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Kellyanne Conway Refuses To Say Whether Trump Family Will Stop Suing The Media

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

Rachel Maddow grilled Kellyanne Conway on Thursday about how President-elect Donald Trump, his family and his administration plan to treat the media. ...

Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Discussed As Possible Trump Transition Chair

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel is being considered as a possible replacement to lead Donald Trump’s transition team, according to a source familiar wi...

Does Peter Thiel Know Who Invented Email?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics

Peter Thiel is a pretty big deal in Silicon Valley and among the world’s tech elites. He was a co-founder of PayPal, became an important early inves...

Gawker Settles Peter Thiel-Funded Lawsuit With Hulk Hogan

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.04.2016 | Media

After a protracted, yearslong legal battle, Gawker has settled with Hulk Hogan. The notoriously snarky (and now defunct) website had been under fire s...

Billionaire Calls Press Conference To Explain Why America Loves Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Billionaire Peter Thiel called a press conference at the National Press Club on Monday to tell the Washington press corps why people su...

Billionaire Trump Supporter Wrote That Women Cry Rape Due To ‘Belated Regret’ (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women

UPDATE Oct. 25: Thiel apologized in a statement to Forbes: “More than two decades ago, I co-wrote a book with several insensitive, crudely argued st...

Jeff Bezos Slams Trump But Defends His Controversial Billionaire Donor

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called out Donald Trump on Thursday for his treatment of the media and more broadly for “eroding” American democracy. “It...

Facebook Cites ‘Diversity’ As Reason To Keep Trump Donor On Board

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business

In the name of diversity, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is standing by the company’s controversial board member, billionaire ...

This Billionaire Once Bashed Women's Right To Vote, Now He's Donating To Trump

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

This is just too perfect: A tech billionaire who’s publicly said that giving women the vote was bad for democracy is giving $1.25 million to Donald ...

Why Democrats Would Be Smart To Let Trump Put Thiel On The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

The reasons that Peter Thiel will never wear the robes of a Supreme Court justice are too numerous to count, but let’s run through a few of them. Do...

Donald Trump Wants Peter Thiel On The Supreme Court, Sources Say

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has made it clear he will nominate Peter Thiel to the Supreme Court if he wins the presidency, Thiel has told friends, according to a sou...

No, Peter Thiel Didn't Win Any War Against 'Outing' -- And He Never Will

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Sexual orientation is about who you are, how you see the world and how you identify, not about your private sexual activity. And if you are public about it as a public person to a wide circle, it should be something reportable.

Gawker Media Was Saved, But Gawker.com Is Over

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.18.2016 | Media

Gawker.com, which punctured the egos of media executives and celebrities and injected a much-imitated snarky tone into internet writing, will shut dow...

Peter Thiel Gives Bizarre Defense Of His Crusade Against Gawker

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.16.2016 | Media

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel passionately justified his financial support for lawsuits against Gawker Media in a New York Times column on Monday, say...

Gawker CEO Nick Denton Files For Personal Bankruptcy

Reuters | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media

By Jessica DiNapoli Aug 1 Gawker Media Chief Executive Nick Denton filed for personal bankruptcy protection on Monday, according to court documents th...

Trump's GOP Inherits The Wind

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The choice in this election is illustrated by the stark contrast between running mates: the religious bullying of Mike Pence, who signed a law requiring funerals for aborted fetuses, versus the humble faith that drove the young Tim Kaine to teach carpentry and welding as a missionary in Honduras.

Gavin Newsom: Peter Thiel Doesn't Make Up For Anti-LGBT Mike Pence

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom took on the Republican Party’s anti-LGBT hypocrisy Wednesday during remarks at the Democratic Nati...

Trump's Top Tech Backer Won't Attend 'White-Nationalist Friendly' Event

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel’s name was recently removed from the list of speakers for the annual gathering of the Property and Freedom Society, a group that claims ...

Voters Can Choose U.S. Forecast: Bright Or Falling Skies

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The dark and treacherous skies Donald Trump invoked at the Republican National Convention last week have lifted as Democrats begin their meeting in Philly today with a healthy dose of optimism.

Donald Trump's Dark And Scary Night

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The GOP's new big dog blew the whistle Thursday night for nearly an hour and a half and it was loud and shrill enough to reach the ears of every angry, resentful, disaffected white American. The tone was divisive, dark, dystopian and grim.

Silicon Valley Is Not An American Utopia, No Matter What Peter Thiel Thinks

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, described a lost age of American prosperity when he stepped on stage at the Republican National Convention Thursd...

Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention: 'I Am Proud To Be Gay'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Peter Thiel on Thursday became the first openly gay Republican convention speaker in history to talk about his sexual orientation, and s...

Why Peter Thiel's Support Of Trump Makes The Tech Industry Uncomfortable

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology

On Thursday night, billionaire venture capitalist, Facebook board member, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel will speak at the Republican National Conv...

Peter Thiel Wants To Speak 'Frankly' About America's Problems, Won't Say What They Are

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business

Peter Thiel is speaking at the Republican National Convention because he doesn’t “think we can fix our problems unless we can talk about them fran...

An Openly Gay Speaker Will Address The GOP Convention For The First Time In 16 Years

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released the names of his convention speakers on Thursday morning, and included on the list o...