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Seahawks fans cry foul over questionable ball placement toward end of loss to Packers

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Seattle Seahawks fans learned the hard way Sunday night that football is a game of inches and a crucial spotting of the football by referees made all the difference in their loss against the Green Bay Packers.

On 3rd down, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tossed a short pass to Jimmy Graham who ran for the first down. He was tackled by Seahawks safety Delano Hill at the marker.

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At first glance, it appeared Graham had gotten the first down to ultimately seal the game for the Packers but other replays made it seem questionable. The referees reviewed the spot of the ball and determined that Graham had gotten the first down on the play. The Packers would then go into the victory formation to run the rest of the clock out and win the game, 28-23.

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Seahawks fans took to social media to question the placement of the ball after the game with some feeling like they got screwed out of a chance to go to the NFC Championship game and possibly the Super Bowl.

However, others were quick to point out that the yellow line which symbolizes the first-down marker is unofficial and that the marker on the screen may have been misplaced.

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With the win, the Packers make it back to the NFC title game for the first time since 2016. It is Rodgers’ fourth appearance in the conference title game. They will take on the San Francisco 49ers for the right to go to Super Bowl LIV.

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Here’s what happens once the Senate gets the articles of impeachment

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Just as soon as the House concluded votes on Friday and most lawmakers rushed to the airport, garage or Union Station, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) should be ready in the coming days to summon to the floor the measure to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Pelosi did not give a concrete day or time as to when this would happen. The Speaker says she will talk to Democrats at the weekly caucus meeting Tuesday “on how we proceed further.” The expectation on Capitol Hill is that the House will vote to send the articles of impeachment across the Capitol on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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So, here’s what you need to know about what happens next:

Tuesday is a pivotal day. The House Democratic Caucus huddles in the morning. It’s possible the Speaker could announce her plan immediately after the caucus meeting and the debate/vote could happen that same day. It’s also possible the House may not tangle with the measure until later in the week. But Tuesday is the earliest anything will now come to the floor.

Here’s what needs to happen mechanically – regardless of when Pelosi pulls the trigger.

The articles are usually tucked into cherry wood or cedar boxes and escorted across the Capitol with a procession led by House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger.

Pelosi decides when to put the measure on the floor. One story unto itself will be the announcement of the impeachment managers. Who are they? Where are they from? How many? Is it a large group or a finite group? Republicans tapped 13 white men as impeachment managers for President Clinton’s 1999 trial. Pelosi is likely to select a smaller and more diverse group to represent the House before the Senate.

The House then has a short ten-minute debate on sending the impeachment measure plus the managers to the Senate. This will require a simple majority vote. Once the House approves that measure, the articles are ready to be walked across the Capitol to the Senate.

This is where things get tricky:

Even if the House approves the articles, it’s unclear when exactly the articles of impeachment are actually packed up and physically walked from the House side of the Capitol, through Statuary Hall, through the Capitol Rotunda, by the “mini-Rotunda,” paraded through the Ohio Clock Corridor and deposited in the Senate. The articles are usually tucked into cherry wood or cedar boxes and escorted across the Capitol with a procession led by House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger. This process could happen within an hour or two of the House voting to send the articles to the Senate – or, potentially days, later. The “when” is a big question here.

Then, it’s the Senate’s turn to wrestle with impeachment.

The Senate adopted a set of 26 rules in 1986 to handle impeachments.

Senate Impeachment Rule I states that once the House votes to appoint managers “The Secretary of the Senate shall immediately inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is ready to receive the managers for the purpose of exhibiting such articles of impeachment.”

This means that the Senate must approve a resolution, indicating it is prepared to receive the House’s articles. The Senate can’t get the articles until it acts. The House cannot send the articles across the Capitol until the Senate says it’s ready.

The Senate then usually sets a time/date to receive the articles in that resolution.

Senate Impeachment Rule II says “When the managers of an impeachment shall be introduced at the bar of the Senate and shall signify that they are ready to exhibit articles of impeachment against any person, the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall direct the Sergeant at Arms to make proclamation, who shall, after making proclamation, repeat the following words, viz: ‘All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States articles of impeachment against_______ ______’; after which the articles shall be exhibited, and then the Presiding Officer of the Senate shall inform the managers that the Senate will take proper order on the subject of the impeachment, of which due notice shall be given to the House of Representatives.”

In other words, the Senate gets the articles. Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger announces the “exhibition of the articles.” The articles are read before the Senate and the impeachment managers are recognized.

At that point, the Senate trial is technically underway. This is the first step in the Senate trial.

But…..

Even at that stage, we may be at least a few days if not a week away from getting into the meat of the trial.

For instance, the Senate dealt with the “mechanics” of receiving the impeachment articles from the House on January 7 and 8, 1999. But then, the Senate took until January 14, 1999 to start the trial in earnest. In this case, the Senate may need time to prepare itself to put on the trial. The impeachment managers may need time to prepare the prosecution. The President must also decide on his defense team. That team must also be prepared to go.

In short, you just don’t get on the floor and wing it.

This is the second step in the trial. It’s where U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts swears-in senators as jurors.

That’s why even if the House sends the articles to the Senate Tuesday or Wednesday, it’s possible the Senate doesn’t even get to the first step in the process – and certainly the substance of the trial – for a few days. In fact, with the Martin Luther King holiday scheduled for Monday, January 20, it’s entirely possible nothing happens until January 21 or beyond.

