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April 15, 2021


Namajunas defends anti-communism remarks

UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas says she doesn’t regret saying her opposition to communism is at least part of her motivation for her April 24 fight against champion Zhang Weili at UFC 261. Zhang is UFC’s first and only champion from China. Namajunas’ family is from Lithuania, and she said......

Liberty Steel: Kwarteng defends rejecting request for £170m bailout

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56733981 Speaking to MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) Committee, the business secretary conceded that Liberty formed an important part of the supply chain, but insisted it would be “irresponsible to give money to an opaque group with assets around the world we haven’t got to the......

Pritzker’s chief of staff hopes to fully reopen by summer, defends executive actions during pandemic

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The state of Illinois could fully reopen this summer. At least that’s the hope of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s chief of staff. During a budget hearing Tuesday, Chief of Staff Anne Caprara defended the governor’s dozens of consecutive executive orders......

White House defends hiking taxes on corporations to pay for infrastructure

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Noting that corporate tax collections have fallen to their lowest level since World War II, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday that Republicans’ 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act did not lure new production or investment to the US.......

Biden Assails Republicans Over Voting Rights and Defends Record on Border

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WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Thursday that Republican efforts to limit voting rights were “sick” and “un-American,” vowing to prevent states from taking what he called “despicable” actions that undermine democracy by making it harder for people to cast ballots. Speaking to reporters in the East Room of the......

Tim Scott fires defends saying ‘woke supremacy’ is as bad as white supremacy

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottTop 5 Republican presidential contenders, and 2 on the way out Fundraising spat points to Trump-GOP fissures Editor at conservative journal: Trumpism has become something ‘between a business and a racket’ MORE......

Neville defends Molango choice as PFA boss

Maheta Molango left his job at Real Mallorca in February 2020 Ex-England defender Gary Neville has defended the choice of Maheta Molango as the next chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association. Neville was one of four independent non-executive directors to recommend Molango should succeed Gordon Taylor. The players’ board......

Hong Kong lawmaker defends electoral overhaul, claims legislature lacks ‘rational debate’

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One Hong Kong lawmaker told CNBC he supports China’s plan to overhaul the semi-autonomous region’s electoral system, arguing that there’s been a lack of “rational debate” in the legislature. “Since 2014-2015, the quality of LegCo and the way it’s functioning......

Pirlo defends Ronaldo’s Juve record after UCL exit

Andrea Pirlo defended Cristiano Ronaldo‘s record at Juventus following criticism after the Serie A champions’ elimination from the Champions League against Porto. Ronaldo was at fault for Porto’s decisive strike in their away goals victory as Sergio Oliveira‘s 115th-minute free-kick squeezed through the wall after Ronaldo had turned his back......

‘He’s a hell of a quarterback’: McCaffrey defends Teddy Bridgewater, dismisses mock drafts having Panthers taking QB

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey to get his perspective on the team’s QB situation and how competitive he thinks the Panthers will be in the NFC South.        Source link......

Short-seller Carson Block defends the practice, says trying to expose fraud is ‘pretty American’

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Carson Block defended the practice of short-selling Wednesday, telling CNBC it provides a crucial role in protecting investors by identifying companies that could be misleading investors. “I got into this business 11 years ago by helping to eliminate a number......

Connecticut governor defends easing Covid restrictions, says many at-risk residents vaccinated

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday defended his plans to ease Covid restrictions in the state starting next week, telling CNBC he believes a decline in new infections and the distribution of vaccines support such a move. “We have the vast majority......

Pennsylvania budget secretary defends spending plan, minimum wage hike

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Jen Swails spent three hours defending Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan – a proposal many Republicans criticize as lofty and unrealistic – before the House Appropriations Committee this week. The meeting concluded three weeks of hearings......

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