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Bloomberg goes off on GOP tax bill: We CEOs ‘don’t need the money’

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) slammed the GOP tax bill in a new column, calling it an "economically indefensible blunder that will …

Donald Trump

Professor LeBron delivered a history lesson on Larry Bird’s legendary game

James also shouted out Doctor J, George Gervin, and Scottie Pippen after notching a historic triple-double.<p>Gather 'round, young NBA players and fans. LeBron James has a hoops history lesson for you.<p>The 32-year-old three-time NBA champion and four-time league MVP took a break from making history to …

Basketball

Rise of Ben Simmons' Ambidextrous Game a Tale That Stretches to His Aussie Roots

Kevin Goorjian remembers it like it was yesterday.<p>One afternoon in the spring of 2009, the head basketball coach of Box Hill Senior Secondary College in Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs was in the gym working out his star player, Olivia Simmons, when the skilled, athletic six-foot wing turned to …

Basketball

This Tax Bill Is a Trillion-Dollar Blunder

Congress and President Trump put politics ahead of smart reform.<p>Last month a Wall Street Journal editor asked a room full of CEOs to raise their hands if the corporate tax cut being considered in Congress would lead them to invest more. Very few hands went up. Attending was Gary Cohn, President …

Barack Obama

'The Simpsons' depicts Trump trying to bribe Mueller

“The Simpsons” released a new video Thursday mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of …

Robert Mueller

Sun Devils taking college basketball world by storm

<b>TEMPE, Ariz.</b> — Arizona State has taken college basketball by devilish hurricane, running and gunning its way into the national consciousness while …

College Basketball

Video shows one of Trump's judicial nominees struggling to answer basic legal questions during a Senate committee hearing

• <b>Matthew Spencer Petersen, one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, struggled to answer basic legal questions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week.</b>• <b><br>Video of a portion of his testimony went viral Thursday night.</b>• <b><br>Petersen was nominated in September to be US District Judge for</b> …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Numbers Near a Tipping Point

Things fell apart for Nixon when he dropped below 30 percent approval in his second term. Trump is getting there in his first year.<p>Public opinion can …

Elections

Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content without charging consumers for higher-quality delivery or giving preferential treatment to certain websites.<p>The vote …

Net Neutrality

Omarosa Manigault on WH exit: 'I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable'

Former reality-TV star turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault today tried to set the record straight on her reportedly dramatic exit from the …

Donald Trump

Senate Republicans try to shield Mueller from criticism of his Russia probe

Senate Republicans are scrambling to shield special counsel Robert S. Mueller III from mounting GOP fury about new evidence that members of his team were biased against President Trump, as factions of the party charge that his entire investigation is tainted.<p>The stakes are high: If the GOP moves to …

Government

As Republican tax bill vote nears, more senators waver

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping tax bill hit a potential obstacle on Thursday as two Republican senators, who previously backed the measure, insisted on a change to its child tax credit.<p>Mike Lee and Marco Rubio were in talks with other senators to …

Marco Rubio

Omarosa’s departure raises questions about White House diversity

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman knew she stood out in this White House.<p>"I'm the only African American woman who sits at the table," the former "Apprentice" contestant and departing White House senior staffer said in an interview Thursday morning.<p>Wednesday's announcement that the controversial …

Donald Trump

Nuggets fan base disrespected

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 2: The Denver Nuggets retire Fat Levers<p>FanSided and Sports Illustrated recently released the fandom top 250 list and the Denver …

Denver Nuggets

N.B.A. Gives Referee Monty McCutchen New Job in League Office

After officiating more than 1,400 regular-season games and 169 N.B.A. playoff games, Monty McCutchen is moving into a supervisory role in the league office to mentor and coach referees from the N.B.A., N.B.A. G League and the W.N.B.A.<p>McCutchen, a professional referee for more than 25 years, worked …

Minnesota Timberwolves

What did LeBron whisper to Lonzo? Twitter had guesses and conspiracies.

