Politic > Democrats

Judge sides with Virginia, but Robert E. Lee statue stays put for now

27 days ago   |   By Politico

RICHMOND, Va. - A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Democratic Virginia governor's plans to remove an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee - but said the state can't immediately act on his order.
The judge dissolved a temporary injunction prohibiting the statue's removal from a historic avenue in downtown Richmond, but he also suspended his own order pending the resolution of an appeal by a group of residents who live near the statue.
“The Lee monument was built to celebrate the Confederacy and uphold white supremacy. This victory moves Virginia forward in removing this...
Read more ...

 

Judge Orders Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Can Be Removed

Judge Orders Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Can Be Removed

27 days ago   |   By NPR

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the statue removed in June. The statue, which stands 60 feet high, is the only Confederate statue still standing on the city's Monument Avenue.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Democrats  


Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary

Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary

Joe Biden plans to nominate the former Federal Reserve chair as his Treasury Secretary. She would play a leading role in helping the economy recover from the pandemic. Read more ...

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on... Read more ...

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House. The General Services Administration... Read more ...

Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel

Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel

Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, according to three people familiar with the matter. The... Read more ...

San Francisco DA Charges Officer With Homicide In Historic First

San Francisco DA Charges Officer With Homicide In Historic First

Progressive district attorney Chesa Boudin charged a former police officer over the 2017 shooting of an unarmed Black man, Keita O'Neil. Read more ...

Avril Haines Nominated As First Female Director Of National Intelligence

Avril Haines Nominated As First Female Director Of National Intelligence

President-elect Joe Biden's appointee was previously the deputy director of the CIA and the White House deputy national security advisor. Read more ...

Trump Administration Finally Clears Way For Biden Transition To Begin

Trump Administration Finally Clears Way For Biden Transition To Begin

"I have always strived to do what is right,” GSA administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter to the president-elect on Monday. Read more ...

Dianne Feinstein Won't Seek Senate Judiciary Leadership After Backlash

Dianne Feinstein Won't Seek Senate Judiciary Leadership After Backlash

The California Democrat's announcement comes after progressives expressed anger at her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's hearings. Read more ...

CEOs Urge Trump To Concede: 'Not A Moment To Waste' In Fighting COVID-19

CEOs Urge Trump To Concede: 'Not A Moment To Waste' In Fighting COVID-19

More than 150 business leaders released a letter calling on Trump to start the transition process given the urgent need to tackle the fallout from the pandemic. Read more ...

Biden will nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of State

Biden will nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of State

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate longtime adviser and veteran foreign policy hand Antony Blinken to serve as his secretary of State, while picking another confidant... Read more ...