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The Associated Press just did something very smart

washingtonpost.com — Here's an announcement from the AP that you probably missed today: Building on The Associated Press' unmatched presence in all 50 U.S. statehouses, we are adding to our competitive advantage by creating a team of state government specialists.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFix: The Associated Press just did something very smart. ow.ly/G7LRO

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It should never be too late to tell your story of rape. 14 years later, this is mine.

washingtonpost.com — Abigail Hauslohner is The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief. As this newspaper's Cairo bureau chief, I live and work with the risk of sexual violence all around me. I've covered war and political turmoil in the Middle East for the past seven years, spending five of those in Cairo, where sexual harassment is an almost daily experience.
Dec 18, 2014

WaPo Cairo bureau chief @ahauslohner has endured trauma covering violent regions. But her rape at 17 haunts her most: wapo.st/1Jbekw9

Dec 18, 2014

"Date rape happened to weaker, stupider, average girls, I told myself." washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-sh…

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‘Jesus is the reason for the season,’ politician says. At a menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah.

washingtonpost.com — Bud Williams, city councilor in Springfield, Mass., stood in the court square earlier this week and participated in a holiday tradition. "Jesus is the reason for the season," Williams said at a Tuesday ceremony, according to MassLive.com. His remarks wouldn't really be notable, except that Williams was speaking at a menorah lighting ceremony, to mark the beginning of Hanukkah.
Dec 18, 2014

'Jesus is the reason for the season,' says politician at menorah lighting ceremony. wapo.st/1uXz0NH

Dec 18, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: "Jesus is the reason for the season," politician says at a menorah lighting ceremony wapo.st/1w3zDWf

Dec 18, 2014

RT @BCAppelbaum: Today's Molotov Moment RT @washingtonpost: "Jesus is the reason for the season," politician says at menorah lighting bit.ly/1sEt38j

Dec 18, 2014

Today's Molotov Moment RT @washingtonpost: "Jesus is the reason for the season," politician says at menorah lighting bit.ly/1sEt38j

Dec 18, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: "Jesus is the reason for the season," politician says at a menorah lighting ceremony wapo.st/1w3zDWf

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The New York Post does the most New York Post cover ever on President Obama and Cuba

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFix: The New York Post does the most New York Post cover ever on President Obama and Cuba. wapo.st/1GUwT3C pic.twitter.com/nwDK7mCd9k

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFix: The New York Post does the most New York Post cover ever on President Obama and Cuba. wapo.st/1GUwT3C pic.twitter.com/nwDK7mCd9k

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFix: The New York Post does the most New York Post cover ever on President Obama and Cuba. wapo.st/1GUwT3C pic.twitter.com/nwDK7mCd9k

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Panel calls for deep changes at the Secret Service

washingtonpost.com — An independent panel is recommending deep changes in the Secret Service, including heightened security around the White House, saying the elite protective agency is "an organization starved for leadership.'' The panel, named in October by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson after a series of highly publicized security failures, recommended that the fence around the White House be immediately upgraded.
Dec 18, 2014

Independent panel says the #SecretService is "an organization starved for leadership." wapo.st/1zChftN

Dec 18, 2014

So I guess this means that the fence in all of our White House tourist photos is changing, huh guys? washingtonpost.com/politics/panel…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @JerryMarkon: Secret Service is "an organization starved for leadership,'' review panel says. @CarolLeonnig & I report: http://t.co/5gwW…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Secret Service report: "The fence around the White House needs to be changed as soon as possible" wapo.st/1zB6pTA

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Jeb Bush to resign from Barclays in preparation for 2016 campaign

washingtonpost.com — Jeb Bush is resigning from Barclays, a London-based multinational bank where he was a paid adviser, in preparation for his likely 2016 presidential campaign. A spokeswoman for Barclays confirmed on Thursday that Bush, a former Republican governor of Florida, would step down as a senior adviser to the company on Dec.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @FusionIsNews: Jeb Bush to resign from Barclays in preparation for 2016 campaign: fus.in/1sE48BL via @washingtonpost

