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Hearst
Hearst Corporation — медиаконгломерат, основанный Уильямом Хёрстом в 1887 году. Штаб-квартира расположена в Хёрст-тауэр (Нью-Йорк). Изначально задуман как «газетная компания», однако постепенно, в результате ряда приобретений и активного развития, преобразован в конгломерат хо ...

Hearst Corporation — медиаконгломерат, основанный Уильямом Хёрстом в 1887 году. Штаб-квартира расположена в Хёрст-тауэр (Нью-Йорк). Изначально задуман как «газетная компания», однако постепенно, в результате ряда приобретений и активного развития, преобразован в конгломерат холдингов, включающих самые разнообразные медиа-активы. Семейство Хёрстов активно участвует в управлении компанией, права собственности в разном объёме также распределены между членами семьи.

 

Hearst Corporation — одна из самых диверсифицированных коммуникационных компаний в мире. Основной интерес сосредоточен на 15 ежедневных и 38 еженедельных газетах, включая Houston Chronicle и Albany Times Union; около 200 журналах, издающихся по всему миру, в том числе Cosmopolitan и O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 телеканалах (находятся в ведении Hearst Television Inc., которые охватывают в общей сложности 18 % зрительской аудитории США. Кроме того, конгломерат владеет рядом компаний кабельного телевидения, включая A&E Television Networks и ESPN, издательских домов (в том числе Arbor House), телевизионных продуктов, интернет-изданий, дистрибьюторских компаний и объектов недвижимости, например, Хёрст Тауэр.

Согласно завещанию Уильяма Херста, совет состоит из тринадцати попечителей (пять членов семьи Хёрстов и восемь «сторонних» управляющих) и занимается управлением Hearst Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, а также трастом, который юридически является владельцем Hearst Corporation и из среды которого избираются члены самого Совета. По состоянию на 2009 год в совет попечителей входили:

  • Фрэнк Беннэк, мл. (вице-председатель, генеральный директор корпорации)
  • Анисса Буджакжи Болсон (Внучка Дэвида Уитмаера Хёрста старшего)
  • Джон Кономайкс (вице-президент корпорации, занимается вопросами телевещания)
  • Рональд Дёрфлер (финансовый директор, старший вице-президент)
  • Джордж Рэндольф Хёрст, мл. (председатель Hearst Corporation и президент Hearst Foundation)
  • Джон Рэндольф Хёрст, мл. (один из директоров корпорации)
  • Вирджиния Хёрст Рандт (дочь бывшего председателя корпорации, покойного Рэндольфа Апперсона Хёрста
  • Уильям Рэндольф Хёрст III (президент William Randolph Hearst Foundation)
  • Харви Липтон (юрист, бывший вице-президент и секретарь корпорации)
  • Гилберт Морер (бывший глава подразделения Hearst Magazines, затем исполнительный вице-президент при Беннэке, в данное время занимает должность советника)
  • Марк Миллер (бывший исполнительный вице-президент Hearst Magazines)
  • Дэвид Баррет (президент и генеральный директор подразделения Hearst Television, Inc.
  • Джеймс Ашер (глава юридического департамента и директор по развитию)

Совет будет распущен, когда все члены семьи, жившие на момент смерти Хёрста в августе 1951, уйдут из жизни. Таблицы передачи прав распоряжения конгломератом составлены до 2042—2043 гг.

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11 января, 07:35

Триумф Андрея Григорьева, россыпь стартапов и сожженная машина Айрата Шамилова

Медиаотрасль республики продолжают сотрясать разноформатные объединения, закрытия, открытия и назначения. Так, на базе частного и государственного появился республиканский информационный телеканал «Татарстан-24», главный рупор властей РТ «Татар-информ» сменил руководителя, а владелец ПСО «Казань» Равиль Зиганшин обзавелся собственным медиаресурсом. Внимательный читатель «БИЗНЕС Online» мог разглядеть за всеми этими хитросплетениями тайные рычаги влияния на местную четвертую власть.

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10 января, 19:01

150 women picked for magazine’s special

Madonna, Emma Stone, Willow Smith and first lady Michelle Obama are among 150 women chosen by editors of Harper’s Bazaar as the world’s most fashionable. The magazine’s first-ever such list comes in

03 января, 17:53

Male Manager Encourages Rockette Dancers To 'Tolerate Intolerance'

Individual Radio City Rockettes may opt out of the group’s performance during Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration celebration, management has stated, if they do not wish to appear supportive of the president-elect. Behind the scenes, however, manager James Dolan’s attitude toward the highly politicized event is more flippant, according to a report from Marie Claire. Citing a transcript from a private meeting with the dance company, the publication reports that Dolan, who serves as Madison Square Garden executive chairman and Cablevision CEO, encouraged the Rockettes to “tolerate” Trump supporters, some of whom belong to the sexist and white nationalist alt-right movement ― seemingly no matter what. “I mean, it just sounds like you’re asking us to be tolerant of intolerance,” one dancer reportedly said in the meeting. Other dancers previously expressed concern over backlash and social media abuse the company has received since their performance announcement.  “Yeah, in a way, I guess we are doing that,” Dolan replied. “What other choices do we have? What else would you suggest?” Dolan reportedly focused on the idea of “tolerance” during the meeting, which took place Dec. 27, with the largely white group of dancers. He compared some Trump supporters’ hateful messages with those of dissenters writing in protest of the company’s decision to perform, labeling it all “ironic.” Dolan defended the decision in part by stating that he did not think it would hurt the brand, according to the transcript. “I would simply say, we’re celebrating a new president, not necessarily this president,” he said.  The Marie Claire piece comes on the heels of continued reports that the Trump team is having trouble finding performers for his Jan. 20 Inauguration Day. British “X Factor” singer Rebecca Ferguson recently stated she will not agree to perform unless she can sing the anti-racism ballad “Strange Fruit.”  So far, the Rockettes will be joined by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and “America’s Got Talent” singer Jackie Evancho. Madison Square Garden, which oversees the Rockettes, stated in response to the story that Dolan “stands behind everything he said during the meeting.” But the company disavowed the anonymous person who produced the recording by suggesting it was made by the same disgruntled dancer who previously spoke out against the inauguration performance. Read MSG’s full statement below:  This is one person who continues to attempt to represent the entire team of Rockettes. This time it’s in a story that is the result of an unauthorized recording that violated the confidentiality of all of her sister Rockettes. While Mr. Dolan stands behind everything he said during the meeting, no one in that room believed they were speaking publicly. Everyone in the meeting had the chance to speak their mind in a safe setting, and many did. Her secret recording was deceitful and cowardly and has betrayed all of her fellow Rockettes. Posting this story is beneath the ethical standards of Hearst. We are deeply disappointed in their decision to post this story. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

03 января, 15:28

Cable ONE Loses Northwest Channels, Begins '17 with Woes

Cable ONE (CABO) failed to ink a retransmission consent agreement with Northwest Broadcasting by the Jan 1 midnight deadline.

