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  • Olympic athletes get their White House moment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances. "I don't know how you guys...

  • Ford now votes 'yes' to congratulating Olympians

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford got a second chance to vote on congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes. This time, he voted yes. A day after he said he mistakenly cast the sole "no" vote on the measure, the City Council allowed him to vote again. Ford's initial no vote...

  • Red Sox star David Ortiz: Samsung for Obama selfies, iPhone for promoting Obamacare

    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz snapped a "selfie" with President Obama on Tuesday using a Samsung phone, which was quickly retweeted by Samsung's Twitter account.

  • College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill

    Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

  • Obama's Red Sox diss: 'The White Sox next year!'

    The World Series champion Boston Red Sox heard a lot of praise of “Boston Strong” and the “Red Sox Nation” at the White House on Tuesday, but in the end, President Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan, wasn't wishing the world champs another victory. “May the best Sox win” is how Obama...

  • White House: Opening Day holiday 'outside our strike zone'

    Responding to an online petition to make Opening Day a national holiday, the White House on Monday said President Obama didn't have the authority to give baseball diehards what they wanted.

  • In his new book, George Will recounts a century of suffering for Cubs fans

    In George Will's wonderful new book A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred, a "sometimes terrible truth" appears on page 156: "[Being] a sports fan is a physical condition as well as a psychological condition." Draw your own conclusions, but the obvious one is that...

  • Unions for college athletes a question for NLRB

    The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

  • Northwestern to appeal players union ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern University on Friday criticized a federal agency's landmark ruling giving Wildcat football players the green light to form the nation's first college athletic union, also confirming that it will appeal. If it withstands an appeal, the dramatic decision this week by...

  • College athletes deserve more from their schools

    Colleges have gotten rich off of their football and basketball teams. It's time they delivered for the athletes who make that possible.

  • Former Washington Redskin and congressional candidate Clint Didier courts Capitol Hill

    It was an interesting day for Clint Didier. The former Washington Redskins tight end and current congressional candidate — he’s running for the Washington House seat that Doc Hastings will vacate upon retirement — has been in Washington, D.C., since Tuesday, meeting with groups, sitting...

  • Manhattan Moment: The Final Four of college basketball subsidies

    While college basketball fans will have to wait until the end of this weekend to find out if their team made the Final Four in the NCAA tournament, the final four schools in terms of athletic subsidies have already been decided. Even though all of their teams lost in the second round of the...

  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

    In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

  • Officials say traffic headaches likely at Va. race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia transportation officials are encouraging race fans heading to the Martinsville Speedway this weekend to follow recommended traffic routes to minimize congestion. The STP 500 Sprint Cup race will be held on Sunday. The Virginia Department of Transportation...

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...