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Game Change

Apologizing Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

The death last week of Erich Segal reminded the world of Love Story, his 1969 mega-selling book, and the blockbuster 1970 movie of the same name, for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay.

Reading In Public: They're Not The Big New Bestsellers You'd Expect (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every so often we gather observations from around the country of what people are reading in public. What people were reading in the fall is a bit diff...

Assigning Value to Race: The Reid-Matthews Dilemma

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

With their racially charged comments, Chris Matthews and Harry Reid innocently exposed personal perspectives erroneously characterized as indicative of the views of most Americans.

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Now Just Telling People He's 'Dumb' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Apparently, last night's State of the Union address just didn't CHANGE enough GAME for poor, old Time magazine Photoshop blogger Mark Halperin, who we...

Game Change -- Sexism at its Worst

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

If this is where we are in 2010 when it comes to permissible portrayals of women, I may have to live to be 237 before we're treated with even a modicum of respect.

Sarah Palin And John McCain Will Campaign Together Again

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Sarah Palin and Sen. John McCain plan to campaign together again. The Arizona Republican announced Wednesday that the former Alaska go...

Come Back, Bob Woodward. Save Us From Game Change Journalism

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Given the choice between Woodward's consistently serious, albeit flawed books -- which always carry with them an air of professionalism and class -- v...

Will Apple's iTablet Cut Amazon Out Of The eBook Market?

The Wall Street Journal | Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HarperCollins Publishers is negotiating with Apple Inc. to make electronic books available for the introduction of a new tablet device from Apple, acc...

Is Harry Reid a Racist?

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Is Harry Reid is a racist? And if so, aren't Democrats both awful people and hypocrites for allowing him to be a top member of their party?

Sarah Palin's Bewitching of John McCain

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

What magic spell has Sarah Palin cast over John McCain? Since bringing her on board as his vice presidential running mate on that fateful summer night in August 2008, he has been like a man possessed.

'Game Change' Book Out Of Stock, Unavailable

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — The country's hottest book is also hard to find. "Game Change," an insider account of the 2008 presidential election written by John...

The Content of Senator Reid's Character

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

It is important that we do not judge Senator Reid solely by his words, but more importantly, by the content of his character.

Access and Stenographic Journalism in the Obama Era

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

The results of the Bush era are obvious -- it was the triumph of the stenographic model. With the Obama administration, is the same dynamic at play?

Game Change: Schumer Tried To Stab Hillary Clinton In The Back

New York Daily News | By Michael Mcauliff and Kenneth R. Bazinet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton and her campaign insiders don't believe reports that Sen. Chuck Schumer stabbed her in the back - despite reports in a blockbuster boo...

'Game Change' Author John Heilemann On Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

John Heilemann, co-author of the new and immediate bestseller "Game Change," spoke to Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report last night. He refuted Col...

Harry Reid: Holding the Senate Majority Leader Accountable

Ben Fractenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Fractenberg

We have come a long way since the Civil Rights movement. But we still have a long way to go. Holding people accountable for using outdated terminology will help ensure we keep moving in the right direction.

Jason Linkins

Could A Blogger Have Gotten Away With Game Change? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Would someone with nothing more than their own online shingle be able to get away with what Halperin and Heilemann have done without facing a storm of criticism and excoriation?

Bill Clinton's Mistress: The Story That Never Was

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mayhill Fowler

I can't wait to read Game Change, Mark Halperin's and John Heilemann's salacious new book about the 2008 presidential race, because they apparently rush in where I feared to tread when I was there.

Harry Reid's Remarks About Obama from 'Game Change'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to slam the book shut Monday on a controversy stemming from remarks about President Barack...

The Last Clinton Melodrama? (And Other Sensationalist Game Change Gossip)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Game Change is interesting, but there's not much in it that wasn't already known. It's not a strong analytical book.

Jason Linkins

'Game Change' Holds Out Women For Particular Contempt | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'll just note with sadness that maybe the political press is just better suited to grappling with gossip than with complex issues that affect the lives of millions of Americans.

The True Character of Hillary Clinton

Joe Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Scarborough

What I saw throughout Hillary's 2008 campaign was a candidate who kept fighting back even after being badly wounded in Iowa, negligently served by her staff and treated miserably by the press.

To Heilemann, Halperin and Politico: I'll Proudly Defend Hillary Clinton, On the Record

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

It's important to state for the record, contra Game Change or at least Politico's interpretation of the book, that if anything, Hillary's campaign let her down, not the reverse.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From the political to the philosophical, here are some of the reviews you may have missed this weekend: "Game Change" John Heilemann and Mark Halperi...

Bill Clinton To Ted Kennedy: 'A Few Years Ago, [Obama] Would Have Been Getting Us Coffee | JONATHAN MARTIN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

--In lobbying the late Sen. Edward Kennedy to endorse his wife, former President Clinton angered the liberal icon by belittling Obama. Telling a frien...