The Historical Monuments Debate with Mitch Landrieu and Wynton Marsalis (Full Stream 8/7)

Nationwide demonstrations over police brutality have renewed the debate over how we memorialize America’s past. Monuments, statues, and the names of schools, streets and military bases across the country that honor Confederate leaders and those connected with slavery and oppression have increasingly become a flash point. On Friday, Aug. 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Washington … Read more The Historical Monuments Debate with Mitch Landrieu and Wynton Marsalis (Full Stream 8/7)

Virginia Removes Confederate Statues from State Capitol

Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee positioned in the same spot where he stood to assume command of the state’s armed forces in the Civil War nearly 160 years ago. They are the … Read more Virginia Removes Confederate Statues from State Capitol

Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago

Two statues were removed overnight from separate parks in Chicago, according to CBS WBBM, after an executive order by the city’s Democratic mayor, Lori Lightfoot. Native American activists have long objected to honoring Columbus, saying his expeditions to the Americas led to the colonization and genocide of their ancestors. Several statues of Columbus have been … Read more Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago

House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues from U.S. Capitol

The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol, as a reckoning over racial injustice continues following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis. The House vote also would remove a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, … Read more House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues from U.S. Capitol

Trump, Barr Announce DOJ Will Send Federal Law Enforcement to Chicago, Albuquerque

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that federal agents will surge into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as Trump runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Hundreds of federal agents already have been sent to Kansas City, Missouri, to help quell … Read more Trump, Barr Announce DOJ Will Send Federal Law Enforcement to Chicago, Albuquerque

Trump Blasts ‘Extreme Radical Left’ for Pushing ‘Lawlessness’ in U.S. Cities

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that federal agents will surge into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as Trump runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Hundreds of federal agents already have been sent to Kansas City, Missouri, to help quell … Read more Trump Blasts ‘Extreme Radical Left’ for Pushing ‘Lawlessness’ in U.S. Cities

Trump Slams Democrats for ‘Destroying Opportunities, Shutting Down Businesses’

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that federal agents will surge into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as Trump runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Hundreds of federal agents already have been sent to Kansas City, Missouri, to help quell … Read more Trump Slams Democrats for ‘Destroying Opportunities, Shutting Down Businesses’

Trump Says Federal Law Enforcement Will Soon Be Sent to Albuquerque

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that federal agents will surge into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as Trump runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Hundreds of federal agents already have been sent to Kansas City, Missouri, to help quell … Read more Trump Says Federal Law Enforcement Will Soon Be Sent to Albuquerque

Footage shows Australian soldiers signalling US Black Hawk with Confederate flag | ABC News

Australian special forces soldiers photographed and filmed themselves posing with a Confederate flag while on operations in Afghanistan, ABC Investigations can reveal. A photo and a video show two SAS soldiers smiling and holding up the flag, which has the words “Southern Pride” emblazoned on it. An Australian Defence Force spokesperson said the ADF was … Read more Footage shows Australian soldiers signalling US Black Hawk with Confederate flag | ABC News

Trump’s Show Of Federal Force Sparks Alarm In Cities And Democratic Mayors Speak Out

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that she doesn’t expect President Donald Trump’s administration to deploy federal agents in the city like in Portland. “There has been a lot of saber rattling” by the president and his team, but unlike in Portland, the U.S. attorney in Chicago will help manage the effort, Lightfoot said during … Read more Trump’s Show Of Federal Force Sparks Alarm In Cities And Democratic Mayors Speak Out

Mayors Spurn Portland-Style Forces; Trump Veto: Protest Wrap

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that she doesn’t expect President Donald Trump’s administration to deploy federal agents into the city like in Portland. “There has been a lot of saber-rattling” by the president and his team, but unlike in Portland, the U.S. attorney in Chicago will help manage the effort, Lightfoot said during a … Read more Mayors Spurn Portland-Style Forces; Trump Veto: Protest Wrap

Pentagon Says No U.S. Troops Were Deployed to Portland

With controversy growing over the Trump administration’s decision to send federal law enforcement agents to Portland to deal with the city’s unrest, a spokesman at the Pentagon said that no U.S. military troops have been deployed to the city. However, Jonathan Hoffman says the Defense Secretary Mark Esper has concerns about federal agents wearing uniforms … Read more Pentagon Says No U.S. Troops Were Deployed to Portland

New Polling Shows More than Half of 2020 Voters Believe American Society is Racist

According to new polling, more than half of 2020 voters believe: American society is racist Race relations are currently bad Confederate statues should be removed Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ Email … Read more New Polling Shows More than Half of 2020 Voters Believe American Society is Racist

Trump opposed Confederate flag displays before he supported them

In 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump called for taking down the Confederate flag. Now, he defends people who display the flag, saying it amounts to “freedom of speech.” Read more: https://wapo.st/2OIZiXW. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Confederate flag a proud symbol of the South, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump defended those who view the Confederate flag as banner of pride. Trump was asked on Fox News Sunday if the Stars-and-Bars – considered a symbol of slavery and oppression by most Americans – was offensive. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the … Read more Confederate flag a proud symbol of the South, Trump says