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‘A complete rip-off’: Campaign-finance experts puzzled and stunned by Trump camp’s reported ‘money-bomb’ ploy

Older donors who gave a few hundred dollars to former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign said they were shocked to see thousands drained from their accounts. Refund requests jumped in the final months of the campaign. The ensuing surges in credit-card-fraud claims associated with Trump got on the radar of the US’s biggest banks.

That’s all according to a New York Times investigation published Saturday that detailed a recurring-donation scheme it said was referred to as “the money bomb,” which the Trump campaign used to pad its coffers in the final months of the campaign through the GOP fundraising platform WinRed.

‘AQUAMAN 2’ PETITION AGAINST AMBER HEARD TOPS 1.6 MILLION SIGNATURES

Being a wealthy movie star protects famous folks in many ways but they pay a price in having embarrassing personal business exposed. Johnny Depp and ex Amber Heard could write a book on just how bad that gets at this point–both have likely lost potential work, Depp has left a major production altogether, and now more than 1.5 million people have signed a petition calling for Heard to drop out of Aquaman 2.

‘It’s turned crazy’: Inside the scramble for Trump pardons

President Donald Trump may not be willing to accept his term is ending, but as the clock ticks down on his time in office, hundreds of his allies — including some of his closest business associates and many high-profile criminals — are ramping up their efforts to squeeze out the final ounces of his presidential power.

‘Tirades of profanity’: Axios reporter describes Trump meeting

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan describes a December 18 meeting between President Donald Trump, White House officials and conspiracy theorists that ended in a profanity-laced shouting match. Swan, who has covered Donald Trump’s presidency for years, called it one of the most dark and demented meetings of the administration.

‘Patrick Mahomes,’ the real GOAT, reunited with family in Harvey County

The owner of “Patrick Mahomes,” a stray GOAT, fund Thursday evening has been reunited with its family.

In response to a post on the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page, the goat’s owner wrote: “The suspect has been captured but he’s doing fine so far no injuries but he’s fine I’m working on his pen right now.”

‘Slow-motion insurrection’: How GOP seizes election power

In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans — well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats — stood up to block then-President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn a free and fair vote of the American people.

‘The perfect target’: Russia cultivated Trump as asset for 40 years – ex-KGB spy

Donald Trump was cultivated as a Russian asset over 40 years and proved so willing to parrot anti-western propaganda that there were celebrations in Moscow, a former KGB spy has told the Guardian.

Yuri Shvets, posted to Washington by the Soviet Union in the 1980s, compares the former US president to “the Cambridge five”, the British spy ring that passed secrets to Moscow during the second world war and early cold war.

Now 67, Shvets is a key source for American Kompromat, a new book by journalist Craig Unger, whose previous works include House of Trump, House of Putin. The book also explores the former president’s relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

‘This is how I’m going to die’: Officers describe horrors of Jan. 6 riot

Four police officers who defended the Capitol from a Jan. 6 riot by Donald Trump supporters spoke out Tuesday during the first hearing of the select committee investigating the attack, sharing harrowing details of their physical and mental trauma.

As the riot fades from public memory amid a new wave of Republican revisionism, select panel members aimed to cast the hearing — the first time Congress has heard publicly from law enforcement on the front lines of the response to Jan. 6 — as a vivid reminder of what happened.

1. Myles Gaskin, Washington

Myles Gaskin is an American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football at Washington. Highlights | Draft Scout | Contract
Born: February 15, 1997 (age 24 years), Lynnwood, WA
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 201 lbs

1. Ty Johnson, Maryland

Ty Marquise Johnson is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football at Maryland. Highlights
Born: September 17, 1997 (age 23 years), Cumberland, MD
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 216 lbs

10 Best Golf Courses in Scottsdale

Scottsdale and the Phoenix area offer amazing dining options and amazing places to stay — and some of the best golf in the world. We put together a list of the most highly recommended golf courses in the area, according to GolfNow.com.

10 Best Mattresses For A Good Night’s Sleep

It is recommended that you replace your mattress every 10 years. However new technology is creating superior mattresses that help improve sleeping conditions, which is helping convince people to replace their mattresses even if they aren’t due for an upgrade.

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021

This list marks 20 years since we began compiling an annual selection of the year’s most important technologies. Some, such as mRNA vaccines, are already changing our lives, while others are still a few years off. Below, you’ll find a brief description along with a link to a feature article that probes each technology in detail. We hope you’ll enjoy and explore—taken together, we believe this list represents a glimpse into our collective future.

10 Excellent Oscar–Winning Movies You Can Watch On Netflix

Few nights in Hollywood’s calendar year come close to the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards. An Oscar statuette is a crowning achievement for anyone involved in the production of film, and those that garner one or more of the little gold boys win the right to label themselves an Academy Award–winning “insert title here” for the rest of history, not to mention the career-boosting potential that comes with it.

