Portsmouth, N.H. council votes to kill Columbus Day but keep Indigenous People’s Day.
Town leader: ‘Continuing to celebrate Christopher Columbus, who committed serious atrocities and massacres among the indigenous populations he encountered is unjust and cruel.’
Catholic League fights back, ‘Attempts to cancel Columbus Day are more than just canceling the legacy of some 15th Century explorer. It sends a message to Catholics that they have a diminished role in the American experience.’
Longtime Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces tough reelection bid as Republican who voted to impeach Trump, but new state voting rules will likely have her and Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka advancing to November election.