Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

‘Man babies with torches’: Athletes attack far-right violence in Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

LeBron James has spoken out on social issues in the past. NFL players Chris and Kyle Long, who hail from Charlottesville, Virginia, were among the sports stars who condemned the violence that erupted in the city over the weekend. White supremacists had gathered in Charlottesville to protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee and were met by counter-protesters.

Woody Johnson, the New York Jets owner, confirmed by Senate as UK ambassador

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The Senate has confirmed New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Texas GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to be ambassador to NATO. The votes came as the Senate cleared the deck of dozens of nominees as it recessed for August.

Carrabis: ‘Unacceptable’ if Dombrowski does nothing before trade deadline

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Jared Carrabis says that it will be unacceptable if Dave Dombrowski does not make another trade before the deadline, specifically for a relief pitcher

Dolphins fan Marco Rubio has a plan to get Tom Brady out of the AFC East

Friday, July 21st, 2017

As a man born and raised in south Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio is a Miami Dolphins fan. So while his favored team is certainly on an upswing these days, Rubio has watched his Dolphins be on the losing side of the scoreboard 20 of the 29 times they’ve faced

Denver’s Gordon Sign is Colorado’s featured company at White House ‘Made in America’ show

Monday, July 17th, 2017

DENVER – The White House gathered 50 different companies from each U.S. state in Washington Monday to kick off what it is calling “Made in America Week,” and the company chosen from Colorado is the oldest sign-making company in the country. Gordon Sign, which was founded in 1904 and has made signs for Colorado businesses and businesses across the country for more than a century, represented the Centennial State at the product showcase, which was attended by President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other members of Congress. “We’re excited to be representing the Colorado manufacturers here in D.C.,” the company’s CEO, Max Fulton, told Denver7. “It’s great to be here with other manufacturers.”

Who is Jim?

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

President Trump landed in Paris on Thursday but he probably won't get to see his Francophile pal Jim on the trip. That's because Jim, who "loves Paris," doesn't go to Paris anymore. "Paris is no longer Paris," Jim told the president, as was recounted by Trump to the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. Here's the thing: Nobody knows who Jim is. Trump has never offered Jim's last name and "the White House has not responded to a request for comment about who Jim is or whether he will be on the trip," The Associated Press reports. A deep-dive into Jim's identity by The New Yorker in March also yielded no results: Trump doesn't follow any Jims on Twitter. But it's easy to find Jims

Peyton Manning: ‘Un-American’ to turn down Donald Trump’s golf invitation

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Peyton Manning golfed with President Donald Trump in June. Retired NFL legend Peyton Manning’s reason for not turning down President Donald Trump’s golf invitation was simple. “I heard Arnold Palmer say one time, ‘If the President of the United States ever asks you to play golf, you do it,'” Manning told Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night show, via Jon Heath of Broncos Wire.

Texas AG Paxton’s Legal Fights Are on Shifting Ground

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

During President Obama's term in office, it was an almost weekly activity for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to announce his newest lawsuit against the federal government. Whether it was environmental regulations, LGBTQ rights or immigration policy, the formula was the same: Paxton picks an issue important to his conservative base; files a lawsuit or writes and amicus brief about the issue; and reaps the media attention from his lawsuit. In some cases — such as Paxton's attempt to deny Federal Medical Leave Act benefits to same-sex spouses or partners in 2015 — the attorney general's claims didn't make it very far, with the attorney general himself giving up on fighting what he knew was a losing battle. In others, however, like his fights against deportation protection for undocumented immigrants and Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Paxton managed to hang on long enough to see the political climate in Washington D.C. swing in his favor.

Texas Attorney General Will Sue Federal Government if Trump Doesn’t Phase Out Dreamers

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Pro-immigration protesters attend the 2017 Dallas Mega March. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday that he and a 10-state coalition will sue the federal government over Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections if the U.S. Department of Homeland Security refuses to phase out the program. DACA, established by President Barack Obama in 2012, protects certain undocumented individuals from deportation and allows them to work in the United States, provided they were younger than 31 in June 2012 and were brought to the U.S. when they were younger than 16. The state of Texas, through Paxton, wants the federal government to stop issuing and renewing DACA permits. Earlier this

Koch network partners with former NFL star Deion Sanders to tackle poverty

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

The Koch network kicked off its summer meeting here Saturday by announcing a partnership with former NFL star Deion Sanders to tackle poverty in Dallas. The network, led by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, is best known for spending hundreds of millions every election cycle on politics but also backs nonpolitical philanthropic activities. Hundreds of donors, who have committed to give a minimum of $100,000 per year, are gathering for three days at The Broadmoor hotel to plot strategy. Several Republican members of Congress will join them for the twice-annual conclave. Vice President Mike Pence came to the resort on Friday night to attend a fundraiser for Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and