Politics

Malcolm Jenkins on NFL banning protests: 'They can try'

Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod were on the practice field Tuesday when Roger Goodell sent a memo to NFL teams saying that the league believes "that everyone should stand for the National Anthem." "The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:14pm

Trump attacks ESPN host Jemele Hill on Twitter

On Tuesday, President Trump took to twitter to attack ESPN host Jemele Hill just one day after she was suspended for expressing her thoughts about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. ESPN suspended Jamele Hill for two weeks on Monday because of, according to ESPN,  “a second violation...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:46am

Trump’s America: Worst aim ever in the DC Corral

Another mass murder by gunfire, another paralyzed response from our political class: They’re shooting blanks again in Washington. Donald Trump blames “pure evil,” which is his way of saying there’s nothing anyone can do to try and stop it. On Capitol Hill, the only thing...

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:24pm

Half of Americans wouldn't spend one shiny nickel to reverse climate change: Survey

Climate change is a problem, but not one we’d pay to fix, said half of Americans surveyed. About 18 percent (one in five) of Americans would be willing to spend at least $100 monthly to reverse damage caused by climate change, according to a new survey from the University of Chicago’s...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:47pm

Hey Cam Newton! ‘It’s funny to hear’ sponsors talk about dropping you

Update Oct. 5, 3 p.m.: Cam Newton is learning there are repercussions to having an archaic sense of humor (we’re being kind). Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is dropping Newton after the “sexist” remarks the Panthers QB made to a female reporter, the Associated Press...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:27pm

Betting odds on more Donald Trump NFL tweets, future protests

After the madness that was last week on the football field, on Twitter, on cable news and around pro sports in the United States as a whole, there is anticipation that more will follow in NFL's Week 4. Unexpectedly, President Donald Trump's recent words and tweets about football players...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:42pm

Trump says NFL team owners are 'afraid of their players'

President Trump continues to criticize NFL players who take a knee in protest during the national anthem and believes the reason why NFL team owners are not punishing players is because they are afraid of them. During a recent interview with Pete Hegseth from Fox News’s “Fox &...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:32am

National Anthem Protests in NHL? Wayne Simmonds, Joel Ward may protest opener

Flyers' winger Wayne Simmonds isn't an American — he was born in Ontatio, Canada. But as one of just 27 active black players in the NHL, he couldn't help but watch with grave concern during last week's eventful weekend filled with demonstrations on the football field (and even...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:10pm

Boston preliminary election results: Walsh, Jackson move on to Nov. election

Boston’s preliminary municipal elections were Tuesday, meaning the mayoral and city council races have been narrowed down ahead of November. Four candidates were in the running for mayor, but now, only two names will appear on the November ballot: incumbent Marty Walsh, who received more...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:14am

Q&A with Pat Payaso, the clown candidate running for Boston City Council

You may have seen someone clowning around outside of polling stations on Tuesday as Boston residents voted in the preliminary municipal elections. Roxbury resident Pat Payaso is running for an at-large city council seat in Boston with an interesting approach to garnering attention: "Payaso...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:22pm

Pat Tillman's widow Marie Tillman reacts to recent Trump retweet

Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman does not want her husband’s military service to be used in ways that could divide the country. On Monday, Marie Tillman released a statement to CNN after President Trump retweeted a picture of her husband using the...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

97-year-old World War II veteran takes a knee to show support for NFL players

A photo of a 97-year old World War II veteran from Springfield, Missouri taking a knee in solidarity with NFL players has gone viral. On Sunday, Brennan Gilmore posted a photo of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas kneeling while wearing his World War II veteran’s cap.  “...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:11pm

Boston's 2017 preliminary election: What you need to know

You’ve probably seen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh or challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson stumping on city streets lately, and that’s because Boston’s preliminary municipal election is Sept. 26. Preliminary elections have been losing voters’ attention, experts say. Secretary...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Steelers Ben Roethlisberger says he regrets skipping National Anthem

Sometimes sleeping on something helps bring clarity. Other times it brings with it regret. Sunday's Week 3 slate of NFL games contained 28 teams staging some kind of protest, demonstration or show of unity. Some players took a knee during the National Anthem. Others raised their fist in...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:42pm

Comedian Jimmy Tingle to run for Mass lieutenant governor

Comedian Jimmy Tingle has a new American dream, and it’s no joke: He’s running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor. The comedian and actor, who has appeared in “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream,” “Boondock Saints” and more, recently wrote on his Facebook...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:29pm

Eagles Malcolm Jenkins: Arguments about National Anthem are 'trivial'

Anything Donald Trump touches turns to controversy. So before the Eagles and Giants even took the field for what would turn into an epic 27-24 win for Philly on a ridiculious 61-yard field goal, National Anthem protest arguments had been brewing since Friday. And after the game, in the locker room...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 5:56pm

Eagles, Giants lock arms, some kneel during National Anthem

Anyone who things politics and sports don't belong together had a painful Sunday watching NFL games across the country. Even across the pond in England, players on the Ravens and Jaguars locked arms in protest against not only the racial injustice that arguably cost Colin Kaepernick a job, but...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:12pm

Hollywood Hills to Capitol Hill: Celebrities who became politicians

Celebrity politicians. They aren’t new. Before Kid Rock scared us… we mean, excited us by posting a website suggesting he plans to rock the political arena. Before philandering real estate mogul Donald Trump decided to get revenge on No. 44 Barack Obama… we mean, decided to run...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

TMZ founder Harvey Levin Teases Mark Cuban 2020

Mark Cuban 2020? Mark Cuban, the billionaire with his toes in TV and sports, opened up about his presidential ambitions and teased what party he’d join if he were to challenge President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, TMZ founder Harvey Levin said. "I definitely think there's a...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:48pm

Russian hooker accused of blackmailing 'Luv Gov' Spitzer considering plea

The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute accused of extorting former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday in Manhattan court. Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 26, faces charges for allegedly blackmailing the "Luv Gov." Prosecutors say she shook down Spitzer...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:50pm