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    President Joe Biden does not believe the Senate will convict former President Donald Trump at his upcoming impeachment trial. Biden made the prediction in a brief off-camera interview with CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins on Monday night. The president said he doubts 17 Senate Republican would vote to convict Trump of inciting the Capitol riot, which would be needed to clear the Constitution’s two-thirds requirement. “The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn’t changed that much,” Biden reportedly said. Despite his outlook of a conviction in the impeachment trial, Biden told CNN, “I think it has to happen.” Biden added there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen.” His remarks to CNN came as the House delivered the article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, allowing the trial to begin. Senators will be sworn in as jurors Tuesday, but the trial then will...
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    President Joe Biden told CNN on Monday that the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump “has to happen.” “I think it has to happen,” Biden told CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins in a brief White House interview, offering what CNN called the president’s “most extensive comments” on the subject since assuming office last week. NEW: President Biden offers his most extensive comments yet on impeachment, telling @kaitlancollins: “I think it has to happen,” Biden said. He acknowledged the effect a trial could have on his agenda and nominees, but said there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen. — Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) January 26, 2021 While Biden acknowledged that his Cabinet picks and legislative agenda would be negatively affected by an impeachment trial, he told the network there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen.” Biden expressed doubt, however, that the outcome would...
    MSNBC analyst Eugene Robinson on Monday compared former President Donald’s Trump’s team of lawyers to the “‘Star Wars’ bar scene” and emphasized that his impeachment trial “has to happen” for the sake of accountability. Robinson appeared on “Deadline: White House” and was asked by host Nicolle Wallace what he made of the impeachment being centered on Trump’s “incitement of the insurrection.” “Well, if there’s not going to be accountability for this, then what in the world do you ever hold a president accountable for?” Robinson responded. “You called it a coup plot, and that’s exactly what it was. It was an attempted coup. Over a period of a couple of months, the President tried through any means necessary to overthrow the result of a free and fair election that he lost.” Robinson referred to the months following the November election, in which Trump claimed there was widespread voter fraud...
    President Joe Biden threw aside his inaugural pledge to seek “unity,” declaring Monday evening that the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump “has to happen.” Biden had previously been ambivalent about a trial, hinting that he opposed it, but saying he would let Congress decide. On Monday, as House impeachment managers delivered the article of impeachment to the Senate, Biden backed a trial: President Joe Biden on Monday offered his most extensive comments since taking office on former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, telling CNN, “I think it has to happen.” Biden made the comment during a brief one-on-one interview with CNN in the halls of the West Wing. He acknowledged the effect it could have on his legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees but said there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen.” Biden told CNN he believed the outcome would be different if Trump had...
    On Monday, CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins reported that during an off-camera interview with CNN earlier in the day, President Joe Biden said that an impeachment trial in the Senate of former President Donald Trump “has to happen” even though Biden doubts that enough Republicans will vote to convict Trump. According to Collins, Biden stated, “I think it has to happen.” And that while he acknowledged the potential impact of a trial on the Senate’s time and attention, he thinks there would be “a worse effect” if there isn’t one. Collins also reported that Biden does not think 17 Senate Republicans will vote to convict Trump. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    President Biden said Monday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE’s second impeachment trial “has to happen” despite the potential disruptions it could have on his agenda and his Cabinet members’ confirmations. “I think it has to happen,” Biden told a CNN reporter during a brief interview in the West Wing, which came as House Democrats were formally delivering their impeachment article against Trump to the Senate.  The president told CNN he recognized that a Senate impeachment trial, which is set to begin Feb. 8, could impact the timeline for his legislative plans and Cabinet nominees but said there would be “a worse effect if it didn’t happen.” Biden said he does not expect 17 Republican senators to vote to convict the former president, which would be necessary to...
    President Joe Biden has not weighed in that much on the specifics of the impending impeachment trial of his predecessor Donald Trump, but he said Monday in comments to CNN that the trial “has to happen.” Kaitlan Collins reported Monday that she asked the president about his view of the trial given “the concern about it would mean for his agenda.” “He told me just a few minutes ago, ‘I think it has to happen,'” Collins said. She said he acknowledged how the trial would affect his first-100-days agenda, but felt it would be worse for the trial not to go forward. But, Collins added, Biden does not believe enough Republicans will vote to convict Trump. “He does not actually think that’s going to go forward,” she said. You can watch Collins’ report above, via CNN. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Monday offered his most extensive comments since taking office on President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, telling CNN "I think it has to happen."Biden made the comment during a brief one-on-one interview with CNN in the halls of the West Wing. He acknowledged the effect it could have on his legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees but said there would be "a worse effect if it didn't happen."Biden told CNN he believed the outcome would be different if Trump had six months left in his term, but said he doesn't think 17 Republican senators will vote to convict Trump. "The Senate has changed since I was there, but it hasn't changed that much," Biden said. House delivers impeachment article to Senate, triggering only 4th impeachment trial of a president in US historyThe House impeachment managers formally triggered the start of Trump's second impeachment trial Monday evening after they...
    Kyrie Irving is back on the NBA court after spending some time away due to personal reasons. While he has faced criticism for that, it is hard to criticize him for everything that he does on the court. A case in point was his performance against the Miami Heat yesterday. Kyrie scored 28 points on almost 60% efficiency to help the Nets to a narrow four-point win over the Heat. The Heat were without Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro, yet they managed to keep it within four. The reason Miami kept it close was Bam Adebayo, who dropped a career-high 41 points. Being the heroes for their respective sides, Kyrie and Bam tried to exchange jerseys after the game, but a Miami Heat security guard wasn’t going to let that happen. The NBA has imposed a bunch of rules around COVID-19 protocol which includes players not interacting post-game...
    (CNN)If all has gone well with its clinical trial, Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine will likely be the next one available in the United States.Last week, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Johnson & Johnson is "right around the corner" from seeking emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine from the US Food and Drug Administration.The company said it's on track to have interim data from its clinical trial by the end of January. The company has a shareholder call on its fourth-quarter results Tuesday. Still, it can take weeks for the vaccine to make it through the US Food and Drug Administration's authorization process and it's not clear yet when any of those key steps will take place.New Covid-19 case counts drop, but variants loom. So a vaccine maker is working on another boosterThe two vaccines already available in the United States...
    More from: Zach Braziller Gonzaga and Baylor being Final Four locks is just silly College Football Playoff committee isnt the problem The chaotic College Football Playoff scenario still in play Justin Fields showing hes an NFL franchise QB amid Ohio State turmoil Big Ten may have spoiled Ohio States College Football Playoff bid Conference tournament week is a highlight to every season. It gives every team a chance to dream. Big East Tournament quarterfinal Thursday is my third favorite day of the season, right behind the first day of the NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday. But this year there should be no conference tournaments, as much as it pains me to admit. This season has been all about getting to March, about playing a tournament COVID-19 eliminated last year, about the big money March Madness produces at a time athletic departments are hemorrhaging cash. Conference tournaments would not help...
