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U.S. Election Disinformation Timeline

The assault on U.S. elections is nothing new. The only question is, “Why are so many ‘Freedom-loving Americans’ and media outlets actively undermining the credibility of American democracy?”

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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.

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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.

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Can U.S. Spy Agencies Stop White Terror?

What we had here was a failure to communicate. Again, on January 6—years after numerous investigations and study commissions picked apart the intelligence failures leading up to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Last week, America’s security agencies were again caught flat footed when another kind of militant wave, this time pro-Trump fanatics, stormed and trashed the citadel of American democracy, nearly executing what al-Qaeda had failed to do, destroy the U.S. Capitol.

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The 15 most notable lies of Donald Trump’s presidency

Trying to pick the most notable lies from Donald Trump’s presidency is like trying to pick the most notable pieces of junk from the town dump.

There’s just so much ugly garbage to sift through before you can make a decision.
But I’m qualified for the dirty job.

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McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time

Donald Trump had a pretty good run in Washington — rampaging through the Republican Party, driving the media to distraction, enraging the Democrats and treating his own co-partisans in the Senate like a bunch of valets. But that’s all about to end. And I predict it will end with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — as the new minority leader — incinerating Trump’s political future for good.

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Smith, J. – NE (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jonnu Smith, TE, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: For about a day, it looked like Jonnu Smith might belong among the elites of the position after signing with the Patriots. The subsequent signing of Hunter Henry unfortunately dims his prospects quite a bit and pushes him back to the fringes of the starting TE tier instead. Smith is an electric playmaker with the ball in his hands, and a smart offense will find ways to get him the ball all over the field. He’s a threat to find the end zone whenever he touches it, a rare quality for a tight end. However, New England figures to be a pretty low-volume passing attack, and it’s not clear he’ll be more of a priority than Henry in the offense, which makes him a high-upside, low-floor tight end to target in the later rounds. (CBSSports.com)

Jarwin, B. – Dal (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Blake Jarwin, TE, Dallas Cowboys (6/23) Advice: Blake Jarwin was a popular sleeper in 2020, but he suffered a torn ACL in Week 1 and was lost for the year. He’s expected to be fine for the start of training camp, and Jarwin should be considered a sleeper once again. He might have to compete with Dalton Schultz for the starting job in Dallas, but we expect Jarwin to win that battle and be a key weapon for Dak Prescott. You don’t have to draft Jarwin in most Fantasy leagues, but he should emerge as a key waiver-wire addition if things go right. And it won’t be a surprise if Jarwin becomes a weekly starting option in all leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Latest updates for 6 teams interested in Deshaun Watson

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who shares an agent with Deshaun Watson, believes the quarterback has played his last down for the Houston Texans. ESPN has reported Watson is willing to hold out and pay fines to force a trade, but the Texans haven’t given in — yet.

Here’s a quick look at the latest updates on the six teams who might try to trade for Watson.

Tonyan, R. – GB (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: After his monster breakout in 2020, Robert Tonyan is best viewed as a borderline top-12 tight end who should be drafted early in the double-digit rounds. Because Tonyan’s production was so touchdown-dependent, he projects to be more valuable in leagues where catches do not count. Tonyan scored 11 times on 59 targets last year, which is an absurd rate you should not expect him to repeat. The hope is that Tonyan’s target share would grow, but he didn’t trend that way at the end of 2020, with just 15 targets in his final five games including the playoffs. It’s not uncommon for an Aaron Rodgers target to be highly efficient, but you’ll likely be better off if you bet against Tonyan delivering starter-worthy production on a consistent basis. (CBSSports.com)

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Trump pumps $348,000 into Ohio GOP primary after Texas loss to avoid going 0-2

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump’s political action committee bought $348,081 worth of advertising in the Republican congressional primary in Ohio’s 15th District, where a Trump-backed candidate is facing a crowded GOP field.

The large, last-minute ad purchase by the Make America Great Again Action PAC was made Tuesday, the same day another Trump-backed House candidate, Susan Wright, lost in a special election in Texas’ 6th Congressional District.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsjGEhKcK1M

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!

Viral Image Shows Outdated Claims About Detroit Voter Rolls

Facebook users are sharing a meme that alleges a host of inaccuracies in Detroit’s voter rolls in the context of the 2020 election. But the claims stem from a 2019 lawsuit that was withdrawn after the group that filed it said the city had taken action on the issues.

Bogus QAnon Claim that Mail-In Ballots Are Illegitimate

A bogus QAnon-related claim that many of the mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election were illegitimate has spread widely on social media. But the claim is based on the faulty assumption that ballots are produced by the federal government.

Trump’s Wild, Baseless Claims of Illegal Voting

In remarks resembling an attack on democratic elections, rather than a presidential speech, President Donald Trump doubled down on his campaign pledge: “The only way we can lose, in my opinion, is massive fraud.”

How Has President Obama Found Post-White House Life?

