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Looking sideways at DC for @WashingtonPost and @PowerPost. Warning: I tweet about opera. Tell me everything: elise dot viebeck at washpost dot com

Can Medium replace the op-ed page?

washingtonpost.com — Political journalists will remember the evening well. It was around 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 20, before President Obama gave the State of the Union address, when the White House released the full text of his speech on a three-year-old Web site called Medium. The move broke convention, and the Washington press was surprised.

The Daily 202: Gay marriage cleaves conservatives

washingtonpost.com — THE BIG IDEA: The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision cleaves Republicans, as forecasted in this space on June 22. After a New Hampshire town hall last night, Chris Christie broke with social conservatives over conscience exemptions.

Instagram blows up with White House photos

washingtonpost.com — When it comes to permitting photos inside the White House, you don't have to tell visitors twice. Instagram users rushed to post shots from inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Wednesday after a decades-old photography ban was lifted.

U.S., Cuba plan to reopen embassies

washingtonpost.com — President Obama on Wednesday announced that Cuba and the United States will establish diplomatic ties for the first time in more than 50 years, a breakthrough step in the process of normalizing relations between the two estranged countries.

The Daily 202: The best nuggets from Hillary’s emails and Jeb’s tax returns

washingtonpost.com — THE BIG IDEA: There were two significant 2016 news dumps last night, each timed to get as little attention as possible going into the July Fourth holiday. - Jeb posted 33 years of tax returns. Here are the most important numbers: He's made more than $29 million since leaving the Florida governor's office in 2007.

Trump slams Baltimore, gets an earful from Cardin

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump blustered into Maryland Tuesday night and promptly insulted the entire city of Baltimore. Speaking at a GOP fundraiser, 2016's most colorful presidential candidate (at least so far - you never know) slammed Charm City, saying "Baltimore needs jobs and it needs spirit. It's got no spirit. None."

The Daily 202: House GOP leadership bad at retribution

washingtonpost.com — Mark Meadows getting his gavel back highlights weakness of and division within House GOP leadership: It fell under the radar yesterday because of the Supreme Court's health care decision, but a North Carolina congressman regained control of his subcommittee after losing it one week ago as punishment for crossing party leaders on a procedural vote related to trade.

He’s back: Mark Meadows regains subcommittee gavel

washingtonpost.com — That was quick. After crossing House Republican leadership and losing his subcommittee chairmanship one week ago, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has been reinstated. He will once again lead the House Oversight subcommittee panel on government operations. The announcement came in statements released simultaneously by Meadows and Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Thursday morning amid a growing uproar from conservatives over Meadows's demotion.

Scalia on King ruling: ‘Pure applesauce’

washingtonpost.com — Justice Antonin Scalia clearly gets a kick out of writing his pointed, colorful dissents for the Supreme Court, and his minority opinion in Thursday's King v. Burwell decision is no exception. With characteristic vigor, the panel's most conservative justice lashed out at his colleagues for concluding that the Affordable Care Act allows people on state insurance exchanges established by the federal government to receive subsidies.

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

washingtonpost.com — People who buy health insurance through state exchanges established by the federal government will remain eligible for subsidies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The 6-3 decision is a victory for the Obama administration and closes the book on what might be the last significant legal challenge to the 2010 health care law.
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Jul 02, 2015

I wrote a story about Medium, its ambitions and why it plays well in DC: washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost…

Jul 01, 2015

@katelaurielee Hey Kate -- Would you mind shooting me an email? Trying to get in touch with someone from Medium for a story. Ty

Jul 01, 2015

@matt_higginson Hey Matt -- Would you mind shooting me an email real fast? Trying to get in touch with someone from Medium for a story. Ty

Jun 25, 2015

So Meadows got his gavel back. Question is: to what degree did Chaffetz go rogue?

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