from Photographers' Blog:

The most wanted photograph in China

August 29, 2013

Jinan, China

By Carlos Barria

As the morning approached, reporters, photographers and cameramen from national and foreign media organizations gathered outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court to cover the final chapter in the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai.

from Photographers' Blog:

The king of Italian politics

August 20, 2013

Rome, Italy

By Alessandro Bianchi

Four-time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his court case, but not his magic.

from Nicholas Wapshott:

It’s not Watergate, it’s Whitewater

By Nicholas Wapshott
May 21, 2013

The trifecta of scandals -- Benghazi, the IRS and snooping on journalists -- that has broken upon the heads of the Obama administration is as bad as Watergate. No it isn’t, says Bob Woodward, whose reputation was made by doggedly pursuing the source of a burglary of the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate Hotel. No it isn’t, says Carl Bernstein, who shares the bragging rights for toppling President Richard Nixon. Oh yes it is, says Peggy Noonan, the Republicans’ mother superior, writing, “We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate.”

from MacroScope:

Letter of the Lew: Treasury comments on change of guard at troubled IRS

May 17, 2013

Here are comments from a U.S. Treasury official on Secretary Jack Lew’s meeting with incoming Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel this morning, following a scandal of political targeting that cost the previous acting commissioner his job. Treasury officials knew about the problem as early as last June, according to this report in the Wall Street Journal:

from Unstructured Finance:

Outrage isn’t asleep it’s just gone underground

July 20, 2012

By Matthew Goldstein and Jennifer Ablan

Where is the outrage? A year ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement was just getting started, with mass demonstrations across the nation against corporate malfeasance and greed.

from MacroScope:

‘What’s it got to do with me?’ Turning a blind eye to Libor lies

July 18, 2012

Barclays was fined a record $450 million last month by U.S. and UK authorities for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, the interest rate that underpins transactions worth trillions of dollars worldwide, between 2005 and 2009.  More than a dozen banks are expected to be drawn into the scandal, which is being probed by authorities in North America, Europe and Japan.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

You’re lacking in your hacking!

August 17, 2011

Lamar, get in my office!

What's up, Boss?

Look, you've had enough time! I told you if you want to make it in journalism, you need to hack into some voice messages, and I want to see what you've got. We're on deadline!

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Sometimes the blog just writes itself…

August 6, 2011

Okay, these numbers just make no sense to me. The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows that 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Throw it! What are you waiting for?

July 20, 2011

Mr. Blog Guy, let me say we appreciate you cooperating with this Senate investigation into journalistic practices. I know you're a busy blogger.

from India Insight:

DMK, Congress to untie the knot?

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2011

By Annie Banerji

Cast as the villain in high profile graft cases and reeling from its huge loss in the Tamil Nadu state elections in May, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) appears to be in freefall.