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Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, speaking to a group of about 25 students, faculty and staff in the Widney Alumni House on Friday, advocated for more bipartisanship and compromise in American politics.During a private luncheon hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Bayh spoke and answered questions for nearly an 1 1/2 hours on topics ranging from China to passing a budget. Bayh, a moderate Democrat who sits on the institute’s board of advisers, retired from the Senate in 2011 after his second term because of gridlock and political polarization.Bayh emphasized the importance of working together and crossing party lines to pass legislation. The former senator said when his father served as a Democratic senator from 1963 to 1981, members of both parties would meet regularly. More recently, however, Bayh said it has become extremely rare for Republican and Democratic legislators to meet together for lunch, although both groups caucus separately to discuss policy each week.“[There were] only three times in 12 years that everyone got together to work on something substantively,” Bayh said.This comment incited several reactions and comments from guests.“That was the most striking [thing Bayh said] — how all their meetings are separate,” said Global Director for the Schwarzenegger Institute Bonnie Reiss after the lunch.Though Bayh said he is optimistic for the future, he believes legislators should be encouraged to work across the aisle more often.“If you were in the private sector, this would be a job for industrial psychology or for systems design,” Bayh said.According to Bayh, campaign finance and the polarization of the media are two issues contributing to the problem of responsible governance.Though Bayh said he had never seen any outright corruption during his time in Washington, D.C., he said when individuals or special interests donate large sums, the money comes with strings attached. Bayh disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which said independent political donations from corporations and unions could not be regulated.“The biggest problem, frankly, is the court’s interpretation of the Constitution,” Bayh said.Still, Bayh said he believes the public is ultimately responsible for spurring campaign finance reform since current polls find that the public does not see a connection between campaign spending and effective government.The luncheon guests included student leaders from political organizations in addition to faculty and staff involved in the new Schwarzenegger Institute, which launched in September.“There sure are a lot of ‘presidents’ here today,” said former California State Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg.At the lunch, Bayh also predicted President Barack Obama to win the election come Nov. 6, but by an extremely slim margin.“If you put a gun to my head today, I’d say he’s going to be re-elected,” Bayh said, “[but] it’s going to be close.”Though Bayh did not spend much time discussing the media, he did quip about how the campaigns have worked to negatively portray their opponents in swing states, such as Ohio.“You’d be convinced that we have two criminal imbeciles running for president,” he said.Reiss said Bayh serves an example of the type of leader the institute hopes to bring to campus.“I’m proud when the institute can play a role in bringing leaders like Evan Bayh to an important leadership discussion … particularly when he is so knowledgeable about how to move forward and create the type of politics that serves the people best,” Reiss said.Toward the end of the lunch, Hertzberg shared several stories about his attempts to foster bipartisanship in the California State Assembly, such as rearranging seating location and planning social events.Hertzberg added that it is the responsibility of the younger generation to employ technology to fix the what’s broken in government, including the lack of involvement.“The reason why government is failing is no one is participating,” Hertzberg said.Bayh concluded his talk by underscoring the importance of working together to find a middle ground on different issues.“We need to get back to the idea of principled compromise,” Bayh said. “We got to get back to the notion that some progress is better than none.”
Despite Durant’s injury, the Warriors entered the break up 62-56. Golden State started the second half on a strong note, opening up a 12-point lead early in the third quarter.In the fourth quarter, the Raptors made their move. After scoring just one point in the fourth quarter, Kawhi Leonard went on a tear, scoring 10 straight points for Toronto to give the Raptors a six-point lead and putting an NBA Championship within their grasp.A Klay Thompson 3 made it a three-point game with just over two minutes to go. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry then turned it over, and Curry capitalized with a 3 to tie the game. Thompson followed with a 3 of his own to give Golden State a three-point lead with 56.6 seconds to go.BANG ‼️ pic.twitter.com/ZgX0sCzHrq— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 2019Several possessions later, DeMarcus Cousins was called for goaltending a Lowry shot, and the Warriors’ lead wass cut to just one. To make matters worse, Cousins was called for a moving screen giving Toronto the ball down one with 15.7 seconds left.Leonard was given the ball but was immediately double-teamed, so he passed it to Fred VanVleet. VanVleet kicked it to Lowry in the corner where he attempted a 3-pointer that hit the backboard as time expired.Stephen Curry led all scorers with 31 while Thompson and Leonard had 26 apiece. The series now shifts back west for Game 6 as the Warriors look to stave off elimination and force a Game 7 back in Toronto.