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    Republican senators argue over making Juneteenth a federal holiday; consider replacing Columbus Day

    Republican senators are locked in a debate over holidays. Specifically, whether Juneteenth should become a federal holiday, and if it does, whether it should replace Columbus Day, The Hill reported.

    What's going on here? Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn introduced a bill that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Juneteenth, which originated in Texas and is celebrated most widely in that state, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

    The holiday, June 19, gained unusual national attention this year as it fell in the midst of severe racial unrest. It was further highlighted by a controversy surrounding President Donald Trump's decision to schedule a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on that date. The president later moved the rally back one day.

    Cornyn's bill has bipartisan support, with Democratic co-sponsors including Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Cory Booker (N.J.), and Ed Markey (Mass.), as well as a number of Republicans.
    How about having a holiday for all those who won the Medal of Honor?
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    What pandering asswipes.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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