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politico.com — This spring, Cheri Beasley, a North Carolina Supreme Court justice, told a local NPR affiliate that she frequently writes her opinions in the early mornings and at night. Why? Because she’s running for re-election. Like elected politicians in Washington and state capitals across America, Justice Beasley has to spend precious daytime hours on...

Muir resurrects 'World News Tonight'

politico.com — When David Muir takes over from Diane Sawyer on Monday as anchor and managing editor of ABC’s dinnertime newscast, the network will restore the broadcast’s Peter-Jennings-era title, “World News Tonight.” For the past eight years, the show went by the shortened name “World News,” a nod to an era when content is available...
Sep 01, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Notice that when TV news anchors talk about their job they stress not the anchoring but their on-the-ground reporting politico.com/story/2014/09/…

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FBI addressing nude celebrity photos

politico.com — LOS ANGELES - The FBI says it is addressing allegations that nude photos of several female celebrities have been stolen and posted online. A statement released by the agency Monday afternoon doesn’t elaborate on what steps are being taken to determine how intimate images of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other stars were leaked....

The Original Tea Partier Was an Atheist

politico.com — How do we decide who deserves a place in history? Generations of devoted American history buffs have spent countless hours reading and writing long books about the American Revolution without ever having come across the name of Dr. Thomas Young. Yet it was Young who came up with the idea for the original tea party-the one in Boston Harbor.

Rating teachers not as easy as 1, 2, 3

politico.com — The idea seems simple enough: Identify the best teachers and reward them. Pinpoint the worst and fire them. That’s been a linchpin of the Obama administration’s education agenda from the start. But now the administration’s initiative is in disarray, with states scaling back, slowing down and, in some cases, putting off tough decisions...
Sep 01, 2014

RT @NirviShah: It seems simple enough: Identify the best teachers and reward them. Pinpoint the worst and fire them. Not so fast. politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @NirviShah: It seems simple enough: Identify the best teachers and reward them. Pinpoint the worst and fire them. Not so fast. politico.com/story/2014/09/…

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Perez: Obama 'fighting' for wage hike

politico.com — Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday that President Barack Obama is “fighting like heck” to raise the minimum wage across the country. “We’re fighting like heck to raise the minimum wage…the more we pick up the pace of growth, the more we put money in peoples’ pockets,” Perez said during an appearance on...
Sep 01, 2014

RT @politico: Perez: Obama is "fighting like heck" to raise minimum wage across the country. politi.co/1nQDgMn

Al Qaeda’s New Front: Jihadi Rap

politico.com — Abdel Majed Abdel Bary, the rapper suspected of murdering American journalist James Foley somewhere between Syria and Iraq, is the product of a British youth culture that has managed to merge two seemingly contradictory lifestyles: gangsta rap and jihad. Like Douglas McAuthur McCain-an American hip-hop fan who was recently killed fighting for...
Sep 02, 2014

RT @politico: The suspected killer of James Foley represents a new, dangerous merger of gangsta hip-hop and Islamism. politi.co/1qW11U4

Sep 01, 2014

RT @politico: The suspected killer of James Foley represents a new, dangerous merger of gangsta hip-hop and Islamism. politi.co/1u4Dqoh

Sep 01, 2014

RT @abumuqawama: Great article by @Londonstani, who was way ahead of the curve noting and describing this phenomenon: politico.com/magazine/story…

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The GOP's Woman Problem

politico.com — Here’s a hypothetical scenario. Two years ago, a major political party lost its second national election in a row and realized one of the reasons was that it was rejected again by a bloc of voters that make up more than half of the electorate.

Nader: Dems need 'urgency' vs. GOP

politico.com — Ralph Nader said on Monday that Democrats are “doomed” in the midterm elections unless they make raising the minimum wage the top campaign issue. “That’s the winning issue. They’re doomed in November unless they make the minimum wage - which gets more new workers, low-income workers out to vote - the central...
Sep 01, 2014

RT @politico: Ralph Nader says Democrats are "doomed" unless they make raising the minimum wage an issue. politi.co/Z4F6Ul

David Muir to resurrect 'World News Tonight'

politico.com — When David Muir takes over from Diane Sawyer on Monday as anchor and managing editor of ABC’s dinnertime newscast, the network will restore the broadcast’s Peter Jennings-era title, “World News Tonight," our colleague Mike Allen reports. Allen talked to Muir about this and other plans in a telephone interview on Friday:Q.

Rick Perry deletes ‘drunk’ DA tweet

politico.com — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s twitter account posted - and then quickly deleted - a tweet that characterized a District Attorney with who the governor was in a dispute as the “most drunk Democrat in Texas,” according to a report. A picture of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, modeled after Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting...
Sep 01, 2014

RT @ggbirnbaum: Same person running @GovernorPerry twitter account and handling the iCloud account for celebs? politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 01, 2014

Same person running @GovernorPerry twitter account and handling the iCloud account for celebs? politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 01, 2014

This headline makes it sound like Perry was 'drunk' -- not true RT @politico Rick Perry deletes 'drunk' DA tweet politi.co/Z4F66O

Why Ferguson might just prompt real change

politico.com — The script usually goes like this: Shocking incident happens. Political leaders and advocates all promise changes so it doesn’t happen again. The public’s attention moves on. Nothing happens. This time, though, there’s hope that Ferguson will be different. Lawmakers and advocates who have been pushing for responses to the police shooting...
Sep 01, 2014

“What’s going to force change? I don’t know. Probably the pocketbook more than anything else,” Read more: politico.com/story/2014/08/…

Louisiana abortion law blocked

politico.com — BATON ROUGE, La. - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana’s restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles said the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard. The law would require doctors who perform abortions to...

How well do you know Cornel West?

politico.com — 1. Which hip-hop artist was NOT featured on West's music album he released in 2007? A. Andre 3000 B. Black Thought C. Q-Tip D. Talib Kweli
Sep 01, 2014

Prof. Cornel West is Obama's most searing critic on the left and he's also the subject of @politico's Monday quiz. politico.com/gallery/2014/0…

Hating on Harry Reid

politico.com — DALLAS - A slew of big-name Republicans were in the house for this weekend’s summit of the Koch brothers’ leading political group, but the most talked-about figure may very well have been Harry Reid. The Senate majority leader, who for months has been poking the Kochs in the eye, was omnipresent in the sections of the Dallas Omni...
Sep 01, 2014

"Hating on Harry Reid" They had a life-size cut-out and lots of sneering at the @AFPhq summit, via @kenvogel. politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 01, 2014

"David & Charles Koch create more prosperity in 1 yr than @SenatorReid creates in a lifetime”--@TimPhillipsAFP: politico.com/story/2014/09/…

Sep 01, 2014

Feeding the beast MT @nickconfessore Here's @kenvogel's 4th or 5th (I lost count!) dispatch from Dallas: Hating Reid. politi.co/1qvVNB4

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