The best sports commissioner since Pete Rozelle’s got a balanced history of political giving. According to records, his money breaks down like this: 12,250 Republican$8,001 Democrat$7,500 special interesttotal: $27,751 His most recent give was to Tennessee Senator (R) Lamar Alexander. (Remember to click on the title of this post to see the full record. ) ...

Of the $89K she’s contributed over her life, the Supermodel has given $76K of it to Dems and of that she’s contributed money to “IMPEACHPAC” — an organization that is working to elect a congress to impeach President Bush. ...

I had to look up Oakland Raiders Owner Al Davis. This is what I found: $11,000 Republican$4,000 Democrat$4,000 special interesttotal: $19,000 Most of that — in fact — was when he was in LA. He also gave to something called SYMMS PAC. ...

Alec Baldwin, the favored whipping boy of “South Park” and “Team America” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, has poured over $100,000 into Democrats. Here’s his breakdown: $102,602 Democrat$500 Green$1,000 Independent$5,000 special interesttotal: $109,102 ...

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner’s a huge and consistent giver to the Democratic Party. He recently gave $5,000 to the DNC this year. He’s also contributed to the campaigns of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Jerry Brown. Here’s his breakdown… $102,100 Democrat$1,000 Independent$14,500 special interesttotal: $117,600 Click on the title of this post to see what he’s done. ...

According to this Federal Campaign Contribution Report I found, Tom Cruise has given $1,000 to Senator Barbara Boxer, $10,000 to Senator Hilary Clinton, $500 to Senator John Kerry, and others. All Dems. ...

Some of it’s parts are made or finished in America. Like the landing gear and wing pistons. The wing pistons were made by Southwest United Industries of Oklahoma. ...

I saw this in a recent article on Trump’s idea to have viewers pick the Apprentice. The reason for the low number is simple: Jack Baeur. “24” is simply too hot to be beat by The Apprentice on Mondays. NBC made a terrible mistake. Now, they’re taking a beating in the ratings on Thursdays and Mondays, with no relief in site. …Unless they move The Apprentice back to Thursday’s ASAP. Viewers Hired to Choose “Apprentice” by Gina Serpe – E! OnlineMar 30, 2006, 11:50 AM PT Donald...

The bad news continues to fly in. The Vice President is booed at a baseball game — again. President Bush has terrible and falling poll numbers. It’s clear to me what the problem is. They’re too right-of-center to be in touch with the mood of America. 9-11 skewed all that’s political and it’s going to take three years to flush out the elected officials from office who don’t see the economic and social problems we’re facing in America and focus on them rather than the Mid East. ...

Veteran Ty Law says Hawks offer chance to win By CLARE FARNSWORTHSEATTLE P-I REPORTER KIRKLAND — Ty Law has been to the pinnacle repeatedly, only to find the view obscured by what should have been. During his 11-year NFL career, Law has been on four Super Bowl teams, voted to the Pro Bowl five times and led the league in interceptions twice — including last season, his first with the New York Jets after playing 10 years with the New England Patriots. It’s not enough. The free-agent cornerback desires more, and can see...

I’m glad CNN’s exposing this, but the best examples of modern racism are not in what we say, but what we do. In this case, what we’ve done is permitted the private sector to avoid investing in the poorest areas of the inner city. Moreover, urban economic development programs have largely failed our cities. They’re better at drawing big developers than creating a foundation for small business investment and growth. Terrible. And with no end in sight. ...

ON PRO FOOTBALLA Young-Bush debate in Nashville? Hmm . . . By JOHN MCCLAINCopyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Let’s see if we can get this straight. The Texans are going to give Bud Adams a choice between Vince Young and Reggie Bush? Based on their recent flirtation with North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams, the Texans may be putting themselves in position to be haunted for years by Young or Bush. The only thing that could be worse than Young’s going to Tennessee would be Indianapolis’ pulling off a trade to...

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Here’s the story by Nikki below and linked to via the title of this post. ESPN did not break this story. EXCLUSIVE: USC Megastar QB Matt Leinart Leaving Steinberg, Going to CAA? EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just learned that USC megastar quarterback Matt Leinart sent a termination letter late last night to his reknown sports agent, Newport Beach’s Leigh Steinberg who just signed him in January. Steinberg confirmed this to me today. This is huge news considering that the NFL draft is on April 29, and Leinart is expected to be the...

My view is that we should make it easier to become an American citizen. Also, the new Americans are not “taking jobs” from others, because the jobs they go after aren’t posted on Monster.com nor do they call for W-2 forms. They’re odd tasks that someone comes up with at the moment. The “taking” idea is silly. HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) — Massive street marches to protest a proposed crackdown on illegal immigration have energized U.S. Hispanics and may signal a new day of Hispanic political involvement. The...

I’m rather surprised by this move, as Leigh’s a good agent. But from what I’m reading in a number of areas, Leinart seems to think he should be the number one pick of the NFL Draft and go to the Houston Texans. Obviously someone’s really fibbing to Matt regarding his chances of being drafted either by the Texans, Saints, or Jets. His best bet is with the Gang Green, but even they may select Jay Cutler, who tests as well as Leinart in workouts. If Tom Condon, who was hired by Hollywood Agency CAA, told Leinart...

I found this on a MySpace post on tghe site of a guy who calls himself “Doubledown!” (david2d) and lives in Atlanta. The actual post can be seen with a click on the title post link above. For those who like stories, here it goes: My friend from CNN took a job a several months ago as a VP for Playboy. We met up a last month in Miami (WMC) and then again last Saturday as he was in Atlanta for a cable tv convention. He sent me an invite for this Playboy party that they’d be sponsoring during the National Show. Well,...

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE WWW.NFLMedia.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENFL-21 4/5/06 COMMISSIONER SEARCH COMMITTEE APPOINTED NFL Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE appointed an eight-member committee to lead thesearch for a new commissioner, the NFL announced today.The eight members of the committee are:• Al Davis, Oakland Raiders• Lamar Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs• Woody Johnson, New York Jets• Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys• Robert Kraft, New England Patriots• Mike McCaskey, Chicago Bears• Jerry Richardson, Carolina Panthers• Dan Rooney,...

I just got this email from the office of Senator John Kerry Dear Zenophon, “Tell the truth. Fire the incompetents. Get out of Iraq. Have health care for all Americans. These are pretty simple messages, and they’re worth fighting for today.” That’s what I said yesterday when I appeared on “Meet the Press” to push our call for two deadlines and an exit from Iraq. You and I both know it will take a massive citizen effort to force a President bogged down in this war to change his course – but doing...

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEWWW.NFLMedia.com NFL TO IMPLEMENT “FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING” DURINGSEVEN OF FINAL EIGHT SUNDAYS OF 2006 SEASONALLOWS TEAMS TO PLAY THEIR WAY ONTO NBC SUNDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE The NFL this season will implement for the first time in its history a primetime “flexible scheduling”element on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 17. Flexible scheduling will ensure quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and give surpriseteams a chance to play their way onto primetime. The 2006 NFL schedule will list...