Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes evokes memories of Ian Botham & Andrew Flintoff

Ben Stokes has played two innings of a lifetime in the space of six weeks - the latest fuelled by a "knock-off Nando's and two Yorkie bars".
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100,000 March in Belarus Capital on 50th Day of Protests Over President Lukashenko
Protests also took place in nine other cities, underlining the wide extent of dismay and anger with President Lukashenko
Another top Democrat signals openness to abolishing the filibuster
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin at the 2020 State of the Union address. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said he’s part of Democratic discussions on changes to Senate rules. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) indicated on Sunday that Democrats are engaged in serious discussions about abolishing the filibuster should their party regain control of the Senate in November. Speaking on On ABC’s This Week, Durbin was noncommittal about where the Democratic Party’s discussions may lead, but said talks about changing the Senate’s rules are now necessary because he believes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has caused the “destruction” of the US Senate. This Week host George Stephanopoulos specifically asked whether Durbin backed Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) proposal that Democrats expand the Supreme Court and scrap the filibuster, a rule that effectively creates a 60 vote threshold for passing major legislation when the party is next in control of the Senate. “The conversation about the future of the Senate rules is on the table, and I’m part of it,” Durbin replied. “The reason is this: we have seen under Mitch McConnell the destruction and the denigration of the United States Senate.” NEW: “A conversation about the future of the Senate rules is on the table … we have seen under Mitch McConnell the destruction and denigration of the (Senate),” Sen. Dick Durbin says on calls from some Democrats to end filibuster and expand Supreme Court.— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 27, 2020 Durbin did not comment on the question of expanding the Supreme Court, but he did suggest that Democratic leadership is warming to the idea of the sweeping rules change, which would allow legislation to be passed through a simple majority vote. Durbin suggested that a simpler process would allow the Senate to pass more legislation. “Last year in the Senate, 2019, we had 22 amendments voted on in the entire year,” he said. “Mitch McConnell has taken the Senate and turned it into something that is not even close to a deliberative and legislative and body — we need to make sure that whatever the procedure is in the future that we get down to business.” Jettisoning the filibuster is an idea that’s gained a great deal of attention in liberal circles in recent years, with figures like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) endorsing the idea. Following McConnell’s choice to violate the precedent he set in 2016 on considering Supreme Court justices for nomination, a greater number of Democrats, including more moderate lawmakers, have advocated for radical changes to the Senate. “Let me be clear: If Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with [nominating a Supreme Court judge], then nothing is off the table for next year,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said during a call with the Democratic caucus last weekend. “Nothing is off the table.” Not all Democrats share Schumer’s aggressiveness so far, however. 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The use of the filibuster to block legislation unless it can surmount a 60 vote threshold has increased since the 1970s — and it skyrocketed during the Obama administration; political scientists say Republicans have spearheaded its increased use. Since it’s extremely rare and difficult for a party to control 60 seats in the Senate, the 60 vote threshold has the effect of dramatically dampening a majority party’s capacity to pass bills. Ending the filibuster would allow legislation to pass the Senate with a simple majority of more than 50 votes. Prominent Democrats have warmed to the idea in the past year in the past several months. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) was once a passionate defender of the rule — but earlier this summer he expressed openness to getting rid of it. At the funeral of civil rights icon and congressman Rep. John Lewis in July, former President Barack Obama offered his strongest criticism of the filibuster to date, arguing that it was a persistent obstacle to civil rights legislation. “If all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do,” Obama said. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who spent more than 35 years as a senator and has historically supported the filibuster, said in July that he’s open to Democrats scrapping the rule. He framed it as something that Democrats would consider if Republicans refused to cooperate with them even after losing the Senate. “It’s going to depend on how obstreperous they become,” Biden said on a call with reporters. “But I think you’re going to just have to take a look at it.” Biden has since tempered those remarks, but Durbin’s statement Sunday suggests that among those who are still in the Senate, there is a serious willingness to, at the very least, consider changing the rule.
Democrat Slams Joe Biden for Comparing Trump to Goebbels: 'Desecrated' the Holocaust
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Maria Ressa: Facebook is 'biased against facts'
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How TV networks will handle potential election chaos
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How TV networks will make election projections in 2020
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Vin Diesel partners with Kygo to release his first single 'Feel Like I Do'
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WWE Clash of Champions 2020 Live Stream: How to Watch the Matches Online
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Trump “Strongly Demanding” Biden Is Drug Tested as He Tries to Lower Debate Expectations
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 253: Israel Adesanya's star potential, Diego Sanchez's future, more
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9/27: Meadows, Coons, Johnson
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Max Ehrich claims Demi Lovato didn’t tell him about ending their engagement before the press
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Biden accuses Trump of nominating Amy Coney Barrett to get rid of Obamacare
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Leighton Meester sings 'Sound of Music,’ asks followers to vote 'hateful, would-be dictator' out of office
Leighton Meester shared a video of herself singing a song from “The Sound of Music” about the rise of fascism to encourage her followers to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
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Graham says Andrew McCabe testifying Oct. 6, warns something 'more damning' coming amid FISA fallout
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe will testify on Oct. 6.
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Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett faces 'White colonizer' attacks, other criticism from left, media
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