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BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief. Beats working for a living. Email or gchat me at ben@buzzfeed.com. AIM benobserver.

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buzzfeed.com — I'm very, very proud to share with you all that BuzzFeed News's Greg Johnsen, John Stanton, and Kate Nocera have been awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress this year. The National Press Foundation, which gives the award, cited Greg's " magisterial account of a 60-word congressional resolution that authorized military action against those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists

buzzfeed.com — A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media - and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.

Uber CEO: Obamacare Has Been "Huge" For Business

buzzfeed.com — The CEO of Uber said Friday that Obamacare has played a crucial role for his army of drivers, an unusual, partial endorsement of the president's signature policy from a man often cast as a hero of anti-government libertarianism.

The Facebook Election

buzzfeed.com — The social network may end TV's long dominance of American politics - and open the door to a new kind of populism. BuzzFeed News and ABC News share exclusive access to Facebook's new ...

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buzzfeed.com — Jon Stewart was asked about BuzzFeed and Vice the other day, and had this to say: "I scroll around, but when I look at the internet, I feel the same as when I'm walking through Coney Island," Stewart told New York magazine.

9 Things The Big Republican Win Means

buzzfeed.com — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was among the night's winners, and here's what two weeks of being on the trail with him showed: A candidate deliberately forming relationships with establishment figures are forming a marked contrast with his possible (probable) future rival Ted Cruz.

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buzzfeed.com — BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore arrived on Oct. 13 for her second trip to Liberia since the largest epidemic of Ebola on record spiraled out of control this summer. On her second day in the country, she sat down with a man she'd gotten to know on the last trip, an assistant minister of health, who said something surprising: That by several measures, the number of new Ebola cases was going down.

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buzzfeed.com — As we enter another round of intense growth and hiring, I thought it was important to make clear our vision and to put out numbers that will help keep us accountable - to you, to our readers, and to others in our industry who care.

The "Totally Ridiculous" Romney Boomlet

buzzfeed.com — There's only one false note in Mark Leibovich's wonderful visit to Mitt Romney's quite nice new life, in which the former Republican nominee - rather than having the letter "L" for "loser" branded on his forehead - is enjoying the low-level celebrity of airport selfies and ongoing flattery of sycophants who say they want him to run for president.

A Right-Wing Truck Dispatcher Is America's Fairest New Election Night Vote Counter

buzzfeed.com — There was really no reason to think that the "Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk" would be a hopeful sign for American democracy in 2014.
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Dec 17, 2014

RT @dgordon52: Pretty amazing there was no leaks about today's big Cuba announcement. Rare in politics these days.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @tomgara: Terrence Malick sends email the only way a real man should: with a typewriter, an assistant and a scanner. buzzfeed.com/matthewzeitlin…

Dec 17, 2014

Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb Bush’s Presidential Bid thkpr.gs/3604615 via @thinkprogress

Dec 17, 2014

RT @RosieGray: Rep. Diaz-Balart: "the way that his release was achieved is outrageous and proves that once again, Pres. Obama is the Appeaser-in-Chief”

Dec 17, 2014

RT @AzmatZahra: A harrowing look at how the system can fail transgender inmates in this important story by @jtes: buzzfeed.com/jtes/georgia-p…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CardiffGarcia: The book you probably want to get right now is "Cuban Revelations" (2013) by Reuters and FT freelancer Marc Frank, based in Havana.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @mckaycoppins: Seems like there's been less hand-wringing this year abt the war on Christmas and the WAR ON CHRISTMAS meme. It's a secular holiday miracle!

Dec 17, 2014

@annehelen @fmanjoo @mat I just destroyed your replies for the whole day. sorry.

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