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Ronan Farrow's life so far

politico.com — Ronan Farrow, the son of two powerful celebrities, was born into wealth and good fortune. He entered college at the age of 11 and graduated at the age of 15. The following year, he attended law school at Yale University and later became a member of The New York Bar.
Jul 30, 2014

What if all journalists’ reader/viewership numbers were publicly reported? politi.co/1k7SDDQ

Jul 30, 2014

RT @CarlosLozadaWP: This should become a series. One paragraph pre-obits. RT @DylanByers Ronan Farrow's life so far politico.com/blogs/media/20…

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Stephen Colbert buys Sarah Palin website

politico.com — A basic lesson for politicos in the digital age: Own your domain. Sarah Palin, who just launched her own online television channel, has become the latest politician to lose her eponymous website to another bidder -- and in this case the bidder was Stephen Colbert. Palin got SarahPalinChannel.com, but she failed to get "TheSarahPalinChannel.com."...
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The real 'impeachment' promoters

politico.com — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has raised at least $2.1 million by issuing dire warnings about tenuous Republican efforts to impeach President Obama, finds a friend in MSNBC: Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448. That works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming on MSNBC, or once every 22...
Jul 30, 2014

RT @DylanByers: So far this month, "Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448." politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Jul 30, 2014

Oh. RT @DylanByers: So far this month, "Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448." politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @HotlineJosh: RT @DylanByers: So far this month, "Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448." politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @DylanByers: So far this month, "Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448." politico.com/blogs/media/20…

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At-risk Democrats stress over Obama and immigration

politico.com — The Senate’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, caught in the crosscurrents of immigration reform, are urging President Barack Obama to show restraint in using his executive powers to slow deportations. Obama is locked between a progressive base demanding aggressive action and voters in conservative states that will decide the fate of the...
Jul 30, 2014

RT @politico: Vulnerable Senate Dem incumbents urge Obama to show restraint in using executive powers to slow deportations. politi.co/1u0r4Nh

Jul 30, 2014

RT @StewSays: DEM: “I’m not for government by executive order [Obama] needs to have statutory authority before he acts.” politi.co/1obBeoY

Jul 30, 2014

RT @cbudoffbrown: At-risk Sen Dems stress over imm exec action. WH aide says POTUS didn't choose timing. Dem leaders did. alturl.com/3335k @seungminkim

Jul 30, 2014

Hagan + Pryor say no exec moves by Obama on immigration. Begich, Landrieu skeptical of broad action. w/ @cbudoffbrown politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @cbudoffbrown: At-risk Sen Dems stress over imm exec action. WH aide says POTUS didn't choose timing. Dem leaders did. alturl.com/3335k @seungminkim

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Eric Cantor’s final days

politico.com — This is what the end looks like for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The Virginia Republican will soon trade his grand second-floor Capitol suite - with its massive conference room and flat-screen televisions displaying a Twitter feed - for a smaller hideaway elsewhere in the building.

Senate advances border bill

politico.com — The Senate on Wednesday advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border and triggering a humanitarian crisis. But that was the easy part. Despite the 63-33 vote, the $2.7 billion measure still faces significant barriers before it can win final passage in the Senate -...
Jul 30, 2014

RT @politico: BREAKING: The Senate voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance legislation directing $2.7 billion to the border crisis. politi.co/1u0jl1I

Jul 30, 2014

RT @politico: BREAKING: The Senate voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance legislation directing $2.7 billion to the border crisis. politi.co/1u0jl1I

Jul 30, 2014

RT @politico: BREAKING: The Senate voted 63-33 Wednesday to advance legislation directing $2.7 billion to the border crisis. politi.co/1u0jl1I

N.Y. prosecutor ‘reviewing’ complaint against Astorino

politico.com — A New York prosecutor’s office is reviewing a request for an investigation of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino over a messy lawsuit relating to a minor party and allegations that he made threats over an endorsement he didn’t get. The issue has been discussed for a year - but the request for a criminal investigation is the latest...
Jul 30, 2014

Westchester da reviewing letting requesting probe on Astorino and Independence Party from 2013 endorsement process politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 30, 2014

"N.Y. prosecutor ‘reviewing’ complaint against Ray Astorino" politico.com/story/2014/07/… via @POLITICO

Christie: Dead man walking or comeback kid?

