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The Legal Fight Between A Powerful Agent And His Former Company Is Getting Ugly

The Legal Fight Between A Powerful Agent And His Former Company Is Getting Ugly

Until very recently, Dan Fegan was one of the most powerful agents in the NBA. He represented John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Dwight Howard, Ricky Rubio, DeAndre Jordan, and others, while the agency he
Jerry Jones, NFL Owners Continue Vaguely Flexing Their Muscles At Each Other

Jerry Jones, NFL Owners Continue Vaguely Flexing Their Muscles At Each Other

We’re now a few weeks into Jerry Jones’s crusade to teach Roger Goodell a lesson about the limits of his power and, at this point in the exercise, that amounts to an aggrieved Jones staring across a
This teen advocate against “period poverty” is the feminist we should all grow up to be

This teen advocate against “period poverty” is the feminist we should all grow up to be

Amika George is having quite the week. This weekend, she’ll pack up her life and move to the UK’s Cambridge University, where she will study…
The first time a woman tried to speak in the Kavanaugh hearing, she was interrupted

The first time a woman tried to speak in the Kavanaugh hearing, she was interrupted

It’s often been said that #MeToo is the product of listening to women—but this morning’s hearings began with a man interrupting the very first woman…
The Kavanaugh hearing is a political disaster for Republicans—just ask them

The Kavanaugh hearing is a political disaster for Republicans—just ask them

Republican strategists think Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony about her alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a problem. Behind the gravity…
Christine Blasey Ford shows us vulnerability is strength, not weakness

Christine Blasey Ford shows us vulnerability is strength, not weakness

Christine Blasey Ford clarified her intentions at the very start of her testimony before the Senate judiciary committee. “I am here today not because I…
Kavanaugh’s angry opening statement shows he has the wrong temperament

Kavanaugh’s angry opening statement shows he has the wrong temperament

Brett Kavanaugh began his testimony before the Senate judiciary committee with an opening statement that he delivered sounding furious, looking angry, and revealing an erratic…
Kavanaugh’s testimony reveals a man who has never had his tone policed

Kavanaugh’s testimony reveals a man who has never had his tone policed

In his opening remarks to the Senate judiciary committee today (Sept. 27), Brett Kavanaugh adopted a tone described as somewhere between an irate substitute teacher…
Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer quit his job to represent her for free

Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer quit his job to represent her for free

The lawyers flanking Christine Blasey Ford—and who would be tasked with paying their fees—were the subject of questioning posed by Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona prosecutor…
Watch live: Senate judiciary committee votes on Kavanaugh

Watch live: Senate judiciary committee votes on Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote at 1:30pm today (Sept. 28) on whether to send Brett Kavanaugh’s US Supreme Court nomination to the full…
Senate judiciary committee Republicans are intent on confirming Kavanaugh

Senate judiciary committee Republicans are intent on confirming Kavanaugh

The Senate judiciary committee is pressing on. The 11 Republicans on the committee showed they remain intent on moving forward today (Sept. 28) with Donald…
Confirming Brett Kavanaugh would be awful for American boys and men

Confirming Brett Kavanaugh would be awful for American boys and men

Confirming Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court would be framed, now and forever, as a loss for women. It would be…
The battle over Brett Kavanaugh now goes to the full Senate

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh now goes to the full Senate

The Senate judiciary committee plowed forward with a vote on Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh today (Sept. 28), despite protests by Democrats…
These are what confirmation hearings look like in the post truth era, and they’re ugly

These are what confirmation hearings look like in the post truth era, and they’re ugly

It is a bold move to sit, as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh did yesterday, and confidently claim under oath to have been a young…
Jeff Flake’s strange, caught-in-between day in Washington, in photos

Jeff Flake’s strange, caught-in-between day in Washington, in photos

US senator Jeff Flake began the day announcing his intention to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. He ended caught in…
Trump is about to unveil his new version of NAFTA

Trump is about to unveil his new version of NAFTA

The Trump administration is expected to release the text of the revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement this evening. It’s the first…
At any given time, 20% of Americans were watching the Kavanaugh hearings

At any given time, 20% of Americans were watching the Kavanaugh hearings

Yesterday (Sept. 27), US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the professor of clinical psychology who accuses him of sexual assault, delivered…
Trump orders FBI to investigate Kavanaugh before full Senate votes

Trump orders FBI to investigate Kavanaugh before full Senate votes

Donald Trump has directed the FBI to investigate the sexual-assault allegations against his US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has been accused by multiple…
Watch: Matt Damon plays Brett Kavanaugh on “Saturday Night Live”

Watch: Matt Damon plays Brett Kavanaugh on “Saturday Night Live”

The cold open of Saturday Night Live’s 44th season premiered yesterday (Sept. 29) and waded right into current events with a sketch about this week’s…
A security breach in the Tory party conference app revealed the personal data of politicians

A security breach in the Tory party conference app revealed the personal data of politicians

On the eve of the UK conservative party’s annual conference, a security breach in the event’s official app revealed the personal data of high-profile attendees,…