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  • Biden to Drop Trump’s Military Transgender Ban January 25, 2021
    “President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President […]
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Run for Arkansas Governor January 25, 2021
    Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce her run for governor of Arkansas on Monday, Politico reports.
  • Lawmakers Threatened Ahead of Impeachment Trial January 25, 2021
    “Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears, including ominous chatter about killing […]
  • Members Quitting Mar-a-Lago January 25, 2021
    “Many once-loyal members of Mar-a-Lago are leaving because they no longer want to have any connection to former President Donald Trump,” CNN reports.
  • Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Face Primaries January 24, 2021
    New York Times: “The 10 House Republicans who voted for impeachment are already facing a fleet of primary challengers, censures and other rebukes from their hometown Republican Party organizations, an […]
  • Birx Says There Was No ‘Full Time Team’ on Covid January 24, 2021
    Dr. Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator under former President Donald Trump, revealed that she had no full-time team in the White House working on the response […]
  • Impeachment Trial to Keep National Guard at Capitol January 24, 2021
    “Former President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial poses a security concern that federal law enforcement officials told lawmakers last week requires as many as 5,000 National Guard troops to […]
  • Trump Pressed Justice to Go Directly to Supreme Court January 24, 2021
    “In his last weeks in office, former President Trump considered moving to replace the acting attorney general with another official ready to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he […]
  • Trump Threatens to Start ‘MAGA Party’ January 23, 2021
    “Former president Donald Trump threw himself back into politics this weekend by publicly endorsing a devoted and divisive acolyte in Arizona who has embraced his false election conspiracy theories and […]
  • Democrats Weigh Whether Iowa Should Stay First January 23, 2021
    “While it’s only 2021, a major question facing Democrats this year and next will be what to do about the presidential nominating calendar and whether Iowa, in particular, should retain […]

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  • Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 January 25, 2021
    Today, the U.S. Senate will receive the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection. But the actual trial won't start for another two weeks. Why the delay? Logistics continue to be a challenge in the fight against the coronavirus. Only about half of the vaccines that have been distributed have […]
  • Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 January 24, 2021
    What will happen to Fox News after President Trump leaves office? Fox News is facing Trump's anger for not being sufficiently "loyal," and it's seeing new competition as viewers head to conservative networks like Newsmax and One America News Network. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's It's Been a Minute with Sam […]
  • Biden's Challenges, COVID-19 Imperatives, Wuhan One Year Later January 23, 2021
    President Biden faces major challenges, from the coronavirus to unemployment, all of which threaten to imperil the nation as well as his nascent presidency. When it comes to COVID-19, can the new administration's rhetoric translate into action? It was one year ago when Wuhan, China plunged into a 72-day lockdown to stop the spread of […]
  • Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 January 22, 2021
    President Biden wants 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days. But Pfizer and Moderna have fallen behind in their production. Jobs numbers show another 1.3 million Americans are out of work. So why are economists optimistic? And about half of the country's students are attending class remotely. President Biden wants to change that […]
  • Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 January 21, 2021
    President Biden's top priority is getting the pandemic under control. What do his first executive actions tell us about how he plans to do that? Biden also released a sweeping reform bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. And in 35 states, coronavirus numbers are falling. Researchers believe the U.S. has hit a peak in […]
  • BREAKING NEWS: President Trump Leaves The White House January 20, 2021
    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave the White House. Trump delivers brief remarks at Joint Base Andrews.

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  • Our Radicalized Republic January 25, 2021
    Four years ago, Lilliana Mason learned something she really, really hoped wasn’t true. A political scientist who studies Americans’ attitudes about politics and each other, she had long known that the citizens of this country were growing increasingly resentful and distrustful of the people we saw as our political opponents.But it’s one thing to not […]
  • Don’t Expect To See Any Players Elected To The Baseball Hall Of Fame This Year January 25, 2021
    In baseball, every year is an election year. On Tuesday at 6 p.m. EST, we’ll learn which players will be honored with induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer (hopefully with an in-person ceremony in the Hall’s hometown of Cooperstown, New York). But unfortunately for the 25 stars studding this year’s ballot, it’s […]
  • Nobody — And We Mean Nobody — Was Consistently Great Like Hank Aaron January 22, 2021
    Henry “Hank” Aaron, who died Friday at the age of 86, was a Hall of Famer’s Hall of Famer. He reached international renown in 1974 by breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run mark, which had stood unchallenged for four decades, but that was just the crowning achievement of a career that spanned 23 years and […]
  • The Nuggets Look Mediocre, But Nikola Jokić Is Setting The World On Fire January 22, 2021
    The list of NBA MVPs over the past five years is a mishmash of guys with superhero-level talents. Stephen Curry, the greatest shooter on the planet and someone who’s comfortable gunning from nearby ZIP codes. Russell Westbrook, the terrifyingly athletic stat-stuffer who seems to hurt innocent rims for no apparent reason. James Harden, the efficiency […]
  • Can You Skillfully Ski The Slopes? January 22, 2021
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct […]
  • Some Coaches Shy Away From Risk In The Playoffs. Not Andy Reid. January 22, 2021
    Late in the fourth quarter of the divisional playoff against the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid was faced with a decision: punt the ball and hope that his defense would hold, or attempt to seal the victory by going for it on fourth-and-inches. If Reid’s all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes had not left […]
  • Why Fights Over The COVID-19 Vaccine Are Everywhere On Facebook January 22, 2021
    If you took one look at the Facebook group Vaccines Exposed, it seemed clear what it was all about. It was “a group opposed to deadly vaccinations,” with over 13,000 members on a platform known to harbor anti-vaccination conspiracy theories. Some of its followers’ recent posts included a video falsely claiming the COVID-19 vaccine will […]
  • The Bucs’ Defense Dares Opposing Offenses To Pass. So They Do. January 21, 2021
    The final four playoff quarterbacks may have been born in three different decades, but they do have a few things in common. Their offenses represent four of the top five teams in overall expected points added (EPA) per play and EPA per dropback, according to the nflfastR model, which aligns neatly with the ProFootballFocus claim […]
  • How Trump Used His Pardon Power January 21, 2021
    One of Donald Trump’s last significant actions as president was to issue a raft of pardons and commutations. With less than 12 hours left in the White House, he granted executive clemency to more than 140 people, including his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who was charged in 2020 with defrauding donors as part of […]
  • Can The Kansas City Chiefs Keep Getting This Lucky? January 21, 2021
    Chad Henne was the unlikeliest of NFL playoff heroes last week. The Kansas City Chiefs’ backup quarterback had run for just 19 net yards since 2014. Yet on a critical late-game third-down against the Cleveland Browns, Henne somehow scrambled for 13 of the 14 yards he needed to convert. Then, in the middle of color […]

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