Eli Rosenberg

The Washington Post

@emrosenberg

The GOP was upset about election fraud — before it threatened their candidate

Dec 6

After years of railing against supposed voting fraud, Republicans have fallen silent or actively attacked a probe that threatens one of their own.

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The GOP was upset about election fraud — before it threatened their candidate

Dec 6

After years of railing against supposed voting fraud, Republicans have fallen silent or actively attacked a probe that threatens one of their own.

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The shoe-leather reporting boosting North Carolina’s explosive election fraud investigation

Dec 5

The fraud investigation has grown into a national scandal. Here's how old-fashioned door-knocking has helped pave the way.

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New warning to federal employees: No talk of ‘Resistance’ or opinions about impeachment at work

Nov 30

Some government watchdogs fear the new federal guidance will chill First Amendment rights and whistle-blowing.

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CNN fires Marc Lamont Hill in wake of remarks criticizing Israel and calling for a ‘free Palestine’

Nov 29

Hill had drawn scrutiny for his speech Wednesday at the U.N.

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‘Facebook has a black people problem:’ Black ex-employee spotlights race issues in public memo

Nov 28

Mark Luckie argues that the company is failing its black employees and users by excluding them from the work that guides its service.

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Amid wildfire destruction, evacuees find new meaning in Thanksgiving...

Nov 22

CHICO, Calif. - Thanksgiving marks two weeks since the deadliest fire in the state swept through this part of northern California, displacing thousands of families and turning Butte County into a disaster zone of smoke, emergency crews and an all-hands-on-de…

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Trump says he can’t imagine anyone but himself as Time Person of the Year

Nov 21

"I can’t imagine anybody else other than Trump, can you imagine anybody else other than Trump?” he said.

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Paradise ‘pretty much destroyed’ as wildfire rages in Northern California

Nov 9

The Camp Fire ravaged the town as it roared through Butte County, about 80 miles north of Sacramento.

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EPA chief liked a blatantly racist meme about the Obamas. He says he doesn’t remember.

Oct 9

The meme showed the Obamas staring intently at a banana, one of many times they have been compared to monkeys.

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Facebook blocked many gay-themed ads as part of its new advertising policy, angering LGBT groups

Oct 3

The Washington Post found many gay and LGBT ads that the company erroneously blocked as political.

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‘Art of the Deal’ writer says New York Times report ends myth of Trump as ‘self-made man’

Oct 3

Schwartz said he was shocked by the breadth of information about Trump family finances that was revealed by the investigation.

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California woman recants sexual harassment claim against ‘creepy’ Democratic candidate, calls it a ‘misunderstanding’

Oct 2

Gil Cisneros, a winner of a $266 million lottery in 2010, is currently running against Young Kim, a Republican former state legislator for a district outside of Los Angeles.

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Beto O’Rourke apologizes for 1991 remarks about actresses in Broadway show

Oct 2

Texas senate candidate Beto O'Rourke apologized for the theater review he wrote as a 19-year-old student at Columbia.

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Anthony Kennedy’s response to the bitter fight over his Supreme Court seat? No comment.

Sep 29

Kennedy spoke to a group of high school students and judges at the federal courthouse on Friday in his hometown.

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‘We share a deep concern’: Democratic senator fights back tears defending Jeff Flake

Sep 28

Amid a cacophony of loud and angry voices, a more moderate and calm presence has stood out: Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).

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‘Shut up and step up’: This senator’s message to men in the wake of the Kavanaugh accusation

Sep 19

The blunt force of Mazie Hirono's comments reverberated widely around the internet on Tuesday afternoon.

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How conservative media reacted to the Christine Ford accusation against Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 18

How conservative media reacted to the Ford Kavanaugh accusation

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Video shows weathermen ditching live broadcast as Hurricane Florence floods station

Sep 14

Two anchors, the station's chief meteorologist and a weatherman, stuck it out as long as they could before leaving the building as the live broadcast continued to roll.

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Eric Trump said flap over his use of anti-Semitic dog whistle is ‘nonsense.’ Others beg to differ.

Sep 13

Eric Trump said writers were earning their “shekels,” slandering Trump. The word is often used as a racist dog whistle.

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Last year, she ran for Congress. Now, she’s accused of murdering her campaign treasurer

Aug 14

The woman who was charged had been a candidate for the Democratic slot to challenge a Republican incumbent in the 2018 midterms.

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The moment when Facebook’s removal of alleged Russian disinformation became a free speech issue

Aug 2



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23 injured after basketball-sized ‘lava bomb’ crashes through the roof of a Hawaiian tour boat

Jul 17

The boat was off the island's Eastern coast on Monday morning when the volcano sent what officials said was a basketball-sized "lava bomb" through the boat's roof and peppered it with volcanic debris.

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A candidate for Congress was caught on camera taking down his opponent’s signs

Jun 26

A congressional candidate in Oklahoma apologized on the eve of the state’s primary for removing some of his opponent's signs from a public roadway. “Sometimes, in the heat and rush of a campaign, mistakes are made,” Tom Guild, who is seeking the Democratic no…

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Time’s and New Yorker’s powerful covers make a statement on family separation

Jun 22

The information emerging about the child-parent separations on the border that resulted from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policy set off a cascade of emotion in recent weeks. And it has left a string of resonant images, videos, audio recording…

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Putin hoped his World Cup bid would improve relations with the West. They’ve suffered instead.

