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Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher

washingtonpost.com — Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, the company announced Tuesday.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @meridak: New @washingtonpost publisher Fred Ryan: "You don't shrink your way to success. The Post is on the move." wapo.st/1tWOjcI

Sep 02, 2014

New @washingtonpost publisher Fred Ryan: "You don't shrink your way to success. The Post is on the move." wapo.st/1tWOjcI

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Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher, Fred Ryan selected as successor

washingtonpost.com — In a note to her Washington Post colleagues of 17 years, Katharine Weymouth today announced the transition to a new Publisher and CEO. She said, "The greatest honor of my life has been serving as Publisher of The Post these past seven years, working with all of you."
Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher of @WashingtonPost, Fred Ryan selected as successor wapo.st/1tqy493

Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher of @WashingtonPost, Fred Ryan selected as successor wapo.st/1tqy493

Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher of @WashingtonPost, Fred Ryan selected as successor wapo.st/1tqy493

Sep 02, 2014

RT @themarkberman: Katharine Weymouth to step down, Fred Ryan to become new publisher of the @washingtonpost wapo.st/1usrRqi

Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher of @WashingtonPost, Fred Ryan selected as successor wapo.st/1tqy493

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Wealthy political donors seize on new latitude to give to unlimited candidatesWealthy political donors seize on new latitude to give to unlimited candidates - The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com — Andrew Sabin gave Republicans so much money in 2012 that he accidentally went over a limit on how much individuals could donate to federal candidates and party committees. So Sabin, who owns a New York-based precious-metals refining business, was delighted when the Supreme Court did away with the limit in April.
Sep 02, 2014

Since SCOTUS loosened limits in April, 310 donors have given $11.2M more than they coulda before. 2-1 ratio for R's. washingtonpost.com/politics/wealt…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mateagold: Unshackled from limit, political mega-donors give millions - 310 donors already broke pre-McCutcheon limit. My piece: wapo.st/1qkqudw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mateagold: Guess which donor has not broken the pre-McCutcheon cap? Yup, Shaun McCutcheon. (But he's "tickled" others have.) wapo.st/1ozennI

Sep 02, 2014

RT @C_C_Mitchell: Minnesota media mogul tells WaPo that his phone "rings, rings, rings" nonstop since the McCutcheon ruling wapo.st/1vIHhuc

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Another flight was diverted after passengers fought over a reclining seat

washingtonpost.com — For the third time in nine days, a fight over reclining seats caused a commercial airline flight to be diverted. This time, a Delta Air Lines flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to West Palm Beach ended up making an unexpected stop in Jacksonville on Monday night after a sleeping air traveler became irate when the woman seated in front of her reclined.
Sep 02, 2014

Turns out you can get the crew to land your plane just by demanding that they do it. wapo.st/1lGciMl

Sep 02, 2014

Another tussle over a reclining seat. What is going on? wapo.st/1nSlTe9

Sep 02, 2014

Another flight diverted after passengers fight over reclining seat. wapo.st/1CmIEAC

Sep 02, 2014

Ok, people. Maybe direct your anger at the people actually responsible for your cramped flights? wapo.st/1plIBL4

Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Another flight was diverted after passengers fought over a reclining seat wapo.st/1lGciMl

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At 40, High Times branches out into partnerships and even a private equity fund

washingtonpost.com — Go ahead, get the jokes out of your system. The staff of High Times, the counterculture drug magazine, has heard them all before. For 40 years, they've put up with stoner quips and stereotypes. "People have this idea that we sit around and get high all day," says Danny Danko, the magazine's senior cultivation editor and author of its field guide to marijuana strains.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @NirajC: At 40, High Times, the counterculture drug magazine, is expanding, adding pages and launching a private equity fund. wapo.st/1nRJoDW

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Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm, will open Washington office

washingtonpost.com — Former House majority leader Eric Cantor is joining a Wall Street investment bank as vice-chairman and managing director, the firm announced this morning. The firm, Moelis & Co., said Cantor will be based in the New York office of the global company and will soon open an office in Washington.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Surprise: Eric Cantor cashes in big as Washington's high-paying revolving door continues washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…

Sep 02, 2014

Surprise: Eric Cantor cashes in big as Washington's high-paying revolving door continues washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @the_intercept: Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm, will open Washington office: washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @the_intercept: Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm, will open Washington office: washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…

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Eric Cantor’s new job, by the numbers

washingtonpost.com — News that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) has found a new job didn't exactly shock the world. Nor did the industry in which he found work -- Cantor will be joining the world of high finance, taking a gig as vice chairman of investment firm Moelis & Co.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @postpolitics: In his new job, Eric Cantor will make 26 times the average household income of his old district wapo.st/1pE4eMD

Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: In his new job, Eric Cantor will make more than 26 times the average household income of his old district. wapo.st/1Cmoo23

Sep 02, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: In his new job, Eric Cantor will make more than 26 times the average household income of his old district. wapo.st/1Cmoo23

Sep 02, 2014

RT @TheFix: In his new job, Eric Cantor will make 26 times the average household income of his old district. wapo.st/1CmnXok

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Drawing up the drawdown

washingtonpost.com — The Washington Post's Richard Johnson begins his fourth journey to Afghanistan this week. Follow his work as a visual journalist drawing war.

