Tag: Washington Post

Elijah Cummings Comes With Receipts, Claims the White House Is Involved in ‘Unprecedented Level of Stonewalling’

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) President Donald Trump consistently calls the Democrats the “Obstructionist Party.” The President, who loves a cold Forbes magazine smacked against his untanned naked buttocks, claims that when it comes to pushing his raggedy bills through Congress, the Dems don’t want to play fair. As such the president of people who […]

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Editorial Observer: Who Will Save the Rain Forest?

The indigenous peoples of the Amazon rain forest are the shock troops in the struggle against climate change. “We are the first ones to be affected,” says Sônia Guajajara, one of Brazil’s best known indigenous leaders. “We’re seeing floods that last longer, we’re seeing droughts that are longer, we’re seeing a reduction in fish with […]

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Kamala Harris Failed to Disclose Crime Lab Misconduct as San Francisco District Attorney

Image: Getty Images Democratic presidential hopeful and California Senator Kamala Harris has spent a considerable portion of time on the campaign trail defending her record as San Francisco district attorney and attorney general of California. As former “top cop,” Harris, who billed herself as a “progressive prosecutor” has defended her tenure against closer looks at […]

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Will Kamala Harris’ Handling of Crime Lab Misconduct While SF District Attorney Hurt Her Bid for President?

Image: Getty Images Democratic presidential hopeful and California Senator Kamala Harris has spent a considerable portion of time on the campaign trail defending her record as San Francisco district attorney and attorney general of California. As former “top cop,” Harris, who billed herself as a “progressive prosecutor” has defended her tenure against closer looks at […]

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Eric Holder Won’t Run for President, Saying He’ll Fight Gerrymandering Instead

Eric H. Holder Jr., the former United States attorney general, announced on Monday that he would not run for president in 2020 and would instead work to end gerrymandering. “Though I will not run for president in 2020, I will continue to fight for the future of our country through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee […]

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Justin Fairfax’s Second Accuser Reaffirms Offer to Testify in Public

Image: Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax arrives in the Senate chamber at the Virginia State Capitol, February 7, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia state politics are in a state of upheaval, with Governor Ralph Northam and State Attorney General Mark Herring both admitting to past uses of blackface and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax accused of […]

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Few Are Inspired to Follow America’s Lead on Iran

Nearly 30 years ago, the United States used its diplomatic clout to persuade Israel and its Arab neighbors to meet publicly for the first time, at the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference, which opened the door to greater Arab acceptance of Israel. On Wednesday and Thursday, leaders of Israel and Arab states met publicly again, at […]

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Washington Post Finds Itself in the Middle of the Jeff Bezos Story

Jeff Bezos says owning The Washington Post is a “complexifier” for him. The newspaper could say the same about him. The paper has flourished under Mr. Bezos’ ownership. Since he bought the newspaper in 2013 for $250 million, The Post has added over 200 people to its newsroom, which now numbers 900 journalists, and won […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Extortion Claim Said to Be Under Review by Prosecutors

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the owner of The Washington Post, did not become the world’s richest man by refusing to do what it takes to win. And now that he finds himself in a mud fight with the supermarket tabloid that exposed his extramarital affair, he is showing off the same will […]

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Tensions Over Political Resistance to Amazon Boil Over in New York

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on political opponents of a deal to bring Amazon to New York City, warning that they would face the wrath of voters if the company pulled out and took […]

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Jeff Bezos vs. The National Enquirer: How a Tabloid Tale Escalated, and Exploded

A surprise divorce announcement by the world’s richest man, steamy texts, a private investigation, claims of blackmail — and a suspicion that politics are behind it all. These aren’t plot points in a movie coming soon to Amazon Prime. They’re the increasingly surprising events swirling around Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder. Mr. Bezos raised the […]

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Complexifier, Mr. Bezos? It Is a Real Word, Just Not in English.

You’re the world’s richest man, you are making public allegations of blackmail and extortion and mentioning photos of your “semi-erect manhood.” You can probably use any language you choose. But “complexifier”? Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, threw that multisyllabic hand grenade into his 2,100 word-blog post as he described his accusations against American Media […]

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Bezos’ Security Chief Is a Guardian to the Stars

Gavin de Becker, Jeff Bezos’ longtime security chief, may run his own consulting firm, write books, operate a private luxury terminal at Los Angeles International Airport and develop threat-assessment tools. But he is really selling only one thing: peace of mind. For more than four decades, Mr. de Becker, 64, has counseled the United States […]

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Gavin de Becker, Bezos’ Security Chief, Is a Guardian to the Stars

Gavin de Becker, Jeff Bezos’ longtime security chief, may run his own consulting firm, write books, operate a private luxury terminal at Los Angeles International Airport and develop threat-assessment tools. But he is really selling only one thing: peace of mind. For more than four decades, Mr. de Becker, 64, has counseled the United States […]

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Excerpts From Jeff Bezos’ Blog Post Accusing National Enquirer of Blackmail

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon and the richest man in the world, published an extraordinarily personal blog post on Thursday that accused the owner of The National Enquirer of trying to blackmail him in order to stop an investigation into how the tabloid had obtained private messages and pictures sent between him and […]

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The Rise of the Robot Reporter

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise. Roughly a third of the content published by Bloomberg News uses some form of automated technology. The system used by the company, Cyborg, is able to assist reporters in […]

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U.N. Execution Expert Will Investigate Khashoggi Killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — An expert from the United Nations human rights office will look into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist killed in October by Saudi agents, the agency said on Friday. Agnès Callamard, the special rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, will lead the inquiry into […]

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Gray Ladies

Jill Abramson’s new book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, is billed as a “definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade,” even as Abramson concedes halfway through that “[a]ny narrative, even one that is scrupulously factual and deserving of the omniscient third-person voice […]

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What Jill Abramson Gets Wrong About the Future of Journalism

Jill Abramson’s new book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, is billed as a “definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade,” even as Abramson concedes halfway through that “[a]ny narrative, even one that is scrupulously factual and deserving of the omniscient third-person voice […]

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