax fraud should concern Americans

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 9, 2018

The New York Times' groundbreaking report deserves far more attention than it’s received, and it exposes the president for the hypocrite he is.

Trump won’t ‘micromanage’ FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation, press secretary says

Trump won’t ‘micromanage’ FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation, press secretary says

By Laura King | Los Angeles Times

September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump is not seeking to "micromanage" the FBI's investigation of sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House press secretary said Sunday. Democrats raised concerns that important lines of inquiry were off limits to investigators. The...

Editorial: Trump plays victim as Hurricane Florence hits Carolinas

Editorial: Trump plays victim as Hurricane Florence hits Carolinas

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 16, 2018

To argue over a death toll as a political tool is disrespectful and useless, but to do so in the midst of another deadly hurricane shows that Trump's priorities lie in defending himself and not the American people.

Breathe easier: More air quality regulations needed

Breathe easier: More air quality regulations needed

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor

September 5, 2018

With the federal government waging a war against the environment, state and local authorities must enforce air quality regulations to protect public health.

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