Jun 15

Vladimir Putin exulted in Zurich during a news conference organized hours after officials from FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, had announced his country had won the bid to host the World Cup in 2018. It was December 2010. Though the highly antici…

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Sessions defends separating immigrant parents and children: ‘We’ve got to get this message out’

Jun 6

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a vigorous defense of the hard-line Trump administration policy that has resulted in immigrant children being separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally during a lengthy interview on Tuesday. Cons…

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Hillary Clinton’s other dream job? To run Facebook.

May 25

Since her defeat in the 2016 election, speculation has churned about Hillary Clinton and what she set her mind to after losing a second run for the U.S. presidency. On Friday, Clinton indicated that a dream job of hers, at least in the private sector, would b…

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Trump admitted he attacks press to shield himself from negative coverage, 60 Minutes reporter says

May 23

One of the foremost broadcast reporters in the country said this week that President Trump admitted to her that his relentless attacks on the press was a strategy to discredit reporters and news media organizations to shield himself from negative coverage. Le…

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Things blamed for the deadly Texas school shooting: Ritalin. Abortion. The media. Schools. And doors.

May 22

Another school shooting has prompted yet another debate, the same intractable split about a statistic that has made the United States an outlier compared to other countries: the high number of mass shootings per capita. Study after study analyzing mass shooti…

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Kellyanne Conway hears ‘Laurel’ but says she’s willing to tell others ‘Yanny’ in White House video

May 18

The “laurel” or “yanny” fever — and it is a fever — sweeping across the nation reached its peak on Thursday when the White House released a video to social media with all of its key players weighing in on the least controversial viral controversy in recent me…

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Mexican YouTube rapper melted bodies of slain film students in acid for cartel, officials say

Apr 28

His music videos painted a vivid portrait of street life in Mexico in all of its gritty detail: chained dogs and flashing knives, drug paraphernalia and boasts of violence. He rapped around a posse of unsmiling men, their shirts off, tattooed, flashing hand s…

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Bootlegged liquor kills more than 100 in Indonesia

Apr 11

More than 100 people have died from drinking toxic alcohol in Indonesia in April, as a consequence of the black market that thrives in the country with strong curbs on legal alcohol sales. The majority Muslim country banned tens of thousands of mini-marts and…

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‘That’s bizarre’: Realtors weigh in on Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night condo room deal in D.C.

Apr 7

Among the ethics scandals now swirling around Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the recent disclosure that he leased a room in a D.C. condominium from the wife of an energy lobbyist. For about six months in 2017, Pruitt leased a ro…

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How conservative media responded to the Stormy Daniels news (hint: it involved an ex-president)

Mar 27

Bill Clinton hasn’t been president for nearly two decades, and Hillary Clinton has lead a mostly low-profile existence since her presidential campaign ended in 2016. But you might be confused if you were paying close attention to Fox News or other conservativ…

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Trump called Gary Cohn a ‘globalist.’ Here’s why some people find that offensive.

Mar 9

President Trump took a moment Thursday to label his outgoing chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, with a derogatory term frequently employed by some of his most fervent supporters. “He may be a globalist, but I still like him,” Trump said of Cohn on Thursday, d…

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A brief history of Alaska Rep. Don Young’s incendiary remarks. Okay, it’s a long history.

Mar 1

Alaska Rep. Don Young made waves recently with a suggestion that more Jewish people would have survived the Holocaust had they been armed with guns. “How many Jews were put in the ovens because they were unarmed?” Young (R) asked during an appearance with an …

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Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bots, and the pro-Trump crowd is furious

Feb 22

The social media service Twitter is believed to have suspended thousands of accounts for being automated bots, or for other policy violations, drawing outcry from fringe conservative media figures who lost followers in the move. Many of these figures, such as…

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Oxfam prostitution scandal widens to at least three countries

Feb 13

A confidence crisis spread through the international aid community Tuesday amid accusations that the charity Oxfam had buried reports that its workers had prostituted survivors of the Darfur genocide, a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti and possibly disasters …

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Oxfam could lose funding over allegations that it exploited disaster victims for sex

Feb 11

Oxfam, one of the world's most prominent relief agencies, could lose its funding from the British government over reports that its workers exploited survivors of a massive earthquake in Haiti, and possibly other disasters, for sex. It is a "complete betrayal …

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Oxfam admits staffers engaged in sexual misconduct during relief effort in earthquake-torn Haiti

Feb 10

The charity Oxfam admitted Friday that some of its employees engaged in sexual misconduct while doing disaster recovery work in Haiti, after an explosive report in a British newspaper detailed allegations that staff members were throwing “Caligula”-like parti…

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Nuclear scientists logged on to one of Russia’s most-secure computers — to mine bitcoin

Feb 9

Several scientists working at a nuclear-weapons facility in Russia were arrested this week on the suspicion that they used one of the country’s most powerful supercomputers to mine bitcoins, the BBC reported. The alleged infraction took place at the Federal N…

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A truck driver inexplicably plowed over a 2,000-year-old historical site in Peru, damaging the designs

Feb 2

A truck driver in Peru damaged the 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines, after officials said he ignored warning signs and drove over a portion of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are large designs that were scratched into the ground’s surface between 50…

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The White House promised to restore a petitions site that was critical of Trump. It hasn’t.