    Kittitas County in Washington state is lapping the field in Covid-19 vaccine distribution Greece, Turkey Agree to Keep Talking to Defuse Tensions Goldman Sachs is very bullish about a recovery this year. Unless these three things happen © andrew caballero-reynolds/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images NEED TO KNOW Load Error U.S. stocks have started a bumper week of earnings in subdued fashion. Apple Tesla Facebook and Microsoft are all set to report earnings in an action-packed week that also includes the Federal Reserve’s first policy meeting of the Biden administration. In fact, nearly a quarter of the S&P 500 will report results — with those companies representing 39% of the index by market value, according to FactSet data. The COVID-19 pandemic and the rollout of vaccines across the U.S. remain in focus as President Joe Biden gets to work. Investors will also be closely watching the U.S. fourth quarter GDP reading...
    Boris Johnson today hinted 'quarantine hotels' will be introduced for UK arrivals to stop mutant Covid strains coming in from abroad - despite fears it will cause chaos and wreak havoc on the airline industry.  The Prime Minister revealed the Government is 'actively now working on' the Australia-style proposals, which would see thousands of people forced to stay in hotels for 10 days at their own expense.  He warned there is a 'theoretical risk of a new variant that is a vaccine-busting variant coming in' and that action will be taken at the border to protect the nation's vaccination drive. The Cabinet has been wrangling for days over the shape of the new restrictions, amid fears airport hotels could be packed out within 24 hours if it is applied to all arrivals. Final decisions are due to be taken at a meeting of the powerful Covid O subcommittee tomorrow, with...
    The legendary veteran that is Fernando Alonso is now just a few months away from officially making his F1 return. With the newly rebranded Alpine team, there are certain objectives he will have to meet with an expectant fanbase looking at him. The Spaniard has been accustomed to trying out different racing endeavors in his professional career. More recently, he had ventured into driving in IndyCar after his retirement from F1 back in 2018. The dream of a triple crown comprising a Monaco F1 GP win, 24 Hours of Le Mans title, and an Indy 500 win was always on. Although Alonso has the first two, he has not been able to land the third, despite his best efforts. Speaking to a podcast, Alonso talked about lending all his attention towards his latest F1 stint. At the same time, he is currently unsure whether he will look to the Indy...
    The viral photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting with his mittens crossed at the Biden inauguration almost didn’t make history, the photographer who captured the image revealed.  “My lens was originally on somebody else, but out of my other eye I saw him fiddling with his hands and I just very quickly went back to him. I originally thought I had missed it,” Getty Images photographer Brendan Smialowski told Esquire magazine of the now-famous shot.  Smialowski, who has photographed at least four presidential inaugurations, said he knew the image would be quintessentially Bernie. “I took the picture for a reason; it’s a good slice of life. It trades on who this man is,” he said. “I think why it’s successful has very little to do with my actual picture, but more to do with Bernie Sanders and his followers and his well-defined image that can carry something like...
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    Getty Matthew Stafford on the field with the Lions in 2020. Matthew Stafford might only have been on the market for a matter of a few hours, but already the rumors are beginning to swirl about where he could be heading next if a deal is made. CBS Sport NFL insider Jason La Canfora backed up reports that the Detroit Lions are indeed going to be set on trading Stafford, and said that the Indianapolis Colts have been monitoring the situation with Stafford and are prepared to pounce on a move to acquire the quarterback. Can confirm Lions are committed to trading Matt Stafford. Retooling with young GM/HC and looking to build thru draft. There will be a robust market. Have heard for quite some time the Colts were waiting to see what happens in Detroit and prepared to pounce a la Buckner last year — Jason La...
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    Megyn Kelly joined growing calls for Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean to mount a challenge against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “This needs to happen,” Kelly tweeted Saturday. This needs to happen! #runjanicerun https://t.co/ejXtfCdl01 — Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 23, 2021 Kelly told the New York Post that Dean, a former Fox News colleague, would certainly be a formidable opponent. “Unlike the poser currently in the governor’s mansion, she really IS ‘New York tough,’ whip smart, and we can trust her. She’s got my vote,” she said. (RELATED: ‘Make No Mistake, We Want Answers’: Janice Dean Calls For Accountability In Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home COVID Crisis) Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean is mostly sunny on TV — unless your name is Andrew Cuomo. “Unlike the poser currently in the governor’s mansion, she really IS ‘New York tough,’ whip smart & we can trust her. She’s got my vote”...
    More On: ufc Conor McGregor’s next step muddled by another UFC star Ex-Bellator champ arrives at UFC looking to crush a snobby myth UFC pioneer dies at 51 after COVID-19 battle UFC: Max Holloway delivers beatdown to Calvin Kattar Make no mistake: Conor McGregor is the center of the MMA world. Always. That said, despite combat sports’ top draw returning to the octagon Saturday against Dustin Poirier to headline UFC 257 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov floats above this fight. There’s no title on the line in McGregor-Poirier II, a rematch of their 2014 featherweight bout that the Irishman won by TKO inside of two minutes. There’s not even any official word as to what the stakes are in the context of the 155-pound weight class.  The closest thing to a prize up for grabs is the chance that maybe, according...
    Make no mistake: Conor McGregor is the center of the MMA world. Always. That said, despite combat sports’ top draw returning to the octagon Saturday against Dustin Poirier to headline UFC 257 from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov floats above this fight. There’s no title on the line in McGregor-Poirier II, a rematch of their 2014 featherweight bout that the Irishman won by TKO inside of two minutes. There’s not even any official word as to what the stakes are in the context of the 155-pound weight class. The closest thing to a prize up for grabs is the chance that maybe, according to UFC president Dana White, the unbeaten Nurmagomedov will go back on his stated desire to step away from competition in the wake of his father Abdulmanap’s death and backslide on the promise made to his bereaved mother. “If...
    Matt Schlapp, an ally and unofficial adviser to former President Donald Trump,  reportedly received $750,000 in lobbying fees in a span of just weeks to lobby the president for a single pardon.  Schlapp’s firm, Cove Strategies, received the sum over the course of the final two weeks of 2020 from Parker “Pete” Petit, according to an Axios report. Schlapp was lobbying the office of the president on behalf of Petit, who was seeking a pardon for a securities fraud conviction from November, lobbying records indicate.  Axios: Trump ally Matt Schlapp got $750,000 in unsuccessful pardon push https://t.co/JTXlTjmHko — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 22, 2021 Petit co-chaired the Trump campaign’s fundraising machine in Georgia during the 2016 election, Axios reported. The former health care executive is just one of a number of convicts who have hired lobbyists in an attempt to secure a presidential pardon, according to Axios. Petit ultimately...
