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Michael D. Shear

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November 2004: Journalist.


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Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) New York Times Source Jun 23, 2016
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Washington Post Source May 15, 2010

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Jun 23, 2016 Supreme Court Tie Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

QUOTE: The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration plan, effectively ending what Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies. The program would have shielded as many as five million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to legally work in the United States. The 4-4 tie, which left in place an appeals court ruling blocking the plan, amplified the contentious election-year debate over the nation’s immigration policy and presidential power.

New York Times
Jul 27, 2013 Obama Says Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric

QUOTE: [Obama] was worried that years of widening income inequality and the lingering effects of the financial crisis had frayed the country’s social fabric and undermined Americans’ belief in opportunity. Upward mobility... “was part and parcel of who we were as Americans." “And that’s what’s been eroding over the last 20, 30 years, well before the financial crisis..."

New York Times
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...

Washington Post