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Trump, The Press, And How To Treat a Liar

Eric Boehlert | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Eric Boehlert

There's nothing wrong, or incendiary, or biased about using "liar" when it's accurate. Even when the liar is today's GOP frontrunner. In fact, especially when the liar is a political frontrunner eying the White House.

Dr. Ben Carson: The Most Dangerous Man in Politics

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Carson's popularity among white and black conservatives is a dire threat to racial and social justice. Like Clarence Thomas and other black conservatives, Carson advances the myth that we live in a post-racist society.

CBS's 'Face the Nation' Nabs John Boehner Sunday Exclusive

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who announced plans Friday to resign next month from Congress, will appear live Sunday on ...

Money Cannot Be The God of Life: How CEO Pay Drives Inequality

Heather Gautney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.

John Dickerson Officially Takes Over As Host Of 'Face The Nation'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media

John Dickerson hosted his first show at the helm of 'Face The Nation' on Sunday. Longtime host Bob Schieffer retired last week after more than four de...

Journalist Bob Schieffer Retires

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

While the news business has changed dramatically over the past six decades, there is much for all journalists to learn from Bob Schieffer's remarkable career. He hosted presidents and world leaders. He asked tough questions, but was never confrontational. He never wanted to be the story; he just wanted to cover the news.

Jeb Bush Blames GOP Congress, Not His Brother, For Bush-Era Spending

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) suggested in an interview Sunday that the crux of responsibility for out-of-control spending in Washington during the...

Thank You, Mr. Schieffer

Michael Geheren | Posted 05.29.2015 | Media
Michael Geheren

I was washing my hands in the bathroom at the Newseum in Washington D.C. when I met CBS News' Bob Schieffer. I was so awkward and nervous. A broadcasting legend was next to me (an aspiring journalist) washing his hands and I had the opportunity to talk with him.

CBS News' Bob Schieffer Retiring Earlier Than Expected

AP | Posted 05.06.2015 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31. The veteran newsman, who announced...

CBS, You Already Have a Very Smart, Experienced, Talented Person to Replace Bob Schieffer at Face the Nation

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

Besides the fact that it is about time a woman took the helm at one of these Sunday morning shows that are hosted by men (women are more than 50% of the population!!), CBS has the perfect person right in front their eyes to take over at Face the Nation! Norah O'Donnell!

CBS News' Bob Schieffer Says It's Important To Leave While Still Ahead

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 06.10.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon-to-retire Bob Schieffer said Thursday it was important for him to be able to walk away from "Face the Nation" while he could st...

CBS News' Bob Schieffer To Retire This Summer

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.08.2015 | Media

Bob Schieffer, the legendary host of CBS News' political commentary show "Face The Nation" will retire this summer, ending 46 years at the network and...

Hillary Clinton Stumbles

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Hillary Clinton is rumored to be putting her campaign team together, and she may announce her intention to run for president sooner rather than later. However, her handling of the controversy over her use of private emails while at the State Department has exposed one of her great weaknesses: transparency.

Media Lessons From The Benghazi Charade

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.24.2015 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Apparently if the seventh investigation finds wrongdoing on the part of the administration, that's the one that will really matter? Sorry Fox News, but six strikes and you're out.

Christina Wilkie

Romney: Don't Rule Out Sending U.S. Troops To Fight Islamic State | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney on Sunday said the United States must remain open to sending U.S. troops to battle the Islamic State, something President Ba...

Crisis Management 101: Taking Responsibility for Your Mistakes

David Helfenbein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Now, with two years left in his own administration, and faced with a party change in the Senate, did President Obama take a page from the crisis management handbook as well?

Boots Are on the Ground

Terri Barnes | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Terri Barnes

When the Secretary of Defense reiterates "no boots on the ground," military families don't breathe a sigh of relief alongside the rest of America. We know too much. Whether the Pentagon calls it a combat mission or boots on the ground won't matter much to those doing the job and wearing the boots.

America's Fastest Growing Racial Group Is Rarely Ever Mentioned On Sunday Shows

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.01.2014 | Media

Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. -- but you'd never know it from watching the nation's Sunday talk shows. A new r...

Talking on Sunshine; WX GEEKS, the Weather Channel's New Sunday Show

Julia LeStage | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Julia LeStage

All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.

Bob Schieffer's Startling Comments About Gaza

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media

Sometimes it seems as though there are two versions of CBS's Bob Schieffer. One is the avuncular, low-key host of "Face the Nation" who rarely makes w...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Gets More Air Time On Some TV News Shows | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– So far, 2014 has seen a renewed interest in climate change on the Sunday morning political talk shows. In just the first six months of...

Bob Schieffer Is Not A Big Fan Of Selfies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media

The selfie craze has maybe gotten a bit out of hand, according to Bob Schieffer. The CBS News host warned viewers on Sunday's "Face the Nation" th...

Environmental Justice and the "Science" of Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I ask, though, how "free" are we now as mining, oil and lumber companies lobby to exploit the land, and as legislators grant corporations enormous tax breaks and subsidies?

What's Wrong With Meet The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.21.2014 | Media
Chris Weigant

There is absolutely no danger of Meet The Press being cancelled. The show will go on. Sooner or later, though -- after exhausting all possible format gimmicks -- the higher-ups at NBC may finally realize they chose the wrong guy to host it when Russert died.

Jason Linkins

America Is Well On Its Way To Tuning Out The Sunday Shows | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Last week, Jonathan Bernstein, writing in Bloomberg View, issued a plea to America: stop watching the Sunday morning political blatherskite shows. I'v...