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Book Publishing’s No Good, Very Good Year of Trump In 2018, publishers cried about the president all the way to the bank.
The Big-Money, Big-Deal Books of the Fall All the season’s probable (or wannabe) best sellers, from Michelle Obama, Michael Lewis, Sally Field, David Blight, and (sorry) Tucker Carlson.
Bob Woodward on the ‘Best Obtainable Version of the Truth’ About Trump The legendary journalist explains Trump’s nervous breakdown, when to believe a White House official, and why he isn’t visiting Moscow anytime soon.
Stephen Miller May Be the Only Staffer Trump Trusts Now Trump’s paranoia may lead him to rely ever more closely on his young and trollish policy adviser.
Stormy Daniels to Publish a Tell-All Book About Trump Just Before Midterms Adding to the distractions created by Bob Woodward’s book, it could be a stormy October for the White House.
Lindsay Graham’s Latest Mission: Encouraging Trump’s Blood Lust Once part of the jolly, bipartisan Three Amigos, Graham is now very focused on feeding Trump’s most hawkish impulses.
the national circus
Frank Rich: The Anonymous White House Official Is a Collaborator, Not a Resister The Times op-ed reads like a defense document offered in case a Nuremberg-like legal reckoning ever comes about.
Bob Woodward on the Media “If there’s something that one of the candidates did that we learn about in somebody’s memoir in 20 years, that really was essential to understanding who they are — that means we failed, in my view.”
Revisiting New York’s Watergate Series As the scandal crested, we imagined what it looked like.
Washington Post Editor Says Hillary Clinton Shouts Too Much Weird how that’s not an issue the other candidates (male ones) have.
Bob Woodward Thinks a White House Aide Threatened Him “I think you will regret staking out that claim,” said a White House aide.
The Weird Philosophy of Bob Woodward These aren’t the news reports you’re looking for.
Bob Woodward on Ben Bradlee’s ‘Residual Fear’ Will a Bradlee biography change the story of Watergate?
89-Year-Old Ben Bradlee Spits Wisdom for the Youth The former Washington ‘Post’ editor stands up for journalism with the rallying cry, “These kids think tweets twit themselves!”
President Obama’s National Security Adviser Steps Down James Jones will be replaced by his deputy, Thomas Donilon.
Clinton-Biden Switch ‘On the Table,’ Woodward Says He adds that Hilary could “run in her own right” in 2016.
Bob Woodward Unimpressed by the Times’ Watergate Scoop A tip is nothing without a brilliant reporter to follow up on it.
In Which D.C. Stands for the ‘District of Celebrities’ They are all there, basking in the O-Man’s glory. Except Paris Hilton, who’s at Sundance.
apropos of nothing
Finally, a ‘Watchmen’ Video Game That Lets You Kill Woodward and Bernstein For some reason, in the new ‘Watchmen’ game, players will be asked to kill the world’s most famous investigative journalists. Awesome!
Tom Wolfe Still Making Sweeping, Mostly True Generalizations The writer predicts “the end of capitalism,” and may be right; Ariana Huffington talks about her beef with Tim Russert; and a Manhattan lawyer does due diligence with the Other Side, all in our daily rundown of weird, wonderful finance, media, law and real-estate news.