Michael D. Shear
November 2004: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source May 15, 2010
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 15, 2010 Toyota had attack plan against congressional testimony, documents show
QUOTE: Toyota officials sought to develop a public relations campaign to attack the credibility of key witnesses who have testified before Congress about acceleration problems with the company's cars...
Washington Post Jul 24, 2009 A $4 Billion Push for Better Schools: Obama Hopes Funding Will Be Powerful Incentive in 'Race to the Top'
QUOTE: President Obama is leaning hard on the nation's schools, using the promise of more than $4 billion in federal aid -- and the threat of withholding it -- to strong-arm the education establishment to accept more charter schools and performance pay for teachers....Education Secretary Arne Duncan travels the country delivering a blunt message to state officials who have resisted change for decades: Embrace reform or risk being shut out.
Washington Post May 29, 2009 Abortion Rights Backers Get Reassurances on Nominee
QUOTE: National abortion rights groups have issued welcoming but cautious statements on the judge's nomination, and have called on the Senate to discern her views. But the groups have been reluctant to publicly challenge the White House on the issue, declining requests to comment further on their concerns.
Washington Post Aug 25, 2007 DNC May Deny Florida Slots at '08 Convention
QUOTE: The DNC's rules committee is to vote today whether to sanction Florida for violating party rules by moving its primary up to Jan. 29 and violating a party rule against holding a primary before Feb. 5. The action would deny Florida its delegates at the party's national convention next year and prohibit Democratic presidential candidates from campaigning in the state before the primary.
Washington Post Oct 28, 2006 Allen Blasts Webb Novels For Sex Scenes: Veteran Says Works Reflect Trauma of War
QUOTE: With 10 days remaining before Election Day, the allegations about sex-laced passages in Webb's writings inject a new question into a campaign that has centered almost exclusively on character issues: Should the author of a fictional work who runs for office be personally held to account for the scenes in his books?
Washington Post Aug 15, 2006 Sen. Allen's Remarks Spark Ire: Name Insults Webb Volunteer
QUOTE: Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) apologized Monday for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments the senator made to a 20-year-old volunteer of Indian descent.
Washington Post Jun 20, 2006 Police to Get Access to Student Data
QUOTE: Virginia's public and private colleges and universities soon will be required to submit the names and Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of students they accept each year to state police for cross-checking against sexual offender registries. The little-noticed but groundbreaking law is raising concerns among privacy experts about giving police access to a vast new database of student information.
Washington Post Jun 09, 2006 McDonnell Warns of 'Constitutional Crisis': Attorney General Says Kaine Can't Spend Without Budget
QUOTE: Gov. Timothy M. Kaine... promise to keep government running -- repeated by the governor Thursday -- would amount to an illegal power grab, stripping the General Assembly of its constitutional duty to pass a two-year budget.
Washington Post Jan 06, 2006 Warner Orders DNA Testing In Case of Man Executed in '92
QUOTE: Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner has ordered DNA testing that could prove the guilt or innocence of a man executed in 1992, marking the first time a governor has asked for genetic testing of someone put to death.
Washington Post Nov 30, 2005 Warner Commutes Death Sentence: Governor Cites Clerk's Destruction of DNA In Arlington Slaying
QUOTE: Warner said in a statement that the destruction by an Arlington County court clerk of DNA evidence that might have cleared Lovitt convinced him that Lovitt should instead spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Washington Post Jun 12, 2005 Primaries Will Weigh Virginians' Tax Anger
QUOTE: "Virginia's state politicians will face the voters Tuesday for the first time since the historic battle over taxes in 2004, competing in primary campaigns that are testing the depth of the public's anger over that fight and its willingness to accept higher taxes for more public services."
Washington Post Nov 16, 2004 Va. Urged Not to Limit Governors To 1 Term: Effectiveness Hindered, Gilmore, Warner Contend
QUOTE: he fiercest opponents are typically the lawmakers themselves, who fear that allowing a governor to serve for eight years would reduce their clout...
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