The media’s “Trump bump” wasn’t as big as you might think

The media’s “Trump bump” wasn’t as big as you might think

Trump was good for business, but not that good, according to the publisher of the New York Times. The so-called “Trump bump” was real for the New York Times — but it didn’t last long, and it was overblown in the first place, according to the newspaper’s publisher. In an interview with Recode’s Peter Kafka at the 2019 Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Tuesday, A.G. Sulzberger, who became publisher of the Times in January…

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Watch Jon Stewart blast Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders

Watch Jon Stewart blast Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders

Stewart wasn’t happy with the empty committee seats. In a sparsely attended meeting addressing aid for 9/11 first responders, Jon Stewart blasted Congress for their “callous indifference.” The former host of The Daily Show appeared in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to discuss reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Stewart and multiple sick first responders gave emotional testimonies on why the fund should be extended, yet most of the committee seats…

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Radiohead’s unreleased OK Computer audio was stolen. Now the band is letting everyone hear it.

Radiohead’s unreleased OK Computer audio was stolen. Now the band is letting everyone hear it.

The karma police chose not to arrest this man. When music pirates go low, Radiohead goes high. After a hacker stole 18 hours’ worth of unreleased music that the band recorded during the late ’90s, one of its peak creative periods, Radiohead didn’t fight to keep the tracks out of the public ear. Instead, the band made the stolen tunes available to purchase online, with proceeds going to charity. Jonny Greenwood, the band’s longtime lead…

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Former leaders at Facebook, Google, and Twitter think regulation is coming for their old employers

Former leaders at Facebook, Google, and Twitter think regulation is coming for their old employers

“Regulation is here and it’s time and it’s good,” Nicole Wong said onstage at Code 2019. Three people who have held senior roles at big tech companies all think that their former employers deserve more regulation — and maybe even to be broken up. In an interview with The Verge Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton at the Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday, former leaders at Google, Facebook, and Twitter each voiced their concerns…

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Pete Buttigieg just gave his first foreign policy speech. He offered 5 clear proposals.

Pete Buttigieg just gave his first foreign policy speech. He offered 5 clear proposals.

Buttigieg outlined what he’d do about climate change, Israel, Iran, and war. Pete Buttigieg is the first Democratic presidential candidate to actually articulate foreign policy proposals beyond general themes and ideas. In a high-profile address on Tuesday at Indiana University, the South Bend mayor used the opportunity to lay out his worldview, hewing closely to progressive tentpoles like combating climate change, challenging authoritarianism, and renewing America’s economy. That put him in the same company as…

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Trump waves text of Mexico deal in front of reporters — but refuses to detail what it says

Trump waves text of Mexico deal in front of reporters — but refuses to detail what it says

When the art of the deal gets weird. President Donald Trump is going to increasingly odd lengths to sell people on the idea that his immigration agreement with Mexico isn’t the nothingburger it appears to be. While answering questions from reporters outside the White House on Tuesday afternoon, Trump pulled a sheet of paper from his pocket and brandished it but refused to show it to reporters. “That’s the agreement that everybody says I don’t…

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