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Willard's Last Gaffe?

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Does Romney really think that the Wall Street billionaires and multimillionaires, Pentagon contractors, chambers of commerce and other big and small businesspeople who so lavishly supported him and other politicians paid all that money out of love and admiration for him and the rest?

Jason Linkins

Romney Will Rescue America's Yacht From ... Indeterminate Peril, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

If you are not a regular reader of Politico's Playbook, then you probably don't know that they have begun a new feature, called "THE MOMENT," in which...

Michael Calderone

How The Romney Campaign Bashes And Exploits The Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday afternoon, the Romney campaign reportedly turned on the press. By Sunday evening, the Romney campaign turned to the press in o...

WATCH: Karl Rove Knocks Obama, Biden On Charity At RNC

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact

Karl Rove claims he's thrown a few more coins into those red charity kettles than President Obama and Vice President Biden. Rove, senior advisor t...

67-Year-Old Navy Veteran Graduates High School With Army Grandson

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

It's been 51 years since Russell Leigh last took a class in high school, but this weekend marked his long awaited graduation, alongside his grandson M...

Michael Calderone

Inside The Politico 'Cult' | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

On an early May evening, Politico executive editor and co-founder Jim VandeHei rallied his troops on the 30th floor of Allbritton Communications, loca...

Michael Calderone

Politico Makes Bias Claims It Can't Back Up | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico's executive editor, Jim VandeHei, and chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen, suggested Thursday that The New York Times and...

President Obama's MIA Campaign Latino Playlist

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 04.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

You mean to tell me that at campaign headquarters, there isn't one Latino lackey who could have added some sabor to the campaign playlist leaked Thursday?

Michael Calderone

Media Awards Romney New Hampshire Victory Before Votes Counted | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Politico's Mike Allen sounded a bit existential Monday night during a media panel at Saint Anselm College. "Why are we here?" he a...

Jason Linkins

Politico Hires Reporter Mike Allen Recently Trashed | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

Here's a fun story with a happy ending. Donovan Slack is an eight-year veteran of the Boston Globe who, during that time, moved from covering City Hal...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Discipline Prevents Embarrassments In New E-Book | Jon Ward | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Politico's new and highly anticipated e-book about the 2012 campaign, the most notable thing may be what's not in it: much of anythin...

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Takes Cheap Shot At Globe Reporter For Her Good Reporting | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.07.2011 | Media

The Boston Globe leads with a story today from Donovan Slack, which details how well some of the aides to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are maki...

Whither Bachmann? Back to School

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

School has begun in earnest for us girls enrolled in the school of politics. So, girlfriends, sit-up straight and pay attention, for these two school ...

Jason Linkins

Beltway Reporters' Garters Popping In Aftermath Of Bardella Email Flap | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday afternoon, Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), was fired after it came to light that he had sh...

What Did a Senior Administration Official Really Say About Social Security?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Unless there's significant political pushback between now and December, my impression is that the Administration is likely to embrace a package of Social Security "tweaks" that includes some benefit cuts.

Mainstream Media Swoon Over Rove's Power Play

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

One doesn't have to buy in to the deification of Rove to acknowledge just how effectively disingenuous he can be.

Elena Kagan Will Be Obama's Supreme Court Pick: Mike Allen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Updates below... President Obama is expected to nominate Solicitor General and former Harvard Law dean Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, Mi...

Gossip and The New York Times

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter A. Ubel

Is it too much to hope that the world's best reporters will stay focused on the big picture, without being distracted by the daily undulations of minor gossip?

The Last Temptation of Politico's Mike Allen

Swopa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I could weigh in on all the alternately snark-worthy and/or unsettling anecdotes in the NYT's mammoth profile of Allen, but I'm interested in the untold story of how Allen arrived at this point in life.

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Profile: We Read The NYT Magazine's Politico Piece So You Don't Have To | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oh boy! Today the fecund womb of the New York Times magazine has birthed into the world Mark Leibovich's seventy-kabillion word essay on Politico's Mi...

Jason Linkins

Kent Conrad's Repeated Explanation Of Budget Reconciliation Not Good Enough For Mike Allen | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

No discussion of the media's ongoing battle to understand basic seventh-grade civics would be complete without enjoying Jonathan Chait's post in which...

Lost in the Tweets

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

This morning, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs passed along a link for his "poll obsessed" Twitter followers pointing to a possibly overlooked...

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.

Jason Linkins

Watch, As This Snarky Pool Report Outrages Precisely No One | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I think we can all agree that the business of pool report writing was just too super-serious to take chances!

Jason Linkins

White House, Lawmakers, Knock Down Politico Article On Public Option | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at the Politico this morning, Mike Allen has an "exclusive" on the public option's chances that basically differs from everything else everyone i...