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The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street
Post Date: 2011-01-29 15:55:05 by Godwinson
The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street [Paperback] Robert Scheer From Publishers Weekly Following Ronald Reagan' s obsession with the radical deregulation of financial markets through its apotheosis under the Clinton administration to Obama' s reform efforts--which rely, oddly enough, on Clinton cronies to clean up (and profit from) the mess they made--Scheer (The Pornography of Power) proves that, when it comes to the ruling sway of money power, Democrats and Republicans, Wall Street and Washington make very agreeable bedfellows. Scheer names names (Robert Rubin, Lawrence Summers, Alan Greenspan), ...
Don Meredith Passes At 72
Post Date: 2010-12-06 11:02:37 by Murron
Don Meredith Passes At 72 Somewhere, Don Meredith is singing that tune right now. The one that he sang on countless Monday nights, when he concluded that the game he was calling with Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell no longer was in dispute, to the certain dismay of ABC executives who would have preferred that the audience didnt receive a musical invitation to change to one of the two other channels that were available at the time. Then again, who changed the channel? Monday Night Football was appointment viewing, with Merediths goofy, good-ol-boy shtick balancing out Cosells biting vocabulary and staccato delivery. Directing traffic and/or staying out of the way ...
Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson Dead At 76
Post Date: 2010-11-04 15:21:07 by Brian S
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP)Sparky Anderson, the white-haired Hall of Fame manager who directed Cincinnatis Big Red Machine to back-to-back World Series championships and won another one in Detroit, died Thursday. He was 76. Anderson died from complications from dementia, family spokesman Dan Ewald said. A day earlier, Andersons family said he had been placed in hospice care. Anderson was the first manager to win World Series titles in both leagues and the only manager to lead two franchises in career wins. His Reds teams featuring Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan that won crowns in 1975 and 1976 rank among the most powerful of all time. Led by Kirk Gibson and Alan ...
Spartans Stun Irish 34-31 With Fake FG In OT
Post Date: 2010-09-19 00:04:40 by Brian S
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Aaron Bates threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Gantt on an audacious fake field goal in overtime, giving Michigan State a 34-31 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night. With Dan Conroy lining up for a 46-yard attempt to tie the game in the first overtime, Bates took the snap, stood up and had time to wait for Gantt to come open downfield. Gantt caught the pass for an easy touchdown, giving the Spartans (3-0) the victory and a measure of revenge for a heartbreaking 33-30 loss in South Bend last season. David Ruffer had given the Irish (1-2) the lead with a 33-yard field goal on Notre Dame's overtime possession.
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AP source: Favre tells Vikings he will not return
Post Date: 2010-08-03 11:54:52 by reaganisright
MANKATO, Minn. (AP)A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Brett Favre(notes) has informed the Vikings he will not return to Minnesota for a second season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not made an official announcement. The person says the 40-year-old Favre called coach Brad Childress to say his injured ankle is not responding as well to surgery and rehabilitation as he had hoped. With Favre, of course, nothing is ever necessarily final. He also told the Vikings last year he wouldnt play, but ultimately changed his mind and joined them immediately after they broke training camp. Favre hurt his left ...
AP Source: Bengals reach deal with TO
Post Date: 2010-07-27 20:16:30 by reaganisright
CINCINNATI (AP)A year after they were featured on HBOs Hard Knocks, the Bengals have scripted their own reality show. T.O. and Ocho. Two self-conscious stars, one NFL team. How will they fit? How will it work? Which receiver will provide most of the drama? And, more importantly, will any of it help the Bengals get back to the playoffs? The Bengals reached a contract agreement with receiver Terrell Owens on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Hes expected to report to training camp in a day or two. The Bengals were his first choice, giving him a chance to team with close friend Chad Ochocinco, who has already dubbed the ...
Bengals owner wants to sign TO
Post Date: 2010-07-26 18:02:52 by reaganisright
CINCINNATI (AP)Bengals owner Mike Brown wants to bring receiver Terrell Owens aboard. Brown said on Monday that the team has discussed a contract with Owens and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. The Bengals passed on the chance to sign the 36-year-old receiver after a tryout in March, but have given it more thought now that he remains a free agent. Brown noted that Owens caught the winning 57-yard touchdown pass in Dallas 31-22 victory over the Bengals in 2008. I think that I would rather have him line up on our side of the ball than the other side of the ball, Brown said, at the teams annual preseason luncheon. I can remember playing Dallas a few years ago ...
