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Why Donald Trump is fighting Republicans over his name

While Donald Trump has long championed himself as a master real estate tycoon, talk to anyone familiar with how he built his fortune and they will tell you that the key to his success wasn’t buying buildings. It was in agreeing to license his name — literally — to a variety of buildings, reality TV shows and other ventures that wanted to benefit from being associated with a brand that, for many Americans, exuded over-the-top opulence.

“Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life,” wrote The New York Times in September 2020 after a detailed examination of 15 years of the former President’s tax returns.

NFL Trade Rumors: Stephon Gilmore, Zach Ertz, ‘High-End’ Names Linked to Talks

Salary-cap restraints around the NFL could lead to several big names being moved in trades or released this offseason.

According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and New Orleans Saints receiver Emmanuel Sanders could all be traded in the coming weeks.

President Biden Really Needs to Try British Candy

With Lisa Kudrow on the show, James tries to gauge which “Friends” character Reggie Watts and some The Late Late Show team are most like. And President Joe Biden’s first trip abroad really does need to include eating British candy – which James feels sits atop the candy superiority pyramid.

Cramer’s lightning round: Emergent BioSolutions is worth a buy

Apex Technology Acquisition: “Blank-check company. … We’ve got to do more work on it.”

Jumia Technologies: “I think you’ve got to let it cool off a little.”

GrowGeneration: “I think this stock has been a rocket ship. I want rocket ships to cool off.”

Emergent BioSolutions: “I think this stock is just going down, down, down because there hasn’t been any news flow, so I say that one’s OK to buy.”

Cassava Sciences: “We have to be very careful with the pain-management ones. … I’ve got to do more work on that because if I get too far ahead of something and it doesn’t’ work, then I will have made a big mistake.”

Interpublic Group of Companies: “That stock is still inexpensive. I think IPG is good. The stock is still way below where the rest of the market is.”

Sumo Logic: “It’s a very crowded space. … I can’t just go recommending this one. No, not right here, not right now.”

The Future of Cannabis: Black Market vs Legitimate Dispensaries Debate

Marijuana is a projected 55 billion dollar industry that’s only available for adult use in just 11 states and medically legal in a little over half the country. As fortunes are being created and millions of dollars are being invested, over-regulating and restricted access have placed the wealth of legal marijuana into the hands of a select few, causing Democratic presidential candidates to use phrases like reparations or restorative justice in describing their plans for federal legalization. So we talked to some cannabis entrepreneurs in the Bay Area where some of these plans already exist to find out if they have brought equity to the industry or if they have handed the keys to corporate interests.

Trump attacks your family? Your wife? Your mom? No big deal in today’s GOP.

On Jan. 6, supporters of Donald Trump broke into the Capitol in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. While doing so, some of them chanted “Hang Mike Pence,” citing the vice president whose support for their plot was deemed insufficient. They got dangerously close to being able to make good on that threat.
As they were marauding through the Capitol, Trump offered his first thoughts on the siege. He took to Twitter not to call off the dogs, but to attack Pence. It’s a tweet that, we’ve come to find out, came despite Trump apparently having been apprised of the danger Pence and others faced.
Despite all of this, Pence’s brother, Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.), on Wednesday voted against a bipartisan commission to look into what transpired that day.

Capitol riot: Officers describe racial slurs at 6 January hearing

A police officer who defended the US Capitol during a riot by Donald Trump supporters on 6 January has said he feared he would be crushed by the mob.
“This is how I’m going to die,” a tearful Aquilino Gonell told a Congressional committee as an inquiry opened into the Washington DC attack.

Schwartz, A. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Anthony Schwartz, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Anthony Schwartz’s blazing speed was enough to entice the Browns to select the rookie in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. In 2021, he’ll have a hard time making an impact outside of special teams, so he can be ignore in redraft leagues. But Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are both on the back sides of their career, so the landing spot doesn’t crush Schwartz’s Dynasty appeal. He’s an early third-round pick in rookie-only drafts. (

Ruggs III, H. – LV (WR)

The Athletic’s Vic Tafur believes Raiders WR Henry Ruggs is “the one receiver we can lock in for a lot of targets.” (7/8)
Advice: “Gruden hears the criticism of the Ruggs pick, so he is the one receiver we can lock in for a lot of targets,” Tafur writes. The first receiver drafted among last year’s elite class, Ruggs was primarily used as a decoy under Gruden, receiving two screens on 581 offensive snaps and finishing behind Josh Jacobs in targets (45 to 43). There is some momentum here as Gruden mentioned 22-year-old Ruggs looking “much better” in his second year at offseason workouts. With Nelson Agholor’s team-high 79.3 air yards and additional 5.1 targets per game vacated from last year, there is a fruitful role available for Ruggs to step into if Gruden discovers how to use him over free agent pickup John Brown. Any amount of volume near the line of scrimmage (rather than forgetting Ruggs is on the team) would also help.
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Matt Gaetz, Loyal for Years to Trump, Is Said to Have Sought a Blanket Pardon

Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, was one of President Donald J. Trump’s most vocal allies during his term, publicly pledging loyalty and even signing a letter nominating the president for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In the final weeks of Mr. Trump’s term, Mr. Gaetz sought something in return. He privately asked the White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed, according to two people told of the discussions.

KGB groomed Trump as an asset for 40 years, former Russian spy says

The book says Russian officials repeatedly helped Trump get through dire financial straits over the years, providing him with laundered money to support his businesses.

“Trump was the perfect target in a lot of ways: His vanity, narcissism made him a natural target to recruit. He was cultivated over a 40-year period, right up through his election,” Shvets told the Guardian.

The dirty little secret about Trump’s endorsements

Former President Donald Trump boasts his winning endorsement record any chance he gets, but is his seal of approval really all it’s cracked up to be? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the numbers that show Trump’s picks aren’t quite as unbeatable as he wants you to think.

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!

Russell Wilson potential trade scenarios: Cowboys, Bears, Raiders, Saints top list for Seahawks star

The Russell Wilson saga continued to evolve Thursday, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that while the Seattle Seahawks’ Pro Bowl quarterback hasn’t demanded a trade from the franchise where he has played all nine seasons of his career, his agent has a wish list in case that scenario comes to pass.

With the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints as Wilson’s targets in a “in case of trade, break glass” situation, we asked our NFL Nation reporters from each of those teams to lay out their case for Wilson, and what it might take to bring in the star quarterback.

Fauci on a Couchi

In addition to new warnings from the CDC, the National Institute of Health is turning to private industry to help keep safety at top of mind this holiday season. Introducing Fauci on a Couchi!

The Best Hotels and Resorts In Cabo San Lucas, 2021

We spent hours sorting through Yelp reviews to find the best hotels and resorts in Cabo San Lucas. We accounted for their star rating, number of reviews, and the quality of reviews. Here’s our favorites that we’ll be staying at next time we head south of the border.

The Rock Just Shared a Look at His Black Adam Chest and Triceps Workout

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the busiest guys in Hollywood right now, dropping his own line of workout shoes, executive-producing a TV show based on his life, and of course, pursuing ever greater heights in his movie career. Johnson’s next big movie, the DC superhero flick Black Adam, is both a tentpole movie and a passion project for him; when he first announced he had been cast as the lead, he spoke about how much it meant to be playing the character.

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