09/30/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be...
09/26/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday night aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot. The segment got attention days before, after one of the Redskins fans told The...
By Paul Bedard | 09/25/14 12:04 PM
The mounting attacks on the Washington Redskins name is having a huge impact on network broadcasters who are calling the football team "Washington" more than twice as much as last year.
09/24/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about American Indian nicknames at District of Columbia public schools, The Associated Press, relying on information from the D.C. Council and public school officials, reported erroneously that five schools would be forced to change their...
By Paul Bedard | 09/19/14 03:18 PM
Virginia, once ruled by Pocahontas' father, overwhelmingly supports the Washington Redskins keeping its name, according to a new poll.
By Sean Lengell | 09/19/14 09:05 AM
From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.
By Philip Klein | 09/19/14 07:28 AM
Congress shouldn't need a reason like domestic violence or an offensive team name to end the NFL's tax-exempt nonprofit status -- It should end because it exemplifies what's wrong with America's tax code.
By Sean Lengell | 09/17/14 06:54 PM
House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...
09/16/14 03:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/16/14 02:40 PM
Sen. Maria Cantwell announced Tuesday that she will introduce a bill to strip the NFL's tax-exempt status over its failure to force the team to change its name, which many Native Americans find offensive.
By Becket Adams | 09/15/14 02:55 PM
Conservative blogger Jeanine Martin made an appearance on Fox News this weekend to discuss what she and the network's anchors characterize as "political correctness" run amok.
By Paul Bedard | 09/04/14 12:07 PM
Just nine months after media and real estate mogul Mortimer Zuckerman praised the name of the Washington Redskins football team, his New York Daily News has sacked it from their pages, calling the word a "slur."
By Paul Bedard | 09/03/14 10:09 AM
One of Washington's top litigators with a record of cowing Big Tobacco and fast food companies has filed a petition with the FCC challenging the license of a radio station owned by the Washington Redskins, a name he dubbed "profanity," and a "hate crime."
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