Trump’s Popularity Is Slipping in Rural America

Outside the Morgan County fair in McConnelsville, in a rural swath of Ohio that fervently backed U.S. President Donald Trump in last year’s election, ticket seller John Wilson quietly counts off a handful of disappointments with the man he helped elect.

The 70-year-old retired banker said he is unhappy with infighting and turnover in the White House. He does not like Trump’s penchant for traveling to his personal golf resorts. He wishes the president would do more to fix the healthcare system, and he worries that Trump might back down from his promise to force illegal immigrants out of the country.

“Every president makes mistakes,” Wilson said. “But if you add one on top of one, on top of another one, on top of another, there’s just a limit.”

Trump, who inspired millions of supporters last year in places like Morgan County, has been losing his grip on rural America.

According to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll, the Republican president’s popularity is eroding in small towns and rural communities where 15 percent of the country’s population lives. The poll of more than 15,000 adults in “non-metro” areas shows that they are now as likely to disapprove of Trump as they are to approve of him.

In September, 47 percent of people in non-metro areas approved of Trump while 47 percent disapproved. That is down from Trump’s first four weeks in office, when 55 percent said they approved of the president while 39 percent disapproved.

The poll found that Trump has lost support in rural areas among men, whites and people who never went to college. He lost support with rural Republicans and rural voters who supported him on Election Day.

And while Trump still gets relatively high marks in the poll for his handling of the economy and national security, rural Americans are increasingly unhappy with Trump’s record on immigration, a central part of his presidential campaign.

Forty-seven percent of rural Americans said in September they approved of the president’s handling of immigration, down from 56 percent during his first month in office.

Poll respondents who were interviewed by Reuters gave different reasons for their dissatisfaction with the president on immigration.

A few said they are tired of waiting for Trump to make good on his promise to build a wall along America’s southern border, while others said they were uncomfortable with his administration’s efforts to restrict travel into the United States.

“There should be some sort of compromise between a free flow of people over the border and something that’s more controlled,” said Drew Carlson, 19, of Warrensburg, Missouri, who took the poll.

But Trump’s “constant fixation on deportation is a little bit unsettling to me.”

The Trump administration would not comment about the Reuters/Ipsos poll. (For a graphic depicting poll results, see: http://tmsnrt.rs/2yuVIun)

To be sure, Trump is still much more popular in rural America than he is elsewhere.

Since he took office, “I like him less, but I support him more,” said Robert Cody, 87, a retired chemical engineer from Bartlesville, Oklahoma who took the poll.

Cody said that Trump may rankle some people with the way he talks and tweets, but it is a small price to pay for a president who will fight to strip away government regulations and strengthen the border.

BET Awards 2017

It’s almost time for the 2017 BET Awards and it’s sure to be a crazy night with Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones hosting and a ton of incredible performances from some of your favorite artists. However, if you don’t have a TV you probably need to know how to stream the 2017 BET awards. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

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The easiest way to livestream the award show is with the BET NOW app, which allows you to stream the ceremony as it’s happening. The app is free to download, but you will need to log in with a TV provider. If you don’t have a log in, it might be time to start asking around, as this seems to be the only way to livestream the actual award show.

However, if this year’s award ceremony is the same as last year’s, you can probably find a livestream of the red carpet before the show and then see what’s happening backstage on BET.com. Besides that, though, you’ll just have to follow along on social media to see what’s going on and trust me, there will be a lot going on. According to Business Wire, viewers can expect performances by Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz, and Tamar Braxton.

The list of presenters is also star-studded and includes the likes of Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah, just to name a few.

Unsurprisingly, the nominees are also some of the best in the business. Beyoncé swept the nominations this year with a total of seven nods, including “Best Collaboration” with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom.” While Queen B will most likely not be in attendance, since she reportedly just gave birth to her twins, fans are still expecting to see her walk away with all the awards that she so deserves.

