NFL commissioner Roger Goodell must fix personal conduct policy in flawed collective bargaining agreement


The most important discipline that the commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, could hand out is to himself. It is the best thing for him, and the best thing for his sport. If Goodell and the owners at whose pleasure he serves do not now understand how flawed their collective bargaining agreement is as it relates to the ...

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Nevada Speaker-Elect Ira Hansen Steps Down After Racist And Sexist Writings Emerge

Ira Hansen

The incoming speaker of the Nevada State Assembly told his colleagues Sunday morning that he will not be leading them in the new year, as he continues to face a firestorm of criticism over his history of bigoted remarks. Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R), who was recently elected as the legislature’s next speaker, sent an early-morning email to his caucus announcing ...

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New Republican Congressmen represent increasing diversity among the party


They came to town last week for freshman orientation: the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, the only Jewish Republican elected to Congress this year and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Mia Love of Utah, by way of Brooklyn; Lee Zeldin of Shirley, Long Island; and Elise Stefanik, who lives in upstate New York, near Lake Champlain, ...

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Cosby made female ‘Letterman’ staffers ‘gather around in the green room backstage and sit down and watch him eat curry’


Female staffers at “The Late Show With David Letterman” are breathing a collective sigh of relief they don’t have to deal with an upcoming Bill Cosbyappearance. A source close to the show tells Confidenti@l that the disgraced comic had some truly bizarre backstage requests. “He’d include as a request, before he arrived, that the young girls, interns and assistants, all ...

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Obama Says He May Sit Out 2016 Campaigning


President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed. At the same time, Obama says the public wants that “new car smell” when it comes to the next presidential campaign. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Obama says: “They want ...

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On A Night Of Peaceful Protests In Ferguson, One Reporter’s Arrest Breaks The Calm


Police officers arrested a journalist during peaceful protests in Ferguson on Saturday night, amid widespread speculation that tensions could boil over in advance of a grand jury’s ruling about the police officer who shot Michael Brown in August. That arrest marred what was otherwise a professional and noncontroversial police response to demonstrations under the temporary leadership of Lt. Jerry Lohr ...

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Obama: Marion Barry ‘Helped Advance The Cause Of Civil Rights For All’

The City Council of the District holds hearings that could impact Walmart stores in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday on the death of four-time District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. Acknowledging his “at times tumultuous” public life, Obama praised Barry for his civil rights contributions and decades of service to Washington, D.C.: Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Marion Barry. Marion was born a sharecropper’s son, came ...

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The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

Police Shooting Missouri Schools

As we wait for the grand jury decision about Michael Brown’s death, I cannot help but wonder how we understand, process and respect the differences in the legacy and imprint of his death and the protests and unrest in Ferguson Missouri, and how different these tragedies are seen/felt by many of us. I sat in an airport business lounge recently ...

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Marion Barry’s Story – the Way He Told It


It’s the 1980s and cocaine is being sucked up the nostrils of some of the world’s elite. Mayor Marion Barry is at an exclusive party in the nation’s capital on 11th Street Northwest. A woman has been hitting the bathroom all night, so he figures she is bumping coke. He has been to parties before and seen this scene unfold, these ...

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Suspected New Black Panther Members Arrested For Possible Plan to Bomb Ferguson, MO

Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis suspected of planning to bomb Ferguson MO

Reported by Nigel Boys After the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9 by police officer Darren Wilson, tension between the police and the community in Ferguson, MO, which was already strained, has increased dramatically. Clashes over accusations of racial discrimination and police brutality have reached a critical level throughout the St. Louis suburb, while a grand jury decides ...

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