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    This fortune cookie lived up to its name. Ernesto Sorzano’s Chinese-takeout dinner paid off big-time when he played the set of lucky numbers in his fortune cookie on a North Carolina Powerball ticket, according to UPI. Sorzano said he used the numbers when buying a $3 power-play ticket — and they ended up matching four of the winning ones, landing him $500,000. The Florida resident — who is in the process of moving to Huntersville, NC — told the news agency he’ll use his winnings to buy a new house there. “This was a good investment,” Sorzano said of his rice and shrimp dinner, plus dessert cookie. “Unbelievable. I’m just super happy that my dreams came true,” he said. Sorzano took home $353,751 after taxes Monday, the report said. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million, according to lottery officials.
    This fortune cookie lived up to its name. Ernesto Sorzano’s Chinese-takeout dinner paid off big-time when he played the set of lucky numbers in his fortune cookie on a North Carolina Powerball ticket, according to UPI. Sorzano said he used the numbers when buying a $3 power-play ticket — and they ended up matching four of the winning ones, landing him $500,000. FLORIDA MAN SAVES DOG FROM ALLIGATOR, SMOKES CIGAR THE WHOLE TIME The Florida resident — who is in the process of moving to Huntersville, N.C. — told the news agency he’ll use his winnings to buy a new house there. "This was a good investment," Sorzano said of his rice and shrimp dinner, plus dessert cookie. "Unbelievable. I’m just super happy that my dreams came true," he said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Sorzano took home $353,751 after taxes Monday, the report said. The odds of...
    ANTONIO CONTE has publicly criticised forward Alexis Sanchez, insisting that the Inter star 'must be better'. Sanchez, 32, was handed a start for the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Juventus on Tuesday night, with regular No9 Romelu Lukaku missing out through suspension. 2Sanchez squandered chances against JuventusCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Conte, 51, was left frustratedCredit: AFP or licensors But the Chilean struggled to fill his former Manchester United team-mate's boots, squandering chances as his side fell to a 2-1 defeat at San Siro. His performance continued a worrying trend of being wasteful in front of goal that has festered since his January 2018 move to Old Trafford from Arsenal. And Conte, 51, appears to have had enough. The former Chelsea boss huffed after the game: "I don't know if he was tired, of course he tried to give his best in the game, but he has to be...
    Hank Aaron’s legendary career went far beyond numbers. But those numbers were incredible. Aaron, who passed away Friday at the age of 86, was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his 23-year Hall of Fame career. Here are the stats that back that up: 2, 297 RBIs — the most ever 6,856 Total Bases — the most ever 1,477 Extra-base Hits — the most ever 21 Seasons as an All-Star — the most ever (25 selections overall, since MLB used to have two games per season) 755 Home Runs — the 2nd-most ever (Barry Bonds) 3,771 Hits — the 3rd-most ever (Pete Rose, Ty Cobb) 3,016 Hits without any home runs 97.8 Hall of Fame percentage, exceeded by only eight players ever. At the time he was elected in 1982, only Ty Cobb had ever gotten a higher percentage.
    Hank Aaron’s legendary career went far beyond numbers. But those numbers were incredible. Aaron, who passed away Friday at the age of 86, was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his 23-year Hall of Fame career. Here are the stats that back that up: 2, 297 RBIs — the most ever6,856 Total Bases — the most ever see also Baseball world reacts to Hank Aaron’s death: ‘Legend, hero’ The MLB world was crushed by the passing of Hank... 1,477 Extra-base Hits — the most ever21 Seasons as an All-Star — the most ever (25 selections overall, since MLB used to have two games per season)755 Home Runs — the 2nd-most ever (Barry Bonds)3,771 Hits — the 3rd-most ever (Pete Rose, Ty Cobb)3,016 Hits without any home runs97.8 Hall of Fame percentage, exceeded by only eight players ever. At the time he was elected in 1982, only...
    Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump amassed a staggering number of lies and inaccurate claims as president, adding 10 more to his total on his last day to reach an unprecedented 30,573 falsehoods. That’s according to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, who published his final count on Trump the day that his successor, Joe Biden, was inaugurated. That averages out to roughly one lie or false claim every 69 minutes across the entire 1,461 days in Trump’s term. Trump’s most frequent untruth, per the Post? That he “built the greatest economy in the history of the world,” which he repeated 493 times. Other popular whoppers include his inflated claims about the length of the newly-constructed border wall (258 times), which totaled just 40 miles at the end of December 2020, and that his administration “rebuilt the military” (250 times). He also pushed misinformation about the “Russia hoax” Mueller probe and the “big...
    LeBron James has been in the league since 2003, and it is quite astonishing to know that he’s played in the NBA Finals ten times in 18 years. No other player has dominated quite like him, and LBJ undisputedly owned the 2010s decade!  How many finals has LeBron James been to? Thirty NBA teams battle it out every season to book a spot in the NBA Finals. They try to enter the grand stage, hoping to clinch the championship, but LeBron James has solely deprived many teams of that golden opportunity.  Only a handful of players have ever played five consecutive finals, but LeBron James recorded a streak of eight. Of course, he’s not the #1 athlete on the list, but it is indeed a commendable feat in the modern era.  Dec 22, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) poses with 2020 NBA...
    Photo credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images. President Donald Trump made a last-ditch, late-night plea on Twitter to his vice president, all but begging Mike Pence to step in and overthrow the certified Electoral College results to save his presidency. Trump’s latest entreaty came just hours before Pence will preside over Congress’ certification of the victory for President-elect Joe Biden, and after Pence has reportedly acknowledged he doesn’t have the power to block or dismiss the vote counting. “If Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency,” Trump claimed, reprising a not-so-veiled threat he made at his Georgia campaign rally on Monday night. “Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!” Trump tweeted. If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win...
    Getty Santa is getting ready for Christmas. Christmas is almost here. If you’d like to call Santa Claus and you’re in the United States, we have all his phone numbers so you can reach the North Pole right away. We also have options if you’d prefer to get a phone call from Santa Claus instead. Here’s how to call Santa Claus and his phone number for Christmas 2020.Santa Claus Has Several Hotline Numbers for Christmas 2020For Christmas 2020, Santa has several numbers you can call and listen to a message from him. He’s getting thousands (or even millions) of calls today, so if one number doesn’t work, go ahead and try a different option. First, try one of his most popular phone numbers at (951) 262-3062. You’ll likely get a voicemail from Santa since he’s very busy this time of year, and it will say something like: “Ho, ho, ho!...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  More than 107,000 people in Illinois lost their jobs last week and filed for unemployment. That’s up 45% from the week before and the second biggest increase in the country. No surprise, restaurants among the hardest hit industries, along with elementary and secondary school workers. There are 341,000 people entangled in some sort of fraud. In many cases, preventing them from getting the money they need. CBS 2’s Steven Graves who spoke to one man who said a mistake by IDES has led to him being accused of fraud. A local man has dealt with the unemployment system for years. Once the pandemic hit, unimaginable hassles just kept coming. Michael Cunningham has lived in Scottsdale for more than 20 years. But if you asked the Illinois Department of Employment Security, at one point, that was not the case. “They sent me a letter saying I changed my address....
