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Global Maidan: A Gathering in NYC for Civic Activists

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 12.29.2014 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

As Ukrainians face another long winter, with fighting continuing in the east, and Putin as bombastic and determined as ever, a network of activists around the world have organized an event to inspire new ideas for the years ahead.

Michael Calderone

Politico Promotes Blake Hounshell, Reveals New Website In Staff Meeting | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– The past month has been especially eventful at Politico, with the news organization announcing a new editor, losing an executive editor...

Michael Calderone

New Politico Editor Susan Glasser Wants To 'Win The Morning' -- And The Afternoon And Evening | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- On Thursday morning, Politico cofounders John Harris and Jim VandeHei introduced Susan Glasser to the entire Rosslyn, Virginia, newsroom...

Michael Calderone

Politico Management Shake-Up Expected | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Politico Magazine Editor Susan Glasser is expected to be promoted this week to a larger leadership position at the Washington political ...

Michael Calderone

Politico Parters With Axel Springer For European Expansion | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico announced Tuesday that the Washington news organization is partnering with Berlin-based media company Axel Springer to launch a n...

Five Years After the Blagojevich Arrest, Where Are They Now?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Monday marked the five-year anniversary of Rod Blagojevich's arrest. What followed made Illinois a national punch-line and represented a new low point for Illinois politics.

The Trippiest Kickstarter Pitch We've Seen

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy

Fans of good humor writing, take heed: You can help fund the publishing of the second edition of a well-received 'zine featuring some of today's top c...

Jason Linkins

Politico's Harris And VandeHei Are Sick Of Your Politico Critiques | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Every interview with Politico's two-headed hydra, John Harris and Jim VandeHei, is a tiny little puzzle-box treasure. And credit must be dispensed: Th...

Talking To Politico's Editors | Posted 08.18.2013 | Media

The dominant mode of Washington journalism tends to both reflect and entrench the values of its era. The eminent writers and editors of the immediate ...

Michael Calderone

Politico Lays Off Staffers Amid Restructuring | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Since its 2007 debut, Politico has expanded its newsroom quickly while some legacy media outlets, like the Washington Post, have scaled ba...

Michael Calderone

Inside The Politico 'Cult' | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

On an early May evening, Politico executive editor and co-founder Jim VandeHei rallied his troops on the 30th floor of Allbritton Communications, loca...

Blagojevich's Former Chief Of Staff Gets 10-Day Prison Sentence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Although Rod Blagojevich is in Colorado serving a 14-year prison sentence, his presence was felt more than 900 miles away Wednesday as...

Celebrating Leonard Cohen With AC Newman (Video Exclusive), Plus Grammytech 3 With Co-Broadcast Mixer John Harris

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

To celebrate Leonard Cohen's legendary 40+ years in music and his upcoming new album Old Ideas, a handful of today's artists have recorded a cover of their favorite Leonard Cohen song for Old Ideas With New Friends.

Michael Calderone

How Obama-Boehner Rift Ensnared NBC and Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- NBC and Politico will co-host a Republican presidential debate on Sept. 7, shortly after President Obama addresses a joint session of Cong...

Blagojevich Defense To Government's Star Witness

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors in Rod Blagojevich's retrial heard a union leader testify Monday that the former governor said he wanted a cabinet post during ...

Blagojevich's Former Chief Of Staff Expected To Testify About Obama's Senate Seat

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Two years into his second term, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich was eager to ditch Illinois for a high-paying, high-powered job elsewhere, a...

Former Blagojevich Aide To Testify Early In Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM and KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich focused quickly Tuesday on the most serious and sensational allegation &ndash...

Blagojevich Heard On Tape Considering Oprah For Obama's Senate Seat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A secretly made FBI tape shows that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich weighed the possibility of naming Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. S...

John Harris: Rod Blagojevich Wondered What He Could Get For Obama's Senate Seat

AP | MICHAEL TARM and DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — At times agitated, excited or profane, Rod Blagojevich sorted through ways he could benefit personally from the U.S. Senate seat vacat...

Crazy or Reasonable Belief? The Latest From the Blagojevich Trial

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Thus far in the trial, we have not heard one Obama advisor tell Blagojevich, "No, you cannot seek something in exchange from Obama. That is illegal and you will go to prison." Not once.

Blago Tapes Played In Court: Ex Gov Irked By 'Thankful' Message From Obama Aide

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sounding at times desperate and dispirited, and at other times enthusiastic and grandiose, Rod Blagojevich was captured on tape strategizing about how...

Blagojevich Trial: On Tape, Blago Says He Wants 'A Good Gig' For Seat

AP | MICHAEL TARM and MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Days after the November 2008 election, Rod Blagojevich sent word to Barack Obama that he would name one of the president-elect's close...

Blagojevich Trial: Bradley Tusk Explains Blago's Attempt To Shakedown Rahm Emanuel

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A prosecution witness painted a portrait of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as someone who rarely went to the office, was oftentimes hard to reach and who...

Jason Linkins

Politico's Cheney Coverage: Editor Defends Its Stenography | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If it were possible to, say, hog-tie John Harris with Wonder Woman's truth-compelling Golden Lasso, here's what he'd say about the Politico and Dick Cheney: they are in a co-dependent, enabling relationship.

Stenography 101: How the Press Let Palin and Cheney Rig the System

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Journalists have set aside what had been decades' worth of guidelines and embraced special new rules for how Cheney and Palin get treated. In a word, it's stenography.