Professor who went to school with Brett Kavanaugh sues HuffPost for defamation

"These statements were not only false and defamatory, but outrageously so, and were published by defendants with knowledge of their actual falsity or in reckless disregard of the truth for the apparent purpose of creating a salacious story designed to drive internet traffic to HuffPost's website," the lawsuit said... … The lawsuit said HuffPost and Feinberg repeatedly defamed Evans and friend Douglas Kennedy to a nationwide audience on multiple occasions in September 2018 by falsely asserting that they helped arrange the purchase and delivery of cocaine at Georgetown Prep that resulted in the April 1984 death of David Kennedy, Douglas' brother and the son of the late U.S. attorney general and senator, Robert F. Kennedy. … A Mississippi professor named Derrick Evans, who attended Georgetown prep with Brett Kavanaugh, has filed a defamation lawsuit against HuffPost and the author of a story that mentioned him…

Cenk Uygur supports unions, just not at his own company

For the record, the people who work at TYT tell HuffPost that what Uygur is suggesting is not true: "staffers said their first organizing discussions date back more than two years, and their recent attempt to round up support began shortly before Uygur declared his candidacy ― a timeline confirmed by a union organizer. … In an interview with HuffPost, Uygur said he is a strong supporter of unions, especially at large corporations that aren't sharing profits with their workers. … In an interview with HuffPost, Uygur doubled down saying his company could go under if it were unionized…

Stacey Abrams defends Biden on Tara Reade’s accusation: “He will make women proud as the next president”

"I believe women deserve to be heard, and I believe that has happened here," Abrams told HuffPost in an email. … HuffPost contacted nine people on Biden's rumored shortlist: Sen. … HuffPost contacted nine different candidates on Biden's VP shortlist, all of them women, seeking comment on Reade's accusation…

Poll: Little change in public’s view of impeachment after Sondland’s “bombshell” testimony

That's nearly identical to the results of a survey taken a week earlier, and within the range of 44% to 48% shown in HuffPost/YouGov polling since late September. … Days of televised impeachment hearings have left Americans largely dug into their original opinions, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, dashing Democrats' hopes that the testimony might finally splinter the president's base of support and Republicans' predictions that the hearings would backfire on their opponents... … HuffPost and YouGov launched this survey last Wednesday night, in the hours after Sondland's testimony wrapped up, and kept going through Thursday and Friday…

Report: AOC turned down “repeated requests” to campaign more for Bernie in recent weeks

If you believe HuffPost's account of why, it's one of the most amazing cases of a pol letting the perfect be the enemy of the good that I can remember. … "It was like pulling teeth to get her to New Hampshire," said one source to HuffPost. … The answer, per HuffPost, seems to be that ... Bernie Sanders isn't as radical as she'd prefer…

Cheers! Farewell drinks for Sarah Huckabee Sanders… with WH reporters?

" Both the HuffPost piece and Olivier Knox deny the normalcy of such an invitation. … When questioned by HuffPost, Kumar justified the gesture saying it is "quite common, regardless of administration ― as many Huffington Post reporters know and have frequented. … HuffPost claims to have obtained a copy of the email sent out to other reporters by White House reporter for Politico, Anita Kumar. DailyMail…

HuffPost: Former staffers say Sen. Klobuchar is prone to bursts of cruelty

It is common for staff to wake up to multiple emails from Klobuchar characterizing one's work as "the worst" briefing or press release she'd seen in her decades of public service, according to two former aides and emails seen by HuffPost. … But some former Klobuchar staffers, all of whom spoke to HuffPost on condition of anonymity, describe Klobuchar as habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty that make it difficult to work in her office for long. … Sen. Amy Klobuchar is set to announce her plans regarding a run for the White House this weekend (Allahpundit has a story coming up about her chances), but today HuffPost dropped a brick on her potential campaign…