gosh I love her show......More of a comedy show though.....she's a very good actress, nobody is that stupid but she makes it look believable....she knows her role/job is to dupe the few that watch that show....
Still recovering from her recent lung surgery at home, Justice Ginsburg was unable to attend oral arguments this week for the first time in her career on the Supreme Court. As a result, Politico reports the White House is apparently telling allies to prepare themselves for the possibility she could retire.
The White House “is taking the temperature on possible short-list candidates, reaching out to key stakeholders, and just making sure that people are informed on the process,” said a source familiar with those conversations, who spoke on background given the delicate nature of the subject. “They’re doing it very quietly, of course, because the idea is not to be opportunistic, but just to be prepared so we aren’t caught flat-footed.”…
The White House is urging outside allies to be prepared for another bruising confirmation battle should Ginsberg’s health take a sudden turn for the worse, according to four sources with knowledge of the overtures. Outside groups, led by the Federalist Society and the Judicial Crisis Network, played a leading role in helping to confirm Kavanaugh and, before that, Justice Neil Gorsuch…
The White House counsel’s office and senior aides on the Senate Judiciary Committee, now chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), have begun drafting a shortlist of potential court nominees. It features judges the president has considered for previous vacancies along with some new names. Many of them are women, sources say.
I’m curious about where all this information, including a long list of potential nominees, is coming from. Someone is obviously talking and it’s probably safe to assume that person has some agenda. Are they hoping to embarrass the White House and create a pro-Ginsburg backlash? Or is the White House itself leaking this as a way to get the speculation going about Ginsburg’s future? If forced to guess I might choose the latter, but it’s just a guess. There was some rather blunt talk about the need for Justice Kennedy to retire before he made it official. Whatever this is, it’s nothing like that. But even CNN is suggesting today that there is an “atmosphere of uncertainty” about what is going to happen next.
His contract is believed to be a two-year deal with a guarantee in the range of $24MM.
New York’s plan for LeMahieu is to use him as a multi-positional asset, where he’ll see time at second base, third base and even at first base, per Curry.
With LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki now in the fold, Manny Machado looks to be less of a fit in the Bronx than ever, although the addition of those two players certainly doesn’t preclude a signing. There’s been talk earlier this winter of the possibility that the Yanks could yet move an infielder, and Tulowitzki’s league-minimum salary doesn’t represent much of an impediment if the Yankees decide to alter their course. That said, there’s no denying that today’s agreement with LeMahieu does seem to make that long-speculated match with Machado considerably less plausible.
The Yankees’ infield now likely consists of Miguel Andujar at third base, Tulowitzki at short, Gleyber Torres at second base and Luke Voit at first, with LeMahieu filling in as a versatile super-sub and Greg Bird also on hand as an option at first base. Didi Gregorius, of course, will join that mix later this season when he is sufficiently recovered from Tommy John surgery.
While it seems likely that Montreal will get its Expos back within the next few years, it seems more likely to be by way of expansion rather than relocation. With the possibility that the Rays relocation won't happen before or around 2028, Expos fans should be rooting for expansion. That presumes that the Rays do indeed relocate, which of course may not happen.
This highly restrictive language is precisely why the Rays had to petition St. Petersburg to allow them to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay.
So for those fans hoping to see the Rays in Montreal in the near future, stop hoping. However, should the Rays fail to make progress on a new stadium by about 2021, they could at that point start negotiating with a city like Montreal to build a new stadium for the 2028 season. The Rays would then let the city know they intended to move in a few years with the hope of buying the city out in exchange for an early exit.
With enhanced revenue sharing, substantial revenue from media deals, a deep history of baseball in Montreal going back to 1897 and a city that would be the 15th-largest metropolitan city among MLB teams, it seems inevitable that Montreal will get a team. The numbers line up in an MLB economic landscape that has dramatically changed since the Expos moved in 2004.
In addition, according to a recent feasibility study, the Montreal TV market would rank 12th among major league cities. With sports now seemingly a media business, this is good news for Expos fans.
Barring a shift away from MLB’s plans not to expand at the present time, Montreal will need to wait for its team. Best guess at this point is a two-to-four-year wait.
Natalia Veselnitskaya was charged with obstruction of justice Tuesday to prevent her from coming back to the United States to testify in the Robert Mueller-related cases because her statements have already contradicted Mueller’s narrative, according to high-level FBI sources.
Veselnitskaya, who is now in Russia, was charged for making a “misleading declaration” in a civil money-laundering case. Veselnitskaya’s indictment was filed in federal court in Manhattan and unsealed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, formerly led by anti-Trump activist Preet Bharara and still dominated by his underlings.
Now Veselnitskaya can’t return to the United States to contradict the Michael Cohen-focused case, because she would be arrested upon her arrival in this country. So what could Veselnitskaya spill if she testified? For one thing, Fusion GPS has tried to claim no knowledge of Veselnitskaya’s Trump Tower meeting, despite the fact that Veselnitskaya had dinner with Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson the night before the meeting and also the night after the meeting.
The warmist fraud has a big problem: its predictions of doom have consistently failed to generate any serious pain. Yes, they blame hot weather in the summer in global warming, and if there are hurricanes, they must be caused by “climate change,” though when we have a year with few hurricanes, or, as in 2018 no tornadoes at all, nobody sings the praises of the benefits of “climate change.”
But they’ve hit a gold mine with their predictions of island nations being sunk beneath the waves, and coastal communities (especially in rich countries) forced to be abandoned. Their institutional clout is considerable, as they have Big Science, Big Education, Big Government, and Big Business all on board with their scheme to extract money from people for the crime of using energy (while exempting wealthy members of their elite from the strictures). Especially when there’s money to be made from fear-mongering.
3 years, $39 million. He can opt out after 2 years, which would make it a $26 million deal. He can opt out if, after year 2, the Yankees don't pick up the option for the fourth year, which would raise the total on the contract $53 million. If the Yankees trade him, he gets a $1 million assignment bonus.
The Yankees' 40-man roster is full, so a corresponding move will need to be made to open a slot for Britton.
Since they play the Red Sox in a two-game series in London in June, they can use Britton in Britain.
Now go get Ottavino, and maybe bring back Adam Warren.
Yeah, I wish these cowards would come out, stop lurking, and comment.
Forget that....our former liberal friends aren't coming back....They enjoyed overwhelming conservative posters because there was more of them.They bullied and upset a few conservatives over the years.....perhaps they enjoyed getting people with different views upset.Once that stopped it wasn't as much fun for them.....
The mutual interest for a potential reunion with Bryce Harper and the Nationals remains strong, but the standstill in Harper's lengthy free-agent process has seemingly centered on dollars and years. While the baseball world took a proverbial break from business over the holidays, Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, met for five hours with Nationals owner Ted Lerner on the Saturday before Christmas, according to a report on Wednesday from the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman confirmed that the meeting took place.