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: Jeb Bush to resign from Barclays, first step in untangling himself from web of biz & $ interests wapo.st/1Akx9ca

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: Jeb Bush to resign from Barclays, first step in untangling himself from web of biz & $ interests wapo.st/1Akx9ca

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: Jeb Bush to resign from Barclays, first step in untangling himself from web of biz & $ interests wapo.st/1Akx9ca

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PhilipRucker: Jeb Bush to resign from Barclays, first step in untangling himself from web of biz & $ interests wapo.st/1Akx9ca

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Va. Del. Joseph Morrissey to resign in wake of conviction but run again for his seat

washingtonpost.com — Virginia state Del. Joseph D. Morrissey (D-Henrico) will resign his seat in the General Assembly in the wake of his conviction on a misdemeanor charge involving his relations with a 17-year-old girl. But he plans to run in a special election for his own seat. Morrissey's resignation will be official on Jan.
Dec 18, 2014

Ah, Virginia: Where a legislator resigns after committing sex crime only to run for office again in special election. wamu.fm/1AwDnnv

Dec 18, 2014

@rachelweinerwp on Va. Del. Joseph Morrissey's plan to resign but run again wapo.st/1uWKZel

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PostReid: Virginia delegate convicted of relationship w/ minor to resign, then run for his own seat in special election -- washingtonpost.com/local/virginia…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PostReid: Virginia delegate convicted of relationship w/ minor to resign, then run for his own seat in special election -- washingtonpost.com/local/virginia…

Dec 18, 2014

Virginia delegate convicted of relationship w/ minor to resign, then run for his own seat in special election -- washingtonpost.com/local/virginia…

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Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout

washingtonpost.com — IN RECENT months, the outlook for the Castro regime in Cuba was growing steadily darker. The modest reforms it adopted in recent years to improve abysmal economic conditions had stalled, due to the regime's refusal to allow Cubans greater freedoms. Worse, the accelerating economic collapse of Venezuela meant that the huge subsidies that have kept the Castros afloat for the past decade were in peril.
Dec 18, 2014

Oh my God, @hiattf is such a clown: washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-o… Decisively refutes himself in the last paragraph!

Dec 18, 2014

The Washington Post editorial board just really wished Obama had warred on Cuba instead washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-o…

Dec 18, 2014

Just in case anyone had any remote doubt about the Washington Post editorial page's right-wing world view: washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-o…

Dec 18, 2014

Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout via @washingtonpost editorial board: wapo.st/1BZW1YN

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In shift, U.S. general says he’ll use ‘Daesh’ name for Islamic State

washingtonpost.com — The general leading the new U.S. military task force carrying out operations in Iraq and Syria said Thursday that in future he'll be calling the Islamic State "Daesh" - a first in the Pentagon but one that brings him in line with much of the Arab world. Army Lt. Gen.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @CheckpointWP: In shift, U.S. general says he'll use '#Daesh' name for Islamic State. Then he did so 25 times in press conference. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @CheckpointWP: In shift, U.S. general says he'll use '#Daesh' name for Islamic State. Then he did so 25 times in press conference. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @CheckpointWP: In shift, U.S. general says he'll use '#Daesh' name for Islamic State. Then he did so 25 times in press conference. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: In shift, U.S. general for @CJTFOIR overseeing Iraq/Syria ops says he'll use #Daesh name for Islamic State. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin…

Dec 18, 2014

First Kerry, then Hagel, now US General leading fight v #ISIS calling it 'Daesh'. But odd explanation #Iraq #Syria >> wapo.st/1r3APxf

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The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years

washingtonpost.com — Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood. More women are having their children later in life. Or they're doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners.
Dec 18, 2014

Important “@washingtonpost: The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years wapo.st/1zC5i76

Dec 18, 2014

The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years wapo.st/1AlsV47

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‘Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints.’