Somewhere in this process, the Senate may conduct a debate and vote on how to handle the trial. This is the framework which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has spoken about. This would dictate how much time the Senate allocates for House managers to present their case, how much time the President’s team gets to defend him, how much time senators have to submit questions (usually in writing, through the Chief Justice) and, if and when there will be any witnesses. McConnell has advocated following the Clinton trial model. That provided for each side to have 24 total hours to make their cases. Senators had a total of 16 hours to pose questions and get responses. It’s also possible that the Senate could have votes on summoning/rejecting witnesses down the line.

The Senate voted 100-0 in 1999 to approve the Senate trial rules. This time, McConnell has suggested he may just try to lock-in the Clinton trial rules with a simple majority – which is the Leader’s right.

If the Senate fails to agree to any “special rules,” ala the Clinton model, then Senate Impeachment Rule III kicks in:

“Upon such articles being presented to the Senate, the Senate shall, at 1 o’clock after noon of the day (Sunday excepted) following such presentation, or sooner if ordered by the Senate, proceed to the consideration of such articles and shall continue in session from day to day (Sundays excepted) after the trial shall commence (unless otherwise ordered by the Senate) until final judgment shall be rendered, and so much longer as may, in its judgment, be needful. Before proceeding to the consideration of the articles of impeachment, the Presiding Officer shall administer the oath herein after provided to the Members of the Senate then present and to the other Members of the Senate as they shall appear, whose duty it shall be to take the same.”

In other words, the Senate meets six days a week at 1 pm ET for a trial. No ifs, ands or buts about it. This is sure to make the five Democratic senators running for President very unhappy, especially on the precipice of the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary. The reason for a 1 pm start time? The Senate can still conduct other business on legislation or nominations in the morning. Also, the Chief Justice needs to preside – but could have other duties across the street at the Supreme Court.

The Senate met for 22 total trial sessions (including two dates for the opening phases) between January 7, 1999 and February 12, 1999. Those meetings consumed 104 hours and 22 minutes. The Supreme Court met for oral arguments on two days the Senate conducted a trial. On those days, the Senate didn’t convene for the trial until the afternoon.\

In 1999, the Senate rejected an effort by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) to dismiss the charges. A motion to dismiss could be in order here, requiring a simple majority vote.

At the end of the trial, it takes 67 votes to convict and remove the President from office.

A couple of things to note:

Senate Impeachment Rule X states that “The person impeached shall then be called to appear and answer the articles of impeachment against him. If he appears, or any person for him, the appearance shall be recorded, stating particularly if by himself, or by agent or attorney, naming the person appearing and the capacity in which he appears. If he does not appear, either personally or by agent or attorney, the same shall be recorded.” So, it’s possible (possible) the President could be called to appear at the trial.

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There are multiple schools of thought as to how long a trial may last. The conventional wisdom is that it’s wrapped up by the end of the month. But a bona fide trial – adhering to the Clinton model – could consume weeks and run deep into February, if not March. And regardless, how soon it wraps up is predicated on when the trial actually begins.

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Trump tweets again in Farsi, says Iran has been ‘choked off’ by sanctions, protests

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President Trump late Sunday tweeted in Farsi that a combination of protests and sanctions have “choked off” Iran and said Tehran will be forced to the negotiation table.

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Trump insisted that he “couldn’t care less” if the regime negotiates, but he appeared to lay down non-negotiable issues that included the development of nuclear weapons and the use of deadly force against protesters.

“Don’t kill your protesters,” he tweeted.

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The tweet in Farsi appears to be an attempt by Trump to speak directly to the Iranian people. Tehran has experienced upheaval after the missile strike on a Ukrainian airline flight out of the country’s capital that the country called a mistake. Still, the mishap was seen as an international display of military ineptitude.

Many of the country’s protesters chanted “death to the Dictator,” referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Trump, who says he is not interested in ousting the Iranian regime, reinstated economic sanctions on Iran after withdrawing from the nuke deal. He said it gave Tehran too many economic benefits without doing enough to prevent Iran from eventually developing a nuclear weapon.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh,  the head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division, said his unit accepts “full responsibility.” Iranian officials had earlier denied that it had shot down the jet.

Alam Saleh, an Iran expert, told the Wall Street Journal that the state’s legitimacy has been “severely challenged by the people.”

Trump, hours earlier, again warned Tehran not to kill protesters, saying, “Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching.”

Karen Pierce, British ambassador to the United Nations, echoed Trump’s message to Iran.

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“The important thing is that… the Iranian government needs to listen to its people and it needs to de-escalate the current situation… that’s in their hands,” Pierce said Sunday on “America’s News HQ.”

Fox News’ Yael Halon and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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Trump Reportedly Trying To Reopen Talks With North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

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The Trump administration is attempting to resume talks with North Korea regarding the country’s antagonistic nuclear program after months of stalled negotiations and a new barrage of threats that Pyongyang would soon restart weapons testing, Axios reported Sunday.

White House national security advisor Robert O’Brien told the outlet that President Donald Trump had resumed his overtures towards North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an attempt to convince the country to continue a self-imposed moratorium on nuclear and ballistic missile testing.

“We’ve reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October,” O’Brien told Axios on Friday. “We’ve been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those [negotiations] back on track.”

Pyongyang hasn’t conducted any such tests in more than two years amid a burgeoning relationship with the United States. Trump and Kim have meet three times in recent years: The United States hoping to convince North Korea to end its nuclear ambitions and Kim trying to convince the U.S. to roll back a series of crippling economic sanctions as well as get validation on an international stage.

