Thomas B. Edsall
July 2007: "Thomas B. Edsall is political editor of the Huffington Post. He is also Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. From 1981 to 2006, he was a political reporter at the Washington Post. He is the author of Chain Reaction and Building Red America."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/06/23/huffpost-exclusive-more-_n_53456.html
July 2007: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Columbia University Organization Jul 2, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Huffington Post Source Jun 25, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Feb 8, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 12, 2012 The Reproduction of Privilege
QUOTE: Instead of serving as a springboard to social mobility as it did for the first decades after World War II, college education today is reinforcing class stratification, with a huge majority of the 24 percent of Americans aged 25 to 29 currently holding a bachelor’s degree coming from families with earnings above the median income. Seventy-four percent of those now attending colleges that are classified as “most competitive,” a group that includes schools like Harvard, Emory, Stanford and Notre Dame, come from families with earnings in the top income quartile, while only three percent come from families in the bottom quartile.
New York Times Jun 25, 2007 Fred Thompson: The Philip Morris Candidate
QUOTE: If Fred Thompson is elected president, he will be the first federally registered lobbyist to become Commander in Chief. ... Thompson's prospective presidential bid stands out in another respect: No campaign has been so dominated by staffers and advisers who have worked on behalf of Philip Morris, one of the world's leading tobacco conglomerates and a leading force in promoting cigarette smoking.
Huffington Post Jun 23, 2007 HuffPost Exclusive: More Lobbyists On McCain Staff Than Any Other 08 Candidate
QUOTE: John McCain, who made his name attacking special interests, has more lobbyists working on his staff or as advisers than any of his competitors, Republican or Democrat ... All the campaigns pale in comparison to McCain's, whose rhetoric stands in sharp contrast to his conduct.
Huffington Post Feb 08, 2006 Boehner Rents Apartment Owned by Lobbyist in D.C.
QUOTE: Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who was elected House majority leader last week, is renting his Capitol Hill apartment from a veteran lobbyist whose clients have direct stakes in legislation Boehner has co-written and that he has overseen as chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.
Washington Post Jan 29, 2006 Controversial Industries Have Backed Boehner
QUOTE: Two controversial industries -- for-profit colleges and trade schools, and private student lenders -- have been the major sources of financing for Rep. John A. Boehner's bid to become House majority leader. Boehner has been an outspoken advocate for each interest, and has used his chairmanship to push legislation that would boost profits by millions of dollars.
Washington Post Jan 12, 2006 Lobbyists' Emergence Reflects Shift in Capital Culture
QUOTE: The implied bargain -- money for access -- struck many as just too obvious. Three days later, Bentsen ended the breakfasts and acknowledged that his error of judgment had been "a doozy." Now, every day Congress is in session, there are lobbyist-organized fundraisers for senators and representatives...at which the basic transaction is little different than what got Bentsen in hot water.
Washington Post Jan 05, 2006 Bush Appointments Avert Senate Battles
QUOTE: President Bush yesterday made a raft of controversial recess appointments, including Julie L. Myers to head the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau at the Department of Homeland Security, in a maneuver circumventing the need for approval by the Senate.
Washington Post Jan 01, 2006 Hill Gift Limits Often Exceeded, Lobbyists' Records Show: BellSouth Document Illustrates Gap Between the Rules and the Realities
QUOTE: More than 80 lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides are listed as having accepted entertainment from lobbyists for BellSouth Corp. at levels that appear to exceed congressional gift limits....one of the capital's worst-kept secrets: Congressional gift restrictions are frequently ignored.
Washington Post Aug 07, 2005 Rich Liberals Vow to Fund Think Tanks
QUOTE: At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute $1 million or more apiece to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up over the past three decades.
Washington Post Jul 26, 2005 Teamsters, SEIU Bolt AFL-CIO Federation: Others Are Expected To Follow Teamsters
QUOTE: Two of the nation's largest and most powerful unions resigned from the AFL-CIO on Monday, fracturing the 50-year-old federation as the labor movement struggles to stem decades of decline and lost influence in both the workplace and the political arena.
Washington Post Jun 29, 2005 VA Faces $2.6 Billion Shortfall in Medical Care: Agency Undercounted Size of Returning Force
QUOTE: The Bush administration disclosed yesterday that it had vastly underestimated the number of service personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seeking medical treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and warned that the health care programs will be short at least $2.6 billion next year unless Congress approves additional funds.
Washington Post Jun 28, 2005 DHS Scraps Web Hiring Vendor: Agency Cites Lost Applications in Ending Monster Contract
QUOTE: About 232,000 people filed applications for jobs at three sections of the Department of Homeland Security that ended up in a kind of online twilight zone, prompting government officials to issue an unusual termination notice to Monster Government Solutions, an affiliate of the Web-based employment service Monster.com.
Washington Post Jun 12, 2005 CAFTA in Peril on Capitol Hill: One Business Leader Gives Lawmakers an Ultimatum
QUOTE: "With the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) in serious trouble, a prominent business leader recently laid it on the line: Business groups are prepared to cut off campaign contributions to House members who oppose the pact."
Washington Post Apr 08, 2005 How to Take Back Our Streets
QUOTE: In Washington there's been a stalemate between liberals and conservatives on such important issues as the death penalty, mandatory minimum sentences, gun control and police misconduct. But neither side has advanced a proven, long-range strategy for reducing homicides -- the leading cause of death for young black men for nearly two decades. Clearly, a broader approach is long overdue.
Washington Post Feb 01, 2005 Balancing Nevada, National Interests: Reid Protects Gaming and Mining Industries While Advancing Democratic Agenda
QUOTE: Like former Democratic leader Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.), Reid at times has had to balance his party's national political agenda against his state's more parochial economic interests.
Washington Post Dec 26, 2004 College Republicans' Fundraising Criticized: Front Organizations Were Used in Direct-Mail Campaign That Collected Millions
QUOTE: The College Republican National Committee is under fire for using front organizations to collect millions of dollars in contributions, including money from elderly people with dementia.
Washington Post Sep 27, 2004 New Routes for Money to Sway Voters: 501c Groups Escape Disclosure Rules
QUOTE: ...[501c] tax-exempt advocacy and charitable organizations are conduits for a steady stream of secretive cash flowing into the election, in many respects unaffected by the McCain-Feingold legislation enacted in 2002.
Washington Post Aug 26, 2004 Lawyer Quits Bush-Cheney Organization: Campaigns Spar Over Ties To Outside Funding Groups
QUOTE: The chief outside counsel to President Bush's campaign resigned yesterday...The resignation touched off angry exchanges between Bush and Kerry advisers over links between their campaigns and outside groups working to influence the election.
Washington Post Aug 20, 2004 FEC Votes to Curb Nonparty Donations: Stricter Rules Will Go Into Effect in January
QUOTE: The Federal Election Commission yesterday adopted new regulations that will make it significantly more difficult for independent political groups to continue to raise and spend millions of dollars in contributions after the 2004 election.
Washington Post May 16, 2004 Pioneers Fill War Chest, Then Capitalize
QUOTE: Of the 246 fundraisers [for Bush] identified by The Post as Pioneers in the 2000 campaign, 104 -- or slightly more than 40 percent -- ended up in a job or an appointment.
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