President Barack Obama’s budget plan moves the spotlight away from reducing U.S. deficits and instead seeks new spending to energize the Democratic base and give incumbents a job-creation platform for November’s midterm elections.
In the late 1950s, New York artist Ray Johnson started mailing flyers and letters to friends and acquaintances. Most ended with an instruction to add something and send the whole thing on to someone else.
The Dallas Mavericks swept the Los Angeles Lakers in four games to end Kobe Bryant ’s pursuit of a third straight National Basketball Association championship and probably finish Phil Jackson ’s coaching career.
The Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-0 lead in their National Basketball Association Western Conference semifinal playoff series with a 111-103 win over the Utah Jazz, while the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-71.