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The sadness at CNN

politico.com — This video (above) is how congressional reporter Lisa Dejardins said goodbye after being laid off by CNN, a network beset by cutbacks. It's a rather admirable way to go, but the underlying reality is still depressing. Equally depressing: This email, which went out to staffers at CNN headquarters in New York (forwarded by a source): Turner People...
Aug 29, 2014

Not just newspapers, folks. A poignant last sign-off RT The sadness at CNN politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

Aug 29, 2014

Hilarious video from @lisadnews, certainly earns a follow politi.co/1qo46iq

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Obama's campaign no-fly zone

politico.com — In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter. The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, such as: Michigan, Wisconsin,...
Aug 29, 2014

RT @jeneps: Where Obama will go this fall: PA, NY, IL, CA, WI, MI, FL. Where he won't go: AK, AR, CO, LA, NC. #politics politi.co/1qbYGbn

Aug 29, 2014

RT @jeneps: Where Obama will go this fall: PA, NY, IL, CA, WI, MI, FL. Where he won't go: AK, AR, CO, LA, NC. #politics politi.co/1qbYGbn

Aug 29, 2014

Where Obama will go this fall: PA, NY, IL, CA, WI, MI, FL. Where he won't go: AK, AR, CO, LA, NC. #politics politi.co/1qbYGbn

Aug 29, 2014

RT @cbudoffbrown: Despite natl drag, party committees want POTUS in WI, MI and FL, as well as PA NY IL and CA politico.com/story/2014/08/… @cbudoffbrown @jeneps

Aug 29, 2014

RT @cbudoffbrown: On tentative WH travel list: PA, IL, CA, NY. "@jeneps: Obama's no-fly zone: where he will and won't go this fall politico.com/story/2014/08/…

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Ralph Nader hits Democrats on minimum wage

politico.com — Ralph Nader is mad as hell that Congress hasn’t raised the minimum wage. The four-time presidential candidate on Thursday ripped into congressional Democrats’ attempts to “play politics” on raising the wage to $10.10 an hour by not putting more muscle behind an obscure procedural tactic that could force a vote on raising the...
Aug 29, 2014

Slow news day? RT @politico: Ralph Nader rips Democrats on their minimum wage strategy: bit.ly/1CaUg9K

Aug 29, 2014

Ask @RalphNader if he still thinks W & Gore are no different. MT @politico: Nader hits Dems on minimum wage politi.co/1pqzWNg

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Josh Earnest: Barack Obama stands behind suit

politico.com — President Barack Obama’s tan suit remained a topic of Friday’s White House press briefing as White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters the president “feels pretty good” about his fashion choice. “The president stands squarely behind the decision that he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at yesterday’s...

Rand Paul continues attacks against Hillary Clinton

politico.com — DALLAS - Rand Paul continued his assault on Hillary Clinton and trumpeted the potential of his own brand of libertarian-infused Republicanism in a Friday afternoon speech to several thousand small-government and tea party activists. The annual summit of the Americans for Prosperity proved predictably fertile turf for the Kentucky senator, who...
Aug 29, 2014

An updated version of the D'Amato/pork song MT @kenvogel: Rand Paul on Obama admin politi.co/1vViKzj

Aug 29, 2014

RT @kenvogel: Rand Paul on Obama admin: "old MacDonald's farm of scandals. Here a scandal, there a scandal, everywhere a scandal." politi.co/1vViKzj

Aug 29, 2014

Rand Paul on Obama admin: "old MacDonald's farm of scandals. Here a scandal, there a scandal, everywhere a scandal." politi.co/1vViKzj

Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, resigns

politico.com — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, announced his resignation late Friday, citing potential distractions over renewed attention to a controversy from the Iowa 2012 caucuses. Benton, a longtime associate of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, was tapped to run the McConnell campaign...
Aug 29, 2014

Grimes camp reax: “Senator McConnell owes the people of Kentucky a full account of what he knew and when he knew it." politi.co/1tUNkst

Aug 29, 2014

RT @politico: Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, resigns politi.co/1wPIWj4

Aug 29, 2014

RT @politico: Mitch McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, resigns politi.co/1wPIWj4