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Game 5 between the Warriors and Raptors below.Warriors vs. Raptors: Live updates, highlights from Game 5(All times Eastern)FINAL: Warriors 106, Raptors 10511:37 p.m.: Leonard is double-teamed, so he kicks it to Fred VanVleet who kicks it to Lowry in the corner. His 3 is off the mark and the Warriors survive 106-105 to force a Game 6 back in Oakland.11:36 p.m.: Holy cow. Cousins is called for a moving screen. Raptors’ ball with 15.7 seconds left down one.11:36 p.m.: Goal tending is confirmed. One-point game, Golden State ball with 30.4 seconds left.11:34 p.m.: Gasol misses a layup and doesn’t get the foul, but the Green commits the backcourt violation and the Raptors have the ball down three with 34 seconds to go. Lowry misses the layup, but there might have been goal tending by Cousins.11:32 p.m.: Danny Green misses a put back and the Warriors capitalize on the other end with a Thompson 3. A six-point swing has the Warriors up three with 56.6 seconds to go.11:32 p.m.: Lowry throws it away with 1:30 to go. Curry hits a 3 after the turnover and we’ve got a tie game.11:31 p.m.: The call is confirmed: no basket for Golden State.11:30 p.m.: Curry misses a 3, but Cousins gets the put back. Refs are looking at the replay to determine if it was offensive basket interference.11:28 p.m.: Thompson hits a 3 and Golden State cuts the deficit to three with 2:11 to go.11:24 p.m.: Leonard with another bucket. That’s 10 straight for him and the Raptors lead by six with 3:05 to go.KAWHI ‘BUCKETS’ LEONARD pic.twitter.com/r0c5037U4a— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 201911:23 p.m.: Another 3 from Leonard and Toronto’s up 101-97 with 3:28 to go. Gasol picks up his fifth foul.11:22 p.m.: Leonard hits a 3 and the Raptors have the lead. He then follows it up with a finish at the rim and the lead is now three. 11:19 p.m.: It looks like Leonard traveled on a fast break and it doesn’t get called and Norman Powell gets a wide-open dunk. Warriors lead 95-93 with 5:34 to go.11:16 p.m.: Leonard cuts the lead to one, then Green hits a 3 to put the Warriors back up by four.11:15 p.m.: Another injury update for Golden State: Looney reaggravated his chest injury suffered earlier in the series and will not return.Kevon Looney reaggravated his right 1st costal cartilage non-displaced fracture injury and will not return.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 11, 201911:11 p.m.: Ibaka flushes one home to cut the Warriors’ lead to 92-89. Golden State burns a timeout with 7:59 to go. 11:10 p.m.: UPDATE: Durant has left the arena in a walking boot. He was putting weight on his leg, but needed to use crutches.11:08 p.m.: A jumper from Serge Ibaka cuts the Warriors’ lead to just three. A Quinn Cook follows it up with a 3 to give Golden State some breathing room.End of third quarter: Warriors 84, Raptors 7811:01 p.m.: Golden State manages to weather the storm from Toronto and heads into the fourth quarter with the lead. Curry leads all scorers with 26. Thompson’s got 20 for Golden State while Gasol and Leonard have 17 and 14 respectively for Toronto.10:58 p.m.: Warriors managing to keep the Raptors at bay. Their lead is seven near the end of the third quarter. 10:51 p.m.: Toronto with a 10-0 run of its own to cut the deficit to four, but Thompson then hits a 3 to stop the bleeding for Golden State.10:46 p.m.: Golden State currently on a 8-0 run. Its lead has ballooned to 75-63. 5:52 to go in the third. Lowry’s just picked up his fourth foul.10:39 p.m.: UPDATE: Durant will not return after suffering a right lower leg injury. He will have an MRI tomorrow.Kevin Durant (right lower leg injury) will not return to tonight’s game. He will get an MRI tomorrow.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 11, 201910:36 p.m.: Warriors open the second half with five quick points and now lead by 11.Halftime: Warriors 62, Raptors 5610:19 p.m.: The Raptors manage to cut the Warriors’ lead to one, but a 3 from Curry and a put back from Looney has Golden State up 62-56. Doris Burke mentions on the broadcast that Durant is still being evaluated in the locker room. 10:15 p.m.: Durant still has not returned since leaving the game earlier in the quarter.10:11 p.m.: A quick 9-3 run by Toronto and the Warriors’ lead is now 54-48.10:08 p.m.: Draymond Green picks up his third foul and is not happy with the officials. He then gets T’d up for arguing with the officials. Lowry hits two of his three free throws. Green then commits a backcourt violation.10:02 p.m.: Lowry gets a steal and a bucket, then Curry answers with a 3 of his own and the foul. Curry converts the four-point play and the Warriors’ lead is now 13.KLow doin’ it all pic.twitter.com/Pz6qHKkcbw— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 20199:53 p.m.: Durant goes down grabbing his right leg. Warriors lead 39-34 with 9:46 to go in the second.9:46 p.m.: Thompson opens up the scoring in the second quarter with a 3 and the Warriors lead is up to eight.End of first quarter: Warriors 34, Raptors 289:42 p.m.: We’re through one and the Warriors lead 34-28. Stephen Curry leads all scorers with 14. Durant’s got 11 in his first game since May 8. Marc Gasol leads the way for Toronto with 10.9:36 p.m.: Lowry picks up his second foul and head to the bench. Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney each have two fouls for Golden State as well.9:25 p.m.: Kyle Lowry with a nice pass to Kawhi Leonard on a fast break who gets the bucket and foul. He converts the three-point play, and the game is tied at 19.This man is ridiculous 🤯 pic.twitter.com/t4xP8rCkbL— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 20199:17 p.m: Warriors have started five for five from beyond the arc. They lead by six near the halfway point of the first quarter.9:15 p.m.: Durant’s hit his first two shots, both of them 3s, and he’s got six quick points early in the first.#SPLASH💦 for 3⃣5⃣ pic.twitter.com/9TALLI2DjK— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 20199:11 p.m.: Raptors win the opening tip and turn it over on their first possession. We’re underway in Game 5. Pregame9:01 p.m.: Golden State’s starting five feat. Kevin Durant for the first time since Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Houston:First 5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/E3enB0hTrd— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 11, 20198:46 p.m.: Starters for the Raptors.#NBAFinals Game 5 @Sprite_CA starters. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hgpebzhNE3— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 11, 2019 It wasn’t pretty, but the Warriors rallied past the Raptors in the fourth quarter after blowing a 14-point lead to take Game 5 106-105 on Monday night in Toronto.Things started off well for Golden State. Kevin Durant played in his first game since May 8 and didn’t miss a beat, hitting his first two shots and scoring 11 points in the first quarter. Durant then went down in the second after reaggravating his right leg injury and did not return to the game.