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Ross Levitt to Lead CNN’s National Security Team In Washington

07356131ded962f5e9bc393135297662Ross Levitt will be joining CNN’s Washington bureau to lead their National Security team, announced managing editor of the bureau, Adam Levine (no, not that one), on Twitter.

Ross, who has been with CNN since 2006, most recently worked as a field producer at their New York bureau, covering national security and law enforcement related stories. Deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, and Levine announced the move in a staff memo.

We are thrilled to announce that Ross Levitt is joining the Washington bureau to be the supervising producer for the national security team, working with Jim Sciutto, Barbara Starr, Elise Labott and our incredible producing team.

Ross has been a standout producer out of the New York bureau for years where he has been a big contributor on national security and law enforcement coverage.  He has covered every major stateside terror investigation, helping CNN get exclusive information and video on the Times Square bomber, Boston marathon bombings and Najibullah Zazi, as well as Read more

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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.24.14

President Clinton says ‘dead broke’ comments were ‘factually true.’ Boehner planning House lawsuit against Obama executive actions. And the DC Council votes to keep the “yoga tax.”

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Scarborough Questions NYT Reporting, Again

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough fell into some hot water earlier this month when he made a sweeping (and inaccurate) generalization about the NYT‘s election coverage. His assertion, that the NYT had not reported on former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry‘s wealth to the extent that the paper has on current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was backed up by TIME‘s Mark Halperin. Halperin said he didn’t “recall” extensive reporting by the NYT on Kerry’s wealth.

This morning, Scarborough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski read an excerpt from a NYT Sunday editorial specifically criticizing Sheldon Adelson, a multi-billionaire who has said he may donate $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama‘s reelection bid.

“I think it’s unfortunate that you only get one side of the story on the editorial page. Where are all the [liberal billionaire and Democratic donor] George Soros editorials?” Scarborough said indignantly, apparently not having learned anything from the last time he went down this road. But Halperin, unwilling to be a fool for the second time, was more cautious. “There might have been some. I’m sure our friends at the Times will send them to us,” he said.

To be sure, we weren’t able to find any NYT editorials calling out the influence of Soros’ donations in elections. Kudos to Halperin for not blindly backing the host.

Watch the segment here.

Kerry Poses with Riches Author

Kerry.jpeg One of the funnier rich jokes about Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) was comedian Chris Rock at the 2005 Oscars cracking, “Oprah is so rich that John Kerry was just seen proposing to her.”

But here we have the very wealthy Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee posing with author Robert P. Smith on Dec. 18 at a luncheon for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Shocking. Smith, the founder of Boston’s boutique Turan Corp., just happened to have a copy of his book Riches Among The Ruins (published by Amacom) on hand for picture posing. Smith has been called the “Indiana Jones of international finance.”

Morning Reading List 07.16.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) on the future of newspapers in The Hill: “There also is still some question of whether online journalism will sustain the values of professional journalism, the way the newspaper industry has for decades. And will the emerging news media be more fragmented by special interests and political partisanship?” Senator Kerry chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, which held hearings on the future of journalism last month.

E&P: A Hearst-wide investigative project that includes participation from seven of the chain’s newspapers, as well as many of its television stations, is set to be published in less than two weeks, according to editors.

We already have a Newseum so does WaPo need a museum too? One isn’t in the works, but MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman imagines one here.

TV

How was it covered- yesterday’s shooting on Capitol Hill.

ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts will be the recipient of the 2009 WNBA Inspiration Award.

Check out CNN’s Christiane Amanpour‘s Harper’s Bazaar makeover.

ONLINE

Twitter was hacked.

NEWS NOTES

MoveOn.org has used Sarah Palin‘s WaPo op-ed as a fundraising tactic. Greg Sargent notes that this tactic has brought in more than $100,000 in 24 hours.

More than 100 journalists from nearly 50 countries, including Christiane Amanpour, Mariane Pearl, Ted Koppel and Tom Friedman, have sent a petition to the Iranian government calling for the release of Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter held hostage in Iran.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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Sen. Kerry On The Future Of Journalism

As we mentioned earlier today, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) will preside over a Commerce subcommittee hearing today on the future of journalism. Here’s an excerpt of his testimony courtesy of Playbook:

“As a means of conveying news in a timely way, paper and ink have become obsolete, eclipsed by the power, efficiency and technological elegance of the Internet. …But these are times of great innovation, too, as journalists, both inside and outside of the mainstream media, are collectively searching for an economic support system for good, solid reporting. Journalists laid off or bought out by the old media are becoming entrepreneurs, building up Web-only news sites in cities throughout the country to make up for the shrinking newsrooms of local newspapers or to reach specialized audiences.”

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09

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Good morning Washington.

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Morning Reading List, 11.19.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.17.08

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Good morning Washington. What D.C. coffee shop is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we’ll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List.

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Fred Thompson and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and a roundtable with Washington Post’s David Broder, NBC’s David Gregory, NPR’s Michele Norris and NBC political director Chuck Todd.

  • Face the Nation: Obama strategist David Axelrod, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

  • This Week: Axelrod and McCain manager Rick Davis, and a roundtable with Time’s Mark Halperin, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Davis, Obama manager David Plouffe and Karl Rove and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), VA Gov. Tim Kaine (D), Republican strategists Alex Castellanos, Ed Rollins and Leslie Sanchez, Democratic strategists Donna Brazile, Paul Begala, Hilary Rosen, former White House adviser David Gergen, and James Carville, CNN’s Candy Crowley, Campbell Brown, John King, Bill Schneider, Howard Kurtz, and Gloria Borger, Washington Times’ Tara Wall. Note: This is a special three hour show.

  • The Post Politics Program with Emily Freifeld and Ed O’Keefe: Govs. Jim Douglas of Vermont, Butch Otter of Idaho and Ted Strickland of Ohio and washingtonpost.com’s Francine Uenuma and Chris Cillizza.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, BBC’s Katty Kay, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) and Democratic strategist Tad Devine.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: T.J. Rooney, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman; Jeff Jubelirer, Republican media consultant; and Shira Toeplitz and Emily Heil of Roll Call.

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