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Confessions of a Lowbrow

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

I like Oprah not Opera. Country not Classical. I prefer Silence to any Music at all. I choose Breakfast at Tiffany's over My Dinner With Andre. I'm a...

WATCH: Arianna Discusses The Challenges Of Obama's Second Term

Huff TV | Posted 03.17.2013 | Media
Huff TV

On Tuesday, Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss The Huffington Post's new reporting series, "The Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Ch...

Race to the Bottom

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

I had my first sit-down with Barack Obama in his Senate office. The sun was streaming in. He came around from behind his desk with that beaming smile, his tie loosened. He sat in a deep chair, his feet up on the coffee table. I was taken with his confidence, talent, grasp of the issues and buoyant charm: the real deal. That was early in 2007. Later that year I sat down with Mitt Romney on the Republican primary-season campaign trail. I had interviewed him years earlier, at his suburban Boston home. He hadn't changed a bit: chilly smile, wary but gracious, well informed, a mix of a steely mind, ferocious ambition and earnest Mormon good will: a class act. Today I ask: where did those two men go? Or were they mirages? The way both have campaigned this year makes me wonder. Is there something about the presidency -- or the pursuit of it -- that attacks the character of men and women under its spell?

Race To The Bottom

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

It has been a good ol' American war over Who Gets What.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Huffington & Matalin on Mitt's Do-or-Die Debate in Denver

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Arianna and Mary differ on Obama's new lead and preview the first debate: Arianna thinks Romney needs to surprise us with humor and details while Mary suggests a Q for Obama.

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

I Get Breathing Lessons At HuffPost Oasis, Then A Shouting Match On 'Hardball'

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

So first I got soothing breathing lessons. Then I got into a televised shouting match on "Hardball." I'm not sure whether there is a relationship between the two events. Maybe New Age therapy made me do it. Here's the story.

WATCH: What Do You Think Of The Political Media?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and BuzzFeed's Ben Smith sat down on HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss a recent poll that found a staggering ...

Rush Limbaugh Has Had It With Me

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

I have news to report: Rush Limbaugh has finally had it with me. He has decided that I'm rooting for America's decline and that I'm a part of President Barack Obama's "crop of Democrats." None of that is true, but it's worth recounting how Rush and I got to this point.

Huff Post's 'Cover the Conventions' Contest: Some Sample Submissions

Laura Paull | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Laura Paull

You read the news. Or watch, or listen to it. Maybe you sometimes think: I could do that!

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Obama's Low Approval Numbers On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman, along with MSNBC Analyst Richard Wolffe, appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss Pre...

Joe Biden Hits His Stride -- A Midterm Report Card With Q&A

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Despite the latest rumors of replacement on the 2012 ticket, Joe Biden is having the time of his life -- and he's had a lot of times.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Talks Romney On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's performance at Monday night's GOP presidential deba...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Gingrich's Staff Resignations

Huff TV | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss the recent resignations of multiple senior campaign aid...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Mitt Romney's Campaign

Huff TV | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Monday on MSNBC's 'The Rachel Maddow Show' to discuss the 2012 GOP presidential field. Mitt Romney was the focus of...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Palin, Romney On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's announcement that he is running for pre...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Sarah Palin On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Sarah Palin's bus tour. When asked by Matthews if Palin is going...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses GOP Governors On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday night on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss the falling popularity of Republican governors ...

Newark's Story -- and Ours

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2011 | Media
Howard Fineman

This was a quiet, do-it-yourself ceremony: eight reporters and editors hunched over laptops in the Newark Public Library, launching two websites designed to bring cutting-edge, digital local journalism to Newark.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Newt Gingrich On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Newt Gingrich. Matthews brought up Gingrich's recent ...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Obama's Past Week

Huff TV | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Monday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss President Obama's past week. Regarding the death of Os...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Donald Trump On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball' alongside The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson to discuss Donald Trump and the 2012 ...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses The Politics Of A Government Shutdown

Huff TV | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' Wednesday night to discuss the politics of a government shutdown. "I th...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Pawlenty And Bachmann On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman appeared Monday night on 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell.' Fineman spoke about Tim Pawlenty's video respo...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses The GOP Presidential Contest On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman sat down with Lawrence O'Donnell on Monday to discuss the Republicans likely to seek the GOP Presidential nomination. Fineman explaine...