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Wall Street Journal Held Hillary Clinton's Libya 'Responsibility' Comment For Several Days

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made big news Monday night by telling CNN that she accepts responsibility for security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, at the time of the deadly Sept. 11 attack.

Original Iraq War Skeptics Find the Rekindled Debate Maddening

billmoyers.com — This post first appeared at The Huffington Post. WASHINGTON - Though there were some bumps, leading Republican presidential candidates in the past week settled on an Iraq war narrative. Yes, the intelligence turned out to be faulty, so much so that there wouldn't be a strong enough case to authorize the invasion in retrospect.

Fox News To Limit Republican Debate To Top 10 In National Polls

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Fox News will limit the number of participants at the Republican Party's first primary debate to candidates finishing in the top 10 of an average of national polls. Michael Clemente, the network's Executive Vice President of News Editorial, said in a Monday release that the network will rely on five national polls leading up to Aug.

Original Iraq War Skeptics Find The Rekindled Debate Maddening

huffingtonpost.com — WASHINGTON -- Though there were some bumps, leading Republican presidential candidates in the past week settled on an Iraq war narrative. But when President George W. Bush made the call, there was consensus that something had to be done about the threat posed by Iraq.

The Washington Post's Reid Wilson Joins Morning Consult To Launch Congress Section

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Washington Post political reporter Reid Wilson is leaving the paper to launch a Congress section for Morning Consult, a growing digital politics and policy outlet. Wilson will serve as the both Congress editor and chief political correspondent.

RNC Chair Reince Priebus Signals He Can Overrule Networks' Choice Of GOP Debate Moderators

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday night that ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos "was never going to moderate a Republican debate anyway," suggesting the party has the power to prevent a network from assigning the journalist of its choice.

The New York Times Gives Validity To Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden Claim, Though Not In Its News Pages

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall, who covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for 12 years at the paper and wrote a book on her experience in the region, is clearly an authority on the U.S. presence there since the Sept.

George Stephanopoulos' 2016 Role Suddenly Less Certain Amid Criticism Over Clinton Foundation Donations

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos' status as a journalistic gatekeeper in the 2016 elections took a hit Thursday after it was revealed that he gave $50,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation. The donations, which were sitting in plain view on the Clinton Foundation website, had gone unnoticed until the conservative Washington Free Beacon began asking questions Wednesday night.

NBC News Walks Back Claim That Pakistani Officer Gave Bin Laden's Location To CIA

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- NBC News has walked back its Monday report that a Pakistani intelligence officer provided the CIA with Osama bin Laden's whereabouts a year before the U.S. raid in May 2011, a claim that ran counter to the Obama administration's narrative of events but supported a key detail in an explosive new story by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh.

Journalists Try Shaming Hillary Clinton Into Speaking To The Press

huffingtonpost.com — NEW YORK -- In the months leading up to the 2008 Iowa caucus, reporters covering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign grew increasingly frustrated by their lack of access to the Democratic frontrunner. Such complaints make for easy Twitter fodder these days, but two election cycles ago, journalist grumbling was still largely confined to the back of the press bus.
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May 22, 2015

Re-up: How WSJ held Monica Langley's Oct. 2012 interview with Hillary on Benghazi: huff.to/1cShtVu

May 22, 2015

RT @froomkin: Media Executives Are Drooling Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle interc.pt/1c9hK5R by @lhfang

May 22, 2015

Santorum criticizes Fox’s reliance on national polls for debate: nyti.ms/1R9W9tM

May 22, 2015

RT @jamieson: .@Milbank rejoins the Guild at WaPo, citing decline of unions and worsening inequality. Will he spur other Posties? washingtonpost.com/opinions/labor…

May 22, 2015

"Mr. Christie swore gratuitously and enthusiastically...rendering many one-liners unprintable in this publication." nyti.ms/1GtNwXY

May 21, 2015

After selling The Root, Graham Holdings says it has no plans to sell Slate or Foreign Policy.

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