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Clapper: Trump ordering Kushner security clearance is dangerous


Phil Mudd to Trump: 'Let's go!'


Joe On Trump: "Only Tyrants Use Terms Like 'Enemy Of The People'" Morning Joe MSNBC

When Joe Walsh starts to make sense.

We live in crazy times when Walsh makes sense.


Don Newcombe, pitching star who later led programs to treat substance abuse, dies at 92

Source: Washington Post

Don Newcombe, an early African American pitching star who helped integrate major league baseball and whose struggle with alcoholism led him to become one of the first ex-players to lead a teamís substance abuse program, died Feb. 19. He was 92.

His death was announced by the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he was associated for many years. The immediate cause was not disclosed.

Mr. Newcombe was a Dodgers mainstay alongside black stars Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella on one of the best teams of baseballís post-World War II heyday. He was major league baseballís first successful black starting pitcher, helping clear a path for Hall of Famer Bob Gibson and two-time all-star Jim ďMudcatĒ Grant, among others.

An imposing right-hander at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, Mr. Newcombe was the only player to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards before Justin Verlander, then with the Detroit Tigers, matched the feat in 2011.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/don-newcombe-pitching-star-who-later-led-programs-to-treat-substance-abuse-dies-at-92/2019/02/19/3c7e774e-3479-11e9-a400-e481bf264fdc_story.html?noredirect=1&utm_term=.572ac903c6e8&wpisrc=al_sports__alert-sports&wpmk=1

New Rule: You Can't Always Get What You Want Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Let's stop the circular firing squad.

Did you see Pete Buttigieg on Morning Joe?

I thought he was very impressive.

He didn't take any bait on socialism. He talked about how as a mayor "you don't have Republican street lights and Democratic pot holes. You have street lights and pot holes."

Don't Act Like Mussolini

Humor from The Simpsons

Frank Robinson, barrier-breaking Hall of Fame baseball player and manager, dies at 83

Source: Washington Post

Decades before Frank Robinson became the Washington Nationalsí first manager in 2005, he already had had one of the most distinguished and trailblazing careers in baseball history. He was the first ó and still the only ó player to win the MVP award in both the National and American leagues, and in 1975 he became major league baseballís first African American manager.

He died Feb. 7 at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 83. Major League Baseball announced his death but did not cite a cause.

Mr. Robinson burst into the national consciousness during his first season with the Cincinnati Reds in 1956, winning the NLís Rookie of the Year Award. In 1961, he led the Reds to the World Series and won his first MVP award.

Mr. Robinsonís big league debut came in the final season of another celebrated Robinson ó the Brooklyn Dodgersí Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 became the first black major league player in modern times. Even by 1956, several teams had not yet integrated; Cincinnati had fielded its first black player only two years earlier.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/frank-robinson-barrier-breaking-hall-of-fame-baseball-player-and-manager-dies-at-83/2019/02/07/06a258ee-20d2-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html?utm_term=.d51a46e02047&wpisrc=al_news__alert-sports--alert-national--alert-local&wpmk=1
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