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Trump's 'sickening' falsehood over killing of babies after birth attacked by Democrats

Donald Trump has falsely accused Virginia Governor Ralph Northam of supporting the killing of babies, a move labelled “dangerous and sickening” by Democrats. It is the second time this year that Mr Trump has falsely claimed that Democrat Mr Northam backs mothers being given the choice to “execute” a baby. Abortion is one of the president’s key issues when it comes to his conservative base, with his administration pushing hard to enact legislation restricting abortion.At a rally in Wisconsin, Mr ...
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Trump Lets Loose Stunning Falsehood That Doctors, Mothers ‘Execute’ Babies

President Donald Trump on Saturday night repeated a stunning falsehood promoted by anti-abortion activists that doctors and mothers execute newborns. During a rally hosted by his 2020 re-election campaign in Wisconsin, Trump made the egregious claim after asserting that Democrats are “aggressively pushing extreme late-term abortion, allowing children to be ripped from their mothers’ womb right up until the moment of birth.” “The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care o...
Tags: News, Senate, Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Anti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Alta Charo, Evers, Ralph Northam, Northam, Tony Evers, Wisconsin Trump, Matt Shuham

Virginia governor wants Confederate arch gone from US fort

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for the removal of an arch honoring the former president of the Confederacy at Fort Monroe, where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago. The Daily Press reports that Northam’s office presented a letter to the Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees Thursday […]
Tags: News, Virginia, US, Ap, Nation, Confederate, Richmond VA, The Daily Press, Ralph Northam, Northam, Fort Monroe, Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees

Still Haunted By Blackface Scandal, Northam Won’t Be Part Of Graduations

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has withdrawn from plans to be a commencement speaker at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and won’t participate in any other graduation ceremonies amid the persisting scandal over a blackface photo. News outlets report the Democrat is abstaining from graduations throughout Virginia this season. Northam’s spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said Monday that he deiced weeks ago to skip ceremonies over concern he would divert focus from graduates....
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Michael Jackson, Richmond VA, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Ralph Northam, Northam, Virginia Military Institute, Ofirah Yheskel, Cristina Cabrera, AP story, Virginia blackface scandal

Northam won’t be part of graduations amid blackface scandal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has withdrawn from plans to be a commencement speaker at his alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, and won’t participate in any other graduation ceremonies amid the persisting scandal over a blackface photo. News outlets report the Democrat is abstaining from graduations throughout Virginia this season. Northam’s spokeswoman […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Northam, Virginia Military Institute

‘It Just Went Poof’: The Strange Aftermath of Virginia’s Cascade of Political Scandals

Despite broad calls for the resignations of Virginia’s governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, they remain in office as the state tries to muddle on.
Tags: Elections, News, Virginia, Sex Crimes, Discrimination, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, State Legislature, Herring, Northam, Mark R, Ralph S, States (US, Justin Edward

Voting Rights: House Oversight Ramps Up Probe Into State-Level Voter Suppression

The House Oversight Committee is preparing to authorize subpoenas aimed at forcing the production of certain documents and testimony it is seeking in its investigations into the Census citizenship question. The committee gave the Commerce Department until Monday to let it view unredacted versions of documents related to the Department’s quest to find legal justification to add the question. The committee has scheduled for Tuesday a mark-up of a resolution authorizing a subpoena for the documents...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Virginia, Georgia, Gop, Commerce, Tennessee, House, Kansas, Doj, Tierney Sneed, State, Commerce Department, Kavanaugh, Tre Hargett

Two Fairfax Accusers Call For VA Legislature To Hold Hearing In New Session

The two women who have accused Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault are calling on the Virginia General Assembly to hold a public hearing when the new session begins on Wednesday. According to interviews with CBS News, both Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson want to testify about their allegations under oath. Tyson was the first to come forward in February with accusations against Fairfax when Democrats were in the midst of calls for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation ov...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Cbs News, Boston, Virginia, Cbs, Watson, Fairfax, Virginia General Assembly, Tyson, Ralph Northam, Northam, CBS Gayle King, Nicole Lafond, Justin Fairfax, Vanessa Tyson

Editorial Observer: How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy

A racist caricature from 19th-century minstrel theater still haunts America.
Tags: News, Virginia, Blacks, Ku Klux Klan, Northam, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Segregation and Desegregation, Sterilization (Reproductive

Mammy Jars Mock Black People. Why Are They Still Collected?

