Bill Bradley

American politician Bill Bradley

William Warren "Bill" Bradley is an American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2000 election. Bradley was born and raised in a suburb of St. Louis and excelled at basketball from an early age. He was a member of the Boy Scouts, did well academically and was an all-county and all-state basketball player in high school.
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Eight inspiring acts of heroism and kindness from Hurricane Harvey 
Yahoo News - 6 months
Heartwarming tales of courage, bravery and generosity have emerged from devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Communities and strangers  have rallied to help one another after a year’s rain fell in just a week on the Texan metropolis, leaving an estimated 30,000 people temporarily homeless. Inspiring stories from Hurricane Harvey Hero volunteers rally to help rescue children from Houston floods 01:36 Dramatic live TV rescue Incredible, watch as @BrandiKHOU flags down a rescue boat on-air, saving this truck driver's life https://t.co/EVvNbdt13kpic.twitter.com/3mYi9McniB— Hayley Jones (@meetmissjoness) August 27, 2017 A live TV report from Houston took a dramatic twist when journalist Brandi Smith helped rescue a truck driver stuck in flood waters. The KHOU 11 News reporter was covering Hurricane Harvey when she flagged down two sheriff’s deputies driving past with a rescue boat to save the man’s life. “There’s a truck driver stuck here in about 10 feet of water,” she told them be...
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Trevor Noah And 'The Daily Show' Just Took Donald Trump Mockery To The Next Level
Huffington Post - 8 months
Trevor Noah addressed a crowd while standing inside a recreation of the Oval Office with a Russian flag flanking him and an open golden toilet directly behind him. “Welcome to what I hope will become a place we live to remember for a very long time,” Noah said into a microphone. “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library.” Thursday night, “The Daily Show” finally debuted their pop-up library that’s dedicated to Donald Trump’s tweets. In many ways, it’s like a typical presidential library, with immersive exhibits and placards adding context to historical artifacts. In other ways, it is not. “You can sit on a gold shitter!” “Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper explained to HuffPost at the event. One could only guess at whether this library would be hilarious, a disaster, or a hilarious disaster earlier this year when “The Daily Show” announced their plan. But it turned out to be arguably the most impressive satire of the current administration to date. Steph...
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Ranking 93 ‘Star Wars’ Characters (Yes, Even Horrible Jar Jar Binks)
Huffington Post - 9 months
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, editors at HuffPost got together to rank characters in the “Star Wars” universe, from Jar Jar Binks to best. Now, in honor of the franchise’s 40th anniversary, we’re doing it again. Some of those editors have moved on from HuffPost and are now Force Ghosts, but with new additions from “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One,” updated, the list must be. This subjective inventory weighed a number of factors — cultural imprint, importance to the story, coolness and whether or not the characters were toys we wanted to own right now as children. Longevity was also taken into account. Some newer characters were excluded but perhaps would be included in future updates as their impact and relevance grows.  With this list, you’ll disagree. In the comments, let us know. And may the Force be with you. Always. 93. Jar Jar Binks (pictured) 92. Saw Gerrera 91. Anakin Skywalker 90. Greedo (who shot first) 89. Nute Gunray 88. Boss Na...
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Here's Why The Flying Saucer Is Sideways In 'Arrival'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Today, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after months of fighting, families being ripped apart and too many moments where it seemed as if our country would not make it through such a trying time, we finally have an answer to the question that has captivated us for so long: Why does the flying saucer appear sideways in the movie posters for “Arrival”? My colleague, Bill Bradley, saw a press screening for “Arrival” Monday night. This morning, I asked him to give me the answer Americans figured might never come. Here’s our conversation from Gchat: Me: how was arrival    Bill: pretty good some lines made me lol at the end, but it was pretty good   Me: why is the flying saucer sideways   Bill: it’s not a saucer dude it’s a shell!!!! what the shell!   Me: why is the shell sideways / look like a silver flying saucer   Bill: we think it s sideways but we know so little ...   Me: hmmm If you look at the poster, stars Amy Adams, Jeremy...
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Trump Would Bring Nuclear War, Fmr. Senator Bill Bradley Says
ABC News - over 1 year
"Who do you trust with your life?" Bill Bradley asked.
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This Former Presidential Candidate Says He Doesn't Trust Donald Trump With His Life
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Rare are elections in which one side argues that the opposing candidate may initiate a nuclear holocaust. But in the closing weeks of the 2016 campaign, Democrats ― including one prominent party veteran not prone to hyperbole ― are leveling that very charge against Donald Trump. Bill Bradley, the soft-spoken former New Jersey senator, presidential candidate and New York Knicks basketball great, has come off the political sideline in recent days to warn the country about the threat he believes Trump poses. In the last week, Bradley announced the creation of a new super PAC, called 52nd Street Fund, that would put hundreds of thousands of dollars into an Ohio-based television ad buy. The ad, which plays off the famed Daisy spot run by Lyndon Johnson against Sen. Barry Goldwater, is ostensibly designed to educate the public about the horrors of nuclear weapons. But the underlying message is that Trump is dangerously misinformed and cavalier about those horrors. Bradley isn’t m...