washingtonpost.com — Each month, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) appears on a radio show where he answers questions from listeners. Friday, a guy who used to live in Somerville, Mass., called. "Governor," the man said. "This is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville."
Dec 18, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: "Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints." wapo.st/1Awm3im

Dec 18, 2014

RT @DavidNakamura: Patrick should have responded "oh, god, it's mom." MT @katiezez ‘This is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville.’ wapo.st/1ALCreH

Dec 18, 2014

'Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints.' wapo.st/1uXeQDq

Dec 18, 2014

"Mr. President, you know I love you, but you still have trouble saying Massachusetts." washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

Dec 18, 2014

icymi: ‘Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I’ve got a few complaints.’ wapo.st/1x340Ty

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Everything the 113th Congress did (and didn’t do), in two amazing charts

washingtonpost.com — Again, our congratulations to the 113th Congress, which is now headed home for the holidays secure in the knowledge that no Congress in 40 years did less than it. If you think about it like golf, the 113th Congress was America's Tiger Woods, complete with that meltdown. But the 113th did do something.
Dec 18, 2014

This @washingtonpost graphic makes it pretty clear that Congress needs some New Year's resolutions washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…

Dec 18, 2014

"This is small. Click on it and it will get big.” (Thanks @pbump.) Everything Congress did, in 2 amazing charts. wapo.st/1C3iSTd

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Va. lawmaker to resign, then seek seat in special election

washingtonpost.com — RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia Democratic state lawmaker is resigning from office after recently entering a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager. Del. Joseph D. Morrissey sent a letter Thursday to the House speaker saying he will resign, effective Jan. 13.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @postlocal: Va. lawmaker says he’s resigning after teen sex case wapo.st/1x2ykxF

Dec 18, 2014

RT @benpershing: Va. lawmaker says he's resigning after teen sex case, but will run for his seat in special election wpo.st/VLMy

Dec 18, 2014

Va. lawmaker says he's resigning after teen sex case, but will run for his seat in special election wpo.st/VLMy

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PostRoz: But immediately running for reelection! From jail! RT @postlocal Va. lawmaker says he’s resigning after teen sex case wapo.st/1x2ykxF

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PostRoz: But immediately running for reelection! From jail! RT @postlocal Va. lawmaker says he’s resigning after teen sex case wapo.st/1x2ykxF

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German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

washingtonpost.com — German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available.
Dec 18, 2014

German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls: wapo.st/1r3oYPE

Dec 18, 2014

RT @gipfelsoli: German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls: washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit… #SS7 #UMTS #31C3

Dec 18, 2014

RT @drewharwell: .@craigtimberg scoop: Huge flaw in the world's cell network leaves your calls, texts, location vulnerable to hack. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @drewharwell: .@craigtimberg scoop: Huge flaw in the world's cell network leaves your calls, texts, location vulnerable to hack. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

Dec 18, 2014

.@craigtimberg scoop: Huge flaw in the world's cell network leaves your calls, texts, location vulnerable to hack. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

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White House to decide on sage grouse protection, despite congressional action

washingtonpost.com — White House officials said Thursday they would decide next fall whether an imperiled, wide-ranging grassland bird needs federal safeguards even though Congress just passed legislation aimed at blocking such a move. The fate of the greater sage grouse--which is known for its ancient mating dance and whose historic habitat encompasses 11 Western states and two Canadian provinces--presents a major political and economic challenge for the Obama administration.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @eilperin: The WH will move ahead w final decision of greater sage grouse, despite rider in this year's spending bill: wapo.st/1sM8CMw

Dec 18, 2014

RT @postgreen: White House to decide on protection for sage grouse, despite congressional action wapo.st/1GW9PBA pic.twitter.com/22puy7MOeu

Dec 18, 2014

RT @postgreen: White House to decide on protection for sage grouse, despite congressional action wapo.st/1GW9PBA pic.twitter.com/22puy7MOeu

