Silverman: Lightning May Have The Firepower, But The Rangers Have Lundqvist

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By Steve Silverman
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This is the series that the Rangers have been waiting for all season.

When you get to the Stanley Cup Final and lose, as the Blueshirts did last year, there can only be one outcome that will make the next go-around a positive one.

Getting back to the championship and winning it.

The Rangers know that if they do get back to the Final, they won’t have to face the relentless Los Angeles Kings. What they don’t know is how they are going to get through the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It’s a somewhat disconcerting opponent for the Rangers, as they went 0-3 against the Lightning during the regular season.

Rangers fans may not want to give the season series too much credence because the last meeting was in mid-December, and there have been many changes since then, but the Lightning are dangerous and they are playing sensational hockey…

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Another Gun Found In Carry-On Luggage At Midway

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CHICAGO (CBS) For the eighth time this year, security agents at Midway Airport discovered a firearm in a passenger’s carry-on baggage.

Transportation Security Administration screeners found a loaded loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson firearm Thursday in the luggage of a 43 year-old male passenger flying from Chicago to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

“When discovered, TSA immediately notified local law enforcement who responded to the checkpoint and arrested the passenger on a local charge,” the TSA said in a news release.

Further information on the charges was not immediately available. Typically, violators are charged with attempting to carry a concealed firearm in an airport, a misdemeanor.

Individuals who bring firearms to security checkpoints are referred to law enforcement and are subject to criminal penalties, the TSA says.

TSA also imposes civil penalties ranging from $1,500 up to $7,000 for a single violation of a firearm brought to a…

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Mitt Romney Once Again Set to Lose, This Time in Boxing

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Mitt Romney is going to lose. But unlike his 2008 and 2012 presidential bids, he knows it ahead of time.

Romney, who has never previously boxed, is scheduled to face world heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield during a charity event Friday evening in Utah. The former Republican governor of Massachusetts and 2012 GOP presidential nominee enters the ring as the undeniable underdog. Romney’s optimistic entrance music? “I Will Survive.”

“I expect to be beaten but unbowed,” Romney told the New York Times magazine in an interview.

Romney, the stiff patrician who is more comfortable captaining his boat around New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee than throwing haymakers, is using the stunt to raise cash for Charity Vision, which has ties to the Romney clan. The former governor’s wife, Ann, is on the organization’s board of directors; his son Josh is the group’s president.

Promoters estimate $1 million will go to…

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Bernanke trains his guns on Elizabeth Warren

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Ben Bernanke spent eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, and during that time he faced withering criticism from both the right and the left.

Now, it’s his turn. From his Brookings Institution blog, he has taken aim at Larry Summers, German policy makers, economist John Taylor, and The Wall Street Journal editorial page. On Thursday, it was progressive hero Elizabeth Warren’s day to get the Bernanke treatment.

The topic of the former Fed chair’s latest post was a piece of legislation introduced this week by Senators Elizabeth Warren and David Vitter that would place more strict rules on the Fed’s emergency lending powers, requiring the central bank to do an analysis of a financial institution’s solvency, based on four months of data, and also charge that institution an interest rate 5% higher than the rate at which the federal government borrows.

As Bernanke explains it, “The Fed…

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