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Federal Judge Blocks New Jersey Sports Betting, But N.B.A. Commissioner Says ‘Legalize It’

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Once again, a Federal Judge has barred New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting based on Federal law. it’s time for the Federal Government to get out of the way on this issue.

How a Bill Becomes an Executive Order

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The SNL cold open updates a Schoolhouse Rock classic

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a a RPG launcher in an area overlooking Baretle village, which is controlled by the Islamic State, in Khazir

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N.F.L. Suspends Adrian Peterson For Remainder Of Season

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Despite entering into a plea deal on the child abuse charges that had been entered against him that includes no admission that there was abuse involved, and the intervention of the N.F.L. Players Association, the National Football League has announced that Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson will remain suspended for the remainder of the season, […]

Obama And McConnell Hold A Bourbon Summit

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This weekend’s cold open to Saturday Night Live pondered what an actual Bourbon Summit between President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might look like:

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Glen A. Larson, Creator Of Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I.,, Knight Rider Dies At 77

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Glen A. Larson, a writer-producer who was behind some of the biggest television hits of the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 77: Glen A. Larson, the writer-producer behind such indelible TV dramas as “Battlestar Galactica,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Knight Rider” and “Quincy M.E.,” has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 77. […]

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Beijing

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You Just Need To Make Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse

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If you have the right amount of money or you know the right guy,  you could own the house that was used for the exterior shots of Don Vito Corleone’s house in The Godfather: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The buyer who pays the $2.89 million price tag for the sprawling mansion at 110 Longfellow Ave. on […]

‘Fortunate Son’ At The Concert For Valor. Not ‘Anti-Military,’ But Completely Appropriate

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Some people didn’t like the song selection at last night’s Washington, D.C. concert for Veterans Day.

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NFL Players Association Wants Adrian Peterson Reinstated Immediately

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Just days after entering a plea to reduced offenses related to the felony child abuse charges that were made against him earlier this season, charges which led to his indefinite suspension from the NFL, the NFL Player’s union says that Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson should be reinstated immediately: The NFL Players Association sent […]

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People, with their faces painted as skulls, pose for a photo during the start of the "Las Catrinas" festival on the outskirts of Morelia

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Star Wars Episode VII Gets A Title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The next installment in the Star Wars saga officially has a title: “Star Wars 7″ has a title: “The Force Awakens.” The latest chapter in the sprawling saga concluded principal photography recently, and with that finish came a tweet, posted Thursday morning, with the (presumably official) title. (…) Meanwhile, the cast members recently gathered for […]

To Promote Game At Wembley Stadium The Cowboys Seem To Agree, #CowboysUK

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The Dallas Cowboys will be playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium this weekend in the third and final game of the National Football League’s three game series in the United Kingdom. While the team appears to have avoided the Atlanta Falcons embarrassing error of placing London in Spain, whoever happens to be in charge […]

CNBC Host Apparently Unaware Ireland And The United Kingdom Are Different Countries

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Why it’s important to pay attention in Geography class: KERNEN: What about Scotland? I was using Scottish pounds. SHANAHAN: Scottish pounds, yes. They use sterling. KERNEN: They use sterling? SHANAHAN: They use sterling. But we use euro. KERNEN: WHAT? Why would you do that? SHANAHAN: Why wouldn’t we do that? KERNEN: Why didn’t Scotland? No […]

Africa Ebola Map

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This “handy Ebola guide” is a must for anyone considering traveling to Africa:

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Cable TV Cord Cutting Won’t Come Quickly, Could Be More Expensive Than Cable

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We are obviously moving toward an era of streaming and other services that don’t rely on Cable/Satellite providers, but it will still take some time to get there and for it to be cost effective.

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Trick Or Treating Didn’t Always Mean Getting Candy

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Not too long ago, Trick Or Treating didn’t mean getting candy produced by large corporations.

