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Rats! Donald Again

Cindi Cook | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Cindi Cook

For months, I have endured the television coverage of Donald Trump. And for months, I have gritted my teeth and dared to look at the screen, partly because, as a diehard Democrat, I feel the need to be informed, and partly because I want to make sure I'm actually hearing what I think I'm hearing.

Merrick Garland: Is John Kasich a Serous Candidate?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Kasich is always trying to show he is moderate and thoughtful. Yesterday CBS host John Dickerson asked John Kasich on Face the Nation: "As someone wh...

Trump, The Press, And How To Treat a Liar

Eric Boehlert | Posted 12.07.2016 | 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.

How The Democratic Debates Help Hillary Clinton

Alan Schroeder | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

For a highly disciplined candidate like Clinton, this most unpredictable of campaign exercises would appear to pose serious risk with minimal potential for reward.

CBS News Defends Democratic Debate Moderator After Claim Of 'Coordinating' With Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.13.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- CBS News defended Democratic debate moderator John Dickerson on Friday amid suggestions his advance meetings with campaigns to research th...

Looking Forward to Democratic Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The conditions seem perfect for a real political debate between two candidates who differ from each other on many key issues.

News for the Newsless: Snapchat Seeks to Become the Anti-Twitter for the Young and the Underinformed

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.02.2016 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Two years ago, then-CNN reporter Peter Hamby lamented the negative effect he believed Twitter and other social media were having on presidential campaign coverage.

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 "Face the N...

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...

John Dickerson Will Take Over 'Face The Nation'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.12.2015 | Media

John Dickerson will take over as host of "Face The Nation," the show announced on Sunday. Bob Schieffer, who has hosted the show since 1991, annou...

Make Your Selfies Mindful Instead Of Mindless

Posted 01.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It happens at concerts, on vacation and, apparently, at funerals. Even President Obama has been caught in the act. The selfie has reached total ubiqui...

Our Transformational President: A Mixed Legacy Thus Far

Glen Browder | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Regardless of how he originally defined his mission as a transformational leader, President Obama has yet to transform America, and there are serious questions about how he will be remembered in history.

Returning To Parenting After The Campaign Trail

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents

Written By John Dickerson for Slate During the presidential campaign I kept a list of questions for the candidates. "Are you wearing underwear?" w...

Does Obama Need to Really "Want It" to Be a Good Leader?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

There's a reason the current president promised to be "no-drama Obama." It's a promise he's delivered on, and that has served the country well. Those who want to know what a re-elected Obama is likely to do should not be distracted by his underwhelming recent performances. They should look back at his first-term record and note how consistent it is with his pragmatic and moderate personal character: an effective, but ultimately modest, balanced stimulus that's helped turn the economy around; the achievement, at long-last, of near-universal healthcare using an idea originating in conservative circles; the comeback of that emblem of American capitalism, the auto industry; winding down two wars and killing al Qaeda's leader in a bold but limited strike that deployed smart power rather than chest-thumping militarism; advancing and protecting reproductive and LGBT rights.

11 Complaints About Mitt Romney's Lack Of Vision

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The complaints from top conservative voices about Mitt Romney's lack of vision -- and news stories about the same -- have stacked up over the past two...

Gingrich Loses the Media Primary

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The rough media consensus today is that the Republican contest is, in fact, over. Gingrich is described not so much as a serious contender for the Republican nomination as he is an impediment to Romney's need to unify the party and focus on Barack Obama.

Grumpy Conservatives Survey Post-Iowa Scene

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The Pollyanna award goes to Ross Douthat of the New York Times, who thinks caucus-goers did themselves proud last night. "Presented with the weakest presidential field of any major party in a generation," he writes, "they made the best of a bad situation."