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Less Vetting Than the Average Godfather's Pizza Delivery Boy

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

If you haven't yet heard, the so-called "liberal media" is out to get Herman Cain.

Exxon Profits Ironically Jump 41% While Our Government Snoozes Away

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, Exxon's significant increase in profits of late comes after its Chairman and CEO virtually pleaded in May with the pooh-bahs of the Senate Finance Committee to rein in the excessive speculation, if not manipulation, of oil on the commodity exchanges.

Cain's Accuser Ready To Tell Her Story

Washington Post | By James V. Grimaldi | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

One of the women who accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment wants to tell her side of the story but is barred by a confid...

When Is a Scoop Ready to be Published?

ProPublica | Posted 01.01.2012 | Media

By Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica Politico's story on possible sexual harassment [2] by Herman Cain may be the biggest investigative scoop of the camp...

Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

All along I've never bought Herman Cain's non-campaign campaign for President.  I've believed from the beginning that he's playing Republican pri...

Huckabee Blames Other GOP Campaigns For Shocking Herman Cain Story

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said he could "almost guarantee" that the recent Politico story about sexual harassment allegatio...

Politico Reporter Kendra Marr Resigns After Editors Discover Incidents of Plagiarism

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Media

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Politico says a reporter has resigned after editors determined she had plagiarized stories about transportation, most recently from ...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: The Two Ways To Attack Elizabeth Warren | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress' Alyssa Rosenberg thinks that it may have been unwise for Massachusetts' Senate candidate to make her "I left my clothes on" remark, but...

Military Contractors Make Their Move on the Deficit Committee

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The new deficit commission is holding its first substantive meeting on Tuesday, and the military contractors are out in force to protect their profits.

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Newt Gingrich Attacks The Media Again | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2011 | Media

Newt Gingrich decided to fall back on his "attack the media" act during the NBC GOP debate on Wednesday. (Gingrich had a series of arguments with mode...

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...

Michael Calderone

Will Rick Perry's Aggressive Texas Media Strategy Work Nationally? | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.17.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- While Texas Gov. Rick Perry has grabbed headlines (and the spotlight) from his Republican rivals all week, members of the Texas press corp...

Jon Ward

Huntsman Turns His Back On Old Friend Who Leaked Personal E-Mails Revealing Campaign 'Drama' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

SALEM, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman made clear Thursday that an old friend whom he recently told he loved "like a brother" i...

Jason Linkins

Why Ask Hard Questions About The Impact Of Debt Ceiling Negotiations When You Can Party Instead? | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2011 | Media

Come one, come all, and celebrate the debt ceiling deal! Sure, we've no way of knowing if steep spending cuts will imperil the government's ability to regulate the sale of poisonous toys from China, but that's not journalism's job to worry about.

New York Times -- The Saga Continues

Geri Spieler | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

Can print journalists be objective about the future of news? Page One: Inside the New York Times and the Future of Journalism attempts to answer this question in 17 essays and interviews with respected and well-known writers.

Today's New Unemployment Numbers & Mitt Romney's Trip to England

David Helfenbein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

For all of the pundits who say that Obama is beatable the question is, beatable by whom? Mitt Romney? What has he recently been up to? He has been meeting with the British Prime Minister and other high level British officials.

Mandy Jenkins

Fake Tweeps in D.C. | Mandy Jenkins | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

As a scandal rooted in social media, it's fitting that Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) Twitter antics would lead to the creation of a fake Twitter acco...

Zach Carter

Geithner Blasts Wall Street, Defends Elizabeth Warren, Medicare | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a Politico breakfast on Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, mocked a House GO...

Jason Linkins

Politico's Deficit Hysteria, Take 34 | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

From time to time, America's ruling class deigns to quiz its subjects about the relative importance of various issues. Jobs and unemployment are the top priority for actual humans, while Beltway creatures maintain the idea that the deficit is the most pressing issue in America.

Michael Calderone

Which Magazines Won The Industry's Biggest Awards? | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Katie Couric kicked off Monday’s National Magazine Awards dinner by heaping praise on the influential editors, designers and writers gat...

Conspiracy Sideshows: From Birthers To Bin Laden | ELIZABETH DREW | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

The unhappy conclusion to be drawn from the last few days is that even the most extraordinary events in our history get reduced by diversionary "issue...

Jason Linkins

Politico Criticizes Obama For Following Advice Offered By Politico | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2011 | Media

Wednesday, Politico offered President Obama some advice on how to approach his afternoon deficit speech in a piece titled "7 things Obama needs to do....

On May 5, Will Birthers Be Asked for a Show of Hands?

Asher Smith | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

What happens if 2012 GOP hopefuls are asked to raise their hands if they have doubts about Obama's birthplace? There's a greater potential for backlash for candidates providing the "correct" answer.

Jason Linkins

Ben Quayle Sparks Comedy Battle With Politico At Fancy Dinner | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

Rep. Ben Quayle apparently crossed the line last night when he said something mean about a Beltway media organ at a fancy party for the media.

Jason Linkins

Media Is Starting to Panic Over Slow Start To The 2012 Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

The 2012 election: wasn't it supposed to have started by now? If you are a normal person, living your normal life, you probably don't really care. 2...