FROM David Wharton
Is It Legal to Force Sterling to Sell the Clippers? NBA President Adam Silver has said he wants owners to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, as part of its life-time ban on Sterling for making racist remarks during a recorded conversation. But Sterling could take the league to court for breach of contract. Could a court find that the NBA's charge of racism comes under the heading of an "arbitrary and capricious reason" and amounts to a breach of contract? David Wharton is a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times .
Sochi Conditions Reporters from around the world are arriving in Sochi, Russia, to cover the Winter Olympics. But the conditions they’ve discovered in the city are not what they expected. Journalists are tweeting out horror stories of buildings without lobbies, broken elevators and toilets, door knobs falling off in their hands, and worse. We talk to two reporters who are there now.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?