Rising (Maxine) Waters

politico.com — Maxine Waters - the fiery liberal from Los Angeles known for calling House Republican leadership “demons” and threatening to nationalize oil companies - has gone from the scourge of Big Business to a sympathetic ally for corporate America. It’s no accident. Waters is executing this transformation by seizing on the growing...
Aug 29, 2014

Fiery liberal Maxine Waters has gone from the scourge of Big Business to a sympathetic ally for corporate America. politico.com/story/2014/08/…

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Chris McDaniel challenge tossed in Mississippi

politico.com — A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s challenge of longtime Sen. Thad Cochran’s June Republican primary runoff victory, according to The Associated Press. The McDaniel camp had asserted that Cochran’s winning margin came from ineligible, Democratic voters - evidence of which they intended to prove...

The Lawful Way to Fight the Islamic State

politico.com — All of Washington is asking: How can the United States lawfully address the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-ISIL, also known simply as the Islamic State-without provoking a wider war abroad and a constitutional crisis at home? That question raises complex issues of law and policy.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @sbg1: Will Obama go to war? Will it be legal? This is an imp piece by Yale's Harold Koh, Clinton's State Dept lawyer politico.com/magazine/story…

Aug 29, 2014

RT @sbg1: Will Obama go to war? Will it be legal? This is an imp piece by Yale's Harold Koh, Clinton's State Dept lawyer politico.com/magazine/story…

Aug 29, 2014

If the president wants to act in Syria, he needs congressional buy-in, Harold Koh writes in @PoliticoMag: ow.ly/ARMlo

Aug 29, 2014

RT @blakehounshell: Former State Dept. legal honcho Harold Koh says Obama should go to Congress if he wants to bomb Syria politico.com/magazine/story…

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Time Warner pulls out of Vice deal

politico.com — Jonathan Mahler scoops: Time Warner has ended negotiations to buy a major stake in Vice Media, according to a person briefed on the discussions. ...The conversations collapsed after the two companies were unable to agree on a valuation of Vice, a fast-growing media business with a strong following among millennials.

Obama: White House still working on ISIL plan

politico.com — President Barack Obama is working on strategies to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and to continue to dissuade Russia from military involvement in Ukraine, he said Thursday from the White House. Obama said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to prepare a range of options to counter ISIL and has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to travel...
Aug 28, 2014

“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet." ow.ly/AQ1rt

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Betsy Fischer Martin leaving NBC

politico.com — Former 'Meet The Press' executive producer Betsy Fischer Martin is leaving NBC after 23 years with the network, she announced Friday. Martin served as EP of "Meet" for eleven years until last summer, when she transferred to senior executive producer role amid the show's decline under moderator David Gregory.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @politico: Former 'Meet The Press' executive producer Betsy Fischer Martin leaving NBC politi.co/XYoldi

DOD: Iraq effort cost more than $560 million

politico.com — The American military campaign in Iraq has cost more than $562 million since it began mid-June, the Defense Department said Friday. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters the daily cost has averaged about $7.5 million since June 16, starting lower and growing as the still-unnamed operation expanded from surveillance flights to...
Aug 29, 2014

The U.S. has spent a half billion dollars -- $562 million -- in Iraq since mid-June @philewing reports @politico politi.co/1B1KfKt

Aug 29, 2014

The Pentagon says it's spent more than $560 million on operations in Iraq so far, @philewing writes: ow.ly/ASeZ1

Hillary Clinton makes first Ferguson remarks

politico.com — Hillary Clinton on Thursday made her first public remarks on the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., saying that “we cannot ignore the inequities” in America’s justice system. “Imagine what we would feel, what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police at a traffic stop as black drivers, instead...
Aug 29, 2014

How bold is Hillary's "We can do better" comment on Ferguson? bit.ly/1tKS44W

Aug 29, 2014

Way to stick your neck out MT @politico: Hillary Clinton makes first Ferguson remarks politi.co/1tTq521 pic.twitter.com/tbwmQ0wCI8

The lawful way to fight ISIL

mobile.politico.com — All of Washington is asking: How can the United States lawfully address the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-ISIL, also known simply as the Islamic State-without provoking a wider war abroad and a constitutional crisis at home? That question raises complex issues of law and policy.
Aug 29, 2014

Is Koh's plan for ISIL AUMF consistent with Obama's NDU speech mobile.politico.com/story.cfm?id=1…

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