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Why Did The Washington Post Name The White House Staffer Accused In Prostitution Scandal?

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- On the night of Oct. 8, The Washington Post reported that White House aides had received information in April 2012 "suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest" of a presidential advance team staffer in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Secret Service prostitution scandal.

New York Times Reporter James Risen Finds ‘Crazy Is The New Normal' In War On Terror

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- New York Times reporter James Risen was surprised Sunday when former National Security Agency chief Michael Hayden said he doesn't see a need for the government to prosecute Risen for refusing to reveal a source. "I'm glad to see he feels that way these days," Risen said in an interview Monday with The Huffington Post.

Chuck Todd Defends Grimes 'Disqualified' Critique, But Says It's 'Cheap' To Use In TV Ad

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd stood by his recent comment that Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" by refusing to say who she voted for in the last presidential election, a remark highlighted by her Republican opponent, Mitch McConnell, in a new ad.

Keith Olbermann Apologized To Bill Clinton For MSNBC's 'Ceaseless' Lewinsky Coverage

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- Keith Olbermann once apologized to then-President Bill Clinton for his part in MSNBC's "ceaseless coverage" of the scandal over the president's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. An email describing Olbermann's apology, and a possible response from Clinton, appeared Friday in a batch of documents released by the National Archives and available through the Clinton Presidential Library.

Unnamed U.S. Officials Blame News Reports Based On Unnamed U.S. Officials For Militants' Escape

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The Associated Press reported Thursday that the U.S. fired 46 cruise missiles last month at Syria-based terrorist cell the Khorasan Group, but only killed one or two key militants. U.S. intelligence officials, speaking anonymously about classified information, suggested to the AP that the strikes didn't cripple the group "partly because many important members had scattered amid news reports highlighting their activities."

The New York Times Keeps Cutting Newsroom Jobs, But Headcount Doesn't Budge

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet recently announced plans to eliminate 100 jobs through voluntary buyouts or layoffs, marking another grim occasion for the beleaguered newspaper industry. Still, he noted, the Times has weathered previous cutbacks "better than most" and has preserved "a large and strong newsroom."

Politico Promotes Blake Hounshell, Reveals New Website Design In Staff Meeting

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The past month has been especially eventful at Politico, with the news organization announcing a new editor, losing an executive editor, hiring another executive editor, planning a new policy venture, launching another and gearing up for a European expansion.

Politico Sees Big Money In Expanding Its Labor Coverage

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- The percentage of American workers in unions is the lowest in nearly a century, and only two major newspapers still devote a reporter full-time to covering labor. But where some others outlets have scaled back, Politico sees an opportunity.

How The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig Broke Open The Secret Service Scandal

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- With the Secret Service under fire for a series of security lapses in presidential protection, there is one journalist who seems to have all the information. The White House, Congress and even Julia Pierson, who just resigned as director of the Secret Service, all learned details of the controversy from Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig.

Matt Bai: Gary Hart Media Frenzy Had ‘Profound Reverberations On Our Politics'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: NEW YORK -- When The New York Times Magazine recently published an excerpt from Matt Bai's newly released book on Gary Hart's media-fueled downfall, political prognosticators argued Bai had gotten something wrong: The Democratic contender was unlikely to ever win the 1988 election against Republican George. H.W.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @HuffPostMedia: Iranian TV says death of journalist in Turkey is 'very suspect' huff.to/1FrVqPN

Oct 20, 2014

RT @hunterw: .@bkcolin marked the times Andrew Cuomo attacked the press in his memoir. There were a lot. businessinsider.com/andrew-cuomo-c… pic.twitter.com/iqE6jFUufR

Oct 20, 2014

OC Register owner says LA Times is “spreading rumors about us to try and hurt our business.” nyti.ms/1yRWQkU

Oct 20, 2014

RT @HuffPostMedia: Egyptian paper reports 'apology' to NYTimes in English that is unapologetic in Arabic huff.to/1rTHCDc

Oct 20, 2014

Obama says being a Justice after presidency would be "a little bit too monastic for me” nyr.kr/1wiOhLx

Oct 19, 2014

Re-up: My look at @ajam’s “Midterms,” which premieres tonight at 9pm: huff.to/1mf1LYD

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