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Dan Balz

Washington Post Gives Nation a Look at Illinois' 'Family Feud'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

I would imagine all of this Democratic in-fighting comes as a big surprise to most Washington Post readers, who know Illinois mainly as a state so blue that presidential candidates don't bother campaigning here.

Romney On 47 Percent: 'Actually, I Didn't Say That'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

His infamous 47 percent remarks were taken out of context, Mitt Romney told The Washington Post's Dan Balz in an interview published Sunday. Asked ...

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry's Very Awkward Bathroom Break | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Most people remember Texas Gov. Rick Perry's most famous debate mishap: that time when he could not come up with a third government agency to scuttle ...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Voted Against Mitt Romney Running For President In Family Poll | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the Christmas break of 2010, Mitt Romney and his family took an internal poll on whether he should run for president once more. Twe...

Michael Calderone

Why Do Journalists Still Flock To Conventions? | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the morning of Aug. 30, Sheelah Kolhatkar, a features editor and national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, made her way...

Michael Calderone

Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presiden...

Michael Calderone

Behind The 2012 News (And Noise) Cycle | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media

Last week, Jon Ralston, a veteran Las Vegas Sun columnist, dared reporters to ignore Donald Trump's unveiling of his presidential endorsement -- with ...

Michael Calderone

Media Awards Romney New Hampshire Victory Before Votes Counted | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Politico's Mike Allen sounded a bit existential Monday night during a media panel at Saint Anselm College. "Why are we here?" he a...

Michael Calderone

Political Reporters Caught In Iowa Media Crush | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following days of saturation caucus coverage, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz was reminded Monday of a fortune cookie...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Looks Back To Improve Future | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post newsroom has changed dramatically in recent years, with hundreds of staffers leaving in a series of buyouts and numero...

Michael Calderone

Team Obama Hits The Airwaves | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.09.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Two top campaign advisers to President Barack Obama hit the media circuit this week to help shape a general election narrative against pot...

Michael Calderone

Why Mitt Romney's Bypassing National Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.30.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When a group of national political reporters arrived at Mitt Romney's New Hampshire summer house in July 2010 for an off-the-record barbec...

Michael Calderone

Exclusive: Washington Post's Dan Balz In Talks With Reuters | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.24.2011 | Media

Washington Post political reporter Dan Balz is considering leaving the paper after more than three decades on staff. Balz is currently in talks wit...

Violent Rhetoric and Media False Balance

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

Yes, there are people who called Bush a "modern Hitler," or believed he had some role in the 9/11 attacks. Those people are generally not given talkshows, and cannot be found in positions of power in the Democratic Party.

Why hasn't Hickenlooper touted Bennet more? (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

So, maybe there was little to be gained by Hickenlooper, who's running for governor of Colorado, making an endorsement in a contested Democratic Senate primary. But that didn't stop the ENTIRE Democratic Colorado congressional delegation from backing Bennet.

Misleading Denver Post Story Spreads to Washington Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

A March 28 Denver Post article included a misleading anecdote that unfortunately has now spread to the Washington Post.

Washington Post: Colorado Indicative Of Democrats' National Struggles

Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER In 2008, Colorado became a symbol of the changing politics in a region once firmly in Republican hands -- and also of the grass-roots power an...

The "Government Take-Over" Isn't About the Public Option

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Even if the public option weren't part of the Obama reform plan, the Right would still be screaming about a "government take-over" as loudly as it is now.

Dan Balz: Pelosi's Comments Raise Interrogation Debate to New Level

Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But in attempting to defend herself, Pelosi took the remarkable step of trying to shift the focus of blame to the CIA and the Bush administration, cla...

The Torture Moment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the kind of country we are. It is a test of our courage and our convictions. So far, the media are not getting high marks.

Publishers Racing To Deliver Election Books

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now that President-elect Barack Obama has won the election, the race is already under way among book publishers to examine the historic campaign. Pol...

Sunday Watch 10-12-08: In Which False Equivalency Struts Its Fraudulent Stuff

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

Once again, Brokaw's round table was a liberal-free zone. He concluded with the idiotic prediction game, John McLaughlin's gift to the game-show-as-phony-sophistication genre.

Advice for Obama: Listen to Mark Twain

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The problem with the word "change" is that it's soft and vague -- and that's how too many blue collar and undecided voters perceive Obama.