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    By JASON NARK, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nationwide push to take down symbols of the Confederacy, to question why anyone flies a rebel flag at all, has come to Gettysburg, a city of barely 1,100 on the South Dakota prairie, where the buffalo once roamed. Gettysburg, S.D., is approximately 1,400 miles northwest of its sister city in Adams County, Pa., where Union troops defeated Confederate forces in the pivotal battle of the Civil War in 1863. The...
    PHILADELPHIA — In Gettysburg, the Confederate flag may not fly on borough property, but it’s a symbol that tourists — about one million per year — are used to seeing the city of 7,700. They can buy Confederate bath mats and bikinis in town gift shops, or order one of eight burgers named after Confederate generals at a local bar. The Gen. Robert E. Lee burger has ham and Swiss. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
    Savannah Rychcik July 2, 2020 0 Comments Protesters have flooded the streets across the nation calling for an end to police brutality and racism, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is doubling down on her belief representations of those things should be taken down. Pelosi took to the podium during a press briefing on Thursday to show her support for the removal of Confederate statues and symbols. “I do believe that if people have committed treason against the United States of...
    OWENSBORO, KY. - Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse.   Members of the Daviess County Fiscal Court were expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would have returned the statue to the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and moved it to property owned by the chapter. Instead, a commissioner presented a surprise motion to postpone the vote until Aug....
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse. Members of the Daviess County Fiscal Court were expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would have returned the statue to the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and moved it to property owned by the chapter. Instead, a commissioner presented a surprise motion to postpone the vote until Aug....
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse. Members of the Daviess County Fiscal Court were expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would have returned the statue to the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and moved it to property owned by the chapter. Instead, a commissioner presented a surprise motion to postpone the vote until...
    President Trump late Tuesday night threatened to veto the must-pass bill to fund the military for the 2021 fiscal year if it includes an amendment introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., aimed at renaming military assets named after Confederate leaders and generals. Warren on Tuesday gave a floor speech on the matter, and the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month approved the measures inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate on Tuesday voted 89-4 on a...
    CNN political analyst and Politico White House correspondent Ryan Lizza asked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday whether President Donald Trump thought it was good that the Confederacy lost the Civil War. Their exchange was as follows: Lizza: Kayleigh, there’s a national conversation going on right now about the proper place of symbols of the Confederacy — statues, memorials, names — and that the president has repeatedly inserted himself into this debate. And I think a lot of people are trying...
    New COVID-19 symptoms Elijah McClains family still waiting for justice Ole Miss basketball player transferring: Proud not to represent that flag anymore, be associated with Confederacy Mississippi junior basketball player Blake Hinson, who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal last week, plans to transfer to Iowa State. © Rogelio V. Solis, AP A Mississippi state flag flies outside the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 25, 2020. Athletic coaches and their staffs from the states public universities held a joint news conference...
    Thursday, during an interview with Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump was “glorifying white supremacy” by not wanting to rename U.S. military bases named after members of the Confederacy. Costa asked, “Should art depicting slave owners, including our nation’s Founding Fathers, come down in the country.” Pelosi said, “Are you talking about the patriarch of our country George Washington, the author of our Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson? No. I...
    Meaghan Ellis June 24, 2020 0 Comments Senate Democrats are now pushing for expedited timelines to rename U.S. Military bases honoring Confederate leaders. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a statement on Wednesday detailing the push to move forward with putting a stop “honoring” the Confederacy “immediately.” Describing the Confederacy as an “ugly legacy,” Warren’s standalone bill calls, coined “The Removing Confederate Names and Symbols from Our Military Act,” aims for lawmakers to move forward with renaming of...
    Violent rioters in Wisconsin destroyed two statues on Tuesday night, including a statue of a Union colonel who died fighting against slavery and to bring an end to the Confederacy. The destruction of property happened outside the Wisconsin State Capitol, where rioters destroyed the statues of Wisconsin’s motto “Forward” and of Col. Hans Christian Heg, “an abolitionist who died trying to end slavery during the Civil War,” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. “Heg was an anti-slavery activist who fought and...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A statue and memorial to George Washington in Baltimore has been vandalized with red paint. The Baltimore Sun reports that the memorial in Druid Hill Park in northwest Baltimore also had the words “Destroy Racists” and the initials for the Black Lives Matter movement written on the base. Police said Sunday morning that they had not received any complaints about the vandalism. As statues and memorials to the Confederacy have been targeted across the South, protesters have...
