Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers not interested in Antonio Brown
The Bucs refuted reports that they are interested in signing the former All-Pro wide receiver.Brown played alongside Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady for one game last fall when the two were with the New England Patriots.
Former officials from George W. Bush administration and campaign launched a super PAC in support of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, declaring they "knew it was time to take a stand."
The group of at least 200 former officials, aides and Cabinet secretaries formed 43 Alumni for Biden to block President Donald Trump from winning a second term, arguing on its website that "democracy is at stake" and there have been "far too many days filled with chaos emanating from the highest levels of government." The group is not directly affiliated with Bush.
Alumni of George W. Bush administration launch pro-Biden super PAC
Hundreds of former members of the George W. Bush administration have formed a super PAC to support former Vice President Joe Biden, saying they are alarmed by President Trump's conduct in office.The group, dubbed "43 Alumni for Joe Biden," officially launched Wednesday. The group includes former Cabinet officials and other senior administration members who say they think Biden can "restore dignity" to the White House."[W]e're looking for theThe group, dubbed "43 Alumni for Joe Biden," officially launched Wednesday. The group includes former Cabinet officials and other senior administration members who say they think Biden can "restore dignity" to the White House.
"Our mission is clear, to elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. Through our advocacy, 43 Alumni for Biden seeks to unite and mobilize a community of historically Republican voters who are dismayed and disappointed by the damage done to our nation by Donald Trump’s presidency."
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The group said many of its founding members are still Republicans and while "political differences may remain," it was important to revive "civil, honest and robust policy discussions."
NFL will treat COVID-19 players as injured players
The NFL has a lot of issues that need to be resolved before training camp start. Here is the latest on the NFL’s efforts to finalize a new setup for the impending COVID-19-altered season. A key takeaway from Friday’s NFLPA conference call: contracts relating to the coronavirus. Once teams report to camp, players who test positive for the virus will be treated the same way — contractually speaking — as injured players, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. They will be paid.
Fundraising: Joe Biden tops Donald Trump for second straight month
"You don’t have to agree with a president on all of his policy decisions or agenda. We ask them to go to the White House and do what they think is in the best interest of the country. That’s what we as alumni of George W. Bush did, and we think Joe Biden will deliver that as well," said Kristopher Purcell, a member of the PAC's organizing committee. Purcell worked in the Office of Communications in the White House and in the State Department during the Bush administration.
The super PAC plans to roll out testimonial videos featuring high-profile Republicans and launch a voter turnout effort in key states, aimed at turning out disaffected Republican voters.
The Trump campaign said 43 Alumni for Biden was the latest example of entrenched establishment opposition to Trump.
In a statement, Erin Perrine, the Trump campaign’s director of press communications, said “this is the swamp – yet again – trying to take down the duly elected president.”
NHL, NHLPA hoping to finalize CBA, return-to-play agreement Saturday?
The NHL and NHLPA are hoping that they will finalize a six-year CBA agreement Saturday along with a tentative agreement on Phase 3 and 4 protocols as well as a critical calendar.Assuming the new CBA is agreed upon, it would need to be ratified by the Board of Governors and the full membership of the NHLPA, where the players would get 72 hours, starting Monday.
"President Trump is the leader of a united Republican Party where he has earned 94% of Republican votes during the primaries – something any former president of any party could only dream of," she said.
The super PAC is not the first group of alienated conservatives to organize in opposition to Trump. Republican Voters against Trump and the Lincoln Project have run scathing ad campaigns in battleground states. And Right Side PAC was formed by former Republican operatives to mobilize turnout among GOP voters who don't support the president.
Though Bush is not directly tied to the group and has not endorsed a candidate, he has made several statements since Trump took office that appeared critical of the president.
Colin Powell, who served as secretary of state under Bush, said last month he will be voting for Biden. Powell called Trump's approach to politics "dangerous for our democracy."
