WATCH: Social Distancing Not A Concern, As Large Crowds Gather To Show Support For Biden (VIDEO)

As networks called Biden the winner of the Presidential race, his supporters erupted in large-crowd celebrations and most of the celebration attendees were not following the CDC’s six-feet-apart social distancing guidelines.

A reporter shared about the crowds, “It is a loud situation, the president at-. This is the scene. You can see actually it’s filled up. And just to give you some perspective on the top of your screen, you can see there’s a fence and then a grassy area. That’s Lafayette Park, which is just to the north of where I’m standing at the White House. It has been barricaded. The gates and the fencing have been put up, non scalable, officials say, because of the expectation that this would exactly be the scene on election night. We had to wait five days for that. Right? We took a while to get here.”

A strategic follow-up call within the Democratic Party revealed party in-fighting regarding whether or not voters were driven away by the use of the word ‘socialism’

Rep. Abigail Spanberger a Democrat of Virginia said, “We need to not ever use the word ‘socialist’ or ‘socialism’ ever again. Because while people think it doesn’t matter, it does matter. And we lost good members because of that… And if we are classifying Tuesday as a success from congressional standpoint, we are going to get [bleep] torn apart in 2022.”

A commentator on PBS pointed out, “Well, this has been sort of the central tension for Democrats for the past two years. It was the tension we saw play out in the Democratic presidential primary, too, is these sort of forces between the moderate wing and the more liberal progressive wing. It’s complicated because a lot of the energy inside the caucus is coming from the more progressive wing. I think best exemplified by Alexander Ocasio-Cortez and the more younger female dynamic members. You also saw the same election cycle, veteran Democratic incumbents losing to younger, more progressive candidates.”

She continued, “And a lot of progressives were going into this election thinking they had the energy, they were going to define the agenda. And that is not really what I think most of the party sees is the outcome of 2020. And you have a lot of moderates who feel like the party left them hanging in this election, that when the conversation shifted to things like ‘defund the police’ or when the continual attacks, that Joe Biden was a socialist and they were going to move the party to the left, that they never give a sort of cohesive pushback to those arguments, that they didn’t have a counter and that left them vulnerable.”

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As presidential dust settles, New York City turns its eyes to historic mayoral race

NEW YORK — Hundreds of supporters filled the street outside Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope row house in January of 2013 to witness him launch a long-shot bid to become New York City’s 109th mayor.

It was a lively affair, the size of the crowd belying de Blasio’s underdog status at the time. Bundled in winter gear, supporters chanted his name as he delivered a soaring speech pledging his commitment to New Yorkers disappointed in the technocratic tenure of multi-billionaire Mike Bloomberg.

Nearly eight years later, with the city in the throes of a ceaseless pandemic, the election to replace de Blasio is shaping up to be a very different race.

Two candidates looking to succeed him next year, Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley, announced their campaigns at relatively muted affairs. They each gathered just a few dozen supporters who sat several feet apart, their faces and cheers obscured by masks, as they somberly promised to guide the city through a time of profound crisis. Other candidates, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, past Citigroup executive Ray McGuire and former nonprofit head Dianne Morales, must navigate concerns over a second wave of Covid-19 as they prepare to announce their bids in the coming weeks.

As the presidential election draws to a close, the contest to succeed de Blasio, whose term ends on Dec. 31, 2021, will be unlike any other in city history. It features a crowded field of contestants who must consider both the growing progressive wing of the Democratic Party and a creeping unease over safety, the economy and quality-of-life matters in a city transformed by the ongoing pandemic.

“This will look different than any race, except for the very bizarre eight-week run between Sept. 11 and the November general back in 2001,” Jonathan Rosen, a consultant who worked on de Blasio’s 2013 race, said in a recent interview. “Then, as in now, the city faced real existential questions about its future. Unlike then, the pandemic and what it means for the city is yet to be determined and there’s no end in sight.”

The virus-era restriction on gatherings is not the only novel factor in the upcoming election.

The primary contest — which will likely decide the race in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 8-to-1 — has been moved by state law from September to June, compressing the political calendar and robbing candidates of standard summer opportunities to connect with voters.

