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Late Night Roundup: Getting Your Story Right On Iraq

Jon Stewart is glad that somebody is finally being held accountable for lying about the Iraq War.

February 10, 2015

Appeals Court Denies Sterling Bid To Block Clippers Sale

Los Angeles (AFP) — A California appeals court rejected Donald Sterling’s last-ditch bid to scupper the sale of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. Sterling had filed the petition on Tuesday, the day the National Basketball Association announced that Ballmer’s $2 billion purchase of the club had been finalized. […]

August 14, 2014

U.S. Judge Approves Los Angeles Clippers Sale

Los Angeles (AFP) – A U.S. judge gave the go-ahead for the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owner Donald Sterling could not block the move. The ruling by California Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas on Monday came after a three-week trial pitting […]

July 29, 2014

Closing Arguments Scheduled In Sterling Trust Case

Los Angeles (AFP) — Donald Sterling’s lawyers opted not to call Shelly Sterling as a witness in their court fight to block her sale of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and abruptly rested their case. The move sets the stage for closing arguments on Monday in the case in which Donald Sterling is challenging his […]

July 24, 2014

Doctor Testifies Donald Sterling Has Alzheimer’s

Los Angeles (AFP) – Donald Sterling, who was a no-show in court for the first day of his trial, has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for at least three years, a witness told a judge on Monday. The proceedings are to determine if Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly has authority to sell the team, under pressure from […]

July 8, 2014

Reports: Sterling Pursues Lawsuit, Pulls Out Of Clippers Sale

Los Angeles (AFP) – Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has decided to fight to keep the NBA team and pull out of a $2 billion sale deal, according to reports. Sterling, whose racist comments prompted NBA commissioner Adam Silver to ban him for life, had announced last week through his […]

June 10, 2014

Sterling Backs Clippers Sale, Won’t Pursue Lawsuit

Los Angeles (AFP) – Banned owner Donald Sterling backs the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, and will drop his lawsuit against the NBA, his lawyer said. Attorney Maxwell Blecher confirmed to AFP on Wednesday that Sterling planned to drop the lawsuit seeking $1 billion in […]

June 5, 2014

Embattled Sterling Sued By Woman For Discrimination

Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is facing new accusations of racism and claims of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by a woman once employed as his personal assistant. The complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that Sterling fired Maiko May King as his personal […]

June 4, 2014

Donald Sterling Accused Of Racist, Sexist Remarks In New Lawsuit

By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A woman who said she worked for Donald Sterling filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner fired her after she refused to have sex with him and repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks in her presence. Maiko Maya King said that […]

June 3, 2014

Small Men With Ugly Thoughts, Expressed Aloud

Lonesome Racist of the Week: Robert Copeland of Wolfeboro, NH. He’s not as wealthy or prominent as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but the 82-year-old Copeland is no less detestable. Until last week he served as one of three elected police commissioners in Wolfeboro, a town of about 6,300 people in central New Hampshire. […]

May 27, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Donald Sterling Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Mike Vanderboegh Most of the Republican Party and the media moved on from erstwhile right-wing hero Cliven Bundy after he revealed himself to […]

May 2, 2014

Two Points

May 1, 2014

Sterling And The Issue Of Power

WASHINGTON — Donald Sterling, the now banned-for-life owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, accomplished something that might be seen as a political miracle: The racist ranting that led the National Basketball Association to oust Sterling brought President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz together. “We just have to be clear and steady in denouncing it,” Obama […]

May 1, 2014

Decisive Punishment For Donald Sterling Draws Praise From NBA Community

By Steve Popper, The Record (Hackensack, NJ) NEW YORK — Just days after an audio recording surfaced with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling speaking in racially charged language, the NBA moved swiftly and forcefully in handing down its punishment: a lifetime ban, a $2.5 million fine and an urging for the Board of Governors to […]

April 30, 2014

Music Titan David Geffen Interested In Buying Clippers

By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Music and film mogul David Geffen is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver succeeds in persuading other NBA owners to force a sale of the team, Geffen’s office said Tuesday. “If the Clippers become available he would be interested in buying the franchise,” […]

April 30, 2014

On Race, Meet Dumb And Dumberer

Oh, my Lord, where to begin? You already know what this column is about. You know even though we are barely three sentences in. You knew before you saw the headline. There are days in the opinion business when one story makes itself inevitable and unavoidable, one story sucks up all the air in the […]

April 30, 2014

NBA Players, City Leaders Cheer Sanctions Against Donald Sterling

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — City leaders and current and former NBA players on Tuesday hailed the basketball league’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million for racial comments caught on tape and made public late last week. “Today, we feel like justice […]

April 29, 2014

NBA Clippers Owner Sterling Banned For Life Over Race Remarks

New York (AFP) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after making racist comments that sparked a national firestorm. “The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful,” Silver said of the comments made by Sterling, in which he told […]

April 29, 2014

NBA Chief Set To Address Sterling Racism Probe

New York (AFP) – NBA commissioner Adam Silver was to face the media Tuesday over the probe into racist remarks allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — a key moment for the league. Silver was expected to announce sanctions against the 80-year-old billionaire, whose alleged comments have outraged players and coaches and […]

April 29, 2014

As Clippers Lose A Playoff Game, Pressure Mounts On Owner Sterling

By Louis Sahagun, Maura Dolan and Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Clippers struggled through a playoff loss in Oakland, the pressure on team owner Donald Sterling mounted Sunday with the release of additional minutes of a racially charged recording and a flurry of denunciations from President Barack Obama, […]

April 28, 2014

NBA Players Association Seeks Maximum Sanctions Against Sterling

By Diamond Leung, The Oakland Tribune OAKLAND, Calif. — The National Basketball Players Association is looking into what the “maximum sanctions” commissioner Adam Silver can have available against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, according to Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson. Johnson, who has been asked to lead the players association in addressing the issue, said […]

April 28, 2014