    President Donald Trump brushed off criticism that the White House is holding large holiday receptions at a time medical experts are warning against such gatherings because of the COVID pandemic. He argued he's seen guests wear face masks so that makes the parties okay.  'They are Christmas parties. We reduced the number and I see a lot of people wearing masks. That's a good thing,' the president said Tuesday. The White House has scheduled more than 20 holiday events this month, which range from tours of the holiday decor to cocktail receptions to Thursday's black-tie Congressional ball.  And photos posted to social media show a large number of attendees - including President Trump's children - are not wearing face masks as they celebrate the first family's last Christmas in the White House.  Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, both of whom have tested positive for COVID in the...
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler posted a video urging his constituents to “stay home” in early November, as Covid-19 cases were rising and health experts discouraged traveling — but left out one major detail: He recorded the message from Mexico. According to KVUE’s Tony Plohetski, Adler confirmed that he recorded the video while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with a group of people, despite his calls to stay home. During the video message, Adler noted the rise in coronavirus cases, both nationally and in his state, listing the hospitalization and daily death rates before urging people to avoid traveling. “The most important message to get out to the community right now is that our numbers are increasing,” Adler said. “Everybody has to be aware of that and we need to stay home if you can.” “Do everything you can to try to keep the numbers down,” he added. “Now is...
    Ohio's governor is facing calls for his impeachment from fellow Republicans in the state legislature angered by the lockdown. Mike DeWine, elected in 2018, has angered conservatives in his state over his response to the pandemic. On Monday a state representative, John Becker, of Clermont County, filed 12 articles of impeachment, with the support of three others - Candice Keller of Middletown, Nino Vitale of Urbana and Paul Zeltwanger of Mason.  Mike DeWine, governor of Ohio, described the impeachment articles as 'foolishness' John Becker, representing Clermont County in Ohio, filed 12 impeachment articles Monday The articles of impeachment allege DeWine has violated the Ohio constitution's separation of powers doctrine and acted beyond his authority in issuing health orders, including orders that closed some businesses and mandated masks in public spaces.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Alarming red wave map shows how widespread COVID-19 is......
    Getty Cam Newton The New England Patriots are on a roll heading into the Week 11 clash with the Houston Texans, and the resurgence of Cam Newton has a lot to do with the team’s success. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!The Cam Newton Resurgence is RealThe Patriots have strung together back-to-back wins over the low New York Jets and the playoff-contending Baltimore Ravens in consecutive weeks. The victories have pushed the Patriots to a 4-5 record, and the win streak has the media and fans talking playoffs again. The Patriots’ running game is by far the key to their offensive success. On defense, forcing turnovers has been a major barometer of excellence. In addition to those core principles, the Patriots’ improved play can be directly tied to Newton’s resurgence. After starting the season strong in the first three...
    Are the New York Yankees going to re-sign Brett Gardner? Let’s tell his future By: Alexander Wilson November 14, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees have a difficult decision to make with outfielder Brett Gardner, a veteran who has plenty of experience in pinstripes and has been as reliable as they come. Is Gardner worth retaining? Gardner has spent the last 13 seasons with the Bombers, posting a career average .259 with an 18.6% strikeout rate and a 10.4% walk rate. He has been perfect for the Yankees’ needs, supplementing injuries and performing at an average level at all times. This past year, Gardner stumbled out of the gate and considering he was earning $12.5 million this past season, it’s just that his value might not match up with his price tag any longer. Given the loss of revenue due to COVID-19,...
    President Donald Trump is plotting to start his own conservative news channel to take on Fox News in an act of vengeance against the network.  'He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it,' said a source with knowledge of Trump's plans told Axios.  Trump was enraged when Fox called Arizona for Democratic rival Joe Biden on election night - the first outlet to call that state, which voted Republican for years. The Associated Press followed soon after but other news channels held off.  Despite pressure from Trump administration officials, Fox stood by its call.  President Donald Trump called into 'Fox & Friends' on Election Day and publicly complained to the hosts about the network's coverage of him The president is considering starting his own news channel - a digital version where he would use his database of MAGA contacts - culled from supporters who sign up for...
    Hector J. Cruz Great controversy has caused Marcell Ozuna not to be nominated among the candidates for the National League Most Valuable Award in the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball campaign. The nominees were Manny Machado, from San Diego, Mookie Betts, from the Dodgers, and first baseman Freddie Freeman, Ozuna’s teammate on the Atlanta Braves. “I think they left me out because I was appointed for a while, but I put the numbers,” said Ozuna, in an interview for Listin Diario, whose content is already available in the different networks of the newspaper. Ozuna participated in all 60 games of his team, although in 39 of them he was Designated and in 21 he played in the outfield. He said he had spoken to Freeman about it and was confident they would give him the award. Leader in home runs and RBIs In his offense,...
    They called Donald Trump “the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” They said Donald Trump is a “racial arsonist.” They even warned that if you support Donald Trump, you’re a racist, too. Democrats have been demonizing the president as a bigot since he descended his golden escalator in 2015. Indeed, many say that no black or Latino American should ever support Trump and that if they do, they are self-hating sell-outs. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), for example, said recently that young black men who “think somehow they can align themselves with Trump” are betraying their race. “If they help put Trump over, and help him get elected, they will go down in history as having done the most despicable thing to their families, and to their communities, and to their mothers and their grandmothers,” Waters said. “They will shamefully be accused of having attributed to the lack of equality life for...
    A MAN awoke from life-saving heart surgery to discover his wife had scooped a whopping £25,000 - from a 50p bet. Peter Smith, 70, was rushed into theatre after suffering a heart attack - but while he was under the knife, wife Winnie heard a small wager she'd put on numbers game 49's had paid out. 4Peter and Winnie Smith will head off on a dream holiday after winning £25,000 - hours after Peter collapsed with a heart attackCredit: SWNS:South West News Service 4Winnie put 50p on a numbers game at her local bookies in Sidcup, and only discovered she'd won when her husband was rushed in for surgery Credit: SWNS:South West News Service 4The couple hope to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in the Maldives using the cashCredit: SWNS:South West News Service Peter awoke from his heart op to hear the good news - and says it did him...