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Troops facing away from Biden motorcade were watching for security threats CLAIM: Troops in Washington turned their backs on President Joe Biden’s motorcade as it passed on its way to his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. THE FACTS: In accordance with safety protocols, some National Guard members were positioned with their backs to Biden’s motorcade as it made its way through Washington to the U.S. Capitol. But social media users are falsely suggesting a video shot by an ABC reporter shows Guard members turning their backs on Biden in a show of disrespect. “Many in the military turned their backs to Biden’s motorcade,” claimed one tweet with...
    Iran’s supreme leader issued a warning to former President Trump vowing “revenge” over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani. The tweet from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday depicts the likeness of Trump on the golf course being targeted by a drone flying overhead. “Revenge is inevitable,” says the tweet, translated from Farsi. The post comes a little more than a year after Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, was killed in a US airstrike ordered by the Trump administration. Khamenei’s tweet included the same remarks he made in a Dec. 16 post stating, “Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani as well as those who carried this out should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time.” Earlier this month, Twitter blocked a tweet from Khamenei casting doubt on the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and calling the ones made in the...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA vs Tyson Fury is the fight everybody wants to see - so just when will these two Brit superstars get it on in the ring? Both are coming off big victories, and 2021 should be the year they finally meet face-to-face in the squared circle. 9 Joshua vs Fury - when will it happen? According to multiple players close to the deal - this summer. During the summer of 2020, news had spread that the pair verbally agreed to terms on a two-fight deal for 2021, providing the pair could skate through their next challenges unscathed. Joshua held up his end of the bargain by knocking out Kubrat Pulev, while Fury looks like he's managed to escape a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. 9Fury beat Wilder in Feb 2020 to win the WBC world heavyweight titleCredit: AP:Associated Press Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, has...
    Yoshihide Suga, Japan's Prime Minister. Getty/Pool Japan is only insisting the Olympics will happen this year so that when they're eventually cancelled, they'll be given the 2032 Games out of sympathy. The Times reported on Thursday that the Japanese government had privately agreed to cancel the Games for a second time. A source said: "They want to show that they are ready to go, so that they will get another chance in 11 years." Japan and the IOC have denied that the 2020 Games will be cancelled. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Japan is only insisting the Tokyo Olympics will happen this year so that when they're eventually cancelled, they'll be given the 2032 Olympic Games out of sympathy, according to The Times of London. The Times reported late on Thursday that the Japanese government had privately agreed to cancel the Games for a good due...
    The 2021 Olympics in Japan will reportedly not happen. According to The Times, “the Japanese government has privately concluded” that the upcoming Olympics this summer will have to be canceled because of the ongoing issues with the coronavirus pandemic. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032 https://t.co/bsuB9wMt30 — The Times (@thetimes) January 21, 2021 The games were initially supposed to happen in Tokyo in 2020, but had to be pushed to 2021 because of coronavirus. Now, it sounds like the games won’t happen at all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Olympic Games (@olympics) This is a punch straight to...
    New York : President Joe Biden presented an immigration reform plan Wednesday, one of his campaign promises with the Latino community. One of the points of the reform is a path to citizenship for the DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers. This is the group of immigrants who came to the country when they were minors. From the government of Barack Obama they have enjoyed immigration relief, but without a clear path to citizenship or permanent residence. Judges prevented the government of Donald Trump from snatching the protections from the ‘Dreamers’. The Biden reform contemplates the immediate granting of the permanent legal residence to DACA recipients. After three years with a ‘Green Card’ they will be able to apply for their US citizenship. Protections Biden’s reform will have to be debated by Congress. While it is pending, Biden issued a decree for his officials to take actions that preserve...
    Tokyo’s Olympics dream likely will have to wait. The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics — originally slated for last summer — will have to be cancelled because of COVID-19, according to a report from The Times of London. The report states Japan will now switch its focus to securing he Olympics for the next available year, 2032. Japan has spent $25 billion on preparations for the competition, though polls have shown 80 percent of Japanese people are against it going on as planned, according to the report. Despite public posturing from both the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government saying the games can happen, a winter wave of coronavirus cases in Japan has made that goal far more difficult, according to The Times.  “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” a senior member...
    Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is a "non-starter." "I suspect the whole package is a non-starter, but there are plenty of starters in it," Blunt told reporters Thursday.  The House is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February. The legislation, which includes enhanced jobless benefits, direct cash payments to struggling households, expanded paid leave and increases in the child care tax credit, will likely need bipartisan support to clear procedural hearings. Democrats hold the Senate majority because Vice President Kamala Harris can break any ties. "A lot of them are things that we proposed in terms of more assistance to the states," Blunt said. "I think were ready to look at what it takes to move forward as effectively and quickly as we can on vaccine distribution, on securing what we need for the future...
    Netflix knows that it has too many productions in its catalog. So he has developed an unmissable tool to help you choose. Netflix remains the number one platform in its industry. The competition is getting tougher, but it seems that they are not willing to give ground. They recently made history by overcoming the 200 million subscribers And now it is confirmed that they are going to globally release a feature to keep their subscribers captive. And all part of a fairly everyday situation on any streaming platform: sometimes there are just too many options and we don’t know what to see. Now Netflix is ​​going to solve it for us with its Shuffle Play button. It’s official A few months ago we reported how the platform had started testing this experimental feature with some isolated users. Where basically when opening the application under our profile picture...
    Anatomy of a Super Bowl Berth: Tyrann Mathieu, the NFLs great deceiver 42 Houses From Movies and TV Shows You Can Actually Visit These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © gesrey / Getty Images/iStockphoto If you haven’t gotten around to budgeting or are inconsistent with creating and following one, you may want to think twice. The simple guidelines of a budget offer pathways to financial goals that can be difficult to achieve without them. A budget is a pretty simple tool, after all—mostly a way of tracking what money comes into your life and where and how much goes out. Once you get a clear snapshot of your income and expenses, you can then direct your money purposefully and carefully toward the things...
    New York : Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane showed uncertainty when asked about his continuity on the white bench after the embarrassing elimination in the Copa del Rey against Alcoyano, a Second B team “When you lose there are always things that are talked about but I take responsibility and what will happen will happen. I’m quiet. When we are on the field the players want to win the gameThey try, but sometimes different things happen. We have to assume it and we will see what happens these days“, He affirmed after being asked if he fears for his future. ????Is it the END OF THE CYCLE of ZIDANE? Participates! #ChiringuitoMadrid ????RT: YES❤️MG: NO pic.twitter.com/g0YUzZuO3m – El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) January 20, 2021 The French coach assumed full responsibility for the elimination of a Copa del Rey what is he the only title he has not won...
