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  • Comey cashes in: Seeking 8 figure advance for book deal

    07/16/2017 7:09:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    The man Democrats wanted fired when he was director of the FBI and then actually fired by Donald Trump, is seeking an 8 figure advance from publishers to write a book about his life. Former FBI Director James Comey met with representatives from several publishing houses in New York last week looking to ink a gigantic book deal that will be worth millions of dollars to him. Comey is being represented by one of the most prestigious agencies in the business and competition to get him signed will likely be fierce. Business Insider: "It's a book about leadership and...
  • Hillary Clinton Delivers Speech Tuesday at Chicago Conference

    06/26/2017 12:47:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 26, 2017
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to Chicago Tuesday as a featured speaker at the American Library Association's annual conference. Sponsored by Simon & Schuster, Clinton's speech likely will touch on her forthcoming illustrated children's book "It Takes a Village," inspired by Clinton's 1996 book of the same title, being published by the company in September. The publishing house notes the book "will be published for the first time by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers as an all-new, full-color picture book illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee." Clinton speaks at 10 a.m. at the conference...
  • CIA Man Retracts Claim on Waterboarding

    01/28/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by steve-b · 13 replies · 774+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/26/10 | Jeff Stein
    Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terrorists, says he didn't know what he was talking about. Kiriakou, a 15-year veteran of the agency's intelligence analysis and operations directorates, electrified the hand-wringing national debate over torture in December 2007 when he told ABC's Brian Ross and Richard Esposito in a much ballyhooed, exclusive interview that senior al Qaeda commando Abu Zubaydah cracked after only one application of the face cloth and water.... Now comes John Kiriakou, again, with a wholly different story. On the next-to-last page...
  • Andrew Cuomo And The Ghost Of Jim Wright

    04/24/2017 7:40:44 AM PDT · by smashtheleft · 7 replies
    Insurgent Tribe ^ | 4/23/17 | Keith Nobles
    From 1987 to 1989 a fellow named Jim Wright was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Wright had produced a book, ‘Reflections of a Public Man’ and it had sold quite a few copies even though it was nothing more than a compilation of political speeches he had performed over the years. Unfortunately for Speaker Wright, even though he had sold quite a few copies, he sold those quite a few copies to a very small group of people who all had business before congress that he was in a position to influence. In other words it was a scam,...
  • Jill And Joe Biden strike a three-book deal ($60 million!)

    04/06/2017 6:55:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 76 replies
    Books written by former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will be coming to a store near you, reports USA Today. The anticipated release dates have yet to be announced, but the couple has reportedly signed a deal with Flatiron Books. According to the publisher, the agreement involves three books, two written by the former vice president and the other by his wife, notes The Hill. Thus far, the content of only one has been revealed. Politico reports that Joe Biden plans to write about his experience of serving in the White House while coping with the...
  • Barack and Michelle Close to Signing Record-Breaking Deal Worth Over $60 MILLION For Memiors

    02/28/2017 4:10:04 PM PST · by drewh · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:49 EST, 28 February 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Barack and Michelle Obama have whipped the literary world into a frenzy with the news that the former president and first lady are getting to work on new books, and looking for a publisher. Multiple people with knowledge of the joint publishing deal currently on the table for global rights to both memoirs tell the Financial Times that bidding has already surpassed $60million in what is described as the 'most hotly anticipated deal of the year.' And that amount could grow as there are no shortage of interested publishing houses, with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins and Penguin Random...
  • A Question About Those Destroyed CIA Tapes

    12/07/2007 9:27:58 AM PST · by Callahan · 34 replies · 220+ views
    The prevailing assumption is that the tapes were destroyed to conceal harsh CIA interrogation methods. Gerald Posner suggests another possible explanation: Re the breaking news that the CIA destroyed the videotapes of interrogations with 2 terror suspects, you might have seen that the tapes of the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah were destroyed. You might also recall that in my 2003 NYT bestseller (reached #2), Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, my last chapter was titled, "The Interrogation." Based on two active US intelligence sources, I was the first to disclose Zubaydah's interrogation. To date, I am the only...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • Book bombshell: Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging

    07/29/2012 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2012 | David Martosko
    At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears. In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him...
  • Levi Johnston to pen tell-all book on Palin family

    04/25/2011 5:55:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies ^ | 04/25/2011 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Levi Johnston is promising to set the record straight about the Palin family. Touchstone Publishing has a fall publication date for Johnston’s book, "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs." Johnston says the book, first reported by Monday, will "tell the truth" about that relationship, including his "sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace." He says he’s doing it "for me, for my boy Tripp and the country."
  • Levi Johnston Is Writing a Palin Family Tell-All ‘For Me, for My Boy Tripp, and for the Country’

