I missed this story last year, but our motto here at W-LOATH is, "Never too late." (Tomorrow: "Germany Invades Poland!")
One blog put it this way: "Republicans: Liberals can't buy baseball teams. Republican lawmakers are angry that George Soros [a major contributor to liberal causes and to defeat-Bush groups in 2004] wants to buy a baseball team."
Intl. Herald Tribune: Striking out: A political litmus test for baseball owners?
Soros was a minority owner in a group looking to buy the Washington Nationals. The Repug lawmakers said if the league let them buy it, it could lose its tax exemptions on things like new stadiums (which of course it shouldn't have been given in the first place, but that's another story).
Here's the USA Today version--better luck logging onto it than I'm having.
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So What Else Is New Department: "Earth's Temperature Is Highest in Centuries"
The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the 'recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia.'"