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New York Times to launch online pay model

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Times will begin charging people to read some of the content on its website starting March 28 in the United States, the company’s chairman and publisher announced on Thursday. New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said the website had started charging readers…

New White House spokesman makes smooth debut

WASHINGTON — New White House spokesman Jay Carney emerged unscathed from his first tangle with the press Wednesday, at times resorting to the artful dodging of the man he replaced, Robert Gibbs. Carney, a former Time magazine reporter, once lobbed questions at the lectern in the press briefing room himself.…

EU bids to frame Facebook ‘right to be forgotten’

New rules will affect the EU’s entire 500 million population — the same number as Facebook’s free subscriber list — when formal legislative proposals emerge from a two-month public consultation launched by Reding in Brussels. “The protection of personal data is a fundamental right,” said the Luxembourg commissioner, who recently…

NY Times columnist: Fox News ‘exploited’ New Black Panther Party case

Fox News has gone too far in hyping 2008 case of alleged voter intimidation, according to one New York Times columnist. The conservative news network has recently produced a flurry of reports about a case where a member of the New Black Panther Party is accused of wielding a billy…

Controversial New York Post columnist: Lohan deserves ‘swift kick in the teeth’

New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser, notorious for her outrageous quips, believes that troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, sentenced to 90 days in jail, also deserves a “swift kick in the teeth.” The Rupert Murdoch owned tabloid often uses its editorial pages to blast the “morality” of today’s generation, even though…

Obama plan: $50M for friendly media in Pakistan

New US-sponsored Pakistani media will raise awareness and build a brand for America, according to sources in the international press. The Obama administration is set to spend $50 million on media in Pakistan. The goal is to raise awareness of projects aimed at reversing anti-American sentiments. The US Special Representative…

In wake of ruling, Wall Street CEOs form conservative ‘action tank’

A group that includes some of the wealthiest Republican CEOs on Wall Street have formed a group to take advantage of new fundraising possibilities for the GOP.…

Paulson: Russia tried to exacerbate US financial crisis

Russian interests attempted to force the U.S. government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by selling off its holdings in the two entities in 2008, then urging China to do the same, according to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Paulson’s claim is carried by his forthcoming memoir, “On…

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