It’s not often British basketball makes the UK sports news twice over a five-day period. Even during the London Olympics the men’s team was largely ignored, mainly because it won only once, while the rest of the Great Britain team went on the country’s largest gold run in Games’ history. This past week was different. Domestic basketball [...]
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Well, that’s come to an end. For good reason, as the New York Times outlines the spectacle. “Descent into hell,” said a front page headline in The Sun tabloid which, like other newspapers, published a dramatic photograph of a woman leaping to safety in the arms of police from a blazing building. “Mob Rule,” said [...]
**UPDATED** 11:55 A.M. EST – HEARINGS SUSPENDED FOR 10 MINUTES… as someone seems to have lunged at Rupert Murdoch, though it’s not clear what happened. The Guardian reports Murdoch’s wife Wendy seemed to slap him away before man in checked shirt could reach her husband. Johnny Marbles tweeted his “attack.” Pictures of failed pie attack. [...]
The White House, seeking an agreement to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Aug. 2, on Monday said it would not insist that any deal include an end to former President George W. Bush’s controversial tax rates on the wealthy. [...] The White House said the president is pushing the GOP to agree [...]
Tomorrow from Jon Huntsman Jr. on Vimeo. Mark Halperin is the Republican establishment’s most accurate weathervane: This is the first, but by no means the last, of eye-catching endorsements Huntsman will get from the GOP Establishment, including many with ties to Ronald Reagan and Bushes 41 and 43. Gray’s endorsement will be a semiotic dog [...]
I’m going out on a very strong limb to judge a toss up on this one. First, the New York Times, Jared Bernstein and everyone but Pres. Obama is pushing for the fed to get involved and create some kind of jobs program, while Larry Summers asks for more stimulus. But there’s still no real [...]
Gov. Christie is pictured departing from his spanking brand-new AugustaWestland helicopter, which was reportedly purchased at a cost to taxpayers of $12.5 million. How he used it yesterday is the stuff of an amateur politician forgetting about perceptions in an era of austerity, which Gov. Christie helped to usher in as the champion of waste-busting. [...]
“For my Dad, America was the land of opportunity, where the circumstances of birth are no barrier to achieving one’s dreams,” Romney said in a high-profile New Hampshire speech earlier this month. He added: “The spirit of enterprise, innovation, pioneering and derring-do propelled our standard of living and economy past every other nation on earth. [...]
I can’t imagine anything Keith Olbermann would hate more than being TMZ’d. The juicy tabloid outfit has earned it’s verb status. Segue to… TMZ’s take. Here’s how it went down. Sources familiar with the situation tell us that Olbermann’s agent recently went to NBC complaining that Keith — who has the most popular show on [...]
Former Senator Rick Santorum: “The question is — and this is what Barack Obama didn’t want to answer — is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no. Well if that person, human life is not a person, then, I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, [...]
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, scheduled to introduce Pujols, insisted Thursday that he and Pujols are attending only after receiving assurances that the event is not a thinly disguised political rally. – STLToday Three-time NL Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, as well as Cardinal manager Tony La Russa, will be among the guests tomorrow at [...]
–updated– President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, who have been starved for good news through much of 2010, finally received a generous helping Tuesday night. Republicans, meanwhile, were left with several new reasons to wonder whether all the favorable national trends showing up in polls are enough to overcome local candidates who are inspiring [...]
Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the country and less confident in President Barack Obama’s leadership than at any point since Mr. Obama entered the White House, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. – Confidence Waning in Obama, U.S. Outlook Perhaps the sacking of Gen. McChrystal and the brilliant stroke [...]
“In the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our foreign policy was shaped profoundly by 9/11.. I think this disaster is going to shape how we think about the environment and energy for many years to come.” – Pres. Barack Obama If only Pres. Barack Obama had personally reacted as if the [...]
UPDATE (10:56 pm): Politico, then AP, call it for Blanche Lincoln with 51%, Halter 49%. Also Orly Taitz wins nomination for CA Sect. of State. Yes, indeed, William Jefferson Clinton is still relevant. UPDATE (10:04 pm): Big Dawg still relevant? Don’t look now, but Blanche Lincoln may pull this out. See Nate Silver. UPDATE (9:52 [...]
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*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
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