01 января, 13:00

Статистика блога masterok за 2016 год

Итак, пока в ЖЖ никого нет и все отмечают Новый Год, я для людей заинтересованных или для просто любопытных проходящих мимо обновил пост о статистике этого блога за 2016 год.Тут будет много циферок и графиков, немного рассуждений и планов.Начнем с основной статистики из ЖЖ. Я бы сказал так, что прошедший год прибавил блогу трафика, хотя и не столько, сколько хотелось бы. 2015 год я закончил примерно на цифре 3 000 000 просмотров, в 2016 несколько раз добирался до цифры в 3 800 000 просмотров в месяц, но средней цифрой все же нужно считать что то около 3 500 000 просмотров. Правда можно сделать скидку на то, что в этом году я значительно больше ездил и ЖЖ периодически давал сбои по статистике, но все же это не оправдание. Планирую в 2017 году взять рубеж в устойчивые 4 млн. просмотров в месяц.Что мы еще имеем по ЖЖ-ным показателям:К "социальному капиталу" мы еще вернемся, с ним не все так просто как обычно. Первое место в рейтинге пользователей центрального региона мое уже давно и железно, потому что как я понял основная верхушка ТОПОВ - это Москва, у них свой рейтинг. Ну, а практически нет блогеров, которые приближаются к 20-ке например и живут не в Москве.12 место в рейтинге блогеров ЖЖ достаточно относительное. В зависимости нахожусь ли я в поездках или в зависимости от политики модерации в ТОПе диапазон мест за год был примерно от 9 до 15.Почти 320 000 комментариев получено - это очень хорошо. На первом этапе очень сложно было вывести людей на обсуждение обычных не "желтых" и не скандальных тем. Однако сейчас уже среднее число коментариев на пост за всю историю блога приблизилось к 30. А если посчитать, в среднем, сколько комментариев приходилось на пост в этом году, то цифра будет - 50 комментариев на пост в среднем. Это уже можно назвать обсуждением познавательных тем и поиском истины в некоторых случаях.За год я опубликовал 2 000 постов и получил 100 000 комментариев. Конечно же я не могу многим ответить в комментариях (иногда просто считаю не целесообразным ввязываться в спор), но стараюсь как могу. В итоге 40 000 комментариев мои.Что еще нам расскажет статистика ЖЖ. Вот например статистика посещения по дням одного из месяцев. В общем то достаточно ровно и без особых провалов.Достигается это кропотливым трудом и регулярным пополнением материала блога в виде 5-6 статей в день.Вот разбивка посещения по часам одного дня. Тут тоже все достаточно стандартно: утром низкая посещаемость, потом пики в момент выхода новых статей и ночью тоже спад посещаемости.Даже не знаю, анализировать статистику по социальному капиталу наверное не имеет смысла, в связи с тем, что правила и порядок ее расчета так часто меняются, что никакой логики не просматривается в принципе. Можно заметить, что при одинаковом ритме ведения журнала, при одинаковом трафике (в допустимых пределах) статистика СК "скачет аки горный козел". Причем на это накладывает отпечаток может быть даже не сам механизм расчета (формула), а именно редакционная политика допуска к ТОПу. Т.к. СК учитывает только трафик от внутренних пользователей ЖЖ, то имея стабильный внешний и достаточно большой трафик, но не имея доступа к ТОПу можно резко падать в СК и общем рейтинге.Прошлый год был абсолютно таким же в этом плане.Перейдем теперь к статистике по комментариям:Если прошлый 2015 год блог прошел по комментариям по восходящей к 9 000 комментов за месяц, то в этом году все стабилизировалось в районе тех же 9 000 с некоторыми пиками в 11 000. Опять же многое зависит от лично моего участия в этом процессе. Я подумаю, как увеличить все же число комментариев хотя бы до стабильных 11-12 тысяч в месяц и в пиках подойти к 15 тысячам. Кстати, обратите внимание на "дохленький" декабрь. Это все издержки технических сбоев, когда за несколько дней статистика просто не сохранилась или пользователи вообще не имели возможность отправить комментарий, либо не приходило уведомление о полученном комментарии.Вот очень важная для меня статистика - подписка читателей на журнал. Не обращайте внимание на всплеск в августе месяце - это был набег ботов на ЖЖ в целом и у каждого блога будет такой всплеск в августе. 2015 год я закончил с "копилкой" в 13600 френдов, т.е за год к читателям моего блога добавилось около 10 000 человек. Даже если сделать поправку на ботов и все такое, то получится около 9 000 - это очень хороший результат я считаю. Спасибо всем читателям.Сложная для оценки в моем случае статистика по тем читателям, кто читает мой блог через RSS. Сложная потому, что я этим никогда не пользовался и в общем то ничего не делал для того, чтобы это было лучше или удобнее. Зря конечно, может быть дойдут руки и до этого. Но по сравнению с прошлым годом статистика значительно выросла.Закончим пожалуй рассматривать инструменты статистики от ЖЖ и перейдем к такому сервису, как LIVEDUNEВо-первых хочется напомнить про такой показатель как индекс цитирования или ТИЦ. Как вы можете заметить на скриншоте. показанном ниже, у всего ЖЖ ТиЦ упал. Прошлый год я закончил на отметке в 850 пунктов, в этом году доходил до 1100 пунктов, но под конец года Яндекс срезал всем жж-шникам этот показатель и теперь он у еня достаточно весомый, но все же менее эффектный чем был - ТиЦ = 950.Напомню, что от индекса цитирования в общем то на сколько я знаю, зависит на каком месте в поисковой выдаче будет ваша статья среди похожих или таких же теманик при поиске. Т.е вещь то на самом деле важная, хотя сейчас почему то этому уделяют очень мало значения. Наверняка есть какие то нюансы про которые я не знаю.Вот примерно на какие места в ТОПе попадают мои посты и сколько там находятся по часам:Что то на этом сервисе и нет больше ничего интересного, если не переходить в ПРО режим. Давайте обратимся лучше к google-analyticsВот посмотрите на статистику по посещениям и другие показатели 2016 года:А вот тоже самое, только за все время существования блога. Итого получается за все время мой блогу уже посетило почти 17 миллионов человек и они 30 миллионов раз зашли в мой блог.Хотелось бы сравнить эти цифры с показателями других блогеров, равных по рейтингу, но к сожалению не нашел сейчас ничего для сравнения.Теперь перейдем к более подробному анализу посетителей этого блога. Посмотрите сколько посетителей оказывается 65+ по возрасту. Основная масса конечно моего возраста.Смотрим по географическому положению кто в основном бывает в этом блоге:А вот по основным городам:Нашли свой город ?По браузерам никаких неожиданностей нет:Вот и по мобильным устройствам Эпплы конечно монстры:Вот основные источники трафика для моего блога:Вот страницы-рекордсмены моего блога по просмотрам за все время существование блога (с середины 2012 года). Лидирует пост с почти полумиллионом просмотров! Ужас! Прошлый год я закончил - всего два поста превышали 100 000 просмотров.Давайте я вам расшифрую несколко первых позиций:1. Кладбище на Эвересте (не рекомендуется просмотр впечатлительным)2. Варанаси - город мертвых (Внимание, есть шокирующие фото, впечатлительным просмотр не рекомендуется)3. Замок Херста (Hearst Castle)4. Разоблачаем ! Что означают цветные квадратики на тюбиках ?5. 22 игры на бумаге для двоихОстальное вы и сами знаете как получить, вставив окончание адресной строки в браузер.

21 декабря 2016, 23:04

Will Vice Media IPO in 2017? Everything Investors Need To Know

Vice Media has steadily grown into a journalism powerhouse and has almost single-handedly kept the withering art of investigative reporting alive. Now, the millennial-favorite news outlet is on the cusp of becoming a global media giant as it considers an IPO in 2017.

