Judd Legum Biography
Judd Legum is an American journalist and political staffer. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress, a news site based at the Center for American Progress.
Judd Legum Age
As of 2019, he is around 41 years.
Judd Legum Height
His exact measurements are still under Investigation but he stands at a fair height nad has a fair body weight to match her Height.
Judd Legum Wife
egum is an all right reserved man as he leads the married life with an attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Roshini Thayaparan. With his wife, he shares one child named Mo, 6.
Although Judd shares his life happily with his wife Roshini, he seems more conserved about sharing their information about their relationship.But if you think he is more focused in his career rather than his family, then you are wrong because he loves his family and spends quality time with them. He celebrates many events with his wife from birthdays to the anniversary.
Besides that, he helps his son to be ready for the daycare and go to school every day. He has also mentioned that he would ask his wife, Roshini if she uses the product of BB cream in a conversation with one of his followers on Twitter on 24 April 2015.
Judd Legum ThinkProgress
Legum is the founder and editor in chief of ThinkProgress, a progressive news site which is also a project of the Center for American Progress, a public policy think tank. Despite its seeming Democratic bona fides, the site is editorially independent, critical of President Obama while praising Clarence Thomas as a “top legal mind” (though one of the site’s former editors, Igor Volsky, made headlines himself last year when he exposed Republican lawmakers’ donations to the NRA).
Legum founded the Washington, D.C.-based blog in 2005, two years after graduating from Georgetown law school, but left in 2007 to work as research director for Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign (ThinkProgress’ former president, John Podesta, serves as chairman of her current run for the White House). He then practiced law in Maryland for several years before returning to ThinkProgress in 2011, first as social media editor and then as the head honcho.
Judd Legum Amal Clooney
Over the weekend, George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin in Venice. Much of the coverage has focused on Clooney, with USA Today leading their report by describing him as “one of the world’s most eligible and sexy stars.” The New York Daily News bills Clooney as a “Hollywood heartthrob” who “finally uttered the words that he’d long sworn off.” E Online proclaims “the famous Hollywood hunk said goodbye to his bachelor days.”
Alamuddin is simply described as his “ladylove.”
There is one publication, however, that has its priorities straight:
Indeed, Alamuddin’s career is at least as impressive as Clooney’s. She is an internationally renowned human rights lawyer with degrees from Oxford University and NYU Law. Fluent in Arabic, French, and English, she has represented a slew of high-profile clients including Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko. Alamuddin has been appointed to several United Nations commissions dealing with issues related to international human rights.
Judd Legum Facts
Legum founded ThinkProgress in 2005, running it for two years before leaving in 2007 to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as research director
Following the 2008 campaign, he practiced law in Maryland before returning to ThinkProgress in 2011, and became the site’s editor-in-chief in May 2012
Legum has drawn notice for reporting and commentary on a range of political topics, including the 2016 presidential campaign, campaign finance, the legacy of Martin Luther King in contemporary politics, and the media’s role in politics.
Legum graduated from Georgetown Law School in 2003.
Judd Legum CNN
Washington (CNN)Land O’Lakes and Purina, the two companies that dumped Iowa Rep. Steve King this week over his incendiary comments, learned what a growing number of corporate interests are discovering in a hyper-partisan America: It doesn’t always pay to play in politics.
Faced with a barrage of online criticism, the dairy-products cooperative and the pet-food giant abruptly withdrew their support for the eight-term Republican congressman on Tuesday — just a week before the election. King’s controversial comments about race, ethnicity and immigrant status have drawn fresh scrutiny in recent days, following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead.
But the companies are just the latest to find themselves in the crosshairs of the public and activists by dint of their political contributions or views.
Earlier this year, supermarket chain Publix suspended its political contributions after it faced critcism for giving to Adam Putnam, a candidate then seeking the Republican nomination for Florida governor, for his ties to the National Rifle Association. The grocery chain’s move came as the survivors of a February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, staged “die-in” protests at several of its stores in Florida.
L.L. Bean, the Maine outdoor company famous for its flannel shirts and canvass tote bags, faced a backlash from some customers after a member of the Bean family, Linda Bean, emerged as a financial backer of President Donald Trump. On Twitter, Trump himself encouraged his supporters to “Buy L.L. Bean.”
An effort by a former marketing consultant in San Francisco, dubbed #GrabYourWallet, has called for boycotts of Trump-owned businesses or those run by people who back him. Earlier this year, three companies — CVS Health, Dow Chemical and Southern Company — said they would no longer donate to a pro-Trump nonprofit, America First Policies, after CNN and other news organizations reported racist comments made by the organization’s staffers.
Land O'Lakes, Purina drop financial support for Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King
Land O’Lakes, Purina drop financial support for Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King
And more recently, some Nike customers burned their shoes and cut Nike’s famous “swoosh” off their clothing in response to an ad campaign featuring unsigned NFL player Colin Kaepernick. He enraged Trump and the President’s conservative supporters by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.
“The environment today is hyper-polarized and really very toxic,” said Bruce Freed, who runs the Center for Political Accountability, a nonprofit that promotes greater political transparency at publicly traded companies.
