Potential jurors in Almaud Arbery case asked: Is U.S. Confederate flag racist?
Franklin Hogue, a lawyer for Gregory McMichael, said it was important to find out if potential jurors might have biases against the defendants. The defendants’ lawyers negotiated with Judge Timothy Walmsley over what questions they could put to potential jurors, including whether they could ask jurors’ views about the Black Lives Matter anti-racism movement. Walmsley said he would allow some of the questions proposed about potential jurors’ views on race but wanted to limit the amount of time spent on the topic. When potential jurors were asked about having a “negative feeling” towards Travis or Gregory McMichael, at least seven jurors raised their hands for each of the men. Court later adjourned for the day with eight potential jurors being dismissed and without any jurors being seated.thewestsidegazette.com
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
Rookies Chase Young and Kamren Curl scored defensive touchdowns as Washington grabbed sole possession of first place in the division after a gritty 23-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He missed the second half with soreness in his surgically repaired right leg. “We were not clean today offensively,” San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. Dwayne Haskins, the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft, replaced Smith in the second half. San Francisco: travels to the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday.
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.
Trump Tax Records Show Duplicity.
Analysis: The New York Times report comes at a time when Trump is already on the defensive about his trustworthiness. Trump calls NY Times revelation of his tax returns ‘fake news’By Jonathan AllenWASHINGTON — Pres. Donald Trump told the tax man he was the country’s biggest loser, according to Internal Revenue Service filings obtained by The New York Times, and that will make it harder for him to win re-election. The vast majority of his base voters won’t care whether he paid taxes or lied about being a successful businessman. The tax payment numbers are empirical evidence of his long history of duplicity on his business record.thewestsidegazette.com
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