    President Donald Trump on Sunday bragged 'the radical left is going down' and touted his 'very good' poll numbers as he kicked off a two-day, seven state, 10 rally campaign swing in the final 24 hours of the presidential race. Trump started his day with a series of positive sounding tweets as he fights for a second term in the White House and polls show Democratic rival Joe Biden in the lead. 'Our numbers are looking VERY good all over. Sleepy Joe is already beginning to pull out of certain states. The Radical Left is going down!,' Trump wrote as new polls out Sunday morning showed Biden ahead in several critical battleground states. And the president had a special message for Michigan, which will be his first stop of the day, touting his economic record there after Barack Obama trashed him during campaign stops for Biden in Flint and Detroit on Saturday....
    It didn’t take much for investigators to crack Hunter Biden’s infamous abandoned laptop, according to a report, because the password was “Hunter02.” The MacBook Pro’s hard drive — subject of a series of New York Post stories and under investigation by the FBI — had the lax and lazy password despite containing a trove of e-mails and other data relating to his father, Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, the Daily Mail on Sunday reported. The former vice president’s son had ample reason to be more careful securing the device, the existence of which was first reported in The Post, the outlet noted. see also Joe Bidens silence on Hunters emails speaks volumes: Goodwin Ed Koch never missed an opportunity to tell his side... Among its contents were his father’s private emails and phone numbers — including the cell numbers for almost every member of former President Barack Obama’s...
    JON JONES has rejected Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim he is the best pound-for-pound fighter. The UFC lightweight champion stretched his unbeaten record as a pro to 29-0 in MMA on Saturday night with victory over Justin Gaethje. 3Khabib wants to be recognised as the P4P king of UFCCredit: Reuters 3Current top dog Jon Jones had something to say about thatCredit: Getty Many felt it was ‘The Eagle’s’ biggest test yet as he took on the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island. But the Dagestani fighter left everyone in no doubt who the top dog was as he needed less than ten minutes to see off the man dubbed ‘The Highlight’. Khabib, 32, shocked everybody afterwards by announcing his retirement from MMA. That is despite him being linked with mega-money matches against old foe Conor McGregor or his hero Georges St. Pierre. Inside the octagon after his latest win, he said:...
    President Donald Trump’s ratings defeat at the hands of former Vice President Joe Biden in their dueling town halls on Thursday night has stunned the TV industry — so says CNN’s chief media correspondent. Appearing on CNN Friday afternoon to break down the numbers, Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter put into perspective the shocking nature of Biden topping Trump in the Nielsens despite only being carried on ABC — compared to Trump being broadcast on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. “They are a real surprise,” Stelter said of the final numbers — which showed Biden drawing 13.9 million on ABC, compared to Trump’s 13 million combined on the NBC networks. “Everybody in TV business assumed that Donald Trump would prevail in this ratings race. The Trump campaign predicted that he would out-rate Biden’s town hall.” Of course, the president’s obsession with TV ratings is very well-known, and it’s certain that...
    President Donald Trump explained his $400 million dollars of debt he currently owes during Thursday night’s NBC Town Hall hosted by Savannah Guthrie, saying that “some of it, I did as favors to? institutions that wanted to loan me money.” The curious comment came in the context of a blockbuster New York Times report that was based on years of Trump tax returns it had obtained which revealed that President Trump has debts of approximately $421 million that he has personally guaranteed and will come due in the next four years. Guthrie asked, “The question is, on behalf of voters, who do you owe $421 million to?” “First of all, what they did is illegal,” Trump opened by hitting the New York Times, adding “Also, the numbers are alwrong, with the numbers they released.” Trump then explained that much of the debt is due to his real estate business but...
    Trump's current role covers the entire United States, not just the states he likes. Donald Trump said on Thursday that if the COVID-19 death toll from New York and "a couple of places" was subtracted from the total, "our numbers, they're incredible." "If you take New York and a couple of places, I mean, you look at our numbers, they're incredible," Trump told Fox Business. "But you take New York out, we have numbers that nobody can even compete with it. New York, a couple of places." Over 216,700 Americans have died of COVID-19. A total of 32,916 deaths have been reported in the state of New York.
    During his October 6 press conference about COVID-19, Governor Jared Polis suggested that the best way to make sure rising hospitalization numbers don't get out of control is to redouble safety protocols as we head into colder weather and the holiday season. But that's not happening, judging from visits to numerous Denver area stores over recent weeks: Many of the procedures put in place months ago to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus have fallen by the wayside. For instance, an overwhelming majority of retail outlets appear to have stopped tracking the number of people in the store at a given time. Likewise, sanitizing shopping carts, cash registers, conveyor belts, credit-card touch pads and the like is happening with much less frequency. And mask use among employees, while infinitely better than it was during the early days of the pandemic, has literally started to slip.Related Stories Polis Rips Trump as...
    Getty The Eagles may need slot CB CreVon LeBlanc to switch to the outside this week versus San Francisco. Donovan McNabb famous told Philly fans: “5 will always love you.” Now a certain cornerback is channeling that same confidence. The Eagles are down to three active cornerbacks heading into tonight’s game: Darius Slay, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc. The team chose not to call up any additional corners for Sunday, although they did elevate safety Grayland Arnold. With would-be starters Avonte Maddox (ankle) and Trevor Williams (rib) injured and out, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will likely turn to a long-time slot corner like LeBlanc to hop to the outside. The man known as Strap will be ready. “Thirty-four always ready when his number’s called,” LeBlanc told reporters on Friday. “And whether that’s inside or outside, it don’t really matter.” LeBlanc has seen snaps on the outside in previous years,...
    The former ABC host compares TV ratings numbers to a COVID-19 test: 'A snapshot in time.' Tom Bergeron has an explanation for the high ratings on Dancing with the Stars now that Tyra Banks has replaced him as host. In a new post shared to his Instagram page, seen here, the former emcee of the ABC celebrity ballroom competition shared a photo of him holding up his mail-in ballot for the 2020 Presidential election. In the caption to the post, the smiling TV veteran noted that he has been waiting four years to cast his vote in this important nationwide election. But as with everything Bergeron posts these days, the comments section of the post turned into a debate about the state of Dancing With the Stars. When one follower asked Bergeron if he knew if the ratings for the “new” DWTS season tanked as some predicted, he issued a...
    Freddie Freeman is on the short list for NL MVP The Braves lineup has been arguably the best and most consistent in baseball over the course of this 60-game shortened season, more than making up for their porous pitching staff. The catalyst of that offense is Freddie Freeman, whose numbers are MVP-caliber and then some. Freeman would be a surefire All-Star and arguably the frontrunner for the award just about any other season, but less games makes for more conflated stat lines. Because of this, Freeman might get overlooked by the BBWAA. Chipper Jones wants to make sure that never happens. Freeman’s numbers, both advanced and basic, scream elite. His defensive prowess makes him one of the best first baseman in all of baseball, and a perennial gold glove candidate.Chipper Jones is doing what he can to spread the good word of FreemanChipper’s voice has some sway in the baseball...
