Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Facebook Said to Face U.S. Privacy Pact That Could Cost Billions ...
... investigation into whether Facebook violated a 2011 settlement with the FTC, said the people, who declined to be identified because the matter is confidential.

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Trump Is Said to Plan $8 Billion for Wall Invoking Own Authority ...
The official declined to be identified because the decision hasn't been announced and wouldn't describe the funding sources Trump plans to tap. The additional ...

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Ex-Goldman Banker to Be Extradited to U.S. for 1MDB Charges ...
... former chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein and former vice chairmen Michael Sherwood and J. Michael Evans, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Davis MRI shows muscle bruise
A person familiar with the situation says an MRI on Anthony Davis' left shoulder showed a muscle bruise.

USA Today    February 15, 2019


Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout
A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps.

USA Today    February 15, 2019


Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox's private jet makes emergency ...
A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it confirmed to USA TODAY that the "Friends" co-stars were on the flight headed for  ...

USA Today    February 15, 2019


Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle lawsuits with NFL...Source: Pelicans fire ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. The move comes after All-Star Anthony  ...

Associated Press    February 15, 2019


AP source: Severino, Yanks agree to $40M, 4-year contract
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that right- hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees,  ...

USA Today    February 15, 2019


Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps amid Anthony Davis fallout - The ...
A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps.

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


Trump declares national emergency, signs spending bill averting ...
According to a senior Democratic aide, no decisions have been made on how Congress will proceed with a formal measure of disapproval, but House and ...

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


ABC Is Said to Get as Much as $2.6 Million for Oscar Ads - Bloomberg
The situation hasn't affected advertiser interest or the number of spots available for sale, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the prices  ...

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Pro-Brexit Tories Could Live With Five-Year Limit on Backstop ...
... team privately say they would be willing to accept such a long-term commitment, according to people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be named.

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Greece to Subsidize Mortgage Payments to Tackle Bad Loan Crisis ...
... paying part of the remaining monthly installments, according to three people familiar with plan, who asked not to be named as details still need to be finalized.

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Watchdog: Bank cop didn't enforce conflict of interest rule for 15 years
... concealed embarrassing facts, overcorrected and avoided candor,” said the whistleblower, who has asked to remain anonymous throughout the investigation .

Politico    February 15, 2019


Mumbai International Airport Limited: Private Company Information ...
... who did not want to be identified. The identity of the buyer is not known. GVK, through GVK Airport Holdings Private Limited, and ACSA own 50.5% and 10%, ...

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


Vatican Envoy to France Under Investigation for Sexual Assault ...
The spokesman, who insisted on anonymity in line with department policy, did not provide further details. A City Hall official said on Friday that the employee had ...

New York Times    February 15, 2019


China and U.S. to Continue Trade Talks Next Week - The New York ...
China has agreed to disclose more of its government subsidies to the World Trade Organization, said these people, who insisted on anonymity because of ...

New York Times    February 15, 2019


Russia, Japan Peace Efforts Fade as Putin Stays Tough on Islands ...
Negotiations are deadlocked, according to three officials from Japan and Russia, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter is confidential.

Bloomberg    February 15, 2019


'A recipe for disaster'? Trump's border emergency drags the GOP ...
According to one White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the individual was not allowed to comment publicly, administration ...

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


Pentagon to begin flying humanitarian aid to Colombia with aim of ...
A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the mission does not indicate that additional American ...

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


Lexington Nears $12 Billion Target for Record Private-Equity ...
... is nearing its $12 billion target for what would be the largest fund ever raised to buy stakes in private-equity funds, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    February 15, 2019


How President Trump came to declare a national emergency to fund ...
The remarkable moment, people familiar with the matter say, marked the culmination of months of heated internal deliberations between the White House  ...

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


Amazon's New York Project Foundered on Labor Organizing ...
Amazon executives were completely unprepared for the backlash, according to the people familiar with the matter. Polls showed a majority of New Yorkers ...

Wall Street Journal    February 15, 2019


Power Up: Here's how we got to Trump declaring a national ...
... Office convinced him it would not preclude him from declaring a national emergency, two senior administration officials said,” according to my colleagues.

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


Frustrated Trump lashes out after border defeat - POLITICO
“It's an all-of-the-above approach,” said a person close to the White House. “He always knew Congress was never going to give him the money he needed.”.

Politico    February 15, 2019


AP source: Moustakas, Brewers nearing deal for about $10M - ABC ...
A person familiar with the negotiations says Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a ...

ABC News    February 15, 2019


New York Playbook - POLITICO
'On the one hand,' a source said, 'he's a Trumper. But on the other hand, he understands that, look, if you're talking to a New York audience, you can't go full ...

