MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Yahoo Finance on Tuesday that several retailers, including Bed Bath and Beyond told him they were dropping his products because of his ties to President Donald Trump..
True Blood originally aired on HBO between 2008 and 2014
Buffalo Bills fans have raised over $400,000 for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's favorite charity after he was injured during the playoffs
Hungary's government, which has made hostility to LGBT people a central part of its right-wing agenda, ordered a publisher on Tuesday to print disclaimers identifying books containing "behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender roles". The government said the action was needed to protect consumers from being misled, after Labrisz, a Lesbian group, published a fairytale anthology, "Wonderland Is For Everyone", which included some stories with gay themes. The character Snow White, renamed Leaf Brown, has dark skin.
The unsettled conditions could also bring the risks of wind and snowfall as the storm engulfs the country through the middle of the week.
Mr Trump requests military-style sendoff that Republican leaders choose to skip
PR Newswire This is the END of day message for the PR Newswire Disclose service ============================================================================== Disclaimer ============================================================================== The content and accuracy of all information published on the Disclose service is the responsibility of the originating company or organisation and not PR Newswire or distributing companies. These companies include (but are not limited to) Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Hemscott, AFX and InvestEgate. However, PR Newswire shall use its reasonable efforts to correct any error or omission brought to its attention. Neither PR Newswire nor its distributing companies who place the information onto their services accept any responsibility for any use made of the information provided on the Disclose service and they will not be liable for any loss suffered thereby. However nothing shall limit any party's liability for fraud, death or personal injury caused by its negligence. All information contained in the Disclose service should be independently checked prior to any use or publication. END
‘Like a ghost town’: Food boss laments collapse in trade at fish market as exports to EU face barriers
President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Del., a day ahead of his inauguration.
Application process now open for the 2021 Don't mess with Texas Scholarship Contest.
The College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape. “The pandemic has highlighted the importance of being innovative and adaptive to what lies ahead," according to a statement from the not-for-profit College Board, which said it wanted to make the SAT more flexible and reduce the demands on students. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the widespread cancellation of group testing sessions for the SAT and rival ACT since March, leading numerous schools to eliminate testing requirements for the current admissions cycle.
GettyAs leaders come and go, The Beast remains steadfast in our commitment to uncovering the truth.On the cusp of a new administration touting a return to “normal,” it would be easy to breathe a sigh of relief and tune out for the next four years. But that’s not what The Beast is about. Since our earliest days, we’ve made it our mission to hold power to account no matter who’s in charge. Over the last four years, we called out Team Trump’s audacious lies and despicable behavior, from uncovering the shady campaign finance scheme that led prosecutors to indict Rudy Giuliani’s cronies, to unmasking key players in the plot that got the president impeached the first time. And for anyone who thought that alt-right racists and neo-fascists were a fringe beat, well, the Capitol putsch attempt unfortunately blew that out of the water. Our reporters Will Sommer and Kelly Weill have owned that beat and will continue to do so as Trump heads into exile and his hardcore supporters stew and plot their comeback.Against the backdrop of a Biden-Harris administration, we’ll push forward with this same tenacious energy. As new policies take shape, we’ll hold leaders accountable to the many promises they made along the campaign trail. We’ll continue to shine a light on our government as it oversees the pandemic response, picks up the pieces of a broken economy, and looks to solve a climate crisis that leaves us all on the verge of catastrophe. As Democrats secure a unified wall of power, we’ll be there to follow the money fueling their ambitions, along with the party infighting that inevitably comes with majority rule. And while we’re keeping an eye on them, we won’t forget about the politicians maneuvering on the other side. We’ll see just how long it takes GOP stalwarts to distance themselves from the memory of a Trump presidency—or double down on QAnon dog whistles and stolen election fantasies.No matter who is abusing power or skirting the truth, we'll nail them with our independent reporting. Because calling bulls**t, digging for answers, and telling hard truths is part of The Beast's DNA. While we hope our political leaders rise to meet the challenge of a nation divided and work together to uphold the key pillars of democracy, any attempt at healing must start by facing the facts about the state of our nation. And we won’t stop reporting them.If coverage like this is valuable to you, please consider becoming a Beast Inside member. Memberships allow our journalists to stay on top of the stories that matter most in our relentless pursuit of the truth. Under such historic circumstances, your support has never meant more.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The US secretary of state made the determination just 24 hours before president-elect Joe Biden takes office. The move is the latest in a series of steps the outgoing Donald Trump administrations has taken against China. Mr Pompeo said in a statement: “After careful examination of the available facts, I have determined that since at least March 2017, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), under the direction and control of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has committed crimes against humanity against the predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and other members of ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang.”
Newly elected Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing more calls for her resignation after the re-emergence of her comments from 2018 in which she supported a conspiracy theory that the lethal mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was a “false flag” event. David Hogg, a gun control activist and survivor of the attack that killed 17 people and and injured more than a dozen others, said she should resign. The congresswoman – among GOP lawmakers who supported efforts to reject millions of votes in the 2020 presidential election – has also faced calls to resign in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January.
