CLOSE The House has narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The Senate passed the measure earlier Friday. (Feb. 9) AP
While you were sleeping soundly ea …See the original posting at Government shutdown: While you were sleeping, a timeline of what the heck happened in Washington
The NBA trade deadline came and went with the Cleveland Cavaliers completing approximately 2,300 trades, and little else of consequence. The moves completely reshaped the roster around LeBron James, even at the expense of Isaiah Thomas, who finished fifth in MVP voting last season but who has seriou …See the original posting at 8 winners and 4 losers from the 2018 NBA trade deadline
Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down the blockbuster trade that sends Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. (1:57)
The Isaiah Thomas experiment is over in Cleveland, and the Los Angeles Lakers have freed up cap space to go after LeBron James and Paul George.
Hou …See the original posting at Cleveland Cavaliers sending Isaiah Thomas to Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance
The Jazz will reportedly release Derrick Rose after he was traded from the Cavs earlier Thursday, reports Yahoo Sports Shams Charania.
The Timberwolves will try to sign Rose if he clears waivers, according to The New York Times’ Marc Stein.
The Cavs have made the Thursday 3 p.m. ET trade deadline …See the original posting at Derrick Rose trade: Jazz to release Rose after Cavs deal
WASHINGTON — After a temporary lapse in government funding that lasted through the night, the House passed a pricey two-year spending deal early Friday that will also fund the government for an additional six weeks.
The government temporarily closed after Congress failed to pass a government fundin …See the original posting at After temporary shutdown, Congress passes two-year spending deal
Ryan had insisted that immigration legislation would be the “next big priority,” but the speaker has also said he is waiting for Trump’s sign-off on any bill, leaving Democrats doubtful he would consider a bipartisan effort. They want him to commit, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did, to …See the original posting at House approves bipartisan budget deal, ending brief government shutdown
CLOSE Christian and Anastasia may be the Greys, but their happy ending isn’t here just yet. Universal Pictures
Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters Friday — and for these critics, the third and final installment of the Fifty Shades series couldn’t come (and be over with) soon enough.
Based on the popu …See the original posting at Critics slam ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ as ‘flaccid finale’ and ‘sheer torture’
The Cavaliers’ multi-stage roster detonation made for a pulse-pounding NBA trade deadline: LeBron James received a brand-new supporting cast, Dwyane Wade embarked on a reunion tour with the Heat, Derrick Rose was kicked to the curb and Isaiah Thomas joined Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to form one of the …See the original posting at NBA Trade Deadline: Biggest Winners and Losers
CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt break down the trade that sent Isaiah Thomas from the Cavaliers to the Lakers and what it means for both teams and LeBron James’ future. USA TODAY Sports
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) drives past New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark …See the original posting at Cavaliers trade for Utah’s Rodney Hood, Sacramento’s George Hill in three-team deal
CLOSE House Speaker Paul Ryan vows that once Congress reaches a budget deal, lawmakers will take up the plight of immigrant “Dreamers” who face deportation after being brought to the U.S. illegally as children. (Feb. 8) AP
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen at dusk in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Saul L …See the original posting at Government shuts down for second time in three weeks as spending plan stalls in Senate