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@samdolnick Tho the review had the perhaps unintentional result of making me want to read "Netherland"...MT @DanBilefsky: The shocking story of victims groomed for rape in northern England, as police looked the other way. http://t.co/KsrnNXYMw4
9/2
2014
@jasondhorowitz @nickconfessore Also, this, sort of: http://t.co/wotp5vvyTC Cc @mattfleg
8/30
2014
"Fly to Israel," Senate bean soup, the end of comity in Congress, and more in today's NYT: http://t.co/wx4Du5dq8E
8/20
2014
A behind-the-scenes look inside the dwindling Senate Dining Room, and what it means for Congress: http://t.co/wx4Du5dq8E
8/19
2014
A classy, riveting 1st person account of Alissa Rubin's helicopter crash in Iraq. http://t.co/u5nAAPwbJu
8/17
2014
RT @marcatracy: "But in the rarified, close-knit, hyper-competitive world of professional miniature golf..." http://t.co/hF6timlgLRAs we watch scenes from #Ferguson, worth revisiting this story about war gear pouring into local police: http://t.co/ty9KbGybUO
8/14
2014
@MonicaHesse Will do — and do the same. Have also been on a recent Jeffrey Eugenides and Ann Patchett kick.@MonicaHesse Oooh, I love Tana French. I assume, then, you have read “The Secret History.” I would also rec Gillian Flynn’s other 2 books.@MonicaHesse What about “The Art of Fielding” (Chad Harbach) or Marisha Pessl’s new book, “Night Film.” Also, what do you recommend?Happy birthday, @justinesparker! 27 years cool... #OrSomething #ScenesFromAParkerFamilyRoadTrip http://t.co/J2zv4iH37O
8/13
2014
#Ferguson MT @AdamSerwer: This photo from the Times really is incredible http://t.co/RRAYoHaFxI AND http://t.co/lOA2o3FfZCYou know how sometimes the words pour out of you and the stories just write themselves? Today is not one of those days.@ddkochel @ZekeJMiller I found it overrated. Give me a pork chop on a stick chased by a fried Oreo any day…@ZekeJMiller @ddkochel Up next: Fried butter, please?@kimseverson @NYTnickc I would actually rank it among my top pork chops ever. The other one was also in Iowa, at the Black Hawk Hotel.@NYTnickc My favorite Iowa State Fair food, by far!Twitter ruins everything. —She says, on Twitter, natch. http://t.co/6h2prlLuG4Alissa Rubin, a gifted NYT war correspondent, was injured in Iraq. She's getting medical care now. http://t.co/NsFWCiN3mI
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8/12
2014
@RalstonReports @jmartNYT What you want is an NYT expense account from the 1990s! Or a Johnny Apple a account from any era...And here is another great magazine-esq piece by Maureen Dowd, on her dinner w Rush Limbaugh at the 21 Club: http://t.co/waVrwUeBOdMT @marklotto: In honor of @jakesilverstein's big news, here's Dowd's insanely good @NYTmag club kid story from 1984: http://t.co/nRdvjfpnMcThe inimitable Maureen Dowd joins @NYTmag (and will keep her Sunday column). Can't wait to read her there. http://t.co/X9FjAB05Ej
8/11
2014
MT @teddyschleifer: My profile of judge setting pace for #McDonnell. | http://t.co/m3lFPo5RmcAubrey Plaza (@evilhag) is not mocking you. #OrIsShe http://t.co/RU8BPvu4Sw@ChrisPKenny I assume (fear) that I something I once uttered, totally without irony, yes?Seeking your summer vacation book recs. So: No hardcovers, and good, character-driven plots. Platonic ideal: anything John Irving.@radiofreekruzr Highly recommend.Sunday. La Colombe. Washington, D.C. http://t.co/MIw81ci7IH
8/10
2014
Just finished Edward St. Aubyn's "Lost For Words." Good book, but I think I'm too dumb/not sufficiently British to get all of the satire.
8/5
2014
@MaeveReston @justinesparker Well, she's legit narcoleptic. But Justine was trying to recount her recent Birthright trip...
