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What Next for Court Reform?

On Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. EDT, the American Constitution Society will continue the debate over whether and how to restructure both the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts, in light of the Biden administration’s formation of a commission to study the issue and a forthcoming legislative response in the House of Representatives. Jennifer Bendery from HuffPost will moderate the panel, which will feature Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), Chris Kang of Demand Justice, Leah Litman of Michigan...
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T-Mobile's misstep points to the challenges for virtual pay TV

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here.First: We extended our deadline to nominate top ad execs leading the charge on data and privacy. Submit here by April 5.What we're following this week: T-Mobile shuts TVisionDigital media layoffsWorkplace issues at Zimmerman Advertising T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert. T-Mobile Virtual pay TV struggles While new str...
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Fox News hires Lara Trump and promotes former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Getty Fox is doubling down on its ties to Donald Trump. On Monday, Fox announced it has hired the former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, as a paid contributor. The network also announced that Kayleigh McEnany will be a co-host of the daily program "Outnumbered." See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News is doubling down on its ties to former President Donald Trump. On Monday, Fox announced it has hired the former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, a...
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Investigations of workplace harassment or sexism claims have intensified under '#MeToo scrutiny' but that doesn't guarantee they're legitimate

Chesnot/Getty Images There is no one standard way to conduct a workplace investigation, experts told Insider. But generally, they must include an impartial investigator who interviews all parties involved, quickly secures all evidence and is able to reach "reasoned" conclusions. The focus on workplace investigations heightened amid the #MeToo movement, urging boards of directors to better screen their companies and nonprofits for issues. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Misogyny, Harassment, New York, News, Sexism, Trends, Workplace Culture, Investigations, Mlb, Pope, Andrew Cuomo, Justice Department, Cleveland Indians, McDonald, HuffPost, United Way


Kraft Heinz under fire for its marketing of kids' foods: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Strong to the finish Gone are the days of hating on leafy greens—at least without consequence. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking issue with some ads from Kraft Heinz that it claims disparage healthy foods and eating habits, which runs counter to guideline...
Tags: Washington Post, Advertising, Reddit, Nintendo, Tripadvisor, Wall Street Journal, Black, Gamestop, HuffPost, Public Interest, Leo Burnett, Madison Avenue, Byron Allen, Belton, American Express Travel, Kraft Heinz


5 big problems I see with women's conferences, and how we can fix them to actually fight gender inequality

Erin Hatzikostas. Courtesy of Erin Hatzikostas Erin Hatzikostas is a former corporate CEO turned career coach, speaker, and podcast host. She says women's business conferences are a "noble idea" - but gender diversity still persists. Instead, give women the tools to change up jobs and make conferences more creative. See more stories on Insider's business page. In comes a new email from your boss. The subject reads, "You are invited … "Your stomach flutters with anticipation. What c...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Gender Diversity, Conferences, Nordic, Mckinsey, Abby Wambach, Janice, Don, HuffPost, Ernst Young, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Gender at Work, Women And Leadership


HuffPost names Danielle Belton of The Root as its new editor in chief

HuffPost has finally found its new editor in chief. Danielle Belton, the editor in chief of The Root, will take the helm of the publication that is now owned by BuzzFeed and which faced significant layoffs earlier this month.
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BuzzFeed Appoints New HuffPost Editor in Chief, Danielle Belton of The Root

BuzzFeed announced Danielle Belton, currently the top editor of G/O Media’s The Root website, as the new editor-in-chief of HuffPost. Her appointment comes after BuzzFeed earlier this month laid off 70 HuffPost employees — eliminating nearly 30% of the site’s U.S. newsroom positions — and took other cost-cutting moves following the acquisition of HuffPost from […]
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Foreign Office defends Raab remarks on trade with rights abusers

Foreign secretary has said deals should not be limited to countries with European-level standards of rightsDominic Raab has tried to fend off claims he told Foreign Office staff the UK intended to trade with countries with poor human rights records.In a leaked recording of a briefing by the foreign secretary, passed to HuffPost, he reportedly said: “I squarely believe we ought to be trading liberally around the world. If we restrict it to countries with European convention on human rights-level ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, UK News, Foreign Policy, Foreign, Foreign Office, HuffPost, Raab, Trade Policy, Dominic Raab, Commonwealth and Development Office


