Not a Single Republican Fears the Wrath of Kevin McCarthy
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettySo House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he’ll strip committee assignments from any Republican who deigns to serve on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 select commission. The New Abnormal co-host Molly Jong-Fast wants to know: Can he actually do that?Subscribe to The New Abnormal on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, or Overcast. To listen to our weekly members-only bonus episodes, join Beast Inside here. Already a member?news.yahoo.com
Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC after draft disappointment
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The NFC playoff field features the usual cast of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 45, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6, 2011, at Arlington, Texas. Last Lombardi: Super Bowl 48, 43-8 over the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2, 2014, at East Rutherford, N.J. Last year: No. The Bears’ leading tackler left in the first quarter of the Green Bay game with an elbow injury. DBs Buster Skrine, rookie Jaylon Johnson and Deon Bush missed the loss to Green Bay.
Washington leads NFC East after gritty 23-15 win over 49ers
Washington is the first team to get defensive touchdowns from two rookies in the same game since the Rams against the Texans in 2013. The game was in Arizona because of coronavirus restrictions in the 49ers' home county of Santa Clara. The 49ers pulled within 23-15 on a 6-yard pass from Mullens to Kyle Juszczyk and a 2-point conversion with 10:18 left. Washington won without scoring a touchdown in a road game for the first time since 1992. 49ERS ASSISTANT COACH OUTSan Francisco offensive line coach John Benton tested positive for COVID-19 and didn't coach against Washington.
Russell Wilson, Travis Kelce among NFL Man of Year nominees
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks at the end of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Seattle's star quarterback Russell Wilson and Kansas City's standout tight end Travis Kelce are among the 32 finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Seattle's star quarterback, Russell Wilson, and Kansas City's standout tight end, Travis Kelce, are among the 32 finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. “The 32 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees remind us that even in the face of adversity, players continue to raise awareness and use their voice and platform to positively impact their communities. “Being nominated as the Chiefs' Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year is one of the greatest honors of my professional career,” Kelce said. As an organization captain, he directs a team of active NFL players who are committed to using their platform to help address the clean water crisis.
Jones, Giants hold on to beat Washington for 2nd victory
Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) warming up before the start of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Landover, Md. Jones absorbed contact on a blindside sack, held on to the ball and Logan Ryan intercepted Alex Smith not long after to seal a 23-20 victory against Washington. "That's been a focus of mine: I obviously know the importance of holding on to the ball," Jones said. Allen injured his left ankle late in the first quarter, forcing Smith into just his second NFL game since gruesomely breaking his right leg in November 2018. UP NEXTThe Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles in their second-last NFC East game this season, while Washington visits the Detroit Lions.
Redskins draft pick from Liberty says he had coronavirus
Washington Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden said Wednesday he tested positive for the new coronavirus in March and has fully recovered. Gandy-Golden said in a statement that he tested positive during NFL draft training on March 24, had mild symptoms and was cleared on April 7. The site makes reference to a graduated student who tested positive for the coronavirus on March 24 but was not on campus during the two weeks prior. "Prior information that the graduated student came to an on campus clinic was incorrect," it said. First things first, you definitely want him to be safe, Redskins defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said on a video call with reporters.
Oklahoma to resume executions using lethal injections after five-year hiatus
(Reuters) - Oklahoma intends to resume executions of condemned inmates using lethal injections after suspending capital punishment in 2015 following a series of botched executions, state officials said on Thursday. The state had been developing a new execution protocol in which it would instead asphyxiate inmates using nitrogen gas, a plan Attorney General Mike Hunter unveiled in 2018. The states executions stopped after serious errors. In 2014, an inmate convulsed and took more than 40 minutes to die after the state used an untested combination of three lethal drugs. Oklahoma is returning to the same three-drug combination used in the botched 2014 execution, Hunter said, but has updated its protocol to include better training and oversight.feeds.reuters.com
'Active shooter' reported at U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities were investigating reports of an active shooter on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a U.S. Navy base in Florida, the Escambia County Sheriffs office said. Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Alison Williamsfeeds.reuters.com
President Obama to deliver final State of the Union Address
President Obama will deliver the final State of the Union Address of his presidency on Tuesday night. Roll Call political columnist Jonathan Allen joins CBSN to discuss what to expect, and how Mr. Obama can try to seal the legacy of his presidency.cbsnews.com
Fight for the Democratic bid heats up
Bernie Sanders is widening his lead in New Hampshire and Iowa over rival candidate Hillary Clinton. But both Clinton and her daughter Chelsea are taking aim and sharpening attacks at Sanders. Roll Call political columnist Jonathan Allen joins CBSN with more on the political war of words.cbsnews.com
Analyst: Hillary Clinton in worse political position after email response
Analyst: Hillary Clinton in worse political position after email response Bloomberg News Washington bureau chief Jonathan Allen talks to CBSN's Kristine Johnson about Hillary Clinton's explanation about using a personal email account during her time as Secretary of State.cbsnews.com