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Jon Stewart: ‘Get a New Name Already, It’s the 21st Century’ (Video)

Jon Stewart ripped the Redskins and Dan Snyder for not changing the team’s name, then blasted Thanksgiving and American history for celebrating the exploitation of Native Americans.

06/20/2014

FedEx Field (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

FedEx Stays Neutral in Debate Over Redskins Name

The company most associated with the Washington Redskins is keeping its distance from the debate over the team’s name in the aftermath of a trademark ruling that found the name to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.

06/19/2014

US Congresswoman Betty McCollum.  (Photo by Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament via Getty Images)

Minnesota Congresswoman Pleads for Vikings Owner to Speak Out Against Redskins Name

Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum published a letter Thursday sent to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, pleading for him to be the first NFL team owner to take a stand against the Redskins team name.

06/19/2014

Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redskins

Md. Gov. Candidate: Redskins Name Ruling Should Offend Anyone Concerned About Free Speech

Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan said canceling Redskins trademarks ‘should offend anyone concerned about constitutional limits on government power and free speech.’

06/19/2014

There are some games on the schedule this year that are worth the trip to FedEx Field. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Redskins Trademark Attorney: ‘We’re Gonna Win Just Like We Did Last Time’

It’s the opinion of Redskins trademark attorney Bob Raskopf that the Redskins actually fared “better” in the most recent ruling cancelling their federal trademark protections, and when the appeal process is over, “we’re gonna win just like we did last time.”

06/19/2014

Redskins fans gathered in the parking lot of FedExField prior to the team's season opener.

Redskins Fan Cried in Car Over Trademark Ruling: ‘We’re Keeping the Indian Spirit Alive’

The news of the Redskins losing their six federal trademarks came in fast and furious Wednesday, and was overwhelming to some, like one female Redskins fans who says she sat in her car and cried upon learning of the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s ruling.

06/18/2014

Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative, speaks at a press conference after meeting with senior officials of the National Football League about changing the mascot name of the Washington Redskins October 30, 2013 in New York. The Oneida Nation's 'Change The Mascot' campaign is pressing the NFL to change the Washington team's name. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Credit; STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Oneida Nation: Taxpayers Can’t Pay to Help Redskins Profit Off of ‘Racial Slur’

Taxpayer resources cannot be used to help private companies profit off the promotion of dictionary defined racial slurs, is the position of the Oneida Indian Nation in a press release issued in the wake of the ruling revoking the Redskins six federal trademarks.

06/18/2014

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Del. Holmes Norton: Handwriting ‘Almost Indelibly on the Wall’ for Redskins

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is celebrating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s ruling Tuesday, canceling the Redskins’ six federal trademark registrations (pending the appeal process), a decision reached over the name’s “disparaging” nature.

06/18/2014

File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Redskins: Trademark Ruling Has ‘No Effect’ on Team’s Use of Name and Logo

The Washington Redskins have released a statement in response to Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that it’s cancelled, pending appeal from the team, the Redskins six federal trademarks, due to the team’s “disparaging” name.

06/18/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Harry Reid: ‘Writing is on the Wall’ for Redskins Name

“The writing is on the wall” for the Washington Redskins to change their name, said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in response to the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelling six federal trademarks held by the team.

06/18/2014

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