    Kevin Winter/Getty Images Anton Yelchin, Zachary Quinto, executive/producer Bryan Burk, Eric Bana, Chris Pine, Jimmy Bennett, director/producer J.J. Abrams, actors Zoe Saldana ad Karl Urban arrive on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of "Star Trek" Though Star Trek 4 has been temporarily shelved by Paramount, insiders insist that the project has not been canceled entirely. Though some Trekkies hated the J.J. Abrams reboot of the series, many loved it. A lot of fans are still hopeful that the movie will come to the big screen at some point in the future. One big question fans have about the movie is what Abrams and the screenwriters will do about the character Pavel Andreievich Chekov. The key member of the Enterprise’s bridge crew was portrayed by the actor Anton Viktorovich Yelchin, who tragically died in a car crash in 2016. Since Chekov was such a prominent character in the other...
    They said this wouldn’t happen — Joe Biden was not going to be inaugurated as the 46th president today. Of course, it did just happen — and responsible media and political figures recognized that reality as far back as November 4th. But for these die-hard Trump supporters, misleading a legion of dead-end MAGA fans — and fueling toxic conspiracies like those from QAnon extremists — was more important than grappling with now ex-President Donald Trump’s clear, certified loss in the 2020 election. Steve Bannon Just two days after the election, the former White House chief strategist and receiver of a brand new shiny pardon, was talking up a ridiculous, byzantine alternative to overturning the will of the voters: a “contingent election.” “It will be the thing, I believe, that will formally elect Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States,” he said during a War Room: Pandemic podcast.   View this post on Instagram...
    The golden dove brooch on her chest could be seen from the moon, but even that was just a diminutive accessory overshadowed by Lady Gaga’s broad, beaming smile as she nailed her rendition of the national anthem at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday. She was broadcasting something bigger than her fashion choices, bigger than her often over-the-top celebrity persona, and, arguably, bigger than the historic moment she was cast to be a part of. She was telegraphing pride. Nothing speaks more to how much we venerate the American entertainment industry than the importance we place on the intersection of pop stars and patriotism at pivotal moments like this. In recent history, think about Aretha Franklin performing at the first inauguration of Barack Obama, the country’s first Black president, and Beyoncé emotionally serenading him and Michelle Obama with “At Last” for their first dance as...
    President Joe Biden declared in his inauguration speech that American democracy would never be brought down by the insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol to violently overturn the results of the 2020 election. Reconciliation was the overriding theme of Biden’s speech as he called on America to move past its political divisions and unify in healing. Eventually, Biden turned to the Capitol riots — remarking that the ceremony was happening “just days after a riotous mob thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people, to stop the work of our democracy, to drive us from this sacred ground.” “It did not happen!” Biden proclaimed. “It will never happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever!” After giving thanks to those who supported his campaign for president, Biden turned and spoke to those who did not support him. Take a measure of me and my heart. If...
    If seven is your lucky number you're in for a treat on Jan. 21, 2021.  Wednesday's date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021.  This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years. Such dates are considered lucky in many parts of the world, although it does depend on how you write them — whether day-month-year (the most common) or month-day-year (as we do in the U.S.) or even year-month-day (the International Organization of Standards preference created for international uniformity, also known as ISO 8601).  The year 2021 is an unusual one in that there will be 22 palindromic dates on the calendar. For the number nerds out there, 9 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 creates a very unique moment in time: It will be the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the...
    If seven is your lucky number you're in for a treat on January 21, 2021.  Wednesday's date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021.  This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years. Such dates are considered lucky in many parts of the world, although it does depend on how you write them — whether day-month-year (the most common) or month-day-year (as we do in the U.S.) or even year-month-day (the International Organization of Standards preference created for international uniformity, also known as ISO 8601). The year 2021 is an unusual one in that there will be 22 palindromic dates on the calendar. For the number nerds out there, 9 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021 creates a very unique moment in time: It will be the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the...
    When the California Interscholastic Federation postponed fall sports last summer until December, skeptics wondered how that would work out as the pandemic and flu season collided. We now know the answer. Coronavirus case numbers skyrocketed. Hospital ICU capacities fell dangerously low. And CIF officials had to adjust, again. They delayed the postponed season indefinitely on Dec. 1, and last week the CIF’s sections began rolling out calendar revisions on top of calendar revisions. The changes announced by the Bay Area’s two largest sections — North Coast and Central Coast — vary, but both noted that April 17 would be the final date of football season. There will be no playoffs — section, regional or state — and teams will have the green light to start so long as they’re following state and local health guidelines and have been cleared by school administrators and/or districts. ...
    March Madness fans have official dates for the 2021 tournament. The NCAA announced Tuesday afternoon the updated dates for the tourney, which will happen exclusively in Indiana, and the first full day of games is March 19. The national title game will go down April 5. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) For those who enjoy the play-in games, those start March 18. ???? #MarchMadness Scheduling Update! ???? March 18 – First Four ???? March 19/20 – First Round ???? March 21/22 – Second Round ???? March 27/28 – Sweet 16 ???? March 29/30 – Elite 8 ???? April 3 – Final Four ???? April 5 – National Championship ???? https://t.co/faeZsTVieb pic.twitter.com/0grpnEwAn4 — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 19, 2021 We’re getting close, folks! We’re getting close! After the 2020 tournament being canceled because of coronavirus, we’re about two months away from the...
    Seth Meyers’ last “A Closer Look” of the Trump era had everything: Lil Wayne, the MyPillow guy, and a “moose with Angelina Jolie’s eyes.” The increasingly-epic segment—written almost single-handedly by Late Night’s Sal Gentile—has steadily become late-night TV’s most comprehensive and consistent comedic take on President Donald Trump and those who enable him. And Tuesday night’s edition on the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration was no exception. Meyers began with the “meaningless, lie-filled farewell message” Trump posted online earlier in the day. “Fuck off, you don’t get to do that,” he said. “You don’t want to do any of the hard parts of leaving like gracefully admitting you lost and attending your successor’s inauguration, but you want us to watch your lie-filled 20-minute farewell speech, which I am certain you are reading for the first time?” From there, the host went all the way back to the very first “incredibly...
