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MSNBC Names Ari Melber Chief Legal Correspondent

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media

"The Cycle" co-host Ari Melber has been named MSNBC's chief legal correspondent, the network confirmed with The Huffington Post on Wednesday. Melbe...

GOP Leaders Are Basically Batman Villains Now

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.17.2013 | Comedy

Ari Melber of MSNBC's "The Cycle" did a stunningly accurate job explaining how the government shutdown is exactly like Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knigh...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Did Obama's Talks Move Opinion on Race and Growth?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg One week, two big talks from our Educator-in-Chief: "I'm Trayvon" and "Middle-Out vs. Trickle-Down" economics. Despite Carlos Danger and Baby George, can Obama's reframing change minds long-term?

How Youth Can Change Washington: Getting Young People Excited and Active

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, The Nation's Ari Melber asks the panel--HuffPost...

Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.

Gov 2.0 at Ogilvy DC

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Yesterday we had the great honor of hosting an amazing panel of speakers at our Ogilvy DC office to discuss Gov 2.0. An intrepid audience was not dau...

Insights from Ogilvy 360 DI Gov 2.0 Exchange Panelists

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

What is Gov 2.0? What are some of the trends and opportunities in this space? What are some of the exciting break throughs? How can an organization...

White House to Obama Activists: Let Them Eat (Birthday) Cake

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is one of the enduring yet neglected mysteries of Obama's first term. Why hasn't the massive, record-breaking volunteer and fundraising apparatus built during the 2008 Obama campaign exerted more influence in Washington?

Reid's Problem Isn't Nevada

Ross K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross K. Baker

The last person senators want as their spokesman or spokeswoman is a star. Why else would GOP senators have chosen McConnell?

Afghanistan vs. White House Crashers: Putting Our Priorities in Place

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

If anything can be said about the week in media, it was that Americans put their priorities where their mouths are: gabbing on and on about the frivolous alongside the deeply serious.

Arianna: Pat Robertson Gives Religion A Bad Name With His Disaster Comments

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Huff TV

Arianna joined The Nation's Ari Melber and former evangelist Frank Schaeffer on The Joy Behar Show Thursday. The panel weighed in on evangelist Pat Ro...

Bloggers Back Obama's Agenda, Not His Strategy (From Netroots Nation)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Netroots Nation also drew a rather unlikely guest: Arlen Specter, the resilient, 79-year-old pol who has now managed to seriously rile the base of both political parties.

Obama Courts Disaster With New Detention Plan

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama administration is rushing towards a unilateral plan to imprison people without trial. The proposal would cut Congress out of the process by using an executive order to essentially bring Gitmo stateside.

Ask the President

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

Barack Obama's pledged to make his administration "the most open and transparent in history." This week we are launching a new project to continue that effort: "Ask the President."

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

McCain Undone By Affect And Temperament
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...

Cancer Expert Discusses Dangers of McCain's Health Record Secrecy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

McCain is the most public of public figures right now. We have the right to know about his health history because it could interfere with his ability to lead and become a national security issue.

Nervous Dems Give Obama Stupid and Redundant Advice

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

No matter how the Democrats are doing, it seems, their top strategists and party elders spend September publicly "worrying" that they look weak -- which is weak.

McCain Camp Lies Discussed On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On MSNBC yesterday, The Nation's Ari Melber tried to get former George W. Bush aide Brad Blakeman to admit that John McCain's ad accusing Barack Obama...

New Obama Ad Rebuts Palin Pick

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

From The Nation. The Obama campaign released a new, national cable ad on Saturday responding to John McCain's decision to tap Sarah Palin as his runn...

Obama's Clinton Bounce in Denver

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Hillary's convention speech definitely fell short on detailing a personal case for Obama as the right person for the job. That's the core issue for the remaining voters.

Netroots Nation Diggs Pelosi, Tubes Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Three years ago, web activists were undeniable outcasts in Democratic politics and no bar outside of Berkeley could spell "netroots." Now, the movement has an open line to every player in the party.

The War Pundits: Sam Power, McJoan, Danner, Mitchell

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.