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Obama stands up against GOP attacks

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 6:27pm
    

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Deacon Jones: The man who brought sacks to life

MSNBC: Sports - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 6:24pm
Imagine if Mariano Rivera was not only the greatest closer in baseball history but had also invented the concept of the save. Or if Bob Cousy had come up with the word “assist.” See, Deacon Jones was more than a legendary defensive end, more than a pioneer. He helped invent professional football. He was an American original.When it comes down to it, these games we play are constantly evolving, rig...    

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Christie calls for special election to replace Lautenberg

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:04pm
    

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Ohio St. prez retiring after jabs at Notre Dame

MSNBC: Sports - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:44pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University Gordon Gee (GHEE') is retiring following the revelation of recorded remarks in which he criticized Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference.The university announced Tuesday that Gee is retiring as of July 1.Gee made the joking remarks to the university's Athletic Council in December during an update on Big Ten expansion. The recorded c...    

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Yankees fan says he's 111, but has no proof of age

MSNBC: Sports - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:16pm
NEW YORK (AP) - A baseball fan who says he's 111 years old and was saluted by the New York Yankees on the field this weekend has no proof of his age. Bernando LaPallo chatted with Yankees star Derek Jeter before Saturday night's game against Boston. The Arizona resident playfully calls himself the Yankees' oldest fan. But a consultant with Guinness World Records who specializes in validating the a...    

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Janzen disqualified for wearing metal spikes

MSNBC: Sports - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:16pm
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (AP) -Two-time champion Lee Janzen has been knocked out of U.S. Open qualifying for wearing metal spikes at a golf course that doesn't allow them.Janzen was at Woodmont Country Club for a 36-hole qualifier and opened with a 75 on the North course when it was discovered he was wearing metal spikes.All players were informed in a May 20 letter from the Michael Cumberpatch of the M...    

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Federer loses to Tsonga in French Open quarters

MSNBC: Sports - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:16pm
PARIS (AP) - By Roger Federer's standards, defeat came early in the French Open. And it came quickly.The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost Tuesday in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.Federer was eliminated before the semifinals for the second time in past three major events, but only the fifth time in the past nine years at a Grand Slam tournament. Tsonga was respons...    

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With special election decision, Christie helps himself too

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:14pm
In a decision with implications for his own re-election this fall, the next presidential campaign and the GOP in Washington, New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called for a special election to be held this year to choose the successor to the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg.Christie announced at a press conference that he had opted against appointing a successor to Lautenber...    

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First Read Minute: N.J. Gov. Christie’s picks

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:14pm
    

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White House: Nominee confirmation holdups 'out of control'

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:57pm
    

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Christie sets October special election to fill vacant NJ Senate seat

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:41pm
In a decision with implications for his own re-election this fall, the next presidential campaign and the GOP in Washington, New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called for a special election to be held this year to choose the successor to the late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg.Christie announced at a press conference that he had opted against appointing a successor to Lautenber...    

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Immigration opponents in Senate keep up the fight

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:41pm
Four opponents of the Gang of Eight immigration bill are keeping up their pressure as the full Senate prepares to consider the legislation next week, telling colleagues in a letter Tuesday that the bill “will leave our borders unsecure and our immigration system deeply dysfunctional.”The letter is signed by four Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee  - Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama...    
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The greater ramifications of Obama's court nominations

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:19pm
    

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New report reveals charges of 'excessive' IRS spending on conference

MSNBC: Politics - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 2:02pm
A new investigative report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reveals charges of “excessive spending” by the Internal Revenue Service related to a 2010 conference held in Anaheim, Calif. The report, released Tuesday afternoon, details the $4.1 million spent on that conference, including what TIGTA calls "questionable expenses" for planning trips, outside speakers, v...    

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