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2021 Divisional Round Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Running Backs

Sports Illustrated
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McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell has concluded that President Trump committed impeachable offenses and believes that Democrats’ move to impeach him will make it easier to purge Mr. Trump from the party, according to people familiar with Mr. McConnell’s thinking. The private assessment of Mr. McConnell, the most powerful Republican......

Trump’s business prospects just got dimmer as Wall Street backs away from tarnished brand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More than two decades ago, Donald Trump the New York developer found refuge at Deutsche Bank after a syndicate of lenders, including predecessor firms to JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, cut ties with him. Now, after followers of President Trump laid......

Ex-Texans great backs Watson, slams Easterby

ESPN
HOUSTON — Former Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson tweeted his thoughts on the current situation surrounding quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s displeasure with the team, saying, “If I’m [Watson], I will stand my ground.” “The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers,” the former All-Pro receiver added. “Since Jack Easterby......

A top Democrat backs $600 unemployment boost. Studies show increase didn’t discourage people from working

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images News | Getty Images “My starting point here is going to be my legislation that would reinstate the full $600 weekly and tie additional weeks of benefits and the program for......

UK backs team amid local backlash over kneeling

ESPN
Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and athletic director Mitch Barnhart on Monday supported the men’s basketball team, which has faced backlash after players and coaches, including John Calipari, knelt prior to Saturday’s win over Florida at Rupp Arena to protest social injustice days after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington,......

For once, Cuomo backs down and skips Buffalo Bills game

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Sometimes, even Gov. Cuomo knows when to back down: He wisely changed his mind about attending the Buffalo Bills’ playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday after massive fury from fans. The gov initially intended to join in the fun of finally attending a game following......

New York governor backs online sports betting after pandemic battered economy

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, facing an......

Georgia Senate candidate Ossoff backs Trump’s call for $2K checks

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff came out in support of President TrumpDonald TrumpMcConnell: Senate to return Dec. 29 for potential Trump veto override vote Congress passes .3T coronavirus relief, government funding deal No. 2 GOP senator:......

Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers: Running Backs

Sports Illustrated
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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 15: Running Backs – Fades, Sleepers, Matchups, DFS Bargains

Sports Illustrated
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Selena’s Brother Backs Christian Serratos’ Portrayal Despite Criticism

TMZ
Exclusive Selena‘s brother says the actress playing her on the Netflix series does an incredible job capturing her essence … even though critics are giving her a hard time. A.B. Quintanilla‘s giving his stamp of approval to Christian Serratos for her portrayal of The Queen of Tejano music in the......

Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy backs Texas’ long-shot Supreme Court bid to overturn Biden wins

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference with other House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 10, 2020. Erin Scott | Reuters House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Friday joined 125 other......

White House Coronavirus Task Force backs restoration of inbound travel from Brazil, UK and Europe, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP The White House Coronavirus Task Force has recommended to President Donald Trump that the United States begin allowing......

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