Today at a press conference in Manhattan, state Senator Liz Krueger revealed a plan to legalize and tax marijuana in the state of New York. Making weed totally chill in the eyes of the law has long been a focus of democrats in the state — including Governor Andrew Cuomo — but the New York's left currently has nothing concrete to show for their efforts. Read more...
Mike Shanahan’s wide-ranging and at-times rambling Wednesday press conference included plenty of intriguing nuggets. MDS has done a great job of distilling the most salient points. There’s another point that relates back to the report that got this giant ball of dysfunction rolling. Shanahan still hasn’t denied the ESPN bombshell that Shanahan nearly quit in…
At some point during the incredible, rambling, audacious, blunt and angry Mike Shanahan press conference that amounted to one giant middle finger to the world, I expected a giant hook to come out and grab Shanahan by the throat, yanking him off the stage. If there was any thought that Shanahan would go out like a chump, this killed it. Show More Summary
In Phoenix, more than 100 veteran inmates have been told they will be moving to a segregated wing of the Maricopa County Jail. During a press conference today, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally announced his plan to house approximately 150 veteran inmates together, in...
Recently resurrected late night talk show host Arsenio Hall does not appreciate being held up as an example of how the "white man" keeps black people down. During a recent Grammy Awards press conference, the host fired back at rapper Kanye West, who said in an interview that he didn't want to end up like Hall, "turning up too much" and getting "fired."
Q: Which of these signers is a fraud? 1: Robby Thompson, bench coach of the Seattle Mariners, gesturing for a pitching change? 2: Interpreter Lydia Callis signing during a press conference held by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during Superstorm Sandy. 3: An unidentified...
Mike Shanahan was a little fired up at his press conference earlier today. That's understandable, considering the monumental shit storm that has descended on the Redskins' season. But the best part of the presser came when Shanahan, with one little admission, crystallized everything that is so dysfunctional about the NFL's relationship with the media. Read more...
He's the only coach ever to never talk to reporters off the record.
Ed Murray just unveiled much of his new staff at a press conference. We'll get to editorializing soon enough (you know we will!) but for now, a quick list of the new hires. There are three larger structural changes he's trumpeting today:...Show More Summary
Several House conservative members have come out in opposition to the budget deal crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). At a press conference Wednesday hosted by the Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) came out in public opposition to Ryan’s deal. Show More Summary
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to play in his team’s final three games. Coach Mike Shanahan said he believes benching Griffin is best for his quarterback’s long-term health. The rest of what occurred duringShow More Summary
Most NFL coaches’ press conferences are relatively dull affairs, with coaches keeping things close to the vest, trying to avoid making waves, and wrapping things up as quickly as possible. And then there’s Mike Shanahan’s press conference in Washington today. Shanahan went off on a wide variety of topics, focused almost exclusively on the odd…
At a press conference, Prof. Dr. Etienne Montero, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Namur, Belgium, gave an overview of 11 years of euthanasia in Belgium. The proponents of euthanasia in Belgium recognize that most requests for euthanasia are not rooted in physical pain, which can be controlled, but in psychological suffering. Show More Summary
Sources at city hall say that the much-lauded director of the city's Office for Civil Rights, Julie Nelson, is getting canned by the incoming mayor. Mayor-elect Ed Murray is throwing a big press conference right now to announce new staff, and we'll soon learn who her replacement is. Yes, new mayors always fire and hire people. Show More Summary
At UFC on Fox 9, Demetrious Johnson will attempt to earn a third straight title defense on network television. Having prevented John Dodson and John Moraga from stealing his strap, "Mighty Mouse" will now rematch Joseph Benavidez, who he defeated in the inaugural flyweight championship matchup. Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were noticeably pleased with themselves when they announced their new budget deal at a press conference Tuesday evening. The 15-minute session was filled with compliments and bipartisan kumbayas for reaching such a sensible accord. Show More Summary
Claire Danes flashes her mega-watt smile while attending the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert Press Conference on Wednesday (December 11) at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Oslo, Norway. The 34-year-old actress was joined by Aaron Eckhart and Mary J. Blige on the panel that day. The night before, Claire wore a black and white [...]
The sight of Shane Watson’s guitar and packed bags in the lobby of his Mohali hotel was a bad sign. David Warner’s face at the press conference after a bad night in Birmingham wasn’t happy. Mickey Arthur’s regular post-dismissal insights didn’t help. Clarke attending Warnie’s charity matches and not Australia’s Champions Trophy matches looked odd. […]
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will be holding a press conference Friday, but don't hold your breath on anything major coming out of it. According to an interview Tuesday with Sportsnet, UFC President Dana White said GSP...Show More Summary
Taking care of some media duties, a smattering of famous actors and musicians showed up for the 20th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert press conference in Oslo, Norway this morning (December 11). Mary J Blige, James Blunt, Claire Danes...Show More Summary