FROM Molly Knight
Dodgers: Winning the Money Game The Dodgers kick off a two-game series against the Oakland A’s up in the Bay Area tomorrow. And entering into this series, the Dodgers are leading the National League Western Division…which they also lead last year. Not that it mattered: the Dodgers were bounced by the Cardinals in the postseason. But with the biggest payroll in the major leagues, an ownership group that paid $2 billion for the team a few years ago, and an $8 billion deal with Time-Warner Cable, the Dodgers do win the money game.
MLB Slams Dodgers Bankruptcy Filing After Frank McCourt took the Dodgers into bankruptcy yesterday, Major League Baseball said he was "pursuing his own financial interests at the expense of the club." But McCourt got a break today, when lawyers for both sides agreed he can use a big loan to make payroll and stay in control for at least another month. Molly Knight reports for ESPN the Magazine .
Judge Pushes Dodgers Closer to Sale Now that Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has rejected Frank McCourt's deal with Fox Sports TV, McCourt has until next Thursday to meet the Dodgers' next payroll. If he fails, Selig could seize the team "in the interests of organized baseball." Molly Knight reports for ESPN The Magazine .
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.