10 great streaming shows on Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for 2020

The year 2020 was when most of us went from going out with loved ones to exchanging recommendations on what type of TV show or movie to stream next. One way to suit everyone’s taste — kids, adults, and sports fans — is to try the Disney Bundle, a streaming pack that consists of Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu.

10 Smoky Scotches For The Scotch Connoisseur

In 1494, the King of Scotland ordered Friar John Cor to make aqua vitae, the water of life. And the most delicious distilled spirit ever created was born. Here’s today’s best scotches — and they deserve a spot on your shelf.

12 Best Golf Courses in Palm Springs

Planning your next golf trip to the California desert? We put together a list of the best courses to play in the Palm Springs area, according to GolfNow.com.

12 Best Golf Courses To Play in Las Vegas

Las Vegas golf courses have it all, with a range of course designers from Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Pete Dye and Tom Fazio to name but a few – from lush green parkland to stark desert courses this entertainment mecca has a surprisingly wide choice of golf to choose from. We did the research and here are 12 of the best golf courses to play in Las Vegas, according to GolfNow.com.

14 facts you might not know about the real North Pole

You probably grew up believing that the North Pole is a magical place with reindeer, elves and holiday cheer like you saw in the movies. And most importantly, that it’s where Santa Claus lives. Unfortunately, you’re not going to find any of those things at the real North Pole. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about the northernmost part of the Earth.

16 Great Whiskey Cocktails

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 16 cocktail recipes know what we’re talking about.

16 Holiday Movies To Watch When You’re Just So Horny

The holidays won’t be the same this year — that’s a given. But there are a few beloved traditions we can still take part in, like snuggling up in front of the TV to watch our favorite holiday movie… and then immediately retreating to our bedroom to flick it or hook-up because we’re feeling so damn full of holiday cheer.

17 Famous Movie Lines That Were Geniusly Improvised

Improvisation is a sword most actors learn how to wield. However, only the ones who’ve mastered the art can come up with an absolutely killer line on the spot, often making for some of the most memorable movie moments.
Here are 17 iconic movie lines actors came up with on the spot:

2. La’Mical Perine, Florida

La’Mical Perine is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football for the Florida Gators. Highlights
Born: January 30, 1998 (age 23 years)
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 216 lbs

2021 Fantasy Football App Guide: Which FF Platform Is The Best?

Fantasy Football is the most popular fantasy draft sport in the United States. Every season, according to Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association, more than 48 million people play the game. These devotees are largely interested in sports betting, in 2018, according to FSGA, “research found that 79% of fantasy players said there’s at least a good possibility they’d bet on sports if and when a bill is passed to legalize it in their state.”

How popular is Fantasy Football? Of the 60 million who participate in fantasy sports in the U.S. and Canada, 79 percent (or four out of five) play fantasy football. According to ESPN, in 2019, the last year with public data, there were more than 11 million unique registered users on the ESPN Fantasy App (not all were football players, but most were).

2021 Fantasy Football draft rankings: Defenses

Which group do you fall into? Will you be targeting the Rams DST early? Do the Broncos a bit later fit your bill? Or maybe you’re content with wrapping your team up with, say, the Cardinals defense, knowing full well you might drop them ahead of Week 1.

Whatever school of thought you fit into, our analysts will help you prepare with their DST draft rankings for 2021, and don’t forget to join or sign up for a fantasy football league now!

2021 Fantasy Football RB Sleepers: Potential running back breakouts, draft steals

There’s no hotter commodity in a fantasy football draft than a running back sleeper. Everyone wants to round out their picks with two or three steals (often rookies) who will emerge at some point this year and take over. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of breakout candidates considering how common injuries are at this position. When you add in the potential for COVID-related absences again in 2021, you can expect a good chunk of the league to start multiple RBs at various points this season. Any backup can have value if they get 15-plus touches per game, so you need to know more than just the top-75 RB rankings your backs’ immediate handcuffs — you damn near need to know every teams’ entire depth chart.

2021 First-Round NFL Mock Draft: Updated Picks After Pro Days

We’re down to about a fortnight now.

It feels as though it was just yesterday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were whipping the Vince Lombardi Trophy around above the deep waters of the Hillsborough River, but that’s ancient history in terms of the NFL offseason, and free agency is already a memory.

We’re into the final countdown for the 2021 draft. And with basically the entire predraft process complete, we’re able to mock the draft with an increasingly clear picture.

Here’s our latest stab at it.

