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Stimulus: 120 economists call for 'substantial' coronavirus relief bill, back Biden's $1.9 trillion proposal
120 economists pressed Congress to back President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue proposal.
“[T]here are too many coincidences to ignore,” the Republican congresswoman claimed in 2019.
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A lot of quarterbacks had their legacies changed by losing to Tom Brady.
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Donald Trump met with US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in Florida on Thursday amid a tug of war over the Republican Party's future, with congressional leadership appearing eager to present a united front with the former president. Winning back the House of Representatives from Democrats in 2022 was the primary topic of the meeting at Mr Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, according to a readout provided by Save America, a political action committee linked to Mr Trump. "President Trump's popularity has never been stronger than it is today, and his endorsement means more than perhaps any endorsement at any time," it said. Mr McCarthy, an ally who encouraged Mr Trump's baseless election fraud claims, distanced himself from the outgoing president after Mr Trump was accused of inspiring his supporters to storm the US Capitol earlier this month. He declared that Joe Biden was the winner of the November election and that Mr Trump "bears responsibility for (the January 6) attack on Congress by mob rioters".
In a new interview, Wendy Williams alleges that she and Method Man had a one-night stand after they witnessed a fight break out at a nightclub.
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Zack Snyder’s so-called “Snyder Cut” of the 2017 DC superhero movie “Justice League” will hit HBO Max on Thursday, March 18, WarnerMedia said on Friday. Three new posters were also released promoting the highly anticipated four-hour-long re-release. Readers can find those at the bottom of this story. Snyder was given $70 million from Warner Bros. to remake parts of the years-ago release and re-edit it into what the director says was his original vision for the film. Snyder left during post-production and reshoots following the death of his daughter. Joss Whedon came on board to finish the film. Officially (re-)titled “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” the March release will be accompanied by a soundtrack from WaterTower Music, a new consumer products line in the DC Comics shop and even “a first-of-its-kind, immersive, at-home dining experience in the U.S. and UK with Wonderland at Home.” Also Read: Zack Snyder 'Has No Plan' to Make More DC Movies After 'Justice League' For our international readers, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” will premiere March 18 on HBO services in Europe across the Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland), Central Europe (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland, Montenegro and Croatia), Spain, and Portugal as well as on the HBO Go service in Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan). In Latin America, the title will premiere exclusively on HBO Max when the service launches there later this year. The release plans for other regions will be announced at a later date. In “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions. Whedon’s cut failed to impress critics and fans, who rallied behind a campaign to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Also Read: Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Cut: Joe Mangianello Shares Deathstroke's New Look (Photo) Oh yeah, and we promised you those posters, too: Read original story ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut Gets HBO Max Release Date At TheWrap
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Woman wins over TikTok with message to girl who was body-shamed by mom: 'I had one of those mamas, too'
Ophelia Nichols has become somewhat of a mother figure to her over 600,000 and counting followers on TikTok.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seemed to think he had a slam dunk argument against President Biden's rush of executive orders. But in an attempt to spin Biden's own words against him on Thursday, McConnell ended up replacing Biden's quote with a misleading version that has been circulating online. Biden has signed more than 30 executive orders since he took office last week, taking aim at former President Donald Trump's immigration crackdowns, loosened environmental policies, and more. McConnell on Thursday claimed the flurry of orders flew in the face of what Biden said in an October town hall: That "you can't legislate by executive action unless you are a dictator." But as CNN's Daniel Dale points out, Biden actually said "there are some things you can't do by executive order unless you're a dictator," with no reference to legislation. Oh, didn't see until now that Mitch McConnell took Biden's quote way out of context in the same way Hannity did. https://t.co/5rK6V0jEPR — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 28, 2021 Fox News host Sean Hannity similarly tweeted out the false quote as a "flashback" just a few hours prior. Hannity got it from a tweet by Tom Elliott, who shares news clips with a conservative spin and misleadingly paraphrased Biden as saying "you can't [legislate] by executive order unless you're a dictator." .@JoeBiden in October: “I have this strange notion, we are a democracy … if you can’t get the votes … you can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator. We’re a democracy. We need consensus." pic.twitter.com/7UotJCXSm3 — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2021 White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the quote on Thursday, and told reporters it was taken out of context. More stories from theweek.com5 brutally funny cartoons about the GOP's Trump problemHow to make perfect French toast in 4 simple stepsDemocrats plan to make every House Republican take a vote on GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
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We’ve been warned — Elizabeth Hurley seemingly just promised 10 straight days of bikini photos. On Thursday, the British model and actress posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing an army-green two-piece swimsuit and kicking her leg up on a sandy beach. “Pretend vacation!” wrote the 55-year-old mom. “I’m so fed up with being at home, I’m pretending I’m away and am living vicariously through my camera roll for the next ten days.”
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Depp makes his comeback in a wartime docudrama, while Wiig re-teams with 'Bridesmaids' writer. Plus: 'Nomadland,' 'Minari,' and 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' lead Oscar contenders launching this month
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Don't be fooled by Patrick Mahomes' "little old man jog" in the Super Bowl, Bucs defenders.
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Two men in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province have been publicly lashed 77 times each after neighbourhood vigilantes burst into their apartment last November and reported them to Islamic religious police for allegedly having sex with each other. The caning is the third time people have been punished for practicing homosexuality since Aceh banned it under Shariah law in 2015. The consumption of alcohol, gambling, tight clothing for women, and extramarital sex have also been outlawed under Shariah ordinances. The men, aged 27 and 29, were whipped on Thursday with a rattan stick in front of dozens of people by a team of five enforcers wearing long brown robes and hoods. The pair reportedly winced as they were struck and the punishment was briefly halted to allow them to drink water. The mother of one man fainted at the scene. A Shariah court last month sentenced each man to 80 strokes, but they received 77 to compensate for time spent in prison. Morality offenses including gay sex can be punished by up to 100 lashes. On the same day, a woman and man were each given 20 lashes for being caught in close proximity to each other, and two men were given 40 lashes each for drinking alcohol.
This month, reflect on what you need in your love life, and then, ask for it.
“This is their best chance to put a stake through Donald Trump’s political future," said Sarah Longwell, founder of Republican Voters Against Trump.
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Tom Brady entered the free agent market a year ago with six Super Bowl rings, 249 career victories, three league MVP awards, four Super Bowl MVP awards and the title of GOAT. The quarterback doesn’t believe he was much of a risk for the Bucs. Bucs coach Bruce Arians follows a “no-risk-it, no-biscuit” philosophy, but [more]
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China on Friday said it will "no longer recognise" the British National (Overseas) passport for Hong Kongers, as Britain prepares to offer millions of former colonial subjects a way to escape Beijing's crackdown on dissent. From Sunday, those with a BN(O) passport and their dependants will be able to apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom. After five years they can then apply for citizenship. The new immigration scheme is a response to Beijing's decision to impose a sweeping national security law on the city last year to snuff out huge and often violent democracy protests. Britain accused China of tearing up its promise ahead of Hong Kong's 1997 handover that the financial hub would maintain key liberties and autonomy for 50 years. It argues it has a moral duty to protect its former subjects. But on Friday Beijing hit back ahead of the upcoming change. "From January 31, China will no longer recognise the so-called BN(O) passport as a travel document and ID document, and reserves the right to take further actions," foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters. It is unclear what China's declaration means in practical terms.
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Former political chief Chris Stirewalt reveals how Trump supporters reacted to election night news.