Poaching From the Post, and Others

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The online news outlet that swiped the Washington Post's political editor and one of its top political reporters last week says it has more thieving to announce. Fred Ryan, president of Allbritton Communications, which owns the yet-to-be-named, yet-to-be-unveiled website, says new hires will be announced this week and that ­they're just as "stellar" as former Post stars John Harris and Jim VandeHei. "Our model is to have world-class political reporters who have established their own franchises," Ryan says, vowing to build "the ultimate political reporting website." The site is part of a multiplatform news service that includes The Capitol Leader, a beltway newspaper set to begin publication in January.

–Dan Gilgoff