21 декабря 2016, 22:29

Trump Defense Priorities Right On The Money

Dan Goure Security, The last time we saw this kind of yellow journalism was about a century ago and it led to the Spanish-American War. Having demonstrated its ability to successfully spin the news during the recent presidential campaign, the mainstream media continues to look for ways of negatively slanting stories about the Trump transition. Their latest effort to create rather than report the news has to do with how the incoming administration will deal with Russia. Suddenly, Russia is not just a competitor or, as the Pentagon calls it, a challenge, but an enemy. Anything the President-elect says about Russia or Vladimir Putin is a sign of his willingness to capitulate.  Anyone with ties to Russia, which is just about the entire U.S. foreign policy establishment by the way, is suspect. Major media outlets are sounding like William Randolph Hearst who is said to have told one of his reporters in Cuba regarding Spanish atrocities on the island, “You provide the pictures and I’ll provide the war.” This is the same media that hasn’t stopped hyperventilating over the mean things President-elect Trump has tweeted about China’s violation of World Trade Organization rules or international law.  Let me see if I understand the rules for reporting on the new administration; Saying anything nice or even neutral about Russia and Vladimir Putin is bad and saying anything not nice about China is bad. Read full article

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19 декабря 2016, 15:36

FAKE NEWS ABOUT FAKE NEWS: “In a lengthy essay posted today, Politico considers what it called the …

FAKE NEWS ABOUT FAKE NEWS: “In a lengthy essay posted today, Politico considers what it called the ‘long and brutal history of fake news’ — and offers up, as if it were true, the fake tale of William Randolph Hearst’s vowing to ‘furnish the war’ with Spain.” This is by Prof. W. Joseph Campbell, author […]

18 декабря 2016, 17:07

The Long and Brutal History of Fake News

Bogus news has been around a lot longer than real news. And it’s left a lot of destruction behind.

17 декабря 2016, 01:35

Kushner: We struck deal with Sinclair for straighter coverage

Donald Trump's campaign struck a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group during the campaign to try and secure better media coverage, his son-in-law Jared Kushner told business executives Friday in Manhattan.Kushner said the agreement with Sinclair, which owns television stations across the country in many swing states and often packages news for their affiliates to run, gave them more access to Trump and the campaign, according to six people who heard his remarks.In exchange, Sinclair would broadcast their Trump interviews across the country without commentary, Kushner said. Kushner highlighted that Sinclair, in states like Ohio, reaches a much wider audience — around 250,000 listeners — than networks like CNN, which reach somewhere around 30,000.“It’s math,” Kushner said according to multiple attendees.Scott Livingston, Vice President of News at Sinclair, said the offer for extended interviews with local anchors was made to both candidates. Trump did a handful of interviews, while Sen. Tim Kaine did a few as well, though Hillary Clinton did not. “Our promise was to give all candidates an opportunity to voice their position share their position with our viewers. Certainly we presented an opportunity so that Mr. Trump could clearly state his position on the key issues,” Livingston said. “Our commitment to our viewers is to go beyond podium, beyond the rhetoric. We’re all about tracking the truth and telling the truth and that’s typically missing in most political coverage.”A Trump spokesman said the deal included the interviews running across every affiliate but that no money was exchanged between the network and the campaign. The spokesman said the campaign also worked with other media outlets that had affiliates, like Hearst, to try and spread their message.“It was a standard package, but an extended package, extended story where you’d hear more directly from candidate on the issue instead of hearing all the spin and all the rhetoric,” Livingston said. Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said they had nothing to add to Sinclair’s explanation.Sinclair, a Maryland based company, has been labeled in some reports as a conservative leaning local news network. Local stations in the past have been directed to air “must run” stories produced by Sinclair’s Washington bureau that were generally critical of the Barack Obama administration and offered perspectives primarily from conservative think tanks, the Washington Post reported in 2014. A Kushner spokeswoman declined to comment on his remarks, made at an off-the-record meeting in the Morgan Stanley Cafeteria for the Partnership for New York City, a business group, and referred questions to the campaign.Kushner, dressed in a suit and sneakers, told the business executives that the campaign was upset with CNN because they considered its on-air panels stacked against Trump. He added that he personally talked with Jeff Zucker about changing the composition of the panels but Zucker refused. He repeatedly said in the panel that CNN wasn't "moving the needle" and wasn't important as it once was, according to three of the people present.The campaign then decided not to work as closely with CNN, and Trump ramped up his bashing of the TV network. Two people present said that they were surprised how much Kushner talked about CNN. "He kept going on and on about it," one business executive said.He also told the crowd that Google and Facebook are now more powerful, and that The New York Times and CNN aren't as powerful. A CNN spokesperson declined to comment. Kushner also said that he had learned far more about the country by traveling with Trump and was now a different person, calling the thousands of people who would show up to Trump rallies “amazing Americans.” "Here he is with 400 elites, CEOs of the banks, those are his people. He’s among his people, but he’s speaking this Trump-like language,” one attendee said. Joe Pompeo contributed reporting from New York.

13 декабря 2016, 20:20

Юрий Хнычкин назначен главредом Robb Report

Главным редактором журнала «Robb Report Россия» назначен Юрий Хнычкин, сообщили “Ъ” в издательском доме «Премиум Паблишинг». Ранее он занимал должность заместителя главреда журнала, а до того возглавлял бортовой журнал «Аэрофлот Premium» и газету Business & Financial Markets.Ранее российскую версию Robb Report возглавлял Игорь Гаранин. Журнал издается с 2004 года по лицензии американской CurtCo Robb Media. Он входит в издательский дом «Премиум Паблишинг» вместе с журналами Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper`s Bazaar, «Домашний очаг» и «Популярная механика». Эти активы консорциум инвесторов во главе с Inventure Capital приобрел в марте 2016 года, выкупив доли финской Sanoma и частично американской Hearst.

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13 декабря 2016, 16:45

У российского издания Elle сменился главный редактор

Екатерина Мухина с 1 февраля 2017 года станет новым главным редактором журнала Elle и приложений бренда. Об этом сообщается в пресс-релизе медиахолдинга Hearst Shkulev Media, которому принадлежит издание. Нынешний главред Елена Сотникова ...

04 декабря 2016, 00:00

Trump's Chumps: The Hysterical Media

Andrew Ferguson, Weekly StandardAmong the many offenses that modern architecture has committed against Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washingtonâ??America's main street, we like to call itâ??is a glass 'n' stone 'n' steel box that houses a museum about news gathering called, unfortunately, the Newseum. Funded by the New York Times, Hearst, ABC News, Comcast, CBS News, Time Warner, and every worthy journalism nonprofit in the land, the Newseum is the establishment press's monument to itselfâ??a mirror into which every mainstream reporter and editor can peer with an admiring gaze.From the front of the building hangs a...

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30 ноября 2016, 02:34

Apple And Google Alum Raises $2.5M To Grow Kit, Social Network For Product Recommendations

Kit's seed round makes Camille Hearst only the 12th African-American woman ever to raise more than $1 million to grow a startup.

29 ноября 2016, 16:11

Apple And Google Alum Raises $2.5M To Grow Kit, Social Network For Product Recommendations

Kit's seed round makes Hearst only the 12th African-American woman ever to raise more than $1 million to grow a startup, according to data from Project Diane, a definitive study of the state of black women in tech entrepreneurship that took the better part of a year to complete.