Dec 18, 2014

RT @PostReid: WH still moving ahead with sage grouse listing decision, even after Cong rider aimed at blocking it, from @eilperin washingtonpost.com/politics/white…

Dec 18, 2014

WH still moving ahead with sage grouse listing decision, even after Cong rider aimed at blocking it, from @eilperin washingtonpost.com/politics/white…

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No group was happier with President Obama in 2014 than Latinos

washingtonpost.com — We will save you the time and energy of heading all the way down to the comments to type it by typing it here: No kidding! Or if you want to tweet it, here you go. But it's actually more interesting than just our headline.
Dec 18, 2014

Now ask about Cuba RT @TheFix: No group was happier with President Obama in 2014 than Latinos. wapo.st/1zAQTIu pic.twitter.com/h29zVNlbKg

Dec 18, 2014

RT @HotlineJosh: Only in November and December RT @postpolitics No group was happier with President Obama in 2014 than Latinos wapo.st/1zARNVo

Dec 18, 2014

Only in November and December RT @postpolitics No group was happier with President Obama in 2014 than Latinos wapo.st/1zARNVo

Dec 18, 2014

RT @postpolitics: No group was happier with President Obama in 2014 than Latinos wapo.st/1zARNVo

Dec 18, 2014

RT @pbump: This post includes a handy link for you to tweet about how obvious its thesis is. j.mp/1uX15oi

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Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids

washingtonpost.com — Many parents whose kids have their eye on an exclusive, private college face a difficult question: Is it worth unloading your life's savings or having your child take on tens of thousands of dollars in student loans?
Dec 18, 2014

How much you make after college depends on you, not where you went to college @MaxEhrenfreund says studies show. wpo.st/ooNy

Dec 18, 2014

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids wpo.st/ooNy

Dec 18, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids wapo.st/1z1hvOT

Dec 18, 2014

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids wapo.st/13gT0V2

Dec 18, 2014

Private colleges are a waste of money for white, middle class kids wapo.st/1wmUTLK

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The Stephen Colbert we all know will cease to exist tonight. Here are 11 of our favorite moments.

washingtonpost.com — On Thursday night, the last episode of "The Colbert Report" will air, and the faux-conservative character "Stephen Colbert" will end with the show. The next time Colbert will appear on late night television next year, as David Letterman's replacement, he will be a new, unfamiliar Colbert -- likely still hilarious, but probably in a very different way.
Dec 18, 2014

The Stephen Colbert we all know will cease to exist tonight. Here are 11 of our favorite moments. wpo.st/yFOy

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFix: The Stephen Colbert we all know will be gone after tonight. Here are 11 of our favorite moments. wapo.st/1C6DebB

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFix: The Stephen Colbert we all know will be gone after tonight. Here are 11 of our favorite moments. wapo.st/1C6DebB

Dec 18, 2014

The Stephen Colbert we all know will be gone after tonight. Here are 11 of our favorite moments. wapo.st/1C6DebB

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A month ago, top Obama aide on Cuba: Nothing to see here

washingtonpost.com — The super-secret talks between the United States and Cuba that resulted in normalizing relations between the two countries started a year and a half ago. But less than a month ago, Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters that when it came to changing Cuba policy there was no news "to make today or any day."
Dec 18, 2014

RT @ColbyItkowitz It was only a month ago that @pfeiffer44 told reporters no new initiative on Cuba. Ah memories. washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-l…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @ColbyItkowitz: It was only a month ago that @pfeiffer44 told reporters no new initiative on Cuba. Ah memories. washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-l…

Dec 18, 2014

A month ago, top Obama aide on Cuba: Nothing to see here via @colbyitkowitz wapo.st/1ALRlBQ

Dec 18, 2014

A month ago, top Obama aide on Cuba: Nothing to see here wapo.st/13hAwUA Depends on what your definition of is, is. @colbyitkowitz

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