D-line a hot spot in August heat
Post Date: 2010-07-20 11:20:33 by Badeye
D-line a hot spot in August heat By GEOFF HOBSON Posted 17 hours ago When Bengals training camp gets underway at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., next week, all eyes are going to be on The Ocho, his band of receivers trying to find an NFL niche, and that big tall guy wearing No. 9 throwing the ball to them. But dont sleep on the defensive side of the ball. There is just not one massive roster fight, but three and they are led by the position that used to always come up last in such discussions. We dont want to be the ones where everybody is always frowning on us, says Frostee Rucker, one of those new breed of Bengals down linemen that can play anywhere at ...
Flacco says this year’s Ravens team is his best
Post Date: 2010-07-19 10:01:36 by Badeye
Flacco says this years Ravens team is his best Posted: July 18th, 2010 | Adam Rank | Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Joe Flacco Ravens QB Joe Flacco told the Baltimore Sun on Saturday that this years team is the best on which he has ever played. And that should mean something, too, considering hes a veteran of two NFL seasons. Weve got the talent to go as far as we want to, Flacco said. Its about playing up to our capabilities. I think weve done that for the most part. But in fairness to Flacco, he does have three playoff wins under his belt, including a trip to the AFC Championship Game. And what else is he going to say, that this ...
Ripken could return to O’s sooner than expected (they need help)
Post Date: 2010-07-14 22:44:41 by reaganisright
BALTIMORE (AP)Cal Ripken Jr. is exploring the possibility of joining the Baltimore Orioles as a part-time adviser, which would ease his transition into a permanent position after his son graduates high school in 2012. Ripken, who turns 50 next month, has been meeting on a regular basis with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. The conversations have centered on finding the Hall of Fame infielder a position in the front office on the team he played for throughout his 21-year career. Should they come up with a plan that would allow Ripken to remain dedicated to his family while serving the Orioles, he would be willing to get back in the game ...
Police investigated Big Ben foursome for golf pee
Post Date: 2010-07-13 15:30:16 by Fred Mertz
Police in Dublin, Ohio, today confirmed they investigated a complaint that a member of a golfing foursome that included Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was caught urinating behind a tree bordering the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club. Dublin police said they did not issue any citations. The female property owner didn't want to press charges. Roethlisberger was not the person seen urinating Thursday afternoon between the 17th and 18th holes and the country club agreed to handle the matter by reminding members to use restrooms, according to the police. "We received a call that said a member of the party urinated on private property," said Dublin police spokesman ...
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies at 80
Post Date: 2010-07-13 12:01:24 by reaganisright
NEW YORK (AP)George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Josephs Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details. His death was the second in three days to rock the Yankees. Bob Sheppard, the teams revered public address announcer from 1951-07, died Sunday at 99. For more than 30 years, Steinbrenner lived ...
Teams believing in 'convenient truths' as camps approach
Post Date: 2010-07-12 10:59:47 by Badeye
Teams believing in 'convenient truths' as camps approach By Michael Lombardi NFL.com Published: July 11, 2010 at 12:49 p.m. Updated: July 11, 2010 at 05:39 p.m. Teams believing in 'convenient truths' as camps approach Raiders sign former Jaguars DT Henderson to one-year deal More Columns > Unlock HQ Video HQ video delivered by Akamai I'm excited, I mean really excited to be debuting here on NFL.com and with a writing schedule that almost duplicates Jimmy Buffett's 1999 CD Buffet live: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. My schedule will be in the same spirit, only working Sunday instead of Saturday -- which is natural since this is an NFL column. And much ...
Free-agent WR Owens frustrated, surprised by lack of interest
Post Date: 2010-07-10 09:43:08 by reaganisright
Free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens suggested Wednesday that his perceived character issues are fueled by the media and the reason he has yet to sign with a team this offseason. Appearing on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone, Owens was asked if he was frustrated or surprised that he hasn't been signed by an NFL team. Market for Owens? (Sidebar) NFL Network's Michael Lombardi says the lack of a market for Terrell Owens is due to a combination of three factors: His character questions, his deteriorating skills and his contract demands. More ... "A little bit of both," he said. "People have listened to a lot of the commentaries throughout a lot of the media outlets, ...
Woods turns icy at personal questions in Ireland
Post Date: 2010-07-06 16:09:51 by Badeye
Woods turns icy at personal questions in Ireland By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 6 mins ago ADARE, Ireland After another warm welcome from the Irish public, Tiger Woods turned curt and dismissive at a news conference Tuesday when asked about his state of mind since the sex scandal that's wrecked his marriage. Woods was questioned following his 3-under-par 69 in his final round of the charity J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am, his first foreign appearance since the turmoil. When asked whether his liaisons with other women had been "worth it" since it cost him his marriage and endorsements, Woods replied, "I think you're looking too deep ...