Trump has touted his relationship with Kim since their first summit in June 2018 as a key diplomatic accomplishment, saying the pair “fell in love” and have a “good relationship.”

But those discussions have largely floundered in recent months, and North Korea had set a Dec. 31 deadline to restart them or it would delve back into its weapons development. As the deadline passed, Kim vowed to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, saying Pyongyang would no longer abide by the testing moratorium. Kim had also promised to deliver an ominous “Christmas gift” to the United States, although both threats have been vague.

It’s unclear how successful America’s overtures will be.

South Korea’s Yonhap News reported this weekend that a former North Korean nuclear envoy said the country would only resume talks if the U.S came to the negotiating table prepared to meet the country’s demands to end economic sanctions.

“There is no need for us to be present in such talks, in which there is only unilateral pressure,” Kim Kye-gwan, the envoy, told the outlet. He also said the North had been “deceived by the U.S,” saying a history of failed negotiations amounted to “lost time.”

O’Brien, however, told Axios this month the administration was encouraged that Kim hadn’t yet followed through on the gift delivery.

“All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn’t come,” O’Brien said. “And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn’t mean we won’t see some sort of test in the future.”

Trump, for his part, has also shrugged off Kim’s threats, saying at the end of last month that the chairman “likes me” and was a “man of his word.” The president also sent a birthday letter to Kim, who is believed to have turned 36 on Wednesday.

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The Complete Winners List From The 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

The critics have spoken! Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” picked up a slew of awards at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night, including the top prize of Best Picture.

The 25th annual ceremony mirrored last week’s Golden Globe Awards in the acting categories by making winners out of Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor, Renée Zellweger for Best Actress, Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor and Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress. 

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Kevin Winter via Getty Images Quentin Tarantino accepts the Best Supporting Actor award for ”Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ on behalf of Brad Pitt during the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “The Irishman,” which led the nominations heading into the ceremony with 14 total nods, won the trophy for Best Ensemble.

Setting the stage for a fierce race in the Best Director category next month at the Academy Awards, Bong Joon Ho and Sam Mendes tied for Best Director for “Parasite” and “1917,” edging out Greta Gerwig, Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie, Noah Baumbach, Tarantino and Scorsese.

Gerwig, who was shut out of the Golden Globe nominations, picked up the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Little Women.”

As for television, Netflix’s “When They See Us” also bounced back from Globes snubs, scoring a handful of trophies, including Best Limited Series. Amazon’s “Fleabag” and “Succession” took home awards for Best Comedy series and Best Drama Series, respectively.

The ceremony, hosted for the second time by Taye Diggs, paid tribute to both Eddie Murphy with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award and Kristen Bell with the #SeeHer Award, which recognizes women who “push boundaries on changing stereotypes and acknowledge the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape.”

Check out the complete list of nominees and winners below. 

Best Picture 

“1917”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Joker”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (WINNER)
“Parasite”
“Uncut Gems”

Best Actor 

Joaquin Phoenix – “Joker” (WINNER)
Antonio Banderas – “Pain and Glory”
Robert De Niro – “The Irishman”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Adam Driver – “Marriage Story”
Eddie Murphy – “Dolemite Is My Name”
Adam Sandler – “Uncut Gems”

Best Actress 

Awkwafina – “The Farewell”
Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson – “Marriage Story”
Lupita Nyong’o – Us
Saoirse Ronan – “Little Women”
Charlize Theron – “Bombshell”
Renée Zellweger – “Judy” (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actor 

Willem Dafoe – “The Lighthouse”
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins – “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino – “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci – “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress 

Laura Dern – “Marriage Story” (WINNER)
Scarlett Johansson – “Jojo Rabbit”
Jennifer Lopez – “Hustlers”
Florence Pugh – “Little Women”
Margot Robbie – “Bombshell”
Zhao Shuzhen  – “The Farewell”

Best Young Actor/Actress 

Julia Butters – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Roman Griffin Davis – “Jojo Rabbit” (WINNER)
Noah Jupe – “Honey Boy”
Thomasin McKenzie – “Jojo Rabbit”
Shahadi Wright Joseph – “Us”
Archie Yates – “Jojo Rabbit”

Best Acting Ensemble 

“Bombshell”
“The Irishman” (WINNER)
“Knives Out”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Parasite”

Best Director 

Noah Baumbach – “Marriage Story”
Greta Gerwig – “Little Women”
Bong Joon Ho – “Parasite” (WINNER)
Sam Mendes – “1917” (WINNER)
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie – “Uncut Gems”
Martin Scorsese – “The Irishman”
Quentin Tarantino – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best Original Screenplay 

Noah Baumbach – “Marriage Story”
Rian Johnson – “Knives Out”
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won – “Parasite”
Quentin Tarantino – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (WINNER)
Lulu Wang – “The Farewell”

Best Adapted Screenplay 

Greta Gerwig – “Little Women” (WINNER)
Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony McCarten – “The Two Popes”
Todd Phillips & Scott Silver – “Joker”
Taika Waititi – “Jojo Rabbit”
Steven Zaillian  – “The Irishman”

Best Cinematography 

Jarin Blaschke – “The Lighthouse”
Roger Deakins – “1917” (WINNER)
Phedon Papamichael   – “Ford v Ferrari”
Rodrigo Prieto – “The Irishman”
Robert Richardson – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Lawrence Sher – “Joker”

