Trump’s cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts – Yahoo News

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “Trump needs you,” one fundraising email implored. “President Trump’s Legacy is in your hands,” another pleaded. Others advertised “Miss Me Yet?” T-shirts featuring Donald Trump’s smiling face. While some Republicans grapple with how fiercely to embrace the former president, the organizations charged with raising money for the party are going all in. The Republican National Committee and the party’s congressional campaign arms are eager to cash in on Trump’s lure with small donors ahead of next year’s midterm elections, when the GOP hopes to regain control…

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Trump’s cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts – Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “Trump needs you,” one fundraising email implored. “President Trump’s Legacy is in your hands,” another pleaded. Others advertised “Miss Me Yet?” T-shirts featuring Donald Trump’s smiling face. While some Republicans grapple with how fiercely to embrace the former president, the organizations charged with raising money for the party are going all in. The Republican National Committee and the party’s congressional campaign arms are eager to cash in on Trump’s lure with small donors ahead of next year’s midterm elections, when the GOP hopes to regain control…

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Boy Scouts Will Sell Nearly 60 Norman Rockwell Works to Pay Sex-Abuse Claims – The New York Times

The association between the Boy Scouts of America and Norman Rockwell spanned more than six decades, yielding dozens of commissioned coming-of-age portraits that evoke virtue, bravery and Americana. But now faced with tens of thousands of sex-abuse claims, the debt-saddled organization is poised to do the unthinkable: Sell its collection of Rockwell’s art. In a reorganization plan filed in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware this week, the Boy Scouts listed nearly 60 of pieces of art by Rockwell whose sale would help raise money for a settlement fund of at…

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De Blasio pounces on Cuomo scandals: ‘He cannot govern’ if claims are true – Fox News

In an interview Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that if the nursing-home and sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are true, “he cannot govern.” De Blasio and Cuomo, both Democrats, have long had a bad relationship. They clashed last summer over the George Floyd protests that broke out in the city; they feuded in April over reopening schools; and The Nation reported that Cuomo “on and off the record” relishes in “trashing de Blasio in the press.” But the recent scandals that have ensnared Cuomo…

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Police bolster security at US Capitol as QAnon theory claims Trump will become president March 4 – USA TODAY

Will Carless   | USA TODAY Show Caption Hide Caption Trump on QAnon conspiracy theory: ‘They like me very much’ QAnon has been classified by the FBI as a domestic terror threat, according to an internal memo first published by Yahoo! News. USA TODAY Capitol Police will beef up security this week at the Capitol building as a precaution against any potential extremist activity amid a far-right conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump will rise to power on March 4, the original inauguration day for presidents prior to 1933. The acting sergeant at arms…

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‘No glass ceiling’: Tulane doctor files discrimination lawsuit against medical school – NBC News

NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Princess Dennar of Tulane University was just a child in Southwest Philadelphia when she decided to become a doctor. Many of the children in the predominantly Black neighborhood often rode their bikes in the street, but there were few stop signs to keep them safe. She still remembers the day one of the kids was hit by a car. It took hours before an ambulance came to help, Dennar said. If she had been a doctor, she could have helped sooner, she remembers thinking. Decades later,…

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Michigan lawmakers slam “highly inadequate” food given to National Guardsmen still protecting the Capitol – CBS News

Michigan National Guardsmen tasked with continuing to protect the U.S. Capitol have said they’re being provided food that’s “badly undercooked, raw, moldy, and even filled with metal shavings,” according to a letter from the state’s House delegation obtained by CBS News on Tuesday. Some guardsmen have been hospitalized after eating the food, the letter said.  “It is clear that these contracted meals are poorly prepared, oftentimes inedible, and highly inadequate to support our soldiers,” the 14 lawmakers said in the letter, which was sent to the chief of the National…

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Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis brings to light long-standing problems in city – NBC News

After more than two weeks without clean running water, Katasha Johnson saw a slow trickle dribbling down a faucet in her home on the west side of Jackson, Mississippi, on Tuesday. But the brown drip didn’t feel like a reprieve for Johnson, 38, who lost water after back-to-back winter storms slammed the city and its century-old water infrastructure last month. “It’s not enough to do anything with, and it doesn’t even look safe,” said Johnson, the mother of children ages 9, 6 and 3. Instead, Johnson and her fiancé are…

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Biden won White House with ‘put your dumb uncle in the basement’ strategy, new book says – Fox News

President Biden won the White House because the coronavirus let him stay hidden in his basement, protecting his campaign from its biggest liability — the candidate himself, a new book says. The Biden camp ran partly on the strategy of “you put your dumb uncle in the basement,’’ referring to the Democratic candidate, according to “Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.’’ Even former President Obama initially refused to support his 78-year-old ex-vice president and friend, worried he could become a “tragicomic caricature of an aging politician having his last hurrah’’ if not protected from…

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Ohio grandmother killed by stray bullet while planning son’s funeral – New York Post

An Ohio grandmother was struck by a stray bullet and killed while planning her son’s funeral over the weekend, a report said. Ruth Lewis, 89, gathered with relatives at a family member’s home in Warren when she was shot in the back around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to WKBN-TV. She was pronounced dead a short time later. No other injuries were reported. “This was a senseless death caused by a random bullet,” said Warren Mayor Doug Franklin. “Obviously, she wasn’t the target so it’s so unfortunate, but that just goes…

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