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My First Convention

My First Convention: Pat Buchanan

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's Pat! Feisty former presidential candidate and frequent MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan has been in this game a long time. Put it this way: His fir...

My First Convention: Kevin Madden

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former Mitt Romney spokesperson and frequent cable news show guest Kevin Madden talks about his first convention, gets co-interviewed by Tammy Haddad,...

My First Convention: Trent Lott

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You see lots of interesting people on a convention floor, but sometimes you can't quite believe your eyes when you see Senator Trent Lott . I asked a ...

My First Convention: Ana Marie Cox

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time and CQ Politics contributor, original Wonkette and current vlog star Ana Marie Cox, talks about her first convention, learning to love political...

My First Convention: Laura Ingraham

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservative pundit and TV/radio host Laura Ingraham talks about her first convention, including what, exactly, comedian Chris Rock called her on "Pol...

My First Convention: Karen Tumulty

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We caught up with Time's Karen Tumulty (pronounced TU-mult-y, not Tu-MUL-ty, but she assured me that everyone makes that mistake, even members of her ...

My First Convention: Chris Cillizza

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ETP caught up with super-prolific WaPo "The Fix" columnist Chris Cillizza in the Washignton Post tent at the DNC, and enjoyed distracting him from blo...

My First Convention: Jason Rae

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We caught up with Jason Rae, officially the youngest superdelegate for the 2008 campaign, at the final taping of The Daily Show in Denver, and asked h...

My First Convention: Jacob Weisberg

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Slate Group chair and EIC Jacob Weisberg talks about his first convention at the Google/VF Party, not too far from the bar made of ice where fancy Dem...

My First Convention: Rick Dunham

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Houston Chronicle D.C. Bureau Chief Rick Dunham, our gracious host on the DNC grounds during the convention, shares some of the memories from his firs...

My First Convention: Tammy Haddad

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WaPo/Newsweek/former MSNBC/all-around D.C. Media doyenne Tammy Haddad talks about her first convention, internet TV, and why you should never cross he...

My First Convention: Lynn Sweet

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last night, ETP pulled Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief and uber-reporter Lynn Sweet away from the thumping bass of the CNN Grill last night ...

My First Convention: Tom Edsall

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tom Edsall is HuffPo's Political Editor, former longtime WaPo reporter and our resident old-school newsie. I don't get to work with Tom that much beca...

My First Convention: Jonathan Alter

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Welcome to the inauguration of ETP's brand-new series, "My First Convention," where we ask political movers and shakers about their very first convent...

My First Convention: Sam Stein

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On our last day at the RNC, Glynnnis and I enjoyed the company of my colleague, the intrepid Sam Stein, HuffPo political reporter and impressive copy-...

Journalists Discuss: My First Convention

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Journalists (and one superdelegate) discuss their first political convention during the Democratic National Convention in Denver this past week. My F...