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Bill Maher rips Washington Post’s suggestion that we ‘self-edit’ in a world lacking privacy

Real Time host Bill Maher ripped Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker on Friday for a recent piece in which she advised readers to “give up” in the face of diminishing privacy and learn to edit themselves. “Always editing? I’d rather be a Mormon,” Maher said. “And that’s what we’d all…

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…

Afghan president Hamid Karzai suspects U.S. secretly behind Kabul restaurant bombing

Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspects the United States may have backed insurgent-style attacks to undermine his government but has no evidence to support his theory, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Karzai, whose relations with Washington have steadily deteriorated over the years, has compiled a list of dozens of attacks that…

30,000 people sign petition calling for Washington Post to disclose Amazon.com’s CIA ties

More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition calling on The Washington Post to tell readers that Amazon, founded by its owner Jeff Bezos, does business with the CIA, activists behind the campaign said Wednesday. RootsAction.org said it would deliver the petition at the newspaper’s downtown Washington headquarters next…

Post analysis shows Koch brothers raised $400 million for shadow political network

An analysis by The Washington Post and the Center for Responsive Politics published Sunday revealed that Koch Industries-backed entities operating in the opaque world of political dark money raised more than $400 million during the 2012 election cycle largely from anonymous donors. The Post and CRP examined 17 conservative groups…

Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s popularity takes big hit back home over shutdown debacle

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is in hot water with his constituents over the role he played in the shutdown of the federal government, which was engineered by far-right conservatives in a vain attempt to defund the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. According to Talking Points Memo, both…

Washington Post’s Milbank slams Obama for opposing ‘Redskins’ slur during shutdown

On CBS’s Face the Nation this morning, the Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank upbraided the president for commenting on the name of the “Redskins” during a government shutdown. “I think it’s a fine point the president should not be making the middle of a crisis,” he said. PBS’s Gwen Ifill pointed…

Era ends at Washington Post as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos set to take the reins

With Jeff Bezos set to take over The Washington Post, the big question is: Can he arrest its decline and deliver an economic model for the rest of the industry? The 49-year-old founder of Amazon could give the storied newspaper a chance to make the transition to the digital age,…

WATCH LIVE: Washington Navy Yard shooting leaves 12 dead

The United States Navy is reporting that there’s an “active shooter” at the Washington Navy Yard, inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, as of 9:03 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. There has been one confirmed injury, and a shelter has been established for emergency personnel on the scene. The…

DC’s elderly residents lose their homes for forgetting to pay as little as $134 in taxes

The Washington Post published the results of a 10-month investigation into an unpaid housing-tax recovery program in D.C. that has led to over 200 residents losing their homes and another 1,200 active foreclosure cases. When a homeowner fails to pay taxes on their property, the city sells the amount of…

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