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10 Shows That Didn't Get Emmys Love, But Should Get Yours
Huffington Post - over 1 year
There are many, many good television shows out there these days, and hardly enough time — or awards — to give them all their due. Plus, not everyone is going to agree on which of our current small-screen offerings are truly the best. While one person stumps for Rachel Bloom’s nuanced and hilarious delivery on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” another one could justifiably argue that Andrew Lincoln’s performance on “The Walking Dead” is truly where it’s at.  While Sunday night’s focus will be on the Emmy-nominated shows, actors, writers and co. at this year’s award ceremony, don’t forget to check out the worthy shows that fell short of nabbing a nod for 2016. Ladies and gentlemen, 10 shows for your Roku queue consideration. “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC) What might sound a little hokey ― a show about Texas’ Silicon Prairie and the rise of personal computers in the 1980s ― ends up being deeply emotional and perfectly nerdy. First off, the opening credits of “Halt and Catch Fire” constitute...
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Our Favorite Songs, Albums And Artists That Weren't Nominated For Grammys
Huffington Post - about 2 years
In anticipation of the 2016 Grammys -- which take place on Feb. 15 -- we're taking a moment to appreciate a few artists, albums and songs that didn't earn nominations. In our opinion, everyone on this list -- including Carly Rae Jepsen and Beach House -- deserved some recognition, but hey, awards season doesn't always please everyone.  Nonetheless, the music on this list is definitely worth a listen, with or without a Grammy nod. "E•MO•TION" -- Carly Rae Jepsen This is the obvious pick among the hipster Internet demographic, sure, but it's also the only pick that truly matters, because “Emotion” was the pop album of 2015, and longtime Carly Rae Jepsen fans (and converts like me) need to keep screaming about it until the world knows the truth. The album only reached No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200, and it was only on there for one week, which is a goddamn shame two times over. Everyone needs to listen to this album. It rocks and drives, and every song on it is 10 ti...
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15 Albums We're Ridiculously Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 years
In 2016, David Bowie released his last album ever, professional hit-maker Sia stopped dropping individual tracks to put out her whole album, someone named Zayn announced some new something and, after teasing fans for months upon months, Rihanna finally got around to giving us "ANTI-."  And it's only Feb. 1.  We're not sure what to exactly expect from our artists in the 11 remaining months of the year. Managers and producers tend to keep those cards pretty close to the chest. But there are some records that have us awfully excited. Fifteen, to be exact:   Lady Gaga, TBD Why we're excited: Elton John is on board for this one After releasing the underwhelming "Artpop" in 2013 and then taking a hard left into Tony Bennett territory with 2014's "Cheek to Cheek," nobody knows what direction Gaga will go in 2016. Here’s what we have nailed down: She's reuniting with RedOne, her co-writer responsible for early career hits like "Poker Face," and Elton John is also on b...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by De...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Depardi...
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Weekend Roundup: <em>The WorldPost</em> Maps the Global Conversation
Huffington Post - about 2 years
To become a self-conscious "global thinking circuit," the virtual territory of the Internet needs a map that charts the currents and connects the dots of the worldwide conversation. Who are the most influential voices, and how do their ideas spread? This week, The WorldPost joined with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to produce such a map, the 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, which, for the first time, analyzes not only the dominant English-language infosphere, but also the other top language areas of Spanish and Chinese, as well as German. One notable result, as I report in my summary of the project, is that The WorldPost, as the global portal of the Huffington Post, has emerged in the two years since we launched as a top platform for the cross-pollination of ideas beyond borders. An intense bout of xenophobic bombast erupted across the West this week in the wake of the San Bernadino and Paris terror attacks, roiling the American election campaign as Donald Trump ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Bradley
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    In January 2008, Bradley announced that he was supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.
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    In 2008 Bradley was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
  • 2007
    Bradley and Schlant divorced in 2007, and he lives with former LBJ Library director Betty Sue Flowers.
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    In 2007 Bradley was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
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    Bradley later called it a "great honor" to be the presenter when Jackson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
  • 2004
    In January 2004, Bradley and Gore both endorsed Howard Dean for President in the 2004 Democratic primaries.
  • 2003
    Oxford University awarded Bradley an honorary Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) in 2003, with a citation that described him in part as " an outstandingly distinguished athlete, a weighty pillar of the Senate, and still a powerful advocate of the weak ".
  • 2002
    In September 2002, Bradley turned down a request from New Jersey Democrats to replace Robert Torricelli on the ballot for his old Senate seat, which another former senator, Frank Lautenberg, accepted.
  • 2000
    Later in 2000, Bradley was offered the chairmanship of the United States Olympic Committee, which he turned down.
    In March 2000, after failing to win any of the first 20 primaries and caucuses in the election process, Bradley withdrew his campaign and endorsed Gore; he ruled out the idea of running as the vice-presidential candidate and did not answer questions about possible future runs for the presidency.
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    Bradley ran in the 2000 presidential primaries, opposing incumbent Vice President Al Gore for his party's nomination.
