Boys Swimming: Mainland's Destin Lasco is the 2016-17 NJ.com Swimmer of the Year His stroke seems effortless, almost as if he's holding more in reserve as he glides through the water, his turn is smooth and his underwater is unparalleled, regularly making it past the halfway point before surfacing. "Repetition is the key to having ... 03/18/2017 - 12:04 am | View Link
Swimmer drowns during half triathlon on Lake Livingston He was swimming ahead of his friends and had made it 100 meters past the halfway turn to head back to shore when his friend lost sight of him. Crews from Onalaska helped Game Wardens search a half-mile area for several hours. "We used side scan sonar and ... 09/11/2016 - 3:20 pm | View Link
Marathon Swimmer Calls Off Swim From Sacramento To SF Bay Near Halfway Point Long-distance swimmer Kim Chambers, who became the first woman to complete the 30-mile, open-water swim from the Farallones to the Golden Gate Bridge last August, called off her attempt Saturday to become the first person ever to swim from Sacramento to ... 09/11/2016 - 12:05 am | View Link
Chinese Swimmer Shocked When Reporter Tells Her She Won A Medal (VIDEO) About halfway through the interview the reporter she said she did not win a medal. That's when the reporter told her she finished in 3rd place, giving her a bronze medal. Her shocked reaction is priceless. 08/10/2016 - 12:54 pm | View Link
Olympic Swimmer Gives His Dad The Middle Finger Before Every Race Back in the day I always made sure my left shin pad went on before my right and ALWAYS rubbed grass from the halfway line into my hands before kick-off of any football match - don't ask me why, it just happened. However, Canadian swimmer Santo Condorelli ... 08/5/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Gallatin County News OnLine In the News this week: • Many in Steeles Bottom don't want Nugent to expand County urged to deny zoning change on 150 acres • Warsaw may add walking ... 03/18/2017 - 12:37 pm | View Website
4 Ways to Exercise to Become a Better Swimmer How to Exercise to Become a Better Swimmer. Swimming is a low-impact aerobic exercise, which also strengthens important muscle groups like shoulders, back, legs, hips ... 03/18/2017 - 6:04 am | View Website
Ian Thorpe Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe won the most gold medals of any Australian athlete, and was the youngest to win a world championship. He went on to win 10 more. 03/18/2017 - 3:33 am | View Website
Gertrude Ederle American swimmer Gertrude Ederle achieved fame when she competed in the 1924 Olympics and became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926. 03/17/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Website
President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, voluntarily offered to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee over ongoing questions about Trump's campaign staff's possible collusion with Russia. Manafort reportedly earned tens of millions of dollars from 2006 to 2009 secretly working for a billionaire Russian aluminum magnate close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, to promote Putin's interests and undermine anti-Kremlin opposition in former Soviet republics.
Tax prep companies like TurboTax and H&R Block have what you might call a vested interest in U. S. tax policy — and, specifically, in ensuring it stays complicated enough that their services remain necessary for millions of Americans.
In 2016, ProPublica reports, these two companies alone spent a combined $5 million on lobbying efforts, a portion of which opposed "return-free filing," in which the IRS would generate pre-completed income tax returns for many Americans who have a fairly simple tax filing process.
Return-free filing has been discussed but not realized in Washington for decades.
Conservative commentator David Brooks had some harsh words for Republicans in his column Friday in The New York Times. Underneath a headline declaring the "Trump elite" to be like "the old elite, but worse," Brooks argued the GOP health-care bill is "not molded to the actual health-care needs of regular voters." "It was written by elites to serve the needs of elites," Brooks wrote.
President Trump's revised immigration executive order shut down the U. S. Refugee Resettlement Program for 120 days, a step of caution he and others have argued is necessary because of the danger refugees could pose to the United States. Terrorists will slip in among those legitimately seeking safe haven from war and famine in their home country, the thinking goes, so the safe choice is to limit or abolish refugee admissions entirely.
But a Washington Post analysis of recent refugee history suggests otherwise.
President Trump on Thursday issued an ultimatum to conservative House Republicans reluctant to support the American Health Care Act: Pass this bill Friday, or lose the chance to repeal ObamaCare. Meanwhile, reports leaked out claiming the dealmaker president regretted taking up arms for House Speaker Paul Ryan's bill in the first place, rather than pursuing tax reform as his first major legislative victory.
But after two days of hectic negotiations, last-minute concessions, a revised (and worse) score from the Congressional Budget Office, and a rescheduled vote, it seems the White House is already beginning to lay the burden of blame should the bill fail to pass the House in Trump's mandated Friday vote.
Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough laid into President Trump on Friday for how badly he has botched his first major legislative effort, health-care reform. The morning after House Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on their proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare, an exasperated Scarborough argued Trump should have spotted these looming problems from the get-go.