D'Angelo Russell (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a deep 3 vs the Brooklyn Nets, 04/13/2021
D'Angelo Russell (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a deep 3 vs the Brooklyn Nets, 04/13/2021
WASHINGTON — Rep. Elise Stefanik stated her case Thursday for replacing Rep. Liz Cheney as the No. 3 House Republican leader, implicitly lambasting Cheney's battles with former President Donald Trump by saying, “We are one team and that means working with the president." The remarks by Stefanik, R-N.Y., a one-time moderate who's evolved into an ardent Trump champion, came as Cheney seems likely to be tossed from her leadership post next week. Cheney, R-Wyo., has repeatedly rejected Trump's false insistence that he lost the 2020 election because of widespread fraud, and has blamed him for inflaming followers who assaulted the Capitol on Jan. 6. Speaking on Steve Bannon's “War Room" podcast, Stefanik said she is committed to “sending a clear message that we are one team and that means working with the president and working with all of our excellent Republican members of Congress.” Stefanik repeatedly used “president” in referring to Trump. Facing opposition from Trump and the House's two top Republicans — Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise — Cheney has remained defiant. In an opinion essay in The Washington Post, Cheney implored her GOP colleagues on Wednesday to pry themselves from a Trump “cult of personality" and declared that the party and even American democracy were at stake. “History is watching,” she said. Trump issued a statement giving his “COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement” to Stefanik, 36, who’s played an increasingly visible role within the GOP. Stefanik responded quickly, highlighting his backing to colleagues who will decide her political future. “Thank you President Trump for your 100% support for House GOP Conference Chair. We are unified and focused on FIRING PELOSI & WINNING in 2022!” she tweeted. The careers of Cheney and Stefanik are seemingly racing in opposite directions, as if to contrast the fates awaiting Trump critics and backers in today's GOP. The turmoil also raised questions about whether the price for political survival in the party entails standing by a former president who keeps up his false narrative about a fraudulent 2020 election and whose supporters stormed the Capitol just four months ago in an attempt to disrupt the formal certification of Joe Biden's victory. In her essay, Cheney denounced the “dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality,” and warned her fellow Republicans against embracing or ignoring his statements “for fundraising and political purposes.” She said McCarthy has “changed his story” after initially saying Trump “bears responsibility” for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. McCarthy, who is tacitly backing the drive to oust her, has said Trump issued a video to try halting the violence. Dozens of state and local officials and judges from both parties have found no evidence to support Trump's assertions that he was cheated out of an election victory. Cheney, in the Post, agreed with Democrats that a bipartisan investigation should focus solely on the riot and not on disturbances at some of last summer’s racial justice protests. In an apparent reference to her own situation, she said she would defend “basic principles” of democracy, “no matter what the short-term political consequences might be.” Biden weighed in at the White House on Wednesday. “I think Republicans are further away from trying to figure out who they are and what they stand for than I thought they would be at this point,” he told reporters. Cheney, a daughter of Dick Cheney, who was George W. Bush’s vice-president and before that a Wyoming congressman, seemed to have almost unlimited potential until this year. Her career began listing after she was among just 10 House Republicans to back Trump’s impeachment for inciting supporters to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6, when five died. Stefanik, who represents a mammoth upstate New York district, began her House career in 2015 as a moderate Republican. She opposed Trump's ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, and joined Democrats in voting against Trump's effort to unilaterally redirect money to building a wall along the Southwest border. She also led an effort to recruit female candidates for her party. Stefanik's rural district, which Barack Obama carried in his successful 2008 and 2012 presidential runs, was subsequently won twice by Trump. She morphed into a stalwart Trump defender and was given a high-profile role during the 2019 House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings. That was widely seen as a strategic move by the GOP to soften its image by giving a woman a prominent role. Stefanik's status and visibility within the GOP have soared since then. Cheney is the highest-ranking GOP woman in Congress. There are just 31 Republican women in the House, about one-third of Democrats’ total but up from the 13 who served in the last Congress. There were no other visible contenders for Cheney's post, with a secret ballot by House Republicans on her fate possible next week. A vote on a replacement, seemingly Stefanik, could come that day as well. Cheney was making little noticeable effort to cement support by calling colleagues or enlisting others to lobby on her behalf, said two House GOP aides who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the situation. A third person familiar with Cheney's effort also said she was not lining up votes. Cheney’s opposition to Trump put her out of step with most House Republicans, 138 of whom voted against certifying the Electoral College vote for Biden’s victory. Republicans say a McCarthy speech backing Cheney at a closed-door House GOP meeting in February was largely credited with her surviving an earlier push by conservatives oust her, in a 145-61 secret ballot. A top House GOP aide has said McCarthy won’t do that this time. ___ Associated Press writers Steve Peoples in New York, Bruce Schreiner in Frankfort, Kentucky, and Lisa Mascaro, Jill Colvin, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking in Washington contributed to this report. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRI) today announced that its senior management will participate in the Goldman Sachs Industrials & Materials Conference on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Larry Silber, president and chief executive officer and Mark Irion, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will participate in a "fireside chat" that will be webcast live at 9:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time. The presentation will be archived on the Company’s website for 30 days.
