PHILADELPHIA — At some point, Kevin Durant is going to walk through that door. It’s the silver lining in Brooklyn’s 137-133 loss to the 76ers on Wednesday, the team’s fifth loss in the seven games they’ve played since Durant went down with an MCL sprain in a Jan. 8 matchup against the Miami Heat. The Nets lost but came back from down 17 and had an opportunity to win in the fourth quarter. Against a fully healthy 76ers team with three stars in Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey, the Nets nearly stole a victory. Without their best player. The Nets, however, have formed a united front against the idea of moral victories. They know things will look drastically different when Durant — who ranks 14th on the NBA’s all-time leading scorer’s list and averages a hair under 30 points per game — returns to the team, but his return date has yet to be determined . “I think we’re all saying that [it’ll look different when Durant returns], but at the end of day, that’s just … [Read more...] about No moral victories for Nets without Kevin Durant: ‘We can’t snap our fingers and have him back’
As I said a heartfelt goodbye to my 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door last September, there was something I wondered as I walked off the used car lot: where are all the station wagons? As it turns out, in the year 2023, there aren’t that many station wagons on the road, period. “The standard data provider for new vehicle sales doesn’t even break down wagons anymore,” says Kevin Roberts, director of industry insights and analytics at CarGurus. “Most of the time, they’ll probably end up classified as a crossover or a hatchback.” Some data aggregators have “station wagon” as a trim or body variant, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any meaningful separation of the category. It speaks to the bigger problem of coming up with an exact definition for the term “station wagon” — a term that hasn’t kept up with the times. CHECK CAR PRICES: Station wagons, in the most traditional sense, are clearly in decline. American auto tastes have shifted, but many of the features that … [Read more...] about Where Have All the Station Wagons Gone?
Rep. Adam Schiff, who played a starring role in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, confirmed Thursday he will seek the California Senate seat held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, his longtime ally. Feinstein’s term ends in 2024, and she has not yet announced whether she plans to seek re-election. She would be 91 on Election Day. Questions about her mental acuity have followed her for more than two years, and her Democratic colleagues told The Chronicle in April 2022 that they believe her memory issues are hindering her ability to do the job. Feinstein told the Los Angeles Times in December that she plans to finish her term, and will announce whether she will run again “probably by spring.” She told Raw Story Wednesday that she doesn’t plan to announce her decision until 2024. When asked about others running for her seat, she said, “oh, I don’t mind it.... The more, the merrier.” A spokesperson for Feinstein said Thursday she “was speaking about the timing of the … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment star Adam Schiff announces U.S. Senate run
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he will block Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell from serving on the House Intelligence Committee, days after House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) formally recommended the California Democrats be reappointed to the panel. McCarthy has argued that both Schiff and Swalwell are unfit to serve on the committee, using Schiff's work conducting the first impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and Swalwell's alleged ties to a Chinese intelligence operative. There has been no evidence of wrongdoing in relation to the allegation against Swalwell. "This is not anything political. This is not similar to what the Democrats did," McCarthy told reporters Tuesday evening. "Those members will have other committees, but the Intel committee, the Intel committee's responsibility is a national security … I respect Hakeem Jeffries's support of his conference and his people. But integrity matters." Unlike most … [Read more...] about McCarthy blocks Democrats Schiff, Swalwell from intelligence committee
If you were listening to the CarPro Show last weekend, you heard Jerry Reynolds and Kevin McCarthy talking about the Tesla shopping frenzy occurring after the EV maker recently slashed prices. Proof is in the data from Edmunds, which has 20 million visits every month. In a press release, Edmunds says according to its data for the week ending on January 15, 2023: On-site shopper consideration of Tesla vehicle pages on Edmunds jumped to 4% of all researched brands compared to 1.9% the week prior, which analysts note is nearly at parity with the brand's spike in on-site shopper consideration that was generated in March 2022 when gas prices skyrocketed. The Tesla Model Y became the second most researched vehicle on Edmunds (behind the Honda CR-V), up from 70th place the week prior. The Tesla Model 3 moved up 36 spots to become the 11th most researched vehicle on Edmunds. "Consumers have grown accustomed to price hikes and the expectation to pay over … [Read more...] about Tesla Price Cuts Spur Shopping Frenzy
Republican Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) is introducing a measure that would halt federal funds from going to China until the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) reimburses the U.S. for the trillions spent on coronavirus relief. The “China Lied, People Died Act” would stop federal funds from going to China until the communist regime pays America back for the trillions spent in the form of coronavirus relief due to the virus that originated in Wuhan. Speaking to Fox News Digital, Nehls said , “My first order of business this Congress is holding China accountable.” “The Chinese Communist Party is singlehandedly responsible for the loss of a million lives in the United States and causing one of the worst economic disasters in the history of our country,” he continued, explaining that the GOP majority must work to force the CCP to “pay back the $4.6 trillion in Congressionally appropriated funds, as well as the $16 trillion of American taxpayer dollars that resulted from the COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Republican Introduces Bill to Hold China Accountable for the Coronavirus