WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson - both from lawmakers and the Levinson family - nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during what now has been revealed as an unofficial spy mission....
As incredible as the news coming out of Newtown was a year ago, as wrenching as the images of frightened children and grieving relatives were, delicate expressions of support and hope also emerged....
AP staffer bemoans ‘Obama’s Orwellian Image Control’
Want to know the real meaning of that selfie incident involving President Obama and two other world leaders in South Africa? That moment, writes Associated Press (AP) vice president and director of photography Santiago Lyon, represents the “democratization of image making that is a hallmark of
Capitol Hill publications have a grand tradition of managing a revolving door among key advertising officials, and this morning brought news of another inter-competitor jump: The Hill has hired Adam Prather, a national advertising director at Politico and a veteran of Roll Call and Yahoo!, to serve
The journalistic bond between The Post and MSNBC just grew a bit stronger, as the paper’s opinion section announced that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will be writing a monthly column. “We expect that she will bring to Post readers the strong arguments, sharp wit and thoughtful analysis of po
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly did a nice job last night of challenging Rep. Michele Bachmann’s claim that the woes of Republicans stem from their portrayal in the media. “Let’s face it, over 80 percent of all the the messaging regarding conservatives in media is negative, and s
Intelligence Task Force To Recommend Cosmetic Changes... While The White House Pre-Rejects The Biggest One
Remember the supposedly "independent, outside experts" that President Obama had invited to be on a task force to review the NSA's surveillance? The same task force that was actually set up by and reported to director of national intelligence James Clapper? The one that was actually made up of intell
Let me start this post off by saying that I know that Paul Krugman seems to inspire... a certain kind of extreme reaction from some people, whether they support him or not. I don't fully know why this is. I think he's got some interesting insights some of the time, and I think he gets some stuff rig
Here are two separate stories we've covered in the past that we never expected to link up. First up, there's the massive set of legal disputes that Chevron has been involved in down in Ecuador. The legal battles have been going on for 20 years and still continue. I won't get into all of the details
The TSA, having earned every bit of its ~$8 billion/year, is now looking for just a little bit more. As Kevin Underhill at the ultra-enjoyable Lowering the Bar blog notes, the "security fee" that's been tacked onto tickets is about to increase -- more than doubling in most cases. [T]he AP says tha
SearchCap: The Day In Search, December 13, 2013
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: New Bing Ads Solution Center at Search Engine Land We are pleased to announce the launch of the Bing Ads Solutions Center, a resource for digital marketers and...
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Bing Ads Solutions Center, a resource for digital marketers and search advertisers, in collaboration with Bing Ads. The Bing Ad Solutions Center provides a range of resources – from news articles to whitepapers, videos and webinars – that are
In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Yandex Christmas Tree: Source: Google+ Google Christmas Funfair Party:...
Believe it or not, one of the most challenging aspects of taking on the responsibility of an enterprise site is not determining what needs to be done. There is usually no dearth of opportunities to improve things and no end to the long list of tasks that need to get done — yes, even at...