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Portraits of Obamas Will Be a 1st for National Portrait Gallery

October 14, 2017 |

For the first time ever, the Smithsonian has hired black artists to paint the president and first lady for its National Portrait Gallery, the Wall Street Journal reports. Kehinde Wiley will paint Barack Obama, who requested him specifically. Wiley is known for juxtaposing his subjects—often young black men in…
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NBA Send Memo Warning Players, If the Kneel During National Anthem they Face Discipline

September 30, 2017 |

The NBA has circulated a memo warning players if they don’t stand for the National Anthem they do so at their own peril. According to the memo, obtained by ESPN, “the league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a…

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Packers’ National Anthem Request Bombs With Some

September 28, 2017 |

The Green Bay Packers are planning to lock arms during the national anthem at Thursday night’s home game against the Chicago Bears, and they’ve asked fans to join them in the display of unity. Let’s just say that’s not going over well with some. The Green Bay Press-Gazette talks to…
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Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys Take a Knee Before National Anthem on MNF

September 26, 2017 |

The national debate over whether NFL players should kneel for the National Anthem bled into Monday night after Donald Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments … ’cause Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys just took a knee (kinda). Jerry and the entire…

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin raps Alejandro Villanueva for standing for national anthem

September 25, 2017 |

For Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, being “respectful of our football team” trumped the right of Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to show respect for the national anthem.
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Tom Brady Locks Arms with Team During National Anthem, Trump Approves

September 24, 2017 |

Tom Brady seems to be on the fence about showing respect for his country but also being united with his teammates against Trump — so he’s doing both … and the Prez is down. Tom was seen locking arms with a teammate Sunday during the National…

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Ravens, Jaguars players kneel during national anthem after Trump’s attacks on NFL

September 24, 2017 |

Dozens of players for the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars showed a unified front on Sunday and kneeled as the National Anthem played during the start of the game in London, defying President Trump’s attacks on the NFL players.
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Mnuchin: Jet Request Was All About National Security

September 15, 2017 |

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday his request for use of a government plane for his European honeymoon last month was about national security and not his own personal convenience. Mnuchin said as a member of the president’s National Security Council, he needed a secure communication link with Washington and…
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National Guard Couple Tie Knot During Irma

September 11, 2017 |

Lauren Durham had a poofy white dress and plans for an intimate beach wedding on the second weekend of September. Instead she got married in fatigues, sans makeup, in a vast hangar filled with rescue vehicles and paramedics just hours before she would rush into a hurricane to try to…
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Mnuchin calls for raising national debt limit as part of Harvey aid package

September 3, 2017 |

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $ 7.9-billion Hurricane Harvey disaster relief package with an increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, saying it was time to “put politics aside” so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need.

“The president…


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