Bruno Mars also got a plethora of nominations, coming in with a total five, including “Album of the Year.” Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, received four nominations and will face-off against her sister for the “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist” award. Chance the Rapper and Migos also received four nominations.

The night will be a big one for Chance, who will also be recognized with the Humanitarian Award for Supporting Educational and Social Initiatives Award. New Edition will also be honored with the Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. BET aired a three-night biopic event about the R&B group earlier this year.

You can find out who wins the most awards and see all the amazing performances when the 2017 BET Awards airs on Sunday, June 25 starting at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

The 2017 BET Awards are set to be a star-studded night, and with Leslie Jones at the helm, it’ll no doubt be a feel-good, funny one as well.
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“Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show,” the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today. “I want everybody to come to this show to have a good time.”

Here’s a few things to know about the BET Awards, taking place on Sunday, June 25th.

Jones is ready to laugh off any potential flubs.
Following this year’s Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she’s steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage. “I will not be announcing any of the winners, so let’s hope I will not be in a situation” like Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty’s La La Land/Moonlight mix-up,” she said during the conference call. This is the Ghostbusters star’s first major awards show hosting gig.

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When: Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

TV Info: Showtime (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (UK)

Live Stream: ShowtimeAnytime, SkySports.com

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Tonight on Showtime, Badou Jack and James DeGale meet in a super middleweight title unification main event, with a world title bout in the co-feature, as well. BLH will be here with live round by round coverage for both fights.

Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO) will defend his WBC 168-pound title against the IBF belt held by DeGale (23-1, 14 KO), in a fight that will also pretty much unofficially crown the winner as the recognized top super middleweight in the sport today.

The co-feature will see Jose Pedraza (22-0, 12 KO) defend his IBF super featherweight title against Gervonta Davis (16-0, 15 KO) in an intriguing matchup, with young Davis getting his first world title crack.

SHO Extreme will air prelim action starting at 7 pm ET, including Amanda Serrano (30-1-1, 23 KO) defending her WBO super bantamweight title against Yazmin Rivas (35-9-1, 10 KO) in the featured fight.

Middleweight prospect Ievgen Khytrov (14-0, 12 KO) will be in action against Immanuwel Aleem (16-0-1, 9 KO), and Thomas Dulorme (23-2, 15 KO) will take on Brian Jones (13-6, 7 KO) in a stay-busy welterweight fight.

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was host to some of the most entertaining boxing matches of 2016—with Carl Frampton’s win over Leo Santa Cruz and the epic slugfest between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter the two prime examples—but the arena has been dormant as a boxing venue for over five months.

CLEMSON vS. ALABAMA

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Date: Monday, Jan. 9 2017
Time: From 08:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Stadium
Live Stream: ESPN

 

We have finally reached the end of the college football season with the culmination of the College Football Playoff National Championship game on ESPN tonight. The game features an epic rematch pitting the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide facing the No. 2 Clemson Tigers in what is expected to be another wild one in the shades of last years’ barn burner ending with an Alabama victory over Clemson, 45-40. The game kicks off at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN, and you can watch via live online stream at WatchESPN. The game will be called by Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth, and Samantha Ponder and Tom Rinaldi on the sideline.

The rematch will feature a bevy of draft-eligible talent on both teams and highlights a few notable players at the top of their positions representing key needs for the San Francisco 49ers. From Clemson’s quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver Mike Williams, to Alabama’s inside linebacker Reuben Foster and outside linebacker Tim Williams. The game is filled with a cornucopia of high quality talent one should definitely keep an eye on.

Before we get things started, I have listed the top 5 draft-eligible players both on the offensive and the defensive sides of the ball playing in the CFP National Championship match-up. So, sit back, put your scouting hat on, and let’s get things started with today’s action.

The college football season has reached the finish line. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson will play on Monday night in Tampa for the national championship, in a rematch of last year’s title game. The Tide won that game, 45-40, but the Tigers put a scare into them and acquitted themselves well. Now they have a shot at revenge.

