If you receive, or one day will receive, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits—and that’s all of us, folks—you might want to pay closer attention to what’s being discussed here in Washington about these critical programs. A few lawmakers—in some cases elected by you to represent your best interests in Congress—are talking seriously about making major changes to them. Here’s some quick background: According to the Peterson Foundation, a nonpartisan analyzer of the federal budget, the so-called “Big Three”—Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, along with other mandatory spending programs for health programs—together gobbled up $3.7 trillion out of the government’s $5.9 trillion budget in fiscal year 2022, which ended Sept, 30.
- Rolling Stone
Facing intense GOP pressure, Republican strongholds in Arizona are waiting until the last possible moment to certify their election results
- The State
Clarrissa Winchester died Nov. 9 when she was seven months pregnant. The baby died as well.
The family of the late Katie Meyer, formerly Stanford University’s star soccer captain, is suing the university for wrongful death, after Meyer took her life in her dorm room in February. Last week, Santa Clara County ruled that “there is no indication of foul play, and Meyer’s death was determined to be self-inflicted,” prompting Meyer’s family to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated reported.
- Sacramento Bee
Emergency officials say ash and Pele’s hair could blanket parts of the island.
USMNT captain Tyler Adams graciously handled a question from an Iranian journalist about discrimination in the US
Tyler Adams was also informed that he'd been mispronouncing "Iran" by the journalist, but the American used the moment to gracefully answer a tough question.
- Touchdown Wire
The Broncos' defense seems to have had enough of carrying Russell Wilson's water.
Lake, a 2020 election denier, has refused to concede in the state’s gubernatorial race.
- Broncos Wire
Broncos fans want Russell Wilson's social media team to stop the 'tone deaf' tweets while Denver is struggling.
- Rutgers Wire
Paul Finebaum gives his four teams for the College Football Playoff.
- NBC Sports BayArea
Deebo Samuel tweeted about former 49ers teammate Raheem Mostert in light of recent comments about the 49ers.
- The Clarion Ledger
Jackson State is looking to keep its football coach Deion Sanders, who is garnering attention from several FBS schools, with Colorado being the latest
The royal staff have a secret and pretty rude nickname for the Sussexes, and "flinch" whenever they come up in conversation.
- The Hill
Correction: An AARP poll released last week had Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) leading GOP candidate Herschel Walker by 4 percentage points. Early voting is underway in Georgia in what promises to be an intense week-and-a-half of campaigning between GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker and incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Walker and Warnock were forced to…
- Yahoo Sports
Canelo Alvarez warns Lionel Messi after Mexico jersey video: ‘He better hope to God that he doesn’t run into me’
A video appeared to show Messi kicking a Mexico jersey, and Alvarez wasn't happy about it.
- Roll Tide Wire
Alabama's win over Auburn was enough to bump the Crimson Tide up in the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.
- Good Morning America
First lady Jill Biden on Monday unveiled this year's White House holiday decorations, announcing the theme as "We the People." More than 150 volunteers from across the country spent a week helping to decorate the inside and outside of the White House with 25 wreaths, 77 Christmas trees and over 83,615 holiday lights. There is also a gingerbread White House that was made out of 20 sheets of sugar cookie dough, 30sheets of gingerbread dough, 100 pounds of pastillage, 30 pounds of chocolate, and 40 pounds of royal icing, according to the office of the first lady.
- The Tuscaloosa News
Alabama football is most likely headed to a New Year's SIx bowl game, but which one is still unknown. More will be learned after Tuesday's CFP rankings
- NBC News
‘F---ing nightmare’: Trump team does damage control after he dines with Ye and white supremacist Nick Fuentes
Former President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West,
- Women's Health
Britney Spears is strong all-over and so confident in a nude bathtub selfie she just posted on Instagram. She loves working out with her husband Sam Asghari.
- E! News
After some Instagram users called Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker's kids' muscles "strange" and "weird," the singer clapped back, calling the critics "unkind."