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Ron Johnson Booed At Wisconsin Juneteenth Event

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) was met with boos while attending a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisc., WDJT reported. The Republican senator was heckled by crowd members while speaking to reporters. The resistance to Johnson comes after the lawmaker issued a statement objecting to making Juneteenth a nationally recognized holiday earlier this week. However, the senator …

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RNC Credits GOP For Creation Of Juneteenth Holiday

Raw Story reports: Republican National Committee head Ronna McDaniel sent out an appreciation of the new Juneteenth federal holiday signed into reality by President Joe Biden and attempted to give all the credit to the GOP because Republican President Abraham Lincoln was the one behind the Emancipation Proclamation. Politico reports: In our interview, one year ago this week, Trump told …

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States Scramble To Shut Offices For Juneteenth Holiday

CNN reports: States across the country are scrambling to close their government offices Friday after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a US federal holiday. While June 19 — which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States — falls on a Saturday this year, governors across the country announced in quick succession a range of plans …

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Candace Owens Melts Down Over Juneteenth Holiday

Newsweek reports: Conservative political pundit Candace Owens said she won’t be celebrating the new federal holiday of Juneteenth, suggesting that the move to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. is just the Democrats trying to “repackage segregation.” The House voted overwhelmingly to pass Senate Bill 475, entitled the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” by a 415-14 on Wednesday. …

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Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

The Washington Post reports: President Biden, having returned to the White House from his first trip abroad as president, plans Thursday to sign into law a bill creating a federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in Texas. Because June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, most federal employees will get this Friday off. …

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Senate Unanimously Passes Bill For Juneteenth Holiday

The Washington Post reports: The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure that would establish a federal holiday for Juneteenth, the day that marks the end of slavery in the United States. The bill now heads to the Democratic-led House, where it is likely to be approved, although the timing remains uncertain. Unanimous Senate passage of the bill was an …

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Trump Claims He Made Juneteenth “Very Famous”: It’s “An Important Event, But Nobody Had Ever Heard Of It”

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump took credit for widespread recognition of Juneteenth, which commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation, after drawing backlash for his Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally originally scheduled for the same date. In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Trump claimed that “nobody had ever heard of” the June 19 holiday before the controversy surrounding his …

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Trump Reschedules Tulsa Rally Over Juneteenth Furor

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months following criticism that it was set for set for Juneteenth, the observance of the end of slavery in the United States, in a city that experienced one of the country’s worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. In a late-night tweet, …

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NFL To Recognize Juneteenth As Company Holiday

ESPN reports: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the league will recognize June 19 as a company holiday, with NFL offices closed on that day. Called Juneteenth, June 19 is celebrated as the effective end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect Jan. 1, 1863, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, after the …

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