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German Publisher Reaches Agreement to Buy Politico

Protocol is included in the $1B deal

(Newser) - Germany publishing company Axel Springer said Thursday that it has signed a deal to buy US-based Politico and the tech news site Protocol from founder Robert Allbritton. Axel Springer already owns US properties including the online media company Insider and the business-oriented Morning Brew. Under the deal, the German publisher...

Skeptic Lays Out 3 Reasons Why Trump 2024 Is Doomed

Personality-based politicians have always faded, writes John F. Harris at Politico

(Newser) - President Trump and his supporters are making noises about a run in 2024, but John F. Harris predicts in a column at Politico that it's not going to happen. In fact, he thinks Trump's influence will fade pretty quickly once he's out of office. "Outsized outsiders...

The Public Is Behind Trump on Blagojevich
The Public Is
Behind Trump
on Blagojevich
OPINION

The Public Is Behind Trump on Blagojevich

Lots of people thought 14 years was excessive, writes Natasha Korecki

(Newser) - The backlash was swift Tuesday as President Trump commuted Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence for political corruption. But Politico reporter Natasha Korecki argues the move "isn't crazy." In a Tuesday op-ed, Korecki—who wrote about Blagojevich's case for the Chicago Sun-Times and in a subsequent...

Advertisers Need to Stop Boycotting Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson Boycott
Is Dumb and Dangerous
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Tucker Carlson Boycott Is Dumb and Dangerous

Media writer Jack Shafer doesn't want fickle companies having a say in coverage

(Newser) - Big advertisers keep pulling out of Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News over his comments that immigrants make the nation "poorer" and "dirtier." Media writer Jack Shafer is no fan of Carlson and his "retrograde views on race, minorities, gays, and women," but he'...

Trump 'Totally Willing' to Shut Gov't Over Border Wall Funding

President and the Dems aren't even close on the $5B figure he's throwing out there

(Newser) - President Trump said last Thursday he'd be OK with a government shutdown if he doesn't get the funding he wants on the US-Mexico border wall, and several days later, he hasn't changed his mind. With just over a week before Congress' Dec. 7 deadline to finish up...

What Her Love of Trump Has Cost Her: Her Grandson

Ben Bradlee Jr. profiles Trump super-fan Lynette Villano

(Newser) - When Ben Bradlee Jr. refers to "Mrs. Trump," he's not talking about Melania. Rather, it's a nickname that was bestowed upon Lynette Villano, 72, a die-hard Trump supporter living in Luzerne County, Pa. In a lengthy excerpt of The Forgotten published by Politico , Bradlee explains that...

Ex-WH Aide: Trump's Paper-Ripping Habit 'Craziest Thing Ever'

Aides were tasked with taping shredded documents back together

(Newser) - President Trump's "odd and enduring habit" of ripping paperwork to shreds when he's done with it has spawned a Politico report that's raising some eyebrows over a strange job apparently given to White House staffers. Solomon Lartey and Reginald Young Jr., two former White House aides...

Democrats Have Little Hope of Taking Senate Now
Democrats Have Little Hope
of Taking Senate Now
OPINION

Democrats Have Little Hope of Taking Senate Now

Don Blankenship's loss makes that clear, according to Politico analysis

(Newser) - Tuesday's primary results brought a dose of reality to Democrats: They have little or no chance of taking control of the Senate next year, writes Charlie Mahtesian at Politico . Democrats' hopes were raised briefly by the prospect of once-imprisoned coal executive Don Blankenship winning the GOP nomination in West...

In Pacific NW, an 'Intensifying Guerilla Warfare' Over Bitcoin

Mid-Columbia Basin's space, hydroelectric power has made it top site for bitcoin mining in US

(Newser) - You'd think any old region would do for a bitcoin mining business : Just set up a computer, solve a bunch of sophisticated math puzzles, and start raking in that sweet virtual currency. But as Paul Roberts' deep dive on Politico notes, that kind of computer power can require "...

