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Danny Shea
Danny Shea is the Editorial Director of The Huffington Post. Previously, he was the Editorial Director of HuffPost Live as well as the site's Media Editor. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Entries by Danny Shea

Deepak Chopra Takes Shot At Donald Trump

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 10:37 PM

Spiritual leader and Super Genes author Deepak Chopra joined HuffPost Rise recently and said the biggest solution happening in the world is "the quick uprooting of Donald Trump's career."

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UNITE To Face Addiction Concert Livestream

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2015 | 5:12 PM

Watch live as Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, The Fray, Jason Isbell, Aloe Blacc, John Rzeznik and more perform in Washington, D.C. as part of the UNITE to Face Addiction rally and...

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Who Could Replace Brian Williams At 'NBC Nightly News'?

(585) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 3:58 PM

NEW YORK -- When NBC News recently celebrated Brian Williams’ decade behind the “Nightly News” anchor desk, the network went with the tagline: “He’s been there. He’ll be there.”

But where he's been is now in question. And so is where he'll be.

Williams' career began to unravel this...

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Pussy Riot Visits Jailed Occupy Protester Cecily McMillan At Rikers Island

(28) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Two punk rock musicians made famous by their time in Russian prisons visited another activist behind bars on Friday, this time in New York City.

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova visited Cecily McMillan, the Occupy Wall Street protester convicted Monday of second-degree assault for an incident in which...

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Here's The 1993 Woody Allen Custody Ruling In Its Damning, Detailed Entirety

(903) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 2:48 PM

The Huffington Post has obtained the 1993 court ruling denying Woody Allen custody of his three children with Mia Farrow. The ruling, which has been referenced often but has not yet appeared in full online, sheds some light on several questions surrounding Dylan Farrow's allegations that Allen molested her when...

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Princeton Meningitis Patient, Michael Moorin, Describes Experience: 'Excruciating' (VIDEO)

(93) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 6:33 PM

Michael Moorin, one of the seven confirmed cases of meningitis on Princeton's campus, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to share his experience with the disease.

Moorin, a sophomore at the university, told HuffPost Live host Mike Sacks that he contracted the disease over the summer while studying abroad in Greece.


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Alan Grayson: Government Shutdown 'Sadistic' (VIDEO)

(1043) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 4:08 PM

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to react to the government shutdown, calling the Republican Party willingness to shut the government down in an attempt to block access to health care "sadistic."

Grayson called the shutdown "an unconstitutional method of repealing an existing law."

HuffPost Live host

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Colin Powell Worried U.S. Got Steamrolled Into Iraq War, Calls Out Dick Cheney: Documentary (VIDEO)

(2337) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 10:02 PM

In a new documentary airing Monday on the National Geographic Channel, former Secretary of State Colin Powell opens up about the U.S. invasion of Iraq and claims that he warned President Bush that the U.S. was being steamrolled into war. In the clip from National Geographic's "America vs. Iraq," which...

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Syria ER: Inside Syria's Medical Crisis (VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 8:45 AM

As war rages in Syria, the country is facing a medical crisis: hospitals have closed, doctors have fled and there is a drastic shortage of medical supplies on the ground. A group of American doctors recently traveled to Syria and came back to share their stories with Syria...

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Abby Huntsman Joining 'The Cycle' On MSNBC (VIDEO)

(342) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 3:20 PM

HuffPost Live host and producer Abby Huntsman revealed Wednesday that she's joining MSNBC's "The Cycle."

Huntsman, who was one of HuffPost Live's original host/producers, will join co-hosts Krystal Ball, Ari Melber, and Toure as of July 29. The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Jon Hunstman, Huntsman announced...

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Chris Kluwe: 'Definitely' Gay NFL Players Already, 'Somebody Will Come Out Eventually' (VIDEO)

(339) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 4:45 PM

NFL player and straight LGBT ally Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that "there are definitely gay NFL players" and predicted that "someone is going to come out eventually."

The Oakland Raiders punter, whose new book Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies is out this week, told HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill...

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Jesse Friedman, Wife Elisabeth Walsh Assert Innocence: 'Blatant Lies' (VIDEO)

(82) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Convicted sex offender Jesse Friedman and his wife Elisabeth Walsh joined HuffPost Live Tuesday, just one day after it was announced that his conviction in a 1980s sex abuse scandal would not be overturned.

"I never sexually abused anybody, ever, in any way," Friedman said. "Never, ever. I never saw...

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Norm Ornstein: Mitch McConnell Spat 'A Hoot,' At Least His Wife Is Nice (VIDEO)

(1086) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Centrist political pundit Norm Ornstein found himself at the center of a spat with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday, as McConnell sparred with him at the American Enterprise Institute. McConnell described Ornstein as "a good, old-fashioned, far-left guy" and said he has "been consistently wrong on almost...

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Chris Christie: Special Election Consolidation 'Not Happening' (VIDEO)

(187) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 4:48 PM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said in no uncertain terms Friday that he will not be consolidating the special election to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the general November election.

"It's not happening," Christie bluntly told HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff at the Points of Light...

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Valerie Plame: Edward Snowden Deserves Thanks, 'Will Be Abused,' Clapper Should Resign (VIDEO)

(4182) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame said Wednesday that she views NSA leaker Edward Snowden as neither a hero nor a traitor, but that Americans should be grateful that he brought the conversation about liberty and security to the national forefront.

"I don't think [Snowden's] a hero, I don't condone what...

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Howard Fineman: Michele Bachmann Has A Point On Syria (VIDEO)

(525) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 7:40 PM

HuffPost Media Group Editorial Director Howard Fineman didn't have kind words for Michele Bachmann when it came to her feud with Karl Rove, but he admitted that she's "got a point" in her recent criticism of the Obama administration's decision to arm Syrian rebels.

Bachmann told...

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Valerie Jarrett: Eric Holder 'Will Be In His Position For Quite A While' (VIDEO)

(615) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 2:35 PM

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett offered a full endorsement of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday, telling HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill that Holder "will be in his position for quite a while."

Appearing from The Huffington Post's first ever women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money...

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Simon Doonan Clarifies Michelle Obama Not 'Chic' Comments, Praises Her Style, Intelligence, Warmth (VIDEO)

(273) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 1:16 PM

Simon Doonan says his comments that Michelle Obama is not "chic" were taken out of context -- and he says he doesn't think "chic" is a word she'd want to be called, anyway.

Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large at Barneys, joined HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps Thursday and...

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Roger Ailes Thinks People Hate Him 'Because I'm Fat', And 12 More Fun Facts From Jonathan Alter's The Center Holds (VIDEO)

(1194) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 5:47 PM

Bloomberg View columnist and NBC News contributor Jonathan Alter joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his new book, The Center Holds: Obama And His Enemies. One such enemy, who gets a lot of ink in the book, is Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

Watch Alter discuss...

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Sofia Vergara: Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis 'Brought Me Down To Earth' (VIDEO)

(15) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 4:30 PM

Sofia Vergara joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and opened up about her battle with thyroid cancer, which left her without a thyroid and inspired her to become an advocate for hypothyroidism awareness.

Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000 and is now the face of the Follow The...

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