Commentary: Cold, hard cash, not character, made Daniel Snyder change Washington’s NFL nickname

Pressure from corporate partners, not any change of heart, pushed Daniel Snyder to change the name of the Washington NFL team. | Matt Rourke/AP FedEx threatened to take its name off the stadium unless the name was changed. Nike pulled team merchandise from its website. Pepsi expressed its disapproval. Do not mistake cold, hard calculation […]

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Durham, under pressure to wrap up investigation, could ‘punt’ to after Election Day: source

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Attorney John Durham is under pressure to wrap up his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe by the end of the summer, but if he doesn’t, he could wait to reveal his findings or initiate prosecutions until after the 2020 presidential election, Fox News has learned. Two sources familiar with Durham’s investigation told […]

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AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses

Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on By JAY REEVES Associated Press July 9, 2020, 4:08 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Public pressure amid protests over racial […]

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China calls US invite to nuclear talks a ploy to derail them

A senior Chinese arms control official has called U.S. pressure to join nuclear arms talks with Russia a ploy to avoid signing a new deal By The Associated Press July 8, 2020, 7:50 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — A senior Chinese arms control official called U.S. pressure […]

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Trump says he will pressure governors to reopen schools as virus surges

President Donald Trump said that he’s putting pressure on governors to reopen schools this fall, part of his push to reopen the country despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases. "We hope that most schools are going to be open," Trump said at a White House event, claiming that some places will want to stay […]

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The Swamp Is Coming From Inside Trump’s Campaign

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of the arms maker Raytheon, under pressure to overcome a congressional hold on major sales in the fall of 2018, wanted to sit down with one of the few people who could solve the problem — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. But the State Department would not schedule the meeting. […]

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Possible Biden VP pick dodges question on taking down George Washington statues

Who is Tammy Duckworth? As the pressure rises on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to announce a woman as his running mate, eyes have turned to Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth. Here’s 5 things you need to know about her. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is among the shortlist of political figures that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee […]

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Susan Rice slams Trump over Russian bounties: ‘I don’t buy this story that he was never briefed’

Who is Susan Rice? As the pressure rises on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to announce a black woman as his running mate, eyes have turned to longtime Washington insider Susan Rice. Here’s 5 things you need to know about her. Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice blasted President Trump’s claims that he was never […]

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Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate icon from flag

AP Mississippi has faced mounting pressure to change its flag during the past month amid international protests against racial injustice in the United States. JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after […]

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Karen Bass: 5 things to know about Biden’s possible Democratic VP contender

As pressure rises on Joe Biden to pick a black woman as his vice presidential running mate, eyes have turned to Rep. Karen Bass. Here are five things to know about the California congresswoman: She is the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Bass was elected to represent California’s 33rd district, which includes parts of […]

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Biden Is Getting a Lot of Advice on His V.P. Here’s What Voters Think.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. appears to face limited political pressure from voters about whom to choose as his running mate, with no contender emerging as a clear favorite and the great majority of people saying that race should not be a factor in his decision, according to polling conducted by The New York Times and […]

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Susan Rice: 5 things to know about Biden’s possible Democratic VP contender

As the pressure rises from liberals on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to announce a black woman as his running mate, eyes have turned to longtime Washington insider Susan Rice, after she reportedly landed a spot on the former vice president’s shortlist. Here are five things to know about Biden’s possible vice presidential contender: She’s been in […]

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Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an “occupied” protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump asserted is run by “anarchists.” Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference […]

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Keisha Lance Bottoms: 5 things to know about Biden’s possible Democratic VP contender

As the pressure rises on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to pick a black woman as his running mate, Atlanta’s mayor has earned a national spotlight for her reported spot on the shortlist for Biden’s potential running mates. Here are five things to know about Keisha Lance Bottoms, the 50-year-old mayor of Atlanta who may […]

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Treasury Dept. Agrees to Release Data on Small-Business Relief

WASHINGTON — Bowing to political pressure, the Trump administration said on Friday evening that it would disclose borrower information for recipients of millions of small-business loans through the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The decision is a reversal for the administration, which had closely guarded the information and argued that private businesses should not have […]

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Trump Moves Tulsa Rally Date After Sharp Criticism

President Trump bowed to pressure on Friday night and announced that he would delay his upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., rather than hold it on the day that honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered a major holiday by many African-Americans. The rally was originally set for next Friday, […]

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Trump Moves Tulsa Rally Date From Juneteenth After Sharp Criticism

President Trump bowed to pressure on Friday night and announced that he would delay his upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., rather than hold it on the day that honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered a major holiday by many African-Americans. The rally was originally set for next Friday, […]

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CeeDee Lamb adds even more pressure on Dak Prescott – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman and Domonique Foxworth discuss how much pressure is on QB Dak Prescott this season after the Dallas Cowboys drafted WR CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA […]

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Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington prepared for another […]

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More protests sweep US cities as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington prepared for another possible round […]

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US cities gird for more violence as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and cities including Washington girded for another […]

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Death toll climbs as U.S. cities erupt in more violence; Trump decries `lowlifes’

By By ZEKE MILLER and MATT SEDENSKY WASHINGTON  —  President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call in the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh […]

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US cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries `lowlifes’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped up the pressure on governors to crack down after a week of unrest set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As cities around the U.S. witnessed a seventh straight night of both peaceful demonstrations […]

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