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James Risen: Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

James Risen: Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) --James Risen, the reporter facing jail time for refusing to disclose a confidential source, slammed the Obama administration for prosecuting reporters.
Gabrielle Levy
Maureen Dowd eats weed candy, freaks out

Maureen Dowd eats weed candy, freaks out

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd accidentally drugged herself into a paranoid stupor while researching a column about recreational marijuana use.
Matt Bradwell

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
By United Press International
Political writers predict Clinton in 2016

Political writers predict Clinton in 2016

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Political writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, co-authors of "Game Change," say there's a good chance Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
By United Press International
Joe Biden: The incredible shrinking candidate

Joe Biden: The incredible shrinking candidate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Someone should break the bad news to Sen. Joe Biden: As a vice presidential candidate he's doing far worse than Dan Quayle.
MARTIN SIEFF

Analysis: Obama needs Clinton on ticket

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama ought to embrace Sen. Hillary Clinton, but if he can't, he will have to erase her.
MARTIN SIEFF

Iraq Press Roundup

Shabab Al Iraq carried an editorial Wednesday with the headline "Bush administration wraps its waist with an explosives belt."
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Clinton-Obama feud goes public

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton clashed at a Nevada political forum.

Creation Museum raking in big bucks

PETERSBURG, Ky., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky have raised $14 million towards their goal of a $25 million building fund.

Focus shifts in Cailfornia campaign

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The focus of California's gubernatorial recall campaign shifted further off the issues Saturday as more women leveled claims against the GOP frontrunner.

Ann Coulter, Professional Smartass

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- I was looking for a bombshell in heels and a matched Donna Karan ensemble, but Ann Coulter showed up at the little Upper East Side cafe looking like she was hea
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

Analysis: Masochism at The Times

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Is the New York Times masochistic or what?
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

Cathy's World: Blogapalooza

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- You know that the self-referential world of bloggers has reached some sort of critical mass when attacks on it are transformed into free advertising.
CATHERINE SEIPP
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Maureen Bridgid Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is a Washington D.C.-based columnist for The New York Times and best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star, where she covered news as well as sports and wrote feature articles. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an Op-Ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.

Dowd was born the youngest of five children in Washington, D.C. Her father, Mike, worked as a D.C. police inspector while her mother, Peggy, was a homemaker. In 1973, Dowd received a B.A. in English from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Dowd began her career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for the Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter, and feature writer. When the newspaper closed in 1981, she went to work at Time. In 1983, she joined The New York Times, initially as a metropolitan reporter. She began serving as correspondent in The Times Washington bureau in 1986.

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