The Undertaker emotional with wife Michelle McCool in candid new backstage pictures following Survivor Series retirement

But any faint hopes his legion of fans had of seeing him back in the squared-circle have been ended by WrestlingNews, with the website claiming McMahon has accepted Undertaker is fully retired.

Trump pardons Flynn despite guilty plea in Russia probe

The pardon, in the waning weeks of Trump’s single term, is part of a broader effort by Trump to undo the results of a Russia investigation that shadowed his administration and yielded criminal charges against a half-dozen associates. It comes just months after the president commuted the sentence of another associate, Roger Stone, days before […]

Peter King examines increasing COVID-19 positives, postponed games in NFL

What to do about Tennessee? It’s no sure thing the Titans will be able to mobilize forces and open their practice facility and get in the requisite work to play their Week 5 home game against Buffalo on Sunday at noon CT. With fullback Khari Blasingame becoming the ninth Titans player to test positive over six days, the […]

Xi Jinping seeks to ‘manage differences’ as he congratulates Joe Biden

As Biden prepares to take office, the world is watching to see how he handles the relationship between Washington and Beijing, after a campaign in which he faced few questions about how he would handle Beijing more effectively than Trump. Officials have suggested the president-elect would take a less confrontational approach to China than Trump, […]

Dowd: America’s parasite

This was another bad, crazy week trapped in Trump’s psychopathology. No sooner was the president acquitted than he put scare quotes around the words justice and Justice Department and sought to rewrite the narrative of the Mueller report, whose author warned that Russia was going to try to meddle in the U.S. election again.

Dowd: Will the election turn on RBG?

Now Trump blames the “badly run blue states” and “Democrat cities” for everything. He clearly doesn’t see himself as president of a majority of the country. Whenever he talks about the half of the country that didn’t vote for him, he paints a picture of a Scorsese urban hellscape the minute you cross state lines.

Kafer: After four years, here’s why this never-Trumper is voting for Trump

Lastly, I appreciate how the Trump administration has handled the COVID crisis by supporting vaccine research while allowing states to make their own way. We know now that the case fatality rate for COVID-19 (2.8%) in the U.S. is closer to seasonal flu (.2%) than it is to SARS (15%), MERS (11%), Ebola (50%), or […]

Krista L. Kafer: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners’ ruinous influence over the Republican party is waning

The primary loss was substantial enough to pave the way for Brown’s demotion and RMGO ally Patrick Neville’s decision not to run again for a leadership role. Fortunately, next session, RMGO will not enjoy the influence it had with the previous leadership. Hopefully, other fringe groups and individuals from anti-vaxxers to Michelle Malkin will also […]

Biden’s Cabinet Picks Include Some Firsts

Mayorkas is a former deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and will be the first Latino and immigrant nominated to head the agency. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mayorkas, 60, came to the United States as a political refugee with his family when he was a child. Following a career as a lawyer, he […]

‘Is anybody in there?’ Life on the inside as a locked-in patient

In late June, he noticed that he could exert very limited control over his eye gaze, just enough to shift his vision up and down. “I thought to myself: ‘This is new,’” Jake said. Control of eye gaze can be the first stage in recovery of non-verbal communication – but at first it was inconsistent, […]