Dec 12, 2019

Michelle Obama's bestselling year

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Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," will mark one year — 52 weeks — on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list on Dec. 22.

The big picture: She'll be #4 on the list, two spots ahead of Anonymous, whose "A Warning" ranks for the third week.

  • Mrs. Obama's 19-hour audio version (which she read herself) marks 13 months on the N.Y. Times audio list.

Between the pages: The former first lady's blockbuster sets a high bar for her uber-competitive husband, who has been working hard on his own big book.

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Exclusive: Peter Schweizer book, "Profiles in Corruption," out Jan. 21

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Peter Schweizer, the controversial author of the massive seller "Clinton Cash," will be out Jan. 21 with a new book going after several of the 2020 Democratic contenders, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite" (HarperCollins).

The state of play: Schweizer, who spent a year and a half on reporting the book, told me that it is "a sweeping, detailed look at how the leading figures of progressivism have leveraged the power of their positions."

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Warren endorsed by hundreds of former Obama staffers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

More than 200 former staffers that worked in former President Barack Obama's campaigns and administration signed a letter endorsing Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential run, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Several other top-tier Democratic presidential candidates — especially Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg — are also doing their best to win over Obama's political coalition. It's worth noting that Warren's list of endorsement does not include any former Cabinet-level officials from the Obama administration, while Biden has secured a number of such endorsements.

Read the listArrowDec 18, 2019

Exclusive: Michelle Obama launches Instagram video series

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is partnering with the digital media company ATTN: to launch a video series on IGTV, Instagram's video platform.

  • “A Year of Firsts” shows inspiring stories about students navigating their first year through college.
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