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AOL Axes 900 on Heels of HuffPo Buy

That's 20% of the workforce.

(Newser) - The rumored layoffs have arrived. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong today announced that the company would cut 200 US jobs, with the content side bearing the brunt of the layoffs. The Hollywood Reporter notes that a total of 900 jobs—or 20% of the workforce—will be done away with: Some... More »

2 Dems Sue Huffington for Stealing Website Idea

Arianna says it's a scam, a 'completely absurd, ludicrous supposition'

(Newser) - Two Democratic political consultants are alleging, in a lawsuit filed in New York State Court, that Arianna Huffington and her business partner stole their blueprint for the website now called the Huffington Post, reports Ben Smith for Politico. James Boyce and Peter Daou claim that they had a handshake agreement... More »

Obama Campaign Drops Rev. Wright

Minister prone to provocative statements will no longer advise the Illinois senator

(Newser) - Jeremiah Wright, the militant Chicago minister and spiritual adviser to Barack Obama, is off the senator’s campaign, CNN reports. Wright will no longer sit on the senator’s African-American Religious Leadership Committee, the campaign announced. Obama has often said he rejects the reverend’s more incendiary opinions, especially his... More »

Huffington Is Made for the Web

Former 'political opportunist's site has grown into a web fixture

(Newser) - Since 2005, Arianna Huffington has built her huffingtonpost site into an Internet media fixture with about 3 million monthly viewers. The site has also reversed Huffington's image, from that of oft-derided social climber to semi-mystic web guru. Fortune argues that her extensive networking, and the army of celebrity bloggers she's... More »

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