The stimulus includes money to help 10.7 million pension plans. Republicans don't see how that's pandemic aid.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Biden's stimulus bill includes $86 billion in pension funding, which Democrats say is necessary. Republicans disagree, saying pension funding has nothing to do with pandemic relief. Pension plans were at risk prior to COVID-19, and the aid will help around 10 million Americans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan passed the House on Wednesday, setting it up...
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Layoffs hit HuffPost

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week:HuffPost layoffsSnap's comebackMedia startups to watch Jonah Peretti Lucy Nicholson/Reuters HuffPost layoffs Layoffs are hitting HuffPost, just weeks after the publisher was acquired by digital rival BuzzFeed, Steven Perlberg reports.The layoffs involve nearly 50 in the US and fulfill fears of sta...
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BuzzFeed is laying off HuffPost employees after the merger

BuzzFeed's acquisition of HuffPost closed in February.
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BuzzFeed Lays Off Dozens at Recently Acquired HuffPost

Among the few certainties in this world are death, taxes and industry consolidation in the news business. On Tuesday, BuzzFeed laid off dozens of employees at HuffPost, the news outlet they acquired weeks ago. (The acquisition was announced on Nov. 19 and closed on Feb. 16.) In the U.S., 47 HuffPost staffers lost their jobs,...
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BuzzFeed Lays Off Dozens of HuffPost Staffers, Site Lost More Than $20M Last Year

BuzzFeed is laying off at least 47 HuffPost employees and shutting down HuffPost Canada — among other cost-cutting moves — following the company’s acquisition of HuffPost from Verizon Media. Jonah Peretti, CEO and cofounder of BuzzFeed — who also cofounded HuffPost with Arianna Huffington in 2005 — announced the restructuring plans at an all-hands meeting […]
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Section 230 Applies to Articles by Huffington Post Contributors–Page v. Oath

The plaintiff is Dr. Carter Page, who gained notoriety from his alleged role in Trump’s interactions with Russia, including multiple references in the Steele dossier. In 2017, he sued Oath (as owner of Yahoo and Huffington Post) for defamation over 11 articles, 4 of which were written by staffers and 7 of which were written by third-party contributors. Page initially sued in federal court, but that was dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. He refiled the defamation claims in Delawar...
Tags: Yahoo, Law, Russia, Aol, Delaware, Huffington Post, Page, Trump, HuffPost, Steele, Blumenthal, Downs, Drudge, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, OATH


The woman who paid to fly a 'convict Trump' banner over Mar-a-Lago says she acted to stop a 'dictator'

Getty A woman who paid for a series of critical Trump banners to fly over his Mar-a-Lago resort says she acted to stop a "dictator". She told HuffPost: "When Trump started talking about a third term and then started a chant at a rally of '12 more years,' I thought: "That's it."" Trump is currently living at the luxury Florida golf resort. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A woman who paid for a banner calling for Trump to be locked up, to be flown over his Mar-a-Lago...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Getty, Cuba, Trump, HuffPost, Daytona International Speedway, Palm Beach, Lago, Jacob Shamsian, Thomas Colson


HuffPost protected by Section 230 in Carter Page defamation suit

Carter Page sued the publisher of the HuffPost over some 2016 articles about the Russia collusion hoax that Page claimed were defamatory. These articles were written by “contributors” to the HuffPost, who, according to the court, “control their own work and post freely to the site”. The court threw out the defamation claims concerning these articles, in part because it found that HuffPost was immune from suit thanks to Section 230. The court determined that HuffPost was not the “information con...
Tags: Law, Russia, Defamation, Page, HuffPost, Evan Brown, Section 230, Collusion, Carter Page, Oath Inc


Nine Capitol rioters were charged with sexual assault or had restraining orders for domestic violence: report

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Nine Capitol rioters have a history of violence against women, according to HuffPost. Some men previously had restraining orders against them due to allegations of domestic violence. At least three are military veterans, and some of the men were once charged with rape and battery.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Women, Trends, Joe Biden, Domestic Violence, Washington Dc, Air Force, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Violence Against Women, Brock


LIVE: Sen. Romney responds to new video from Capitol riot where he was steered away from the mob, 'I was very fortunate indeed that Officer Goodman was there'

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
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Impeachment managers highlight Trump's inaction after his supporters breached the US Capitol

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. The Senate is now adjourned and will resume the trial on Thursday at noon. Visit the Business se...
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LIVE: House manager Eric Swalwell says he texted his wife goodbye amid the siege, saying, 'I love you and the babies. Please hug them for me.'

