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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

RT @GlennThrush: Mitt Romney is Woody Allen's kind of goy. Lunch spread, via @MarkLeibovich, with "both mayonnaise and Miracle Whip." nytimes.com/2014/10/05/mag…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @GlennThrush: Mitt Romney is Woody Allen's kind of goy. Lunch spread, via @MarkLeibovich, with "both mayonnaise and Miracle Whip." nytimes.com/2014/10/05/mag…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @GlennThrush: Mitt Romney is Woody Allen's kind of goy. Lunch spread, via @MarkLeibovich, with "both mayonnaise and Miracle Whip." nytimes.com/2014/10/05/mag…

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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

For its part, the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong is clean, polite and peaceful. nyti.ms/1ByVisS

Sep 30, 2014

“It sounds stupid, but I came for liberty and democracy,” Hong Kong protester in #UmbrellaRevolution nyti.ms/YMCOIE

Sep 30, 2014

RT @austinramzy: Clean and Polite, but a Protest Nonetheless nyti.ms/YMCOIE our report from the streets of Hong Kong today

Sep 30, 2014

In Hong Kong, a clean, polite pro-democracy movement without clear leaders nyti.ms/YMCOIE

Sep 30, 2014

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

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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

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

Sep 30, 2014

RT @jonmatonis: NYTimes: EBay, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn, to Spin Off PayPal 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

Having read it twice, there is much less to this story than meets the eye. nytimes.com/2014/09/30/bus…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @PaulHyde7: The event that brought down our economy 6 years ago. RT Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was nyti.ms/1nChW2Y

Sep 30, 2014

The event that brought down our economy 6 years ago. RT Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was nyti.ms/1nChW2Y

Sep 30, 2014

Great, a chance to stop America's worst economic crisis in generations was missed because of lousy communication: nyti.ms/1pE8sya

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

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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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N.F.L. Says Penalty on Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah for Praying Was a Mistake

nytimes.com — The National Football League said Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs was mistakenly penalized when he knelt to pray after scoring a touchdown. In the fourth quarter of a game on Monday night, Abdullah, a safety with the Chiefs who is Muslim, intercepted a pass by Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and returned it for a touchdown.
Sep 30, 2014

N.F.L.: Penalty on Husain Abdullah, Chiefs’ Praying Player, Was a Mistake nyti.ms/YH9mUI

Sep 30, 2014

N.F.L. Says Penalty on Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah for Praying Was a Mistake nyti.ms/YH9mUI

Sep 30, 2014

League just keeps making fantastic decisions: N.F.L. Says Penalty on Praying Player Was a Mistake nyti.ms/1te4m22

Sep 30, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: !!! "NFL said Husain Abdullah of KC Chiefs was mistakenly penalized when he knelt to pray after scoring a touchdown." nytimes.com/2014/10/01/spo…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: !!! "NFL said Husain Abdullah of KC Chiefs was mistakenly penalized when he knelt to pray after scoring a touchdown." nytimes.com/2014/10/01/spo…

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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

MT @nickconfessore In AK, AR, CO, IA, MI, and NC, Dems are spending between two and eight times more than Rs nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ups…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @Nat_Herz: AK Dems have spent "$763,687 on voter turnout and staffing...amounts to $1.45 for every citizen over 18 in AK" nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ups… #AKsen

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nickconfessore: In AK, AR, CO, IA, MI, and NC, Dems are spending between two and eight times more than Rs--a very big bet on field. nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ups…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nickconfessore: In AK, AR, CO, IA, MI, and NC, Dems are spending between two and eight times more than Rs--a very big bet on field. nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ups…

Sep 30, 2014

In AK, AR, CO, IA, MI, and NC, Dems are spending between two and eight times more than Rs--a very big bet on field. nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ups…

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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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