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Turns Out That Reagan Liked to Tape Calls, Too

Conversations with Thatcher, Hafez al-Assad among those released

(Newser) - After that whole Richard Nixon thing , one might think American presidents would think twice about taping conversations, but we now have one more from the Gipper: Recordings of conversations between former President Reagan and world leaders including Margaret Thatcher and Bashar al-Assad's father have finally been released, having been... More »

Jewish Paper That Zapped Clinton: Oops, Sorry

'Der Tzitung' is really, really sorry about Photoshop adventure

(Newser) - The Hasidic newspaper that Photoshopped Hillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason out of the iconic Situation Room photo is backpedaling quickly, reports the Washington Post. Because of "laws of modesty" and religious beliefs, Der Tzitung says in a statement that "we are not allowed to publish pictures of women,... More »

Jewish Newspaper Removes Clinton From Iconic Photo

'Der Tzitung' won't publish photos of women

(Newser) - Following the raid on Osama bin Laden, Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung ran the iconic White House Situation Room photo, with just one teensy change: There were no women in it. The paper removed Hillary Clinton as well as Counterterrorism Director Audrey Tomason, as noted by Failed Messiah last week. The... More »

In Iconic Photo, Clinton Is Aghast—or Just Coughing?

The photo is 'riveting,' but it may be misleading

(Newser) - The Situation Room photo taken during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound has quickly gained "icon" status, racking up 1.6 million views in 38 hours. On Salon, Joan Walsh called it "riveting," noting that "Hillary Clinton is beyond anguished; her hand is over... More »

Situation Room Photo Shattering Flickr Records

It's already halfway to all-time record

(Newser) - The photo of President Obama and his national security team in the White House situation room during the Osama raid is well on its way to destroying all of Flickr's viewing records. TechCrunch has the details: It went up at 1pm EST May 2 and had 1.6 million... More »

40 Tense Minutes Inside the Situation Room

Obama's order was fraught with risk

(Newser) - It was a daring gambit: Invade another nation's airspace, raid a compound, bag the world's most notorious terrorist, and get your troops out alive—all on the 50% to 80% chance Osama bin Laden was even there to begin with. Once President Obama ordered the raid on the... More »

Jay-Z, Beyoncé Hit White House Situation Room

Hip-hop's first couple get tour, meet Obama

(Newser) - Hip-hop’s first couple got a look at the DC digs of the nation’s first family this week, with Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé getting cozy in the White House Situation Room as they waited to meet President Obama. The rapper, who’s bragged in lyrics about close relations with... More »

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