    James Harden has easily been one of the best offensive players in the last decade. Many would argue he is one of the greatest offensive players of all time, but there are a lot of doubters. Despite his historic regular-season averages, Harden is yet to overcome the demons of the NBA Playoffs from all his years in the league. Harden has regularly failed in the NBA Playoffs, be it to the Golden State Warriors or even the Portland Trailblazers. It seems their playoff campaign will end in the second round for a second consecutive year. They are down 3-1 to the LA Lakers, after dropping game four of the series. Game four was marked by a historically bad shooting performance for James Harden. Harden made just two field goals on his 11 shot attempts. This was the 8th time in his playoff career that Harden has shot under 20% from...
    CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen said on Friday when President Donald Trump mocks people for wearing masks, he has “blood on his hands.” In a clip from the campaign trail on Thursday, while commenting on Joe Biden, Trump said, “Did you ever see a man that likes a mask as much as him? And then he makes a speech and he always — not always but a lot of times he has it hanging down, but you know what? It gives him a feeling of security. If I were a psychiatrist, right? No? I would say this guy’s got some big issues.” Cohen said, “Isn’t it ironic that the reason for the uptick is because people are not wearing masks the way they’re supposed to. So when we hear our president make fun of someone for wearing a mask, our president has blood on his hands.” She continued, “Wearing masks...
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    Donald Trump has mocked Joe Biden for 'coming out of the basement earlier than his hoped for ten days', because 'his poll numbers are PLUNGING!' In a series of Sunday evening tweets, the president celebrated recent polling, which does suggest he is closing the gap on his Democrat rival. Before the Republican Convention last week, Biden was given an 11 point lead by some polls.  Now his lead over Trump has shrunk to six points, the smallest margin in some two months. Donald Trump, pictured touring hurricane damage in Louisiana on Friday, has mocked Joe Biden's Monday return to the campaign trail, saying it is a sign of desperation  Biden has not campaigned since March but Monday will be in the swing state of Pennsylvania Biden's team is currently making plans for him to get back out on the campaign trail for the first time since the pandemic...
    On its face, the effect of the pandemic on President Trump’s public standing looks much like the effect Hurricane Katrina had on President George W. Bush — a setback from which a presidency never fully recovered. Yet many analysts suggest the comparison is premature, that Trump has a window, albeit a narrow one, though which he can still win in November. To be sure, there are similarities, especially when it comes to displaying effective leadership and compassion. When Katrina struck, Bush was slow to respond. When he finally did, he committed one of the biggest unforced errors of his administration by letting himself be photographed looking out the window of Air Force One as it flew over the area devastated by the hurricane. It made him appear aloof rather than caring. That, combined with his decision to not visit the area early on, caused his disapproval rating to jump from...
    (CNN)It took 50 years, but an Australian man's lucky lottery numbers finally came through to win him $1 million.The Brisbane man, who chose to remain anonymous, matched all six numbers in the August 17 Gold lotto drawing using the numbers his father picked decades ago.A lottery prize winner got her check from a robot. Because, pandemic"They're my dad's numbers. They're some family birth dates and other numbers. My family's been playing them for about 50 years," he said in a statement released by the Lott, Australia's official lotteries.He said he kept his dad's numbers -- 20, 31, 10, 22, 37 and 12 -- and has been playing them consistently for some time.Lottery officials called the winner at work to let him know about his prize.Read More"I thought for sure this was a practical joke. I just can't believe this," the man said in the statement.This mom donated her lottery winnings...
    A U.S. Marine Corps veteran posted a large sign with his phone number on the corner of a busy intersection in his hometown in the hope of finding a woman he connected with online.   Mike Knowles, a 65-year-old former sergeant from Fairhope, Alabama, met his potential match, Susan, on an online dating service and was just about to ask her out when he accidentally deleted their conversation, losing his only form of contact with her.   'I wrote her a message and somehow or another I pulled up something that had "delete" on it, and I pushed that button and it wiped everything out,' he told NBC15. 'And all of a sudden, it was gone.' Scroll down for video   Oh no! Mike Knowles, 65, from Fairhope, Alabama, was about to ask his online match, Susan, out on a date when he deleted their conversation and lost contact with her  ...
    President Donald Trump changed his coronavirus strategy earlier this month by resuming the White House’s coronavirus task force briefings. Recent data indicates that the polls have tightened in major battleground states and that the strategy could even have political benefits.
    President Donald Trump’s middle son, Eric Trump, took to Twitter on Friday to celebrate some new polling results. He shared what he felt was fantastic news with his followers and his post generated a lot of responses. Trump’s tweet referenced new results from Rasmussen Reports that track the president’s daily approval numbers. His note expressed how thrilled he was to see a 50 percent approval, and he added several flag emoji to the tweet. The new results from the polling entity also indicated that 48 percent of those polled responded that they disapprove. Additional percentages came in with 39 choosing strongly approve and 43 on the other end of the spectrum with strongly disapprove. That leaves the Commander in Chief with a net -4 approval. As the site revealed, this does beat former President Barack Obama by a bit when comparing specific dates. The totals were calculated using a selection...
    CHRIS Cuomo was hit on Twitter after he doubted data from Florida's governor – despite never criticizing New York Gov. and brother, Chris Cuomo. The slam at the CNN anchor came as COVID-19 cases in Florida climbed past 132,000, with 5,931 deaths in the state. 10Chris Cuomo and New York Governor and brother Andrew Cuomo on CNNCredit: CNN 10Credit: Twitter /@ChrisCuomo 10Credit: Twitter /@ChrisCuomo Cuomo, 49, quoted an tweet from ABC, which said: Hard-hit Florida reports 8,892 new coronavirus cases Monday morning—the first time its daily case count was below 9,000 in at least two weeks, according to data from the state's Department of Health." The anchorman questioned reporting data from Republican Gov. DeSantis. "Can we trust the data from florida's governor?" Cuomo wrote. Twitter users quickly slammed Cuomo – with many noting he never criticized his own brother, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when New York was the nation's coronavirus epicenter this...
    On Monday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, ever eager to aggrandize on behalf of his older brother Andrew, the governor of New York, and seemingly upset about good news from Florida, attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a report stated that the daily number of new coronavirus cases was starting to dip. Cuomo mocked DeSantis, tweeting, “Can we trust the data from florida’s governor?” Can we trust the data from florida’s governor? https://t.co/1rLT3YzUYe — Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 27, 2020 Cuomo’s tweet was triggered by ABC News, which reported, “Hard-hit Florida reports 8,892 new coronavirus cases Monday morning—the first time its daily case count was below 9,000 in at least two weeks, according to data from the state’s Department of Health.” NEW: Hard-hit Florida reports 8,892 new coronavirus cases Monday morning—the first time its daily case count was below 9,000 in at least two weeks, according to data from...
