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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.

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Liko’s Tap & Table

I really love Liko’s. From the atmosphere to the food and drink, you really can’t go wrong here. Patio Brunch? Check! Sunset Cocktails? Check! French fries on the menu? Check! It has everything I’m looking for. I always thought Hawaii Kai needed more low-key spots to hang out and chill with a few drinks and food. They are definitely busy, but it’s never too difficult to get a spot.

Robinhood offers loans to buy stock — they were 14 times more likely to default

Online brokerage Robinhood touts its willingness to lend money to customers so they can multiply their returns just like Wall Street pros, even likening investing with borrowed money to the thrill of riding a motorcycle. What the company doesn’t say is that its lending strategy has put clients — who tend to be younger and less experienced at playing the market — in financial peril even before many piled into the shares of struggling video game retailer GameStop in January.


Nicolas Cage hosts History of Swear Words, a pointedly profane new six-episode Netflix series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science, and cultural impact of curse words through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians, and entertainers. The cheeky limited series delves deep into the origins of such beloved curse words as “F**k”, “Sh*t”, “B*tch”, “D**k”, “Pu**y”, and “Damn”.

Trump courts Michigan GOP leaders in bid to overturn election he lost

President Donald Trump has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the President and his legal team are mounting an effort to overturn the results of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Hurst, H. – Atl (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Hayden Hurst, TE, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: The Falcons invested a second-round pick in Hayden Hurst when they traded it to the Baltimore Ravens, a franchise that gave up on him just two years after investing the No. 25 overall pick on him. Hurst wasn’t able to replace Austin Hooper’s production in 2020, but in the dead zone that is the TE position in Fantasy after the big three, he finished as a TE1. That won’t be the case in 2021 after the team drafted Kyle Pitts and proceeded to not pick up Hurst’s 2022 fifth-year team option. Hurst seems more likely to be traded or cut than to return Fantasy value on the Falcons in 2021. (

Carson, C. – Sea (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: Fantasy managers might not feel comfortable trusting Chris Carson as a No. 2 running back. Carson, 27 just after the season starts, figures to remain the primary rusher for the Seahawks, but to what degree? His carries per game sunk from 18.5 in 2019 to 11.8 in 2020. As such, Carson had just four games out of 12 with 15-plus carries and seven with 15-plus touches. Those were also down from 2019. There’s no guarantee Carson will regain his previous workload, especially coming off a season where he missed four games and still has a number of talented young rushers on the depth chart behind him. Tack on a tough slate that includes the Steelers, Saints, Washington, Bears and the NFC West, and Carson feels riskier than ever. The bottom line: he’s delivered nice Fantasy weeks about half of the time over each of his past two seasons, and that’s probably close to what a good year would look like from him at this point. Whether you think he can get there or not will determine when you take him, but expect Carson to get snagged between 30th and 40th overall. (
ADP: 2.07 — 4.11
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Born: September 16, 1994, Biloxi, MS

Rep. Jim Jordan, After Dodging Question, Admits He Spoke To Trump On Jan. 6

After ducking the question multiple times, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) admitted Tuesday on Fox News that he spoke to then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, but he refused to disclose what they discussed.

Jordan, a staunch Trump ally, was rejected last week from joining the House select committee appointed to investigate the U.S. Capitol riot after his name was put forward by House Republican leadership.

Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Before Proud Boys member Nick Ochs was arrested and charged in connection with the insurrection at the US Capitol, he raised $300 on the Christian-oriented website to help get him to DC.

Following Ochs’ arrest, a supporter turned to GiveSendGo to raise money for his legal defense, a campaign that has garnered nearly $20,000 for the member of the right-wing extremist group.

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here’s an offering of the best of this week’s crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Best Scotch

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.

Thomas, M. – NO (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: Drafted as the near-consensus WR1, Michael Thomas was one of Fantasy’s biggest disappointments in 2020. He dealt with an ankle injury early in the season that hampered him even once he returned. Thomas also took a hit when Drew Brees was out as the two had developed one of the best rapports in the NFL during their time together. While Thomas now seems on paper like an excellent buy-low at his 2021 draft price, there is inherent risk in drafting him now that he will be playing extensively without Brees for the first time in his career. (
ADP: 1.03 — 3.11
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Born: March 3, 1993, Los Angeles, CA

Support for Marijuana Growing at the Federal Level

After five states — Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota — passed ballot measures for marijuana use last week, the drug will soon be legal in some form for 70% of the U.S. population. A third of the country won’t even need a medical excuse. But that’s not the surprise.


Gin | Lemon Juice | Simple Syrup | Creme de Mure

False Claim About ‘Pre-Filled Out Ballots’ in Queens

A false claim circulating on social media alleges that mail-in ballots already filled out with votes for Democrats, including Joe Biden, were sent to voters in a New York City borough. A spokesperson for the New York City Board of Elections told us the ballot that triggered the allegation was the result of a voter’s error.

The Full Story of Trump and COVID-19 | NowThis

THE FULL STORY OF TRUMP & COVID: More than 7 million Americans have suffered from COVID-19, including Pres. Trump. Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright narrates the documentary detailing how four years of Trump’s actions brought America to this moment (warning: distressing images).

The Trump wing just keeps sinking deeper into conspiracy theories

Did you know that Joe Biden is probably going to resign as president sometime in the next month? Maybe, specifically, on August 13? While that’s totally ridiculous — Biden isn’t resigning and, in fact, all signs point to him running for a second term in 2024 — talk of Biden resigning has taken off among some of former President Donald Trump’s most prominent supporters of late.

Here’s MyPillow founder Mike Lindell in an interview Monday with none other than Steve Bannon:

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