    Despite being on a reality show, “Real Housewives of Dallas” star D’Andra Simmons admits she likes to prep her scenes ahead of time. “I kind of look at everything that’s happening week by week and I will make my own notes about what points I want to get across,” she told Page Six. The 51-year-old added, “It’s really important if you’re not prepared when you’re going into doing a scene and you forget something and … you can’t go back.” And while her preparedness is positive in some ways, the Ultimate Living CEO joked that producers think she’s weird because she will give them her notes and ask them to make sure she gets through her points. “It’s a catch-22,” the “RHOD” star continued. “They like the fact I’m prepared. On the other hand, then do you take out the spontaneity of what’s going to happen? I...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After a loved one became a victim of sexual assault, a Maryland family has made it their mission to prevent it among teens. Five years ago, Erin Levitas died from cancer at age 22. A senior in college, Levitas was about to head to law school when she learned of her terminal diagnosis. Her mom Wende remembers what bothered Levitas most during her final days. “She said, ‘I’m not going to be able to do the work I’ve wanted to do and help people, and the only thing that’s keeping me awake and crying are my night terrors from my rape,” Wende recalled her daughter saying. Levitas made it her mission to help other sexual assault survivors, but cancer got in the way. “She eventually passed away from cancer, and so she passed the baton to us, her family,” Levitas’ cousin Marissa Jachman said. The family created...
    Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is set to be the biggest heavyweight fight of the modern boxing era, and their promotions are doing everything possible to ensure that it comes to fruition. Not just Top Rank and Matchroom, but even the boxing organizations are looking to iron out all the possible stuff for this fight. The WBO is looking to align Joe Joyce with Oleksandr Usyk for the interim title instead of giving the latter a title shot. The Ukrainian boxer is a supposed threat to this fight, as he’s keen on challenging Anthony Joshua for the WBO heavyweight title. But this concern may not be an issue, as Joyce has already expressed his willingness to take on Usyk. Michael Benson reported this and took it to his official Twitter handle. Joyce’s promoter, Frank Warren, is already in talks to line up Usyk vs Joyce for the WBO interim belt....
    Getty Calvin Johnson during a Lions game against Seattle. The Detroit Lions don’t often land first-ballot NFL Hall of Famers, but they have a good candidate in the form of Calvin Johnson for 2021. Johnson will soon learn his fate. Will he be immediately inducted, or will he have to wait a while? That’s a question many have recently debated, but Johnson himself doesn’t seem to be sweating the details no matter what happens. Recently, Johnson joined the Huddle & Flow podcast with Sam Wyche and Jim Trotter and was asked if he would be disappointed if he didn’t get inducted immediately. As he said, he’s not sweating it one bit. On the topic of the Hall of Fame, Johnson said: “Man, we’re here now. Of course it will feel like a slight I guess if you don’t get in the first time and you’re up there. Of...
    Tokyo 2020 organisers should be 'making plans for a cancellation', according to the man who ran London 2012. With the Olympics scheduled to start in six months' time, the host city is currently under an emergency order after a surge of coronavirus cases across Japan. Yoshihide Suga, Japan's Prime Minister, and the International Olympic Committee are both adamant the Games will go ahead. Fresh doubt has been poured over Tokyo 2020 by the organiser of the London Olympics  Sir Keith Mills believes the sporting showpiece is 'unlikely' to happen this year RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tokyo 2020 willing to permit only 6,000 athletes to attend... Olympic medallist and Commonwealth champion Nile Wilson... Japanese minister casts fresh doubt over Olympics as he... Tokyo Olympics organisers insist 'safe and secure' Games... Share this article Share But Sir Keith...
    This Tuesday, January 19 marks Donald Trump’s last day as President of the United States, which means that today is the last day on which Donald Trump is able to grant presidential pardon. If many names are circulating, one of them is quite surprising: Joe Exotic. He could indeed be pardoned by President Trump. Eric Love, representative of the Oklahoma Zoo and close to Joe Exotic, said ” have good reason to believe that it will happen “to the English daily Metro.” We are confident enough that we already have a limousine parked about half a mile from the prison ” , did he declare. Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in prison after being involved in an assassination plot targeting Carole Baskin, manager of a competing zoo. This story was told in the documentary miniseries “Tiger...
    The NFL combine won’t happen in 2021. According to Adam Schefter, a memo was sent around the league Monday announcing that the event won’t happen as planned in Indianapolis. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Instead, all scouting will take place at individual pro days on players’ respective campuses. You can read the full statement below. A copy of the memo sent to NFL teams today that means the traditional Indianapolis scouting combine is off this year and there will be no in-person workouts. pic.twitter.com/yrvsqlljN5 — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2021 Another day in the world of sports, and we get more bad news thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not surprising, but it’s still not fun. It’s borderline impossible to see a situation where the NFL invites hundreds and hundreds of people from all over the country to Indy. That seems...
    How will we bring the Trump supporters who live in an alternate reality back to the real world? A recent Pew poll asked who respondents thought was to blame for the Capitol riot—and an “astounding” number said President Donald Trump bears no responsibility, Rick Wilson told his co-host Molly Jong-Fast on the latest episode of The New Abnormal. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers “really want to close their eyes and say, it didn’t happen. Oh, it’s just going to go away. Well, it did happen. You made it happen. It’s not going away. It’s going to be with you for a long, long time,” Wilson said. “They’re forgetting that this particular party now has a base of people who believe in the craziest fucking things you’ve ever heard of,” he added. “And who hate Republicans if they’re not named Donald Trump.” Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Atlantic staff writer Anne Applebaum joined the...
    After four years of controversial mandate, Donald trump He will leave the White House tomorrow and will officially cease to be President of the United States. A mandate that has ended in an unusual way, with the controversy of the elections and the assault of some of its representatives to Capitol a few weeks ago. Trump plans to leave Washington DC before the arrival of his successor to the White House, so will not be present at his inauguration. Yes there will be Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, people who have previously led the Democratic party and in the case of Bush the Republican. Andrew Johnson in 1869 was the last American president who did not attend the inauguration of his successor. He vice president, Mike Pence, yes he will attend to the shot. The public conversation centers on the fear of the new government...
    Arturo Valls showed that the beginning of the week did not suit him very well, since in the delivery of Now I fall! of this Monday he was completely confused in the presentation of a contestant, something he did not like at all. Marina commented in her presentation that “As the colleague Monica – a participant eliminated before her – I work in an erotic boutique”, a statement that puzzled the presenter: “Who has also worked there?” Monica, in ‘Now I fall!’.ATRESMEDIA “Has he said it and we haven’t commented on anything? What’s going on?”Valls wondered, who exclaimed in surprise that “It didn’t happen there!”. But the Valencian pointed out: “Has an opponent come saying that she works in an erotic shop and we have been so calm?”. The public asked that the contestant return, but Valls refused, adding that “He will have said it quickly: What was I thinking...
