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Truthdig Named Best News Website at L.A. Press Club Awards

On Sunday evening, Truthdig staffers converged at the ornate Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2014 Southern California Journalism Awards.

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Watch: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Discuss George Zimmerman Verdict

In their first television appearances since George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of their teenaged son, Trayvon Martin’s parents said Thursday morning that they were stunned at the trial’s outcome.

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Ex-Westboro Baptist Member Opens Up About the Church

“There was a point when we started praying for people to die,” Libby Phelps Alvarez, the granddaughter of the man who founded the church, told NBC’s “Today” in an interview that aired Wednesday. 

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NBC’s ‘Today’ Chooses Kardashian Mom Over 9/11 Coverage

The NBC morning program is the subject of controversy after it skipped the moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to talk to Kris Jenner of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” about, among other things, her breast implants.

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Ryan Backpedals on GM Plant Closure Remark (Video)

The VP nominee claims he wasn’t blaming President Obama during his Republican National Convention speech for a GM plant closure that happened while George W. Bush was still president.

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‘Daily Show’: On Palin’s ‘Today’ Show Infiltration

How are we to process the media-made spectacle that was Sarah Palin’s cameo on Tuesday’s “Today” show? Do we care? Not really, but it does make good material for Jon Stewart and his “Daily Show” cohorts, particularly the hilarious John Oliver, who has the entertaining (if alarming) task of interviewing Palin’s fans outside 30 Rock.

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 READ MORE



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Hillary Clinton Shoots Down 2016 Rumors

It all comes down to Chelsea now. Hillary Clinton may have made an impressive run on the White House in the 2008 campaign, but she’s not harboring hopes of redoubling her efforts when her rival-turned-boss Barack Obama is out of the picture in 2016. In fact, Clinton isn’t planning to ... (more)

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Clinton Denies Designs on Biden’s Throne

What’s a secretary of state to do in the face of international terrorism and domestic unrest? Why, she should set the record straight on the “Today” show, which is just what Hillary Clinton did Thursday to tackle cloak-and-dagger rumors that she might replace Vice President Joe Biden in 2012 ... (more)

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Tales From the Clink With Julian Assange

Julian Assange, embattled WikiLeaks founder and international man of mystery, took a moment Friday to check in with Matt Lauer on “Today” and dispense such enigmatic gems as this description of his recent legal battle: “It is not the beginning of the end; rather, it is merely the end of the beginning.” 

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W’s Top Reads: The Bible, WSJ

So, in his hype-o-matic interview with George W. Bush, “Today Show” talker Matt Lauer gets a glimpse of the former president’s post-White House lifestyle. Hey, he has an iPad! All the better for reading the word of the Lord and Rupert Murdoch—not necessarily in that order.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Bristol Palin on Bringing Up Baby

It’s definitely “do as I say, not as I do” material, but Bristol Palin showed up on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday morning with dad Todd and baby Tripp in an effort to prevent other teenagers from becoming parents before they’re ready. Matt Lauer snuck in a question about babydaddy Levi Johnston, but Bristol totally wasn’t having it.

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Mary Tillman on ‘Today’: ‘Pat’s Death Was a Lie to the Country’

Mary Tillman made a sharp and moving appearance Tuesday morning on the “Today” show to talk about her new book, “Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman,” about the friendly-fire death of her son, Pat, and the U.S. military’s subsequent cover-up in 2004.

Posted on May 6, 2008 READ MORE


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Limbaugh Picks a Fight with Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger has had enough of Rush Limbaugh, who refers to the California governor as a “closet liberal.” On Tuesday’s “Today Show,” Arnold fired back, saying “Limbaugh is irrelevant.” That was apparently too much for Rush, who responded on own show by saying Arnold has clearly “sold out.”

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AOL Said, ‘If You Leave Me I’ll Do Something Crazy’

Listen to the hilarious “Today Show” appearance of a guy who nearly had to sacrifice his firstborn child to get an AOL customer service representative to cancel his account.

Times article on him

Posted on Jul 3, 2006 READ MORE


Major General John Batiste (ret)
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Anti-Rumsfeld General: Questioning Command Healthy For Democracy

Major Gen. John Batiste (ret), who has called for Rumsfeld’s resignation, tells Katie Couric: “I think there’s a lot of people now starting to ask questions, and I think that’s healthy in a democracy.” He also says the book “Cobra II” gets the Iraq War story right.

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