Six of President Trump’s current Cabinet-level jobs are filled by “acting” officers who have not been confirmed by the Senate: the attorney general, secretary of defense, secretary of the interior, director of the Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations ambassador, and White House chief of staff. Trump says he prefers “acting” Cabinet officials because he “can move so quickly” if he’s not happy with them.
President Trump has spent about 60 percent of his workday over the past three months in unstructured “executive time,” according to leaked private schedules. The president spends most of that time in his residence, watching TV, reading newspapers, and making phone calls to pals and advisers. He usually takes his first official meeting of the day after 11 a.m., and on most days has only two or three hours of official duties.
A century after Jackie Robinson’s birth, just 8.4 percent of Major League Baseball players are black. That’s marginally higher than the 6.7 percent figure tallied in 1956, which was Robinson’s final big-league season. Today, basketball and football are far more popular among young African-American athletes than baseball.
In a recent study, 26.2 percent of retired professional football players said they had used prescription opioids for chronic pain within the past month. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance against the league in 2017 for allegedly overprescribing painkillers so that injured athletes could continue to play.
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