Best Production Design 

Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran – “Joker”
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales  – “1917”
Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman – “Little Women”
Lee Ha Jun – “Parasite”
Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (WINNER)
Bob Shaw, Regina Graves – “The Irishman”
Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell – “Downton Abbey”

Best Editing 

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie – “Uncut Gems”
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker – “Ford v Ferrari”
Yang Jinmo  – “Parasite”
Fred Raskin – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Thelma Schoonmaker – “The Irishman”
Lee Smith – “1917” (WINNER)

Best Costume Design

Ruth E. Carter – “Dolemite Is My Name” (WINNER)
Julian Day – “Rocketman”
Jacqueline Durran – “Little Women”
Arianne Phillips – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson – “The Irishman”
Anna Robbins – “Downton Abbey”

Best Hair and Makeup 

“Bombshell” (WINNER)
“Dolemite Is My Name”
“The Irishman”
“Joker”
“Judy”
“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”
“Rocketman”

Best Visual Effects 

“1917”
“Ad Astra”
“The Aeronauts”
“Avengers: Endgame” (WINNER)
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”

Best Animated Feature 

“Toy Story 4” (WINNER)
“Abominable”
“Frozen II”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“I Lost My Body”
“Missing Link”

Best Action Movie 

“Avengers: Endgame” (WINNER)
“1917”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”

Best Comedy 

“Booksmart”
“Dolemite Is My Name” (WINNER)
“The Farewell”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Knives Out”

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie 

“Ad Astra”
“Avengers: Endgame”
“Midsommar”
“Us” (WINNER)

Best Foreign Language Film

“Atlantics”
“Les Misérables”
“Pain and Glory”
“Parasite” (WINNER)
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

Best Song 

“Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” – “Wild Rose” (WINNER)
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – “Rocketman” (WINNER)
“I’m Standing With You” – “Breakthrough”
“Into the Unknown” – “Frozen II”
“Speechless” – “Aladdin”
“Spirit” – “The Lion King”
“Stand Up” – “Harriet”

Best Score 

Michael Abels – “Us”
Alexandre Desplat   – “Little Women”
Hildur Guðnadóttir – “Joker” (WINNER)
Randy Newman – “Marriage Story”
Thomas Newman  – “1917”
Robbie Robertson – “The Irishman”

TELEVISION

Drama Series 

“The Crown” (Netflix)
“David Makes Man” (OWN)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
“Pose” (FX)
“Succession” (HBO) (WINNER)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Watchmen” (HBO)

Actor in a Drama Series 

Jeremy Strong – “Succession” (HBO) (WINNER)
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Mike Colter – “Evil” (CBS)
Paul Giamatti – “Billions” (Showtime)
Kit Harington – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Freddie Highmore – “The Good Doctor” (ABC)
Tobias Menzies – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Billy Porter – “Pose” (FX)

Actress in a Drama Series 

Christine Baranski – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
Olivia Colman – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
Nicole Kidman – “Big Little” Lies (HBO)
Regina King – “Watchmen” (HBO) (WINNER)
Mj Rodriguez – “Pose” (FX)
Sarah Snook – “Succession” (HBO)
Zendaya – “Euphoria” (HBO)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Crudup – “The Morning Show” (Apple) (WINNER)
Asante Blackk – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Asia Kate Dillon – “Billions” (Showtime)
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Justin Hartley – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Delroy Lindo – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
Tim Blake Nelson – “Watchmen” (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Jean Smart – “Watchmen” (HBO) (WINNER)
Helena Bonham Carter – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Gwendoline Christie – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Laura Dern – “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Audra McDonald – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access)
Meryl Streep – “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Comedy Series

“Barry” (HBO) (WINNER)
“Fleabag” (Amazon)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Mom” (CBS)
“One Day at a Time” (Netflix)
“Pen15” (Hulu)
“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)

Actor in a Comedy Series 

Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC)
Walton Goggins – “The Unicorn” (CBS)
Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO) (WINNER)
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Paul Rudd – “Living with Yourself” (Netflix)
Bashir Salahuddin – “Sherman’s Showcase” (IFC)
Ramy Youssef – “Ramy” (Hulu)

Actress in a Comedy Series 

Christina Applegate – “Dead to Me” (Netflix)
Alison Brie – “GLOW” (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
Kirsten Dunst – “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” (HBO)
Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – “Fleabag” (Amazon) (WINNER)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Andrew Scott – “Fleabag” (Amazon) (WINNER)
Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC)
Anthony Carrigan – “Barry” (HBO)
William Jackson Harper – “The Good Place” (NBC)
Daniel Levy – “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Nico Santos – “Superstore” (NBC)
Henry Winkler – “Barry” (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

Alex Borstein – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) (WINNER)
D’Arcy Carden – “The Good Place” (NBC)
Sian Clifford – “Fleabag” (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin – “GLOW” (Netflix)
Rita Moreno – “One Day at a Time” (Netflix)
Annie Murphy – “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
Molly Shannon – “The Other Two” (Comedy Central)

Limited Series 

“Catch-22” (Hulu)
“Chernobyl” (HBO)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“The Loudest Voice” (Showtime)
“Unbelievable” (Netflix)
“When They See Us” (Netflix) (WINNER)
“Years and Years” (HBO)