19 ноября 2016, 14:59

Where to escape snow in Russia: A secret resort between the hills and sea

RBTH editor’s note: More than two years have passed since a referendum was held on Crimea, which led to a treaty being signed between the peninsula and Russia. This has been the source of enormous controversy between Russia, Ukraine and the West and many foreign embassies warn against travel here. As a result of economic sanctions that were passed in response to this event, traveling is not easy in Crimea: Practically no international airlines land here and visitors must bring fistfuls of cash with them. Bankcards and credit cards are not accepted everywhere, although it is possible to change foreign currency in banks. On the way to a Crimean oasis Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky As we drive toward the Mriya resort complex some 17 miles from Yalta, our car is lodged between two powerful sceneries: The turquoise of the Black Sea on our left and the motley rocks of the Ai-Petri mountain peak on the right. Rusty-colored leaves fall from the trees and land on our windshield just like in the movies. Thirty minutes later Mriya Resort & Spa emerges from behind the woods, its outline resembling not a hotel, but the wings of a giant butterfly or an enormous lotus flower.  Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky The employees of this Crimean resort complex claim that the concept of the Mriya project was created by a British architect, Sir Norman Foster, whose most celebrated works include the Millennium Bridge in London, the Torre Caja skyscraper in Madrid, St. Mary Axe in London and the Hearst Tower in New York. (We must note that we haven't find any proof of Foster's involvement in this project.) In Ukrainian, mriya means "dream." Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky You can get to Mriya Resort & Spa from Simferopol Airport in a business-class sedan transfer that the complex can arrange or by an epic 30-minute helicopter ride along the Black Sea shore. For curious travelers who never shy away from challenges, a third option is available: You can take the longest trolleybus route in the world – an astonishing 53-mile ride. Off the helicopter, onto the yacht and back: What to do at the resort There are few five-star hotels in Crimea – one in Yevpatoria, two in Sevastopol and four in Yalta – but a resort complex of such a level has no equal. However, after a couple of days of luxury among the swimming pools and spa salons, you might be in the mood for more active pastimes, and even helicopter tours or mountain hikes might not be enough. Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky This is when Mriya's advantageous location comes in handy: It is located just a half-hour drive to Yalta and an hour to Sevastopol. Use the resort as your base camp to explore the entire southern coast of Crimea. If you hire a yacht, you can sail to the Balaclava Bay near Sevastopol – sometimes called the local Monte Carlo – where flocks of motorboats float gently on the water. The land here hides a once-secret underground plant where submarines are repaired; this one-of-a-kind facility is today open to the public. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Legion-Media If you think that staying in a sea-view royal deluxe suite or a private villa with an illuminated swimming pool at Mriya Resort is top-notch, compare your experience to Winston Churchill's "apartments" where the prime minister stayed during the Yalta Conference in 1945. Six miles from the resort along the shore in the direction of Yalta, you will find the Vorontsovsky Palace, where the entire British delegation set up camp 70 years ago. The last conference between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill was held at the Livadia Palace in Yalta. They discussed post-war international relations in the luxurious interiors of the royal family's former summer residence. Stalin's personal belongings and embroideries made by Romanov princesses are on display in adjacent halls.  On the southern coast of Crimea, the mountains come close to the sea and plunge their vertical slopes right into the water, thus creating amazing conditions for an extreme type of rock-climbing called "deep water solo." The only safety “insurance” you have with such a climbing method is the water beneath you. If you have never tried rock-climbing but want to try, you can find relatively easy, but enjoyable routes at the Koshka, Diva and Krylo Lebedya climbing areas, located less than a half-hour drive from Mriya in the direction of Simeiz. You’ll find a lacy pattern of weathering here and there and light-gray rocks soar above the coastline – a perfect landscape for those who can’t choose between the sea and the mountains.  Photo credit: Sergey Slutsky

17 ноября 2016, 15:09

WHAT TO EXPECT in the first 100 DAYS -- RNC inauguration hotel deals -- NEW Trump lobbying ban -- PLAYBOOK Friendsgiving tonight -- PENCE on Hill -- ROBERT DRAPER engaged to KIRSTEN POWERS

Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2g1lQ43 ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2f1856AGood Thursday morning. “SLOW YOUR ROLL.” That’s what top Hill Republicans are saying to those who think there will be a legislative bonanza in the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Congress is, by design, a slow-moving institution. The House can move at lightning speed, but the Senate is slower. Much slower. There are always partisan, parochial and personal issues to contend with. Many who are involved in legislative planning say the first 10 weeks will be a slow slog. Control your expectations, D.C. -- AN INFRASTRUCTURE/TAX PACKAGE WILL TAKE LONGER THAN YOU THINK: It could take several months, in fact, people close to the process say. Don’t expect Trump’s top priority to pass and become law within weeks of him taking the White House. Writing legislation of that size and complexity is extraordinarily challenging and time consuming. Many people envision that the bill will be offset by bringing $200 billion in corporate cash stuck overseas, plus another few hundred billion from elsewhere. Maybe! But one thing is clear: Trump’s dream of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill is that -- a dream. It’s likely to be smaller -- a lot smaller. Trump likes big, round numbers, which might help to explain the price tag his people are talking about, Capitol Hill insiders say. Could a package like this get enacted into law in the first six months? Maybe! But there is no timeline just yet. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not involved in the decision-making process.-- OBAMACARE REPEAL WILL TAKE TIME: To repeal Obamacare using reconciliation -- the budget tool Democrats used to pass it -- both the Senate and the House must pass budgets. Remember how tough that is? The House didn’t even pass a budget this year. Then committees have to produce their own reconciliation legislation. Then it goes to a vote. This won’t be done on Day One -- it will take some time and thought. Republicans also need to come up with a replace bill. That’s not easy. Jen Haberkorn on the contours of Obamacare reform: http://politi.co/2fjxsxV-- REPEALING REGULATIONS IS AN EARLY TARGET: The Congressional Review Act allows Congress to repeal some Obama-era rules with just 51 votes in the Senate. But the rule has to have been enacted in the previous 60 legislative days. That’s one area of low-hanging fruit for congressional Republicans, who will want to put points on the board immediately in Trump’s Washington. MIKE PENCE is meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) today. He is also scheduled to meet Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).DONALD TRUMP is expected to come to the Hill to meet with congressional Republicans before he is inaugurated as president. TRUMP TOWER VISITS -- JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE is coming to New York today to meet with Trump. NYT on why he's coming http://nyti.ms/2fIp7Es ... S.C. GOV. NIKKI HALEY will be in Manhattan today also meeting with the president elect. Charleston Post and Courier http://bit.ly/2eJd8cZ WHAT A DEAL -- The RNC is offering hotel rooms for the party’s annual meeting and inauguration at the Omni Shoreham to "committee members, executive directors and state party staff at a discounted rate starting at $569 per night.” The Marriott Courtyard at Dupont Circle -- another option -- is $399 per night, and the JW Marriott, right next to the White House, will cost committee members $899.DEM STRATEGERY -- “Senate Democrats’ Surprising Strategy: Trying to Align With Trump,” by NYT’s Jennifer Steinhauser: “Congressional Democrats, divided and struggling for a path from the electoral wilderness, are constructing an agenda to align with many proposals of President-elect Donald J. Trump that put him at odds with his own party. On infrastructure spending, child tax credits, paid maternity leave and dismantling trade agreements, Democrats are looking for ways they can work with Mr. Trump and force Republican leaders to choose between their new president and their small-government, free-market principles. “Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, elected Wednesday as the new Democratic minority leader, has spoken with Mr. Trump several times, and Democrats in coming weeks plan to announce populist economic and ethics initiatives they think Mr. Trump might like. Democrats, who lost the White House and made only nominal gains in the House and Senate, face a profound decision after last week’s stunning defeat: Make common cause where they can with Mr. Trump to try to win back the white, working-class voters he took from them, or resist at every turn, trying to rally their disparate coalition in hopes that discontent with an ineffectual new president will benefit them in 2018.” http://nyti.ms/2g1hYAjALL IN THE FAMILY -- “Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, Could Get Key White House Role: The real-estate developer and husband of Ivanka Trump mulls prospect of being senior adviser or special counsel,” by WSJ’s Monica Langley: “Jared Kushner, who has emerged as a lightning rod as departures have mounted in recent days from the team vetting possible appointees, is being pushed to join the president’s inner circle by new White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and presidential counselor Stephen Bannon, these people say. Mr. Kushner is regarded as Mr. Trump’s eyes and ears inside the evolving presidential transition. He is weighing formally joining his father-in-law in the White House, people familiar with the transition say. The 35-year-old Mr. Kushner would have a role in the White House along the lines of senior adviser or special counsel. He also is weighing the option of maintaining an influential role informally, without an official White House post, according to people familiar with his thinking.” http://on.wsj.com/2eIOQjrAND/BUT -- Alex Isenstadt and Darren Samuelsohn: “Kushner’s White House appointment would likely set off legal challenges over its potential violation of federal anti-nepotism law, according to both GOP and Democratic lawyers. ‘We’re not talking about Kushner running a side task force here. We’re talking about a regular staff job. This falls right in the bull’s eye of the statute. I think it’s illegal,’ said Norm Eisen, the former chief ethics lawyer in the Obama White House. Added Richard Painter, who had a similar post in the George W. Bush White House, ‘He cannot take a take a job in the White House. Highly inappropriate … I don’t know why they think they can. Just read the language in the statute.’” http://politi.co/2f3pJTLFLASHBACK -- Bush 41 to Bush 43 on May 9, 1998: “My plea is this: please do not contact any federal agency, department or anything. A call from a ‘Bush’ will get returned, but there is a great likelihood it will be leaked; maybe deliberately misinterpreted.” http://politi.co/2gl84NaOH BOY – “Trump Supporter Cites Japanese Internment As ‘Precedent’ For Muslim Registry” – HuffPost http://huff.to/2f3bazG TRANSITION PLAYERS -- “In Trump’s Washington, rival powers and whispers in the president’s ear,” by WaPo’s Phil Rucker and Bob Costa: http://wapo.st/2gjxVEBDRAIN THE SWAMP! -- “Trump team announces tough lobbying ban,” by Isaac Arnsdorf: “President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team on Wednesday announced that it will require incoming officials to terminate their lobbying registrations, and agree not to lobby again for five years after leaving the administration. Anyone joining the transition or the administration will have to sign the following pledge: ‘By signing below I hereby certify that I am not currently registered and reporting as a federal lobbyist as defined by the Lobbying Disclosure Act as amended or as a compensated lobbyist at the state level in any state. “If I was listed as lobbyist in the most recent lobbying disclosure forms or reported to be filed by federal or state law, I hereby notify the president-elect’s transition team that I have filed the necessary forms to the appropriate government agency to terminate my registered lobbyist. I will provide the transition team with written evidence of my federal or state lobbyist termination as soon as possible.’ ‘The key thing for this administration is going to be that people going out of government won’t be able to use that service to enrich themselves,’ Republican National Committee chief strategist Sean Spicer said during the call. After the call, he rejected a suggestion that the post-employment ban could hinder the transition team’s ability to recruit qualified applicants.” http://politi.co/2fHZOm4-- WHAT THIS MEANS: This move will undoubtedly create a smaller pool of Republicans willing to go into a Trump administration. Several lobbyists said that while they were still considering going in, the lobbying ban would affect their thinking.BUT, BUT, BUT... -- “Ryan halts GOP push to restore earmarks,” by Rachael Bade and Ben Weyl: “Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly halted a proposal to restore congressional earmarks when it looked likely that the House Republican Conference would signal its support for the plan during a closed-door vote Wednesday, according to sources in the room. The Wisconsin Republican stepped in and urged lawmakers not to decide on the matter at this time, arguing that Donald Trump had just won the election on a pledge ‘drain the swamp’ of Washington. Ryan said it be improper for lawmakers to re-institute earmarks in a secret-ballot election, the sources said.” http://politi.co/2g1cuFG-- OUR TAKE: Ryan’s move to pull the proposal is a short-term solution that was cheered by the rank and file. Look for House Republicans to take up the matter in early 2017 -- Ryan promised action in the first quarter of the year. Our bet: Earmarks, in some form, will be back. TRANSITION WATCH -- “Trump team’s agency work stalls over missing paperwork,” by Nancy Cook: “The Trump transition team has not yet made contact with its counterparts in federal agencies because it hasn't filed the proper paperwork with the Obama administration — a move that's causing a huge lag for Team Trump in setting up its government. To get access to the agencies and receive briefings, the Trump transition needs to give the White House its code of ethics, a list of its transition team members and an acknowledgment that the team members have signed the code. None of this has been filed — and it leaves the federal agencies in limbo, wondering and waiting when the new boss and his people will show up.” http://politi.co/2fjz7DSPLOT THICKENS FOR HOUSE DEMS -- “Crowley wooed for challenge to Pelosi,” by John Bresnahan, Heather Caygle and Anna Palmer: “New York Democrat Joe Crowley is being urged by a group of rebellious House Democrats to challenge Nancy Pelosi for minority leader, but he has not made any decision to do so a this time, according to Democratic lawmakers and aides. Crowley, 54, would not be able to beat Pelosi. But if he formally ran against her, it would a blow to Pelosi, who has faced serious dissension within Democratic ranks since the party's poor showing on Election Day. Pelosi, 76, has not faced any real threat to her hold on power in the last half-dozen years, especially from someone like Crowley, who is widely liked and respected within the Democratic Caucus. The New York Democrat's office would not comment on a possible bid for the minority leader post. Crowley right now is running for Democratic Caucus chairman, the number four spot on the leadership ladder.” http://politi.co/2f36tpDHAPPENING TONIGHT -- Join us as we celebrate POLITICO Playbook Friendsgiving tonight at Hill Country BBQ (410 7th St. NW.) from 6-8 p.m. No agenda — we’ll enjoy cocktails, casual conversation and some Thanksgiving-themed eats with the Playbook community. RSVP http://bit.ly/2gitNoTCLICKER -- “The Two Americas of 2016,” by NYT’s Tim Wallace: “For many Americans, it feels as if the 2016 election split the country in two. To visualize this, we took the election results and created two new imaginary nations by slicing the country along the sharp divide between Republican and Democratic Americas.” http://nyti.ms/2glbTlv IF YOUR READ ONE THING -- “Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family: Tyler Shultz says he wanted to shield reputation of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Theranos director and his grandfather; $400,000 in legal fees,” by WSJ’s John Carreyrou: http://on.wsj.com/2gjwhTj PRESIDENT TRUMP -- “Iran deal critics to Trump: Please don't rip it up: They hated the nuclear agreement. But now they’re urging Trump not to kill it,” by Nahal Toosi: “As the reality of Donald Trump’s White House win sinks in among nuclear deal opponents, some are insisting that pulling out of the agreement is unwise. Instead, they say, Trump should step up enforcement of the deal, look for ways to renegotiate it, and pursue measures to punish Iran for its non-nuclear misbehavior. Such a multi-pronged, get-tough approach may even give Trump cover to fend off any criticism he may get for keeping the deal.” http://politi.co/2fZKNPA [email protected]: “Welcome to governing. It's harder than campaigning. It’s even harder than starring in a reality show”-- “Trump says he and Pence have talked to 29 foreign leaders. Here they are,” by Matt Nussbaum: http://politi.co/2f3k9Rs SHE’S BACK! -- “Clinton urges supporters to ‘fight for our values,’” by Gabe Debenedetti: “Hillary Clinton urged her supporters on Wednesday night to persevere in the face of her shocking electoral loss, speaking in Washington at her first public appearance since she conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump last week. ‘I know this isn’t easy, I know that over the last week a lot of people have asked themselves if America is the country we thought it was,’ said the former secretary of state, bringing the mid-size Newseum auditorium to a standstill with her emotional address that she capped off by imagining a conversation with her now-deceased mother. ‘Please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Believe in our country. Fight for our values. And never, ever give up.’” http://politi.co/2gl2tqdEXIT INTERVIEW -- “‘I can’t help you anymore’: What it’s like to pack up and leave after decades in Congress,” by LA Times’ Sarah D. Wire: “Around their Capitol Hill offices, sticky notes mark items already claimed by family or staff, and stacks of frames wait to have their contents removed for easier transport. Boxes wait to hold mementos of the California Democrats’ decades in Washington. Piece by piece, [Lois] Capps, first elected in 1998, and [Sam] Farr, elected in 1993, are going through the arduous process of deciding what to keep, what to donate to university archives and what to throw away. ‘You walk in here and it looks like a dormitory after finals,’ Farr said, saying it has been a bit awkward when people visit.” http://lat.ms/2fziKWwDEEP DIVE -- “Titanpointe: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight,” by The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher and Henrik Moltke: “An investigation by The Intercept indicates that the skyscraper [in lower Manhattan at 33 Thomas Street] is more than a mere nerve center for long-distance phone calls. It also appears to be one of the most important National Security Agency surveillance sites on U.S. soil — a covert monitoring hub that is used to tap into phone calls, faxes, and internet data.” http://bit.ly/2g1fIcqMEDIAWATCH -- “Ritual of Ever-Present Coverage May Not Pass Muster With Trump,” by NYT’s Michael M. Grynbaum: “‘My friends who cover the White House say that the Obama administration was probably the most closed administration that they have ever tried to cover,’ said Sally Quinn, the longtime chronicler of Washington media and society. ‘They ain’t seen nothing yet.’ The challenge now for the Washington press corps may be convincing the broader public that these decades-old protocols still matter even in an age of instant communication tools like Twitter that bypass traditional news outlets, and in the face of a groundswell of public skepticism toward the establishment press.” http://nyti.ms/2f77e3S -- HADAS GOLD on Megyn Kelly’s show last night, four minutes into this segment: http://bit.ly/2fznvzp -- TIME is releasing the 100 Most Influential Photos of All Time, exploring the 100 images that changed the world and shaped the human experience. Live at 7 a.m. www.time.com/100photos ... TIME is also publishing a companion hardcover book, “100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time,” featuring a foreword by Geoff Dyer and afterword by David Von Drehle. http://ti.me/2fYASY2 --“Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election,” by BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman: “During these critical months of the campaign, 20 top-performing false election stories from hoax sites and hyperpartisan blogs generated 8,711,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook. Within the same time period, the 20 best-performing election stories from 19 major news websites generated a total of 7,367,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.” http://bzfd.it/2gl5LcU--“BuzzFeed News shakes up D.C. bureau,” by Alex Weprin: “BuzzFeed is ... naming Adrian Carrasquillo White House reporter, Kate Nocera D.C. bureau chief and having John Stanton move to a new role as senior national correspondent. ... BuzzFeed is also adding two new staffers to the D.C. bureau: Sarah Mimms will be an editor, and Zoe Tillman will be a reporter focusing on the federal courts and justice. Mimms was most recently managing editor of Countable, and was previously the political editor at Vice News, while Tillman joins from the National Law Journal/Legal Times.” http://politi.co/2gldY0L MADELEINE CONWAY was hired as a breaking news reporter at Politico -- Karey Van Hall emails the newsroom: “Before joining POLITICO, Maddie graduated in May from Harvard, where she was a history major and managing editor of the Crimson. She grew up outside Chicago and over college spent stints as an intern at the Texas Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade.” ... HANNA TRUDO has also been promoted to senior web producer at Politico.SPORTS BLINK -- “Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago,” by ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe: “Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.” http://es.pn/2f76Lio SPOTTED -- Rep. Bill Shuster and A4A’s Shelley Rubino hanging out at an American Airlines party in D.C. … MSNBC’s Chris Matthews eating at a table in the bar area of Fiola Mare while Virginia Sen. Mark Warner was in the back area of the restaurant … Reince Priebus with a handful of staffers and Chuck Todd on the 10 a.m. American Airlines shuttle from DCA to LGA ... Frank Luntz chatting with former Rep. Mike Rogers outside the Four Seasons yesterday morning.ROBERT DRAPER engaged to KIRSTEN POWERS – Draper on Wednesday proposed at the restaurant Corazon de Tierra in Baja California where they’re recovering from the election. “Bought the ring with the assistance of a CIA agent friend who fielded many of the details while I was on assignment in Rwanda 3 weeks ago. We met precisely one year ago at Faith Angle Forum ... & happened to be seated next to each other (though [Michael] Cromartie gets no credit--it was totally random). We went out on our first date a week later and so here we are. After the election we flew here and encamped at La Villa Del Valle outside of Ensenada and I unveiled the ring over dinner.” Pics http://bit.ly/2f7k0iV ... http://bit.ly/2fYFqfW OUT AND ABOUT – BILL PLANTE, alongside his wife Robin, was toasted by CBS colleagues at Oyamel in D.C. last night to celebrate his 50-plus years at CBS News since he’s retiring. He told the crowd: For “50 years plus, I’ve had a wonderful window, a close up, of the human condition. Telling the stories of civil rights, of the wastes of war, of the politics of power. Through it all, I’ve come to see how human nature is universal. People continue to behave in both altruistic and destructive ways. So that's why what we do continues to be so important.” Pix including Bill and all of his producers over the years http://bit.ly/2fjOAUa … http://bit.ly/2fYyDUC … http://bit.ly/2fjQVyz TRANSITIONS -- Susan Del Percio is joining Marathon Strategies from her own consulting firm; she served in the administration of NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani as deputy commissioner for finance and administration as well as a special advisor to NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo. http://bit.ly/2fI6SPvREMEMBERING LEON BILLINGS -- Jeff Peterson posts on Facebook: “Leon was a wonderful man and a wonderful friend. He went way too early and he will be missed. Most people don't know the incredible effect he had on America. American air and water is much cleaner than it otherwise would have been. Even as a staffer he was willing to buck heads with the ‘old bulls’ such as John Dingell and come out on top. And [I] wish [I] had been a fly on the wall when he was the top dog at the State Department for Secretary Muskie. I’ll bet the striped pants set over there had their hands full with him. What a great Democrat. What a sense of humor. He was special. Leon, my friend, at least you won't have to be around to watch Trump try to undo all the good things that have been accomplished. Maybe you can thrown down a few lightning bolts on high, strategically placed.”-- “Leon Billings, former Maryland delegate and author of clean-air measures, dies”: http://bsun.md/2fZF8ZQ-- “The Obscure 1970s Compromise That Made Obama’s Climate Rules Possible,” by Leon G. Billings in POLITICO Magazine on June 2, 2014: http://politi.co/1ODT9nCOUT AND ABOUT -- SPOTTED at a special screening last night of Warner Bros’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” at the AMC Georgetown Theater: Rep. Adam Schiff, Carol Melton, Steve Vest, Josh Hurvitz, Cameron Gilreath, Kyle Dixon, Lyndon Boozer, Peter Jacoby, Wendy Donoho, Tina Tchen, Tammy Haddad, Reggie Love, Tillie Fowler, Marcus Brauchli, Cathy Merrill Williams, Neil Chaterjee, Chris Campbell, Paul Nagle, Sarah Reingold, Aaron Schmidt, Denzel Singletary, Ben Staub and Zoe Jackman. Trailer http://bit.ly/2fYFRqk --Clyde Group took over Baby Wale last night to celebrate the second year of Alex Slater’s public affairs firm. SPOTTED: Tim Miller, Steve Elmendorf, Ceci Connolly, Amy Dacey, Bob Costa, Michael Larosa, Jim Doyle, Marcy Stech, Aubrey Quinn, Dan Hewitt, Isaac Baker, Brandon Wetherbee, Kate Gaertner, Rafeal Bernal, Zach Pincus-Roth, Manuel Roig-Franzia, Jimmy Williams, Louise Radnofsky, Terrell Halaska, Tom Lopach, Jeff Marootian, Dave Brown, Daniel Penchina, Kathleen Connery, Stuart Spencer, Jon Herczeg.-- California Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) hosted a reception at Maketto to welcome new Democratic members, and kick off the Future Forum for the 115th Congress and welcome new Democratic members. More than 200 people, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, attended the event. SPOTTED: Reps. Pete Aguilar, Brendan Boyle, Joaquin Castro, Ruben Gallego, Hakeem Jeffries, Joe Kennedy, Derek Kilmer, Ted Lieu, Grace Meng, Seth Moulton, Patrick Murphy, Stacey Plaskett, Jared Polis, Raul Ruiz, and Mark Veasey. Members-elect: Nanette Barragan, Josh Gottheimer, Ro Kannah, Ruben Kiuhen, Stephanie Murphy and Jimmy Panetta, Caitlin O’Neill, David Thomas, Micaela Fernandez Allen, Jason Rosenstock, Brian Peters, Noberto Salinas, Kasia Witkowski, Kate Mills and Reilly O’Connor.SPOTTED last night celebrating Glen Echo Group’s new space on L St.: founder and CEO Maura Corbett, Michael Petricone, Gigi Sohn, Amanda Kaufman, Austin Carson; Elizabeth Frazee, Gene Kimmelman, Patrick Ruffini, Larry Irving, Svetlana Matt, Craig Aaron, Brett Solomon, Delphine Halgand, Angela Hooks, Evan Engstrom, John Purcell, Dan O’Connor, Bill Barloon, Katie Peters, Andy Bianchi, John Windhausen, Brad Queisser.-- Homeland stars Miranda Otto and F. Murray Abraham joined America Abroad Media (a 501c3) at the fourth annual Power of Film awards dinner at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. SPOTTED: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Rep. Maxine Waters, His Excellency Hamdullah Mohib, Rep. Ed Royce, Rep. Eliot Engel, Michèle Flournoy, His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, and Rep. Ted Lieu among others. BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: HuffPost global editorial director Howard Fineman -- read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2fjQy6Y BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Madalene Milano, partner at GMMBBIRTHDAYS: Halie Soifer, a senior policy advisor to US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power … Johnny VandeHei … Amb. Susan Rice, National Security Adviser, is 52 ... Lorne Michaels is 72 … Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt ... Paul Lindsay ... Anna Karl is 17 ... Howard Dean is 68 ... Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is 82 ... Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) … Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is 7-0 ... Quartz’s Chase Purdy, a Politico alum ... Denver Peacock ... John Boehner, Marco Island, Fla., resident and former Speaker, is 67 ... Black Rock Group’s Brian Jones ... Rick Dunham, co-director of the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a Hearst and Houston Chronicle alum, is 6-0 ... Mike Ricci, comms. director for Speaker Paul Ryan and a Boehner alum … Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich (h/t Jordan Evich) ... Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet ... Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America (h/ts Jon Haber) ... Christy Osler, managing editor of Boston University’s Daily Free Press (h/t Colby Bermel) ... AKPD partner Isaac Baker, the pride of Seattle, an Obama re-elect alum and huge “Top Gun” fan ... NAM alum Lea Anne Foster ... WSJ’s Felicia Schwartz is 25 ... Americans United for Life alum Charmaine Yoest ... Ralph Posner, EVP at Direct Impact and a FleishmanHillard and Ogilvy alum … Chris Sloan, director of gov’t affairs for the IUPAT (Painters Union) … Kellie Boyle, an alum of RNC, Sen. John Warner, and Dole 1996, now at Boyle Public Affairs (h/t Megan Behm) ... … Lucas Fleischer, creative director at 270 Strategies ... Jarrod Agen, COS for Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder ... Gordon Whiting ... Laurie Norton Moffatt, director/CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum ... Erika Compart, manager, editorial for The Pew Charitable Trusts and a Politico alum ... Marty Reiser, manager of gov’t policy at Xerox ... Russ Grote, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies ... Michele Tasoff, senior producer of Chelsea Handler on Netflix ... journalist Martin Fackler ... Alex Gallo ... Greg Croft, assignment manager at ABC News … Carly Montoya … Owen Baynard, son of Lindsey and Ernest … Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe ... Lorne Michaels … TPM managing editor David Kurtz … James Chambers … Gary Duff (h/t Teresa Vilmain) ... Andrew Hinkebein of Sen. Wicker’s office ... Mike Defilippis of Rep. Don Young’s office ... Ada Waelder of Sen. Cantwell’s office ... Michael Maloof of Rep. Noem’s office ... Allison Hayward ... Michael Ostrolenk, president at Global Integral Solutions, is 46 … Gordon Lightfoot is 78 … Martin Scorsese is 74 … Danny DeVito is 72 … RuPaul is 56 ... Rachel McAdams is 38 (h/ts AP)