Politico    February 15, 2019


United Nations - The New York Times
The former “Fox & Friends” host withdrew from consideration because she had a nanny without a proper work visa, according to people familiar with the process.

New York Times    February 15, 2019


Election 2020: News, Presidential Polls, Results, Primaries ...
... bid for the White House, has recorded a campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with the spot.

Politico    February 15, 2019


Pick me! A big field of Democratic candidates waits for a turn in ...
Absolutely,” said one campaign operative, who like others spoke on background so as not to jeopardize ongoing discussions with CNN. “But at the same time, ...

Washington Post    February 15, 2019


How Amazon's Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer went to war ...
... American Media Inc., was supremely confident of reaching a written deal that would satisfy both sides' concerns, according to sources familiar with the process  ...

Fox News    February 15, 2019


Border-Security Funding Deal Nears a Vote - WSJ
Still, a person close to Mr. Trump expected him to make clear that he isn't happy about the bill when he ultimately signs it. Mr. Trump has resigned himself to the ...

Wall Street Journal    February 14, 2019


Carlos Ghosn Replaces Lawyers, Hires 'the Razor' to Lead Defense ...
A person close to the Ghosn family said he made the change as part of a “move to a second phase, where he defends himself more vigorously.” Mr. Ghosn's ...

Wall Street Journal    February 14, 2019


F.B.I. Opens Inquiry Into Ryan Adams's Explicit Communications ...
... first steps to open a criminal investigation, according to the official, who declined to be identified because the person was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

New York Times    February 14, 2019


NBA's Adam Silver turned down opportunity to run NFL in '17, per ...
According to the story, a person close to an NFL owner reached out to Silver in August 2017. Shortly after, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signed a five-year ...

USA Today    February 14, 2019


Asylum seekers, ACLU and SPLC just sued Kirstjen Nielsen and the ...
The 11 asylum seekers — 10 men and one woman — are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and from different families, said a person close to the suit.

CBS News    February 14, 2019


Trinity Ventures Seeking Up to $400 Million for Newest Fund - WSJ
A person familiar with the matter said Trinity, which backs technology startups primarily via Series A rounds, plans to raise between $350 million and $400 ...

Wall Street Journal    February 14, 2019


Bloomberg won't decide on 2020 until March at the earliest ...
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not decide on whether to run for president in 2020 until March at the earliest, according to a person familiar with ...

CNN    February 14, 2019


Source: Severino inks new deal with Yanks ...Tigers win arbitration ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing ...

Associated Press    February 14, 2019


House Democrats to challenge Trump's emergency declaration ...
A senior Democratic aide said the party's strategy would depend on the wording of Trump's declaration. But House Democrats have been anticipating for weeks ...

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


Congress passes $333 billion spending bill to avert government ...
But a senior Democratic aide said there is “zero” impact from the lapse, and grant money will continue to flow. A GOP source questioned Democrats' logic.

Associated Press    February 14, 2019


DHS OIG, Dem lawmakers call for Trump appointee to be disciplined ...
A source close to her denies that she was aware of any retaliation while at State, but the State Department Inspector General has email evidence showing she ...

CNN    February 14, 2019


India Is Said to Raise Sugar Sale Price by as Much as 10 Percent ...
... to as much as 32 rupees (45 cents) per kilogram from 29 rupees at present, said the official, who asked not to be identified as the information isn't public.

Bloomberg    February 14, 2019


A Border Crash and the Blurry Line Between the U.S. and Mexico ...
Then “they shot him in the head,” said Francisco, who is known by other vendors as “El Toro,” but declined to give his last name. The U.S. authorities did not give ...

New York Times    February 14, 2019


AP source: Alliance had conversation with Kaepernick - The ...
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has publicly acknowledged such talks. (Steven Senne, File/Associated Press).

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


The FTC and Facebook are negotiating a record, multibillion-dollar ...
The two people familiar with the probe spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the private talks. A multi-billion dollar ...

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


Congress approves border deal to avert shutdown; Trump to sign it ...
According to two officials with knowledge of the exchanges who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, Trump ...

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


Sister of sitting Virginia state senator elected to state Supreme Court ...
... came out on top, according to two participants who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private deliberations.

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


An emergency declaration by Trump will lead to lawsuits. Lots of them.
... an emergency, according to the person familiar with the discussions who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


'Off the rails': Inside Trump's attempt to claim victory in his border ...
... until the White House Counsel's Office convinced him it would not preclude him from declaring a national emergency, two senior administration officials said.

Washington Post    February 14, 2019


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