If Covid-19 continues apace, gone will be the annual parades commemorating American soldiers during Memorial Day weekend and Puerto Rican heritage in June. The West Indian American Day parade along Eastern Parkway, an all-but-mandatory stop on every candidate’s path to office, takes place several months after the primary on Labor Day. Campaigns’ in-person efforts to register and turn out voters will likely be complicated.

The pandemic has already begun affecting the rituals of campaigning.

The candidates were forced to skip the traditional, lively Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club visit, instead answering questions from the host on individual Zoom calls. Wiley is launching a series of online forums titled “People’s Assemblies,” which will run from Nov. 16 through Dec. 15 and will provide voters a chance to interact with her on issues.

In-person fundraisers are smaller, presenting a difficulty for newer candidates in raising money, according to several campaign advisers. As a result, they are relying more on social media and online efforts. Further changing the roadmap is a new, voluntary campaign finance system that limits individual donations while increasing the size of taxpayer-funded matches.

Even if the virus abates and restrictions are lifted during the election, the earlier primary means candidates will not have a chance to schmooze with voters at street fairs and block parties.

The advent of ranked-choice voting, which will make its debut next year, is another big factor altering the election’s dynamics. Backed by government reform groups — as well as Stringer and Wiley — it is intended to avoid subsequent runoff elections in inconclusive primaries by allowing voters to rank their choices. But the reform, approved by voters on a ballot question last year, is being challenged by people close to established Democratic organizations who argue it will ultimately disenfranchise Black and Latino voters.

“I will call it BS forever. We can undo the law. We are going to have more than 10 candidates per race. More people’s vote will not count because people will not rank all 10. We institute a program to ‘empower the minority’ when we are no longer that. We’ve gentrified our vote,” Patrick Jenkins, a Queens-based political operative, tweeted on Saturday, responding to a post about ranked-choice voting.

In a follow-up interview, Jenkins said he is discussing efforts to delay the reform with lawmakers in the City Council.

Jenkins is close to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a powerful figure in the Bronx Democratic Party, but said his opposition to the measure is his alone.

“Now that minorities are the majority in this city, things like ranked-choice voting are there to dilute their power,” Jenkins said.

Supporters of the measure are holding educational training sessions ahead of the election, and argue it will better reflect the will of voters, particularly in crowded races.

Dennis Walcott, a deputy mayor for Mike Bloomberg and current president of the Queens Public Library, said ranked-choice voting will change how candidates craft their messages.

“Vote for me, but then vote for this person in the second slot. I think it really raises a level of sophistication in how you campaign,” Walcott, who volunteered on Bloomberg’s 2005 and 2009 campaigns, said in an interview. “You’re campaigning, but you don’t necessarily have the hand-holding that’s going on in the streets to reinforce your message.”

“The other piece is you really can’t dog that many people because there are implications in really trying to tear other people down,” he added.

Walcott is also a regular church attendee in Southeast Queens, and often accompanied Bloomberg to church services when he was running for re-election. Some of the city’s larger religious institutions, such as the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, are regular stops for candidates looking to connect with large audiences of consistent voters.

To that end, Walcott said most churches are holding Zoom sessions, which enable candidates to cut down on travel time and connect with even more potential voters than they normally would — albeit without any in-person contact.

Jessica Ramos, a state Senator from Queens and surrogate for Stringer’s campaign, agreed the tactic of trying to appeal to every voter rather than discounting certain blocs is likely to discourage negative campaigning.

“It really will bring us closer to being much more solution-oriented, which is what I’ve always thought government should be, and it’s hard when electoral politics get in the way,” Ramos said in a recent interview.

She said she recently participated in a cell phone poll that she believes was conducted on behalf of a mayoral candidate.

Ramos said the survey, which lasted for 18 minutes, inquired about her race and education level and the importance of a spate of issues including the pandemic, crime, public transportation, racism, the economy, public schools and homelessness. It specifically inquired about Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ history as a police officer, she said.

She was asked what she thinks of several mayoral hopefuls, including Stringer, Wiley, Adams, McGuire, former Obama and Bloomberg official Shaun Donovan, former de Blasio commissioner Kathryn Garcia and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca.

Many of the candidates volunteered for Joe Biden in recent weeks as the election wound down, and quickly reminded supporters of their own ticking clocks.

“After four LONG years, we did it,” Wiley wrote in a blast email to supporters. “We can breathe a sigh of relief, and NOW is the time to turn to real solutions to the problems that plague us.”

Source: Politico, As presidential dust settles, New York City turns its eyes to historic mayoral race

Minneapolis Considering Bringing in More Police to Combat Violent Crime after Officers Quit During Unrest: Report

Minneapolis Considering Bringing in More Police to Combat Violent Crime after Officers Quit During Unrest: ReportMinneapolis is reportedly considering bringing in supplemental police officers to assist the city’s police department as the city deals with an uptick in violent crime and a shortage of officers after a large number left during the unrest that gripped the city over the summer.Officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police would work with the Minneapolis Police Department to combat violent crime specifically if the proposal is approved by Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council, the Star Tribune reported Monday.The mayor has indicated his support for the plan, which is projected to cost the city nearly $497,000.The officers would be part of Joint Enforcement Teams with city police that would form by November 15 and remain in operation through the end of the year, according to the plan.“We’re not gonna be having these people out taking bicycle theft reports. These are going to be people out combating crime issues,” John Elder, a spokesman for Minneapolis police, told the paper.The proposed plan to call in additional officers comes as the city grapples with a surge in violence crime as well as a thinning police force after many officers left the department in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the unrest that followed, some officers filing PTSD claims. Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, including after Floyd passed out.Violent crime is up in Minneapolis more than 20 percent compared to this time last year, according to Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo. The department is also bracing for about $12 million in cuts.After Floyd’s death, the city faced mounting calls to overhaul and defund the police department. The Minneapolis City Council in June announced that a veto-proof majority had voted to dissolve the department, a proposal opposed by both the mayor and Arradondo.The mayor has called for “sweeping structural reform” of the department but has resisted calls to defund the city’s police force.

Source: Yahoo News, Minneapolis Considering Bringing in More Police to Combat Violent Crime after Officers Quit During Unrest: Report

Mads Mikkelsen in Early Talks to Replace Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ – Variety

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Asia-Pacific stocks trade higher as coronavirus vaccine hopes buoy sentiment – CNBC

  1. Asia-Pacific stocks trade higher as coronavirus vaccine hopes buoy sentiment  CNBC
  2. Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer’s vaccine trials show a vaccine that is 90% effective  Yahoo Finance
  3. How does the Oxford vaccine differ to Pfizer’s?  The Independent
  4. Everyone should get the coronavirus vaccine, and it should be law  The Jerusalem Post
  5. Vaccine Race Won’t Decide AstraZeneca’s Future  Bloomberg
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Infamous MAGA Figures Rush Into Purged Pentagon

Infamous MAGA Figures Rush Into Purged PentagonAn apparent purge is underway at the Pentagon, as the Defense Department announced the departure of much of its senior leadership and welcomed hardcore MAGA-ites in their place.Defense Secretary Mark Esper, fired by President Trump on Monday, was just the beginning. Also out are Esper’s chief of staff Jen Stewart and the Pentagon’s top officials for policy and intelligence, its most important directorates outside of acquisitions.Esper’s replacement is Chris Miller, whom Trump moved over from the National Counterterrorism Center. Multiple sources who know Miller, an ex-Green Beret, give him high marks for his competence and integrity, even as central questions about his appointment remain, including its very legality. A former colleague of Miller’s told reporter Jeff Stein that Miller would not take part in a coup to keep Trump in office after the president lost re-election.Whatever Miller’s reputation, the new or elevated arrivals at the Pentagon are Trump loyalists who have slandered Islam and helped the administration attempt to discredit the various Russia probes.The new acting undersecretary for policy is Anthony Tata, who called Barack Obama a “terrorist leader” in 2018 and claimed Obama is secretly Muslim. “Islam is the most violent religion I know,” Tata has said. The job Tata claimed on Tuesday was one the GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee refused to confirm him for; the administration installed Tata to a lower-ranking job instead.“Every day that he serves as undersecretary of Defense is a day where all Americans are in danger. President-elect Biden must remove him as soon as possible,” Scott Simpson of the civil rights group Muslim Advocates said in a statement reacting to Tata’s new position.Politico reported that the former acting undersecretary for policy, James Anderson, quit after clashing with the White House.Miller’s chief of staff, a job that helps set the agenda for the Pentagon, is Kash Patel. As a senior aide to Rep. Devin Nunes, Patel crafted a dubious memo, denounced by the FBI, to discredit the origins of the investigation into the Trump team’s contacts with Russia. Patel arrives at the Pentagon from the National Security Council, and before that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.The top Pentagon official for intelligence is now Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a former NSC aide to the convicted Mike Flynn. Cohen-Watnick was one of the NSC aides who reportedly helped Nunes invent a scandal over the “unmasking” of Trump officials whose communications were swept up in U.S. surveillance of foreign targets. The Washington Post reported last month that a prosecutor empowered by Attorney General Bill Barr ended his probe into the unmasking without discovering misconduct. After spending his post-White House time at the Justice Department, Cohen-Watnick had quietly settled in at the Pentagon.“That Ezra Cohen-Watnick is the acting undersecretary of defense for intelligence would be comical if it weren’t so terrifying,” said a former Trump NSC official.The Pentagon said the resignation of Cohen-Watnick’s predecessor as senior Pentagon intelligence official, Joseph Kernan, was “planned for several months.” It did not say the same about Anderson or Esper’s chief of staff, Jen Stewart.In addition, another former White House aide who reportedly helped funnel intelligence reports to Nunes, Michael Ellis, has been installed as general counsel of the National Security Agency.It is currently unknown what mandate the new loyalists have at the Pentagon with over two months remaining in the Trump administration.“I want to thank Dr. Anderson, Admiral Kernan and Jen Stewart for their service to the nation and the Department. Over their careers each has contributed greatly to the national defense and the future of the Department of Defense. We wish them the best in their next endeavors,” Miller said in a Tuesday statement.Lev Parnas Helped Rep. Devin Nunes’ InvestigationsRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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Turmoil at Pentagon as President Trump shakes up leadership team, 'something that should alarm all Americans' – USA TODAY

  1. Turmoil at Pentagon as President Trump shakes up leadership team, ‘something that should alarm all Americans’  USA TODAY
  2. Trump administration removes senior defense officials and installs loyalists, triggering alarm at Pentagon  CNN
  3. Fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper predicted his successor would be ‘a real yes man. And then God help us.’  The Week Magazine
  4. Esper’s firing is a danger to national security  The Washington Post
  5. Trump Is Leaving Office as He Governed: Recklessly  Bloomberg
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Senator asks DOJ if Hunter Biden complied with Foreign Agent requirements

Hunter Biden (ABC News video screenshot)

By Chuck Ross
Daily Caller News Foundation

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley called on the Justice Department Tuesday to assess whether Hunter Biden and his uncle, James Biden, should have registered as foreign agents of China for their work with a Chinese energy firm.

According to a Senate report released in September, the Chinese company, CEFC China Energy, wired Hunter Biden at least $5 million from August 2017 through October 2018 to help develop investment deals for the company in the U.S. and other countries.

CEFC also paid Biden’s law firm $1 million in March 2018 to represent Dr. Patrick Ho, a former CEFC executive who was indicted for bribery related to business deals in Africa.

CEFC’s former chairman, Ye Jianming, reportedly has links to the Chinese Communist Party and was an official with a group tied to the People’s Liberation Army.

James Biden, who is the younger brother to President-elect Joe Biden, worked with Hunter Biden on the CEFC project, according to emails obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Sen. Grassley asserted that CEFC was “an extension of the Chinese government,” and that the firm intended to influence U.S. policy and public opinion on behalf of Beijing.

“CEFC was the perfect vehicle to bring financial benefits to the communist regime under the guise of a private sector company,” Grassley wrote to Barr.

“CEFC is clearly a foreign principal as defined by FARA [Foreign Agents Registration Act] and Hunter Biden’s and James Biden’s work for CEFC directly benefitted the communist Chinese government thereby making them potential agents of that government.”

Grassley asked Barr to disclose any investigation into whether Biden should register under FARA, or whether he was ever notified that he should register under the law.

The Justice Department requires agents of foreign governments or foreign entities linked to a foreign government to register under FARA. Few FARA cases had been prosecuted until the Trump era. Prosecutors have indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, former business partners of Michael Flynn, and others under the law.

Hunter Biden appears to have been aware that his work with CEFC may require FARA registration.

Hunter Biden sent a text message to Tony Bobulinksi, a prospective business partner on the CEFC deal, saying that he wanted to avoid registering as a foreign agent, as well as avoid running up against the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

“We [sic] don’t want to have to register as foreign agents under the FCPA which is much more expansive than people who should know choose not to know,” Hunter Biden wrote Bobulinksi on May 1, 2017 in a message obtained by the DCNF.

Bobulinski said he has turned over his emails, texts and other CEFC-related documents to the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the FBI.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that the FBI obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Patrick Ho, the CEFC executive, based on suspicions that he was working covertly on behalf of a foreign country.

Ho was sentenced to 30 months in prison in his bribery case.

A lawyer for Hunter Biden did not respond to a request for comment.

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Man Wanted To Murder All Protesters, Cops & Politicians In ‘Jew York’: Court Docs

A criminal complaint was unsealed earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Brian Maiorana, a resident of Staten Island, with threatening to kill and ordering others to kill protestors, politicians and law enforcement in retaliation for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Maiorana was arrested this morning.

Seth D. DuCharme, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Dermot F. Shea, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD), announced the arrest and charges.

“The Department of Justice will not stand idly by when people like the defendant allegedly threaten to kill elected officials, lawful protesters and law enforcement simply because of animus towards the outcome of an election. Americans have a constitutional right to voice their opinions, but this Office will not tolerate violence or threats of violence used to intimidate others with whom they disagree,” stated Acting United States Attorney DuCharme.

“Mr. Maiorana’s online posts called for violence against our entire community—protestors, politicians, and law enforcement officers alike. His alleged threats are disturbing and far outside of acceptable norms, but they also violated federal law. A word of advice to those who haven’t yet figured this out—the FBI will carry out our mission to protect the public’s safety and our constitutional right to disagree with one another, but we will not tolerate threats and acts of violence. Any others who wish to follow the example set by Mr. Maiorana will be held accountable in the same way,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney.

As set forth in the complaint, beginning in September 2020, Maiorana used a social media platform to post multiple threats to kill protestors, politicians and law enforcement officers and to encourage others to do the same. For example, on October 19, 2020, Maiorana posted that “[i]ts come to the point where pipe bombs need to be thrown into these mobs of potentially non violent violent protesters.” On November 8, 2020, Maiorana posted: “Soap Box, Ballot Box…that was fraudulently stolen from us, Now Cartridge Box,” a reference to ammunition or “cartridges.”

“The‌ ‌carnage‌ ‌needs‌ ‌to‌ ‌come‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌form‌ ‌of‌ ‌extermination‌ ‌of‌ ‌anyone‌ ‌that‌ ‌claims‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌democrat…as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌their‌ ‌family‌ ‌members‌,” he posted on November 5th.

“As‌ ‌the‌ ‌Jew‌ ‌Senator‌ ‌from‌ ‌Jew‌ ‌York‌ ‌said‌ ‌‘nothing‌ ‌is‌ ‌off‌ ‌the‌ ‌table,’ ”‌ ‌he wrote of Sen. Chuck Schumer.‌ ‌

After hte election was called for Joe Biden, ‌he‌ said,‌ ‌“All‌ ‌right‌ ‌thinking‌ ‌people‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌hit‌ ‌the‌ ‌streets‌ ‌while‌ ‌these‌ ‌scumbags‌ ‌are‌ ‌celebrating‌ ‌and‌ ‌start‌ ‌blowing‌ ‌them‌ ‌away.”

On November 8, 2020, following the news media’s projection of the result of the 2020 Presidential Election, Maiorana posted that “The Turner Diaries must come to life. We blow up the FBI building for real. All the alphabet agencies assassination will become the new normal now . . . that the electoral process is finished.” The “Turner Diaries”—a 1978 novel influential among white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups—depicts an overthrow of the U.S. federal government, nuclear war, and ultimately, the extermination of non-whites. It has been cited as inspiration for numerous acts of terrorism, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Following Maiorana’s arrest, the FBI executed a search warrant at his residence and seized, among other things, a semiautomatic firearm and ammunition.