“Consumers and employees are much more sensitive to what they see the company associated with through their political spending,” he said. “They’ll move jobs or move dollar-wise in terms of their own spending” if they disagree with a company’s politics.
Land O’Lakes and Purina officials did not respond to CNN interview requests Wednesday but issued statements this week, saying King’s comments conflict with their corporate values. Officials with Intel, which announced over the weekend that it would no longer support King, declined to comment on the reasons behind the company’s move.
King — who faces a better-financed rival, Democrat J.D. Scholten on Election Day — also drew a rebuke this week from Rep. Steve Stivers, who heads the House campaign arm.
For his part, King has blamed “dishonest fake news” for the criticism and said it was orchestrated to help flip the House to Democrats and engineer Trump’s impeachment.
Business as usual
Political action committees associated with corporations long have donated to King, despite the immigration hard-liner’s long history of racially and ethnically insensitive comments. (He once declared that Mexicans have “calves the size of cantaloupes” from carrying drugs across the US-Mexico border.)
King, who sits on the House agriculture committee, received more than a quarter of his contributions in this election cycle from PACs, including those associated with agribusiness, figures compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics show.
It’s not surprising a major dairy interest such as Land O’Lakes would donate to King and other members of a committee that helps set the nation’s farm policy. In all, the Minnesota-based company has contributed $12,000 to King since Jan. 1, 2008, including $2,500 this year, according to the Center’s data.
“It makes sense for a company to give to those who have jurisdiction over their issues — unless and until it becomes a liability,” said Sheila Krumholz, who runs the center.
House GOP campaign chief blasts Iowa Rep. Steve King's 'white supremacy and hate'
House GOP campaign chief blasts Iowa Rep. Steve King’s ‘white supremacy and hate’
King sparked a greater backlash with his recent decision to endorse Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy, who has espoused white nationalist views.
Judd Legum, who writes the political newsletter Popular Information, said that endorsement sparked him to lead a social media campaign, urging companies to abandon King.
“Corporations have just gotten used to idea that they wouldn’t be accountable for any of this,” Legum said. “These companies sell products in King’s district, but they also sell products around the country and the world.”
“A lot of people feel powerless in this political environment,” Legum added. Holding firms to account for their political activity “is a way for people to make their voices heard.”
Know your customer
Richard Levick, the CEO of LEVICK, a Washington-based public relations firm, said companies are learning how to successfully navigate a new era of politics, where a small spark on social media can quickly set off a firestorm.
He praised L.L. Bean for working to stay above the fray when controversy erupted over Linda Bean’s political activity.
In a statement at the time, company executives noted that “like most large families, the more than 50 family member-owners of the business hold views and embrace causes across the political spectrum.”
But the company itself, the statement said, is “apolitical.”
“They handled that very well,” Levick said. “They knew half their customers were buying guns and hunting and that half their customers were buying Birkenstocks and going camping.”
As for Nike, the ad campaign demonstrates it knows its audience, despite the conservative backlash, Levick said.
Online sales surged after the debut of the Kaepernick ad.
Nike is selling to millennials “who expect their companies to be socially involved,” he said, not to “60-year-old guys like me who don’t need to buy multiple pairs of shoes.”
Judd Legum Interview
I get up at 6:45. I have a three-year-old, so the first thing I do is help him get ready for daycare. He plays while I get ready, and then I walk him to school. After I drop him off, I go to Peet’s for a large iced coffee.
On my 20 minute walk to work, I start looking at Twitter and Slack on my phone to get a sense if there’s anything we wanna get up on the site that morning. I also see what’s still drawing interest from the previous day’s content—yesterday we had an interview with the woman who accused Derrick Rose of gang rape that did very well.
I get in around 8. Then I talk with the other editors and see what the planned content scheduled for the morning is. This morning we reported on the Donald Trump Jr. interview in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review where he explained why his father wasn’t releasing his tax returns (which was followed later in the day by coverage of Trump Jr’s remark about “warming up the gas chamber”). Other people are also sending me pieces to edit.
We do a lot of collaboration over Slack. But we also had an in-person meeting today at about 10:30 or 11 about expanding our women’s health coverage.
I almost never eat lunch at my desk—no “sad salads” for me. I go someplace nearby—like today I went to Potbelly for a sandwich.
In the afternoon, I again check what’s been posted and what’s down the pike—we have a room in Slack called “assignments” where I monitor that. And today I biked over to the BBC where they interviewed me about the election.
Running a nonprofit site, we have to keep an eye out for our mission and not just clicks. We want to try to add value, since that is what the site is about rather than making money for an owner or shareholders. We are editorially independent from Center For American Progress. Much of our budget is covered through advertising, but we also receive money through grants and some general support from CAP.
I’ll leave here at like 5:30 or 5:45, and I try not to do work until 7:30 when my son goes to bed, though I do check Twitter when he watches his half hour cartoon. Last night I was up until 11:30 working on the Derrick Rose interview story, but some nights I won’t do anything.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Judd Legum Twitter
Are you confident in this story, which appeared on A1 of the newspaper? The NYT helped create the false narrative that Trump struck a significant deal. https://t.co/A4gR59On9u pic.twitter.com/DusosY5IM3
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 9, 2019