TV Movie 

“Brexit” (HBO)
“Deadwood: The Movie” (HBO)
“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (Netflix) (WINNER)
“Guava Island” (Amazon)
“Native Son” (HBO)
“Patsy & Loretta” (Lifetime)

Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television 

Christopher Abbott – “Catch-22” (Hulu)
Mahershala Ali – “True Detective” (HBO)
Russell Crowe – “The Loudest Voice” (Showtime)
Jared Harris – “Chernobyl” (HBO)
Jharrel Jerome – “When They See Us” (Netflix) (WINNER)
Sam Rockwell – “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
Noah Wyle – “The Red Line” (CBS)

Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television

Kaitlyn Dever – “Unbelievable” (Netflix)
Anne Hathaway – “Modern Love” (Amazon)
Megan Hilty – “Patsy & Loretta” (Lifetime)
Joey King – “The Act” (Hulu)
Jessie Mueller – “Patsy & Loretta” (Lifetime)
Merritt Wever – “Unbelievable” (Netflix)
Michelle Williams – “Fosse/Verdon” (FX) (WINNER)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television

Asante Blackk – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
George Clooney – “Catch-22” (Hulu)
John Leguizamo – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
Dev Patel – “Modern Love” (Amazon)
Jesse Plemons – “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (Netflix)
Stellan Skarsgård – “Chernobyl” (HBO) (WINNER)
Russell Tovey – “Years and Years” (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television

Patricia Arquette – “The Act” (Hulu)
Marsha Stephanie Blake – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
Toni Collette – “Unbelievable” (Netflix) (WINNER)
Niecy Nash – “When They See Us” (Netflix)
Margaret Qualley – “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
Emma Thompson – “Years and Years” (HBO)
Emily Watson – “Chernobyl” (HBO)

Animated Series 

“Big Mouth” (Netflix)
“BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) (WINNER)
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix)
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” (Netflix)
“The Simpsons” (Fox)
“Undone” (Amazon)

Talk Show

“Desus & Mero” (Showtime)
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (NBC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS) (WINNER)
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC) (WINNER)

Comedy Special

“Amy Schumer: Growing” (Netflix)
“Jenny Slate: Stage Fright” (Netflix)
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” (ABC) (WINNER)
“Ramy Youssef: Feelings” (HBO)
“Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby” (Netflix)
“Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia” (Netflix)
“Wanda Sykes: Not Normal” (Netflix)

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Steve Hilton goes off on ‘establishment Republicans’ criticizing Trump

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Steve Hilton offered strong praise for President Trump Sunday and took aim at his Republican critics after Iran’s apparent stand-down in the latest confrontation between Washington and Tehran.

“I don’t think there has been proper recognition of the substance of what this president is doing. It’s completely different than what we’ve seen before. It doesn’t fit into the establishment traditional ideological boxes,” Hilton said Sunday on “The Next Revolution.”

“That’s why they waste our time with pointless political games with impeachment,” Hilton continued. “We saw the new approach clearly with Iran. The Democrats, never-Trumpers and their lackeys branded him a warmonger. But his strategy has been consistent with day one. He’s anti-war, but he’s also anti-weak. He doesn’t want to invade deserts of sand…but he doesn’t want to put his head in the sand like the isolation nuts either.”

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Rattling off a series of accomplishments by the Trump administration, Hilton devoted much of his monologue to what he called the “Trump revolution” and fired back at “establishment Republicans” who criticize the president.

“This is the Trump revolution,” Hilton said. “Pragmatic. Non-ideological. He approaches issues as a businessman. It’s a revolution in ideas and it goes way beyond foreign policy. “

Hilton credited Trump for “combining the best of traditional conservative ideas with positive populism,” highlighting his tax cuts, criminal justice reform, job creation, low unemployment rates, and the confirmation of several conservative judges.

“How are the establishment Republicans reacting? he asked, pointing to a recent New York Times op-ed penned by a group of prominent anti-Trump Republicans that announced the launch of a new super PAC  aimed at preventing the GOP incumbent’s 2020 re-election. The article, published in December, is titled “We are Republicans and we want Trump defeated.”

“As Americans, we need to stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and American character,” the article reads.

“What? Trump’s damage?” Hilton fired back. “Who backed the human and economic catastrophe of the Iraq war? Who brought in the disastrous 1986 immigration reform creating the broken system Trump is trying to fix? Who let China into the World Trade Organization devastating American manufacturing to the point where we literally can’t even print bibles in America? Who pushed ruling class trade globalism that spawned the disastrous NAFTA putting so many Americans out of work in the heartland? And who assaulted the American family with policies that collapsed marriage rates and family stability?

“No, Not the ‘evil Trump,'” Hilton continued. “It was you, the Republican establishment who did this to America. These never Trumpers are apologists for an elitist ideology that is anti-worker, anti-family and anti-community.”

“They can write whatever pompous self-righteous nonsense they want in the New York Times. The establishment Republican party is not coming back. It is dead,” Hilton concluded, “…killed by their policy failure and Donald Trump’s policy success.”

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“After Trump, it will be a different Republican party…and for American workers, families, and communities, that is fantastic news.”

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Joe Biden’s Vote for War

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Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. proposed a compromise.

It was the fall of 2002 and the Bush administration was pushing for sweeping authority to act against Saddam Hussein, claiming he had weapons of mass destruction. Some Democrats questioned the stated threat posed by Iraq and bristled at President George W. Bush’s broad request.

