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Bloomberg Politics Hires Slate's Dave Weigel As New Venture Prepares For Launch

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Bloomberg has hired Dave Weigel, a senior political reporter at Slate, for its new politics venture, which is being helmed by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The forthcoming Bloomberg Politics brand, which will feature political coverage on the Web, mobile, TV, radio and in print, is slated to launch on Oct.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @jheil: We welcome him w streamers & a jeroboam of Makers Mark RT @mlcalderone: Slate’s @daveweigel joins Bloomberg Politics: http://t.c…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @jheil: We welcome him w streamers & a jeroboam of Makers Mark RT @mlcalderone: Slate’s @daveweigel joins Bloomberg Politics: http://t.c…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @jheil: We welcome him w streamers & a jeroboam of Makers Mark RT @mlcalderone: Slate’s @daveweigel joins Bloomberg Politics: http://t.c…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @jheil: We welcome him w streamers & a jeroboam of Makers Mark RT @mlcalderone: Slate’s @daveweigel joins Bloomberg Politics: http://t.c…

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University Of Kansas Considered Community Service Too 'Punitive' For Rape Punishment

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: On the night of Oct. 18, 2013, a few blocks from the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas, underage students put back vodka shots at a "Stars and Stripes"-themed party hosted by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @DrJudyStone: University of #Kansas Considered Community Service Too 'Punitive' For #Rape Punishment huff.to/W8uLVy

Sep 02, 2014

Horrible decision by KU “leadership.” Guy accused of rape, make him write a 4-page essay as part of punishment? Wow. huff.to/1pmZ4P5

Sep 02, 2014

RT @tylerkingkade: Student said he cont'd sex intercourse after she said "no" & "stop," gets punished with probation & reflection paper htt…

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Fred Ryan, Next Washington Post Publisher, Signals More Growth In Bezos Era

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Fred Ryan, the incoming publisher and chief executive of The Washington Post, said Tuesday that the news organization plans to continue expanding under owner Jeff Bezos. "You can't shrink your way to success," Ryan said in an interview with The Huffington Post.
Sep 02, 2014

Fred Ryan very on-script, judging by his quotes in various reports: bit.ly/W8TPeE / huff.to/Z6uMes / nyti.ms/1A3wUiw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: WaPo’s new publisher signals more growth in Bezos era: "You can’t shrink your way to success” huff.to/W8BMWw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: WaPo’s new publisher signals more growth in Bezos era: "You can’t shrink your way to success” huff.to/W8BMWw

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Mark Begich Pulls Controversial Ad About GOP Challenger Dan Sullivan

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has pulled a controversial ad that criticizes his Republican opponent, former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan, for signing off on the early release of a sex offender who now stands charged with murder and the sexual assault of a 2-year-old.
Sep 02, 2014

Good Read @samsteinhp: Mark Begich’s campaign tried to pull a Willie Horton and stepped in it huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/mar…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @rcmahoney: RT @samsteinhp: Mark Begich’s campaign tried to pull a Willie Horton and stepped in it bit.ly/1rLccp9

Sep 02, 2014

Mistake for what had been flawless campaign MT @samsteinhp: Begich camp tried to pull a Willie Horton & stepped in it huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/mar…

Sep 02, 2014

Attorney to Begich campaign: "Again, to be perfectly clear, it was your ad that shocked them." m.huffpost.com/us/entry/57540…

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Obama Authorizes Sending Additional Troops To Iraq

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: President Barack Obama has authorized a State Department request for additional troops in Iraq. Read the full statement below: Obama ordered 350 additional military personnel be sent to Iraq "to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad," according to a Tuesday statement by Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

Steven Sotloff, American Journalist, Allegedly Beheaded By ISIS

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: The militant Islamic State group has released a video in which it claims to have beheaded the captured American journalist Steven Sotloff, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. The Islamic State has released a video claiming to have beheaded Steven Sotloff, according to SITE Intelligence Group.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @TheWorldPost: Steven Sotloff, American journalist, allegedly beheaded by ISIS huff.to/W6SllF

Sep 02, 2014

RT @HuffPostCanada: The Islamic State group has allegedly beheaded another U.S. journalist huff.to/1x6IcGA (Photo: Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/n0l5eSJxLF

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Non-Interventionist Rand Paul Wants To 'Destroy ISIS Militarily'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may advocate for a non-interventionist foreign policy with more judicious use of American military power, but even he wants to take military action against Islamic State militants in the Middle East. "If I were President, I would call a joint session of Congress," he told the Associated Press in a little-noticed Friday email.