2021 NFL Fantasy Draft Cheat Sheets

Develop a winning strategy by knowing where people are being ranked and drafted. Download and print these free cheat sheets before your next fantasy draft. Last updated: 4/25/2021

2021 NFL Mock Draft Monday: Three-round mock draft with first-round trades

With the number of prospects that returned to school this year, this draft is even more crucial than previous years. Teams will have to hit on prospects early and find talent in the later rounds, where options will be even slimmer. Let’s dive into the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, with trades in the first round that will affect other rounds as well.

2021 NFL Mock Draft v3.1

Shoutout to the 49ers for setting us up for a wild month of mock drafts!

Here’s my 3rd 2021 NFL Mock Draft… Let me know what you think!

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Denver Broncos trade up for QB Trey Lance, Florida TE Kyle Pitts lands with the Miami Dolphins at No. 6

The trades involving San Francisco, Miami and Philadelphia have reshaped the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. It now seems all but a foregone conclusion that quarterbacks will come off the board with the first three picks in the draft, potentially forcing other QB-needy teams to move up to secure one of the top-five quarterbacks before the run ends. There’s a real chance that this run ends inside the top 10 picks, as it does in my second attempt at a 2021 mock draft.

2021 NFL Mock Draft: QB Justin Fields lands with the Jets at No. 2 overall, Falcons select Florida TE Kyle Pitts at No. 4

Predicting the NFL draft is a fruitless yet satisfying endeavor. The draft never plays out how anyone hopes or dreams, but playing general manager for all 32 NFL teams creates a unique take on the proceedings. We see top prospects fall unexpectedly in almost every draft; we also see players who get picked way too high. It’s a fun exercise to try to predict every pick.

For this mock draft, I’ve tried to fill an immediate and specific need for the team in question, and that’s what the “key change” function is for. Every team in the league was bad in a certain area last season, and here’s how that changes with the new addition in this draft.

2021 NFL Mock Draft: The Steelers take an inside linebacker with their top pick

The 2021 NFL draft is now only 17 days away. With free agency winding down and all eyes on the upcoming NFL draft, the Steelers will have a lot of different draft scenarios which could shake out before making their first draft selection. Because the NFL combine will not be held, pro days are the best option to get player information. With the majority of these pro days concluded, it’s still difficult to gauge which players will move up draft boards while others fall.

2021 NFL offseason: All 32 teams’ WR situations ahead of free agency, draft

Before roster building begins in earnest this offseason with free agency and the draft, Cynthia Frelund breaks down where every NFL team stands at wide receiver below. Note that wide receivers only — NOT all pass-catchers — were considered; each team’s top three receiver (by reception) is listed, and players who are not under contracted for 2021 are denoted as unrestricted free agents (UFA), restricted free agents (RFA) or exclusive rights free agents (ERFA).

2021 NFL Rumors: Could Deshaun Watson be traded to the Carolina Panthers?

Seemingly on a daily basis, fresh NFL news and rumors regarding Deshaun Watson and a potential trade emerge. Following the latest reports that Deshaun Watson would be open to a trade to the Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets, Pro Football Network’s Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline discussed on the recent Draft Insiders live show the latest news he is hearing regarding the possible destination for Watson.

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A Rusty Giuliani Returns to the Courtroom on Trump’s Behalf

The former federal prosecutor and New York City mayor, who has taken over Trump’s efforts to cast doubt on the election results, entered a courthouse Tuesday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with a few dozen Trump supporters cheering him from across the street.

Over the next several hours, he fiddled with his Twitter account, forgot which judge he was talking to and threw around unsupported accusations about a nationwide conspiracy by Democrats to steal the election.

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Higbee, T. – LAR (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: One might argue Tyler Higbee is in better position to contribute statistically this year than last, but Fantasy managers will still be scared to draft him. Los Angeles upgraded its pass game with the addition of Matthew Stafford, and teammate Gerald Everett left for Seattle. So Higbee is in prime position to play every down and catch better throws than in the past. Should that make you draft him? Eh, not really. Higbee’s targets never stabilized after his late 2019 breakout, leaving him as a touchdown-or-bust tight end, the likes of which you can find on waivers during the season. If you like Higbee’s early-season schedule, take him with a late-round pick as a tight end to begin the season in your lineup. Otherwise, bank on him being available on waivers if he pops with Stafford in-season. (CBSSports.com)

Lawrence, T. – Jax (QB)

Lawrence’s combination of floor and ceiling make him an incredibly intriguing prospect (5/11) Advice: You shouldn’t expect the Jaguars to all of a sudden become a very good offense in 2021, and Lawrence himself may not be more than a fringe Fantasy option as a rookie — there have been just five rookie QB to finish in the top 16 at the position overall in the last six seasons. But, he certainly raises the ceiling of this offense, and depending on which WR emerge as the top options, it’s not inconceivable that we could have multiple starting caliber options on this team. And, who knows, maybe Lawrence goes all Justin Herbert on us and dominates — he’s a much better prospect than Herbert was coming out, after all. (CBSSports.com)
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14 facts you might not know about the real North Pole

You probably grew up believing that the North Pole is a magical place with reindeer, elves and holiday cheer like you saw in the movies. And most importantly, that it’s where Santa Claus lives. Unfortunately, you’re not going to find any of those things at the real North Pole. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about the northernmost part of the Earth.

