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It’s Not About Trump, the My Pillow Guy, or the Insurrectionists. It’s About the Money.

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, indefatigable dark-money gumshoe, has made another major bust, this time in the area of The Big Lie and the lushly financed ratfcking infrastructure of the American right. She begins with the extended farce that is dragging on in Arizona, largely because it has been designed to drag on in Arizona, and elsewhere. She points to Patrick Byrne, the founder of Overstock.com, as one of the major sugar daddies behind this particular exercise in weaponized futility. But Mayer also emphasizes the fact that the entire conservative dark-money machine has been turned away from some of its traditional purposes and put behind a national effort not only to suppress the franchise, but also to delegitimize the electoral process itself. One engine supplies the power to the other.

Even Vladimir Putin & Mitch McConnell Know Trump Lost

Kylie Jenner & Kanye West topped the Forbes list of highest paid celebrities in 2020, day 42 of #Squattergate is upon us despite the Electoral College making it official for Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell and Vladimir Putin both sent their congratulations to the new President-Elect as Trump and his staff continue to claim election fraud, Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a nomination for Secretary of Transportation by Joe Biden, Ivanka Trump considers a run for US Senate in Florida, an exciting solution for your cancelled office holiday party, and the Chanucorn returns to prove that he is real once and for all!

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https://www.businessinsider.com/mitch-mcconnell-retracts-demand-that-corporations-stay-out-of-politics-2021-4

Mitch McConnell retracts his demand that corporations ‘stay out of politics’ amid outrage over Georgia’s voting law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday retracted his demand that corporations “stay out of politics,” with the exception of political donations, as major companies protest Georgia’s recently-passed voting rights restrictions.

“I didn’t say that very artfully yesterday,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters of his comments earlier this week. “They’re certainly entitled to be involved in politics.”

The Best Bottles of Vodka for Every Type of Drinker

Vodka is the most popular spirit in the world. But like everything uber-popular, it has a mixed reputation. While some of us associate vodka with the classy martinis sipped by James Bond, others remember vodka as the go-to for shots at their college frat.

Michelle Phan is worth a lot more money than you think

Michelle Phan is one of the original YouTube stars. Back in 2006, she started posting YouTube videos, primarily makeup tutorials, while she was working as a waitress. Using her artistic eye, she shared all kinds of how-tos on her account and quickly saw the number of views and subscribers skyrocket. Her content has always been varied and caters to a large number of people, like showing someone with glasses how to accentuate their eyes or how to get ready for a date night if you want a minimal look.

Experience Nutridge

What an amazing surprise. I can easily say the most extraordinary experience during our trip to Oahu. The Experience Nutridge staff and Mr. David truly made us feel welcome with the true Aloha spirit like real Ohana. If you are coming to Oahu please don’t leave without visiting even my 14 year old learned and enjoyed more than what she was anticipating. Highly recommended for the whole family!

Beer School: How to taste beer like a beer judge

Sometimes a beer should be served cold and slung back, other times we should think about what we’re drinking. Jonny meets Ray Daniels, founder of the beer-serving accreditor Cicerone, to find out how to taste beer properly.

Brady, T. – TB (QB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: A combination of age and the newfound love in the Fantasy community for QBs with rushing upside has kept Tom Brady’s offseason ADP down in early offseason drafts, but the lack of love is perplexing. Brady returns all of his key weapons and his rapport with stars like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin should improve in Year 2. More importantly, he should take a step forward in Year 2 of Bruce Arians’ system — the same system he caught fire in over his final 11 games in 2020. Brady finished with a 30:8 TD to INT ratio over his final 11 (including the playoffs), showing signs of locking in to a Fantasy-frinedly offensive system that is based on the vertical passing game. He’s an excellent target in Rounds 7-11 of one-QB leagues for those who want to wait. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 9.03
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Ginsburg Didn’t Tweet About Hillary Clinton

An image of a bogus tweet supposedly from the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about Hillary Clinton began circulating after Ginsburg’s death. Ginsburg does not have a personal Twitter account, and did not author the tweet claiming knowledge of “information that will lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.”

How to Keep Extremists Out of Power

American democracy faces alarming risks from extremist forces that have rapidly gained ground in our politics. The most urgent focus of political reform must be to marginalize, to the extent possible, these destabilizing forces.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/politics/trump-post-presidency-allowance/index.html

Trump spends post-presidency allowance on high priced aides as he builds out political machine

Former President Donald Trump has spent his first five months away from Washington surrounded by a generously paid group of staffers, at least one of whom received a $32,000 raise over their White House salary, according to Freedom of Information Act records obtained by CNN.

