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Orange Resigns Over Second Job, Others Carry On

Today is Vincent Orange’s first official day heading up the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. It’s also his last as a member of the D.C. Council. The latter is not by choice. Orange, who lost his reelection bid in June, was … Continue reading

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The ‘Rigged’ Primary Debates

This is the fourth of a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates nearly thirty years ago. Since then, the general election debates have become increasingly dry, … Continue reading

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CNN’s Trump Problem

Donald Trump’s improbable political rise has been fueled by the unprecedented free media he’s received, particularly from the cable news networks. “When you look at cable television, a lot of the programs are 100 percent Trump,” explained Trump. Among cable … Continue reading

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The Washington Post Has an Uber Problem

(Published at The Huffington Post) In May of this year an Uber driver was charged with attempted murder of two Montgomery County police officers. After dramatically displaying the suspect’s 20-foot-long rap sheet, local ABC7-WJLA reporter Kevin Lewis, who broke the story, asked … Continue reading

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“The Most Corrupt Politician in DC?” [VIDEO]

In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection. This was the subject of TheFightBack‘s most recent story (also at Huffington Post). In response, RJ Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, interviewed TheFightBack‘s Pete Tucker. … Continue reading

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Washington Post attacks Edwards with ‘identity politics’

The Washington Post worked hard to defeat Donna Edwards, then wasted no time crafting a narrative to explain her loss. “Lesson from Edwards’s loss: ‘It shouldn’t be about race,’” read a Post headline on election night. Edwards’ defeat shows “the … Continue reading

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The Post vs. Donna Edwards

If Donna Edwards ekes out a victory in Maryland’s Democratic primary Tuesday, she’ll be positioned to become just the second black woman to serve in the Senate. But winning her party’s nomination will be a heavy lift: she’s up against … Continue reading

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The “Rigged” Presidential Debates

Election season is here and presidential debates are taking center stage as millions tune in to watch candidates vie for the nation’s top spot. With all eyes on the candidates, little attention is paid to the behind-the-scenes jockeying that determines … Continue reading

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Slain journalist’s dad criticizes media, but coverage omits this

While Andy Parker’s sharp criticism of politicians and the NRA has received extensive coverage, there’s been a noticeable silence surrounding his critique of the media. “I’m challenging you, the media, because… this is one of your own,” Parker told CNN. … Continue reading

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The Post vs. Vincent Gray

D.C.’s paper of record, while maintaining its reputation as an objective news source, is on the verge of swinging the mayoral election. On an almost daily basis the Washington Post is cutting down Mayor Vincent Gray, as it bolsters its … Continue reading

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