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Howard Fineman

Spitzer v. Fitzgerald: Second Acts In Politics | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eliot Spitzer, the previously disgraced former governor of New York, told me today that he is testing what may be new dynamics of person...

Mark Sanford: Don't Call It A Comeback

The Hill | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) is hoping to accomplish what only a few years ago seemed unthinkable: making a triumphant return to electe...

When Should You Turn the Other Cheek? A Presidential Lesson in Priorities

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

President Obama tends not to get out in front of image problems. In fact, his analytical leadership style inclines him toward quite the opposite. His response to the birthers and their latest ringleader Donald Trump is a case in point.

Could This Be 'Learning on the Job'?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

One of the criticisms of candidate Barack Obama was that he would be learning on the job. It seemed a bit scary, but worth the risk as he had so much to offer. But now, don't you find yourself wishing he would learn on the job?

Waiting for Obama: 60 Minutes of 'Nothing Very Definite'

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I waited last night for the confident Democratic President of the United States to appear on 60 Minutes but he never quite arrived. It appears to me that Obama is engaged in "strategic ambiguity."

What the President Could Learn From Sarah Palin

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

It's time for more spunk and spontaneity from the president, not in place of explanation but accompanying it. He's made himself predictable, which inevitably gives the opposition a huge advantage.