"So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple: Conservatives have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never. Conservatives opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching. These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters."
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Flowers for the First Family: The History of the White House Rose Garden
"The White House Rose Garden has just been restored... 'The Rose Garden has seen administrations come and go,' writes its original landscape designer, Rachel Lambert Mellon, in the September issue of House and Garden. 'It has fulfilled John F. Kennedy's vision of a garden that would endure and whose atmosphere, with the subtlety of its ever-changing patterns, would suggest the ever-changing pattern of history itself."
From Russia With Trump: A Political Conflict Zone, by Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Patrick Reevell
Donald Trump and his children have for years promoted themselves and their real estate opportunities in Russia and other former Soviet states, and ethics experts say if he is elected President the get-tough U.S. sanctions against Russia could be in direct conflict with his business interests.
Trump eyes Putin for his post-election transition plans, by Steve Benen
The Republican nominee nevertheless believes, if he’s elected, the appropriate move would be to incorporate Vladimir Putin into Trump’s presidential transition plans, effectively rewarding the Russian leader for suspected crimes against the American political process.
Donald Trump Says He Might Meet With Putin Before Inauguration, by Maggie Haberman
Donald J. Trump on Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H. In a radio interview on Monday, he said that the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton are too aggressive against President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.