As of May 12, the compensation for aides kept on by Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, who received about 20% of the $2.6 million sum available to both men in accordance with the Presidential Transaction Act, totaled $1.26 million. The lump sum for transition activities, which is managed by the General Services Administration during a former president’s first six months out of office, is typically applied toward rent for a suitable office space, staff salaries and benefits, and printing and postage expenses.

5 major investigations into Donald Trump and his businesses, explained

The announcement by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday night that her office’s probe into The Trump Organization has evolved from a purely civil one to add a criminal investigation is a good reminder of the various legal entanglements facing former President Donald Trump as he works to keep control of the Republican Party and mulls a 2024 presidential re-run.

Although James’ office didn’t elaborate on what specifically led her office to make the investigation criminal, CNN legal analyst Elliot Williams offered this take on the move — and what it has to do with the ongoing investigation into the Trump organization by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance — in an interview on “New Day” Wednesday:

The Best Restaurants In Puerto Rico, 2021

Thanks to its inventive and visionary chefs, myriad cultural influences, and an incredible natural bounty, the food in Puerto Rico is as exciting and diverse as the island itself. In fact, there’s so much good food here that anyone who settles for mediocre resort fare instead of sampling the island’s incredible culinary offerings should not be allowed on to an airplane to leave until they do. Whether you’re after homestyle comida criolla, fresh-off-the-boat seafood, something elegant paired with a beautiful French wine or boundary-pushing gastronomy, there’s a restaurant in Puerto Rico to suit your taste, mood, or price point. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Trevor Lawrence Highlights

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
Junior 6’6 220 lbs

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has been called the best draft prospect since Andrew Luck. The hype increased after he beat Alabama in the National Championship as a True Freshman. Lawrence has had almost a perfect college career. He’s only lost two games, but those losses both came in the playoff. One was in the National Championship last year to Joe Burrow. Lawrence might be the best NFL prospect to not win a Heisman, but he’s most likely going to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft regardless.

An Ex-KGB Agent Says Trump Was a Russian Asset Since 1987. Does it Matter?

During the Soviet era, Russian intelligence cast a wide net to gain leverage over influential figures abroad. (The practice continues to this day.) The Russians would lure or entrap not only prominent politicians and cultural leaders, but also people whom they saw as having the potential for gaining prominence in the future. In 1986, Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin met Trump in New York, flattered him with praise for his building exploits, and invited him to discuss a building in Moscow. Trump visited Moscow in July 1987. He stayed at the National Hotel, in the Lenin Suite, which certainly would have been bugged. There is not much else in the public record to describe his visit, except Trump’s own recollection in The Art of the Deal that Soviet officials were eager for him to build a hotel there. (It never happened.)

Trump returned from Moscow fired up with political ambition. He began the first of a long series of presidential flirtations, which included a flashy trip to New Hampshire. Two months after his Moscow visit, Trump spent almost $100,000 on a series of full-page newspaper ads that published a political manifesto. “An open letter from Donald J. Trump on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves,” as Trump labeled it, launched angry populist charges against the allies that benefited from the umbrella of American military protection. “Why are these nations not paying the United States for the human lives and billions of dollars we are losing to protect their interests?”

QAnon’s corrosive impact on the U.S.

Tens of millions of Americans believe QAnon’s core — and false — theory that an evil cabal of Satan-worshipping elites commits atrocities against children and controls much of the world. Where does this movement stand and who has it impacted? Lesley Stahl reports.

Dillon, A.J. – GB (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Dillon should replace Jamaal Williams in the secondary role in the Green Bay running game, which makes Dillon worth a speculative pick as early as Round 8. Williams averaged 138 carries and 30 catches per season in Green Bay, but with Dillon’s skillset, we’d expect a more run-heavy role. That makes him a better bet in non-PPR, but the truth is Dillon won’t likely be more than a flex unless Jones gets hurt. In Dynasty, Dillon is more exciting because of his youth and his rare size/speed combination. He’s best valued as a high-upside No. 3 back in that format, more valuable to a rebuilder than a contender. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.10 — 9.11
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Test Page – Waiver Wire

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/politics/greenberg-gaetz/index.html

Matt Gaetz associate likely to strike plea deal, attorneys say

Joel Greenberg, a central figure in the ongoing investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, is likely to strike a plea deal with federal prosecutors, his attorney and prosecutors said in court Thursday, potentially putting additional legal pressure on the congressman.

Greenberg’s possible cooperation with the Justice Department could provide investigators with key details as they work to determine whether Gaetz broke sex trafficking or prostitution laws himself.

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