Mr. Biden, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, had been scrambling to draft a bipartisan resolution that would grant Mr. Bush the authority to use military force against Iraq, but was more restrictive than the war authorization that the president had sought.

As he often had in his long career, Mr. Biden sought bipartisan middle ground — this time, between those opposed to potential war and the White House desire for more open-ended power. Some antiwar members of his committee resisted his effort, worried that it would still pave the way to conflict. “We disagreed very strenuously,” said former Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California.

Mr. Biden’s plan ultimately did not succeed, and he chose to focus on Mr. Bush’s reassurances of a diplomacy-first approach.

“At each pivotal moment,” Mr. Biden said of Mr. Bush, “he has chosen a course of moderation and deliberation, and I believe he will continue to do so. At least that is my fervent hope.”

On Oct. 11, he was one of 77 senators to authorize the use of military force in Iraq. Twenty-three colleagues, some of whom harbored grave doubts about the danger Iraq posed at the time, refused to back the president’s request.

Nearly two decades later, Mr. Biden, who by 2005 was calling that vote a mistake, is running for president in part on his foreign policy experience, emphasizing his commander-in-chief credentials at a moment of heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.

Yet the Iraq war vote is part of the extensive record he cites, and he has struggled to accurately account for it on the campaign trail, repeatedly suggesting he opposed the war and Mr. Bush’s conduct from the beginning, claims that detailed fact checks have deemed wrong or misleading.

The vote has exposed him to direct and implicit criticism from his chief presidential rivals, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a military veteran, and especially Senator Bernie Sanders, who voted against the war as a Vermont congressman and whose campaign has sharpened its criticism of Mr. Biden in recent days.

Now, three weeks before the Iowa caucuses — held in a state with a fierce antiwar streak — the issue threatens to be a campaign liability for Mr. Biden as he seeks to assure voters of his ability to handle a foreign crisis even as he works to distance himself from a war that has had enormous costs for his own family, and for the nation.

A review of how Mr. Biden operated in the fall of 2002, as he weighed the question of authorizing the use of military force, reveals core truths about how he has worked for decades: as a Senate dealmaker at heart, with a reverence for bipartisan compromise that his supporters admire — and that critics say has colored his judgment during some of the most consequential moments of his career.

In the summer of 2002, as the Bush administration sounded alarms about Iraq, Mr. Biden, too, was concerned about the perceived threat of Mr. Hussein and his “relentless pursuit of weapons of mass destruction,” as he put it in a New York Times Op-Ed he wrote with Senator Richard G. Lugar, Republican of Indiana.

In the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Mr. Biden, a respected if long-winded chairman, convened two days of hearings about Iraq, soliciting testimony from a procession of experts.

“These weapons must be dislodged from Saddam Hussein,” Mr. Biden said, “or Saddam Hussein must be dislodged from power.”

But he also worried about the possible long-term consequences of confronting Mr. Hussein. “It would be a tragedy if we removed a tyrant in Iraq, only to leave chaos in its wake,” he said.

After Mr. Bush asked Congress in September to authorize the use of military force in Iraq, Mr. Biden and his colleagues grappled with how to proceed. Some Democrats balked that fall at the pressure to grant the president sweeping power, unmoved by Bush administration warnings of national security considerations, which turned out to be based in part on faulty intelligence and distortions of available information.

“Saddam Hussein is a threat, but the threat is not so great that we must be stampeded to provide such authority to this president just weeks before an election,” admonished Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia.

Mr. Biden was uneasy with the administration’s broad language and worried about the precedent pre-emptive action could set, but he was also focused on showing unity behind the commander in chief as the nation reeled from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He hoped that, as he eventually said on the floor of the Senate, a “strong” congressional vote would ultimately give the United States a more forceful diplomatic position.

“We didn’t want to neuter the president because he’s our president, he conducts foreign policy, but at the same time we didn’t want to give him a blank check,” said former Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, who worked closely with Mr. Biden.

Ever focused on bipartisan consensus, Mr. Biden joined forces with Mr. Lugar to produce alternative language that would give Mr. Bush narrower authority. The resolution authorized military action specifically for the purpose of dismantling a weapons of mass destruction program, and it emphasized “the importance of international support,” Mr. Biden and Mr. Lugar said at the time.

Some Democrats on Mr. Biden’s committee, alarmed by divergent intelligence assessments, were skeptical of his compromise effort.

“He tried hard to get us all together, he really did, he tried,” recalled Ms. Boxer, who detailed her concerns about the intelligence in her book, “The Art of Tough.” “But if there’s just a point where you feel the whole thing is based on false information, we couldn’t come on in good conscience.”

Their posture was deeply frustrating to Mr. Biden, a Senate institutionalist who was focused on vote counts.

“Does anybody here think the White House doesn’t have 55 votes for their resolution if we don’t have an alternative?” he railed at antiwar colleagues, according to his 2007 book, “Promises to Keep.” He added in the book, “I begged them to at least vote Biden-Lugar out of committee, but they made it clear they wouldn’t do it — on principle. They wanted purity.”

Reluctant Senate colleagues represented only one challenge that Mr. Biden faced. In a late-night phone call to Mr. Biden’s home, Mr. Lugar had informed him of a brewing counter-effort: The administration was working with Representative Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, the House Democratic leader, on alternative language. Mr. Gephardt struck a deal with Mr. Bush and appeared with him and other lawmakers in the Rose Garden. (He was later critical of the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq.)