James Corden welcomes 44th President of the United States Barack Obama to the show, and the two recall some of First Lady Michelle Obama’s past adventures on the show. After, James asks the former president about what his life has been after his second term ended and what sense he gets from young people and how they feel about public service. And the “Promised Land” admits he hasn’t made his famous chili in nearly 20 years – he’s been a little busy for the kitchen.

Bill Gates: More than 50% of business travel will disappear in post-coronavirus world

The coronavirus will fundamentally alter the way people travel for and conduct business, even after the pandemic is over, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday. “My prediction would be that over 50% of business travel and over 30% of days in the office will go away,” Gates told Andrew Ross Sorkin during the New York Times’ Dealbook conference.

Jennifer Weisselberg says the Trump Org. CFO, her former father-in-law, will flip on Trump in New York investigations

Jennifer Weisselberg said Allen Weisselberg, her former father-in-law and the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, will flip on Donald Trump.

Weisselberg was speaking to CNN Thursday about the New York investigations into the Trump Organization and the former president. Interviewer Erin Burnett asked her directly: “Will Allen Weisselberg flip on Trump?”

She responded with a simple “yes,” prompting Burnett to note there was “no hesitation” with her answer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgnIkfIiYGE

Trey Lance Highlights

North Dakota State QB Trey Lance
Sophomore 6’4 226 lbs

Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert & Jordan Love were all drafted in the 1st round of the 2020 NFL Draft. This year’s draft might have an even better quarterback class. Trevor Lawrence is viewed as the top overall player while Zach Wilson & Justin Fields are right behind him. NDSU QB Trey Lance will be joining them in the 1st round, especially after a great Pro Day performance. As a redshirt Freshman, Lance had one of the most impressive seasons in the history of college football. Not even 1st overall pick Joe Burrow did what he did. Lance threw for 2,786 yards & 28 TDs with ZERO interceptions while also running for 1,100 yards & 14 TDs. Lance’s ceiling is incredibly high. Some say he could be the best QB prospect since Patrick Mahomes.

Trump Tweets Flagged by Twitter for Misinformation

In the two days after Election Day, Twitter has added warning labels to nine of President Trump’s election-related tweets, cautioning the messages “might be misleading.” They are misleading, and in some cases, false.

Rankings – Top Rookie Quarterbacks of 2021 [Pre-Draft]

The NFL offseason is nearly upon us. While others focus on free agency and how NFL teams might find ways to improve via deals big and small, I’m looking ahead to the NFL draft and what it has to offer in terms of dynasty fantasy football talent for 2021 and beyond.

Throughout draft szn, I’ll be delivering top-five lists at every fantasy position in order to keep tabs on the top dynasty prospects on the horizon. For those looking to dig deeper, PFF’s 2021 NFL Draft Guide is a crucial resource, currently breaking down the top 150 college prospects. It will be updated throughout the offseason leading up to the NFL Draft in April.

Barkley, S. – NYG (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Saquon Barkley is expected to be fine coming off last year’s torn ACL, and he should be ready for training camp. If he’s healthy as expected then Barkley should once again be considered a first-round draft pick in all Fantasy leagues, and he will likely be selected in the first five overall picks. Last year was a disaster for Barkley, who appeared in just two games and suffered a torn ACL in Week 2. However, he should return in time for training camp, and he still has the potential to be the No. 1 RB in all Fantasy leagues in 2021. Remember, prior to 2020 Barkley scored at least 20 PPR points in 16 of his first 29 games and failed to score at least 13 PPR points just five times over that span. He should remain the focal point of the Giants offense, and hopefully he’s healthy for all 17 games this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 1.08
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Born: February 9, 1997, Bronx, New York, NY

The Bachelorette: Why Blake Moynes Preferred Dating Tayshia Over Clare

The Bachelorette 2020 was a season like no other. First, the season got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Secondly, once the season began, filming was seriously altered to comply with safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. To top it all off, leading lady Clare Crawley fell in love with Dale Moss only weeks into the season, paving the way for a second lead: Tayshia Adams. It was a lot.

Robinson, R. – Jax (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: Robinson quickly emerged as a must-start Fantasy running back in 2020, but that probably won’t be the case in 2021 after the Jaguars invested a first-round pick in Clemson’s Travis Etienne. Robinson still figures to open the season as the No. 1 RB for the Jaguars, but he definitely won’t be dominating the work like he did as a rookie, with Urban Meyer already saying he views Etienne as the third-round back. Robinson can still have value if he gets 200 carries and, say, 40 targets, but even that is no guarantee. Ideally, you would see something like the Mark Ingram/Alvin Kamara backfield split from Kamara’s rookie season where both were must-start players, but this Jaguars offense is unlikely to be as valuable as that Saints backfield was. Robinson was a must-start back in 2020, so this is a disappointing outcome, and it probably moves Robinson into the RB3 discussion on Draft Day. If you can get him in the fifth round or later, he can be a valuable piece, but he’s unlikely to be a difference maker now. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 5.01
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Born: August 9, 1998, Rockford, IL

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