    (CNN)A congressman from Texas claimed Wednesday that his state is holding coronavirus cases down even as the virus surges across Texas.Republican Rep. Chip Roy told CNN's Brianna Keilar on "Right Now" that Texas' numbers "are going in the right direction.""We've been working to keep the curve flat, which is the exact thing that everyone said we should do in March," he said.Pressed by Keilar on the actual trend in Texas cases, Roy offered, "Yeah, go look at it. We've been holding those numbers down."In reality, though new cases have plateaued in the last few days, the state's caseload has more than quintupled since June 1.Read MoreTexas is among a string of Southern states grappling with rising coronavirus cases. Texas had at least 353,000 cases and more than 4,200 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. It was one of the first states to reopen in...
    Annie Karni of the New York Times reports that the president is bluffing when he says “I’m not losing” to Joe Biden. He knows that he’s down because his own pollsters have been honest with him about it. They apparently feel the need to sugarcoat the situation and reassure him that he’s not to blame, but he’s definitely losing. So, he’s been solicitous of advice on how to improve his standing, and appears to made a decision to recommend the wearing of masks for purely political reasons. [Trump’s] internal numbers still show him trailing Mr. Biden, and he is worried about his standing. He asks his advisers with more regularity, “What do we need to do?” and grills his friends about “how is it looking?” while making public course corrections, the advisers said. Over the past several weeks, he changed his stance on promoting masks, claiming that it was “patriotic” to wear...
    This weekend, a Twitter post by the Supreme Adventures lottery group in Jamaica soon went viral as it featured the image of a man dressed as Darth Vader, the mythical Star Wars villain, receiving a check, nothing more and nothing less than for 95 million Jamaican dollars, that is to say about $ 655,000 dollars. W. Brown is the name of the lucky winner, who bought the winning ticket in early July at a store located in the southern city of May Pen, Jamaica, and learned on television that he had won the top prize in the draw. Recently, He went to collect his prize, disguised as Darth Vader, in order to remain anonymous. May the Millions be with you! Gra Congrats to our #Lotto winner, W. Brown !!! Brown aka Darth Vader, purchased his lucky numbers 08, 09, 10, 19, 27 and 30 from Di Endz Sports Bar...
    Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway publicly urged President Trump to resume his coronavirus briefings to boost his sagging poll numbers.  'The president's numbers were much higher when he was out there briefing everybody on a day-by-day basis about the coronavirus, just giving people the information,' Conway said Friday morning on 'Fox & Friends.' 'I think the president should be doing that there.'  Trump had been given the opposite advice by now former Campaign Manager Brad Parscale and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel in late April and then stuck his foot in his mouth by suggesting the coronavirus could be fought by injecting disinfectants, proving his political advisers' point.  Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News Channel and then repeated the advice to reporters outside the White House that President Trump should resume his coronavirus taskforce briefings to improve his standing in the polls  Kellyanne Conway said 'it...
    ‘It’s time to tax the rich’: AOC calls on Cuomo to tax N.Y. billionaires to help the needy Four-goal Inter move within six points of Juve Jeopardy!s Alex Trebek Feeling Great amid His Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: My Numbers Are Good Alex Trebek is "feeling great" as he continues to seek treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. © Jeopardy Alex Trebek The Jeopardy! host, 79, opened up about his health in a YouTube video shared on Thursday, telling fans he's been continuing his cancer treatment amid the game show's hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "I am doing well," he shared. "I have been continuing my treatment and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good. I am feeling great." Trebek added that he "even wrote a book" during his time away from the studio, saying that his memoir, The Answer...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged a question about President Donald Trump’s plunging poll numbers during Thursday’s press briefing, lauding his response to the coronavirus pandemic. “How do you explain that president Trump is trailing his opponent by double digits both nationally and in battleground states?” With majorities disapproving of his handlings of race relations and the coronavirus.” McEnany noted that questions on polls should be asked to the campaign team and ignored the reporter’s question regarding Trump’s handling of race relations in the United States, instead claiming that the president has a great approval rating due to his response to the pandemic. “His historic Covid response speaks for itself, with delivering on ventilators and testing,” McEnany added. “Leading the world with the amount of testing provided.” The press secretary then referred to the “therapeutics” provided amid the epidemic, referencing the Moderna trials and once again claimed Trump’s response has been...
    Alex Trebek gave fans some encouraging news about his cancer treatments and said his “numbers are good” while he showed off his new goatee just ahead of his 80th birthday. “I’d also like to take this opportunity to give you a quick health update,” the 79-year-old host of “Jeopardy!” explained in the clip posted on Twitter Thursday. The post was noted by the “Today” show.  (RELATED: Alex Trebek Announces He Was Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer) “I’m doing well, I’ve been continuing my treatment, and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal,” he added. “My numbers are good, I’m feeling great.” WATCH: Here’s a summer update from Alex! pic.twitter.com/6oKJ5aSCU7 — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) July 16, 2020 The host continued, explaining that “during the break from the studio, I even wrote a book that will be coming out July 21st.” (RELATED: Alex Trebek Begins New...
    A Republican lawmaker who has advises the Trump campaign is telling the operation that the president's campaign rallies are 'good for everybody,' despite blowback from Tulsa as the party takes steps to limit the size of the Jacksonville convention. Trump's move back to campaign events even amid the coronavirus led to a debacle in Tulsa, where health officials connected a spike in cases to the indoor event last month. Trump on Wednesday announced he had sacked campaign manager Brad Parscale, who oversaw the event and hyped attendance in advance, only to see thousands of empty blue seats.  The campaign had scheduled an outdoor even in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for Saturday, but pulled out, citing then-tropical storm Fay. Republicans are still reworking the logistics for President Donald Trump's convention speech next month amid a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida The post-coronavirus rallies are 'good for everybody,' Rep. Mike Kelly...
    It’s possible that after November 3, pundits will be talking about how President Donald Trump won reelection and bounced back from all the polls that, in June and July, showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden. But at the moment, the president really is in dire straits. Attorney Richard North Patterson, former chairman of Common Cause and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, doubts that Trump’s reelection campaign will recover — and in a new article for The Bulwark, he explains why he believes that Trump is “cornered” and why his negative poll numbers have “hardened.” “The electoral dynamics have already hardened,” Patterson writes. “Donald Trump will lose if everyone who wants to vote can. His remaining hope is to choose his own electorate.” Patterson adds that between coronavirus, race relations and the state of the economy, Trump’s campaign is doomed — and he doesn’t believe that...
    Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, host of "MediaBuzz," said many in the media appear emboldened by President Trump slipping in recent polls and are not even trying to mask their personal views. On Monday's "Daily Briefing," Kurtz pointed to headlines like "Trump's push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans" and a reference to the president's Independence Day speech as "a call to arms for Red America vs. Blue America," as examples. "President Trump knew full well that his fiery rhetoric would spark media explosion, but most of the media are acting so shocked and horrified and appalled that they have kind of given up any pretense of fairness and essentially are calling the president a racist," he said. "The Washington Post: Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves his Republicans; CNN: Unadulterated call to arms for red America against blue America – I think many pundits believed this all along but they are emboldened now because they looked at the polls and they decided President Trump is going to lose."...
    President Donald Trump revived his attacks on Fox News after the network reported on public opinion shows showing him trailing rival Joe Biden and facing tough challenges in swing states. The president once again accused the network of running 'suppression polls' – meant to drive down turnout – by publishing reports that showed him behind, without providing further evidence.  The network has reported on polls showing Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden by 9 percentage points in a respected polling average.  President Donald Trump is attacking Fox News over its reporting on polls that show him consistently trailing rival Joe Biden Fox's nonpartisan polling unit also released a series of polls giving Biden the edge in critical swing states – including some that Trump carried in 2016.  The polls had Biden leading Trump in Texas, Georgia, and Florida – with Biden holding a whopping 8 point lead in the Sunshine...
    The redoubtable Gabriel Sherman has a new dispatch from the Land of Make-Believe (née the White House). Seems the current occupant, Donald John Trump, is feeling a bit like a gimpy gazelle flushed into one of Marlin Perkins’ nets. (According to Sherman, Trump, sensing electoral Armageddon, recently called Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to ask, “What do I do? What do I do?”) Meawhile, it’s looking more and more like the RNC’s planned Coronavirus Grand Reopening in Jacksonville might not happen. And the false veneer of competence that Donald Trump ascribes to people who impregnate his daughter appears to be wearing off, fast. Vanity Fair: To console himself, Trump still has moments of magical thinking. “He says the polls are all fake,” a Republican in touch with Trump told me. But the bad news keeps coming. This week, Jacksonville, Florida—where Trump moved the Republican National Convention so he could hold a 15,000-person rally next month—mandated that people...
    Rapper Vanilla Ice, best known for his hit 90s “Ice, Ice, Baby,” announced that he was canceling a planned concert on the Fourth of July in Texas after facing intense pressure. Critics lashed out at the reality star, saying that holding a concert during the coronavirus pandemic was risky and irresponsible. Vanilla Ice made the announcement on his social media account, tweeting a message and video to his fans. “Due to the increase in COVID-19 numbers in Austin we’re gonna move the concert to a better date. We were hoping for better Coronavirus numbers by July but Unfortunately the numbers have increased quite a bit so for the safety and health of everyone we’re going to stay home,” he wrote. The video shows him wearing a blue baseball cap with a stylized American flag on it. He opened the clip while walking around in the outdoors saying that he had...
    Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to lash out at the increasingly dismal polling of his 2020 chances against Joe Biden. Trump kicked off the week on Twitter by claiming intel of Russian bounties to Taliban militias was not credible, before bragging of his “95% approval rating” from Republicans — slamming conservatives who refuse to support him as “stupid people.” Despite his repeated assertions. Trump does not have a 95% approval rating from Republicans in any poll. 95% Approval Rating of President Trump in the Republican Party. I would imagine the 5% are the RINOS’ and stupid people who don’t want to see great Judges & Supreme Court Justice’s, a new & powerful Military, Choice for Vets, 2A Protection, big RegulationCuts, Life, & much more! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020 Trump took it up a notch later by claiming he has “VERY...
    Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) offered a frank prediction that Donald Trump will lose the 2020 election if the president maintains his current course of action. Christie, a Trump loyalist, joined George Stephanopoulos for This Week’s panel discussion on the president’s dismissal of polls showing him trailing to Joe Biden. The former governor gave a brutally honest take, saying “he is losing and if he doesn’t change course, both in terms of the substance of what he is discussing and the way that he approaches the American people, then he will lose.” While Christie also voiced a degree of skepticism for the significance of national poll numbers, he continued to say “the trend is obvious” in Biden’s favor. The former governor also remarked that Biden managed to achieve this lead by mostly staying out of the public spotlight and conducting his presidential campaign from his house. Joe...
    Sitting down with CNN’s Victor Blackwell on Saturday morning, Axios White House editor Margaret Talev stated that Donald Trump’s declining poll numbers can be attributed to – among other things — a large part of his voting base beginning to question whether he is up to the task of managing the COVID-19 crisis. “The president’s re-election bid appears to be in trouble,” host Blackwell began. “A poll has President Trump 14 points behind the former Vice President Joe Biden nationally and new data from the New York Times shows the president losing by double digits in Michigan and Wisconsin. and states that helped him win in 2016.” “So when numbers are this bad for this long, this close to an election, there is usually some type of shakeup, either the message or the management, the message from the White House, the management of the campaign. Is there any indication that...
    You can write off a bad poll or two. But this week saw the release of a slew of national and key general election battleground state public opinion polls that all showed Democratic challenger Joe Biden either outright leading or edging President Trump in the national popular vote -- and more importantly, in the crucial states Trump won four years ago to upset Hillary Clinton and win the White House. The release of the surveys – from Fox News, New York Times/Siena College, NPR/PBS/Marist, Quinnipiac University, and Marquette Law School – appear to spell trouble right now for the president as he fights for another four years in the White House. But right now is still a long way from Election Day. TEXAS TOSS UP: FOX NEWS POLL SHOWS BIDEN-TRUMP IN A 1 POINT  RACE But it’s not just in the expected battleground states where Trump is losing ground. Fox...
    Hours after suggesting that West Virginia’s coronavirus numbers were overstated, Gov. Jim Justice forced out the commissioner of his public health bureau. Cathy Slemp abruptly resigned Wednesday after the Republican governor vented during a news conference about the stat’s active virus caseload. “If we were on our game here, in DHHR (Department of Health and Human Resources) and Dr. Slemp’s office, if we’re on our game and you’re listening to the governor say that there’s six active cases at Huttonsville and you’re looking at the reports that you’re putting together and sending them to me on active cases and you’re looking at Randolph County and they’re reporting a hundred-and-some-odd cases then you’re not doing your job,” said Justice without additional explanation. The governor’s office said Justice had expressed his “lack of confidence” in Slemp to state Health Secretary Bill Crouch, who then asked for Slemp’s resignation. A Health Department spokeswoman...
    Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD), the second-highest ranking leader among Senate Republicans, acknowledged that President Donald Trump is suffering from “soft” polling numbers among Independent voters and advised the Trump campaign to adopt a “different tone” going forward. According to a Wednesday report by NBC News, Thune said that the president has “a problem with the middle of the electorate, with independents, and they’re the people who are undecided in national elections.” In the RealClearPolitics polling average, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden currently leads Trump by 10 points. Among Independents, which Trump won by six points in the 2016 election, a New York Times/Siena poll out on Wednesday found Biden leading Trump in this key group by a whopping 21 percentage points. “I think he can win those back, but it’ll probably require not only a message that deals with substance and policy but, I think, a message that conveys, perhaps,...
    Karim Benzema continues to break records among the greatest scorers in the history of Real Madrid. After scoring one more goal with the Whites in the League match against Real Sociedad, the Frenchman consolidated his great career as a Real Madrid player, beyond the black legend that usually accompanies him as a striker with little goalscoring. This season already has 22 goals, reaching its historical average with the team. Last season, Benzema left 208 goals behind Hugo Sanchez and he is the fifth top Madrid goalscorer of all time after also beating the legendary Hungarian attacker Puskas. And it is that since he joined the white club in 2009, Benzema has 244 goals in 11 seasons, distributed as follows: League (165), Champions (52), Copa del Rey (21), Club World Cup (3), Spanish Super Cup (2) and European Super Cup (1). As for the rest of Madrid’s top scorers, Santillana,...
    He tries to hide it with verbiage but the truth is that the career of Pique It goes downhill and without brakes. The numbers show that the central Barcelona He is in the twilight of a soccer career with as many achievements as tone outputs. Since 2018, his market value has plummeted by half and this year he will beat his yellow card record in one season. A fact that perfectly summarizes the current level of defense. And it is that for a while here, Pique He is more protagonist for his outrages at the microphones than for his actions in an axis of defense of Barcelona, ​​an orphan of leadership since the withdrawal of Carles Puyol, all an example of correction and left hand before the enmity against the Real Madrid. The performance of Pique It has dropped dramatically in recent times and the numbers show that its soccer...
    Ed CaraA minute ago•Filed to:NeuroscienceNeurosciencenumbersscienceBrainsSaveSince 2011, the patient known as RFS has only been able to see wavy lines when looking at the digits 2 through 9. Photo: Johns Hopkins University A man’s baffling inability to see certain numerical digits might provide insight into how our brains work. According to the scientists who have studied him, the nature of his condition—which makes him see spaghetti-like shapes in place of the numbers 2 through 9—suggests that our brains can recognize complex concepts such as numbers before we’re consciously aware of them. The man, known as RFS, began suffering episodes of headaches, memory loss, and other neurological symptoms in late 2010. By early 2011, he had been diagnosed with a rare degenerative brain disorder called corticobasal syndrome. The syndrome tends to affect older people (the man was in his 60s) and primarily causes symptoms such as muscle spasms, an inability to move...
    Tyler Tomasello/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Coronavirus cases continue to soar across the country, with more than half of US states recording new spikes this week. But as the numbers tick upward and communities emerge from lockdown, President Trump and his allies are resorting to the same denialist tactics they employed when the crisis first began, once again downplaying the threat of the virus that has now claimed nearly 120,000 American lives. The latest came when Trump, while speaking at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, blamed the expansion of testing for the steady increase in cases—an assertion public health officials have labeled misguided. “So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please,’” Trump told supporters, in what appeared to be a shocking admission that the president preferred to limit a critical tool for fighting the pandemic....
    Bob Abreu played 16 seasons with the Lions of Caracas in the LVBP | Alex Goodlett / . Venezuelan Bob Abreu had a successful stint in the MLB, in which he played for 18 seasons and left an offensive line of .291 / .395 / .475, with 2,470 hits. Abreu, who wore six uniforms, including that of the New York Yankees, is one of just six MLB players with at least 250 home runs, 2,000 hits, 1,000 runs scored, 1,000 RBIs, 1,000 walks and 300 stolen bases, one club in which he is alongside Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio, Joe Morgan, Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays. Bob Abreu is the 4th player at @leones_cbbc with at least 100 doubles and 500 or more hits in the regular round at @LVBP_Oficial – Wilmer Reina (@WilmerReina) December 28, 2014 Despite being a renowned player in the majors, Abreu saw plenty of action with...
    JOSE MOURINHO hit back at Paul Merson's claim that Harry Kane will stop firing under his management by sharing the stats of his former strikers. But the Portuguese boss massively inflated Didier Drogba's number of goals during his time as Chelsea boss. 6 Harry Kane struggled to make an impact against Man UtdCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6 Mourinho got Drogba's goalscoring stats wrongCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Kane, 26, made his first appearance since New Year's Day in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United but struggled to make an impact. He made just 36 touches throughout the match, many of those coming from deep to collect the ball. Kane has only just returned from a serious hamstring injury that had initially threatened to keep him out of Euro 2020. His performance drew criticism from Merson who claimed he was "worried for Kane playing under Mourinho." The Spurs striker has...
    Peter Navarro asserted Sunday that Donald Trump was being 'tongue-in-cheek' when he claimed during his rally that he told his administration to cut down on coronavirus testing so U.S. numbers would artificially be decreased. During an interview with CNN's State of the Union, host Jake Tapper asked Navarro about the moment the president said during his rally Saturday night: 'I said to my people, 'Slow the testing down, please.' 'C'mon now, Jake, that was tongue-in-cheek,' the White House trade adviser repeatedly told Tapper. 'I don't know that it was tongue-in-cheek at all,' the host pushed back. 'He has said similar things for months.' Navarro, who claimed talking about coronavirus is 'not in my lane,' insisted that Tapper instead ask him about 'serious issues.' 'I think testing is a very serious issue. I'm not the one making jokes about it,' Tapper asserted. 'Come on. It was a light moment,' Navarro shot...
    According to a report from the Daily Beast, aides to Donald Trump are doing their best to keep him in the dark about his terrible poll numbers prior to November’s selection out of fear of his wrath. With the president’s poll numbers plummeting in a match-up with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, White House staffers and campaign officials are trying to keep the president calm while at the same time working to turn around a re-election campaign that is floundering. Case in point, criticism of a recent poll that showed the president headed to defeat that had the campaign asking for a retraction. “In a cease-and-desist letter dated June 9, 2020, the president’s re-election staff demanded that CNN retract and apologize for a recently released poll that had presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading Trump by 14 points,” The Beast reports, while also noting that the demand was widely ridiculed — and rightly so...
