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Trump Adviser's Ties Raise Security Questions

Trump Adviser's Ties Raise Security Questions
buzzfeed.com — With Donald Trump on the brink of receiving classified security briefings from the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. foreign policy figures of both parties are raising concerns about a close Trump aide's ties to allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie

The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie
huffingtonpost.com — One of the great stories of 2016 is how Donald Trump hacked the media: how he learned from the New York tabloids and The Apprentice; how he dictated terms to the weakened television networks; how he used Twitter and won Facebook.

The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie

The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie
buzzfeed.com — One of the great stories of 2016 is how Donald Trump hacked the media: How he learned from the New York tabloids and The Apprentice; how he dictated terms to the weakened television networks; how he used Twitter and won Facebook. Those are complex questions that we will argue about for decades.

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Picks Up Her Sword to Fight Sexism Around The Globe

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Picks Up Her Sword to Fight Sexism Around The Globe
article.wn.com — By: Ben Smith Don't bother trying to second-guess or pigeonhole Danai Gurira. Though she's best known as the katana wielding badass Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead, she's also an esteemed Broadway actor and award winning playwright.

Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration

Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration
buzzfeed.com — The New York Times is sitting on an audio recording that some of its staff believes could deal a serious blow to Donald Trump, who, in an off-the-record meeting with the newspaper, called into question whether he would stand by his own immigration views. Trump visited the paper's Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, Jan.

The Only Strategy For Hillary Clinton Is To Scorch The Earth

The Only Strategy For Hillary Clinton Is To Scorch The Earth
buzzfeed.com — If Hillary Clinton manages to beat Bernie Sanders, the early primaries have already revealed that there's only one strategy for the general election against a Republican, be it Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz: Scorch the earth. There was a scenario, which looks more like a fantasy, in which Clinton was a movement.

What The Longform Backlash Is All About

What The Longform Backlash Is All About
medium.com — BuzzFeed executive editor Doree Shafrir and I started talking about hiring a "longform" editor in the spring of 2012, at the urging of our most experienced writer, Michael Hastings.

How Donald Trump Owns The Old Media And The New Media

How Donald Trump Owns The Old Media And The New Media
buzzfeed.com — The American political media notoriously packs this Iowa city every four years, driving mid-tier hotel room rates past $600 and making it impossible to get a reservation at Lucca on a Sunday night.

Clinton Iowa Volunteers Train To Push Backers To O'Malley

Clinton Iowa Volunteers Train To Push Backers To O'Malley
buzzfeed.com — Hillary Clinton's campaign for president is instructing its Iowa caucus leaders to - in certain cases - throw support to former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, with the goal blocking her main opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, from securing additional delegates.

Why We Should Take Mike Bloomberg Seriously This Time

Why We Should Take Mike Bloomberg Seriously This Time
buzzfeed.com — Anonymous aides to Mike Bloomberg are floating the idea that he might run for president. Again. This is more of the same - more of the attention-grabbing, low-cost fake campaigning that we saw from Bloomberg's aides in 2008 and, a bit, in 2012. But that's no reason to dismiss it.
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May 06, 2016

RT @tparti: Trump says hiring former Goldman Sachs partner as $ chair isn't selling out. "He’s raising money for the party..." https://t.cobuzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynsk…63bSZ60Itp

May 06, 2016

RT @carlbildt: A Muslim elected as new mayor of London. Will be banned from visiting the US under a Trump presidency.politico.eu/article/sadiq-…

May 06, 2016

RT @alanna: the buzzfeed @styleguide has officially downgraded the capitalization of 'mason jar' pic.twitter.com/8BHBJCJhrM

May 06, 2016

RT @lizwasden: listening to @daozers shd be required for the whole media industry! so here's today's homework y'all via @Digiday 🎙https://tdigiday.com/publishers/buz…co/TPJMD6bI25

May 06, 2016

RT @natsecHeather: @RosieGray I'd urge you to drop the "honesty" lens and re-read as an expert piece of messaging and score-settling.

May 06, 2016

RT @RosieGray: David Samuels got amazing stuff for this piece. the Panetta section... pic.twitter.com/A2IWeFRWIx


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