The deal had effectively torpedoed Mr. Biden’s proposal — and he seemed to know it.

“I’m sure the argument will be, well, why are we nit-picking?” he told reporters at the Capitol, clutching a coffee cup and, at one point, apparently exasperated, dismissing a reporter’s line of inquiry as “malarkey.”

The debate in Washington unfolded in a nation gripped by fears about terrorism.

“This country was really off balance and petrified and looking to the president to protect them,” Mr. Hagel said. “Members of Congress couldn’t get too far out politically to push back on the president, to say, ‘Well, I’m not sure that’s that important, I’m not sure he has weapons of mass destruction.’”

Politically ambitious Democrats were also leery of appearing weak on national security matters — and in the November 2002 midterm elections, Republicans would regain control of the Senate.

After his own proposal fell apart, Mr. Biden continued to meet with Bush administration officials. He found Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to be an influential and steady hand in the administration, and said publicly that the war resolution had been sufficiently improved from what the president had originally sought.

Nearly two decades later, the faith that Mr. Biden put in Mr. Bush is now a target for criticism.

“Many of his comments provided cover for proponents of the war — the war that many have come to realize was a fatal mistake,” said Jim Manley, who at the time was press secretary for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts and a leading opponent of the war authorization.

On Saturday, the Sanders campaign released a blistering statement excoriating Mr. Biden for his Iraq war vote.

“Bernie Sanders saw the same information and had the judgment to vote against the Iraq war,” Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Mr. Sanders, said in the statement. Mr. Biden, he suggested, “undermined Democratic opposition, enthusiastically supported a disastrous war, refuses to admit mistakes, and then tries to rewrite history.”

Mr. Biden’s allies argue that his vote was intended to support the strengthening of diplomatic efforts in the hopes of preventing military conflict.

“For Biden and for a number of others who voted for the resolution, it was a vote for tough diplomacy,” said Antony J. Blinken, a longtime Biden adviser who served as Democratic staff director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is more likely that diplomacy will succeed, he argued, if the other side knows military action is possible.

As Mr. Biden eventually acknowledged, that did not work as he had hoped.

“It was a mistake to assume the president would use the authority we gave him properly,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in 2005.

But on the campaign trail this election cycle, he has suggested he opposed the war and Mr. Bush’s conduct from the beginning, claims that do not match the historical record.

“Immediately, the moment it started, I came out against the war at that moment,” he told NPR in an interview in September. His campaign later said he had misspoken, according to a fact check from The Washington Post. At a campaign stop in Des Moines this month, Mr. Biden said, “The president then went ahead with ‘shock and awe,’ and right after that, and from the very moment he did that, right after that, I opposed what he was doing,” a misleading assertion at best, according to an assessment from CNN.

Mr. Biden did ultimately become a vocal opponent of the Bush administration’s stewardship of the war, and went on to serve as vice president to Barack Obama, a critic of the conflict. The war took a personal toll when his elder son, Beau Biden, deployed to Iraq in 2008 with the Delaware Army National Guard. Beau Biden died in 2015 from brain cancer, and his father has discussed the possibility of a link between the illness and exposure to pits of burning waste on military bases.

Ms. Boxer attended a fund-raiser for Mr. Biden last week, though she said she was not yet formally endorsing him, and spoke warmly about her former Foreign Relations Committee colleague in an interview. She emphasized his record and all he had done in the nearly two decades since they clashed on Iraq.

“They fought very hard to get us on board and we fought very hard to get them to stop,” Ms. Boxer said. “Once he saw that it was a mistake, he really stepped up to the plate to try and come up with a way out of this war.”

Ahead of that 2002 vote, Mr. Biden stood on the Senate floor to explain his support for the war authorization. He followed Senator Hillary Clinton of New York — who in her later presidential campaigns also faced scrutiny over her Iraq war vote — and spoke for an hour.

“I do not believe this is a rush to war,” Mr. Biden said. “I believe it’s a march to peace and security.”

Hours later, he cast his vote in the affirmative.

Kitty Bennett contributed research.

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Steve Hilton goes off on ‘establishment Republicans’ criticizing Trump

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Steve Hilton offered strong praise for President Trump Sunday and took aim at his Republican critics after Iran’s apparent stand-down in the latest confrontation between Washington and Tehran.

“I don’t think there has been proper recognition of the substance of what this president is doing. It’s completely different than what we’ve seen before. It doesn’t fit into the establishment traditional ideological boxes,” Hilton said Sunday on “The Next Revolution.”

“That’s why they waste our time with pointless political games with impeachment,” Hilton continued. “We saw the new approach clearly with Iran. The Democrats, never-Trumpers and their lackeys branded him a warmonger. But his strategy has been consistent with day one. He’s anti-war, but he’s also anti-weak. He doesn’t want to invade deserts of sand…but he doesn’t want to put his head in the sand like the isolation nuts either.”

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Rattling off a series of accomplishments by the Trump administration, Hilton devoted much of his monologue to what he called the “Trump revolution” and fired back at “establishment Republicans” who criticize the president.

“This is the Trump revolution,” Hilton said. “Pragmatic. Non-ideological. He approaches issues as a businessman. It’s a revolution in ideas and it goes way beyond foreign policy. “

Hilton credited Trump for “combining the best of traditional conservative ideas with positive populism,” highlighting his tax cuts, criminal justice reform, job creation, low unemployment rates, and the confirmation of several conservative judges.