According to the New York Post, Maiorana’s criminal history‌ ‌’includes‌ ‌a‌ ‌2007‌ ‌felony‌ ‌conviction‌ ‌in‌ ‌Pennsylvania‌ ‌for‌ ‌statutory‌ ‌sexual‌ ‌assault‌ ‌and‌ ‌he’s‌ ‌registered‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌Level‌ ‌1‌ ‌sex‌ ‌offender in New York.’

If convicted, Maiorana faces up to five years’ imprisonment.

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Biden: Vaccine process must be grounded in science and fully transparent

President-elect Joe Biden is welcoming the progress being made toward a coronavirus vaccine, but said the process must be transparent to ensure confidence and safety. Bina Venkataraman, an editorial page editor for the Boston Globe and former adviser to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during the Ebola pandemic, spoke to “Red and Blue” host Elaine Quijano about the efforts to ensure public trust in a coronavirus vaccine.

Source: CBS, Biden: Vaccine process must be grounded in science and fully transparent

Being in contention not winning is Mickelson’s Masters goal

November 10, 2020

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson no longer comes to Augusta thinking about winning the Masters and would be happy just to be in contention for another Green Jacket, the three-times champion said on Tuesday.

Splitting his time between the PGA and Champions Tours and a decade removed from his last Green Jacket, Mickelson spent as much time during his pre-Masters news conference reliving past glories and speculating about the future as discussing the present.

Playing in his 28th Masters there is certainly plenty to reflect on for the 50-year-old fan favourite, who also took a moment to ponder the idea of one day taking over the ceremonial starter role with long time rival Tiger Woods from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

While Mickelson has found his winning touch on the seniors circuit, winning two events, “Lefty” has not found similar success at the this year’s two majors, failing to make the cut at the U.S. Open and finishing in a tie for 71st at the PGA Championship.

His best result in four events on the 2021 PGA Tour was a tie for 44th.

Yet form is not always the key barometer when it comes to the Masters where Mickelson has rarely been out of contention.

In 27 Masters appearances he has won three Green Jackets, the same number of times he has missed the cut.

Since his last win in 2010 he has finished runner-up in 2015 and in a tie for third in 2012.

“I like that feeling about this golf course that you don’t have to be perfect,” said Mickelson. “There’s something very spiritual about this place as a golfer, and to have won this tournament means a lot to me.

“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I won it last.

“I would love nothing more than to have an opportunity to be in contention, and that’s my goal.

“I’m not going into this event thinking about winning. I’m going into this event thinking about trying to get into contention for the weekend and then hopefully take it from there.”

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Toby Davis)

Udonis Haslem's angry reaction to Miami Heat having to resume NBA season so… – Heat Nation

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Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Offers Up to $1 Million Reward For Evidence of Voter Fraud

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick upped the ante on Tuesday and offered a $1 million reward for evidence of voter fraud.

“I support President Trump’s efforts to identify voter fraud in the presidential election and his commitment to making sure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is disqualified,” Patrick said.

KWTX reported:

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick on Tuesday announced he will pay up to $1 million to people who report credible voter fraud.

Patrick said whistleblowers and tipsters should turn over their evidence to local law enforcement.

Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction will be paid a minimum of $25,000.

Project Veritas a couple weeks ago released a bombshell undercover video of a Texas “Republican” consultant violating both Texas and federal laws.

Raquel Rodriguez, a consultant for GOP House candidate Mauro Garza was caught on camera coercing and bribing voters into voting Democrat.

“Now, you know on here you chose a Republican, not a Democrat, right?” Raquel Rodriguez tells a voter.

Rodriguez is seen on camera taking the ballot from the voter and helping her fill it out.

Later on, Rodriguez admits that what she is doing is illegal and brags about giving the elderly voter a pretty shawl as a gift for her Democrat vote!

“That’s illegal. I could go to jail,” Rodriguez tells a Project Veritas undercover journalist. “If I go to prison, I do not look cute in stripes…I will hate you forever.”

The Project Veritas journalist actually got Rodriguez to admit that President Trump was right when he said there is massive voter fraud.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) said his office contacted the state’s Attorney General’s office about O’Keefe’s undercover video of a ballot chaser bribing voters and getting paid thousands of dollars to help Joe Biden get elected.

“An investigation will determine if voter fraud has occurred. If so, it will be prosecuted,” Governor Abbott said.

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