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Source: Committee Recommends 12-Team College Football Playoff

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcxNzEwOTUzOTc5NjUxMTUx/college-football-playoff-trophy.jpg Michael Shapiro The College Football Playoff committee is recommending expansion to a 12-team field, according to Sports Illustrated‘s Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde.  The potential expanded field would feature the six highest-ranked conference champions as well as six at-large bids, per Dellenger and Forde. The four highest-ranked conference champions......

House committee approves $547 billion surface transportation package

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The bill is one piece of President Joe Biden’s larger infrastructure package and marks the beginning of Democrats’ efforts to go it alone on infrastructure, while a bipartisan agreement tries to be reached in the Senate over the larger......

House committee interviews former Trump counsel after two-year legal battle

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The House Judiciary Committee questioned former White House counsel Don McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into former President Donald Trump. The long-awaited interview is the......

Michigan committee advances bills expanding voting ID requirements

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — A Michigan committee gave its first approvals Wednesday to proposals in the controversial 39-bill Republican overhaul of the state’s election laws, setting up potential votes in the full Senate in the coming days. The Senate Elections Committee......

Top Republican on House Foreign Affairs Committee calls Covid-19 origin ‘worst cover-up in human history’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “You know, I do think it’s more likely than not it emerged out of the lab. Most likely accidentally,” McCaul told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” without providing evidence to support his claim. “This is the......

Dems push for House select committee after Senate Republicans derail bipartisan probe into January 6 attack

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made clear repeatedly that moving to create a select committee has always remained a fallback option — something that would require the support of a majority of the Democratic-led House to create. And a number......

Deposition of Trump Org CFO looms in DC lawsuit accusing Trump 2017 inauguration committee of abusing funds

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The CFO, Allen Weisselberg, is already at the center of two investigations in New York: the state attorney general’s office has opened a criminal tax investigation into Weisselberg, people familiar with the investigation said, while prosecutors at the Manhattan......

Watch Live: Tulsa race massacre survivors testify before House committee

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The last known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are slated to testify before a House subcommittee today to discuss the lasting effects of the event 100 years later. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution,......

Committee chair criticises lack of direction for levelling-up

BBC
“That was probably one of the poorest ministerial sessions I’ve chaired,” Darren Jones told ministers. The Labour MP, and chair of the Common’s Business committee, said Paul Scully and his colleague Luke Hall had not given any clarity on financing, understanding, policy or direction for the levelling-up agenda. He said......

Pelosi suggests ethics committee should investigate Marjorie Taylor Greene for

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday the House Ethics Committee should look into Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for her alleged “verbal assault” of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The Washington Post first reported the conservative lawmaker from Georgia confronted Ocasio-Cortez and......

Lina Khan, a tech critic, is approved by a Senate committee for the F.T.C.

New York Times
Here’s what you need to know: Drivers line up at a QuickTrip filling station in Atlanta on Tuesday.Credit…Megan Varner/Getty Images Panic over the shutdown of a vital fuel pipeline in the United States has driven Americans to search for gas for their vehicles, causing several thousand gas stations across the......

Watch Live: Senate committee holds markup on voting and elections bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The Senate Rules Committee is considering amendments on Tuesday to S.1, the For the People Act, a massive voting and elections bill that Democrats claim is necessary to counter new voting restrictions being considered by multiple states.......

Pet Professional Guild Expands Steering Committee with New Appointment

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 LECANTO, Fla. – May 3, 2021 – — The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) has appointed Warwick, New York-based veterinarian Pam Shultz DVM CVA to its Steering Committee with immediate effect. The appointment marks PPG’s continued commitment to promoting humane, science-based, force-free and positive reinforcement-based training methods and skill application in......

Sen. Warner says Senate Intel Committee will get information it needs from FBI for Russian investigation

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Warner says Senate Intel Committee will get information it needs from FBI for Russian investigation – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The top democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says, “We’re going to get the information we need......

CFP Committee Considering Expanding Playoff Field

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc1Nzc1MDY2NzgzNDkxMTI3/expanded-cfp-field-rejected.jpg Michael Shapiro Ken Ruinard/The Greenville News The College Football Playoff management committee is considering a potential expansion of its field, according to ESPN’s Heather Dinich. The CFP management committee is considering “dozens of possibilities for future expansion,” according to ESPN. A new playoff field could reportedly have anywhere from six......

Texas committee hears testimony on special education micro-grant bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A Texas Senate committee heard testimony this week on legislation that would extend a micro-grant program for special education students in public schools. Senate Bill 1716 would continue an existing program that provides enrolled special education students with $1,500......

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