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Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections

Steve Horn | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada's northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-term elections.

Why Are You Running for Senate?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Political campaigns love to develop a narrative and connect it to everything they say and do. But sometimes they overdo it, and the campaign narrative...

Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

The Myth of Mainstream Media Bias

Paul Milo | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Paul Milo

The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.

In This State, It's Already About President Paul

Politico | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Damon Thayer, a Republican state senator, rose on the Kentucky Senate floor Tuesday to respond to the critical speech a Democrat had just given about ...

Michael Calderone

Top Politico Writer Jumps To New Republic | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2014 | Media

NEW YORK – Jason Zengerle, a senior writer at Politico Magazine, is heading to The New Republic as a senior editor. Zengerle joined Politico Mag...

Jason Linkins

Politico Doesn't Want To Help People Understand The CBO's Obamacare Analysis | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Reading for comprehension can be hard for some people who work in the media. And we all know that the typical Congressional Budget Office report i...

Campaigns in Waiting: The Press Loved Bush's But Dumps on Clinton

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Keep in mind Clinton isn't even a candidate yet. And the general election won't be held for more than 1,000 days. But that hasn't stopped the Beltway press from obsessing over her on a daily basis and routinely detailing all the things wrong with Clinton's would-be run.

The Sinking Swing State?

Phil Campbell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Phil Campbell

I put this issue to my podcast buddies on The Ohio Revolt, and I was surprised by the conversation. For me, it may be an irreversible, inevitable decline. To them, it was an issue of better leadership and better long-term planning.

Don't Be Fooled by Latest Medicare Scare Campaign From an Insurance Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Ads supposedly sponsored by the Coalition for Medicare Choices started appearing last week warning that seniors will face higher costs, fewer benefits and a loss of provider choice if Congress and the administration don't take action.

14 Things The Republican Party Just Doesn't Get About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

In an era of soaring income inequality, stagnant wage growth and a dismal job market, the Republican Party has decided that its hard-line, welfare-moc...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

Media for Sale: Coal Lobby Buys Politico, Real Clear Politics Events

David_Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green

Last week, the political news website Real Clear Politics hosted a Washington D.C. event. Held at the gleaming Newseum, site of many such events, it was entitled, "U.S. Energy Policy: The Road Ahead," and appeared to be a genuine policy discussion. It was, in fact, an infomercial.

Well, It's All Over For Snapchat Now

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

How do you know when an app is no longer the absolute coolest thing and should be mercilessly shunned by the Youngs forever? When it is lousy with Tea...

Michael Calderone

Top Politico Reporter Joins Bloomberg News | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Politico's Jonathan Allen is joining Bloomberg News to cover the White House, 2016 presidential election and presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary ...

Politico Paints Comically Flattering Portrait Of Fox News Chief

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

In Sunday’s edition of “Playbook,” Politico’s Mike Allen included a massive excerpt of the new biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes by jour...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post, Politico Editors To Meet After Bombshell Mike Allen Reports | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Politico editor-in-chief John Harris and chief executive Jim VandeHei are expected to visit The Washington Post on Wednesday to discuss ...

The GOP's Tarnished Golden Boys

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

For a while, Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell were untouchable. The first major Republicans elected after the 2008 Obama landslide, the tough-as-na...

Teachers Are Workers

John Thompson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Lawmakers who have blue collar experience hold more pro-worker beliefs and work measurably harder to advance the interests of the working class.

The Story About Conservative Media That Should Terrify Progressives

Colin Holtz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Colin Holtz

Politico is up with a big story this week that should scare any progressive who cares about winning the war of ideas. It is ostensibly about how the right is copying the success of liberal outlets like the Huffington Post. In reality, it is a good reminder of just how badly the right is trouncing the left when it comes to media infrastructure.

What Ezra Klein's Possible Departure Illustrates About the Future of News

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

What should a 21st-century news organization look like? A single entity, run from the top, with a common set of values? Or a loose network of related projects, sharing a brand and to some extent a mission but operating semi-independently?

Meet The Obamacare Fixer

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Phil Schiliro’s work on Obamacare has come full circle. As President Barack Obama’s legislative director, Schiliro helped get the Affordable Care...

Former Tea Party Rep Goes Off The Grid, Now Lives In Remote Cabin

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s ...

'Politico' Gets Pressed About Journalism Scandal

The Washington Post | Erik Wemple | Posted 12.30.2013 | Media

On Nov. 20, the Erik Wemple Blog reported that “Playbook” author Mike Allen of Politico showed a discernible pattern of writing favorable blurbs a...