The Best Restaurants In Ventura, 2021

Ventura is perfectly located on the beautiful coast of Southern California. Book your stay with a beautiful view of the California sunset and enjoy some of the best culinary treats in Southern California. Here are some of our favorites.

Security officials testify Capitol rioters ‘came prepared for war’

Testifying to a Senate committee, the officials said that the rioters “came prepared for war” with weapons, radios and climbing gear.
Ex-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said he prepared for a protest, not “a military-style coordinated assault”.
Four people died after pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol.

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GOP Politicians & Pundits Lie About Colorado’s Voting Laws In Attempt To Embarrass MLB

Last week, the MLB announced it would be pulling its All-Star Game out of Georgia in response to the state’s restrictive new voting law, and moving it to far more voter-friendly Colorado.

The bill was passed by Georgia’s Republican-dominated legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) at the end of last month. Now, the GOP machine is scrambling to defend the action the prompted the move — and its mouthpieces have chosen to lie, loudly and repeatedly, about Colorado’s voting system.

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How Trumpists Prey on Loneliness, and Loneliness Preys on Trumpists

The story of our era may be one about loneliness, isolation, and a lack of community. Scientists tell us that social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking or not getting adequate sleep. COVID-19 took an already bad situation and made it worse. Meanwhile, (anti)social media does nothing to solve the problem, and likely exacerbates it.

Som Tam

Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam) is a light, fresh, colorful salad that embodies the flavors of Northeastern Thailand. All of the ingredients are pounded together in a mortar and pestle which helps to develop the sour, savory, and spicy flavors. Once you taste this flavorful dish, it’s easy to see why it’s so well loved!

Fantasy Football Week 11 Drop Candidates: Five cuts to make for waiver wire upside

As we move closer to the fantasy playoffs, the choice to drop or hang onto a player becomes increasingly more difficult. However, getting rid of underperforming guys is essential to achieving maximum roster points each and every week, and now is not the time to keep someone for nostalgia purposes or the thought that their breakout is coming after 10 weeks of mediocrity.

RB Javonte Williams – 2021 NFL Combine/Draft Scout

2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB – Javonte Williams, North Carolina, 145,…Williams was the other half of UNC’s dynamic backfield duo alongside Carter. Williams set a program record with 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,140 yards in his junior season. He ranks second in the nation in total TDs and his 103.6 rushing yards per game is third in the conference. – North Carolina Football

10 Excellent Oscar–Winning Movies You Can Watch On Netflix

Few nights in Hollywood’s calendar year come close to the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards. An Oscar statuette is a crowning achievement for anyone involved in the production of film, and those that garner one or more of the little gold boys win the right to label themselves an Academy Award–winning “insert title here” for the rest of history, not to mention the career-boosting potential that comes with it.

Woods, R. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Robert Woods’ past three seasons provide enough evidence that he’ll have a shot at very good stats now that Matthew Stafford will plug into the Rams offense. Routinely settling in as a middle-of-the pack No. 2 receiver in PPR, Woods has averaged at least 8.1 targets per game since 2018 and been the Rams’ leader or near-leader in air yards each year. Getting Stafford is a definite upgrade — Jared Goff became a liability thanks in part to an average completion depth in 2020 of just 4.9 yards. Stafford, meanwhile, has helped push at least one teammate into the top 12 in air yards in each of the past three years. He’s a far more aggressive downfield thrower, something the Rams figure to lean on. That’s good news for Woods. At worst, pencil him in as a No. 2 receiver who should average close to 15 PPR points per game (just as he’s done for the past three seasons), but keep in mind that the quarterback change could kick his stats up a notch. Round 4 isn’t too early to take Woods in PPR, whereas he shouldn’t get touched until early Round 5 in non-PPR. (CBSSports.com)
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FORMER REP. KATIE HILL SUES EX FOR REVENGE PORN … Says It Forced Her to Resign

Former U.S. Congresswoman Katie Hill is taking her ex-husband to court, claiming he’s behind the leak of private photos and messages … which, she says, ultimately sunk her political career.

The ex-Rep. from California filed suit Tuesday against Kenny Heslep — who she recently divorced — for what she says was a years-long campaign of making her life miserable … up to and including the moment she stepped down from her post last year amid scandal.

QAnon moves from pro-Trump rallies to local schools

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that QAnon, the once-fringe conspiracy theory with a cult following that buoyed former President Donald Trump’s campaign brand over the past few years — much like the former president himself — has refused to go away.

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