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Clinton/Trump: One Likes Facts, The Other Figures

Mark Green | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgThe first debate not a knockdown but a wipeout, Bob Shrum & Ron Christie agree. On tax returns, birther-ism. interruptions & Machado, says Shrum, "Hillary killed him and Trump committed suicide." Can Trump now prepare better and stop obsessing about the weight of a beauty queen? Fat chance.

What Did Nominees Learn From Comm-In-Chief Forum (Other Than Lauer Lost)?

Mark Green | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgBefore "deplorables" and pneumonia, Shrum & Frum discuss who gained and learned the most from the NBC Forum (seen by 14 million) before the first Debate in two weeks (70 million). Agreement: Trump is nearly "unfactcheckable" given his niagara of lies while Clinton has to get off defensive and tell swing Rs that he's too dangerous.

INFLECTION WEEK: Donald's Decline Begins After Exposed As a Racist Cheat Unfit for Duty

Mark Green | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgTrue, all pundits mis-overestimated the Republican base. But as the General Election de facto now begins, Shrum & Frum discuss Trump's cumulative "Joseph Welch" moment due to four re-enforcing events: Clinton's pounding, Trump U fraud of average people, attack on a "Mexican" judge, and media shift from complicit to critical. Then: We analyze trends and odds for anticipating Nov 8. And is an implosion more likely than a comeback?

HRC: Here We Go Again

Stampp Corbin | Posted 03.26.2017 | Queer Voices
Stampp Corbin

This week, the Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk for reelection over Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth. Many in the community are outraged, but we have been here before, and unfortunately, I actively participated.

Frum-Shrum Predictions After Bibi's Words, Hillary's Emails, SCOTUS's Obamacare Argument

Mark Green | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Two leading authors and media mavens predict a) an Iranian nuc deal that Obama enforces without Congress and b) the Court will not overthrow Obamacare on a technicality. But they clash on Billary's money and emails: Frum thinks voters should care while Bob predicts they won't and shouldn't.

Bobby Shriver - Chamber Made

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Because Richard Nixon earned the reputation as "Tricky Dick" and was later associated with the Watergate scandal, many Americans mistakenly believe that Republicans have a monopoly on dirty tricks. They don't.

Will ACA Late Surge Dismay GOP Fans?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Bob Shrum and Torie Clarke diagnose Obamacare on April deadline. Growing from six enrollees on website's first day to nearly seven million now, is the biggest comeback since Kentucky, down 31, beat LSU by 2 in 1994?

BOTH SIDES NOW: Matalin-Reagan Debate if Christie and O'Reilly Should Be Flagged for Unnecessary Roughness?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Has Christie crossed a line that's presidentially disqualifying and O'Reilly misused a sporting event to peddle crackpot conspiracies? And if conservatives like choice for markets and schools, why not for balancing health care, work and family?

Both Sides Now: 'Pickett's Charge' as GOP Votes 42 Times Against Obamacare But Zero on Guns

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Erickson debate why the GOP House votes repeatedly to defund Obamacare but not once to defend people from nuts with guns. While Erick scoffs at diplomacy deterring Iranian nukes, Bob thinks that bipartisan sanctions and Obama's Syrian saber-rattling are working.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Shift From 'Tough' to 'Smart' on Crime After Holder & Scheindlin?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgFor decades pols pushed a "tough on crime" agenda that swelled prisons and angered communities of color. Shrum & Cosby debate last week's breakthrough decisions on drugs and frisks as Bloomberg throws both a dart and a fit.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Sex, Substance and Spitzer

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Reagan debate why some survive scandal (Jefferson, Clinton) while others don't (Hart, Edwards). And there's unanimity that Morsi ouster is least worst option for Egypt, U.S., Democracy. And: Can Hillary be too old if Dutch wasn't?

Michael Calderone

How The Romney Campaign Bashes And Exploits The Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday afternoon, the Romney campaign reportedly turned on the press. By Sunday evening, the Romney campaign turned to the press in o...

Jon Ward

Democrats Pounce On Evidence That Attacks On Romney's Bain Career Are Working | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS –- Democrats seized on a new poll of battleground states Thursday that indicated the Obama campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's private eq...

Sam Stein

2010 Campaign Off With A Bang | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt announcements from Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) that they will not seek re-election in 2010 signaled the beginning ...

Jason Linkins

Scarborough, Shrum Battle Over Obama's Spending (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bob Shrum was a guest on Monday's edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, participating in a discussion that soon trailed off into something of a shoutfest. ...

Sam Stein

Gregg: Obama Never Could Get GOP Support On Stimulus (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing on CNBC the day after he abruptly withdrew his nomination for Commerce Secretary, Sen. Judd Gregg made a rather blunt admission about the pa...

Bob Shrum On Biden: "I Wish We'd Run With Him In 2000 Or 2004"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bob Shrum threw former Democratic VP candidates under the bus on Tuesday when he said he wishes Democrats had run with Biden as VP in 2000 and 2004. A...

The Winner of Debate II? "That One"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At the end of the debate, Brokaw asked McCain to get out of the way of his Teleprompter. He might as well have been speaking on behalf of the future: Senator McCain can you please get out of the way so we can get on with it?

McCain's Mudslide Continues

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

If the question of the first debate was whether Obama would pass the threshold on national security (he did), the reality of this debate is that McCain didn't pass the threshold on the economy.

Sam Stein

Shrum And Begala On Obama's Next Bailout Move | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With members of Congress, President Bush and John McCain each taking various amounts of blame for the failure to pass a financial bailout package, a q...

7 Days in America: Obama Passed the 'Commander in Chief' Test But McCain Didn't Pass the 'Economist in Chief' Test: with Huffington, Shrum, Galbraith & Green

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Arianna, Bob, Jamie and Mark discuss the presidential debate. Who won? Who was best on the economy? How can they improve their performances next time?

We Now Know Who the Next President Will Be

Robert Shrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Shrum

Tonight I think we know who the next President will be. McCain kept repeating that Obama doesn't "understand." But he clearly did. McCain made up no ground.

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.

After Brain Surgery, He's Still The Same Old Robert Novak

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

His latest column shows that while Novak can be exceedingly gracious to people who helped him through his ordeal, he can still be spiteful and deceptive when it comes to those he doesn't like.

Kerry Disregards Bob Shrum Book: "Ridiculous Waste Of Time"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning on ABC's This Week, Sen. John Kerry was pressed to respond to a report from Bob Shrum, a senior adviser to Kerry in his 2004 presidential...