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BuzzFeed hires second investigative reporter from Los Angeles Times

politico.com — BuzzFeed has poached a second reporter from The Los Angeles Times and added yet another member to its rapidly growing investigations team. The latest addition is L.A. Times projects reporter Jessica Garrison, who will join her former colleague Ken Bensinger in BuzzFeed's Los Angeles bureau. The investigations unit, headed by former ProPublica senior...
BuzzFeed hires second investigative reporter from Los Angeles Times politi.co/1f4WFdO
RT @muhammadarooj: BuzzFeed hires second LAT reporter: Jessica Garrison will join her former colleague Ken Bensinger at the Los A... politi.co/1jCYo5Q
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How Lindsey Graham outmaneuvered the tea party

politico.com — Part of an occasional series on the hottest races of the 2014 midterm election.SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Sen. Lindsey Graham recognized the threat years before it had a chance to form - and knew immediately what he had to do. After the tea party wave in the 2010 election, right-wing groups were itching to get one of South Carolina’s newly...
RT @IngrahamAngle: Classic ex. of conservatives running a bunch of poorly funded ppl instead of one STRONG one. politico.com/story/2014/04/… via @POLITICO
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The Supercandidate

politico.com — Allan Levene is what you might call a way outside-the-Beltway candidate. That’s not just because he is British-born andgrew up in West Ham, on London’s dodgy East End, playing in the rubble of bombed-out buildings leveled by the Blitz. Or because he’s running for Congress in Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, 5,000 miles away...
RT @SchreckReports: Allan Levene is all over the map -- in that he's running for Congress in both Georgia and Hawaii politico.com/magazine/story…
RT @politico: Allan Levene is running for Congress in two different states. It may be crazy, but it's perfectly legal. politi.co/1jQMvKZ
@politico: Allan Levene is running for Congress in two different states. It may be crazy, but it's perfectly legal. politi.co/1jQMvKZ

Felix Salmon to Fusion

politico.com — Finance blogger Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters and joining Fusion, the ABC News-Univision joint venture, he announced Wednesday. Salmon will work on Fusion's digital side producing videos, data visualization and animations, a departure from the columns he'd been writing for Reuters. “The reason why I am going to Fusion is that they have...
RT @thehighsign: Felix Salmon: "Text has had an amazing run." From the earliest Sumerian inscriptions up to the day he joined Fusion! politico.com/blogs/media/20…
RT @thehighsign: Felix Salmon: "Text has had an amazing run." From the earliest Sumerian inscriptions up to the day he joined Fusion! politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Bob Dole goes home

politico.com — HIAWATHA, Kan. - When Bob Dole ran for president in 1996 at the age of 73, Democrats derided him as a relic and a man out of place in the electronic age. Late-night comics mocked him, he tumbled off a stage and President Bill Clinton charged in his convention speech that Dole wanted to “build a bridge to the past.” Nearly two decades...
Bob Dole dismayed at GOP failure to pass immigration reform, per @politico. politi.co/1f5rgIn | His '96 stance: bit.ly/1hq88iB
RT @aburnspolitico: Vets everywhere on Dole's tour. One man: “I was in the 10th Mtn Division with you, Bob Dole!” Dole: "I'll be darned" politico.com/story/2014/04/…
RT @aburnspolitico: Vets everywhere on Dole's tour. One man: “I was in the 10th Mtn Division with you, Bob Dole!” Dole: "I'll be darned" politico.com/story/2014/04/…
RT @aburnspolitico: Vets everywhere on Dole's tour. One man: “I was in the 10th Mtn Division with you, Bob Dole!” Dole: "I'll be darned" politico.com/story/2014/04/…
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Super PAC to air positive ads for Tom Cotton