    A day after Portland rioters tore down a nearly 100-year-old statue of George Washington, vandals toppled more historic statues. On Friday night, saboteurs ripped down monuments that were dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant, Francis Scott Key, and an 18th-century Spanish priest who was canonized as a saint. Rioters leveled a statue dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant, the Republican who was the 18th president of the United States and the four-star Union general who defeated the Confederacy in the American...
    A day after Portland rioters tore down a nearly 100-year-old statue of George Washington, vandals toppled more historic statues. On Friday night, saboteurs ripped down monuments that were dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant, Francis Scott Key, and an 18th-century Spanish priest who was canonized as a saint. Rioters leveled a statue dedicated to Ulysses S. Grant, the Republican who was the 18th president of the United States and the four-star Union general who defeated the Confederacy in the American...
    Rioters in California destroyed a statue of Ulysses S. Grant (not the one featured in the image above) on Friday night as far-left activists continue to destroy statues across the U.S. Grant, a Republican who served as America’s 18th president, played a key role in helping then-President Abraham Lincoln win the Civil War. History reports: Ulysses Grant (1822-1885) commanded the victorious Union army during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and served as the 18th U.S. president from 1869 to 1877....
    Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, right, chums it up with Donald Trump and Moscow Mitch in early March as COVID took hold of the country. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Thursday made an effort to pass a bill by unanimous consent that would have removed all Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. If no other senators had objected, the measure would have permitted their immediate removal, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had requested earlier this month of the Joint Committee on the Library....
    The portraits of four House Speakers who served in the Confederacy were pulled from the halls of the U.S. Capitol Thursday at the behest of Nancy Pelosi. The House Speaker ordered that the paintings be removed to mark Juneteenth, a holiday observed each year on June 19 to mark the official end of slavery in the US, according to The Wall Street Journal. “The halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy,” Pelosi said in a letter...
    On Thursday, as part of her effort to “appropriately observe Juneteenth” on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal of portraits in the Capitol of House Speakers who had served in the Confederacy. Actor James Woods, whose disdain for Pelosi has been on display many times before, fired a salient question at her, tweeting, “How about your buddy, KKK leader Robert Byrd?” How about your buddy, KKK leader Robert Byrd? https://t.co/8DmX8YVyOX — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 18, 2020 Byrd, the...
    On Thursday, as part of her effort to “appropriately observe Juneteenth” on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal of portraits in the Capitol of House Speakers who had served in the Confederacy. Actor James Woods, whose disdain for Pelosi has been on display many times before, fired a salient question at her, tweeting, “How about your buddy, KKK leader Robert Byrd?” How about your buddy, KKK leader Robert Byrd? https://t.co/8DmX8YVyOX — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 18, 2020 Byrd, the...
    Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) requested on Thursday that the House Clerk remove the portraits of four past speakers who joined the Confederacy of the American Civil War. “Tomorrow, Americans will mark Juneteenth, a beautiful and proud celebration of freedom for African Americans. Very sadly, this day comes during a moment of extraordinary national anguish, as we grieve for the hundreds of Black Americans killed by racial injustice and police brutality, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the portraits of four former House speakers who served in the Confederacy removed from the U.S. Capitol.   Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference Thursday that the portraits would be removed Friday, June 19, the anniversary of the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The day is known as Juneteenth.  There is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is ordering the removal from the Capitol of portraits honoring four previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy. RELATED: Virginia governor plans to remove Confederate Robert E. Lee statue In a letter to the House clerk, Pelosi directed the immediate removal of portraits depicting the former speakers: Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina and Howell Cobb and Charles Crisp, both of Georgia. The portraits were to...
    Bradley Cortright June 18, 2020 0 Comments In observance of Juneteenth, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the removal of the portraits of House speakers who served in the Confederacy.   In a letter to Cheryl Johnson, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Pelosi said, “Tomorrow, Americans will mark Juneteenth, a beautiful and proud celebration of freedom for African Americans.” She continued, “Very sadly, this day comes during a moment of extraordinary national anguish, as we grieve for the hundreds...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday ordered the removal of portraits in the Capitol of previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy as part of an effort to appropriately observe Juneteenth on Friday. Pelosi said she discovered the four portraits as she was taking inventory in the Capitol of Confederate statues, which she is also trying to remove but cant do unilaterally. Tomorrow, Juneteenth, the clerk will oversee the removal of those Confederate speakers from the House, Pelosi announced at a press conference at...