No Matter What, You're Still Having a Better Day than the New York Knicks!
February 25th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

No Matter What, You're Still Having a Better Day than the New York Knicks!

By CNN's John Berman

What if told you I stubbed my toe, lost a thousand dollars at the dog track, and also had an incurable stomach rash?  Even if all those things were true, I would STILL be having a better day than the New York Knicks.

This is what they managed in the last 24 hours:

#1) JR. Smith tries to pull off the headband of Vince Carter from the Dallas Mavericks. That would seem playful… if Smith hadn't been fined 50 thousand dollars for untying two opponents shoelaces!!!! 

#2) In the closing seconds of the game, it was all tied until the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitski sinks an impossible shot with no time left. Insane.  Heartbreaking.

#3) After the game, early this morning, Knicks guard Raymond Felton was arrested on 3 felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, your New York Knicks! Not just losing, but cheating. Not just cheating, but lawbreaking – allegedly. Hey but at least they don't stink. Oh wait, THEY DO. They're 15 games under 500! It's enough to make you feel ok about your stomach rash.

Repeat after me, no matter how bad it seems for you, you are having a better day than the New York Knicks!

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February 25th, 2014
03:25 PM ET

Reporter's Notebook: Meeting an American Hero

Reporter’s Notebook by Elizabeth Stuart

It’s pretty rare that I get truly excited about meeting someone I’m working on a story about.  OK, meeting Vice President Joe Biden was pretty cool.  So was meeting Matt Damon. But I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone in my life as remarkable as Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg. (Sorry, Joe and Matt.)

Before President Obama’s State of the Union Address last month, like many others, I hadn’t heard about Cory’s story. I watched the speech from my desk at “New Day” and found myself moved by what the President had to say about this 30-year-old Army Ranger.

“Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit,” Obama said, followed by nearly two full minutes of uninterrupted applause and cheering. Both sides of Congress, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and everyone else in the room were on their feet to show their appreciation for not only Remsburg, but for what he represents as a veteran who returned home from war seriously injured. Some wiped tears from their eyes.

It struck me that cheering for Remsburg was something - even in this deeply politically divided country - that everyone could agree upon.  Even if it was just for two minutes.

When I learned that I would be producing a profile of his journey, I was a little nervous.  Not nervous about meeting him, but about doing his story justice.


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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Weighs Options on Anti-Gay Measure

To veto or not to veto: It's up to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

She must decide if she is going to sign into law legislation that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.

If she approves it, the state could face litigation and a boycott, potentially harming Arizona's economy and tourism industry as well as next year's Super Bowl.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Monday, Brewer addressed the aspects she must consider.

"I have a history of deliberating and having an open dialogue on bills that are controversial, to listen to both sides of those issues, and I welcome the input and information that they can provide to me. And certainly I am pro-business, and that is what's turning our economy around, so I appreciate their input, as I appreciate the other side," she said.

Speaking on "New Day," Arizona Senator John McCain said he does not believe she should pass the bill in the state.

"We welcome all people of all persuasions," he said. "This is not the message we want to send."


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