Tag Archives: Confederacy

Confederate Statue Removed In Charlottesville [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A crowd cheered Saturday as workers in Charlottesville removed a Confederate statue near the site of a violent white nationalist rally three years ago. The removal of a bronze figure of a Confederate soldier known as “At Ready” is seen in Charlottesville as a milestone in eliminating divisive symbols of the Civil War. The Washington Post reports …

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Mississippi Selects Flag Design, Voters Must Approve

USA Today reports: A state commission selected the Magnolia Flag to be the next flag of Mississippi. Voters will decide in November whether to approve it or restart the process. The commission voted Wednesday to recommend the flag over one other final design that featured a shield with wavy lines representing water. The final designs were selected out of about …

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Mississippi Sorry For Listing Mosquito Flag As Finalist

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports: A viral design being proposed as the new state flag for Mississippi originated as a joke and was only included in a list of finalists due to a typo, according to officials. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) is currently narrowing down options to replace its current flag after lawmakers voted to remove the …

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Trump: Renaming Of Confederate Bases Won’t Happen

The Oklahoman reports: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, predicted that a provision would be removed from the bill that requires the 10 military bases named after Confederate generals to be renamed. Inhofe said he spoke with President Donald Trump on Thursday about the provision, which the president and Inhofe oppose. “We’re going to see …

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Senate Approves Defense Bill By Veto Proof Majority, Bill Mandates Axing Confederate Names From Bases

USA Today reports: The Senate overwhelmingly passed a massive defense bill Thursday afternoon that includes the removal of Confederate names from army bases and creates a possible showdown between Congress and President Donald Trump, who opposes renaming the bases. The bill passed by a lopsided count of 86 to 14, well over the number required to override a presidential veto. …

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House Votes 305-113 To Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol Hall, All No Votes Were Republicans

Courthouse News reports: A bipartisan House voted to remove statues of historical figures who served the Confederacy from the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, giving the building’s architect $2 million and four months to complete the job. The bill, which passed the House by a 305-113 vote, mainly targets 12 statues in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall memorializing Confederate leaders, along with a …

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WH Vows Veto Of Defense Bill Over Confederate Names

The Hill reports: The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an annual defense policy legislation in part because it includes a provision that would direct the Pentagon to rename military bases currently named after Confederate leaders. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a statement hours before a House vote on the massive $740.5 billion defense policy bill …

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GOP Fears Backlash If Trump Vetoes Defense Spending Bill Over Amendment To Change Military Base Names

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans fear President Trump is putting them into a political no-win situation by threatening to veto a popular defense policy bill over bipartisan language to rename military bases named after Confederate generals. GOP lawmakers are trying to wave the president off his veto threat and may end up delaying the bill to avoid a political disaster …

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Stonewall Jackson Statue Removed In Richmond

The Associated Press reports: Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam …

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Trump Vows To Veto $740B Defense Spending Bill Over Amendment To Change Names Of Confederate Bases

The Washington Post reports: President Trump reaffirmed late Tuesday that he would veto this year’s proposed $740 billion annual defense bill if an amendment is included that would require the Pentagon to change the names of bases named for Confederate military leaders, his strongest rebuke against the measure amid a national reckoning over systemic racism. “I dare President Trump to …

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New MS State Flag Must Include “In God We Trust”

CBS News reports: The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to replace its state flag, the last in the nation to display the Confederate battle emblem. The removal of the flag marks the latest Confederate symbol to topple in the weeks following George Floyd’s death. The bill passed by a vote of 91-23 in the House and 37-14 in the …

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MS Gov Says He Would Sign Bill To Change State Flag

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi lawmakers could vote in the next few days to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Saturday, for the first time, that he would sign a bill to change the flag …

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NASCAR Says Noose Found In Garage Of Black Driver

ESPN reports: A noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, on Sunday, less than two weeks after Wallace, who is NASCAR’s only black driver, successfully pushed the stock car racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. “Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose …

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NCAA Warns Mississippi It Must Change The State Flag

NBC News reports: The NCAA’s Southeastern Conference on Thursday told the state of Mississippi it could miss out on SEC championship games if it doesn’t change its state flag, which includes a Confederate symbol. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement, “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi.” “Our …

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GOP Senator Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statues

The Springfield News-Leader reports: Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt moved this week to slow a push to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. At issue was a bill from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would give the boot to 11 statues sent by states to represent them in Statuary Hall, including one of …

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Pelosi Orders Removal Of Four Confederate Portraits

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Thursday announced that she has ordered the removal of portraits of four House speakers who served in the Confederacy that are on display at the Capitol. “There is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or in any place of honor for memorializing men who embody the violent bigotry and …

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Doug Jones Roasts Sessions Over Confederate Names

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) roasted Jeff Sessions Saturday after Sessions criticized the senator for voting to change the names of military bases currently named for Confederate soldiers. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to require the Pentagon to strip bases and equipment of any Confederate names or monuments within three years. Sessions once spoke out …

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Mississippi Sees Renewed Fight Over State Flag [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi has used the Confederate emblem in its flag since 1894, when white supremacists in state government adopted it after Reconstruction. Georgia put a large Confederate battle symbol on its state flag in 1956, during a backlash to the civil rights movement. That state purged the symbol from its banner in 2001 — the same year …

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Congress May Bypass Trump On Military Base Names

The Military Times reports: Hours after the president announced he would block all efforts to remove the names of Confederate leaders from prominent U.S. military bases, lawmakers in the House and Senate both pushed to force defense leaders to make the changes anyway, calling it an issue of respect and inclusivity. On Thursday morning, Reps. Anthony Brown, D-Md., and Don …

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Lincoln Project: Trump Has Become The Confederacy’s Second President And We Cannot Allow This [VIDEO]

“We never imagined that when we name our initiative to defeat the reelection of Donald J. Trump, The Lincoln Project, that the president would go so far as to honor the Confederate generals who fought against the United States of America to preserve slavery and uphold white supremacy. “For all intents and purposes, Donald Trump today became the Confederacy’s second …

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