Anne Arundel County officials find cat that closed an elementary school in closet

washingtonpost.com — Animal control officers captured a cat that closed an Anne Arundel County school Tuesday after two second-grade teachers discovered fur and urine inside a supply closet, a spokesmen said. Two Richard Henry Lee Elementary School teachers contacted animal control around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the cat was captured by 9 a.m., said Bob Mosier, a county schools spokesman.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @jfdulac: The feral cat that forced an elementary school to close is now in custody. wapo.st/1vJ45dj @VStMartin

Sep 02, 2014

The feral cat that forced an elementary school to close is now in custody. wapo.st/1vJ45dj @VStMartin

Sep 02, 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The cat that closed an entire school in Maryland last week has been found wapo.st/1plGff3

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The unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an outdated calculator still holds a monopoly on classrooms

washingtonpost.com — In the ruthlessly competitive world of technology, where companies rush the latest gadget to market and slash prices to stay competitive, the TI-84 Plus is an anomaly. Texas Instruments released the graphing calculator in 2004, and continues to sell it today. The base model still has 480 kilobytes of ROM and 24 kilobytes of RAM.
Sep 02, 2014

The unstoppable TI-84 Plus: How an outdated calculator still holds a monopoly on classrooms wapo.st/1Cl0Vyf via @washingtonpost

Sep 02, 2014

I was just thinking about this this weekend: WHY are TI graphic calculators STILL more than $100!? wapo.st/1Cl0Vyf

Sep 02, 2014

TI-86 all the way MT @miriamgottfried: Using my TI-86 right now MT @stephcliff: TI-84 calculator dominates classrooms washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovati…

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U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets al-Shabab leader

washingtonpost.com — The U.S. military on Tuesday was trying to assess whether it had killed the leader of the militant group al-Shabab in a drone strike in Somalia, U.S. officials said, amid reports from Somali officials that the operation had been successful. U.S.
Sep 02, 2014

Oh dear WaPo: infamous "Kenyan" terrorist Ahmed Godane is dead, according to a (fake) Twitter account wapo.st/1A1QSdi

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JasonUkman: Latest on US operation in Somalia via @CraigMWhitlock. The target was the leader of al-Shabab, officials say. wapo.st/1ufuBbp

Sep 02, 2014

RT @JasonUkman: Latest on US operation in Somalia via @CraigMWhitlock. The target was the leader of al-Shabab, officials say. wapo.st/1ufuBbp

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Here’s what the expanding U.S. military footprint in Africa looks like

washingtonpost.com — It has been a busy 24 hours for U.S. military news coming out of Africa. First, word came Monday afternoon that a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter carrying 17 Marines and eight sailors had crashed in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Djibouti and Somalia.
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Deployed by Gov. Rick Perry, National Guard adjusts to its new role on the Texas border

washingtonpost.com — The National Guard troops arrived here last week, outfitted in body armor and carrying pistols to help bring more security to the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet they saw little activity after taking their positions in portable towers and Border Patrol vehicles along the dirt roads and levees that overlooked the dense brush near the Rio Grande.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AlecMacGillis: The 1,000 Guardsmen that Rick Perry sent to the border are "fighting boredom" at a cost of $18 million per month: washingtonpost.com/national/deplo…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AlecMacGillis: The 1,000 Guardsmen that Rick Perry sent to the border are "fighting boredom" at a cost of $18 million per month: washingtonpost.com/national/deplo…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AlecMacGillis: The 1,000 Guardsmen that Rick Perry sent to the border are "fighting boredom" at a cost of $18 million per month: washingtonpost.com/national/deplo…

Sep 02, 2014

The 1,000 Guardsmen that Rick Perry sent to the border are "fighting boredom" at a cost of $18 million per month: washingtonpost.com/national/deplo…

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Donors embrace new freedom in limitless giving to candidates and party committees

washingtonpost.com — Donor contributions up to $123,200 Donor contributions surpassing $123,200 Some donors began to surpass the then-existing $123,200 contribution limit as early as March 2013, more than a year before the McCutcheon ruling. As the 2014 midterm elections approach, contributions by donors that have already hit the former limit make up an increasing percentage of total campaign contributions by individuals in a given month.

The fall of Atlanta and Lincoln’s reelection: ‘Game-changer’ or campaign myth?

washingtonpost.com — You might call it the ultimate campaign "game-changer," and it happened 150 years ago today. In the summer of 1864, during the Civil War, the best political minds thought Abraham Lincoln's reelection chances were slim, including Lincoln himself.
Sep 02, 2014

Applying 21st Century stat analysis to the fall of Atlanta-150 yrs ago today-& Lincoln's 1864 reelection. Geek time! washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-c…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GrahamDavidA: Oh YES: @monkeycageblog analysis of whether fall of Atlanta was key Oct (well, Sept) Surprise for Lincoln in '64: washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-c…

Sep 02, 2014

Oh YES: @monkeycageblog analysis of whether fall of Atlanta was key Oct (well, Sept) Surprise for Lincoln in '64: washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-c…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @postpolitics: The fall of Atlanta and Lincoln’s reelection: ‘Game-changer’ or campaign myth? wapo.st/1uf5i9e

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