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The Packers still don’t know for sure whetherwill be under center in Week One. They also don’t know whether will be blocking for him.
Bakhtiari suffered a torn ACL at practice on New Year’s Eve, and he won’t be fully cleared for the start of training camp. Whether he’s fully cleared for Week One Bakhtiari himself remains unsure of, according to Jason Wilde of the State Journal. Instead, Bakhtiari says the day he’ll be back on the field is the day he’s medically ready to be back on the field, no sooner and no later.
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China's foreign vice minister, Le Yucheng, said the U.S. continued to represent the strongest, most powerful nation in the world, but that the country was suffering from an idealogical perspective. "The U.S. decline is not a decline in strength but a decline of hegemony," Le said, according to the South China Morning Post. "No matter a country's strength, hegemonic power is bound to wither, hegemony is not popular." Nonetheless, Le continued by stating that the U.S. was "still a strong and large nation in the number one spot," and that "it will be hard to overtake it over a relatively long period of time.
“This is my first time going through this, so I’m just going to attack every day, try to hit every benchmark I can,” Bakhtiari said. “And once ‘Doc’ [team physician Dr. Patrick McKenzie] can check me off, I can check myself and I can go out there and not only perform and protect myself but perform at the level that the Packers need me to, I think, on that date.”
The Packers missed Bakhtiari in their season-ending NFC Championship Game loss to the Buccaneers. They may continue to miss him early in the 2021 season, but they’ll be eager to have him back and healthy, whether he’s blocking for Rodgers or.
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Transcript: David Becker on "Face the Nation" on July 18, 2021 .
The following is a transcript of an interview with David Becker, the director and founder of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, that aired on Sunday, July 18, 2021, on "Face the Nation."JOHN DICKERSON: Since the November election, 17 states have enacted new laws that tighte rules around casting ballots and running elections in an effort to keep Texas from becoming the 18th, Democrats in the state legislature staged a dramatic protest flying to Washington to block Republicans from passing a more restrictive voting law.