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Weekend birthdays: Mike Memoli, Rob Bluey, Todd Harris. Friday bdays” Fran McMahon. Tom Edsall. Fox takes on CNN. A lot. You think Subway sandwiches are good for the price. David Broder takes a look back at the 1956 and 1960 Democratic conventions. Coming up this week — a look at 1964 GOP, the 1968 Democratic conventions and conventions from the 1970s and beyond. The Kojo Nnamdi Show, of WAMU, is headed off to broadcast live from both conventions. Kojo and his merry band of producers look forward to seeing everyone out West — and Midwest! Check out The .News’ new website. WWD Media has run down of which celeb mags will be represented at the conventions. Slate’s John Dickerson tells us “What to read to get ready for the Democratic National Convention.” Richard Prince looks at “Who’s Covering the Conventions”. Politics Magazine looks at “Obama’s Odd V.P. Rollout”. Vivian J. Paige provides readers with “A technology traveler’s toolkit”. National Journal looks “Inside Denver”. NewsHour tweets, “Our Twickr team will be cruising Denver on bikes — We’ll start all the fun reports tomorrow. Maybe some quotes from tonight’s media party.” demconvention tweets, “Our HD-quality video has launched! Check it out for complete, gavel-to-gavel coverage at http://gallery1.demconventi…“This is male equivalent of one of those “Hillary Hair Cut” stories. Chris Cillizza presents, “5 Things to Love About Denver”. In a letter to members, MoveOn.org wrote, “Today, the Associated Press (whose articles are published in thousands of newspapers nationwide) wrote a story about Barack Obama‘s vice presidential pick that sounded more like right-wing FOX than an unbiased news organization.” Anna Shoup tweets, “wearing my PBS shirt and feeling the love from the locals.” Howard Kurtz tweets, “Denver press tent is decrepit and depressing. Must soldier on.” Rachel Sklar tweets, “Hilarious sign held up in Denver airport: Welcome, Mr. Blitzer!” Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry because people tell me their local newspaper has declined in quality. And theyâ€™re absolutely right.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
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the leaking of a document exposing what could be a muti-million dollar fraud against the U.S government. The document, released by Wikileaks in late June is a contract between student loans giant Sallie Mae and its virtual subsidiary,
USA Funds. The document has stimulated numerous investigative articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education over the last three months.”
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