South Carolina plans to stop some of its federally-funded unemployment benefits to address "ongoing workforce shortages."
What happened Shares of Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH) declined by 7.7% on Thursday, on a day when the S&P 500 index ended higher by 0.8%. That came in the wake of the company's first-quarter earnings release.
Taijuan Walker allowed one hit in seven innings, the Mets scored three runs on bases-loaded walks and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Thursday. Walker (2-1) struck out eight and walked none as the Mets salvaged a split after dropping the first two of the four-game series in St. Louis. Walker set the tone by striking out the side in the first inning.
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According to the Melfort Trade Alliance Chamber of Commerce, multiple businesses through the city have stepped forward about anti-mask incidents in their stores. Some of these incidents involved verbal abuse and the patron refusing to leave the store the first time they’re asked. Cam Lee, the chamber’s executive director, called the incidents “disappointing.” “I just want it out there that local businesses are doing the best that they can in these times that aren’t exactly a lot of fun for them either,” Lee said. “If people could just respect that and kind of play by the rules we can all get along and hopefully get over this COVID-19 pandemic as fast as we can.” He said the chamber doesn’t know at the present time whether these are organized or isolated incidents. Under provincial pandemic regulations, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces in Saskatchewan, including businesses. Masks are also recommended for outdoor areas if two-metre physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable. Lee said that if somebody has a problem with the mandates, “it’s a whole different discussion for a different day.” “Whatever you may think of the province’s mandate, don’t take it out on people who have nothing to do with it. They’re just trying to get on with their lives and help you as a customer,” he said. “This mask mandate was put forward by the Government of Saskatchewan to help keep both the businesses, the employees in the business, and the patrons all safe. So they’re only doing what they’re asked to do from the province, and through that I don’t think they deserve any abuse or ill-will toward them.” Health officials strongly recommend wearing a non-medical mask in the community, even if somebody has no symptoms as the virus can be transmitted by infectious individuals in the two days before symptoms develop. Jessica R. Durling, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Humboldt Journal
Last week’s 6-2 victory at Old Trafford meant United already had one foot in the Gdansk finale.
Forward Aundre Hyatt is transferring to Rutgers from LSU. Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the move Thursday, saying the New York City native will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. The Scarlet Knights posted a 16-12 record this past season and made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has created iconic characters on “Seinfeld” and “Veep,” and with her overall deal with Apple, she’s poised for her next chapter. And her future may or may not include more appearances as the Marvel villain Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine on Disney Plus’ “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” — something she can […]
Mizuho Securities' Vamil Divan expresses concern about the company's post-coronavirus future.
U.S.-based rare earths miner MP Materials Corp posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to rising production and prices for the metals used to make electronics. The company, which relies on China to process rare earth oxides from its California mining complex, reported a first-quarter net income of $16.1 million, or 9 cents per share, compared with $1.9 million, or 3 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter, when it was a private company. MP shares rose 4.1% to $30.45 in after-hours trading.
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Recipe Unlimited Corporation reported financial results today for the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2021.
The younger brother of former President George H. W. Bush died one day before his 90th birthday
Rebecca Felton, a senior market strategist at RiverFront, joined Yahoo Finance to analyze market trends.
The gauge uses radioactive materials to test conditions of materials during construction.
“It’s been a long haul, a long fight,” one advocate said.
There haven’t been many two-day breaks between games this season.