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Mitt Isn’t Ready to Call It Quits

nytimes.com — "Hey, Ann, can you come here a sec?" Mitt Romney called out, sinking into the cushions of a walnut-colored easy chair, his legs outstretched on a matching ottoman. Romney's blue work shirt was tucked into faded jeans; sockless ankles peeked out from his New Balance sneakers.
Sep 30, 2014

As @BoyzIIMen know all too well, it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. For @MittRomney, that is: nyti.ms/1rIdkIs

Sep 30, 2014

Really perceptive @MarkLeibovich piece on Romney. Mitt Isn’t Ready to Call It Quits nyti.ms/1rHoZY5

Sep 30, 2014

Interesting read! "Mitt Isn’t Ready to Call It Quits nyti.ms/1nDFLqY"

Sep 30, 2014

RT @DylanByers: "‘You know the strange thing is that the president seems to answer to only… Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama.’” nytimes.com/2014/10/05/mag…

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EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn

dealbook.nytimes.com — EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit into a separate publicly traded company, taking a step the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn first demanded nine months ago.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @jonmatonis: NYTimes: EBay, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn, to Spin Off PayPal nyti.ms/YLFy92 via @dealbook

Sep 30, 2014

EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn nyti.ms/YLFy92 via @dealbook

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Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was

nytimes.com — Inside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, time was running out to answer a question that would change Wall Street forever. At issue that September, six years ago, was whether the Fed could save a major investment bank whose failure might threaten the entire economy. The firm was Lehman Brothers.
Sep 30, 2014

In Sept 2008, a committee at the NY Fed concluded that Lehman was eligible for bailout money. Geithner never heard. nyti.ms/1Byhl2Q

Sep 30, 2014

So the govt could’ve bailed out Lehman preventing the snowball & panic. New evidence: nyti.ms/YEznEd by @JamesStewartNYT @petereavis

Sep 30, 2014

RT @petereavis: Fed insiders have an account of Lehman's crash that differs significantly from the official history @jamesstewartNYT nyti.ms/YEznEd

Sep 30, 2014

NYT revisits the Lehman bailout, reports some Fed officials thought the firm was solvent and coulda been bailed out. nyti.ms/YEznEd

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Fault Is Shared in Misjudging of ISIS Threat

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted an increasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunni extremists in Syria, according to senior intelligence and military officials. Just as worrisome, they said, were reports of deteriorating readiness and morale among troops next door in Iraq.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @LizSly: Oh. US intel did notice the rise of ISIS. It was the White House that didn't pay attention. TBC. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/wor…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @LizSly: Oh. US intel did notice the rise of ISIS. It was the White House that didn't pay attention. TBC. mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/wor…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @jmartNYT: Folks, when @peterbakernyt & @EricSchmittNYT write this, you can be assured intel & defense officials are furious http://t.co…

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In Hong Kong, Clean and Polite, but a Protest Nonetheless

nytimes.com — HONG KONG - They sleep by the thousands on what are normally the busiest boulevards of this crammed, nonstop city. They live on crackers, bananas and bottled water. They clean up their trash, even taking the time to pick out plastic and paper for recycling.
Sep 30, 2014

In Hong Kong, Clean and Polite, but a Protest Nonetheless nyti.ms/YMCOIE

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nytimes: The pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have been diligently clean and exceedingly polite nyti.ms/1rCfjxC

Sep 30, 2014

RT @herbertnyt: A look inside Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution: clean, polite, peaceful and, perhaps most important, leaderless: nyti.ms/YMCOIE

Sep 30, 2014

RT @herbertnyt: A look inside Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution: clean, polite, peaceful and, perhaps most important, leaderless: nyti.ms/YMCOIE

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Amazon Is Not Holding Back on Paul Ryan

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — All Hachette authors are equal, but some are more equal than others. Before Representative Paul Ryan's book "The Way Forward" was published by Twelve, a Hachette imprint, it was impossible to order on Amazon.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @DanielSchulman: Why's Amazon squelching sales of my book but not fellow Hachette author @PRyan's? @DavidStreitfeld investigates: bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/ama…

Sep 30, 2014

.@RepPaulRyan complains about Amazon, gets action. Other authors, not so much. Sheesh. Somebody needs to fix this. nyti.ms/1tdUMfu

Sep 30, 2014

Why's Amazon squelching sales of my book but not fellow Hachette author @PRyan's? @DavidStreitfeld investigates: bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/ama…

Sep 30, 2014

In Amazon's battle with Hachette some authors (Paul Ryan) are "more equal than others" bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/ama…

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White House Intruder Got Farther Than First Reported, Official Says

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - A man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper into the president's home than previously disclosed, overpowering a female Secret Service agent inside the North Portico entrance and running through the East Room before he was tackled, according to a congressional official familiar with the details of the incident.
Sep 30, 2014

Props to @nytimes for acknowledging that @washingtonpost reported the East Room break-in first: nytimes.com/2014/09/30/us/… Good transparency

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nycjim: Not only did the Secret Service royally screw up White House security, they lied about intrusion details. 2/2 nytimes.com/2014/09/30/us/…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nycjim: Dreading your Tuesday? Cheer up. You'll likely have a better day than Secret Service chief Julia Pierson. 1/2 nytimes.com/2014/09/30/us/…

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Democrats Are Spending More on the Ground in Key Senate Races

nytimes.com — With a strong possibility that Democrats could lose control of the Senate in the midterm elections, they are investing heavily in voter turnout efforts. In states too close to call like Alaska, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina, Democrats are making much greater investments in the ground game than Republicans.
Sep 30, 2014

.@UpshotNYT reports Ds outspending GOP on GOTV, based on $12m in disclosed disbursements. Uh, @AFPhq GOTV bjt= $60m+ mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ups…

Sep 30, 2014

Senate Dems positioning to have ground game advantage in key states. @derekwillis: ow.ly/C76L6 #lvrj

Sep 30, 2014

RT @LauraChapin: Including CO - Democrats Are Spending More on the Ground in Key Senate Races nyti.ms/1mJhrn3 via @UpshotNYT #copolitics #cosen

Sep 30, 2014

RT @derekwillis: Democrats & their allies have made bigger investments in ground game activities in key Senate races. My latest: http://t.c…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @derekwillis: Democrats & their allies have made bigger investments in ground game activities in key Senate races. My latest: http://t.c…

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Wall Street's Young Bankers Are Still Mostly White and Male

dealbook.nytimes.com — Wall Street's gender diversity problem isn't confined to the top executives. Even at the entry level, investment bank employees are overwhelmingly men, according to a report by a start-up recruiting firm. In this year's class of first-year bankers - known on Wall Street as analysts - 77.5 percent are male, the start-up, Vettery, found.
Sep 30, 2014

I'm by no means surprised by this: Wall Street's young bankers are still mostly white and male dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/wal…

Sep 30, 2014

JPMorgan has more black/white first-year analysts than any other big bank at…….. wait for it….. 13 percent dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/wal…