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Friday, October 24, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a plea from big money mastermind Karl Rove.

On Sept. 17, Rove, the co-founder of the super PAC and dark money duo American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, took to the Wall Street Journal editorial page to send out his billionaire bat-signal. read more


Thursday, October 23, 2014

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has an interesting vision of the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket: Hillary Clinton for president and Sen. Elizabeth Warren "looking over her shoulder so she doesn't stray too far." Speaking on HuffPost Live Wednesday about Clinton's domestic policy, Krugman said, "When she talks now, she sounds substantially to the left of the old Hillary Clinton." read more


Conservatives and liberals not only have different political views, they diverge sharply on what news sources they rely upon and trust, a survey has found. Liberals favor CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and the New York Times, but none of those sources more dramatically than another. Conservatives have an overwhelming favorite: Fox News Channel, according to a study of media habits released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. read more


Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices. read more


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The media and political world stopped on Tuesday night to remember the life of former Washington Post Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 93. In a statement, President Barack Obama called Bradlee "a true newspaper man" for whom journalism "was more than a profession -- it was a public good vital to our democracy." Bradley led the Post for 26 years, most famously when Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the story of the Watergate break-in that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Bradlee's most important decision, made with publisher Katharine Graham, may have been to print stories based on the Pentagon Papers, a secret Pentagon history of the Vietnam War. The Nixon administration went to court to try to quash those stories. read more


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