The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.
Less than a month into his presidential campaign, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $100 million on television and digital advertising, potentially upending the Democratic field and laying waste to the traditional fundraising process.
After President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the late Rep. John Dingell was “looking up” from hell, Dingell’s wife and successor asked Trump to “set aside politics,” noting that Trump’s “hurtful words” made her healing “much harder.” But some news media framed her response in a way that presented the exchanged as a two-sided political fight.
After the Wall Street Journal reported that the Pentagon was considering sending up to 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East, the Department of Defense issued conflicting statements and had to ultimately acknowledge that further deployments were actively being considered.
With the exit of Kamala Harris from the race for the Democratic nomination, several candidates have expressed their fear that the field was becoming less and less diverse.
Reporters at Bloomberg News have long objected to an editorial policy that precludes coverage of its parent company, Bloomberg L.P., or its billionaire founder and owner, Michael Bloomberg. Those concerns resurfaced on Sunday when Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced that in light of Bloomberg’s formal entrance
In the midst of growing pressure on technology companies to regulate political advertising ahead of the 2020 election, Google announced last week it will limit advertisers’ ability to micro-target users on the basis of their political affiliations.
Earlier this year, about a month before he announced his presidential bid, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke told Vanity Fair he was “just born to be in it.” But on November 1, O’Rourke formally bowed out of the race, announcing that “it is clear to me
The Trump campaign has spent more than $27 million on digital advertising this cycle, outspending the four leading Democratic contenders combined. On Facebook alone, the Trump campaign has spent $21 million, focusing ads on impeachment and socialism.
In light of leading Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, the media has given billionaires an outsized voice in the discussion, leaving out average Americans who would stand to benefit from the policies.