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From A Gay Republican

[guest post by Dana] From a Q & A column in the Washington Post comes this question: Dear Civilities: I’m a gay Republican, and am often confronted by my gay friends during election season. They wonder how I could be part of a political party that, in their eyes, condemns homosexuality. I’ve alienated myself from […]

Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation for possible leak: Report

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The grand jury weighing charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson is being investigated for misconducts after allegations online that one juror has discussed the proceedings with a friend, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. St. Louis County prosecutor’s office...

Washington Post Reporter Ed O'Keefe Covers "Manipulative," "Semi-Stalkerish" Democrat Fundraising Email Solicitations

Well I was just complaining the media wasn't covering this obvious story. Ed O'Keefe does. Including with the "manipulation" angle. From shaming to semi-stalking, Democrats flood inboxes for last-minute campaign cash by Ed O'Keefe... Ahead of a quarterly fundraising...

Headline of the Day

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

From the Washington Post: Ebola panic in America might help save lives in Africa. Two weeks ago, I met a friend in a bar for his birthday and we started talking—like we do—about the latest catastrophes. He had a story about a friendShow More Summary

‘Ethnic cleansing for a better world’ — Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves

In his new book, Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, no stranger to racial controversy, says that the Palestinians caused their own expulsion from their lands in 1948 by resisting Zionist immigration. "They simply had to be pushed out... the enemy had to go."

John Wall Feels Overlooked Among NBA Point Guards

It didn’t take long for the chip on John Wall’s shoulder to reveal itself this season. Going into his fifth year in the NBA, the Washington Wizards’ All-Star point guard […] The post John Wall Feels Overlooked Among NBA Point Guards appeared first on SLAMonline.

Here’s how to use Snapchat (and how not to use Snapchat)

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

One packed session from ONA14 was Mobile Bootcamp: Snapchat. Masuma Ahuja, digital editor of The Washington Post, led the session on the social tool that doesn’t drive traffic to stories. Instead, it helps reporters and news organizations...Show More Summary

Super Ramp Final, Skate For The Cure 2014

CA Productions brings you the Super Ramp Final from the 2014 EZ Rocks Skate For The Cure event in Bellevue, Washington. The post Super Ramp Final, Skate For The Cure 2014 appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

WaPo’s Zach Goldfarb Joins Financial Desk as Policy Editor

9 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

The Washington Post today announced in a memo to staff that Zach Goldfarb, a staff writer who covers the White House, will join the Post’s financial desk as a policy editor for a six-month term with the option to extend. In this role,...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter

In addition to the anniversaries mentioned in a previous post, we would be remiss in not wishing a happy birthday to Georgia’s only President, Jimmy Carter, who turns 90 today. Over at the Washington Examiner, they have a story describing...Show More Summary

Monday’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ Earns Second Highest Ratings for 2014

10 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Monday night following Carol Leonnig‘s Washington Post piece that the September 19 White House fence-jumper made it to the East Room of the White House, FOX News Channel’s ”Special Report with Bret Baier” posted its second highest rated program of the year with nearly 2.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Show More Summary

Get Ready to Pop the Champaign

That is Aaron Blake’s advice for the White House (Washington Post): “For the first time since January, President Obama is polling a 50 percent approval rating on an issue: his handling of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.” The newest WaPo-ABC poll shows 50 percent approve of Obama’s handling of the Islamic State, as […]

Was President Obama Directly in Danger While in Atlanta?

The Washington Post reports on the latest Secret Service security breach, which happened just a few days ago here in Atlanta. A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. Show More Summary

The Hunt For Vinyl Record Presses

While we all know that record pressing plants are facing a shortage of presses, we also know that some plants are finding new presses somewhere, somehow. Mark Guarino at The Washington Post does an excellent job of finding out more about the pressures plants face seeking presses, parts and keeping equipment running. Show More Summary

Food Blog Thug Kitchen Is Run By White People Who Think The Word “Thug” Is Funny

The creators of the vegan food blog Thug Kitchen are white and excuse me but I’m completely unsurprised. The Washington Post is saying that it doesn’t matter, and Roxane Gay is bringing up the important point that it speaks volumes that a lot of people heard “thug” and immediately thought “black.” And I get that, [...]

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1. Are European money market funds breaking the buck? 2. The top ten essays since 1950. 3. Did the Fed and Treasury work against each other? 4. Reddit tales of ZMP workers. 5. What is the Bezos plan for The Washington Post? 6. Brad DeLong’s points on Ebola. 7. The great Srinivas, the Indian mandolin […]

70 percent of Americans support attacking ISIS in Syria

A robust majority of Americans support President Obama's plan to conduct airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, according to an ABC News/ Washington Post poll out Wednesday. In the survey, 70 percent of adults say they support the airstrikes, while 26 percent say they do not. Show More Summary

U.S. Construction Spending Posts Surprise Decline In August

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in August, hit by weaker private spending outside the housing sector and a pullback in public investments. Construction spending dropped 0.8 percent to an annual...Show More Summary

Eric Holder is a Back Door Man (Tech Edition)

13 hours agoNews : Reason

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is perpetuating a bipartisan raid on privacy, reports The Washington Post. He's calling on tech makers to provide "backdoors" to products and services so that law enforcement can route around encryption...Show More Summary

WaPo’s Chris Cillizza on Katharine Weymouth Departure: ‘It’s the end of an era’

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Today marks a significant day at The Washington Post: the first since 1933 that someone from the Graham or Meyer family is not a part of its leadership. Tuesday was Katharine Weymouth‘s final day as publisher and CEO of The Washington...Show More Summary

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