Senate Forecast 2014 | The Huffington Post

elections.huffingtonpost.com — The Huffington Post's poll-tracking model shows that control of the Senate hinges on a handful of tight races.
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Here's Where Obamacare Has Made The Most Progress

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: More than 8 million people enrolled in private health insurance under Obamacare for 2014, topping expectations despite a rocky start. But that's less than one-third of the number of people who could have signed up -- a sign of the huge untapped market for Obamacare coverage and the challenges still facing the program.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @JeffYoung: There's still a huge untapped market for health insurance from the Obamacare exchanges. huff.to/1re9rtO pic.twitter.com/ecg5e7KYu0

Sep 02, 2014

There's still a huge untapped market for health insurance from the Obamacare exchanges. huff.to/1re9rtO pic.twitter.com/ecg5e7KYu0

Sep 02, 2014

RT @larry_levitt: Gonna to be harder for the ACA to exceed expectations in the 2nd year & the 1st year was plenty hard. via @JeffYoung http…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JeffYoung: Less than 1/3 of those who could have used an Obamacare exchange actually did. huff.to/1re9rtO pic.twitter.com/iN2quYoMEA

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Meet The Two Women Who Hold The Future Of The Internet In Their Hands

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: WASHINGTON -- One of the most consequential decisions Washington is set to make in 2014 won't come out of the White House, Congress, or any of the nation's boardrooms, but rather from a nondescript federal building along the city's southwest waterfront.
Sep 02, 2014

Meet the two women who hold the future of the Internet in their hands huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/fcc… (with @ryangrim)

Sep 02, 2014

Meet the 2 women who hold the future of the web & net neutrality in their hands huff.to/W5rpCF By @SabrinaSiddiqui @ryangrim

Sep 02, 2014

RT @ryangrim: Meet The Two Women Who Hold The Future Of The Internet In Their Hands huff.to/W5rpCF with @SabrinaSiddiqui

Sep 02, 2014

Meet The Two Women Who Hold The Future Of The Internet In Their Hands zite.to/1tWBnU5

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'Dollar' Stores Aren't Actually The Cheapest Stores

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Just because a store has the word "dollar" in the name doesn't mean it's actually the cheapest place to shop. A typical basket of goods at Walmart is about 4 percent cheaper than the same basket at Dollar General and about 12 percent cheaper than the same basket at Family Dollar, according to a pricing survey in Pikeville, North Carolina, conducted by Wolfe Research, a Wall Street firm.
Sep 02, 2014

Just because a store has the word “dollar” in the name doesn’t mean it’s actually the cheapest place to shop huff.to/1w3w6tu

Sep 02, 2014

We sort of knew this, but still blech: 'Dollar' Stores Aren't Actually The Cheapest Stores huff.to/1Cnqhvk via @HuffPostBiz

Celebrities Are Ridiculously Easy To Hack. Here's Why.

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Celebrities may be better-looking, more talented and more famous than you, but the trade-off is that they're ridiculously easy to hack. That's because we know just about everything there is to know about famous people, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and the 100 or so other female celebs whose nude photos were leaked by hackers over the weekend.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @gerryfsmith: Apple confirms the obvious: it's easy to hack celebs by figuring out their security questions. My story huff.to/1w3rwvp

Sep 02, 2014

very suspicious that @gerryfsmith just "randomly" knows a lot about hacking celeb iCloud accounts... huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/hac…

Sep 02, 2014

Apple confirms the obvious: it's easy to hack celebs by figuring out their security questions. My story huff.to/1w3rwvp

Kirsten Dunst's Pizza-Poop Tweet Decoded. You're Welcome.

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: We know pizza when we see it. We know poop when we see it. But pizza + poop? What does that mean exactly? Thank you iCloud

Home Depot May Have Been Hit By Hackers

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Home Depot may be the latest retailer hit by hackers, according to the security blog Krebs on Security. Banks say they are seeing evidence that hackers stole a huge cache of credit and debit card data from the company. This story is developing...
Sep 02, 2014

Home Depot Hit By Hackers Who May Have Stolen Credit Card Data huff.to/1CnaMDz via @HuffPostBiz

Sep 02, 2014

UPDATED: Home Depot's apparent data breach may be worse than Target's huff.to/1w3vaoQ

Sep 02, 2014

Hackers may have stolen credit and debit card information from Home Depot huff.to/1w3gciQ

Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman Who Lost Legs In Iraq, Announces Pregnancy

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), the first female Iraq combat veteran to win a Congressional seat, has publicly announced she is pregnant. "I am so thrilled that I'm going to be a mother here in just four months," Duckworth, 46, said on a Monday segment of the "Today" show.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @HuffPostPol: Iraq war veteran and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announces pregnancy huff.to/1CoiRrN

Sep 02, 2014

Congresswoman Who Lost Both Her Legs In Iraq Announces Pregnancy huff.to/W8exvz

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