politico.com — A super PAC supporting Rep. Tom Cotton is preparing a major TV ad-buying investment in his Arkansas Senate battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, hoping to positively define the GOP challenger with more than $1.5 million worth of ads, a source told POLITICO.The group, the Government Integrity Fund Action Network, has started placing air...
RT @jameshohmann: Conservative super PAC to spend $1.5 million helping Tom Cotton in AR, where his UNfavs have spiked: politico.com/story/2014/04/… @maggiepolitico
RT @jameshohmann: Conservative super PAC to spend $1.5 million helping Tom Cotton in AR, where his UNfavs have spiked: politico.com/story/2014/04/… @maggiepolitico
RT @jameshohmann: Conservative super PAC to spend $1.5 million helping Tom Cotton in AR, where his UNfavs have spiked: politico.com/story/2014/04/… @maggiepolitico

Chamber poll shows dead heat in Colorado Senate

politico.com — U.S. Chamber of Commerce polling, conducted by Fabrizio, Lee & Associates last Wednesday and Thursday, shows the Colorado Senate race is a dead heat with the climate favorable for the GOP. The internal survey, obtained exclusively by POLITICO, has Republican Rep. Cory Gardner up by 2 points among likely voters, 44 percent to 42 percent, over Democratic...

Obama drug clemency guidelines issued

politico.com — The Justice Department issued guidelines Wednesday adding new detail to President Barack Obama’s plan to offer commutations to drug convicts serving prison terms longer than they would have received today. “We are launching this clemency initiative in order to quickly and effectively identify appropriate candidates, candidates who have...
Goodlatte says Obama clemency move doesn't show respect for law. But WH suggests about-face. & It is in Constitution politi.co/1hoxFsp
RT @barbs73: “@politico: Justice Department issues new drug clemency guidelines politi.co/1hoxFsp” Lawyers' Committee will be helping petitioners.
Cole took this question this morning: politi.co/1hoxFsp MT @MaggioMatt: Can Obama's clemency initiative avoid "Willie Horton" scenario?
Could Obama clemency initiative extend beyond drug cases to white-collar crime and even child porn convicts? politi.co/1hoxFsp
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FAA to American pilots: Don’t fly in Crimea

politico.com — The FAA is banning U.S. airlines from flying in a large portion of Crimea and its surrounding waters as Russia and Ukraine continue to be at odds over the disputed region. In a notice posted to the Federal Register today, the agency said U.S.
RT @politico: The FAA is banning U.S. airlines from flying in a large portion of Crimea and its surrounding waters. politi.co/1f5kDpv
U.S. FAA bans American planes from flying around Crimean capital - if any were considering that, via @PoliticoKevin politi.co/1f5kDpv

Bob Dole returns to Kansas

politico.com — Crowds gather to see former Senate majority leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on April 22, 2014.

Comcast army in motion, filings show

politico.com — Comcast has leaned heavily on its high-powered D.C. operation to sell the $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal to Washington regulators, according to newly filed federal disclosures. Since announcing the transaction in February, Comcast has tapped more than 80 in-house and outside lobbyists from its expanding political army to talk up the transaction...
Comcast enlisted 80+ lobbyists, big campaign and lobbying $$, to sell Time Warner Cable deal. Me in today's paper: politi.co/1hi0smP
RT @politico: Comcast's army is in motion, federal disclosure filings show politi.co/1jLyfDg via @TonyRomm
New filings show how Comcast is deploying its D.C. operation to sell the TWC deal to Washington politi.co/1homjEV
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Pols at Wrigley Field

politico.com — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor throws out the first pitch before the Chicago Cubs play against the New York Yankees on June 18, 2011.

Obama trade push gets thumbs down from Democrats

politico.com — President Barack Obama’s in Asia this week pushing a deal that almost none of his allies at home want. Neither party in Congress supports the Trans Pacific Partnership - but most of the pushback is coming from the president’s fellow Democrats, who say it undercuts the economic fairness argument that’s a central focus of his...

On Media: It's bigger than David Gregory

politico.com — In this week's edition of On Media, we look beyond what's wrong with David Gregory to CBS and ABC in assessing the future of the network Sunday shows. On Media is produced by Madeline Marshall....
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