It’s been barely a week since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, and already the I-word is flying around Washington. “We’re going to impeach the motherfucker,” Rashida Tlaib declared jubilantly mere hours after being sworn in. Longtime members Brad Sherman and Al Green filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the first day of the new session. And the president, for his part, is clearly spoiling for the fight, declaring in a Rose Garden news conference, “Well, you can’t impeach somebody that’s doing a great job.” Now what? The Democrats could pass articles of impeachment tomorrow on a party line vote. As you may have noticed, they haven’t. The Sherman-Green impeachment measure was always seen as dead on arrival, and for political and practical reasons, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has no plans to change that anytime soon. But, with a boisterous and empowered Democratic majority now stalking … [Read more...] about The only impeachment guide you’ll ever need
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Brent Schrotenboer USA TODAY Published 1:36 PM EST Jan 5, 2019 Football fans from two of the reddest states will invade one of the bluest areas of the nation on Monday. Clemson and Alabama are playing each other for the national championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. But it might seem like a foreign country for some of their traveling fans. “I don’t care if we play in North Korea,” an anonymous fan wrote on an internet message board dedicated to Clemson University in South Carolina. “I’m going to the game and I’m thrilled. Yes I may see homeless and Nancy Pelosi (the Congresswoman from San Francisco). I don’t care.” The college football cultural gap seems to have gotten more pronounced as the nation's political divide has deepened, and Monday's game provides an especially stark example of the distance in between, literally and otherwise. Although … [Read more...] about College football: Alabama-Clemson matchup also a clash of cultures
USA TODAY Sports Published 1:06 PM EST Nov 30, 2018 Unpredictable events are often the norm during the college football season, especially as the College Football Playoff chase comes a conclusion and the stakes are raised higher. But that is what makes the sport so beautiful to watch. So it makes sense to try to go out on a limb and take a guess at some possible outcomes that on their face might not be expected to happen under normal circumstances. Five members of the USA TODAY Sports college football staff — Jace Evans, Paul Myerberg, George Schroeder, Erick Smith and Eddie Timanus — weigh in with some bold predictions for the games during Week 14. Jace Evans The longest winning streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision will end in the American Athletic Conference title game as Memphis will beat Central Florida. Unfortunately for fans of college football, and all teams involved, the moment won’t be as special due to the devastating knee … [Read more...] about College football bold predictions for Week 14 led by Oklahoma-Texas
Paul Myerberg USA TODAY Published 9:22 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 It’s now October, believe it or not, and there are still 14 unbeaten teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Enjoy it while it lasts, since it’s during this month that true contenders tend to pull away from the herd. Four of the 14 unbeaten teams hail from one conference, the SEC, and the matchup of Georgia and LSU on Oct. 13 ensures that no more than three will head into November without a blemish. The three unbeaten teams in the East Division of the American Athletic Conference — that’s Central Florida, South Florida and Cincinnati — will pick themselves off eventually, at the latest when the three are scheduled to meet in November. It’s highly probable that it won’t come to that. All good things must come to an end for the majority of the current crop of unbeaten teams, if not for every single one: UCF in 2017 is the only FBS team to run the table in the past four seasons. … [Read more...] about College football has 14 remaining unbeaten teams. When will they lose?
Steve Berkowitz, Randy Peterson, Amanda Caffey USA TODAY Network Published 6:43 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 College football’s version of the gig economy gets rolling Thursday, as teams across the country begin the annual ritual of playing one-time, non-conference games in exchange for huge payouts. This season, well over $175 million will change hands just for teams getting on the field for these so-called “guarantee” games, according to an analysis of more than 275 contracts for matchups involving teams in the NCAA’s top-level Bowl Subdivision. While some of these agreements involve series of games on equal and relatively modest terms, the real money is elsewhere. It’s in about a dozen contests at off-campus sites, like the weekend’s featured matchups: No. 6-ranked Washington vs. No. 10 Auburn on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and No. 8 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 24 LSU at AT&T Stadium on Sunday night in Arlington, Texas. Those … [Read more...] about College football guarantee games: A gig economy worth more than $175 million this season