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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre were among millions of Amerians who donned special glasses to view Monday's rare total ecl

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The skies darkened right on cue at 1:22.

BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

We Presbyterians—the “Frozen Chosen”--don’t “amen” our pastors like our Baptist brothers and sisters do their theirs.

I’m going to thaw a tad and “amen” the Rev. John Ballenger’s remarks from today's service at Baltimore’s Woodbrook Baptist Church, where he is pastor.

My wife’s cousin, the Rev. John E. Roberts, passed them on to us. John, a Louisville native, was the Woodbrook pastor for many years. He grew up in the Falls City’s Highland Baptist Church.

Here are the Rev. Ballenger’s words:

Thanks to Jeff Wiggins for sending us this.

By JOHN BOWDEN

White nationalist leader David Duke on Tuesday thanked President Trump for blaming violence in Charlottesville, Va., on the "alt-left."

Duke thanked Trump for his "honesty & courage" in a tweet.

At a press conference Tuesday, Trump doubled down on his claim that "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.

By DANIELLE PAQUETTE

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the largest group of labor unions in the country, quit President Trump’s manufacturing council Tuesday evening, with the labor leader saying he refused to accept any tolerance of “bigotry and domestic terrorism.”

“President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis,” Trumka said in a statement. “We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.”

“You had a group on one side who was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now.”

By PAIGE LAVENDER

From Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

It's more important now than ever to stand against hate and bigotry.  One way to take a stand is to make sure every American has the right to vote and equal access to the ballot. 

UPDATE: The vigil will be held at Clinton First United Methodist Church 210 S. Washington Street at 6:30 p.m.  

UPDATE: Holly Erwin sent us this video of Keith Olbermann who said Trump is heading a "racist, hateful, irresponsible government that coddles domestic terrorists."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360