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    He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in the 2000 election.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    He announced his acceptance of the position of head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers while Bradley was campaigning in California in 1999, and he was a "regular draw on the Bradley money trail" during the campaign.
  • 1995
    In 1995, he announced he would not run for re-election, publicly declaring American politics "broken."
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  • 1990
    In 1990, a controversy over a state income tax increase—on which he refused to take a position—and his proposal on merit pay for teachers, which led the NJEA to support his opponent, turned his once-obscure rival for the Senate, Christine Todd Whitman, into a viable candidate, and Bradley won by only a slim margin.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    In 1988, he was encouraged to seek the Democratic nomination for President, but he declined to enter the race, saying that he would know when he was ready.
  • 1984
    Bradley was re-elected in 1984 with 65 percent of the vote against Montclair mayor Mary V. Mochary.
    He was re-elected in 1984 and 1990, left the Senate in 1997, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination.
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  • 1981
    Domestic policy initiatives that Bradley led or was associated with included reform of child support enforcement; legislation concerning lead-related children's health problems; the Earned Income Tax Credit; campaign finance reform; a re-apportioning of California water rights; and federal budget reform to reduce the deficit, which included, in 1981, supporting Reagan's spending cuts but opposing his parallel tax cut package, one of only three senators to take this position.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    After four years of political campaigning for Democratic candidates around New Jersey, Bradley decided in the summer of 1977 to run for the Senate himself, coinciding with his retirement from the Knicks.
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    Retiring from basketball in 1977, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983, along with teammate Dave DeBusschere.
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  • 1976
    In 1976, he also became an author by publishing Life on the Run.
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  • 1974
    Bradley married Ernestine (née Misslbeck) Schlant, a German-born professor of comparative literature, in 1974.
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  • 1972
    Over 742 NBA games – all with the Knicks – Bradley scored a total of 9,217 points, an average of 12.4 points per game, with his best season average being 16.1 points per game in the 1972–73 season.
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    Then, in his third season, the Knicks won their first-ever NBA championship, followed by the second in the 1972–73 season, when he made the only All-Star Game appearance of his career.
  • OTHER
  • 1968
    The following year Oxford let Bradley take "special exams" and he graduated Oxford in 1968. (On March 6, 1967, Lyndon B. Johnson in a Special Message to the Congress on Selective Service, declared that he would be issuing an Executive Order that no deferments for post-graduate study be granted in the future, except for those men pursuing medical and dental courses.)
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  • 1967
    After serving six months active duty as an officer (the requirement was four years active duty), he joined the New York Knicks in December 1967.
    Bradley dropped out of Oxford two months prior to graduation in April 1967, to go into the Air Force Reserves.
  • 1965
    While studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford, he commuted to Italy to play professional basketball in the Lega Basket Serie A for Olimpia Milano during the 1965–66 season, where the team won a European Champions Cup.
    The New York Knicks—one mile closer to Princeton than the Philadelphia 76ers—drafted Bradley as a territorial pick in the 1965 draft, but he did not sign a contract with the team immediately.
    Bradley's graduation year, 1965, was the last year that the NBA's territorial rule was in effect, which gave professional teams first rights to draft players who attended college within 50 miles of the team.
    His tenure at Princeton was the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee's January 23, 1965 article "A Sense of Where You Are" in The New Yorker, which McPhee expanded into a book of the same name.
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    He was awarded the 1965 James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually to the United States' top amateur athlete, the first basketball player to win the honor, and the second Princeton student to win the award, after runner Bill Bonthron in 1934.
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  • 1964
    Only the third tallest on his team, but called "easily the No. 1 player in college basketball today", "the best amateur basketball player in the United States", and "The White Oscar Robertson", he scored 41 points in an 80–78 loss to Michigan and their star player Cazzie Russell in the 1964 ECAC Holiday Basketball Final at Madison Square Garden, then led Princeton to the NCAA Final Four after defeating heavy favorite Providence and Jimmy Walker by 40 points.
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    As a senior and team captain in the 1964–1965 season, Bradley became a household name.
    At the Olympic basketball trials in April 1964, Bradley played guard instead of his usual forward position but was still a top performer.
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  • 1963
    In his sophomore year Bradley scored 40 points in an 82–81 loss to St. Joseph's and was named to The Sporting News All-American first team in early 1963.
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  • 1961
    However, after breaking his foot in the summer of 1961 during a baseball game and thinking about his college decision outside of basketball, Bradley decided to enroll at Princeton due to its record in preparing students for government or United States Foreign Service work.
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    Considered the top high school player in the country, Bradley initially chose to attend Duke University in the fall of 1961.
  • 1948
    Politicians and politics were standard dinner-table topics in Bradley's childhood, and he described his father as a "solid Republican" who was an elector for Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.
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  • 1943
    Bradley was born on July 28, 1943 in Crystal City, Missouri, the only child of Warren (d. 1994), who despite leaving high school after a year had become a bank president, and Susan "Susie" (née Crowe) Bradley (d. 1995), a teacher and former high school-basketball player.
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