8/4
2014
@derekwillis Just you wait. We have a whole week of fun ahead of us.Number of times my narcoleptic mom has fallen asleep so far during @justinesparker's story: 3. #ParkerFamilyVacation
8/3
2014
Tales of congressional dysfunction and woe, w a side of immigration drama: http://t.co/9Vatrv4rx8Paying for avocado toast is such a waste of money. And yet, I persist.@JRobNYC @seungminkim I got the farm ad in my cab...Obvi http://t.co/aiCijT8CXm MT @seungminkim: As I head home after long week, the ad playing in my cab is for immigration reform. #cantescape
8/2
2014
@dick_nixon But all the good ones are taken. https://t.co/QKmp3xxuAW Cc: @ChrisPKennyHouse GOP votes to end DACA program for Dreamers, 216-to-192. DROPS MIC.Anyone who is considering a run for president, for starters RT @samsteinhp: Who in the GOP is privately hoping this vote fails?For those who want to spend Fri night reading about epic congressional dysfunction, @jonathanweisman and I can help: http://t.co/rpFHhDJloHAnd... Republicans have now passed their $694 million border bill. Up next: Ending DACA for Dreamers.@juliebosman To that Not-In-An-Airplane-Or-Airport list, I would add watching Jodie Foster's "Flightplan" as the in-flight movie.A moving first person account of the crisis at the border, from @JuliaPrestonNYT: http://t.co/QWPTZ1QyEj@mikememoli @edatpost Hey! To be clear, I just mean I'm v full and feel like napping, not covering a (meaningless) border vote.@edatpost I got Vietnamese Coffee. V tasty… But then: THE AFTERMATH.@edatpost Don't do it! I, too, picked up a Shake Shack shake and let's just say, MISTAKES WERE MADE.@teddyschleifer Whoa if true???@ChrisPKenny Or is it? #WaterOverTheDam #WaterUnderTheBridgeWOAH if true MT @frankthorpNBC: Rundown for tonight: Debate Rule; Rule Vote; Debate Border bill; Border bill vote; Debate DACA; DACA VoteComing to an attack ad near you: The claim by Tom Cotton crew that he's on a "different intellectual level." http://t.co/VmAFuH77jLExistential dilemma of Hill scribe: Even if House GOP passes border bill, in real world consequences, it's meaningless! #ThereIsNoMeaningA very good (and thorough) NYT Q&A on what you need to know about the Ebola outbreak: http://t.co/vBXBdoDaLCIn a preview of Dems '14 and '16 messaging, Rep. Joe Garcia says we have "the most anti-Hispanic Congress in history."Where things stand now, as House GOP inches closer to a border deal: http://t.co/aBxm1Qz4Kz@AnnaHolmes @katelaurielee Oh, you should read it. Just know that it's terrifyingly vivid and you will never view the news the same again.People's reaction to the Ebola outbreak can be divided into two categories: Those who have read "The Hot Zone" and those who have not.
8/1
2014
The Steve Scalise era is off to an embarrassing start. http://t.co/PW5VLpDGgsMany in House GOP are upset w colleagues for scuttling border bill. Emergency conference skeded for 3 pm to try to reach a deal."Just record this smile on my face," said an impish Sen. Reid, asked about the House GOP failure to vote on a border bill.Follow our running story on the huge blow for House GOP on immigration: http://t.co/79o4fwzvYZHouse Republicans pulled immigration bill. The new leadership team didn't have the votes. Heading home without any vote.A senator just told me: "How do I know you're a NYT reporter? You look like a congressional page." #humblebragatmyadvancedageInspiring words... MT @united: @RealClearScott There always be a chance in locating your luggage. Our goal is to locate it of course.THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID, AMIRITE? RT @NBCFirstRead: Congress on Track to be Least Productive in Modern History http://t.co/svndPvZmZcMT @PostBaron: My longer-than-60-sec interview w @capitalnewyork on @washingtonpost digital initiatives: http://t.co/7s9f4DAyhb @jeremymbarrIn this Times Insider, @stavernise recalls the horror of covering the Flight 17 crash at the Ukranian border: http://t.co/UMU175XCbGA look at where things stand as we head into today's big immigration votes: http://t.co/6dEMKh6mSiHow DC taxis and Metro have become the latest place to hit the nation's "influencers" with political ads: http://t.co/aiCijT8CXm
