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Bob Schieffer: Catholic Church Has More Than A PR Problem

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Easter Sunday, the Catholic Church faces more scandal surrounding sexual abuse of children by church officials. On CBS's "Face the Nation," host ...

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

McCain To Oppose Bernanke Reconfirmation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE -- January 25, 1:30 PM ET: Sen. John McCain has made his opposition to Ben Bernanke's reconfirmation official. Here's the statement from his of...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Osborne

In the end, Reid doesn't need 60 votes, and the stronger the public option the less reform costs. These two realities need to be repeated until they penetrate the debate.

Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media In 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's New Year's Eve, that time of year when you toss aside your better instincts and succumb to America's need for Contemplative Listicles that Explai...

Bob Schieffer To Tiger Woods: Stop Whining (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a "commentary" portion of Sunday's "Face the Nation," host Bob Schieffer scolded Tiger Woods for "still complaining about being put upon, about bei...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Critiques Obama With "Expert" Panel Of Five Republicans, Two Dems | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Washington Post on Tuesday called in a panel of "experts" to weigh in on President Barack Obama's attempt at the Modified, Limited Ginsburg over t...

Jason Linkins

The Best And The Worst Of Obama's Speed-Date With The Sunday News Anchors | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This Sunday, as you are no doubt aware, President Obama invited State Of The Union, Face The Nation, Meet The Press, This Week, and NOT FOX NEWS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES into the White House to attempt "The Full Ginsburg", which is a term given to anyone who attempts to appear on all five Sunday morning political shows.

If Lewis Black Can't Get Proper Health Insurance, Can You? (VIDEO)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Blaise Zerega

Walter Cronkite and the Player Piano

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Ocamb

Cronkite was so important because he was about the only person in this intensely divided America that both sides could trust. He was our no-frills common bond.

A Tale of Two Houses: Congress Debates the Peace Corps

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laurence Leamer

Sen. Leahy detailed how, during the Bush years, the Peace Corps had arrogantly ignored his repeated requests for information. I told him it was a new administration and a new time, but that didn't seem to matter.

Strong Enforcement of Weak Gun Laws? Not Enough

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dennis A. Henigan

Even if we could improve enforcement of existing laws, should improved enforcement be the sum total of our national policy toward gun crime?

Jason Linkins

Cheney V. Cheney On How To Pronounce "Cheney" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OH NOES! On this "Day Of Assessing The Fallout" of yesterday's "Day Of Cheney Straight Up Givin' A Speech The Same Day As Obama, IT'S ON!" I nearly f...

David Gregory's "Meet The Press" Ratings Hit New Low — The Sunday Morning Horse Race Is On

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If the Sunday morning TV throne is empty, then the race for the crown is on. NBC's "Meet the Press" suffered its lowest ratings since David Gregory...

Cheney and Torture: The Buck Stops...Where?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rick Horowitz

On those questions, Cheney leaves us -- yet again -- in the dark. But we're certainly free to wonder: What did George Bush know, and how well did he know it?

Jason Linkins

Bob Schieffer Raps David Souter For His Dislike Of Washington (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It didn't inflame as quickly or resonate as deeply as some of those standout moments that occurred in his conversation with Dick Cheney, but Bob Schie...

Specter: Jack Kemp's Death May Have Been Caused By GOP Priorities

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sen. Arlen Specter went on CBS News' "Face The Nation" with Bob Schieffer on Sunday to discuss his recent switch to the Democratic Party. Asked whe...

Sunday Morning Still Searching For Successor To Russert's Throne: Will It Be Stephanopoulos?

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"The throne is empty." So said "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, meaning that there has been no successor as the king of Sunday morning televisio...

Obama: "I've Strained Some Friendships" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No one ever said being president was fun, or for that matter good for one's popularity. As Bob Schieffer reminded President Obama during their chat on...

Obama "Face The Nation" Interview: CEOs Need To "Show Some Restraint"

CBS News | Michelle Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama told Bob Schieffer Friday that he has no illusions about how difficult the task of securing Afghanistan and Pakistan from Al Qaeda inf...

What One Learns from Politicos Who Watch Movies...

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Clemons

Lindsey Graham hosted a movie night a couple of years ago and his selection was Seven Days in May. Other hosts were Jane Harman and Susan Collins who picked Thelma and Louise.

"Face The Nation" Lands First Interview With VP Biden

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CBS News chief Washington correspondent and Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer has landed an exclusive interview with Vice President Joseph Biden. The...

Cheney's Legacy Project and the Return of the Media Cringe

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

Do the producers of the Sunday political shows think it's presumptuous to submit high officials to the kind of grilling they brag about when senators or other lesser beings undergo it?

Jason Linkins

CBS' Schieffer: Powell "Saying Aloud What A Lot Of Republicans...Saying Privately" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the wake of Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, conservative critics offered some pushback on the General's decision, with several, most no...

McCain Plan: Repeal Arithmetic

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert S. McElvaine

John McCain's promise to balance the budget is Voodoo Squared. But to understand what that means, someone has to understand enough simple mathematics to know what "squared" means.