The internet had some great guesses.<p>LeBron James and Lonzo Ball became a meme on Thursday. After the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers, James approached Ball and told him something with his jersey covering his mouth. In a moment, the internet became obsessed with guessing what he …

Basketball

The Cleveland Cavaliers Trolled Lonzo Ball By Playing Three Straight Nas Songs During The Lakers’ Warmups

Of all the feuds in hip-hop, Lonzo Ball vs. Nas’ may be the most innocuous. The issue started when the Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard took to Twitter to declare that “nobody listens to Nas anymore” and that Migos and Future were “real hip-hop.” After Nas’ manager called him an “oatmeal face” who …

Basketball

LeBron James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past Lonzo Ball's Lakers

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James was coming down the lane with a full head of steam. And the Los Angeles Lakers smartly stood to the side and watched James …

Basketball

How Trump won at Facebook to win the presidency

The President might appear be all about Twitter, but it was Facebook where the real campaigning went down, says his social guru.<p>At first glance, Brad Parscale might seem an odd choice to run President Donald Trump's social media campaign during the 2016 election<p>Parscale owned a web development and …

Donald Trump

From Web Designer To Trump's Digital Confidant: Brad Parscale

Just 13 years ago, Brad Parscale was touting his web design skills at a Borders bookstore in San Antonio, Texas with only $500 in his pocket. For weeks, the 6-foot-8-inch tall marketer positioned himself in the aisle with the web design books, ready to hunt for his first customers. “Hey, I know how …

Donald Trump

Trump allies say Tillerson has ‘not learned his lesson’ and cannot continue in job for long

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed focused this week on rebooting his image as a beleaguered Cabinet member on the outs with his boss and his own employees — holding a rare town hall with employees, promising foreign trips into 2018 and saying he is “learning” to enjoy his job.<p>But then he went …

North Korea

Democrats want to know more about a strange omission from the Trump campaign's digital director

• <b>The ranking members of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees want to subpoena two of the data firms hired by President Donald Trump's campaign team for documents related to Russia's election interference.</b>• <b><br>The firms: Cambridge Analytica and Giles-Parscale.</b>• <b><br>Cambridge Analytica and Giles-Parscale</b> …

Cambridge Analytica

New York Times: Trump has out-lied Obama nearly six-fold in just 10 months

Days after President Trump was inaugurated, Fox News host Tucker Carlson engaged reporter John Haltiwanger on his attacks on the mendacity of the new administration. Why wasn’t Haltiwanger, Carlson wanted to know, as critical of the untruths spread by the previous White House occupant? “I think …

Journalism

Senate Republicans try to placate Rubio after he threatens to oppose tax bill over child credit

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) threatened Thursday to vote against Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax overhaul unless it further expands a child tax credit to millions of working families, leaving GOP leaders searching for answers on a final deal that had appeared to be on the verge of sailing through the …

U.S. Congress

The FCC just killed net neutrality

It’s over<p>Net neutrality is dead — at least for now. In a 3-2 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the tough net neutrality rules it put in place just two years ago. Those rules prevented internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering …

Net Neutrality

Trump’s controversial pick for EPA post withdraws nomination

WASHINGTON — Michael Dourson, President Trump's controversial pick to lead the federal toxic chemicals office, has withdrawn his nomination after facing heavy criticism over his close ties to the chemical industry, according to two Senate aides.<p>Dourson told the administration that he was …

Environment

Scottie Pippen says that LeBron James has 'probably' passed Michael Jordan

The LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate is a never-ending argument between basketball fans. Jordan has the six championships. LeBron is the better athlete and passer. He also has three championships. We’ll likely never meet a consensus across generations on this subject, but Jordan’s former …

Basketball

The FBI Scandal Hiding in Plain Sight

Releasing the texts of two members of the Trump-Russia probe was an astonishing breach of privacy.<p>If you’re looking for a Justice Department scandal regarding Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's influence of the 2016 election, it's hiding in plain sight. Look no further than the …

Government

Omarosa friend: It bothered her that Trump endorsed Roy Moore

A friend of Omarosa Manigault Newman says the outgoing White House aide was "bothered" by the fact that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse …

Donald Trump

First Responders to Mass Shootings Speak Up

“When we hear about the next [mass shooting] tragedy, it’s heartbreaking, and it rips open the scabs from December 14,” says Dr. William Begg in Kim A. Snyder’s <i>We Are All Newtown</i>. Begg was a first responder when, five years ago today, a gunman took the lives of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy …

Mass Shooting