Editor Resigns After Posting White Supremacist's Addresses

Politico's Michael Hirsh encouraged people to put the addresses to use

(Newser) - Michael Hirsh, the national editor of Politico Magazine, resigned Tuesday, hours after publishing the home addresses of a white nationalist leader, CNN reports. "Stop whining about Richard B. Spencer, Nazi, and exercise your rights as decent Americans. Here are his two addresses..." Hirsh posted on Facebook. Spencer is...

Big Media Surprise: Politico Losing Huge Names

Including CEO/co-founder Jim VandeHei, Politico Playbook journo Mike Allen

(Newser) - In a surprise announcement that its owner says "[makes] perfect sense for the publication," one of the co-founders of Politico, as well as perhaps its most prominent journalist, will be leaving the publication, the New York Times reports. CEO Jim VandeHei, who helped launch the site in 2007,...

How Politico Destroyed the Post
 How Politico 
 Destroyed 
 the Post 
OPINION

How Politico Destroyed the Post

Ross Douthat: For the WaPo to thrive again, Jeff Bezos must defeat Politico

(Newser) - The Washington Post coulda been a contender. Though the Internet has killed off and worn down many legacy media mastheads, it has allowed others to position themselves as new brands for specific national audiences, writes Ross Douthat in the New York Times : "The Wall Street Journal has a clear...

Paul Ryan Doesn't Call Romney 'the Stench'

Joke column sets off a media mess

(Newser) - The most-talked-about political story today ended up being the story about a story. If you heard references to the "stench" today, here's the tale:
  • Politico columnist Roger Simon wrote a piece about Romney-Ryan with this line: (Ryan) "has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like,
...

Politico Yanks Reporter Over His Todd Akin Defense

Can some agree not all reported rapes are rapes, asks Catanese

(Newser) - Politico has yanked a reporter off coverage of controversial Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin after the writer defended the congressman's comments about "legitimate rape" victims, reports the Washington Post . Akin claimed—then apologized for his comments—that some mysterious biological mechanism stops "legitimate rape" victims from...

FBI Probed GOP Skinny-Dipping in Galilee Sea

Congressmen's 'fact-finding mission' took a boozy turn

(Newser) - At least one GOP congressman who couldn't walk on water decided to go skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee instead. A group of Republican congressmen, aides, and family members boozed it up and cooled off in the water—one of them nude—during an official fact-finding trip to the...

Politico Reporter Suspended Over Romney 'White Folks' Dig

Joe Williams implies Mitt 'awkward' around non-whites

(Newser) - Politico has suspended White House correspondent Joe Williams following his implication that Mitt Romney is only at ease among "white folks." Williams told Martin Bashir on MSNBC yesterday that Romney is "very, very comfortable ... with people who are like him," Thus he can be "awkward"...

Last 2 Print Reporters Abandon Gingrich

But candidate still vows he'll soldier on to convention

(Newser) - It's a good thing Newt Gingrich didn't like that pesky old mainstream media anyway, because the print media has pulled its last embedded reporters from Gingrich's flailing campaign, reports Politico , which employed one of the last two reporters dedicated to covering the candidate. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was...

Cain's Next Move: Sue Politico?

Rep says he is considering legal action against site

(Newser) - As Herman Cain’s sexual harassment allegations keep piling up , his campaign is considering unspecified legal action against the publication that started it all. “This is likely not over with Politico from a legal perspective,” a Cain rep tells the Washington Post . But Politico’s executive editor says...

Darrell Issa Fires Spokesman Who Shared Reporters' Emails With Another Journalist
 Issa Fires Spokesman 
 Over Email Flap 
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Issa Fires Spokesman Over Email Flap

Kurt Bardella shared journalists' emails with a reporter

(Newser) - The congressman in charge of investigating Congress made quick work of an investigation into his own staff. Darrell Issa, the aggressive chair of the House Oversight panel, fired spokesman Kurt Bardella today because he shared journalists' emails with a New York Times reporter, the Hill reports. ( Click for an...

Darrell Issa Probing Own Staffer

House Oversight Committee chairman's press secretary faces probe

(Newser) - The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the behavior of his own press secretary. Darrell Issa says he's trying to determine whether Kurt Bardella improperly shared emails from other journalists with New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich, who is writing a book about Capitol...

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