    A pair of teenage boys from Fort Wayne, Indiana are being praised for always carrying a tampon in case one of their female friends needs one.  Blogger Tara Ahrens said that when she first talked to her sons about how 'traumatizing' a bleed-through can be for a menstruating woman or a girl, her sons mostly remained quiet — but it wasn't long before they took it upon themselves to carry supplies to help their female classmates. Now Micah, 16, and Elijah, 17, always keep tampons in their lockers in case of emergency, and their thoughtfulness is being applauded on social media. Good guys: A pair of teenage boys from Fort Wayne, Indiana are being praised for always carrying a tampon in case one of their female friends needs one Feminist lessons: Blogger Tara Ahrens convinced her sons to do so after explaining how 'traumatizing' a bleed-through can be...
    New York : Cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Photo: Karolina Grabowska / Pexels Chocolate is a comforting treat that if eaten in moderation can be beneficial to your health. The best chocolate is the one that contains the most cocoa, dark chocolate or dark chocolate. Consuming chocolate can have short- and long-term effects on various parts of the body, from your brain, your heart and even your skin. Cocoa is a food that in addition to containing stimulants (caffeine and theobromine), it is rich in plant chemicals called flavonoids that favor you in various ways. 6 benefits of enjoying dark chocolate every day: 1. It can make you feel happier After eating chocolate, levels of brain chemicals increase serotonin and dopamine, so the mood is altered as the cocoa is absorbed into the bloodstream. Chocolate has phenylethylamine, call...
    His life ended quickly, but he didn’t want his exit to be meaningless. Lonnie Dillard, 75, of Austin, Texas, who died Dec. 18, just more than one month after receiving a stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis, avoided the typical stale obituary format by taking matters into his own hands. And instead of focusing on himself while penning his tribute, he inspired his readers to take a look at their own lives and consider his words for how to make them more rewarding. Lonnie Dillard, 75, of Austin, Texas, who died Dec. 18 just more than one month after receiving a stage-four pancreatic cancer diagnosis, avoided the typical stale obituary format by taking matters into his own hands. (iStock) "I hope to make your time worthwhile," he wrote. "Instead of cataloging careers and adventures I have had, honors I received, missteps I made or women I loved (I was blessed to have more...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — If you’re walking around the State House buildings in Annapolis, you’ll see that on pretty much every corner there is a police presence. But, aside from the increased security, the day was business as usual Sunday with a lot of tourists and families enjoying the day. The City of Annapolis has hundreds of law enforcement from a variety of departments securing the Capitol city. K9 units were called in to sweep the area as an added precaution as members of the National Guard are on standby if needed. “Everything that we could possibly think of to protect the citizens and the Capitol,” said Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson. Chief Jackson said the increased security is based on intel that capitol cities around the nation could be under attack leading up to the January 20 presidential inauguration. However, he says, there are no known threats to the City...
    Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US NCAA tables name, image and likeness vote after DOJ warns of potential antitrust violations Warren and other senators seek investigation into Trump administration resuming federal executions MORE (D-N.J.) said Sunday that the Senate has an “obligation” to conduct President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE’s second impeachment trial even after he leaves office. Asked to respond to Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonImpeachment trial tests Trump's grip on Senate GOP McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's growing isolation as administration comes to an end MORE’s (R-Ark.) claim that a post-presidency trial is unconstitutional,...
    As cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Spain after the Christmas holidays, more and more voices of experts are pointing to a confinement for a limited period of time to avoid a collapse in the Spanish health system. The virologist Carlos Pereira, professor of virology and epidemiology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, has assured in an interview with Nius Diary that “there are reasons to worry” in Spain and sees it necessary to carry out a two-month home confinement, like the one that took place in March last year, in order to bend the contagion curve. According to Pereira, “it is necessary to a house confinement“, a move I was fond of doing before Christmas.” Didn’t we do it then? So let’s do it now! It’s going to be done? I do not know. I think the authorities are afraid and they do not want to...
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — City officials denounced a “White Lives Matter” banner found Saturday morning near a busy Union City intersection and said that it was removed promptly. The banner was found on public property, at the corner of Smith and Dyer streets and a police report was filed after it was taken down, officials said. “The city is disgusted by this despicable act of vandalism that has occurred on the heels of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week and on the weekend of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of this important civil rights leader,” a statement from the city read. Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci and Human Relations Commissioner Kashmir Singh Shahi released a video statement, which can be found on the city’s Facebook page. City staff “remain on heightened alert to make sure racist incidences like this do not happen...
    JENNIFER Lopez is a vision in white — but it’s her bridal gown she’s missing the most. The singer, 51, is on the cover of February’s Elle magazine, in which she talks about delaying her wedding to fiancé Alex Rodriguez, 45. 5Jennifer Lopez looked phenomenal in a plunging white gownCredit: Micaiah Carter/ELLE 5The actress spoke to Elle magazine about her delayed wedding plansCredit: Micaiah Carter/ELLE The couple were due to wed last June in Italy, but cancelled amid the pandemic. She said: “It was really sad because we were supposed to get married in June and we had planned it all. “So in March or April, we’re looking down the pipe and we’re going, ‘This is maybe not going to happen.’ "Italy’s the worst place in the world. And we were going to get married in Italy. I was like, ‘OK, we got to cancel everything.’” 5JLo is gracing...
    His life ended quickly, but he didn’t want his exit to be meaningless. Lonnie Dillard, 75, of Austin, Texas, who died Dec. 18 just more than one month after receiving a stage-four pancreatic cancer diagnosis, avoided the typical stale obituary format by taking matters into his own hands . And instead of focusing on himself while penning his tribute, he inspired his readers to take a look at their own lives and consider his words for how to make them more rewarding. “I hope to make your time worthwhile,” he wrote. “Instead of cataloging careers and adventures I have had, honors I received, missteps I made or women I loved (I was blessed to have more than my share of each of these) or bemoaning how much my sparkling wit or wisdom will be missed, I thought it better to share a few of the big lessons I learned...
    New York : Susana Ortiz is a 24-year-old girl, originally from Argentina and Is a model plus size. A few days ago, she traveled to a city in Costa with a group of friends to enjoy a well-deserved vacation but suffered a terrible act of discrimination. It turns out that Susana and her friends went to a bar where she was denied entry, and everything seems to indicate that she was overweight. According to the model, the bar’s security manager allowed her friends access and left her waiting at the entrance, arguing that there was no longer a place in the premises; however, other people did manage to access it. “When I realized what was happening, I started crying and I got really bad,” he explained. “My friends had to leave the place, they were very angry about what they did to me.” Ortiz indicated that he...
