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The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy

thedailybeast.com — It's eight o'clock on a Sunday night in Jersey City, and for the first time this October it's cold enough to see your breath in front of you with a deep exhale of the Hudson River air.
Oct 20, 2014

The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @olivianuzzi

Oct 20, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: Cory Booker got paid $$$ by his old law firm while he was mayor. And magically, that firm got millions in city work. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: Cory Booker got paid $$$ by his old law firm while he was mayor. And magically, that firm got millions in city work. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

Cory Booker got paid $$$ by his old law firm while he was mayor. And magically, that firm got millions in city work. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

Don't get me wrong—I'm 150% present for Cory Booker watchdogging, but c'mon son. thebea.st/1CMfDvt pic.twitter.com/EuQHYW8GQ1

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Morgan Fairchild: Badass Foreign Policy Wonk

thedailybeast.com — It might seem like the world has been on fire lately. Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Ferguson, Israel-Palestine, Hong Kong, ISIS, the Ebola outbreak-It's a lot of news to take in at once. And one of your best sources for consistently reliable information and analysis on the subjects above is Morgan Fairchild's Twitter account.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @will_mccants: I hereby launch campaign to get @morgfair her own news show: MORGAN FAIRCHILD: BADASS FOREIGN POLICY WONK thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… cc: @msnbc

Oct 20, 2014

RT @HayesBrown: Glad someone finally had the courage to expose @morgfair as the foreign policy wonk that she is thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… v @swin24

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In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?

thedailybeast.com — SURUC, Turkey - There was sun and blue sky over the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday, perfect conditions for airstrikes. But for most of the day there was an eerie quiet. From the Turkish villages nearby we didn't hear the now familiar sounds of U.S.

ICYMI: India-Pakistan Head for Nuke War

thedailybeast.com — India and Pakistan have fought four wars since 1947 and had several crises that went to the brink of war. Both tested nuclear weapons in1998. Now tensions are escalating between the two again. It began in May when a heavily armed squad of Pakistani terrorists from Lashkar e Tayyiba (Army of the Pure) attacked India's consulate in Herat in western Afghanistan.
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Rich People Want You to Work for Free

thedailybeast.com — In recent weeks, the Ritz-Carlton hotel company, the NFL, and the Smithsonian Institution have all made news by asking people to do work for free. Such practices are hardly surprising in themselves-working for nothing seems to be a key building block of the new economy.
Oct 20, 2014

All work and no pay moves from digital realm to big-budget brick and mortar institutions thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @tedgioia

Oct 20, 2014

RT @tedgioia: Is it ever okay for a stranger to ask you to work for free? In my new article for The Daily Beast, I offer 5 rules. dld.bz/dyYdv

Oct 20, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Remember when people volunteered to help the poor? Now the poor volunteer to help the wealthy thebea.st/1CK730m

Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep

thedailybeast.com — Candidates take all sorts of abuse in campaign ads, but it's not every day that they're likened to menacing, red-eyed demon sheep. A surreal Web video from Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina making exactly that comparison is taking the Internet by storm this week, becoming one of the most buzzed-about political ads since the presidential election.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @BenjySarlin: Ever since Demon Sheep, prtisan admakers have tried to replicate the deliebrately ridiculous viral video formula thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/…

Oct 20, 2014

Ever since Demon Sheep, prtisan admakers have tried to replicate the deliebrately ridiculous viral video formula thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/…

‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’

thedailybeast.com — LONDON-You want to know how awful, futile, and dehumanizing war is? Well, it's bad enough to make Brad Pitt stab somebody right through the eyeball. In two and a quarter long, brutal hours of Fury, the examples don't stop there. Acts of violence include death by hanging, rifle butt, boot heel, tank tracks and fireball.
Oct 20, 2014

‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’ thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

‘Fury’: The most violent World War II movie of all time. Makes Tarantino's look like a kids' cartoon thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

"It is the American soldiers who are guilty of the most brutal acts of summary execution, throat-slitting, and rape" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

Brad Pitt line 90mins into Fury sums it up: “It will end soon, but before it does; a lot more people gotta die.” thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Oct 20, 2014

Fury takes the moral ambiguity of the Vietnam movie canon and transplants it into the heart of Nazi Germany. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

ISIS Slaughtered 700 in a Syrian Tribe

thedailybeast.com — In bloodiest atrocity yet.
Oct 20, 2014

The most brutal massacre by ISIS happened months ago but flew under the radar until now thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/10…

Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church

thedailybeast.com — As the prelates pack up to leave Rome after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, there seems to be some confusion about whether liberal Catholics or staunch traditionalists carried the day. The synod midterm report softened the tone on gays and divorced Catholics; then the final document took a step back.

Secret Ebola Patient Released

thedailybeast.com — Stayed a month at Emory Hospital.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: A previously undisclosed Ebola patient being treated at Emory University Hospital has been released thebea.st/1onqhYB

Ebola Is 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.

thedailybeast.com — The tiger and the elephant and the polar bear may be stars at the Buffalo Zoo, but it was a humble wallaby that helped scientists prove Ebola is tens of millions of years old, not a mere 10 millennia, as was previously supposed. Jurassic Ebola.

The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them

thedailybeast.com — KABUL, Afghanistan - The girls of Afghanistan have been betrayed. When Taliban rule ended almost 13 years ago, international donors rushed in to promise that young women would no longer be denied an education. Western governments spent a decade patting themselves on the back for what they touted as exceptional work supporting schools for the beleaguered girls of Afghanistan.
Oct 20, 2014

The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @thedailybeast

Lewinsky: I was 1st Cyberbullying Victim

thedailybeast.com — "Patient zero" of online harassment.

U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to … ISIS!

thedailybeast.com — GAZIANTEP, Turkey - While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring "Caliphate."
Oct 20, 2014

US Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS. Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS, the... fb.me/1Ji69AXFI

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School Bans Kids From Ebola-Free Rwanda

thedailybeast.com — Forced to stay away for 21 days.

2nd Royal Baby Due in April

thedailybeast.com — Kate is still sick.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: The British royal family will receive its latest addition in April, according to the palace thebea.st/1CKCx6A pic.twitter.com/9srMaRTKQy

Flight Crew Locks Woman in Bathroom

thedailybeast.com — After she vomits on Dallas flight.

Obama: Gay Marriage Constitutional Right

thedailybeast.com — Administration hasn't said that.
Oct 20, 2014

President Obama says same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/10…

The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages U.K. Politicians

thedailybeast.com — On Oct. 17, Rebecca More embarked on a cross-country tour of Britain. If you're picturing the cheeky, epicurean excursion of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's The Trip, well, think again.
Oct 20, 2014

The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… via @marlownyc

Oct 20, 2014

The end of the world is not only nigh, @MarlowNYC reveals it has come, gone, and left this awful mess: thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @thedailybeast