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A Party At The Last Magazine: An Exclusive Excerpt From Michael Hastings' New Novel

Next week marks the publication of The Last Magazine, the late BuzzFeed reporter's first novel — as well as the first anniversary of his death. We're celebrating his work and his life with these chapters, chronicling a book party that totally in no way took place in the offices of Newsweek.

Michael Hastings • 4 years ago

Why Democrats Love To Spy On Americans

Besides Sens. Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, most Democrats abandoned their civil liberty positions during the age of Obama. With a new leak investigation looming, the Democrat leadership are now being forced to confront all the secrets they've tried to hide.

Michael Hastings • 5 years ago

Exclusive: The Tragic Imprisonment Of John McTiernan, Hollywood Icon

The legendary director of Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October is serving a year in federal prison thanks to a Hollywood wannabe prosecutor, a remake of Rollerball, and a rogue private eye. In an exclusive interview, McTiernan’s wife Gail says, “I don’t know if he’s going to make it.”

Michael Hastings • 5 years ago
Michael Hastings • 5 years ago

The Origins Of The Emanuel Family Dynasty

In a new memoir, Ezekiel Emanuel shows that his brothers' ruthlessness was homegrown.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Is Hollywood America's Best Truth Teller On Iraq?

A few impressive projects, a few bombs, and a kick-ass movie by the guys who made The Matrix in the works. Hollywood’s quest to tell the truth about the Iraq War.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

In Defense Of Bob Woodward

Free Woodward. Why we should show Bob the mercy he rarely shows anyone else.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Obama And The Drone Awakening

The release of Justice Department documents is an exercise in "CYA." "It's not clear that they have fully obeyed their own guidelines."

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Rahm Emanuel Loses It On Reporter: "What'd You Just Say To Me?"

The Chicago mayor's blowups are legendary. Here's one captured on tape.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

How Obama Won The Internet

Would you rather fight one hundred duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? In the second exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama's Final Campaign, a behind-the-scenes look at the president's historic Reddit IAmA.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

"Zero Dark Thirty" And The CIA's Hollywood Coup

How the invisible hand of the premiere American intelligence agency produced an Oscar contender.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Exclusive: The Mystery Of Jay Carney Revealed

The campaign trail really sucks. Or does it? In an exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of President Obama's Final Campaign, Michael Hastings explores the weirdly addictive qualities of most expensive election in history, the "brutal caste system" of the press corps, and how the White House Press Secretary picked up a dangerous $10,000-a-day habit.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

The Sins Of General David Petraeus

Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Democratic Victory Will Unleash Obama, Top Backers Say

A second term “frees him to be who he is,” says one longtime supporter. Bundlers, contest winners, and Ben LaBolt can finally get some rest.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

The Last 24 Hours Of Obama’s Final Campaign

Springsteen. Fleeces. Beards. A 2008 reunion inside the bubble, and the very end of the long, strange trip.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Iowa Store Does Not Welcome Secret Service

"We just employ several Colombian prostitutes and don't want to tempt you guys."

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

The Vices Of The Knife: Oliver Stone Talks Politics, Weed, And The Potential Petraeus Coup

The BuzzFeed Interview features the Oscar-winning director, whose ten-part reassessment of modern American history launches this month on Showtime. He voted for Obama, but explains how casting a ballot for Romney could make sense: "the more mistakes you make, the faster the changes.”

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

Clinton, Obama, Campaign On Sandy

The President's aides won't discuss the politics of the storm, but the president begins his speech with talk of recovery. "The president's going to win thanks to a woman named Sandy," says one supporter in Iowa.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

The Dumb Politics Of Benghazi

Tea Party protests. Agency deception. White House confusion. Partisan smoke, and few straight answers, on the campaign trail.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago

In Ohio, Obama Hits Romney On Jeep Ad

The president presses attack on misleading Romney spot. UPDATE: Romney camp responds.

Michael Hastings • 6 years ago