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Republican Congressman Calls On Democratic Party To Change Its Name Or Be Kicked Out of U.S. House of Representatives

A Republican congressman has introduced a resolution calling for the Democratic Party to change its name “or be barred from participation in the House of Representatives” because of its past support for slavery, the Confederacy, the Ku Klux Klan, and Jim Crow laws denying blacks civil rights. U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced the measure......

Washington Redskins Getting Ready To Cave On Name

The owner of the Washington Redskins has announced the team is planning “to undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” — which is setting expectations of a change. Dan Snyder, owner of the National Football League team, has long said he would never change the team’s name, which has withstood attacks from people who......

Aunt Jemima Resigns

Aunt Jemima, a staple brand name of syrup and pancake mix since 1889, is going to disappear later this year in an attempt to foster racial equality. The Quaker Oats Company, which has owned the brand since 1926, announced Wednesday it is discontinuing the packaging and the name. “As we work to make progress toward......

Joe Biden Confuses Memorial Day With Labor Day – But Remembers That August Is Before Labor Day

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden mistook Memorial Day for Labor Day while answering a question from a reporter about when he would announce a vice presidential running mate. Biden did a 10-minute remote interview with KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 21. A transcript of the exchange follows: Reporter:  Do you think we’ll have......

Biden Accuser Turned Down By Me-Too Women’s Organization

A former staff member of Joe Biden who says he acted inappropriately toward her was turned away by a legal defense fund that spends millions of dollars supporting sexual harassment lawsuits by women. A staff member of the organization, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, first encouraged the Biden accuser but then in February told her......

Elizabeth Warren Insults Vertically Challenged Mike Bloomberg

Elizabeth Warren went after fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg for his wealth, history with women, law enforcement policies – and his height. “I want to talk specifically for just a minute at the top about a threat that is coming our way. And it’s a big threat – not a tall one, but a......

Bernie’s Big Win in Nevada Leads Some To Wonder Whether He Can Be Stopped

Bernie Sanders rolled up a big victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday. With a little more than half the precincts reporting late Saturday, February 22, Sanders had more than 46 percent of the votes and a big lead in delegate equivalents. No other candidate can take solace from the results. Joe Biden was in a......

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Uncertain on Rent Control – But For Local-Option Bill

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is noncommittal on bringing rent control back to the state’s largest city, but he supports a bill that would allow local communities to implement it. Walsh pointed out during an interview earlier this week that Boston needs more housing, something rent control wouldn’t help provide. Walsh appeared with Jim Braude, host......

Sean Brady:  Anti-Trump Economics Professor Needs Schooling on Chinese Theft of American Intellectual Property

A New York City high-finance banker says President Donald Trump might actually be understating the extent of theft of U.S. companies’ intellectual property by China, despite what an economics professor claimed in a recent column. Sean Brady, formerly of Credit Suisse First Boston, argues that George Mason University economics professor Donald Boudreaux mischaracterized the president’s......

Democrats’ “Equality Act” Passes US House, Meant To Protect LGBTQ From Discrimination

A bill intended to further protect LGBQT people from discrimination passed the US House of Representatives today. The bill received total support from Democrats and minimal support from Republicans (8 in all), passing 236-173. Known as the “Equality Act,” the bill is meant to protect “people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender......

Woman In Bangladesh Set On Fire For Reporting Sexual Harassment By School Principal

A 19-year-old woman was intentionally burned to death in Bangladesh after she refused to retract accusations that her school’s principal had been sexually harassing her, Al Jazeera is reporting. The April 10 murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, described in the report as “a disgrace to humanity,” was allegedly carried out by as many as 17......