Jan 31

The White House took down the popular “We The People” petitions website, started by Barack Obama’s administration, in December, with the promise that the site would be restored by “late January.” As of 3 p.m. on Jan. 31, the site, which allows citizens to pos…

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'It was like a war zone': Southern California fires stretch from Ventura to San Diego

Dec 8

Authorities warned of “extreme fire behavior” as winds whipped across Southern California.

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Ferocious wildfires ravage Southern California, evacuating communities and destroying homes

Dec 7

As the Thomas Fire surrounded Ojai, authorities warned that more fires could erupt in the coming days.

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‘Out of control’ Southern California fire explodes as growing blazes force tens of thousands to flee

Dec 5

“The fire is still out of control and structures continue to be threatened throughout the fire area,” Ventura County officials said.

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Trump should skip civil-rights museum opening, NAACP says, calling his plans to attend ‘an insult’

Dec 5

The organization's president, Derrick Johnson, issued a sharply worded statement criticizing Trump's record on civil rights.

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Federal judge blocks Trump’s executive order on denying funding to sanctuary cities

Nov 21

A federal judge has issued an injunction to permanently block President Trump’s executive order to deny funding to cities that refused to cooperate with federal immigration officials after finding the order unconstitutional.

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Kirsten Gillibrand says Bill Clinton should have resigned, as old allegations resurface

Nov 17

The story of Clinton’s treatment of women has not been news for many years outside of conservative media. But liberals have started publicly reckoning with this legacy recently.

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Political appointee resigns from DHS after past comments about blacks, Muslims come to light

Nov 16

Unearthed audio shows that a political appointee at the DHS had said that blacks have “turned America’s major cities into slums because of laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity,” and had spoken harshly about Muslims.

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Twitter was slammed for verifying a white nationalist. It just took away his blue check mark.

Nov 16

Twitter changed its verification guidelines and removed authenticating check marks from the accounts of Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer and other prominent white nationalists.

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Texas gunman’s ex-wife said he once put a gun to her head and asked, ‘Do you want to die?’

Nov 12

Devin Kelley also alarmed a former Air Force colleague by saying that he bought dogs to shoot them, and he had piled up an extensive high school disciplinary record.

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After Texas church massacre, tiny town turns to prayer to begin healing process

Nov 12

A week after Devin Kelley gunned down more than two dozen people, Sutherland Springs returns to Sunday services as it continues to mourn.

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The sound of hymns drifted from the country church. Then came gunfire.

Nov 8

Sutherland Springs massacre marked end of gunman’s turbulent life.

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Texas church gunman escaped mental health facility in 2012 after threatening military superiors

Nov 7

The gunman's short life was riddled with warning signs, including his domestic violence conviction and threats against his superiors.

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Who is Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman officials say killed churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Tex.?

Nov 6

Few people have spoken publicly about Kelley's background, and a search of public records offered only a sketch of his life.

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Devin Patrick Kelley had a violent past, records indicate

Nov 6

But there was no hint of trouble at the RV park where he briefly worked security.

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‘Just keep living’: New York's flippant resilience on display for Halloween after terrorist attack

Nov 1

New Yorkers celebrated Halloween with zeal and verve despite the trail of carnage.

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Sayfullo Saipov’s behavior behind the wheel of an empty truck raised suspicion before attack

Nov 1

New York attack suspect told investigators that he had been preparing for a year.

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John Kelly calls Robert E. Lee an ‘honorable man’ and says ‘lack of compromise’ caused the Civil War

Oct 31

The White House chief of staff set off a firestorm Monday after his comments on the Confederate general. He also said “men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand” during the Civil War.

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‘This is a nothing burger’: How conservative media reacted to the Mueller indictments

Oct 31

“It appears they don’t know I’m not president,” Hillary Clinton said of Fox News. Sean Hannity accidentally referred to her as “President Clinton.”

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Two American women were lost at sea for months. Then came the Navy — and ‘pure relief.’

Oct 27

"I honestly believed we were going to die within the next 24 hours,” one of the rescued sailors said.

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Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a phone call

Oct 18

“No other president has ever done something like this,” Trump told the late soldier’s father. The man said he has not received the check, but the White House said Wednesday that it was sent.

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Investigative journalist who reported on Panama Papers killed in car blast

Oct 16

Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist and blogger from Malta who was known for her reporting on governmental corruption, was killed in an explosion on Monday near her home.

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U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, citing anti-Israel bias

Oct 12

The U.S., which helped found UNESCO after World War II, will withdraw as a member at the end of 2018.

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Boy Scouts of America to allow girls in its ranks for the first time

Oct 11

The Boy Scouts of America will allow girls into its ranks for the first time in its nearly 100-year-old history.

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