Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Four former employees of Blackwater USA, a private security contractor that was paid by the U.S. government to provide protective services to U.S. officials during the Iraq war, were convicted today on charges stemming from a September 2007 shooting in Baghdad in which 14 unarmed civilians were killed and another 18 were wounded. Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, who ...
Bradlee Praised for His Commitment to Journalism
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tributes are pouring in from journalists and elected officials for former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, who died last night at age 93. “For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession – it was a public good vital to our democracy,” said President Obaama. ”A true newspaperman, he transformed the Washington Post into one of the country’s finest ...
Lewinsky Sees Herself as “first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet”
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
During remarks to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia on Monday, Monica Lewinsky, famous for her affair with then-President Bill Clinton that eventually led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives, said that she is the “first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.” “If only I could collect some royalties,” Lewinsky lamented. ...
Stay Up to Date on the Michael Brown Shooting Investigation
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Federal News Service Will Hold a Lunch and Learn on March 19
Friday, February 28, 2014
Come learn why Federal News Service is key to major media companies publications! What are you missing out on? It’s hard to stay on top of the news and events in Washington. We can help you. Run the Sunday morning talk show circuit in record time. We’re posting transcripts in near real-time, and we post in sections until the transcripts ...
State of the Union Word Clouds
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Here’s a list of FNS-created State of the Union word clouds, including for each of President Obama’s addresses: President Barack Obama 2013 2012 2011 2010 President George W. Bush 2002 (first since 9/11) President Bill Clinton 1996 (first since Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years) President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 ...
Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart
Thursday, April 17, 2014
By WSJ Staff In a discussion at George Washington University hosted by CBSCBS +0.56% News reporter Major Garrett, Jay Carney answered questions about his experiences as White House spokesman, including the troubled health-care rollout and President Barack Obama‘s efforts to use new media to reach voters… Read the full article HERE
U.S. Losing Influence in the Middle East? Saudi Prince Says Yes
Monday, December 16, 2013
Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States back in 2005-2006, told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East and that U.S.-Iran negotiations were “surprising” to the Saudis. Prince al-Faisal’s comments, in an interview, touched on points of contention between the Saudis and the United ...
Secret FISA court gets a critique from within
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
By Stewart M. Powell / Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON — To hear James Comey tell it, judges on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court routinely put spy agency lawyers through their paces before approving electronic eavesdropping designed to combat terrorist attacks. People “hear secret court, sometimes they hear rubber stamp,” the long-time Justice Department lawyer and FBI Director nominee said in ...