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The Art of the Friday News-Dump

Breaking Off: On July 22, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced that he ended all negotiations with President Obama on a so-called grand bargain to achieve sizable deficit reduction in the context of raising a debt ceiling.

November 9, 2012

When newsmakers release a tidbit on a Friday afternoon, chances are, it’s not something that puts them in the best light. Stories dumped on Fridays, as the strategy suggests, peter out during the weekend -- or at least give the subjects more time to craft their responses. This gallery takes a look at news that’s broken on Friday afternoons that might not, from the newsmaker’s point of view, qualify as “good” news.

 

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