Carrie Prejean adding 'Mrs.' to her title
Post Date: 2010-06-30 22:23:25 by reaganisright
Beauty queen Carrie Prejean is about to add a veil to her crown. The ex-Miss California will marry NFL quarterback Kyle Boller on Friday at The Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego , TMZ.com reports. The 23-year-old San Diegans nuptials come more than a year after she commented on gay marriage at the 2009 Miss USA pageant. In response to pageant judge Perez Hiltons question about same-sex marriage laws in the United States, she said, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but thats how I was raised. In June of the same year, Donald Trump, the owner of the ...
Panthers WR Smith regrets arm injury but not playing flag football
Post Date: 2010-06-25 09:38:24 by Badeye
Panthers WR Smith regrets arm injury but not playing flag football http://NFL.com Wire Reports An apologetic but defiant Steve Smith expressed regret Thursday for breaking his left forearm while playing flag football, and he also took shots at critics who questioned his judgment. The Carolina Panthers' star wide receiver called Charlotte radio station WFNZ-AM and acknowledged that he had been a regular participant in an adult flag football league at a local YMCA. He was injured Sunday when he slipped and used his left arm to brace his fall. Smith broke the same arm, but in a different spot, at the end of last season. "Obviously, I put my team and myself in a bad situation by ...
At Wimbledon, American Isner wins after a 138 game fifth set.
Post Date: 2010-06-24 12:17:03 by no gnu taxes
The three-day Wimbledon contest is finally over, with American John Isner taking the fifth set 70-68 to beat France's Nichoas Mahut in the longest tennis match on record.
MSU's Tom Izzo Rejects Chance To Coach Cavaliers, Will Stay At Michigan State
Post Date: 2010-06-15 20:36:30 by Brian S
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Tom Izzo is staying at Michigan State, turning down a chance to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers and perhaps LeBron James. "I'm pleased to say I am here for life at Michigan State," Izzo said in a statement released by the school on Tuesday night. For the past nine days, Izzo has been trying to decide whether to leave the place that has been his home since 1983 and jump to the NBA to perhaps make $6 million - doubling his salary - and possibly coaching one of the best basketball players in the world. "Just as I decided to stay home, I hope a 6-8, 270-pound forward in Cleveland decides to stay home," Izzo said in a statement. James' ...
Accuser said Roethlisberger's temper, size difference intimidated her
Post Date: 2010-06-10 10:13:22 by Badeye
Accuser said Roethlisberger's temper, size difference intimidated her Associated Press Unlock HQ Video HQ video delivered by Akamai MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl, and he's a big boy." The woman's interviews with police were among more than 50 audio and video clips released Wednesday from the investigation into Roethlisberger's late-night carousing in a Georgia college town, a sordid incident that didn't result in criminal charges but reinforced his ...
Vote moves 49ers closer to leaving San Francisco
Post Date: 2010-06-09 14:58:23 by reaganisright
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)The 49ers moved a step closer to leaving their longtime San Francisco home after residents in the Silicon Valley city of Santa Clara voted in favor of a new stadium for the NFL team. The 49ers have played in San Francisco since the franchise was established more than 60 years ago and have called Candlestick Park their home since the early 1970s. They have won five Super Bowls during their stay. By approving Measure J, voters in Santa Clara signed off on a plan by the team to build the 68,500-seat stadium in the city. Under preliminary terms with the team, the city and area hotels would contribute $114 million to the $937 million project next to Great America ...
Post Date: 2010-06-08 15:13:39 by go65
Anyone planning to watch the debut of the greatest pitching prospect ever tonight?
AP Source: Tom Izzo, Cavaliers Discuss Contract
Post Date: 2010-06-08 14:35:34 by Brian S
Tom Izzo will owe Michigan State $500,000 if he leaves to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cutting a check shouldn't be a problem. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and Izzo discussed terms of a possible contract that would pay the coach up to $6 million a year for four or five seasons. Use of one of Gilbert's jets has not been discussed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were to be confidential. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer first reported Monday that Gilbert and Izzo talked about the framework of a deal, worth about $6 million a season for up to five years. Izzo makes more than ...
Rankings: Things seem to line up for the Chargers in 2010
Post Date: 2010-06-07 11:51:47 by Badeye
Rankings: Things seem to line up for the Chargers in 2010 By Steve Wyche | NFL.com Senior Writer With rookies entrenched in offseason workouts and the majority of free-agent movement and trades finalized, it's time to recalibrate how teams stack up one through 32 -- in June. No team has ever made a Super Bowl in its home stadium, and I'm not saying Dallas will, but the Cowboys have the roster to make them the team to beat heading into 2010. However, their schedule is rugged, and they might not get through their docket medically upright or in playoff contention. The Jets look incredible on paper, but it's tough to get too infatuated knowing that a quarterback's second ...
142ND BELMONT STAKES - Pick a Winner!
Post Date: 2010-06-05 12:10:36 by Fred Mertz
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