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Michael Calderone is the Senior Media Reporter for The Huffington Post. He previously covered media and politics for Politico, the New York Observer, and Yahoo! News. Calderone holds a master's degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English from Rutgers University. He lives in Brooklyn.

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McClatchy Expected To Close Foreign Bureaus By End Of Year

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 10:15 AM

NEW YORK – The McClatchy Company, a chain of more than 30 U.S. newspapers, is expected to close its foreign bureaus by the end of 2015, according to sources familiar with the plans.

Following rumors in August that McClatchy might shutter its five bureaus -- Beijing, Mexico City, Istanbul, Berlin and...

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Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

(34) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 6:36 PM

In the hours before House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) abruptly withdrew his candidacy to be the next...

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Anderson Cooper Prepares For First Democratic Debate -- With Or Without Joe Biden

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 10:27 AM

NEW YORK -- As Anderson Cooper traveled through Germany, Austria and Greece last week to cover the refugee migrant crisis, Las Vegas wasn't far from his mind. 

By day, the CNN host was busy reporting in Europe for “60 Minutes,” but turned each night to stacks of candidate research...

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News Organizations Caught In Biden Limbo Along With Biden

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 9:19 AM

NEW YORK -- “Will He Run? Biden Speculation Mounts.”

That Wall Street Journal headline appeared on June 28, but it could be just as applicable this week as Vice President Joe Biden still is in the process of considering a...

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Huffington Post Employees In Talks To Unionize

(5) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 9:16 PM

NEW YORK -- Huffington Post employees are in discussions with the Writers Guild of America, East, to organize a union, according to a statement released Wednesday.

"In 10 years, Arianna Huffington has built The Huffington Post into a digital-media powerhouse," reads the organizing committee's statement. "The creative...

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McClatchy's Jonathan Landay Joining Reuters

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 4:10 PM

NEW YORK -- McClatchy's Jonathan Landay, who was part of the reporting team credited with the most skeptical coverage of the Bush administration's case for war in Iraq, is heading to Reuters to cover national security, according to a memo obtained by The Huffington Post. 


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Donald Trump’s Anti-Iraq War Claims Still Go Unchallenged In Interviews

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 12:35 PM

NEW YORK -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump said several times on Tuesday morning that he came out against the Iraq War before the U.S. invaded the country in 2003, even though there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that he publicly opposed the invasion until after it...

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Al Jazeera America Digital Journalists Vote To Unionize

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:58 PM

NEW YORK -- Digital journalists at Al Jazeera America voted Tuesday to organize with the NewsGuild of New York, in an election prompted after the network did not voluntarily recognize the union.

Thirty-two employees voted in favor of unionizing, while five voted against. Al...

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RedState Names Leon Wolf Managing Editor As Erick Erickson Prepares Exit

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 1:01 PM

NEW YORK -- RedState named Leon Wolf as its new managing editor Monday as longtime editor Erick Erickson transitions out of his role leading the influential conservative news and opinion site. 

Though Salem Media Group -- which bought RedState last year -- hasn't publicly commented on Erickson's...

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New York Times Briefly Removed Oregon Shooting Report Taken From Local Paper

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 5:39 PM

NEW YORK -- The New York Times briefly removed a report Thursday describing how the Umpqua Community College gunman ordered people to stand up and state their religion, a brief story that had already been picked up by several news outlets and  spread across...

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Michael Bloomberg States Support For Bloomberg Politics After Report He's Soured On Star Journalists

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 9:54 AM

NEW YORK -- Michael Bloomberg expressed support Friday for Bloomberg Politics, following a report he doesn't plan to renew the contracts of star political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann after the 2016 elections.

“I’ve become a devotee of Bloomberg Politics," Bloomberg said in a statement to...

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Vatican Watcher Scooped National Media On Pope Francis Meeting Kim Davis

(8) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 9:39 AM

NEW YORK -- Several thousand journalists recently covered Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States -- and yet, his meeting with controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis remained a secret until two days after the pontiff left the country. 

Robert Moynihan, who 

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43 Times Donald Trump Has Attacked The Media As A Presidential Candidate

(3) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 3:18 PM

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump swears he's not thin-skinned.

"I don't mind a bad story," he told CBS News anchor Scott Pelley on Sunday night. "If you did a bad story on me for '60 Minutes,' if it were a fair story I wouldn't be thin-skinned...

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Politico Plans Expansion To 50 States And Major World Capitals By 2020

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 2:08 PM

NEW YORK -- Politico is planning a significant domestic and international expansion over the next five years, with ambitions to employ more political and policy journalists in Washington, Europe and across U.S. state capitals than any other publication, according to an email obtained by The Huffington Post.


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Senator Mark Kirk's Campaign Pre-Emptively Bashes Chicago Tribune Ahead Of Negative Story

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign aggressively pushed back Friday against allegations the Illinois Republican verbally and physically abused staff, two days before The Chicago Tribune is expected to publish such claims. 

In an unusual pre-emptive strike, Kirk’s campaign manager Kevin Artl provided his correspondence with veteran Tribune investigative...

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CBS 'Face the Nation' Lands John Boehner Sunday Exclusive

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 10:41 AM

NEW YORK -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who announced plans Friday to resign next month from Congress, will appear live Sunday on "Face the Nation" in an exclusive interview. 

Boehner had been scheduled to pre-tape an interview Friday with "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson, a...

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Donald Trump Suggests His Social Media Megaphone Is Better Than Owning The New York Times

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 10:10 AM

On the first night of Donald Trump’s boycott of Fox News, he was, unsurprisingly, watching Fox News to see what they said about him.

And Trump didn’t like what he saw, especially when National Review editor Rich Lowry said that former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina...

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Donald Trump Vows To Boycott Fox News, Reigniting Feud With The Network

(4) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 12:58 PM

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump is done with Fox News ... again.

Trump, who got into a public feud with the network after last month’s Republican presidential debate, tweeted Wednesday that he is boycotting Fox News.

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CNBC Preserves 'Undercard' Debate For Next Month's Republican Event

(1) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 9:57 AM

NEW YORK -- CNBC announced plans Wednesday for next month's Republican presidential debate, assuaging fears among second-tier candidates that they would be kept off the stage as the large field begins to winnow. 

The business network will air a debate on Oct. 28 at 8...

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Donald Trump Still Phoning It In To The Media

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 1:34 PM

NEW YORK -- Presidential candidates have traditionally flocked to Sunday morning shows during campaign season to make their cases directly to the American people. This past weekend was no exception, as a half-dozen 2016 contenders appeared in TV studios or remotely on camera. 

Republican front-runner Donald Trump, however,...

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