Puppies Reenact The SCOTUS Oral Argument In The Hobby Lobby Case

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Last week I wrote about an amusing skit on John Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight in which he used puppies to renact portions of a Supreme Court oral argument and then made raw footage available to allow viewers to do it themselves. Well, someone took the entire recording of the oral argument in the Hobby […]

The Difference Between The American And British Reactions To Ebola

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A Twitter friend from across the pond passes this on example of how the Brits are basically reacting to American panic over Ebola by laughing at us: As I said in response, this is simultaneously hilarious and depressing

The New College Football Playoff System Won’t Be Any Better Than the B.C.S. Was

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The B.C.S. was far from perfect, and the College Football Playoff system will be, at best, only slightly better.

Jon Stewart On Ebola Paranoia And Quarantine Madness

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Jon Stewart laid in last night on the political panic over Ebola and the quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey, and it was about as good as you’d expect. Here’s Part One: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive And here’s Part Two: The Daily […]

Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Using Redskins Name Controversy In Hail Mary Ad Campaign

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Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie picked an odd issue on which to start his closing argument to Virginia voters.

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Darth Vader Running For Parliament In Ukraine

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Among the candidates in today’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine is a Dark Lord of the Sith: One candidate in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader. Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign van wooing voters with promises to […]

Federal Judge Blocks Sports Betting In New Jersey, But It Should Be Legal Everywhere

Baseball And Cash

Not surprisingly a Federal Judge has blocked New Jersey’s latest effort to legalize sports gaming. As a matter of policy, though, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be legal to place wagers on sporting events.

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

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All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

British Government Backs N.F.L. Franchise In London, But It Doesn’t Make Sense

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The N.F.L. and the British Government are both behind the idea of a franchise in London, but the idea doesn’t really make sense for the league, or the game.

Do The Atlanta Falcons Know Where London Is?

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The Atlanta Falcons will be playing the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday in a game that will air quite early in the United States, with a 9:30am Eastern start time on the East Coast, though. Earlier this week, though, the Falcons tried to inform their fans of what it takes to […]

Puppies Reenact Supreme Court Oral Arguments

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Since the Supreme Court won’t allow cameras in the courtroom for oral argument, or indeed anything, John Oliver has come up with an alternative (one mildly NSFW word in the video): Here’s a link to the raw footage that John Oliver referenced in the video. There’s no sound to it since its meant for people […]

Ray Rice Could Be Back In The N.F.L. Before The Season Is Over

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CBS Sports reports that it is possible that Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens Running Back who was released by the team and indefinitely suspended by the N.F.L. after additional details of the February incident where he severely beat his now wife in an elevator, could be back in uniform before the end of the […]

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4 of AP Top 5 From SEC West

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Four teams from the SEC West—two each from Mississippi and Alabama—are in the top 5 of the AP poll. AP (“SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll“): The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four […]

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Shi'ite fighters, who joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, celebrate after the end of their training in the desert region between Kerbala and Najaf, south of Baghdad

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CBS Announces Streaming Service, And Cutting The Cord Starts To Become Easier

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One day after HBO, CBS announces its own streaming service. And the future approaches just a little bit faster.

HBO To Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service In 2015

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The start of a trend? Probably.

GOP Digs HRC with 404 Page

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Slate‘s Will Oremus calls attention to a clever Republican jab at the Democratic frontrunner for 2o16: “The Republicans’ 404 Error Page Is a Hillary Clinton Joke.” The Republicans have not lately been known as the party of Internet savvy, as eventheir own party operatives will admit. But give them credit, at least, for making the best […]

Are The Culture Wars Over?

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Bill Scher examines “How Republicans Lost the Culture War.”

NBC Courted Jon Stewart For Meet The Press

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A desperation move by NBC News?

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Google Being Targeted Over Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos

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Attorneys for celebrities caught up in the leak of nude photographs are targeting Google.

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Today Was The First Saturday Without Saturday Morning Cartoons

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The end of an era.

F.C.C. Set To Ban The Word “Redskins” From The Airwaves?

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The F.C.C. will be considering a petition to ban the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.

‘Tom and Jerry’ Cartoons Get ‘Racial Prejudice’ Warning

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The classic “Tom and Jerry” cartoons of the 1940s and 1950s come with a “racial prejudice” warning from Amazon.

F.C.C. Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Over N.F.L Objections

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A long standing rule is finally repealed, but it’s not likely to change your viewing choices.

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