Alabama is 14-0 and looks as dominant as it has at any point during its current run of four titles in seven years under Nick Saban. The Tide beat Washington in the Peach Bowl Playoff semifinal, 24-7, to punch their ticket to Tampa. They have the best defense in the land and an offense that’s thrived under a power spread approach installed by coordinator Lane Kiffin, who’s now been relieved by Steve Sarkisian.

Clemson has one loss on the season, back in November against Pitt. That’s not relevant now, after the Tigers thrashed Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to get their revenge shot at Alabama. They treated Urban Meyer to the worst loss of his head coaching career, and they should enter this game with as much confidence as any team could ever have against college football’s Death Star.

Three big things to know

1. Deshaun Watson might be finishing a magnificent Clemson career. Whether Watson turns pro or comes back for another year is up to him, and maybe this result will have some bearing on his decision. Either way, Watson has been incredible over the last couple of years, winning two Davey O’Brien awards and wowing us with his athleticism, his composure, and his right arm. He played well against Bama last year in a futile effort, and he has a pretty good idea of what he’s up against. If there’s a quarterback who could beat this team, it’s this guy.

2. Jalen Hurts isn’t going to be Watson. But Alabama’s true freshman might not have to be. If Alabama’s defense and running game hold up, Hurts is only going to have to make a couple of really good plays to give Alabama what it needs. One of the benefits of playing for this team is that you’ve got a big cushion if you’re not perfect. The struggle for Hurts: Clemson’s front rendered Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett ineffective as a runner, and if Hurts can’t run, he’s not that great yet.

3. Alabama should win, but that doesn’t mean Alabama will win. The Tide are favorites by a somewhat comfortable margin, especially for a title game. But Clemson matches up pretty well on offense, with the best QB in the country and a group of receivers who could threaten the Tide’s elite defensive backfield. If Clemson can avoid being run over when it’s on defense, the Tigers will have a chance. Against Bama, that’s all you can ask for.

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FCS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 LIVE

Welcome to watch FCS Championship 2017 Live stream between James Madison vs Youngstown State. No. 4 James Madison will face Youngstown State in the  FCS Championship game in Frisco, Texas on Saturday, January 7 at noon ET on ESPN2. Follow live from Frisco as we bring you everything you need to know about the FCS Championship. The action starts with Media Day on Thursday and doesn’t end until a new champion is crowed on Saturday. Click the below link & watch full HD coverage game online stream here.

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When: 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 7
Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Tex.
TV: ESPN2
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James Madison was the David that defeated Goliath in the semifinals on Dec. 16 as it took down the five-time defending national champions North Dakota State 27-17.

The impressive performance further cemented the program’s status as a developing powerhouse, especially after a 65-7 beatdown of Sam Houston State in the quarterfinals. That was a Bearkats team that was averaging well over 500 yards and over 50 points per game before their quarterfinal meeting. James Madison’s defense has only allowed 15.3 points per game during the postseason as it was sparked by its ability to force turnovers, which ranked seventh in the league with 28 takeaways this year.

Youngstown State also boasts a solid running game led by Jody Webb, who ranks ninth in the nation with 1,301 yards on the ground. Behind him, the Penguins shocked the FCS world by making it to the championship game while being unranked in the playoffs. It included a thrilling 40-38 win over No. 2 Eastern Washington in the semifinals thanks to this last-second catch by Kevin Rader, via FCS Football:

The FCS title might come down to which defense is able to come up with the big stop at the right time, considering the power of both programs’ running games. But given the way these two teams have unexpectedly made the championship game, expect Saturday night to provide one of the games of the year in college football.