Carly Fiorina, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has also endorsed Biden. Many other leading conservatives, including former members of Trump's Cabinet such as John Bolton and James Mattis, have made it clear they do not support Trump's reelection, though they have not said they plan to vote for Biden.
Bill Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Co., points to a collection of Ford GT vehicles while talking with President Donald Trump in a mask during his visit to the Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti on May 21, 2020. Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, is standing in the middle.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News virtual town hall "America Together: Returning to Work," event, with anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on May 3, 2020.
President Donald Trump chats with Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter, Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee, Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Friday, March 6, 2020 in Putnam County, Tenn., after tornados ripped killed 25 people throughout the state.
President Donald Trump meets CBP officer Donna Sifford who was shopping at Walmart at the time of the attack that killed 22 and injured 25 others. Sifford helped rescue people from the shooter on August 7, 2019.
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President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 1, 2019.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pause at the crosses representing the 23 people killed by the Sunday March 3, 2019 tornado in Beauregard, Ala., during his visit to the area on Friday March 8, 2019.
President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address on Feb 5, 2019, from the House chamber of the United States Capitol in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are behind Trump.
President Donald Trump arrives in McAllen, Tx to speak to offices and tour the U.S southern border on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The trip comes two days after President Trump delivered a nation wide address setting there is a crises along the border and calling for a wall or barrier.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with members of the military at a dining hall at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants.
President Donald Trump walks with Melania, Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, alongside Tree of Life Synagogue rabbi Jeffrey Myers, near the memorial site to the 11 victims in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.
President Donald Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and FEMA director Brock Long, visited the city of Lynn Haven, Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A large parking area behind the devastated police department and City Hall buildings became a temporary location for local volunteers and people to compile and distribute supplies, food and assistance.
President Donald Trump takes questions from a gathering of reporters next to Air Force One at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. President Trump visited the Cincinnati area for a MAGA Rally at the Warren County Fair Grounds in Lebanon, Ohio, Friday night.
President Donald Trump acknowledges retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, during ceremonial swearing-in held at the East Room of the White House for newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, on Oct. 8, 2018.
President Donald J. Trump awards Sergeant John A. Chapman the posthumous Medal of Honor on August 22, 2018 in the East Room at the White House for his actions on March 4, 2002, on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan. Chapman's aircraft was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, ejecting one teammate rom the aircraft, and crippling the helicopter after it crashed in the valley below. Chapman and the remaining joint special operations team members voluntarily returned to the snow-capped mountain, into known enemy stronghold, in an attempt to rescue their stranded teammate. Sergeant Chapman’s spouse, Valerie Nessel, and family joined the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service and sacrifice on Aug 22, 2018.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin offers a ball of the 2018 football World Cup to US President Donald Trump during a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world.
President Donald Trump embraces Pauline Conner the widow of Kentucky soldier First Lt. Garlin M. Conner posthumously honored with the Medal of Honor on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, for his actions in World War II.
President Donald Trump speaks with Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski, left, after awarding him the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Slabinski oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop and carried a "seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face" while leading "an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy."
President Donald Trump holds an executive order he just signed on rural broadband flanked by Rep Diane Black, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.
President Donald Trump talked about his tax reform plan at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 193rd Special Operations Wing at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, PA on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
President Donald Trump stands with Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, before the Obama's departs on Marine One after the 2017 Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 20, 2017.
Donald Trump takes the oath of office, while standing with Melania Trump and Barron Trump, during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office Jan 20, 2017.
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Report: Redskins will not have Native-American imagery in next logo, name .
Washington has faced pressure for years regarding its team nickname and logo, but team owner Daniel Snyder has resisted making any changes. However, with companies, including the home stadium sponsor FedEx, calling for a reconsideration of the name, Snyder may finally be making a change.Last week, the team said it would be conducting a thorough review of the nickname. One report said it was “likely” they would make a change.The team originated as the Boston Braves in 1932, was named the Boston Redskins in 1933, and has kept that nickname ever since moving to Washington in 1937.