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11:56 AM, April 25th, 2012
Frontpage: Wednesday, April 25th
RNC Officially Backs Romney: Reince Priebus has made it official with Mitt Romney. The Republican National Committee chair said Wednesday that the party will put all of its resources behind Romney as the presumptive Republican nominee for president. 
U.K. Culture Secretary’s Aide Resigns: Adam Smith, special adviser to U.K. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has resigned over advice he gave to News Corp. executives while the company tried to take over BSkyB. Hunt was charged with overseeing News Corp.’s bid in a “quasi-judicial role.” 
Rupert Murdoch: Never Courted P.M.s: First the son, now the father. It’s Rupert Murdoch’s turn before the Leveson Inquiry on media ethics, where he’s being questioned about his use of political clout. Murdoch denied asking for or being offered favors by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when they had lunch in 1981, before he took over the Times newspapers, saying, “I have never asked a prime minister for anything.”
CNN: Newt to Drop Out Next Week: Mitt Romney’s five-way win Tuesday made Newt Gingrich realize something: “It’s pretty clear Governor Romney is going to be the nominee. I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happen,” he said. But then he said he’s going to continue his campaign in North Carolina—“as a citizen.” What does this all mean?
Madeleine McCann May Be Alive: British police said Wednesday that they want to reopen the Madeline McCann case, since new evidence indicates the missing girl may still be alive. McCann, whose ninth birthday is May 12, disappeared when she was 4 years old while her family vacationed in Portugal in May 2007.
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Photo: A Sudanese soldier stood atop a destroyed tank left behind by Southern forces when they withdrew from Heglig. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP / Getty Images). See more photos from Sudan’s bombing of South Sudan. 

Frontpage: Wednesday, April 25th

  1. RNC Officially Backs Romney: Reince Priebus has made it official with Mitt Romney. The Republican National Committee chair said Wednesday that the party will put all of its resources behind Romney as the presumptive Republican nominee for president. 
  2. U.K. Culture Secretary’s Aide Resigns: Adam Smith, special adviser to U.K. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has resigned over advice he gave to News Corp. executives while the company tried to take over BSkyB. Hunt was charged with overseeing News Corp.’s bid in a “quasi-judicial role.” 
  3. Rupert Murdoch: Never Courted P.M.s: First the son, now the father. It’s Rupert Murdoch’s turn before the Leveson Inquiry on media ethics, where he’s being questioned about his use of political clout. Murdoch denied asking for or being offered favors by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when they had lunch in 1981, before he took over the Times newspapers, saying, “I have never asked a prime minister for anything.”
  4. CNN: Newt to Drop Out Next Week: Mitt Romney’s five-way win Tuesday made Newt Gingrich realize something: “It’s pretty clear Governor Romney is going to be the nominee. I think you have to at some point be honest with what’s happening in the real world, as opposed to what you’d like to have happen,” he said. But then he said he’s going to continue his campaign in North Carolina—“as a citizen.” What does this all mean?
  5. Madeleine McCann May Be Alive: British police said Wednesday that they want to reopen the Madeline McCann case, since new evidence indicates the missing girl may still be alive. McCann, whose ninth birthday is May 12, disappeared when she was 4 years old while her family vacationed in Portugal in May 2007.

Photo: A Sudanese soldier stood atop a destroyed tank left behind by Southern forces when they withdrew from Heglig. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP / Getty Images). See more photos from Sudan’s bombing of South Sudan

11:58 AM, March 16th, 2012

guardian:

washingtonpoststyle:

George Clooney is arrested this morning after protesting at the Sudan Embassy in Washington, D.C. Live updates here.

Photo by Kevin Lamarque (Reuters)

And here’s one of James Buck’s tweets beforehand:

“Stop raping them and stop starving them,” he told the media scrum. “That’s all that we ask.”

George Clooney bearing witness earlier this week.

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7:23 PM, March 14th, 2012
washingtonpoststyle:

You know what never gets old?
George Clooney visiting Capitol Hill.
Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP)

Sigh. Our report!

washingtonpoststyle:

You know what never gets old?

George Clooney visiting Capitol Hill.

Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP)

Sigh. Our report!

Reblogged from Style
8:57 AM, February 22nd, 2011

George Clooney hates the paparazzi. But he also knows the power of a snapshot. So the Oscar winner just launched a privately funded satellite to broadcast pictures of troop movements throughout Sudan. He’s now back from a visit to the genocide-ridden country, which in January voted to split itself in two, making Southern Sudan the world’s 193rd nation. Clooney’s dogged activism in Africa has earned him the ear of the U.S. foreign-policy establishment. Twice, he’s visited President Obama in the Oval Office. In his next movie, The Ides of March, Clooney plays a flawed presidential candidate. Does he dream of becoming the real thing? “I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics, you know,” he tells Newsweek. “I f—-ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth.”

This week’s cover story for Newsweek.

George Clooney hates the paparazzi. But he also knows the power of a snapshot. So the Oscar winner just launched a privately funded satellite to broadcast pictures of troop movements throughout Sudan. He’s now back from a visit to the genocide-ridden country, which in January voted to split itself in two, making Southern Sudan the world’s 193rd nation. Clooney’s dogged activism in Africa has earned him the ear of the U.S. foreign-policy establishment. Twice, he’s visited President Obama in the Oval Office. In his next movie, The Ides of March, Clooney plays a flawed presidential candidate. Does he dream of becoming the real thing? “I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics, you know,” he tells Newsweek. “I f—-ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth.”

This week’s cover story for Newsweek.

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