    04/25/2011 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies ^ | 4-25-11
    Apparently having run out of all other recourse to stave off the decline of his infamy (and ability to make money from it), Bristol Palin's babydaddy, Levi Johnston, is finally doing what he's long threatened and writing down everything bad he claims to know about Bristol's mom, Sarah, and the entire Palin brood. "I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins," he said in a statement from his publisher. "My sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace — how I feel and what I've learned." Johnston also insisted he's not doing it for...
  • Letters to Obama from Americans becoming a book

    02/15/2011 2:29:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Letters to Obama from Americans becoming a book 3:23pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may have inadvertently stolen an author's thunder on Tuesday when he told the country that someone is working on a book about the 10 letters from regular Americans that he reads every night. Obama has been receiving a folder full of the letters every day of his presidency, chosen from the thousands that the White House Correspondence Office receives every day. The letters reflect the viewpoints from Americans concerned enough about various issues -- or problems in their own lives -- that they take...
  • Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell lands book deal and reality show offers after LOSINGSenate rac

    11/07/2010 1:32:39 PM PST · by Justaham · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6 November 2010
    She may have lost the Delaware Senate race but Christine 'I am not a witch' O'Donnell has no plans to leave the public eye. Appearing on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show Friday night O'Donnell talked about her many offers. She confirmed she plans to write a book and said she's received multiple television offers. 'We have a lot of opportunities,' she told O'Reilly. 'We're meeting with different publishers today so definitely a book deal.' She's also contemplating a possible television show, saying she had been offered a commentary show as well as reality show offers. But unlike Sarah Palin, who...
  • Ex-President George W. Bush delays launch of memoir until after midterm elections

    08/05/2010 11:21:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies ^ | Aug 05, 2006 | BY Aliyah Shahid
    We misunderestimated the date of his book release. Friends of former president George W. Bush said he pushed back the launch of his memoir "Decision Points" out of fear that the book could negatively affect the outcome of the midterm elections, the Financial Times reported. Initially Bush was going to launch the book in September, which is a better time from a sales perspective. Instead, the book will hit the shelves on Nov. 9, a week after Election Day, when the GOP is expected to make large gains. Unlike other officials from the Bush Administration, the former president himself has...
  • US teen sailor leaves on flight home to California

    06/27/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 216 replies · 1+ views
    FWIX | AP ^ | 6/27/10
    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion -- Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland is homeward bound - though her plane flight back to California isn't the homecoming she originally imagined when she set off in hopes of sailing around the world. About two weeks after her rescue at sea, Sunderland departed Sunday from the French island of Reunion, off the southeastern coast of Africa, en route to France, then on to California.
  • UC Berkeley Grad Michael Savage Rips Obama in New Book

    06/20/2010 9:11:57 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    East Bay Express / ^ | Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM | Anneli Rufus
    Conservative radio host Michael Savage, who holds a Ph.D in epidemiology and nutritional science from UC Berkeley and whose show airs weekday afternoons on San Francisco's XTRA Sports 860, has scored a publishing deal with HarperCollins for a book that promises to — well, savage the current administration. Set for an October 5 release and ambitious print run of 400,000 copies, Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on our Borders, Economy, and Security avows that "a revolution is brewing. Americans are boiling mad over the way Congress and this Marxist/Leninist-oriented President are manipulating the current economic crisis to nationalize businesses,"...
  • Countries paying teen's rescue cost defend sea law

    06/17/2010 5:27:33 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 183 replies · 1,440+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2010 6:40 AM | TANALEE SMITH
    The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea was first adopted in 1914 in response to the Titanic disaster. Along with mandating the number of lifeboats and the notification of a ship's routes, it also dictates that any ship in the area of a distress call will divert to assist that ship.
  • Sailor Abby Sunderland's Dad Signed Her To TV Deal Before Her Doomed Voyage

    06/14/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 218 replies · 1,896+ views
    Fox news ^ | June 14 2010 |
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe. Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago.
  • Broke Dad Put Abby Up for Sail

    06/14/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 384 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2010
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe.
  • Abby Sunderland's dad had TV deal as girl risked life at sea

    06/14/2010 5:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 108 replies · 1,738+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/14/10 | ANITA BENNETT
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The Post yesterday that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe. Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago. "The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail's trip. It's something that...