    This past week, Donald Trump’s campaign did what one senior aide on the president’s 2020 team described to The Daily Beast as the “dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time.” In a cease-and-desist letter dated June 9, 2020, the president’s re-election staff demanded that CNN retract and apologize for a recently released poll that had presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading Trump by 14 points. The letter, which the cable news network immediately laughed off, heavily cited the work of Trump pollster John McLaughlin, whose company alleged that CNN had somehow engaged in a “defamatory” act of “misinformation” and deliberately “skewed” data in an attempt to depress the president’s supporters.  The legal threat quickly became a punchline in political media and even in some sectors of Trump’s own political operation.  In one respect, it was just the latest effort by the president’s aides to attempt to satisfy the...
    (CNN)One of the defining traits of President Donald Trump's time in office has been the consistency of his poll numbers.No matter what he said, did or tweeted, his numbers stayed steady. Somewhere between 40-45% approved of the job he was doing while 50-55% disapproved.Which is why what Gallup reported in its latest tracking poll, released on Wednesday morning, is so striking. Trump's job approval in the new Gallup data is at 39%, which is bad but not the big story. That big story is the fact that Trump's new numbers represent a double-digit tumble from a Gallup poll just two weeks ago in which his approval stood at 49%.That's a stunning dip. And it's across the board. He's down 7 points in approval among Republicans and independents and 9 points among Democrats. And it all seems tied to the way in which Trump reacted to the death of George Floyd...
    Though President Donald Trump publicly praised his son-in-law Jared Kushner as “my star” on Monday, he has privately fumed about his top adviser over his sagging poll numbers, according to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman. Trump and Kushner participated in a roundtable event at the White House on Monday, where Kushner appeared to declare both police brutality and systemic racism fixed. “The law enforcement community heard the cries from the community, saw the injustices in the system that needed to be fixed and they responded by coming together to fix it,” Kushner said, referring to the First Step Act, a criminal justice bill primarily aimed at reducing prison sentences. “And it’s been a great partnership to do that.” Trump thanked Kushner, whom he praised as “my star.” Kushner: The law enforcement community heard the cries from the community, saw the injustices in the system that needed to be fixed and they responded by coming together to fix...
    Donald Trump trails presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by 14 points in a new CNN poll, which also finds overwhelming support for the peaceful police protests criticized by the president. Biden leads with 55%, his highest mark in any CNN tracking poll yet, while Trump trails with 41%, his lowest mark in the network’s polling. The survey also found Trump’s approval rating down seven points from last month. Only 38% of voters approve of the job the president is doing, whereas 57% disapprove. The mark is the lowest it has been since January 2019 and is on par with the approval ratings Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush had at this point before losing their re-election bids. The slide comes as Trump’s former Cabinet officials, retired generals, religious leaders and even members of his own party publicly criticized his photo-op stunt that resulted in peaceful protesters being tear-gassed near St. John’s Church after his threat to deploy the military to police protests. The new poll...
    The polling comes as Trump faces criticism for his response to protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the United States, which were sparked by the death of George Floyd in late May. It also comes as more than 20 million Americans remain out of work thanks to the fallout from the coronavirus, which has now killed more than 110,000 people in the United States. Trump made excuses about his standing in the polls, blaming his numbers of the Russia investigation and impeachment — even though Trump's campaign has said impeachment would be good for his reelection chances. "If I wasn't constantly harassed for three years by fake and illegal investigations, Russia, Russia, Russia, and the Impeachment Hoax, I'd be up by 25 points on Sleepy Joe and the Do Nothing Democrats," Trump tweeted on Sunday night. "Very unfair, but it is what it is!!!" Trump's standing in the...
    CHICAGO (AP) - President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. He’s proven himself adept at taking even the most grim numbers and giving himself a pat on the back or employing a creative use of data to make himself look good. But his declaration that an unexpected dip in the unemployment rate marked probably “the greatest comeback in American history” was a remarkable level of hyperbole even for him. “This is a particularly clear example of his lack of cognitive complexity,” said Brian Ott, incoming director of communications at Missouri State University and author of “The Twitter Presidency: Donald J. Trump and the Politics of White Rage.” TOP STORIES Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting Drew Careys son, 11, says he helped start fire during anti-Trump protest: Screw our president! 57 Buffalo cops resign from team after two are suspended for pushing...
    Under siege for his management of a deadly pandemic, a cratered U.S. economy, and mass protests across the country, top advisers to President Donald Trump are finding solace in one question: How the hell is he not even more unpopular? Though poll after poll shows the president in a historically bad position for an incumbent in an election year, inside the White House and on the campaign a feeling of relief has begun setting in that it’s not worse. As they see it, any one of the events of the past few months would have tanked a prior president’s standing. They endured a global pandemic, a historic rise in unemployment, and a sweeping revolt against the criminal justice system in quick succession. And, through it all, many of them feel bruised but politically intact.  “Obviously you would prefer to see Trump winning big in every swing state right now but...
    Though the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits, the official unemployment numbers are slightly lower than economists expected, prompting self-congratulations by President Donald Trump. But experts say celebration is premature. Indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 14.7 percent in April to 13.3 percent in May as the economy added 2.5 million jobs. The high April number was the worst that the American workforce had seen since monthly record-keeping began in 1948, and almost certainly the worst since the Great Depression. White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicted last month that unemployment would rise above 20 percent, a view that was widely shared by economists. Trump took to Twitter to boast about the new numbers, tweeting “Great going President Trump (kidding but true)!” and “Oh no, the Dems are worried again. The only one that can kill this comeback is Sleepy Joe Biden!” He also tweeted, “Experts said we would lose 7.5 million jobs in...
    An April poll found Joe Biden leading Trump among black voters by an 85% to 7% margin — not an improvement from 2016, when exit polls put him at about 8% among black voters. Other recent Republican presidents have had their ups and downs with black voters, but have all experienced significantly higher high points than Trump. According to Gallup, George W. Bush had an average approval rating of 43% among black voters in 2001 — his first year in office. In his second year, that average rose to 46% approval. Over time, Bush's black approval collapsed. It declined from 32% in June 2003 to 16% in June 2004. His approval among black voters averaged just 11% over his second term in office — comparable to Trump's numbers. Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, saw relatively high approval ratings among black Americans over the first two years of his presidency. According...
    Arizona Cardinals' newly acquired wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, has made a bold statement. Hopkins, who was traded from the Houston Texans to the Cardinals earlier in the offseason, said that he is the best wide receiver in the league, and if he had a legitimate starting quarterback for most of his career -- like other top wide receivers have had -- he believes his numbers would have blown them out of water. “I definitely think I’m the best,” Hopkins said Thursday on ESPN. “I know I’m the best.” CHIEFS, PATRICK MAHOMES NEGOTIATING DEAL 'UNLIKE ANY OTHER', REPORT SAYS Hopkins has earned three straight first-team All-Pro nods, but he’s never led the NFL in receptions or yards, and he said that’s because of the offenses that he’s played in. Hopkins believes his numbers would be better than New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas or Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones if...
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