February 1, 2013 |
The Washington Post Co. is looking at selling off its historic headquarters located downtown in the nation's capital. The site, which has been home for the paper since 1950, got worldwide attention with the 1976 film "All the President's Men. " The film depicted Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein breaking the Watergate story, which ultimately led to President Nixon's resignation. Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth told staff of the potential sale Friday morning, according to a story on the paper's website.
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January 27, 2013 |
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the works, died Sunday at his home in Potomac, Md. He was 87. Karnow had congestive heart failure and died in his sleep, said son Michael Karnow. A former correspondent for Time, the Washington Post and other publications, Karnow was one of the first U.S. journalists to report from Vietnam in the late 1950s, when American involvement in South Vietnam was still confined to a small group of advisors.
September 11, 2012 |
A raft of new polls, all reporting fairly similar numbers, underscores two critical facts about where the presidential race stands: President Obama has emerged from the back-to-back conventions having erased the edge that Republican challenger Mitt Romney had enjoyed on the economy and holds a small, but consistent, lead. The Gallup , ABC/Washington Post , CNN/ORC and Rasmussen surveys showed Obama with 48% to 52% of the vote in a hypothetical match-up with Romney.
May 10, 2012 |
Mitt Romney apologized Thursday after a newspaper story described bullying behavior on his part when he was an 18-year-old senior at an elite, all-boys prep school in Michigan. The Washington Post detailed a 1965 incident at Cranbrook School in which a buttoned-down Romney apparently was incensed by the dyed blond locks of a junior known for his "nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. " He led a "posse" of students in a charge against the boy, the Post reported. "He can't look like that," Romney reportedly told a close friend at the time.
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March 18, 2011 |
Richard B. Wirthlin, a pollster and strategist whose research, particularly on voters' personal values, helped steer Ronald Reagan's political career from his early years as California governor through his two terms in the White House, has died. He turned 80 a day before his death from natural causes Wednesday at his home in Salt Lake City, his family said. A former economics professor, Wirthlin became what the Washington Post called the "prince of polling" after helping Reagan win the presidency in 1980.
March 18, 2011 |
Vice President Biden announced Friday that he was naming Shailagh Murray as his new communications director, choosing one Washington reporter to replace another as his lead spokeswoman. Murray has covered Capitol Hill and politics for the Washington Post since 2005, and the Wall Street Journal for six years before that. She replaces Jay Carney, the former Washington Bureau chief for Time magazine, who left Biden's office after two years to become White House press secretary. "Shailagh's years of experience covering a broad array of issues ranging from domestic policy to foreign affairs make her uniquely positioned to lead our communications team," Biden said in a statement.