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Guardian and Washington Post share Pulitzer Prize for NSA reporting

The Washington Post and The Guardian US were awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for public service journalism for revelations on secret US surveillance programs. The two newspapers shared the prestigious US award for reporting based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Pulitzer committee…

Conservatives lash out at Charles Krauthammer for saying Benghazi scandal is ‘over’

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer set off a firestorm earlier this week when he said that his fellow Republicans need to let go of their quixotic obsession with the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Think Progress reported that in the wake of the statements, conservatives have lashed out…

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to U.S. for first time after breaking Snowden story

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden’s leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. Greenwald and Poitras flew into…

Funeral for Mickey Rooney back on track after family resolves court dispute

Rival factions of Mickey Rooney’s family struck a legal deal on Friday to resolve an unseemly row which had threatened to cloud funeral arrangements for the Hollywood legend. They went to court after disputes involving Rooney’s estranged wife, some of his children and the conservator of his Estate flared up…

Glenn Greenwald returns to the United States for first time since NSA revelations

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden’s leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. Greenwald and Poitras flew into…

Millions ready for ‘Mad Men’ final season

Pour a large Old Fashioned and pull up an Eames chair: after countless cocktails, numerous infidelities and a litany of sexist jokes, hit US television drama “Mad Men” is finally drawing to a close. The mid-century morality tale, admired almost as much for its achingly cool depiction of 1960s fashion…

Colbert on Letterman: ‘I learned more from watching Dave’ than I did in college

Stephen Colbert made a brief reference Thursday night on his current program about his next job. The audience greeted Colbert, who was named earlier in the day as the next host of CBS’ “Late Show,” with thundering applause and chanted his name. “There was some big news last week that…

Twitter conservatives howl after Stephen Colbert named to replace David Letterman

The announcement Thursday afternoon that Stephen Colbert had been named the replacement for the retiring David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Night” elicited a range of emotions from Twitter users – sometimes within the same tweet. The range of emotions I have about Colbert succeeding Letterman is wide and fierce. —…

CBS announces that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when the host of the Late Show retires next year, CBS announced on Thursday. According to the official statement, “Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Colbert Report, will succeed David Letterman as the host of…

Jon Stewart mocks Hannity’s obsession with the ‘tragic results’ of spring break twerking

Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore into the weeklong spring break “expose” hosted by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, pointing out that Hannity and his guests were more interested in bragging about their own college exploits than actually watching out for the students enjoying themselves today. “What kind of sh*tty parents…

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