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SC Republicans try to sneak Confederate propaganda into classrooms with memorial to black Civil War vets

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Two South Carolina Republicans want to honor black Confederate veterans with a memorial — but there’s a catch.

State Rep. Bill Chumley (R-Woodruff) and state Rep. Mike Burns (R-Taylors) have pre-filed a bill that would establish a commission to design an African-American Confederate veterans monument, reported the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

The commission established under the bill would also be staffed and tasked with promoting historical awareness in public school classrooms.

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The lawmakers insist the bill is not aimed at restoring the Confederate flag back to the State House grounds, where it was removed after a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers at a historically black Charleston church.

“I think (the African-American monument) will be a real plus for South Carolina,” Chumley told the newspaper. “That period of history needs to be taught.”

The pre-filed bill argues that black Confederate veterans were still drawing pensions as recently as the 1920s, and the lawmakers say their contributions to the Civil War should be recognized.

“We came to the realization there was a lot we didn’t know about the war and their sacrifices,” Chumley said. “These people were heroes and forgotten heroes.”

The bill points out that black soldiers who fought for the Union were recognized in schools, their Confederate counterparts were not.

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However, College of Charleston history professor Adam Domby said the pensions referred to in the bill were actually paid out to enslaved workers who toiled in Confederate camps, and not soldiers fighting in defense of slavery.


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Trump whines about ‘demeaning and belittling’ new book titled ‘A Very Stable Genius’

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President Donald Trump lashed out at two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists on Saturday after returning to Mar-a-Lago from Trump International Golf Club.

Trump lashed out at Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig for their highly-anticipated new book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America, which will be released on Tuesday.

The two were on The Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Trump administration.

"Another Fake Book by two third rate Washington Post reporters, has already proven to be inaccurately reported, to their great embarrassment, all for the purpose of demeaning and belittling a President who is getting great things done for our Country, at a record clip," Trump claimed, without offering any evidence.

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Impeachment managers release trial memorandum detailing why Trump must be removed from office

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House impeachment managers released an in-depth trial memorandum laying out the case for convicting President Donald Trump during his Senate impeachment trial.

The memorandum was released by representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Val Demings (D-FL), Jason Crow (D-CO) and Sylvia Garcia (D-FL).

The document divides the argument by the House of Representatives into three points.

"The Senate should convict President Trump of abuse of power," is the first section.

"The Senate should convict President Trump of obstruction of Congress," is the second section.

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He ‘can’t understand why he is being impeached’: CNN reports Trump is asking ’why are they doing this to me?’

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President Donald Trump is reportedly "distracted" by impeachment while vacationing at Mar-a-Lago as the United States Senate trial begins.

"A source close to the White House who speaks to Donald Trump regularly said the President has appeared 'distracted' by the impeachment trial that begins on Tuesday, telling people around him Friday night at Mar-a-Lago that he 'can't understand why he is impeached,'" CNN's Jim Acosta reported Saturday. "'Why are they doing this to me,' the source quoted Trump as saying repeatedly."

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