Racist objects, created as propaganda tools during the Jim Crow era, reflect ugly stereotypes about black people. Yet some people see nostalgia, not dehumanization, in the memorabilia.
Tags: News, Propaganda, Discrimination, Jim Crow, Blacks, Antiques, Northam, Race and Ethnicity, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Slavery (Historical, Ralph S, Memorabilia and Souvenirs

Trump Jokes About Secret Service Agents Masks: ‘They’re In Blackface’

During a private speech with Republican National Committee donors on Friday night at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump reportedly attempted to mock Democrats for the controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his racist yearbook photo, by joking that his Secret Service agents at the White House were “in blackface,” Axios reported. Referring to his week alone holed up in the White House over the holidays while the government was shut down — a month-long crisis of his own making — Trump ...
Tags: News, White House, Virginia, Secret Service, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Blackface, Ralph Northam, Northam, Axios, Axios Trump, Nicole Lafond, Trump Jokes About Secret Service

Despite His Own Blackface Scandal, Virginia AG Says Governor Has Lost Public Trust

In an interview with WAMU, Attorney General Mark Herring says Gov. Northam's "different and contradictory" account of wearing blackface "led to an erosion of public trust."(Image credit: Tyrone Turner/WAMU)
Tags: News, Mark Herring, WAMU, Northam

Virginia’s First Lady Apologizes for Handing Cotton to Black Students on Tour

Pam Northam handed raw cotton to children touring the governor’s mansion and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick the crop.
Tags: News, Virginia, Cotton, Blacks, Northam, Education (K-12, Slavery (Historical, Ralph S, Pam Northam, Handing Cotton

Gov.’s wife expresses regret after complaint of racist tour

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor’s mansion was racially insensitive. Northam said Wednesday that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the mansion’s historic kitchen before the Civil […]
Tags: Travel, News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Richmond VA, Northam, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Pam Northam

Northam’s Wife Handed Out Cotton To Black Students As Lesson On Slavery

Pam Northam, wife of Gov. Ralph Northam (D), stirred up an outcry when, in a ham-handed attempt to convey the hardships slaves endured, she handed out raw cotton to students—including African Americans—and asked them to imagine picking it all day in the fields. According to a Wednesday Washington Post report, the eighth-grade daughter of Leah Dozier Walker, an official at the state Education Department, was in attendance and expressed her distress to her mother. Walker wrote a letter conveyin...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Virginia, Slavery, Ku Klux Klan, Walker, Education Department, Ralph Northam, Northam, Kate Riga, Pam Northam, Leah Dozier Walker

Why Did Senate Democrats Refuse to Protect Infants?

A moral catastrophe unfolded on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday. Forty-four Democratic senators voted against legislation that would have required doctors to give the same care to infants who survive abortion procedures that they would give to any other infant.One after another, Democratic senators took to the floor to smear the bill as an attack on women’s health care, a baseless criticism that they failed to substantiate. In the process, they revealed their belief that allowing unwanted...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Hawaii, Tammy Duckworth, Illinois, Smith, U S Senate, Chuck Schumer, Mazie Hirono, Ben Sasse, Ralph Northam, Northam, Hirono

Fairfax Compares ‘Rush To Judgment’ Over Sexual Assault Allegations To Lynchings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims in a surprise speech Sunday, as he resists widespread calls to resign prompted by allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his critics from his rostrum in the state Senate as the 2019 legislative session was coming to a close. “I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very Senate, where people were not given any due process...
Tags: News, Republicans, Senate, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, Ap, Gop, Watson, Donald Trump, Jim Crow, General Assembly, Trump, Fairfax, Gilbert, Republican House

Virginia Gov. Northam meets with civil rights leaders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has met with civil rights leaders at the Executive Mansion a day after forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school that student leaders asked him not to attend. Northam met with members of the so-called Richmond 34 on Friday morning for breakfast. It’s a […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Black, Richmond, Richmond VA, Executive Mansion, Ralph Northam, Northam