USA vs Canada Live IIHF World Junior Hockey 2017 Game

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USA vs Canada
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time:7:30 PM
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec

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U.S. National Junior Team past Russia, 4-3, in the semifinals of the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Team USA will play in the gold medal-game tomorrow (Jan. 5) at the Bell Centre in Montreal against the winner of tonight’s semifinal matchup between Sweden and Canada. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be televised live on NHL Network.

“I’m so happy for our guys and the fight that they showed here tonight,” said Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn./St. Cloud State University), head coach of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. “That was a tremendous game to be a part of. We’ll enjoy this for a little, but our guys know the mission isn’t over. It’s exciting to know we have a chance at the gold medal tomorrow.”

Arizona opted to return Strome to Erie on Nov. 20 after he was made a healthy scratch for the 10th time. His inclusion in head coach Dave Tippett’s lineup was sporadic. He played in only seven games in just over a month with the Coyotes, registering a single assist. It was the kind of thing Strome, always among the best players on his teams growing up, had never experienced before.

Suddenly he wasn’t an automatic for the first or second line or a shoo-in to run the power play. Strome detailed the lesson of the experience with great detail.

“You’ve got to live every day like it’s going to be your last one there,” he said. “You’ve got to work hard. Nothing’s given to you. You don’t know when you’re going to be in the lineup. You go to the rink every day hoping your name’s on the board and if it’s not you’ve got to work extra hard to get there.”

Strome said he gained newfound respect for those players who struggle to get into the lineup on a regular basis, whether in the NHL or junior. He got a genuine sense of what it’s like to show up at the rink every day and not know whether you were playing or not, an uncertain feeling indeed.Canada and the United States — long-time North American hockey rivals and arguably the two strongest hockey countries today — will play for the gold medal on Thursday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Puck drop is at 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be aired on the NHL Network in the United States and on TSN in Canada.
The leash on Connor Ingram was so short that when Dominique Ducharme motioned to Carter Hart after eight minutes, the chill of the Bell Centre hadn’t yet set in.
“My gloves were still a little sweaty from warmups,” Hart said. “I wasn’t too cold going in there.”
Hart was thrown into the fire early, peppered by a potent Sweden power play with five shots in his first few moments, but didn’t flinch.
The U.S. National Junior Team faces Canada tonight in the gold medal game of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship here in Montreal. The two teams, which met last Saturday (3-1, USA) are meeting in the gold medal game for the fourth time. Puck drop is slated for 8 p.m. ET and will be televised in the U.S. live on NHL Network. In addition, live updates

 

 

2017 WORLD JUNIORS GOLD MEDAL GAME LIVE

Welcome to watch 2017 World Juniors Gold Medal Game Live Stream between USA vs Canada at Quebec. You may have heard that Canada and the United States are playing another important hockey tournament game on Thursday. You’re right!

Those are always fun. (Remember the Sidney Crosby golden goal?) But this is the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. It’s a bunch of teenagers. Hardcore hockey fans are familiar with it and have been paying attention for a month, now. I’d wager 80 percent of sports fans aren’t hardcore hockey fans, so you might need to get caught up to speed before tonight’s epic game. Click Below Live Streaming Link.

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The match Details:
USA vs Canada
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time:7:30 PM
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec

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Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with five things you should know before the puck drops. And know this: it’s going to be one hell of a game. And be nice to your North American neighbors. We all have to share this continent regardless of a teenage hockey tournament.

Why Canada didn’t go with Carter Hart in net for the semi-final game against Sweden is beyond me, but it nearly cost them this shot at the gold medal. Connor Ingram gave up two goals on his first three shots against before head coach Dominique Ducharme replaced him with Hart, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect.

Hart stopped all 28 shots he faced, and Canada is playing for gold.That’s been the theme of the tournament with Hart, whose 3-0 record and 1.75 goals-against average are the best of any knockout-round team. The second-best? USA goalie Tyler Parsons.