While progressives took up M4A as a battle cry, others were less swayed. There are two other ways to enact a progressive agenda that Biden should prioritize now — and leave M4A to the future
Fox News is laying off some employees who work for its digital operations, part of an ongoing examination of its overall business that has been in place since the fall. “As we conclude the 2020 election cycle, Fox News Digital has realigned its business and reporting structure to meet the demands of this new era,” […]
A federal judge rejected former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli's request to be freed from prison, rejecting his claim that his deteriorating mental health justified compassionate release. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn said Shkreli, who claimed his mental health has "taken a steep toll," failed to offer "extraordinary and compelling reasons" to be released. Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Shkreli, declined to comment on the Jan. 16 decision.
(Bloomberg) -- Janet Yellen encountered early Republican resistance to President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan in her confirmation hearing to become Treasury secretary Tuesday, as she sought backing for what she described as vital support for the economy.“Right now, short term, I feel that we can afford what it takes to get the economy back on its feet, to get us through the pandemic,” Yellen told the Senate Finance Committee, highlighting that interest rates are historically low and that debt-servicing payments as a share of the economy are lower today than before the 2008 financial crisis. “It would be a false economy to stint.”Yellen -- who could be confirmed as soon as Thursday according to a timeline presented by the committee’s incoming chairman -- said that help for the unemployed and small businesses would provide the “biggest bang for the buck.” She urged lawmakers to “act big” in efforts to rescue an economy battered by the coronavirus.Republicans are already balking, at both the size and at components tied to longstanding Democratic goals such as raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and expanding family and medical leave.“Now is not the time to enact a laundry list of liberal structural economic reforms,” Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said in his opening remarks. He noted that Congress just approved a $900 billion pandemic relief bill in December. He pointed to criticism that Biden’s proposal isn’t well targeted, and said, “It is important to focus efforts on pandemic relief.”Senator John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the chamber, asked Yellen “when is it too much” with regard to running up debt to finance increased government spending.Yellen said that “it’s essential we put the federal budget on a path that’s sustainable” over time, but that the situation will be worse if investments aren’t made now to support economic growth.“There is an advantage to funding the debt especially when interest rates are very low by issuing long-term debt,” Yellen also said. Asked about whether she’d endorse a debut 50-year bond, she said she would look at “what the market would be like for bonds of that maturity.”GOP Senator Rob Portman of Ohio warned that “we shouldn’t get too comfortable” with low borrowing costs, as that could change. He said the debt-to-gross domestic product ratio is now “frightening.”Yellen said she anticipates low yields are here to stay, however. While she didn’t specifically mention the Federal Reserve -- which she led for four years to February 2018 -- the U.S. central bank’s new long-term strategy features letting inflation exceed its 2% target for a time without moving to boost rates.“The world has changed -- I believe the future is likely to bring low interest rates for a long time,” Yellen said. “But of course it is a risk that interest rates can rise and we need to consider that risk as well in crafting a sustainable and responsible policy.”Among other topics Yellen addressed in the hearing:While not specifically endorsing the “strong dollar” policy established in the 1990s, she said the U.S. “does not seek a weaker currency to gain competitive advantage”Analysis of states that boosted the minimum wage shows that job losses are “minimal, if anything”The Biden administration is prepared to take on China’s “abusive” trade and economic practices, she said. “China is undercutting American companies by dumping products, erecting trade barriers and giving illegal subsidies to corporations”Related: Yellen Says She Won’t Seek Weaker Dollar, Wants Market-Set RatesSenator Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who will chair the panel when his party assumes control later this week, said his top priority is “avoiding the mistake the Congress made in the last recession -- taking a foot off the gas pedal before a recovery took hold.”Wyden said that an agreement was made that could allow Yellen’s confirmation vote to go to the Senate floor on Thursday.Most GOP lawmakers who publicly commented on Biden’s November announcement to appoint her as Treasury secretary were supportive. Yellen built relationships with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle when she served as Fed chair.“Yellen brings immediate credibility and as we know, credibility is everything in these top jobs,” said Tim Adams, who served as a Treasury undersecretary during the George W. Bush administration and now heads the Institute of International Finance.Yellen told the panel that she’ll be working with the Biden team on a second anticipated economic package “to get through these dark times.”Yellen, who specialized as a labor economist early in her career, said that the recession has “disproportionately hit the service sector and the workers who are employed in that sector -- and it’s been particularly brutal in its impact on minorities and women.”(Updates with potential timeline for confirmation, in third paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Due to the ongoing Covid‐19 pandemic, the producers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell have decided to postpone this year’s event until the fall. Jazz Fest 2021 is scheduled for October 8‐17. Quint Davis, Producer/Director of Jazz Fest, said, “We are all ready to get together again and share that […]
As the new celebrity series begins, it’s time you learn how to create a Mary Berry-approved dish