    New York : Susana Ortiz is a 24-year-old girl, originally from Argentina and Is a model plus size. A few days ago, she traveled to a city in Costa with a group of friends to enjoy a well-deserved vacation but suffered a terrible act of discrimination. It turns out that Susana and her friends went to a bar where she was denied entry, and everything seems to indicate that she was overweight. According to the model, the bar’s security manager allowed her friends access and left her waiting at the entrance, arguing that there was no longer a place in the premises; however, other people did manage to access it. “When I realized what was happening, I started crying and I got really bad,” he explained. “My friends had to leave the place, they were very angry about what they did to me.” Ortiz indicated that he is also...
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    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Videos do not show Capitol rioters on no-fly list who were removed from flights CLAIM: Videos show Capitol rioters who were removed from flights because they are on the federal no-fly list. THE FACTS: After a violent mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, social media users began sharing videos of people in airports or being escorted from planes with claims that they had been placed on the federal no-fly list for taking part in the Capitol insurrection. Two videos that circulated widely involved passengers who were removed from American Airlines flights that originated at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. The incidents occurred before Senate...
    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts, during a visit to the Openreach – Peter Byrne/AP British businesses could be released from the shackles of labour laws with Boris Johnson considering a post-Brexit overhaul of current regulations. In particular, the 48-hour working week is one of the regulations being targeted by the Government, but the proposal could face fierce resistance from trade unions. With the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) asking business leaders for their views on a potential overhaul, we’ve asked Telegraph readers what changes they would like to see to current regulations, including what they think of plans to scrap 48-hour working week red tape. Read on to see what your fellow readers have had to say and then share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this article. ‘This must never happen’ @Miss Lemon: “This is one of the things...
    Japanese cabinet minister Taro Kono has said "anything can happen" in regard to the postponed Tokyo Olympics, raising more doubts about the games scheduled to begin in just over six months. Kono's statements contradict the official government position and that of the local organizing committee. They have both said repeatedly the games will take place and will be "safe and secure." Kono opened the door to a possible cancellation. He also reiterated recent poll results that show about 80% in Japan think the Olympics shouldn't happen, or will not happen. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I should say anything is possible," Kono said at the Reuters Next conference. Kono is the former defense minister and is now the minister for administrative and regulatory reform. "It could go either way," he added. Much of Japan is under an emergency order with new cases rising across the country. Japan...
    Meghan Markle feels sick to stomach about half-sisters memoir Dow Futures Slip Lower Ahead of Bank Earnings, December Retail Sales: Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion COVID Aid Boost We need to root for two things to happen in the NFC playoffs this weekend This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning.  © Provided by For The Win Listen, if you’re a Los Angeles Rams fan or a New Orleans Saints fan you’re not going to like what I’m about to write here so feel free to run away and go spend some time today yelling bad words at me on social media. Ok, now that they are gone the rest of us can agree that we need two things to happen in the NFC playoffs this weekend. First, we need the Packers to beat the...
    It is unclear as to whether to Tokyo Olympics will actually go ahead. Getty/Charly Triballeuau Olympic officials and the Japanese government remain torn as to whether Tokyo 2020 will go ahead this summer.  The Games were postponed by 12-months last year amid the coronavirus pandemic and are set to finally commence on July 23, however record infection levels in Japan have raised fresh doubts about the Games.  "It could go either way," Japanese minister Taro Kono said on Thursday. "The Olympic Committee must be thinking about Plan B, Plan C." Tokyo 2020 spokesperson Masa Takaya, however, said on Wednesday: "We will deliver the Games this year. A recent poll by the public broadcaster NHK revealed that only 16% of Japanese people think the Olympics should definitely go ahead this summer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. With only six months until the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are...
    April Love Geary stocks up on supplies for her growing family China A.I. firms and Huawei filed to patent technology that could identify Uighur Muslims, report says Anything can happen with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that "anything can happen" with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games as Japan and other countries battle a surge in cases. © Behrouz MEHRI Local support for the Tokyo Olympics has plummeted Taro Kono, minister for administrative and regulatory reform, did not rule out the possibility of the Olympics being cancelled, with greater Tokyo and other regions currently under a state of emergency until at least February 7. Kono is the first cabinet minister to deviate from Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's insistence that Japan is on track to hold a "safe and secure" Games, despite a state of emergency...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity accused Democrats on Thursday of rushing to judgment and carrying out a "snap impeachment" of President Trump before completing a full investigation into last week's riot on Capitol Hill. The "Hannity" host was reacting to the arrest of left-wing activist John Sullivan for his alleged participation in the deadly violence While Sullivan has denied ties to Antifa in recent interviews, his group Insurgence USA had advertised an event called "Kick These Fascists out of DC" to take place around the same time as the pro-Trump rally near the National Mall that preceded the Capitol chaos. "Now, we have evidence that it was not a spontaneous attack, it was planned," Hannity told viewers. "All the signs were ignored, and that's why you don't have a snap impeachment. [Rep.] Liz Cheney, do you stand by your vote [to impeach]?Mitch McConnell, will you vote with Republicans [to convict]? Are you watching this unfold?" LEFT-WING ACTIVIST CHARGED IN CAPITOL RIOT (John Sullivan mugshot, Toeele County Sheriff's Office)...
    President Trump is unlikely to be convicted in any Senate impeachment trial, even after ten House Republicans joined with House Democrats to vote for the rebuke, RealClearPolitics co-founder Tom Bevan told "Bill Hemmer Reports"  Thursday. "It's never going to happen," Bevan told host Bill Hemmer. "To get to the number that you'd need to remove him from office, you'd have to have a massive shift in terms of the number of senators that would vote for this." Bevan added that Republican votes to convict the president of the "incitement of insurrection" article" could come from Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah. In addition, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., -- who is retiring in 2022 -- previously told Fox News that Trump committed "impeachable offenses" in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and also called on him to resign. COMEY SAYS BIDEN SHOULD CONSIDER PARDONING TRUMP Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb, who has had a hot-and-cold relationship with the...
    The Yankees are still looking for an infielder and Didi Gregorius is still a free agent. So speculation began when Gregorius posted a picture of himself Thursday in a Yankees uniform —albeit with the logo blurred out — on his Instagram page, captioning it #tbt, along with a thought cloud, for throwback Thursday. But a reunion does not appear to be imminent. For one thing, the Yankees remain locked in on re-signing DJ LeMahieu. As general manager Brian Cashman has said repeatedly, LeMahieu is the team’s top priority this offseason. The two sides remain at a standstill with no end in sight, but if the Yankees succeed in bringing back LeMahieu, he would play second base, with Luke Voit at first and Gleyber Torres at shortstop — and leaving no room for Gregorius, who is coming off a bounce-back season in Philadelphia. Gregorius’ post, though, got a reaction from a...