Parsons, a Calgary Flames prospect, was sensational late against Russia in the semi-final, and he had to be after allowing three goals and the game-tying tally late in the third. That doesn’t erase what he’s done in the tournament (that .917 save percentage is nothing to sneeze at, though that 1.92 GAA might have to do with the USA defense as a whole), but it means he comes into the gold medal game with more of a downer on his ledger than Hart. But he’s still as elite, meaning we could be in for some sensational saves in big moments.

World Junior Hockey Championships 2017 Live

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World Junior Hockey Championships 2017 Live

The match Details:
USA vs Canada
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time:7:30 PM
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec

Colin White, Casey Fitzgerald and Joe Woll are the three BC Eagles playing for the US in the World Junior final. They’re seeking to become Eagles #4, 5, and 6 to win World Junior gold. Pat Eaves (2004), Chris Kreider (2010) and Johnny Gaudreau (2013) contributed to the Americans’ three prior WJC titles.

 There are a bevy of BU players on the US, including leading point-getter and Colin White’s linemate, Clayton Keller. Beanpot villain Jordan Greenway has also established himself as a force to be reckoned with for the Americans. On the flip side, Dante Fabbro represents BU on Canada’s roster.Adam Fox of Harvard, Erik Foley of Providence, and Tage Thompson of UConn are also players of local interest on the US team.

The US game was the only blemish for Canada, who have run roughshod over their opponents for the most part. They beat Russia 5-3 on Boxing Day, blanked Slovakia 5-0, and thrashed Latvia 10-2. In the knockout stages, they beat the Czechs 5-3 and controlled last night’s game for the most part against Sweden en route to a 5-2 win in the semifinals. They lead the tournament with a +18 goal differential, compared to +14 for Sweden and +12 for the US.

In their round robin game, the Americans were able to effectively defend in layers and limit the ability of Canadian superstars Dylan Strome, Mathew Barzal and Thomas Chabot to heavily influence the game, with the exception of a second period power play strike by Chabot. At even strength, the Americans suffocated Canada in the defensive zone, but were able to attack with speed through the neutral zone. We’ll see if they’re able to do the same tonight, or if the game gets bonkers and wide open, as tends to be the case in WJC finals.

USA VS CANADA

Welcome to watch  the  USA vs Canada Live Stream hockey game live online and see which nation takes home the gold medal in the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship. Tonight at 7.30 PM ET USA Team will face with the Team Canada for Gold Medal. Hope so you are to much waiting for watching the biggest U20 events. Here You can watch Live Coverage of IIHF U20 Hockey Final game 2017 HD tv Broadcast. The game will be broadcast on both the NHL Network and TSN, and also available live online for those unable to make it to a television (a link to the streaming video can be found below).

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The match Details:
USA vs Canada
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time:7:30 PM
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec

While the drama was out of the way early for the Canadians, the American team needed a theatrical finish to knock off the Russian team and advance to what organizers likely see as a dream of a gold medal game for the North American crowd. It appeared to many that the Russian team had won after taking the lead through three rounds of the shootout, but the rules for the Under-20 tournament stipulate that shootouts go five rounds.

The American team was able to knot up the score before winning in the seventh round on a shot by Troy Terry, who scored three times on goalie Ilya Samsonov in the shootout.

Fans who watch the Team USA vs. Team Canada hockey match live online will see an American squad that just overcame its first real diversity of the annual tournament. The American team trailed in the game — the first time they were behind the entire tournament — but came back and showed great fight.

“I’m so happy for our guys and the fight that they showed,” said coach Bob Motzko of St. Cloud State. “That was a tremendous game to be a part of. We’ll enjoy this for a little, but our guys know the mission isn’t over. It’s exciting to know we have a chance at the gold medal tomorrow.”

Organizers are likely breathing a sigh of relief after the American and Canadian teams advanced through the semifinals. The tournament has been plagued by poor attendance and complaints that high ticket prices are driving away the average fan, so having the Canadian team and American team in the gold medal game will likely make it an easier sell to fans.