“How are the establishment Republicans reacting? he asked, pointing to a recent New York Times op-ed penned by a group of prominent anti-Trump Republicans that announced the launch of a new super PAC  aimed at preventing the GOP incumbent’s 2020 re-election. The article, published in December, is titled “We are Republicans and we want Trump defeated.”

“As Americans, we need to stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and American character,” the article reads.

“What? Trump’s damage?” Hilton fired back. “Who backed the human and economic catastrophe of the Iraq war? Who brought in the disastrous 1986 immigration reform creating the broken system Trump is trying to fix? Who let China into the World Trade Organization devastating American manufacturing to the point where we literally can’t even print bibles in America? Who pushed ruling class trade globalism that spawned the disastrous NAFTA putting so many Americans out of work in the heartland? And who assaulted the American family with policies that collapsed marriage rates and family stability?

“No, Not the ‘evil Trump,'” Hilton continued. “It was you, the Republican establishment who did this to America. These never Trumpers are apologists for an elitist ideology that is anti-worker, anti-family and anti-community.”

“They can write whatever pompous self-righteous nonsense they want in the New York Times. The establishment Republican party is not coming back. It is dead,” Hilton concluded, “…killed by their policy failure and Donald Trump’s policy success.”

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“After Trump, it will be a different Republican party…and for American workers, families, and communities, that is fantastic news.”

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49ers vs. Packers: 5 things to know about the NFC Championship game

The San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers are set to face off in the NFC Championship on Sunday, Jan. 19, with both teams trying to make it back to the Super Bowl for the first time in several years.

The 49ers defeated the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, 27-10, to reach the conference championship game. The Packers held off the Seattle Seahawks, 28-23, on Sunday to reach the title game.

Here are some things to know before next Sunday’s game.

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5). HOW DID WE GET HERE?

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Packers and the 49ers are the two best teams in the NFC and will meet to determine who represents the conference at Super Bowl LIV. The Packers won the NFC North division and the 49ers won the NFC West division during the 2019 season.

The two teams met during the regular season. The 49ers blew the doors off the Packers, 37-8, at Levi’s Stadium. Aaron Rodgers was sacked five times and only threw for 104 yards in the loss. Jimmy Garoppolo had 253 passing yards and two touchdown passes in the win.

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4). THE KID & THE VET

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers warms up before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

It will be Jimmy Garoppolo’s first NFC title game appearance since he took over as the team’s starting quarterback. The lack of playoff experience didn’t appear to diminish his performance against the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round. He was 11-for-19 with 131 passing yards and had a touchdown pass in the win.

Aaron Rodgers will enter his third NFC title game. Rodgers has only made the Super Bowl once having lost in the conference title game the last two times he’s appeared in one. However, the veteran showed his poise against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. He was 16-for-27 with 243 passing yards and two touchdown passes and had the game-sealing pass in the fourth quarter to Jimmy Graham.

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3). FIRST TIMERS

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Both 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and Packers coach Matt LaFleur are making the conference title game for the first time as head coaches. It is Shanahan’s third season as head coach and LaFleur’s first. Shanahan had not had a winning record before the 2019 season. It will be interesting to see how each coach deals with the pressures of potentially making the Super Bowl.

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2). NEW TWIST, OLD CLASSIC

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Brett Favre helped the Packers beat the 49ers in the last meeting between the two teams in the NFC title game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) (The Associated Press)

The 49ers and the Packers are both storied franchises with an incredible history. The 49ers have won five Super Bowls while the Packers have won four. These teams have played seven times in the playoffs – the last one coming in 2014. The 49ers got the best of the Packers in that game, 23-20, to advance to the divisional round.

The two teams last met in the NFC Championship game during the 1997 season. Brett Favre, Dorsey Levens and Antonio Freeman led the Packers to a, 23-10 victory. The 49ers only received a field goal from Gary Anderson and a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Chuck Levy. Steve Young was sacked four times and threw one interception in the loss.

Green Bay has won four of the seven playoff matchups between the two teams.

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1). WHEN IS KICKOFF?

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San Francisco 49ers’ Raheem Mostert (31) celebrates with teammates after recovering a fumble against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The 49ers and the Packers will play Sunday, Jan. 19, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Calif. The game is set to begin at 6:40 p.m. ET and will air on FOX.

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Green Bay Packers fend off Seattle Seahawks to advance to NFC Championship

The Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC Championship game for the first time since the 2016 season after defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 28-23, on Sunday night.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay on the final drive to seal the deal thanks to a 9-yard pass to tight end Jimmy Graham, who narrowly got past the first-down marker. It was part of his 16-for-27, 243-yard performance.

He added two touchdown passes to his night as well.

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The Packers offense was buoyed by running back Aaron Jones, who had 62 rushing yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams led the Packers with 160 yards receiving on eight catches. He had both of Rodgers’ touchdown passes.

Seattle gave the Packers all they had.

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Green Bay led Seattle 21-3 at the half but Seattle stormed back with running back Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown run from the 1-yard line and a 7-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Lynch would score another rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the game to within five points.

However, the Seahawks’ final drive stalled out after a sack on Wilson from linebacker Preston Smith. The Packers defense got to Wilson five times. Seattle never got the ball back after the Smith sack.

Preston Smith and linebacker Za’Darius Smith had two sacks each. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark had one other.

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Green Bay is now poised for a classic NFC Championship matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

The title game will be played Sunday, Jan. 19 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

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