11 ноября 2016, 17:30

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Gannett, McClatchy, tronc, Rubicon Project and TEGNA

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Gannett, McClatchy, tronc, Rubicon Project and TEGNA

10 ноября 2016, 22:24

Have We Learned Nothing From History?

There have been a few times that I felt a coup was accomplished in this country: The murder of John F. Kennedy, believed by more than half of the nation as involving more than one gunman. We still don't have the answers we deserve. In 2000, there was Bush v. Gore, during which Al Gore had the most votes but due to chaos in Florida, George W. Bush won a highly irregular Supreme Court decision to gain that state's electoral votes and the highest office. And here we are again, with Hillary Clinton winning an election but Donald Trump winning the presidency. Why don't we learn anything from history? The electoral college should have been immediately abolished after the disaster in the year 2000. It is an antiquated system that should not outweigh the popular vote. It was created by our Founding Fathers who never expected the system would actually favor one candidate over another with more votes. We have something like a true democracy in this country. But the electoral college and the influence of big money in campaign contributions and lobbying really make this a lot less than a true republic. It's hard to change and the natural inclination is to look away from bitter lessons of history. Trust me, I know this too well. After forty years of no one telling the full story, I just published an expose, Revolution's End: The Patty Hearst Kidnapping, Mind Control and the Secret History of Donald DeFreeze and the SLA. Long, fascinating story short: A phony left-wing group, the Symbionese Liberation Army, was set up by a CIA undercover officer and elements of the California Department of Corrections. Under Governor Ronald Reagan, the aim was to discredit the legitimate leftist activism of the Black Panthers and anti-war protesters in the Bay Area. It worked all too well. It is not surprising that we have learned little about this case, as most books, films and TV projects ignore the confirmed intelligence operation that went off the rails, resulting in the kidnap of an heiress. I pinpoint the shootout and fire that claimed six SLA lives in South LA in May of 1974 as the moment police militarization began in America. For the live, two-hour TV broadcast of this event nationwide showed the US the first view of SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) and police departments across the country began to ask the LAPD, who first formed SWAT, to train their men. The creation of SWAT did not anticipate police-on-citizen violence and the Ferguson, Missouris of today. The electoral college's creation could not predict two essential electoral coups in 2000 and 2016. It's okay to make a mistake. It's tragic to not learn from it and have it change all history for the worse. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

07 ноября 2016, 09:59

Особенности либерального взгляда на День народного единства

4 ноября Россия 12-й раз отмечала День народного единства. Праздник молодой и в силу обстоятельств и времени своего появления – неоднозначный. Будучи еще не в полной мере принятым и осознанным российским обществом, он до сих пор вызывает разногласия и споры. Единодушной в своем отношении к этому празднику оказалась разве что либеральная общественность России. И, как нетрудно догадаться, это отношение единодушно негативное.По уже сложившейся неизвестно на каком основании традиции в этом году, освещая прошедшие 4 ноября по всей России праздничные события,  либеральные СМИ и блогеры в большинстве своём выдвигали версию о том, что на шествия, концерты и другие акции людей в этот день свозили автобусами под угрозой проблем на службе или, наоборот, обещая послабления. Статьи с подобными посылами циркулируют как в либеральной блогосфере , так и в прессе определенного толка, в том числе и в региональных либеральных СМИ. Например, этой же версии решили придерживаться журналисты новосибирского НГС, который с момента его покупки американским медиахолдингом Hearst Corporation преимущественно вешает горожанам на уши лапшу, приправленную исключительно либеральным соусом. Публичные обвинения либеральной прессы, однако, почему-то в основном подкрепляются анонимными или полуанонимными сообщениями, комментариями лиц, которых якобы принуждали идти на «унылый провластный карнавал». Что, согласитесь, странно: при нынешнем уровне поддержки власти собрать на праздничные мероприятия несколько тысяч человек вполне реально и без административного ресурса. Возникает вопрос: чем не угодил День народного единства либеральному «воинству»? Почему в 90-е годы либеральной общественности и тогдашним младореформаторам стал неугоден День Великой Октябрьской социалистической революции – интуитивно понятно. «Призрак коммунизма» все еще бродил. И если не по Европе, то по России точно. Свежеиспеченные российские «господствующие классы» и заматеревшие западные, видимо, в глубине души содрогались от одной мысли о возвращении на путь коммунизма. Поэтому День Великой Октябрьской социалистической революции как государственный праздник правительственным указом 1996 года канул в лету. Вместо него появился День примирения и согласия, которым, впрочем, либералы снова остались недовольны. Но справедливости ради следует сказать, что и большая часть российского общества с середины 90-х до начала нулевых тоже не верила ни в согласие, ни в примирение.  В 2005 году, уже в фактически новой России, День народного единства заменил в качестве государственного праздника в ноябре День примирения и согласия. Но в либеральной среде, как ни странно, и он стал вызывать не менее яростные протесты, чем его предшественники.  Впрочем, судя по всему, прогрессивным господам как кость в горле мешают любые праздники и массовые мероприятия, объединяющие россиян во имя общих целей, культурных и исторических традиций. И тут уже неважно, является ли этот праздник новым или старым, «спущенным сверху» или сложившимся исторически.  Например, подготовка к традиционному празднованию Дня победы уже который год заставляет «свободолюбивые» СМИ и отдельных «свободолюбивых» граждан плеваться ядом. Более того, у некоторых либералов наблюдаются настоящие приступы паники: мол, от военного парада в честь 9 мая до ядерной заварушки рукой подать. Также молодая, но уже ставшая по-настоящему всенародной акция «Бессмертный полк» из поминального шествия, как первоначально задумывалось, превратившаяся в марш победителей, уже удостоилась либеральных обвинений в добровольно-принудительном характере шествия и даже узурпации акции правительственными структурами.  Нетрудно понять, российским либералам и их западным партнерам неугодны не столько государственные российские праздники, сколько объединяющие россиян идеи. Устами либеральной прессы и блогосферы, среди прочего, уже пропихивалась идея о том, что нация – это продукт искусственный, слепленный из населения с помощью небольшого набора идей и мифов и закрепленный «исторической травмой» .  Согласно этой либеральной философии, быть не нацией, а населением в неких территориальных границах – куда как удобней, комфортней и безопасней. Ведь всё что тогда нужно – это в своей персональной зоне комфорта заботиться исключительно о собственном благополучии и собственных хотелках, при этом не забивая себе голову такими вещами, как сохранение общих для жителей России национальных ценностей, заботой об общественном благе или о будущем наших детей в нашей же стране. Младореформатор 90-х Егор Гайдар даже сетовал в своей работе 2006 года: «Я и мои коллеги, начинавшие реформы в России, понимали, что переход к рынку, адаптация России к новому положению в мире, существованию новых независимых государств будет проходить непросто. Но мы полагали, что преодоление трансформационной рецессии, начало экономического роста, повышение реальных доходов населения позволят заместить несбыточные мечты о восстановлении империи прозаичными заботами о собственном благосостоянии. Здесь мы ошибались». Действительно, либеральным идеологам должно быть по-настоящему обидно, они ведь дали нам «на обломках империи» потешить себя мелкими радостями, а мы, неблагодарные, как в поговорке «все в лес смотрим». Вот и переделывают уже который год господа либералы россиян из нации в население. Вот и «лечат» нас от «исторических травм» методом исторической амнезии, а все попытки сопротивления российского народа воспринимают в штыки, обвиняя его в постимперском синдроме и реваншизме , приверженности к «рабству, цепям, тоталитарным режимам». Видимо, как когда-то европейский господствующий класс пугал лозунг «Пролетарии всех стран – объединяйтесь!», так и теперь, поураганивших в 90-х в России отечественных и зарубежных рвачей и их либеральную подтанцовку пугает вполне естественное желание россиян «взяться за руки, чтоб не пропасть поодиночке».