Last Spring, Sebastian Jones was fact-checking in The Nation‘s modest Capitol Hill office as our DC intern, keeping track of the excitement (and corruption) in Congress. Like a seasoned pro, Jones paid attention, following up on some whispers and a few good leads. The result? A stunning and widely discussed investigation about former House Majority Leader–andone-time populist–Richard Gephardt.
Jones shows the veracity of our shoestring Internship program, while Investigative Reporter A.C. Thompson reminds us how important the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute can be. This week the New York Times
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Also this week:
• Chris Hayes did the impossible! He explained the bailouts in eight minutes. Watch
this VideoNation feature for the scoop on how much money went into the bailouts; who got it; how they spent it; and if we’re getting it back. • I made a case for increased attention to unemployment on ABC’sThis Week. Highlights are here. • Richard Kim was fast out of the gate with his take on President Obama’s Nobel Prize victory (followed by analysis from Melissa Harris-Lacewell and John Nichols) and his analysis is spot on: The President won the prize; now he has to earn it.
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