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Plagued by infighting and “audience participation,” Donald Trump’s transition team is “The Apprentice” season 15

Newt Gingrich compared Trump’s transition process to “an open apprenticeship,” which seems perfect for governing<p>Donald Trump's finally getting that last season of his reality TV show he's always wanted — and it's with the future of the country at stake, to boot!<p>The president-elect is scheduled to …

Three lessons we learned about Steve Bannon from this weekend’s New York Times and Boston Globe profiles

The Breitbart exec cites political propagandists as models, yet politics seems to be an afterthought<p>Since President-elect Donald Trump named Steve Bannon as his White House chief strategist, there has been a concerted effort by many to understand the man who has led the controversial website …

Who will Donald Trump choose as secretary of state — and why?

Each person under consideration has unique talents and experience<p>A lot of powerful people in Donald Trump’s inner circle don’t want Mitt Romney to be the president-elect’s secretary of state.<p>Although Trump has apparently told aides that Romney “looks the part” and would do a fine job in the role, …

Forget Jill Stein’s recount! It’s yet another distraction from the deep structural problems that led to President Donald Trump

No deus ex machina will save us from you know who. Hope lies in the hard, unsexy work of political organizing<p>One thing I've learned from my infrequent forays into legal gambling is that no matter how rational a person might imagine herself to be, it's damn near impossible not to fall into …

San Francisco police search blacks, Hispanics more than whites: panel | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three former judges examining accusations of racial bias by police in San Francisco said in a report released on Monday that black and Hispanic people were more likely to be searched without their consent by officers than whites and Asians.<p>San Francisco police officers …

San Francisco

With friends like these: More reasons why LGBT people should fear a Donald Trump presidency

With Michele Bachmann advising & Mike Pence as VP, a Trump presidency could be worse for LGBT people than Reagan’s<p>For someone who claims to be a “friend to the gays,” Donald Trump sure does like to hang around with homophobes.<p>Since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, which claimed the lives of …

Most 30-Pt Triple Doubles in the past 30 seasons. LeBron James: 19 Michael Jordan: 14 Magic Johnson: 12 https://t.co/A7sxYhb0gS

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

New York Mets prospect watch

The New York Mets were ranked by ESPN’s Keith Law to have the 4th best farm system in baseball. I know that 2015 is supposed to be the year that we …

Better Call Saul review: AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff is a superhero origin story disguised in a cheap suit and hairpiece.

Saul Goodman, the sleazy lawyer introduced to audiences on <i>Breaking Bad</i>and played by Bob Odenkirk with unstoppable greaseball brio, does not much …

Why Portland, Maine Is A Fantastic Place To Visit In The Summer

They call Maine "Vacationland."<p>Sure, the winters are bitter cold, but for at least three months out of the year Maine's coast transforms into an oceanside summer retreat.<p>That's particularly true for Portland, the state's largest city and home to one of the most important working waterfronts in New …

Which U.S. city is the most coffee-obsessed?

Where to Eat in Portland, Maine

Culinary travelers in the northeastern United States do not want for options. Consider Philadelphia’s recent rise to gastronomic gold, or the …

10 Reasons Why Portland, Maine is an Amazing Food City

Salvage BBQ in Portland, Maine offers incredible pork ribs and sliced brisket.<p>Salvage BBQ in Portland, Maine (<i>photo</i>) offers incredible pork ribs and …

Duckfat Chef Rob Evans Picks Portland, Maine's Best Bites

If you live in Portland, Maine, you've seen the line snaking out of Duckfat, the small sandwich shop in East Bayside that's been a staple for almost 10 years. The destination-worthy spot is helmed by Chef Rob Evans, a James Beard award winner and Food Network's Chopped champion who believes that …

Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is no longer viewed as inevitable

Comcast Corp.'s bold move to buy rival Time Warner Cable in a $45-billion deal once seemed inevitable.<p>Wall Street figured combining the nation's two largest cable operators wouldn't have much problem clearing regulatory hurdles. Both companies operate in different parts of the country, and wouldn't …

Net Neutrality

Report: Teammate said Johnny Manziel was a '100 percent joke'

Drafting Johnny Manziel to the Browns in May 2014 ratcheted up the craziness and OC Kyle Shanahan decided it was in his best interests to go …

Football (U.S.)

Billy Crystal’s comments about gay sex on TV were dumb but not offensive.

The gay press is abuzz today over comments Billy Crystal made on Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter tour, parts of which have been …

Latest On The Market For James Shields

With <b>Max Scherzer</b> off the market following a historic seven-year agreement with the Nationals, all eyes will be on top remaining free agent <b>James</b> …

Toronto Blue Jays

Ford gets ready to export Mustang to China, Europe

For the first time in six generations of Mustangs, Ford is putting the pony car on a trip abroad – to overseas markets.<p>The automaker is loading the first of the recently redesigned Mustangs onto a ship in Portland that's headed for China. The first exports are headed to Asia with cars for Europe – …

China

2015 NBA Trade Value, Part 1

Reason no. 228 why I love writing the just-about-annual “Who Has The Highest Trade Value In The NBA?” column: Derrick Rose, January 23, 2015.After …

NBA

“American Sniper’s” biggest lie: Clint Eastwood has a delusional Fox News problem

<b>(Keith Bernstein)</b><p>The insanities and fantasies at the heart of “American Sniper” explain everything about the state of the 2015 GOP<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>January 26, 2015 9:35pm (UTC)<p>This story has been corrected since it was originally published.<p>Much has been made recently about the inaccurate …

Clint Eastwood

'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize

I saw <i>American Sniper</i> last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies …

Clint Eastwood

The 10 worst ZIP Codes if you're buying car insurance

Your ZIP Code has a lot to do with what you're paying for car insurance. If you live in Detroit, you probably already know that.<p>Drivers in that city's 48227 ZIP Code pay the most for auto insurance -- with an average premium of $5,109 to insure a 2014 Honda Accord for a year, a study has …

Real Estate

Philanthropist Ladd latest Bill Cosby accuser; Bakersfield show canceled

A philanthropist and former entertainment exec has become the latest in a string of alleged victims to accuse entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual assault.<p>The accusation by Cindra Ladd, the wife of former 20th Century Fox President Alan Ladd Jr., came on the same day that the entertainer pulled out of …

Bill Cosby

Kyle Orton and the search for the NFL's liberals

“I just have been going at it for 10 years, and it’s just a family decision, and I’ve decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day,” Kyle Orton said in a brief statement announcing the end of his playing days on Monday morning. With that boring and sensible sentiment, he concludes one of the …