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine


United Way CEO resigns after allegations of sexism and retaliation surface at the nonprofit

United Way CEO Brian Gallagher. Nick Wass/AP Images for United Way Worldwide Brian Gallagher, the CEO of United Way Worldwide since 2009, has resigned from his role. Former employees alleged misogyny and retaliation at the nonprofit, Huffington Post and Insider reported. Former female employees said Gallagher encouraged a boys' club culture. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brian Gallagher, the CEO of United Way Worldwide, has resigned from his role following allegat...
Tags: News, Sexism, Women, US, Trends, Brian, Huffington Post, Board of Trustees, HuffPost, United Way, Gallagher, Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide, MeToo Movement, Yelena Dzhanova, Original Reporting


DaniLeigh’s Problematic Single ‘Yellow Bone’ Reveals Depth Of Colorism In The Music Industry

Journalist, culture critic Ivie Ani joins the hosts of HuffPost's "And That's That!" to discuss the controversial song.
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Interim Attorney General releases new "Interim Guidance on Prosecutorial Discretion, Charging and Sentencing"

Via this HuffPost piece, headlined "DOJ Pulls Trump Administration’s Harsh Charging And Sentencing Policy," I see that the failure of the Biden Administration to yet have a new confirmed Attorney General is not keeping it from having a new prosecutorial charging and sentencing policy.  Well, actually, the Biden Justice Department now has an old charging and sentencing policy, as explained by HuffPost: In a memo to all federal prosecutors obtained by HuffPost, acting Attorney General Monty Wilki...
Tags: Law, Obama, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Justice Department, HuffPost, Wilkinson, AG, Jeff Sessions, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland, Monty Wilkinson, Biden Administration, Biden Justice Department, DOJ Pulls Trump Administration, Eric Holder Under Holder


Pro-Trump Twitter figure arrested for spreading vote-by-text disinformation in 2016

The man behind a once-influential pro-Trump account is facing charges of election interference for allegedly disseminating voting disinformation on Twitter in 2016. Federal prosecutors allege that Douglass Mackey, who used the name “Ricky Vaughn” on Twitter, encouraged people to cast their ballot via text or on social media, effectively tricking others into throwing away those votes. According to the Justice Department, 4,900 unique phone numbers texted a phone number Mackey promoted in order to...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Florida, Government, Tech, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Election, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump, Misinformation, West Palm Beach, HuffPost, Mackey, Eastern District of New York, Ricky Vaughn


Verizon Q4 Results Include $119 Million Loss on HuffPost Sale to BuzzFeed

Verizon’s sale of news and opinion site HuffPost to BuzzFeed resulted in the telco taking a $119 million charge for the fourth quarter of 2020. In announcing Q4 earnings Tuesday, Verizon said the results included a net loss of $119 million “primarily related to the disposition of the HuffPost business.” When the companies announced the […]
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A GOP congressman tried to enter the Capitol Building on Thursday with a concealed firearm, HuffPost reports

Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland attempted to bring a firearm into the Capitol just weeks after the Capitol Building siege. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland, attempted to carry a concealed weapon into the House Chambers on Thursday, the Huffington Post reported.  Metal detectors placed in the Capitol following the January 6 attack went off when Harris attempted to walk through.  Harris attempted to have another representative hold his weapon be...
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A GOP congressman tried to enter the Capitol on Thursday with a concealed firearm, HuffPost reports

Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland tried to bring a firearm into the Capitol on Thursday, HuffPost reported. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to carry a concealed gun into the House on Thursday, HuffPost reported. Metal detectors in the Capitol went off when Harris walked through. Harris tried to have another representative hold his weapon, then had to leave and come back. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Rep. Andy Harris tr...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, HARRIS, Capitol, HuffPost


Pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol came within seconds of seeing Pence and his family, report says

Vice President Mike Pence presiding over a joint session of Congress on January 6 to certify the 2020 Electoral College results after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol earlier in the day. Erin Schaff/AFP via Getty Images A frenzied mob came within seconds of seeing Vice President Mike Pence while storming the US Capitol last week, The Washington Post reported. Outside the building, a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters chanted to "hang Mike Pence." Pence was...
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Lisa Montgomery’s Final Hours Before The Trump Administration Executed Her

Montgomery's lawyers told HuffPost that she was out of touch with reality before she was killed by lethal injection.
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