7/31
2014
In the latest "Hot Spots," a look at how DC taxis have become the newest spot for political ads: http://t.co/aiCijT8CXmThe state of immigration: Senate Dems are now trying to scare House Rs. That is all. http://t.co/u9R6jgQT6mIt was all delicious… RT @ByronTau: As a former Cheesecake Factory employee, I can attest that this is delicious. http://t.co/xVW3FotjoF
7/30
2014
It's logistically highly unlikely, but Sen. Reid just said he'd like to conference the Gang of 8 bill w what House Rs send over.Wonder what Senate D announcement they could add CIR to House bill does to Boehner's attempt to hold his conference together...#Breaking: Senate Ds warn that they may try to attach Gang of 8 bill to House GOP border crisis plan http://t.co/GEntio1cPX
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7/29
2014
Up next: pivot tables? RT @Nate_Cohn: @AshleyRParker learned how to use the SUM function in Excel for this, and sort! http://t.co/xmTP12HGnC@Nate_Cohn The low moment, of course, was when you sent me the Math Central link, to brush up on such things as percentages.The @TODAYshow and @KellyO get in on the "Markwayne Mullin" congressional workout: http://t.co/SlKVvqZKcjRT @nickconfessore: Tidbit in @NoceraNYT's column this weekend: Chamber planning to endorse Mary Landrieu. http://t.co/lWgY0QIfPC"By Nov., voters won’t know whether they’re voting for GOP or saving 15% or more on car insurance." —@MrWillRitter http://t.co/PaIpOqPSLsPolitical ads (and $$$) from outside groups soar this cycle, up 70% from 2010. We run the numbers: http://t.co/HzSbxVXAvS
7/28
2014
Then goes on late-night 7-Eleven run RT @tackettdc: The New York Times calls for marijuana legalization http://t.co/5foo6mXVmtIn today's #Longform, The Anatomy of a Murder Trial by Janet Malcolm. V long, but v good: http://t.co/GvaVh7m1qA
7/26
2014
A lovely @pronounced_ing essay about her PhD mom's improbable love of Betty Crocker in a recent @NYTmag: http://t.co/pmBGVEF8ybIt looks like any GOP bill on the border crisis will be less than $1 billion -- far less than the $3.7 B Obama requested.
7/25
2014
Three examples for your plagiarism trend story: 1) http://t.co/5ifgrmRZPu 2) http://t.co/3WehlzeaAX And 3) http://t.co/Pp6VqdOoRtFun White Memo on Obama — POTUS and proud dad — talking about his daughters. By @shearm: http://t.co/2ZmukOkam8
7/24
2014
This NYT interactive graphic is fantastic for showing just where, and how extensively, Sen. Walsh plagiarized: http://t.co/boprSc2oydBREAKING: Sen. John Walsh plagiarized his 2007 thesis, and @jmartNYT has the scoop: http://t.co/5ifgrmRZPuRT @JackKingston4GA: I called @Perduesenate to congratulate him and offer my support for his campaign in the General Election.
7/23
2014
The Markwayne or P90X?! MT @aaronschock: Ice cream finale w my awesome DC summer interns. Workout begins at 6am! http://t.co/IIWvpuoOcV@TheFix @AaronBlakeWP And my pop two NyQuil and hope my throat no longer hurts in the morning plans...@WizzyProbs Who is the Whitman parent?! Not in Georgia? In Arkansas maybe...RT @rebeccagberg: With Perdue leading, it's looking like there will be a Nunn, a Perdue, and a Carter on the GA ballot this November. Wild.Just passed a girl out for a jog while chatting on the phone, and I was both horrified and deeply impressed.Your Georgia Senate run-off preview: http://t.co/I0alzRJQy7
7/22
2014
@ChrisPKenny No doubt surrounded by friends and family.
7/18
2014
@VincentMorris As @kasie (and every single Romney reporter) well knows, I always look like a sullen teenager at gaggles, for some reason.The NYT’s @stavernise has arrived on the crash site of MH17, will be updating from her on @nytimesworld.
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7/17
2014
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