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Balanced scoring effort leads Raptors past Hornets

Reuters
Norman Powell made six 3-pointers en route to a team-high 24 points, and the Toronto Raptors scored their second win over the Charlotte Hornets in as many games, 116-113, Saturday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Powell was one of four Raptors to knock down three or more 3-pointers along......

Democrats condemn effort to recall Governor Gavin Newson in

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here California’s Democratic Party condemned efforts to recall Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. The party referred to the petition to remove the governor as the “California coup” and compared the motivations behind the recall to those of rioters who attacked......

Here Are the Five GOP Congressmen From Ohio Who Objected to Electoral Count in Effort to Overturn Democratic Presidential Vote Result

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click to enlarge Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours after a right-wing mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a violent show of support for overturning the presidential election results. Those objecting were U.S. Reps. Jim......

GOP effort to erase election endangers democracy: Sen. Michael Bennet

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Last weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, led 10 other senators to announce they would follow Sen. Josh Hawley and vote to overturn Joe Biden’s election as president.  Obviously feeling heat from his boss, Vice President Mike Pence fell in line......

Judge rejects effort to block Congress from counting electoral votes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Harper Neidig A federal judge on Monday rejected a legal effort from groups of Trump voters to block Congress from officially counting the Electoral College votes, dealing another defeat for the dubious last-ditch legal maneuvers aimed at overturning President-elect......

More GOP lawmakers join Trump effort to undo Biden win

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington – A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe......

A Canadian ‘Buy Local’ Effort Fights Amazon on Its Own Turf

New York Times
“While I’m thrilled the movement is there, it’s competing against a pretty significant crosswind, and that is the business restrictions pushing newer customers into big-box and Amazon,” Mr. Kelly said. “I think coming out of this, the ‘buy local’ initiatives will have stemmed some of the losses, but it will......

Fields’s Courageous Effort at Heart of Ohio State Statement

Sports Illustrated
NEW ORLEANS, La. — His ribs ached. Or at least it looked like they ached. They should ache. Did you see the hit? The hit. Clemson linebacker James Skalski barreled his helmet into Justin Fields’s right side like a submarine torpedo into the broadside of a navy vessel. He sat......

Sasse Slams G.O.P. Effort to Challenge Election Results as a ‘Dangerous Ploy’

New York Times
Still there is a substantial rift in the party. While a steady stream of House Republicans have announced their willingness to object to the electoral votes of critical states, Mr. Hawley is the first senator to do so. He hinted on Wednesday that other senators could soon join his effort,......

Pence declined to back Gohmert-led effort to upend election, lawyers indicate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But in a motion to expedite proceedings, Gohmert and the electors revealed that their lawyers had reached out to Pence’s counsel in the Office of the Vice President to attempt to reach agreement before going to court. “In the teleconference,......

Biden slams Trump’s vaccine effort, reiterates plan to administer 100 million doses in 100 days

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s effort to distribute and administer Covid vaccine shots, saying that the administration has failed to meet its own goals. “The Trump administration’s plan to distribute vaccines is falling behind, far behind,”......

Pritzker releases $142M in funding for tech education effort

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. J.B. Pritzker released $142 million in funding, approved by the Illinois legislature, for technology training centers on public university campuses that will promote tech innovation and job creation across the state. The bipartisan public-private effort aims to create......

McConnell blocks effort to quickly increase direct stimulus payments

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, attempted to pass the change to the omnibus spending bill through a unanimous consent request on the Senate floor, but any senator can halt passage of legislation that way.......

Congressman, other Republicans sue Vice President Pence in last-ditch effort to overturn Biden win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, outside the Capitol, December 3, 2020. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Rep. Louie Gohmert became the latest Republican to file a long-shot lawsuit effectively attempting to reverse President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory —......

Watt rants on Texans’ effort: If you don’t care, go

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HOUSTON — Defensive end J.J. Watt has expressed frustration about the Houston Texans‘ play amid this losing season on several occasions, but his frustration appeared to boil over after Sunday’s 37-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. After acknowledging that the defense had played “horrendously” on Sunday and that this was......

Republicans block Democratic effort to increase direct checks to $2,000

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here House Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill by Democrats to provide direct checks of $2,000 to individuals on Thursday, after President Trump called on Congress to amend a newly passed coronavirus relief bill to increase direct payments to $2,000,......

Inside the $250 million effort to convince Americans the coronavirus vaccines are safe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The federal official in charge of a $250 million marketing blitz to build trust in the coronavirus vaccines‘ safety says the campaign will forego trying to convince so-called “anti-vaxxers.” Instead, it will focus on swaying those who are simply......

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