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How Democrats miscalculated Manchin and later won him back

It was Friday afternoon, and President Joe Biden was on the phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who felt blindsided by his party leaders and now was at risk of defecting and effectively torpedoing a central pillar of the White House’s domestic agenda. Just a couple hours earlier as he walked…MORE

Obama congratulates Biden on Senate passage of his Covid relief bill

Obama congratulates Biden on Senate passage of his Covid relief bill

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated President Joe Biden on the successful passage of the Covid-19 relief bill through the Senate, the administration’s top legislative priority as millions of Americans continue to struggle financially amid the coronavirus pandemic. In series of tweets following the Senate’s approval of the bill, Obama said that Biden’s $1.9…MORE

Tom Brady rookie card sells for record $1.32 million

Tom Brady rookie card sells for record $1.32 million

The most expensive trading card in football history, a Tom Brady rookie card, has sold for $1.32 million. FitBit CEO and co-founder James Park made the purchase. “I lived in Boston for 10 years and so am a huge fan of Brady,” Park said in a statement on the Instagram page of PWCC Marketplace, the…MORE

Trump wants top Republican fundraising organizations to stop using his likeness

Trump wants top Republican fundraising organizations to stop using his likeness

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise, a Trump adviser tells CNN. The three entities are the largest fundraising organizations within the GOP that…MORE

Mark Pavelich, member of ‘Miracle on Ice’ 1980 Olympic hockey team, dies at 63

Mark Pavelich, member of ‘Miracle on Ice’ 1980 Olympic hockey team, dies at 63

Mark Pavelich, a member of the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 Olympics US men’s hockey team, has died at age 63. He died in North Sauk Centre, Minnesota, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, which is investigating the cause of death. The Star Tribune reported Pavelich died Thursday morning at a residential…MORE

70 years later, a US Army chaplain’s remains are found

70 years later, a US Army chaplain’s remains are found

Seventy years after renowned Army Chaplain Capt. Emil Kapaun died as a prisoner in the Korean War, his remains have been identified by the Defense Department. Kapaun’s remains were identified in Hawaii, his nephew Ray Emil Kapaun told CNN. The family received a call from the US Army with the news on Thursday. “I almost…MORE

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