Northam Nixes Stop On ‘Reconciliation Tour’ After Students Ask Him To Reschedule

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was scheduled to visit a historically black college for a civil rights commemoration event.
Tags: News, Virginia, Black, Ralph Northam, Northam

Northam to skip event at historically black Virginia school

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school after student leaders asked him not to attend. Local news outlets report student leaders at Virginia Union University asked Northam in a letter dated Monday not to attend Thursday’s scheduled commemoration of students who […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, Black, Richmond VA, Ralph Northam, Northam, Virginia Union University

Quinnipiac Poll: More Virginians Than Not Say Northam Should Stay In Office

More Virginia voters than not say Gov. Ralph Northam should stay in office despite revelations that he appeared in blackface years ago, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Forty-eight percent of Virginia voters say Northam should not resign, compared to 42 percent who say he should, Quinnipiac reported. Notably, 56 percent black voters say Northam shouldn’t resign while just 31 percent say he should, per the poll, compared to an even 46 to 46 percent split among white voter...
Tags: News, Virginia, Fairfax, Quinnipiac University, Quinnipiac, Ralph Northam, Northam, Matt Shuham, Justin Fairfax, Quinnipiac University Forty

White House panel to 'question whether climate change is security threat' – live

Committee would advise Trump on the ‘scientific understanding of today’s climate’, according to National Security CouncilSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 4.11pm GMT A proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security panel is being assembled to weigh whether climate change is a national security threat, according to the Washington Post.The panel is being spearheaded by William Happer, a professor who, according to the Post: “has said that carbon emissions linked ...
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Virginians want Northam to stay, poll finds

Virginians are more likely to want their governor and attorney general to remain in office rather than resign over their past appearances in blackface, but they are split over whether their lieutenant governor should step down in light of sexual assault allegations, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds.
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Virginians want Northam and Herring to stay in office but are split on Fairfax, poll finds

Virginians are more likely to want their governor and attorney general to remain in office rather than resign over their past appearances in blackface, but they are split over whether their lieutenant governor should step down in light of sexual assault allegations, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds.
Tags: Cnn, Fairfax, Quinnipiac University, Northam

Man arrested during Virginia Capitol protest over Northam

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A protester at the Virginia Capitol has been arrested during a protest against Gov. Ralph Northam. Capitol Police said 23-year-old Patrick Talamantes of Sacramento, California, was charged with vandalism and littering after he tossed a container of red dye in a Capitol fountain. Police said they stopped an unnamed woman who […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Sacramento California, Richmond VA, Northam, Virginia Capitol, Ralph Northam Capitol Police, Patrick Talamantes, Capitol fountain Police

Start your Monday smart: Presidents Day, Trump & Venezuela, NBA all-stars, Taliban

Presidents Day. Trump's Venezuela speech. US-Taliban talks resume. 2019's brightest moon rises. Pope hosts top bishops. Northam's on an 'apology tour.' NBA All-Star Game. NASCAR season starts. Here's what the next six days will bring.
Tags: US, Cnn, Taliban, Nba, Venezuela, Pope, Northam, NBA All Star Game NASCAR

news analysis: The ‘Some of My Best Friends Are Black’ Defense

It’s a myth that proximity to blackness immunizes white people from doing racist things.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Blacks, Whites, Northam, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Onancock (Va, My Best Friends Are Black ' Defense

Universities Scour Yearbooks After Northam

After the controversy over a blackface photo in Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook, universities are reviewing their yearbooks for material that could be considered racist or offensive.
Tags: News, Ralph Northam, Northam

‘He’s Not There Yet’: Embattled Governor Seeks Forgiveness From Black Virginians

Seeking to recover from the scandal over his use of blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam is scrambling to rebuild his image among African-Americans.
Tags: News, Virginia, Discrimination, Blacks, Democratic Party, Fairfax, Steele, Boyd, Herring, Charles Jr, Ralph Northam, Northam, Mark R, Race and Ethnicity, Ralph S, Justin Edward

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