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White Nationalists Feel at Home Visiting the White House

Identity Evropa leader, whose group believes in returning people of color back to native homelands, posts tour photos. Meanwhile, Trump calls Black reporter's white nationalism question "racist."

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Patrick Casey, leader of alt-right white nationalist group, Identity Evropa, and Charlottesville marcher, posted a visit to the White House on social media this week:

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White Nationalists and Republicans Feel Dissed by Taylor Swift

Swift's alignment with human rights, LGBTQ rights, and the fight against systemic racism brings backlash.

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UPDATE: Swift Sways an Uptick in Voter Registration That Has Never Been Seen

Taylor Swift's post did more than tick-off alt-righters. It motivated newer voters to register in a big way.

Typically, there is an uptick in voting registration that occurs right before elections, but according to Vote.org Chief Operating Officer Raven Brooks, "…this absolutely has been a massive 48-hour period for us and I would attribute it in large part to her. We would've had elevated traffic from normal because of registration deadlines happening this week, but this is an order of magnitude greater than anything we've seen to date."

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White Nationalists Charged in Assault of Four Blacks at Unite the Right Rally

They came to Charlottesville prepared "with their hands taped ready to do street battle, committed multiple acts of violence including punching, kicking, head-butting and pushing numerous people."

Four white nationalists from California who flew cross country to Charlottesville, after having trained MMA style to commit violence and succeeded, now face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

Benjamin Daley, 25, and Thomas Gillen, 34, both of Redondo Beach; Michael Miselis, 29, of Lawndale; and Cole White, 24, of Clayton, members of the Rise Above Movement (RAM), assaulted a Black man, two women, and a minister, during the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

"Daley, Miselis, Gillen and White, while on their way to the Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park, and with their hands taped ready to do street battle, committed multiple acts of violence including punching, kicking, head-butting and pushing numerous people," said the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Thomas T. Cullen.

They, reportedly, were chanting "Blood and soil!" and "White lives matter!"

"Rise Above Movement is essentially a white supremacist organization that operates like an alt-right fight club," Joanna Mendelson, a senior investigative researcher with the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, said. "They romanticize themselves as these foot soldiers to fend off against the elements that threaten their white existence."

They have about 50 members and meet regularly in public parks to train in boxing and street fighting techniques. According to the Southern Law Poverty Center, recruitment targets men who find the idea of real world fight club appealing, and includes promotional videos of their workouts.

A group leader, Daley, who recruits and promotes hate on Gab.ai (Twitter and Instagram accounts were suspended) and owns a tree-trimming business (according to Heavy.com) , has a prior criminal record that includes carrying a concealed weapon for which he was sentenced to seven days in jail. Miselis, an aerospace engineer, was arrested in his home, which was adorned with a wall hanging with the numeric code for Heil Hitler, "88", along with ammunition for assault-style weapons, smoke bombs and flairs.

White and Miselis have both lost their jobs due to their involvement in Charlottesville.

An "incredible volume of digital evidence" helped federal prosecutors identify and charge the four men, Cullen said. He said they weren't finished investigating either and that there could be more arrests.

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"Their actions were not only reprehensible but in violation of federal law," FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Thomas Chadwick said.

During the Charlottesville rally, Heather Hayer was killed by James Alex Fields Jr. (since charged with hate crimes and murder) and several Unite the Right protestors beat counter protestor DeAndre Harris.

Jacob Scoot Goodwin of Arkansas and Alex Michael Ramos of Georgia were sentenced to eight and six years, respectively, in prison, while Daniel Patrick Gordon of Ohio has yet to be sentenced, but found guilty of beating Harris.

Richard Wilson Preston was sentenced to four years in prison for firing his gun during the rally, as he was near a school.

Federal Officials Announce Arrests in the 2017 Charlottesville, Va. Rally

Obama to Trump: We're Supposed to Stand up to Discrimination and to Nazi Sympathizers

To voters: You can make sure that white nationalists don't feel empowered to march in Charlottesville in the middle of the day.

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Former President Barack Obama kicked off his campaigning for November's midterms, on Friday afternoon, and took jabs at President Trump and the spineless backbones of his Republican constituents.

Obama spared no expense rebuking the administration's actions that have emboldened racists.

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Unite the Right 2 Lost in a Sea of Diverse, Anti-Hate Voices

"I had more people at my niece's baby shower than this," said a counter-protester.

White supremacists gathering for the Unite the Right 2 rally on Sunday in Washington, D.C., showed up 40 strong. Meanwhile, thousands of people met in the city prepared for a counter-protest.

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'Charlottesville 3.0': White Nationalists Rally Again

The city is working to prevent future demonstrations from white supremacists.

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Another series of protests by white nationalists took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

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Is the 'Ku Klux Klowns' Lynching Display an Effective Protest?

An art collective created the display in "protest of white nationalist uprising in the United States."

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INDECLINE, an activist artist collective, created eight Ku Klux Klan effigies wearing clown costumes underneath KKK robes and hanged them from a single tree in Richmond's Joseph Bryan Park to protest white supremacy. An effigy wore a placard that read: "If Attacked By a Mob of Clowns, Go for the Juggler."

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Alt-Right Leads Torch-Bearing Protest of Pending Confederate Statue Removal

"You're seeing a display of torches at night, which is reminiscent of the KKK," said Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer.

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Richard Spencer, who claims to have coined the term "alt-right," and is known for encouraging Nazi salutes at a party in November to celebrate the presidential win of Donald Trump, led two protests Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., against the removal of a Confederate statue.

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Lawmaker Warns Americans: 'We Can't Restore Our Civilization with Somebody Else's Babies'

Rep. Steve King's latest comments follow his statement last summer that white people contributed more to civilization than any other "sub-group of people."

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U.S. Congressman Steve King of Iowa, who doesn't shy away from openly sharing his racist views, on Sunday took to Twitter to promote the white nationalist position on immigrants, saying, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies."

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