    One of the biggest announcements at CES 2021 seemed to come and go without much fanfare. Overshadowed by Nvidia’s debut of its RTX 3000-series graphics chips for laptops, you might have missed hearing that a growing number of manufacturers are finally building fast-refreshing QHD screens into their portable gaming machines. Standalone QHD (1440p) monitors are a popular choice for discerning gamers who use desktop computers for several reasons. First, the displays are often more affordable and feature-packed than most 4K monitors while looking nearly as good. And importantly, modern high-end graphics cards, like the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Nvidia RTX 3080 (and even some last-gen products), run games very well at QHD. Frustratingly and inexplicably, though, QHD hasn’t been an option if you want one built into your gaming laptop. You’ve had a choice of either 1080p or 4K or the option to output to a 1440p...
    Boy or Girl? See Pregnant Celebrities’ Creative Sex Reveals in 2021 How to sell your house while buying another one at the same time Want to turn a $5 parlay into $10K? Here’s all you need to happen Earlier this week, we learned about one BetMGM customer who turned $50 into more than $15,000 via an 11-team parlay. That bettor assembled a parlay featuring 10 college basketball games from Saturday and Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game. But it didn’t take long for another bettor to top it.  On Wednesday, a bettor turned just $5 into $10,213 on a 17-team parlay across three sports: 11 college basketball games, four NBA games and two NHL games. Per BetMGM, the odds of all 17 of those bets hitting were a ridiculous +204,175.  Here were the 11 college basketball bets: Furman (-4.5) at The Citadel Notre Dame...
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    Meghan McCain is lamenting the state of the Republican Party, saying not only will it remain under Donald Trump’s thumb, but also that she doubts enough senators representing the party will convict Trump for inciting an insurrectionist mob against the U.S. Capitol. During a discussion on The View Thursday about the House of Representatives voting to impeach Trump, McCain told her colleagues that she thought the storming of the Capitol would have caused Trump’s Congressional allies to abandon him in droves. Instead, only 10 conservative representatives voted for impeachment. McCain also referenced several polls showing most of the GOP is still behind Trump as supporting evidence for her thesis. For me, as a Republican, the big takeaway is that this is a divided, fractured party, and Trump is still wholeheartedly in charge. As much as I’ve called for his impeachment, I don’t think it’s gonna happen. I don’t think Republicans are...
    KELL BROOK has accepted Amir Khan's challenge for a fight this year but warned the Bolton fighter 'there's only one winner and that's me'. Khan called out Brook with the long-awaited contest between the pair still yet to happen despite being talked up since Brook became welterweight world champ in 2014. 4Kell Brook has accepted Amir Khan's challenge of a fight in 2021Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4Khan had called out Brook to finally get a fight sorted between themCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd The 34-year-old had vowed to put Brook 'in his place' and 'shut him up for good' in 2021. And as Khan is set for talks with promoter Eddie Hearn, British fans look like they may finally get to see the hotly-anticipated match-up. Brook, also 34, suffered a devastating KO loss in his last bout to Terence Crawford in November, but has reiterated his desire to get the...
    FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images Those promised $200 prescription drug cards for Medicare beneficiaries won't be coming. With little time left before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, the Trump administration is backing off its plan to send the discount cards to roughly 39 million Medicare enrollees, an official for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services confirmed to CNBC. The agency's head, Seema Verma, earlier told Business Insider that she didn't anticipate the cards being sent. More from Personal Finance:Attacking holiday debt: These 8 strategies can helpHow to get out of vacation timeshares amid pandemicPeople fled these high-tax states during 2020 President Trump first pushed his plan during a campaign speech delivered in Charlotte, North Carolina, in late September. The cards received criticism for their cost ($7.9 billion) and questionable legality. The White House had said the cards would be paid for under a Medicare program...
    The House of Representatives voted 232-197 Wednesday to impeach President Trump for alleged "incitement of insurrection" in connection with the mob chaos at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Whether or not the impeachment results in a conviction, it marks a historic moment in that no prior U.S. president has been impeached twice. But it also raises questions about whether a trial can even be held once the president leaves office. The earliest the Senate could receive the article of impeachment would be Jan. 19, a day before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, according to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. A trial could go on for weeks, if it takes place at all. TRUMP IMPEACHED BY HOUSE OVER CAPITOL RIOTS, BECOMES FIRST PRESIDENT TO FACE REBUKE TWICE J. Michael Luttig, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit from 1991 to 2006, argued in a Washington Post...
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    MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tried to get inside the mind of President Donald Trump to understand how he might have envisioned the violent Capitol insurrection working out in his favor. During a monologue previewing Wednesday’s impeachment of Trump, which is effectively guaranteed to pass now that at least one House GOP leader has endorsed it as well, Maddow directly addressed Trump through the camera while wondering if he had yet to grasp the gravity of the political avalanche he had unleashed. “Mr. President, I mean, he has to be learning something, right?” Maddow asked. “Mr. President, what did you think was going to happen? Did you think it would work? Did you think that if you got enough violent and potentially armed supporters of yours into the Capitol while the Congress was there, and they did what they were there to do, what kind of power did you think you would hold? What way did...
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    Boxing fans desperately await the mighty British clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury this year. Not just the biggest heavyweight battle, but this fight will be the most magnetic event of this era. But the fight’s future seems uncertain as Oleksandr Usyk, the heavyweight contender, is keen on gaining his, what many believe, rightfully deserved title shot. Usyk has no intention of awaiting his turn before he goes for the heavyweight strap. ‘AJ’ currently bags the WBO title and is looking to unify his belts against Fury rather than fighting any other opponent for now. Oleksandr Usyk’s manager reveals his plans ahead of Joshua vs Tyson Fury Alexander Krassyuk, his promoter, asserted that the southpaw is interested in going for the title shot rather than waiting for ‘AJ’ vs Fury to happen. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 12: Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine walks to the ring before his Heavyweight bout...
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    Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28, leaving the future of the Black Panther saga up in the air. The actor was scheduled to reprise his role as T’Challa in the sequel, but his death has forced Marvel to radically change plans for the new film. “Much of the comics and the first movie takes place in the world of Wakanda,” Kevin Feige told Deadline. “Wakanda is a place to explore further with characters and different subcultures. This was always the case and initially it was the main focus of the next story, “he said. “We are not going to include Chadwick for CGI and we are not going to modify the casting of T’Challa. Ryan Coogler is working very hard right now on the script with all the respect, love and genius that he has, which gives us great consolation, which is why he always tried to promote the...