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Jason Linkins

Who Would Have Thought That 'Dick' Would Put Mark Halperin In The Box? | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.30.2011 | Media

I have to say, I've always wondered what it might take for high-profile political pundit Mark Halperin to, say, get "indefinitely suspended from MSNBC" or otherwise find himself on the outs with the people who mass-produce political punditry. And now we know!

Mark Halperin SUSPENDED For Calling Obama 'D*ck' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Media

Mark Halperin has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC for calling President Obama a "dick" live on air. The suspension came just hours after Halpe...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Wacky Pataki | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Time's Mike Murphy has some things to say about George Pataki. (Pataki was once the governor of New York, remember? And he has been making infrequ...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Makes An Omission | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

It looks like it's all been all but decided that part of the important work of political touts circa April 2011 is to reckon why no Republicans seem t...

Julianne Moore Cast As Sarah Palin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Julianne Moore is getting fit for claws -- she's about to play Sarah Palin, the Mama Grizzly herself. HBO Films announced on Wednesday that the act...

Jason Linkins

Kimberly Thune Worries That 2012 Campaign Reporters Will Reduce Her To A Sexist Caricature | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Part of the asinine glory of rampant 2012 presidential election coverage is that from time to time it's deemed necessary to check in on all the various potential candidates.

Time's Halperin Speaks: The D.C. Cool Kids Don't Like Obama

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

If life really were like high school, Barack Obama would so be frozen out of the cool kids' table in the cafeteria right now. And Time's Halperin would probably the one talking trash and making sure Obama remained on the outs.

Yes We Cave

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Pres. Obama allowed unemployed workers to become part of his bargain, something no American leader should ever do, especially when you also telegraph that you can be rolled.

Time's Halperin Claims Chamber of Commerce Story's too "Convoluted." Like Whitewater Wasn't?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

This week, the Time writer downplayed allegations that the Chamber of Commerce is using foreign funds as part of its 2010 blitzkrieg to take down the Democratic Party in November.

Bill Clinton Hearts Jerry Brown! (And Other Tales of Intrigue)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley


Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Worries Social Security Rhetoric Will Affect Bipartisanship | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you know, everyone inside the Beltway has sized up America's economic problems and has decided to get hysterical about the debt. Not the debt that...

WATCH: 'Morning Joe' Gang Rips Boehner Tan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The "Morning Joe" team had some fun Monday morning at Rep. John Boehner's expense, mocking the Ohio Republican's orange-glow tan in his appearance on ...

Mark Halperin Joins MSNBC As Contributor

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mark Halperin, TIME Magazine senior political analyst and editor-at-large, will join MSNBC as the network's new senior political analyst, MSNBC announ...

WATCH: Joe Scarborough Teases Mark Kirk For Resume Embellishments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pundits on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" had some devastating lines for Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk Wednesday, after Kirk apologized for his many ...

Obama's Oil Speech Postmortem

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up In last week's post on Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill you read how Mike Allen, the Washington columnist the New Y...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Won't Defend The 'Permanent Bailout' Talking Point (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm very pleased to be able to say this for once: Give it up for Mark Halperin, y'all! Yesterday, I noted how a dominant GOP talking point, allegin...

Mark Halperin's Hoodie: What Was Halperin Wearing On Morning Joe? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" is known for its casual style...but hoodie casual? TIME's Mark Halperin pushed that envelope Monday morning from Boston, when h...

Jason Linkins

'Game Change' Authors Signed Up For Sequel | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via the Reliable Source, fans of dubiously sourced tomes of political sex-shenanigans, substance-less reduction, and metaphors that have been sent to ...

Is Obama Making The Same Mistakes As George W. Bush?

Time Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who would have thought that one of Barack Obama's biggest missteps as president would be repeating some of the bad habits of George W. Bush? No single...

Game Change - a Cautionary Tale About Gabby Staff and Paranoid Presidential Candidates

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The superlative reviews for this book - "spellbinding," "riveting," "explosive" - all true. For political junkies and cautious historians, Game Change is outstanding.

Mark Halperin Exasperated By Obama's "Bad Makeup Job," Declares It "Horrible" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien/Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

During an interview on Katie Couric's webcast following Wednesday night's debate, Time political analyst Mark Halperin rebuked Barack Obama's makeup n...

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin Responds To 'Game Change': America Doesn't Care About 'That Kind Of Crap' (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the more amusing bits of stealth marketing that's been mounted in support of pan-2008 campaign gossip swamp Game Change was found on Time Magaz...

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.