Editor's note: Recode's Kara Swisher reports that AOL's talks to sell its Huffington Post unit 'have been most serious with Axel Springer, the German media conglomerate.' She adds that some private equity firms have also expressed interest. - Tom
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette orders subpoenas of Huffington Post reporter's prisoner notes withdrawn, spokeswoman says; Dana Liebelson says she was reporting on juvenile prison conditions - @ChadLivengood
Editor's note: Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly (@ryanjreilly) just tweeted photos of the St. Louis County police officer he says assaulted him yesterday while covering unrest in Ferguson, Mo. - Aaron
Huffington Post statement on arrest of journalists in Ferguson, Mo: 'Compared to some others who have come into contact with the police department, they came out relatively unscathed, but that in no way excuses the false arrest or the militant aggression toward these journalists' - @huffingtonpost
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The Huffington Post (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is a politically liberal American online news aggregator and blog that has both localized and international editions founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, Andrew Breitbart, and Jonah Peretti, featuring columnists. The site offers news, satire, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women's interests, and local news.
The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005 as an overtly liberal/left commentary outlet and alternative to news aggregators such as the Drudge Report. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the mass market Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. In 2012, The Huffington Post became the first commercially run United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize.
In July 2012, The Huffington Post was ranked #1 on the 15 Most Popular Political Sites list by eBizMBA Rank, which bases its list on each site's Alexa Global Traffic Rank and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast.