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NLGJA awards Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner

politico.com — The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association has awarded Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner with its 2014 Journalist of the Year prize, in recognition of his coverage of LGBT policy and the gay rights campaign. Geidner, the site's senior legal and political reporter, has turned LGBT issues into a full-time beat at Buzzfeed, and wrote several...
Jul 23, 2014

Hooray! RT @katherinemiller: The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association journalist of the year: Chris Geidner politi.co/1z3JHCY

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Senate Democrats pressure GOP on Israel

politico.com — Democrats are daring Republicans to oppose a border bill that includes aid to Israel during its increasingly heated conflict with Hamas. As the simmering battle in Gaza reached its boiling point last week, the Israeli government turned to its strongest ally: The United States.
Jul 23, 2014

"Democrats are daring Republicans to oppose a border bill that includes aid to Israel" politi.co/WEedp7 - nice reporting by @burgessev

Jul 23, 2014

Dems daring Republicans to oppose border bill with aid to Israel during heated conflict w/Hamas. Via @burgessev: ow.ly/zvfoy

Jul 23, 2014

RT @mkraju: Senate GOP so far not biting on Dems adding Israel aid in border package, @burgessev reports. politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 23, 2014

Hey Senate Dems, maybe next time don't try to take advantage of the Gaza crisis like this: politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @burgessev: Dem sources: As the conflict in Gaza cranked up last week, admin asked Senate Ds to include Israel aid in border bill politi.co/1rBrj3j

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Obama cuts ad for Abercrombie

politico.com — President Barack Obama is stepping up to help endangered Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie - a longtime family friend - fend off a difficult challenge in next month’s Democratic primary. In a radio advertisement set to begin airing Wednesday, first reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Obama praises Abercrombie for making “gutsy...

David Gregory buys $5.45m house in D.C.

politico.com — David Gregory could be out at NBC's "Meet The Press" as early as this November, Page Six reported Wednesday. But he's not leaving Washington. Gregory and his wife Beth Wilkinson, a prominent lawyer, recently closed on a $5.45 million house in Washington's Berkley neighborhood, according to real estate records. The seven-bedroom,...
Jul 23, 2014

Even if David Gregory leaves MTP, he's not leaving Washington politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @DylanByers: #Break: David Gregory, who may be leaving @MeetThePress, just bought a $5.45m house in Northwest D.C. politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

Jul 23, 2014

RT @DylanByers: #Break: David Gregory, who may be leaving @MeetThePress, just bought a $5.45m house in Northwest D.C. politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

Jul 23, 2014

RT @DylanByers: #Break: David Gregory, who may be leaving @MeetThePress, just bought a $5.45m house in Northwest D.C. politico.com/blogs/media/20… via @POLITICO

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Fan poll: Don’t drop Redskins name

politico.com — A majority of D.C.-area residents do not want to see the Washington Redskins name changed, according to a new poll.Sixty-five percent of those polled rejected calls for the NFL team to change its name, according to a poll by the Republican-leaning firm Vox Populi, released Wednesday.

The most poorly written news alert ever

politico.com — From the AP: EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven. And nine minutes later: EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven....

House GOP to preview border fix plan

politico.com — House Republicans will present on Wednesday a set of a dozen policy recommendations meant to stem the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the southwestern border - meant to be the GOP’s opening salvo in the congressional battle over emergency funding. Chief among their recommendations are changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that would...
Jul 23, 2014

RT @politico: House Republicans unveil a dozen policy recommendations to stem the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the border politi.co/1rBSFq2

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Eric Schultz part of ‘reloading’ White House team

politico.com — ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - When Eric Schultz gaggles with reporters Wednesday as President Barack Obama flies from San Francisco to Los Angeles, it will be a dress rehearsal for a new role: stepping behind the White House podium as the new principal deputy press secretary. The promotion, which makes Schultz the No.

Our New Fear of Flying

politico.com — It may not exactly be easy to shoot down a civilian airliner-but it’s easier than ever before. The missile attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, and the decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily bar U.S. flights to Tel Aviv because of rocket fire, have riveted attention once again on the question...
Jul 23, 2014

RT @politico: Chertoff: "Not exactly easy to shoot down a civilian airliner-but it's easier than before." politi.co/1sSIgqa pic.twitter.com/241zUvglVY

Jul 23, 2014

RT @politico: Chertoff: "Not exactly easy to shoot down a civilian airliner-but it's easier than before." politi.co/1sSIgqa pic.twitter.com/241zUvglVY

Jul 23, 2014

Local security consultant says we should worry about aviation security politico.com/magazine/story…

Ted Cruz: Barack Obama using FAA in ‘economic boycott of Israel’

politico.com — Sen. Ted Cruz accused President Barack Obama of using the FAA’s ban on flights into Ben Gurion Airport as a way to harm Israel’s economy. “The facts suggest that President Obama has just used a federal regulatory agency to launch an economic boycott on Israel, in order to try to force our ally to comply with his foreign-policy demands,”...

Administration to broaden contraception accommodation for religious groups

politico.com — The Obama administration will create a new option for certain religious nonprofits that object to both the Obamacare contraception mandate and the earlier administration efforts to find accommodation for them, according to a court document filed Tuesday. The brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit says the administration is broadening...
Jul 23, 2014

MT @ETenety Details pending: Obama admin to create option for some religious nonprofits w/ contraception objections politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 23, 2014

Details pending: Obama admin to create a new option for some religious nonprofits w/ contraception objections politico.com/story/2014/07/…

Jul 23, 2014

Administration to broaden contraception accommodation for religious groups politico.com/story/2014/07/… via @POLITICO

Mental health providers plead for meaningful use payments

politico.com — MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS DON'T WANT TO BE LEFT OUT OF MU ANYMORE: Mental health care providers pleaded Tuesday for Congress to pass a law that extends meaningful use incentive payments to their work, which they said was underfunded and suffering from faulty connections to other health care providers.
Jul 23, 2014

Mental health professionals do not receive incentives for meaningful use of EHRs. With new laws, that may change. politi.co/1pFH8kP

CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Russia Today host battle

politico.com — The gloves came off between CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Russia Today’s Peter Lavelle on Wednesday in a lengthy segment over the handling of the investigation and crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. In a nearly 10-minute back and forth, the two hosts fought - and traded insults - over whether the U.S.

My Battle With the Clintons

politico.com — When I started to write Clinton, Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, I knew the reaction to expect. I was well aware that the former (and perhaps future) first family and its massive retinue of loyalty enforcers, professional defamers and assorted gadflies would rue my intent to examine the real Clintons-especially in my search...
Jul 23, 2014

“My Battle With the Clintons: I wrote a tough book on the Clinton family. Here's what happened next.” politico.com/magazine/story…

Jul 23, 2014

Hillary: Cold, calculating and cunning. Bill: emotive and gregarious. The opposite is true, @danielhalper writes - politico.com/magazine/story…

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DOT proposes stricter oil train safety rules

politico.com — The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its long-awaited proposal to improve the safety of oil trains, a step meant to address a series of fiery derailments that have raised fears about the dark side of the North American energy boom. The proposed rules include mandates for phasing out older, less-sturdy rail tank cars, tightened speed limits,...
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