- PoliticsThe Week
President Trump is known for going off script, but his premature presidential election victory declaration in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 4 wasn't a completely spur-of-the-moment decision, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports.In the first installment of a reported series on Trump's final two months in office, Swan writes that Trump began "choreographing election night in earnest" during the second week of October following a "toxic" debate with President-elect Joe Biden on Sept. 29 and a bout with COVID-19 that led to his hospitalization. At that point, Trump's internal poll numbers had reportedly taken a tumble, Swan notes.With that in mind, he reportedly called his first White House chief of staff, a stunned Reince Priebus, and "acted out his script, including walking up to a podium and prematurely declaring victory on election night if it looked like he was ahead." Indeed, in the lead up to Election Day, Trump reportedly kept his focus on the so-called "red mirage," the early vote counts that would show many swing states leaning red because mail-in ballots had yet to be counted. Trump, Swan reports, intended to "weaponize it for his vast base of followers," who would go to bed thinking he had secured a second-term, likely planting the seeds of a stolen election. Read more at Axios. > As I've been writing, the plan was to steal the election all along. Fantastic reporting here. https://t.co/k8C73o8vH7> > -- Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) January 16, 2021More stories from theweek.com Statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico only needs 50 votes 5 more scathing cartoons about Trump's 2nd impeachment Trump's vaccine delay is getting suspicious
- LifestyleBest Life
Before you start preparing dinner, you might want to check that your meal of choice is safe to eat, now that three varieties of popular microwave meals have been pulled from shelves due to potential contamination. Publix has just issued a recall on multiple microwaveable vegetable meals—read on to discover if a dish in your fridge is affected. And for more products to ditch ASAP, If You Bought This From Costco, Stop Using It Immediately.On Jan. 14, Publix Super Markets, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of three of its Publix Steam In Bag meals due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a species of bacteria that can "cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems," according to the recall notice. The bacteria can also cause serious symptoms in otherwise healthy people, including stillbirth and miscarriage in pregnant people, and headaches, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, stiffness, and fever in others.The affected meals—Publix Steam In Bag Green Bean Butternut Squash, Publix Steam In Bag Season Butternut Medley, and Publix Steam In Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan—were sold between Jan. 3 and Jan. 14, 2021 and have GTIN codes 002-24887-00000, 002-25399-00000, and 002-25677-00000 on the packaging, respectively.While Publix has not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the aforementioned meals, anyone with the meals at home should avoid consuming them, and all potentially affected batches have been pulled from Publix stores. Customers who bought one of the recalled meals "may return the product to their local store for a full refund," says Maria Brous, communications director for Publix.Read on to discover which other popular foods have been pulled from shelves this month, and for more foods to steer clear of, If You Have This Popular Frozen Meal at Home, Throw It Away Right Now.Read the original article on Best Life. 1 Weis cookies and cream ice cream If you have Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in your freezer, you might want to toss it now. On Jan. 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of 10,869 cartons of the Weis dessert, sold in 48-oz. containers, due to potential contamination from metal machinery parts. If you have the affected ice cream at home, which bears the UPC number 041497-01253 on the packaging, you can return it to your point of purchase for a full refund. And if you love the bullseye store, you should know that If You Bought These 2 Things From Target, Return Them Now. 2 Klein's vanilla ice cream Yet another frozen treat sold at Weis supermarkets was pulled from shelves in early January. The FDA also announced the recall of 502 three-gallon containers of Klein's Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream due to potential metal contamination. The affected desserts have a sell by date of Oct. 28, 2021 and can be returned to the store from which they were purchased for a full refund. And while you're cleaning out your kitchen, know that If You Have This Spice in Your Pantry, the FDA Says Check It Immediately. 3 Hy-Vee chicken enchiladas You'll want to give those frozen enchiladas a once-over before you heat them up, now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a health alert for 64-oz. packages of Hy-Vee Mealtime Chicken Enchiladas due to undisclosed soy. The affected meals, which are marked with establishment number P51558 and have Best Used By dates of Jan. 10, 2021,"should be thrown away," the FSIS states. And for more recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. 4 Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad kits Dole's Sesame Asian Chopped Salad kits were pulled from shelves in January due to an undisclosed allergen that could potentially cause "a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction" in some individuals. The affected salads came with the wrong toppings and dressing, which contained eggs that were not mentioned on the salad's ingredients list. The affected salads, which have a Best If Used By date of Jan. 15, 2021 and bear the UPC number 0-71430-00035-9 and the lot code B364016 or B364017, should be tossed immediately, the FDA recommends. And for another product to ditch, beware that If You Have This Pot at Home, You Need to Stop Using It Immediately.
- EntertainmentYahoo Entertainment
More than ten years after her affair with Tiger Woods became public knowledge, Rahcel Uchitel finally opened up about their relationship. Uchitel said she wanted to finally tell her side of the story because of the way she’s been portrayed by the media. On HBO’s two-part docuseries Tiger, Uchitel tells of a deeply personal relationship that was about much more than just sex. “So many people put him on a pedestal, and here he was in my bed, and he was my Tiger,” Uchitel said. She later added, “He was like a fountain. He just wanted to talk and talk and talk. He told me a lot about his childhood, his dad, and that he was sick of trying to hide who he was. But he was so scared of the real Tiger not living up to the Tiger that everybody else thinks he is.”Uchitel said that a couple days before Thanksgiving in 2009, as the National Enquirer was about to publish a story about her relationship with Woods, she spoke to Woods’s now ex-wife Elin Nordegren and convinced her that there was no sexual relationship. But on Thanksgiving, Nordegren figured out the truth, proving her suspicions when she called Uchitel from Woods’s phone. Later that night, Woods got into a car accident shortly after leaving his house that would lead to his affair with Uchitel being exposed to the world. Uchitel said that was life-changing.“This story was so huge, that was the end of my life as I knew it,” Uchitel said. “There now were probably 45 to 50 paparazzi outside of my apartment telling me that I was a homewrecker, that I was a whore, saying I hope you get AIDS and die.”
- PoliticsNational Review
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) warned Friday that one-third of Republican voters could leave the party if GOP senators vote in impeachment proceedings to convict President Trump. Paul made the comments in an interview on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle. The senator’s remarks come amid an increasing divide between congressional Republicans who oppose impeaching the president and a smaller number who support the measure following the riots at the Capitol on January 6. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is reportedly hopeful that Republicans can use impeachment to purge Trump from the GOP, although he would need the support of at least 16 additional Republican senators to vote to convict. “Look, I didn’t agree with the [Capitol] fight that happened last week, and I voted against overturning the election, but at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion, [and] if Republicans go along with it, it’ll destroy the party,” Paul said during the interview. “A third of the Republicans will leave the party,” Paul continued. “This isn’t about, anymore, the Electoral College, this is about the future of the party, and whether you’re going to ostracize and excommunicate President Trump from the party. Well, guess what? Millions of his fans will leave as well.” While a majority of Americans believe Trump should be removed from office immediately, just 17 percent of Republicans support expelling Trump from the presidency, according to an Axios–Ipsos poll released on Thursday. Support for Trump among Republicans has fallen since the Capitol riots; however, 60 percent believe the party should continue to follow Trump once he leaves office, an ABC News/Washington Post poll found.
- SportsYahoo Sports
Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are flipping a middle finger after offseason of NFL preparing for life after them
They are vying for the head of the table when this season is over. If only to prove that the baton isn’t going to be a handoff as much as an alley fight.
- U.S.The Root
The many army veterans and law enforcement officers who participated in the insurrectionist attack at the U.S. Capitol confirmed that there are people in the forces who also identify as violent Trump supporters, as does the recent case of an Army veteran being accused of shooting at a Black teen girl during a Trump rally.