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    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has seemingly weighed in on Dr. Seuss Enterprises' decision to stop publishing six Dr. Seuss books because they contain racist and insensitive imagery. On Friday night, the Republican from California tweeted a five-minute video of himself reading "Green Eggs and Ham."  "I still like Dr. Seuss," McCarthy tweeted. "RT if you still like him too!"  I still like Dr. Seuss, so I decided to read Green Eggs and Ham. RT if you still like him too! pic.twitter.com/2pbRbSiJD6— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 6, 2021 "Green Eggs and Ham" is not one of the books that will no longer be published.  Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which handles the beloved children's book author's legacy, said on Tuesday they will no longer publish six books because they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." The books are: "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,"...
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) weighed in on the spat between former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Despite some in the GOP distancing themselves from Trump now that he is out of office, Scott emphasized the need for more of Trump’s policies for a better economy. He added that with how the media covers Trump, he is still “the most powerful political figure on either side.” “I’ve often said that President Trump’s love language does not include words of encouragement. And perhaps that spat only reinforces that fact,” Scott stated. “The truth is for the Republican Party to win, we need every single Republican-leaning voter to take a look at the GOP — the great opportunity party and why we have the right principles and policies to move this nation forward. If we get into personality [squabbles] and fights,...
    Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong on "SNL." Saturday Night Live/Twitter Kate McKinnon hosted a segment called "What Still Works" as this week's "SNL" cold open.  She talked about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, GameStop stock, and politicians' social media accounts. After watching the sketch, some fans said they couldn't laugh at the segment because it felt too "real."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. This week's "Saturday Night Live" cold open covered the major events that have taken place since the show went on hiatus in December, and it hit a little too close to home for some fans.  In a segment titled "What Still Works," Kate McKinnon examined whether or not certain aspects of American society function properly. She began by discussing the US government, inviting GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (played by cast member Cecily Strong), to join her. The congresswoman has been involved...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. How does a small, mostly rural state soar up the charts to exceed every other such state when it comes to killing the largest percentage of its population? It definitely helps to have Kristi Noem as governor. xFor those who have spent the last nine months shut down or locked up in other states, South Dakota is open. We have stayed open the entire time. And that’s how we will operate for as long as I am Governor.— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 12, 2021 What that openness has earned her state is an astounding 12% positive rate for COVID-19. In this case, that’s not 12% of tests coming back positive. That’s 12% of the total state population testing positive. There is also good evidence that the entire Midwest surge that hit multiple states in the fall is tied to Noem’s “openness,” which she demonstrated by holding the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 10-win team will miss the playoffs this season, and a team with a losing record will make the postseason. The Baltimore Ravens are among 10-win teams still fighting for a playoff spot. The Ravens, however, control their own destiny. A win in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals will earn the team a playoff berth. Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson said during a press conference Wednesday that the team is “still fighting.” "Our job is to focus on the task at hand." @Lj_era8 pic.twitter.com/LVOE3aHi5D — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 30, 2020   “We’re trying to get [to the Super Bowl],” Jackson said. “Our job is to focus on the task at hand. Nobody’s peeking or nobody feel like we done did anything because we’re still fighting. We got to keep that focus going.” The Ravens are winners of four straight games. During their winning streak,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As thousands of students head back to school virtually this month, teachers and parents are grappling with how to keep kids focused and engaged. For many, it means classroom rules are now being enforced at home, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Tuesday. MORE: Schools: The New Normal | Yonkers Teachers, Students Embracing Remote Learning Among the many dizzying challenges remote learning presents this school year, parents say keeping their kids distraction-free has been a struggle. “My son who is a little bit old, his phone was ringing during class,” parent Ed Rerisi said. “One of his classmates was calling his cell phone, which is obviously not appropriate, and if that was happening in school, there would be an end to that immediately.” COMPLETE COVERAGE: Schools: The New Normal With so many temptations students face at home, teachers are trying to figure out how to strike the right balance between...
    Clemson Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney remained focused on a national championship Wednesday even as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences postponed their fall sports seasons. Swinney said Wednesday he didn’t think that fewer teams in the college football pool “damages” the prestige of the 2020 national championship, according to ESPN. He added that he wasn’t going to judge what other conferences do in terms of postponing their seasons for health and safety reasons. SOME POWER 5 CONFERENCES HAVE YET TO POSTPONE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, REST OF FALL SPORTS SEASON “The four best teams can go play,” Swinney said. “We've been one of those four for five years in a row. So, in my opinion, it doesn't change anything for us. We're just trying to be the best Clemson we can be. Whoever you play every week, you try to win that game, you try to keep moving forward. We don't...
    Ex-Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins addressed former teammate DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts in an Instagram video Friday, calling the aftermath a “distraction.” “We gotta stay focused,” Jenkins said in the video. “All of this back and forth that’s going on right now is a distraction. Comments were made, and they were wrong. Allow those who were impacted by it to voice their grievances. “But we’ve got to stay focused. Because Breonna Taylor’s killers are still not arrested. We’re still fighting for justice. We’ve got a lot of work to do. And this ain’t it. Stay focused.” Recently, Jenkins notably criticized new-teammate Drew Brees for his comments towards kneeling during the national anthem. In the emotional video, Jenkins stressed the need for solidarity among all players in the fight for social justice. “You’re someone that doesn’t understand their privilege,” Jenkins said in the video. “You don’t understand the potential that you...
    The controversy surrounding DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts this week continued to spiral Friday after New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins called it a “distraction.” In a brief video uploaded to Instagram, Jenkins said the comments made by the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver were “wrong,” but not before calling it a “distraction.” PHILADELPHIA UNION PLAYERS WEAR NAMES OF BLACK VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY ON JERSEYS AT MLS TOURNAMENT “We gotta stay focused,” Jenkins said. “All of this back and forth that's going on right now is a distraction. Comments were made, and they were wrong. Allow those who were impacted by it to voice their grievances.” He continued: “But we've got to stay focused. Because Breonna Taylor's killers are still not arrested. We're still fighting for justice. We've got a lot of work to do. And this ain't it. Stay focused.” But Jenkins went further in the caption of...
    New Orleans Saints defensive back and recently signed CNN contributor Malcolm Jenkins said in a video posted to Instagram on Friday that “Jewish people aren’t our problem, and we’re not their problem,” dismissing the focus on the “wrong” anti-Semitic comments from fellow NFL player DeSean Jackson as a “distraction.” “We gotta stay focused,” Jenkins, started the video post. “All of this back and forth that’s going on right now is a distraction.” “Comments were made,” he continued, seemingly referencing Jackson, “and they were wrong. Allow those who were impacted by it to voice their grievances.” “But we gotta stay focused, because Breonna Taylor’s killers are still not arrested. We still fighting for justice, we gotta lot of work to do, and this ain’t it.” “Stay focused,” Jenkins signed off. The “social justice issues”-based CNN contributor captioned the post: “We can honor the Jewish heritage and trauma while staying focused on what...
    Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the U.S. economy during a campaign event at McGregor Industries, a metal works plant that manufactures stairs and stair railings, in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, July 9, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, laying out his plans for an economic recovery Thursday, said President Donald Trump is too focused on the stock market during the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president, speaking at an event in Pennsylvania, said he wanted to end the "era of shareholder capitalism."  "Throughout this crisis, Donald Trump has been almost singularly focused on the stock market, the Dow and Nasdaq. Not you. Not your families," Biden said. "If I am fortunate enough to be elected president, I'll be laser-focused on working families, the middle-class families I came from here in Scranton. Not the wealthy investor class. They don't need me." Among the policies...
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