politico.com — More than a few Republicans see Chris Christie as something akin to Bruce Willis’ character in “The Sixth Sense” - the last man to realize he’s no longer alive. But as he heads to New Hampshire Thursday for his second trip to an early presidential state this month, nearly a dozen aides, top supporters and early-state activists...
Jul 30, 2014

Iowa's Bruce Rastetter keeping an eye on Walker, Rubio, Pence as he tracks how traffic scandal unfolds for Christie. politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @PeterHambyCNN: “Some days, Jeb’s around and some days, he’s not,” Langone said of how much he expresses interest politico.com/story/2014/07/… via @maggiepolitico

Jul 30, 2014

RT @PeterHambyCNN: “Some days, Jeb’s around and some days, he’s not,” Langone said of how much he expresses interest politico.com/story/2014/07/… via @maggiepolitico

Jul 30, 2014

“Some days, Jeb’s around and some days, he’s not,” Langone said of how much he expresses interest politico.com/story/2014/07/… via @maggiepolitico

Geraldo Rivera rips Matt Drudge

politico.com — Fox News host Geraldo Rivera ripped conservative aggregator Matt Drudge for becoming "hysterical" over the thousands of undocumented immigrant children on the southern border. "The level of discourse on the issue of these unaccompanied children from Central America has been appalling," Rivera said on his radio show. "It has...

David Frum apologizes for Gaza skepticism

politico.com — Conservative columnist David Frum has apologized for questioning the authenticity of news photos depicting blood-covered men at a hopsital in Gaza. The photos, which were posted by the Times, the Associated Press and Reuters, showed two blood-covered men who were identified as the sons of a man killed in an Israeli strike.

Dem border strategy: immigration reform

politico.com — The worst fears of conservatives are being confirmed: Senate Democrats really do seem to want to attach the Gang of Eight immigration reform to a legislation addressing the border crisis. The Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a spending bill to provide $2.7 billion to deal with a swelling influx of Central American migrants crossing the southern...
Jul 30, 2014

Dean Heller says he'll vote "yes" if Dems push Gang of 8 bill as amendment to border-crisis supp, via @burgessev politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @burgessev: Gang of Eight immigration bill could be offered by Dems as amendment to Senate border bill politico.com/story/2014/07/…

The Constitution-Free Agency

politico.com — Until they’ve experienced it for themselves, no one can really appreciate the extent to which the American Southwest has come to resemble a modern-day police state, where real violence is visited upon border communities daily by agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant journalist immersed in politics and...
Jul 30, 2014

"a growing number of people have come to view Border Patrol as a kind of occupying army" politico.com/magazine/story…

Jul 30, 2014

A piece filled w/ allegations that contribute to belief that border patrol is a rogue agency politico.com/magazine/story… pic.twitter.com/OlCOhTeyOS

Jul 30, 2014

RT @sbg1: American Southwest "a modern-day police state": pretty upsetting stuff from ACLU's James Lyall in the border zone politico.com/magazine/story…

What constitutes plagiarism?

politico.com — Recent plagiarism cases at Buzzfeed and The New York Times have reignited an age-old debate about the parameters of permissible and impermissible approrpiation. The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten doesn't put much stock in the Buzzfeed case: I am here to say that as a plagiarism scandal, this is complete bull-doody.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop hating'

politico.com — President Barack Obama had some blistering words for congressional Republicans during a speech Wednesday in Kansas City, saying they need to stop “hating all the time.” “We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Obama said. “Stop being mad all the time.
Jul 30, 2014

This stirring speech should end all the problems with Washington gridlock and usher in a new era of cooperation. politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 30, 2014

President Obama lets rip on congressional GOP with some new rhetoric and some unsolicited advice for the party. politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Chuck Todd’s impeachment tirade

politico.com — Chuck Todd on Wednesday railed against both the White House and congressional Republicans for engaging in "disgusting" and "embarrassing" rhetoric on impeachment and suing the president. "This is sort of an embarrassing moment for Washington," the NBC News chief White House correspondent said.
Jul 30, 2014

.@chucktodd gives Everyman voice to the impeachment chatter in DC: 'Ugly, cynical, digusting, embarrassing.' politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 30, 2014

. @chucktodd calls impeachment nonsense from both sides "cynical and disgusting" and he couldn't be more right. politico.com/story/2014/07/…

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