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Jason Linkins
Jason Linkins is a Political Reporter at the Huffington Post, covering media and politics. He's based in Washington, DC. Previously, he wrote for HuffPo's Eat The Press, and has also contributed to DCist and Wonkette.

Entries by Jason Linkins

Civilized Nations Don't Put Children In Brutal Prisons, So Why Do We?

(170) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:45 PM

So that happened. On this week's podcast, Dana Liebelson joins us to discuss her recent exposé of the prison system in Michigan, where children -- commingled with adult criminals -- are being broken, not rehabilitated. Plus: We discuss last week's marriage equality ruling and this week's new overtime...

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We Talked To Laura Bassett* About England's Heartbreaking Own Goal

(23) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON -- England lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Wednesday after Laura Bassett accidentally kicked the ball into her team's own net during the final minute of play.

Many people have confused England's Laura Bassett with HuffPost's Laura Bassett. We interviewed...

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Saying Goodbye To The Things That Made June Another Ridiculous Month On The 2016 Campaign Trail

(9) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 7:37 PM

Well, kids, another month of presidential electioneering is in the books. We've made it to July of 2015, and what a frabjous day it is for our nation. At this point, just about everyone who is going to try to run for president in the 2016 election cycle is in...

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Down In The Email Dumps With Hillary Clinton

(26) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Just in time for Canada Day, the State Department has loosed upon the world a trove of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails, forcing reporters across this great land of ours to comb through the cache, searching for ... you know, some stuff. What have we learned from the...

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Jeb Bush And His Favorite Strategist Are Going To Coordinate With Each Other All The Time

(21) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 6:17 PM

It's early days yet in the post-Citizens United era, and most of the nation is still in a very naive place. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who once warned that "that there will be huge scandals associated with this huge flood of money," is our Tiresias, just...

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Bobby Jindal To Fulfill Son's Dream Of Returning To Iowa, Also Is Running For President

(312) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 1:38 PM

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday joined the crowded field of candidates vying for the GOP's presidential nomination, and may even get the chance to appear in one of his party's debates, if he plays his cards right! But the first order of business in this day and age is...

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I Can't Stop Laughing At The 'True Detective' Bar Scene

(91) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 8:41 PM

If you'll grant me an indulgence, I'd like to take a moment to talk about what so many other people are talking about: Sunday's episode of HBO's "True Detective." What a world we live in that this thing was broadcast to the world on television -- an hour of over-sizzled...

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PolitiFact Goes 1-For-2 In Evaluation Of Obama's Mass Shootings Statement [UPDATED]

(49) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 5:59 PM

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," said President Barack Obama, in an emotional reaction to the mass shooting that claimed the lives of nine worshippers at the Emanuel African...

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Hot Howard Kurtz Scoop: 'It Is Intended Solely For The Named Addressee'

(8) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 12:37 PM

In his latest searing dispatch covering the media for Fox News, Howard Kurtz lowers the boom on the "reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians" that has arisen out of last week's tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina.

"This message and its attachments may contain legally privileged or confidential...

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Bernie Sanders Tells Us He Won't Make Obama's 'First Mistake' When He's President

(209) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 8:34 AM

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we talk to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about how he would get things done as president, discover the joys of hearing Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) deliver a magic trick, chat with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) about the fast-track trade bill's life after death,...

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Trail To The Chief: 10 Things Presidential Campaigns Could Do Without Edition

(16) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 5:28 PM

10 Things Presidential Campaigns Could Do Without Edition

As you may have heard, the Iowa Straw Poll -- one of the primary...

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Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High

(278) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:30 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a federal response to sky-high tuition rates that would allow anyone to attend a public university without taking on debt.

"Keep in mind that three out of...

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Still Nope.

(78) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 11:22 AM

Despite Tuesday's news, Eat The Press' position has not changed.

Thank you for your continued support of Eat The Press, your home for not taking Donald Trump seriously.

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Elizabeth Warren Explains Obama's Trade Troubles

(299) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 10:53 AM

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats dealt a blow to President Barack Obama's trade agenda on Friday, voting down a bill that would have cleared the way for passage of a series of controversial trade pacts.

Obama's highest-profile adversary on trade has been Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has criticized the president's...

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Guess Who's Back! (Maybe Mitt Romney, According To Area Man.)

(142) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 7:28 PM

Got some spicy hot 2016 speculation for you today, everyone! As you might recall, not long after this great and glorious new year dawned, the news came that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was contemplating whether he might gear up to start thinking about another presidential run. It...

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R.I.P. Iowa Straw Poll, 1979-2015

(27) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Ah, who doesn't love the Iowa Straw Poll? Whether it was the deep fried food on sticks, the reporters wearing sweet Iowa-themed tees from Raygun, or Republican candidates desperately pandering to a tiny sliver of their electorate, this straw poll had it all. But today, it's time to...

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Trail To The Chief: Ready For The World Edition

(40) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 2:07 PM

Ready for the World Edition

As Democratic adviser James Carville says, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Yes, presidential elections tend to focus on...

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BREAKING: Huffington Post Columnist Jason Linkins Accidentally Ingests Powerful Hallucinogens

(141) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 1:01 PM

Something is wrong, you guys. I've been dosed with... some kind of drug? I didn't realize it until I saw this, from Politico's Dylan Byers:

Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor Mark Halperin and Ann Romney, wife of Mitt, will co-host an early morning pilates session for wealthy Republican donors...
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Elizabeth Warren Tells Us That She Can't Even With Jamie Dimon's Mansplaining

(408) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 7:29 AM

So that happened. On this week's podcast, come for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) plan to fix higher education, stay for her throwing shade back on JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon. Also, we'll discuss whether you should strategically default on your student loans, and get the scoop from Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) on...

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Washington Post To Beltway Elites: 'Come Read This Terrible Newsletter!'

(10) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 9:47 PM

WASHINGTON -- If you like politics, and you like newsletters, then you are living in a golden age of early-morning tipsheets (like the HuffPost Morning Email!) and evening reader guides (like HuffPost Hill!) and weekend dispatches o' fun (like Emma Roller's "Some Bullshit!"), many...

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