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Former Guardian and Observer sports editor John Samuel dies

theguardian.com — John Samuel, the former sports editor of the Guardian and Observer who launched the careers of some of Britain's best-loved sportswriters, has died aged 86. Samuel, sports editor of the Observer from 1960-61 and the Guardian from 1968-86, had a 50-year career on Fleet Street and also worked for Reuters and the now-defunct Daily Herald, having started on the Brighton Evening Argus.

How Would You Spend $ean Eldridge's $4 Million Campaign Check?

nrcc.org — In case you missed it, the latest Siena public poll has $ean Eldridge down by 23 points to Chris Gibson (58%-35%). Eldridge is also viewed unfavorably (35%) by more people than view him favorably (33%). This is all despite the fact that he has spent $4 million of his own $700 million fortune.

Ranching and the Call of the Wild(life)

ustrust.com — The herds of longhorn cattle and sheep of the Old West may still roam the range, but these days they're more likely to be sharing the land with white-tailed deer and pronghorn antelope. The traditional American ranch has been undergoing something of a makeover - a rebranding, if you will.

Innovation: A Special Report

ustrust.com — This past September the United Nations-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its fifth assessment since 1990, reported that it is "extremely likely" (a 95% to 100% chance) that the global warming observed since the 1950s is caused by human activity.

QPR Tiger Feet 5's fundraising page

uk.virginmoneygiving.com — Fiona Hodgson, Tara O'Neill, Wendy Giger, Nick Reinis, Stephanie Samson, Peter McCarthy, Ian Prior, Robert Quinn, SIMON LANE, Ann Tommasi-Ward, Conor Mc Brearty, Ian Stenning, Jim Frayling, Alison Jamieson, Chris Charles, Laressa Kelly, Andy Evans, Peter Gough, Joel Davies, Daniel Laryea, Jasmine Sandalli, Martino Chevannes, Gary deCaires, paul finney, Leonie Lambert, Emily Foster, Steve Sayce, Harry Williams, Daniel Williams is raising money for QPR In The Community Trust.

How Annie Kuster's Benghazi Dodge Went Viral

nrcc.org — As of this post, the below video of Annie Kuster avoiding questions about Benghazi has "gone viral" and garnered over 176,000 views (sorry, its probably even more now - we can't keep up!). Here's how it happened: WMUR Political Reporter James Pindell tweets out the video and correctly predicts that the video is "viral bad."

BREAKING NEWS: President Hires Ron Burgundy to Sell Obamacare

nrcc.org — The rollout of Obamacare has been an absolute disaster for President Obama and House Democrats. Plans are being cancelled, websites aren't working, and Democrats are running from the fallout. Things are so bad that the President had to create a "strike team" of House and Senate Democrats to sell the law to America.

Nick Rahall’s War on Umbrellas

nrcc.org — The chief economic staple of West Virginia is coal. But Congressman Nick Rahall has been in Washington so long he seems to have forgotten what coal looks like. From Politico this morning: "As Rahall began speaking at the WRRDA presser, something suddenly caught his attention: "As a matter of fact, that looks like a lump ...

TV pundit Ron Atkinson sacked for racist remark

theguardian.com — Ron Atkinson, the ITV football pundit, yesterday resigned after racist comments about the Chelsea player Marcel Desailly were broadcast around the world. The remarks, made when viewers in Britain were watching post-match analysis of the Monaco v Chelsea Champions League semi-final first leg match, were broadcast in several places in the Middle East, including Dubai and Egypt.

John Tierney should step down from House Oversight Committee

nrcc.org — Is it time for John Tierney to retire? After all, he isn't doing much for his taxpayer-funded $174,000 salary these days. Back in March, he walked out of a committee hearing when he didn't get his way. Then on Wednesday, while Tierney's fellow delegation member Steve Lynch used his position on the House Oversight Committee to demand that the I.R.S.
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Dec 19, 2014

Turning black gold into sporting glitter: what Azerbaijan tells us about modern sport gu.com/p/44bdp

Dec 18, 2014

@gallagherbren German courts fine according to salary. This strikes me as an excellent idea

Dec 18, 2014

Dortmund's Marco Reus fined €540k for (serial) driving offences theguardian.com/football/2014/…

Dec 17, 2014

@HaZaa365 It's a straw man argument. Cheating's the point, and it was no different to Maradona in 86

Dec 17, 2014

@HaZaa365 @KieranCanning @sidlowe Getting to a World Cup matters rather a lot to a country that's only ever been to three

Dec 16, 2014

@KieranCanning @sidlowe or (d) recognise that an otherwise prodigiously gifted footballer was, when it mattered most, a cheat

Dec 16, 2014

RT @owen_g: With Brooking, Horne and Bevington leaving within a few months of each other, a real changing of the guard feeling at the FA.

Dec 16, 2014

Another day, another ODI, another Alastair Cook dismissal. Join @DanLucas86 on the Sri Lanka-England OBO theguardian.com/sport/live/201…

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