As news of Bryant’s passing spread on Sunday, political reporter Felicia Sonmez had tweeted a 2016 article from the Daily Beast about a former sexual assault accusation made against the NBA star, followed by a description of the subsequent harassment she’d faced because of that post and a defense of her decision to share the story. … [Read more...] about Washington Post Under Fire From Its Own Union, Media Critic for Suspending Reporter Over Kobe Tweets
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Special elections are by definition special. And, regardless of the runoff outcome, Markowitz and Gates are headed for another faceoff on November 3 to determine who will represent HD-28 during the next legislative session. That said, the 30,000 to 40,000 voters expected to cast a ballot in this special election will provide the first concrete evidence of which way the wind is blowing in the United States’ most important November 2020 state legislative battle. And the outcome will help determine whether or not the U.S. House remains under Democratic control during the next decade. … [Read more...] about Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today’s result will provide a clue
• When ballots for the March 3 primary start arriving in the mail next week, more than a quarter of California’s registered voters may be shocked to find they’re cut out of a crucial presidential race. The growing number of voters who register as “no party preference” won’t find a spot on their ballots for the Democratic presidential race unless they have specifically asked for a Democratic ballot. Here’s how they can cast a vote in the Democratic primary. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Coronavirus — what Bay Area residents need to know
Notably, two senators told me there have been several bipartisan "pairs" that have formed to join together for specific questions. This was done during the Clinton impeachment trial and doesn't necessarily connote some grand significance, but the tone and tenor of a bipartisan question may carry more weight in how it's viewed and received. … [Read more...] about Impeachment state of play: Will the Senate call witnesses? It’s fluid.
It’s the opposite. I feel more emboldened. I remember when they detained my husband in Heathrow Airport for 12 hours under a terrorism law and spent the whole day threatening, that they were going to keep him and prosecute him. And then they finally released him after diplomatic pressure from Brazil. You know, I went to the airport and I kind of got myself in a little bit of trouble because the journalists asked me a question which is, ‘Are you going to be a little more careful? Are you going to be deterred in your future reporting?’ And I said no. If anything I’m gonna be much more aggressive now. I’m going to focus now on the UK because they just demonstrated the more abusive they got, the more to me they demonstrate the need for transparency. … [Read more...] about Exclusive Interview: Glenn Greenwald Is Just Getting Started