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GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the Nat...

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and...

Why Isn't Chris Christie Derided for Being "Testy"?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The media message to Clinton was clear last week: You can't lose your cool when dealing with the press. You can't try to intimidate reporters. Who is allowed to do all those things? Chris Christie, for one.

Another Website Bans Commenting

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media

Yet another news outlet has decided to eliminate comments from readers. National Journal said Friday that it would "join the growing number of site...

Michael Calderone

New National Journal Editor To 'Reinvent' Magazine

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Richard Just, the former top editor of The New Republic and Newsweek, has been named editor of National Journal. Just will oversee the pri...

Jason Linkins

In What World Is Bernie Sanders Only The 37th Most Liberal Senator?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

National Journal, as is its wont, has released its latest round of rankings in an effort to determine who are the most liberal and most conservative m...

Media for Sale: Coal Lobby Buys Politico, Real Clear Politics Events

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
David Halperin

Last week, the political news website Real Clear Politics hosted a Washington D.C. event. Held at the gleaming Newseum, site of many such events, it was entitled, "U.S. Energy Policy: The Road Ahead," and appeared to be a genuine policy discussion. It was, in fact, an infomercial.

Fracking Lobby's Tax Forms: Big Bucks to Media Outlets, "Other ALECs"

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.

WMD Guilt? With Obamacare, The Press Keeps Trying to Minimize Iraq War

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Suggesting that Obama's six-week health care crisis puts him in the same position of Bush following the Iraq invasion softens not only the magnitude of Bush's failures, but the media's as well. It's an effort to downplay the massive missteps that led to the war.

Pelosi Makes Big Confession On Being House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told National Journal she's not looking to fill the role of House Speaker again anytime soon. When as...

Is Congress Simply No Fun Anymore?

National Journal | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., announced this week that he would retire from his seat after 10 years in the House, he cited his frustrations with ...

Study Reveals How Powerful People May REALLY See Others

National Journal | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

The powerful people of the world look down upon the powerless. While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipula...

America's Birthday Arrives Amid Intense Divides

National Journal | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

It seems entirely revealing, if dispiriting, that the days before the July Fourth holiday showed Red America and Blue America pulling apart at an acce...

Big Tech and The Feds -- Who's to Blame?

Tom Lowery | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

If we put our information out there and expect others to respond to it, why is Big Tech to blame?

No Justification for Reporters to Label Coffman a "Moderate"

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Objectively, the word "moderate" does not come to mind if you look at the majority of Rep. MikeCoffman's record. There's no justification for journalists to label him as a "moderate."

As If the Citizens United Decision Wasn't Bad Enough

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The mainstream media seems to willfully ignore what corporations and other moneyed interests do to get what they want in Washington. As a result of this lack of media interest, Americans remain in the dark.

Keystone Pipeline Not a Big Deal -- Say Interests Supported By Oil and Gas Industry

David Halperin | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
David Halperin

When money so heavily corrupts politics -- when special interests spread their cash not just to politicians but to the advocacy groups and media companies that host and contribute to policy debates -- it's hard to sort out which opinions have been reached honestly and independently.

What They Can't See

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Leadership isn't solely about outcomes -- plenty of great leaders (Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Vince Lombardi, Michael Jordan), suffered losses. Leadership is setting the right course. And the president is actually leading.

Jason Linkins

National Journal, American Conservative Union Release Their Congressional Rankings And Awards

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

It's awards season, everyone. And not just for the painted madames and monsieurs of the glittering silver screen, no sir! It's also time to hand out a...

Media to President: You're a Liberal!

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Since winning reelection, Obama has appeared more confident and upbeat than at any time since his 2008 campaign, and media coverage has reflected that. The president's second honeymoon is likely to continue a little while longer. But such interludes never last.

Americans' Real Economic Worry Isn't The Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Optimism about the country's direction has grown slightly, but Americans remain worried about the economy and sharply divided over how to fix it, acco...

Romney's Defeat Spotlights Clash Of Generations

nationaljournal.com | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

There was no exit sign, no milepost. But in this week’s election, America unmistakably turned onto the road of sustained competition and conflict be...

David Brooks: 'Traditional Conservatism Has Gone Into Eclipse'

The New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Conservatism has lost half of its intellectual firepower. Republicans need to recover traditional conservatism or risk becoming irrelevant....

Michael Calderone

Why Do Journalists Still Flock To Conventions?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the morning of Aug. 30, Sheelah Kolhatkar, a features editor and national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, made her way...