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Trump's Deep Character Flaws Will Define His Presidency; Media Should Focus Attention There

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.26.2017 | Media
Eric Boehlert

We know of no other president in American history who has started out his tenure by unfurling two preposterous bookend lies, the way Trump did during his first days in office.

Politico's Glenn Thrush To Join The New York Times

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.12.2016 | Media

Politico chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush is joining The New York Times to cover the White House, the newspaper confirmed Monday. Over the...

Progressives Still Believe These Dangerous Trump Myths

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Even now, in the last days of this horrendous campaign, we're amazed by fervent assertions coming from some progressives about Donald Trump. Here are three key myths.

Politico's Election Pundits Got To Do The 5 Stages Of Grief Over And Over This Year

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics

It was on a Friday morning ― hours before it would come to light that the GOP presidential nominee had once crudely joked about how the perks of fam...

News in Motion: How Video Is Affecting Journalism

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 09.14.2016 | Media
Jonathan Savitt

Though the exact beginning point of journalism can be debated, one aspect of the field that remains a constant is the continuous evolution of methodology and process. What is considered news? How are stories shared? What makes reporting ethical or unethical? These are just a few of the important questions that have been refined over time.

Politico Executive Peter Cherukuri Joins Startup Incubator 1776

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.08.2016 | Media
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Politico executive Peter Cherukuri is leaving the company to become president and chief innovation officer for growing tech startup incubator 1776. A...

Panicked 'Politico Insiders' Want Trump To Drop Out Of Race

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

The “Politico Caucus” ― a group of well-connected flibbertigibbets who brought you such hits as “Rubio wins in Walker’s demise” and “Kas...

Politico Admits ‘Mistake’ In Sending DNC An Article In Advance

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.24.2016 | Media

NEW YORK ― Politico acknowledged Sunday that it was a “mistake” for one of its top reporters to send the Democratic National Committee an advanc...

Carrie Budoff Brown Named Politico's Next Editor

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.11.2016 | Media

NEW YORK ― Politico has named Carrie Budoff Brown the publication’s next editor, succeeding Susan Glasser, who had previously announced plans to m...

The Democrats Ignore The 500-Pound Lobbyist In The Room

Michael Winship | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

In all of the 35 single-spaced pages of the Democratic Party's platform draft, there is just one mention of lobbying.

Politico Steps Up Search For New Editor

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.07.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico's management is currently searching for the news organization's next editor and has signaled a desire to find a top candidate by ...

Trump Campaign Stops Reporter From Doing Journalism At Rally

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.03.2016 | Media

Donald Trump's campaign continued to enforce its unprecedented restrictions on the press Thursday night by removing a Politico reporter from a rally i...

Vetting Trump: The Vietnam War

Eric Boehlert | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Trump graduated college in 1968 and managed to not serve in the Vietnam War as the conflict reached its deadly apex. For some reason this campaign season the press doesn't much care about the topic and has largely walked away from the model of previous cycles when Baby Boomer candidates were repeatedly pressed to explain their '60s wartime years.

Politifact Is All Wrong About Clooney-Clinton Fundraiser

Liam Miller | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Liam Miller

Recently, Politifact's fledgeling Punditfact re-rated George Clooney's claim that "The overwhelming amount of money that we're raising is not going to Hillary (Clinton) to run for president... It's going to the congressmen and senators to try to take back congress."

Pundits' New Lament: Clinton Might Win, But She Won't Win The Right Way

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Media
Eric Boehlert

That distant rumble you're hearing from the Beltway is the sounds of pundits eagerly excavating as they dig up the campaign goal posts established for Hillary Clinton's presidential run and reset them during the middle of the race.

What Trump Really Said About Foreign Policy

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Columnists and talking heads have been wasting time dissecting it -- treating it seriously, in other words. All they really had to do was quote a dialogue exchange from Ionesco's play The Bald Soprano.

Shame on 'Washington Post' for a Coverup

Sandy Goodman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Media
Sandy Goodman

The Post certainly didn't lie; it simply made a big mistake. But corrections never do catch up with mistakes. And combined with a widespread and generally unwarranted mistrust of Clinton by the American people, those mistakes will certainly make her life and candidacy even more difficult.

Did the Koch Brothers Just Choose Their Candidate?

Tim Suttle | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Tim Suttle

If we see a miracle run by Rubio and he unseats the Donald for the Republican nomination, then we should point to yesterday as the turning point.

Sanders as Democratic Nominee Makes No Sense

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It is becoming more difficult to take Bernie Sanders seriously as the potential Democratic nominee for president. When he decided to run as a Democrat many were generally supportive even knowing he was an Independent and a socialist and had previously dumped on the Party.

Massive Shakeup At Politico With Co-Founder Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen Set To Leave

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.29.2016 | Media

Politico CEO Jim VandeHei and chief White House correspondent Mike Allen will leave the news organization they helped launch nine years ago and built ...

Hillary: I Have a Longer History Than One Vote for the Iraq War

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Robert Naiman

It is reasonable for Democrats who don't want to see greater U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria to consider who they want to be the captain for our side in this fight.

Upday Ups The Ante On Mobile News Aggregation

Politico Media | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Media

BERLIN--Peter Wuertenberger worked as Managing Director of Yahoo Germany back in the late’ 90s, when the idea of web news was still a fresh one. It ...

The Media and Trump's Rally Thugs

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.11.2017 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The press seems too nervous to call out the dangerous and disgusting behavior. People who cover politics know that what's unfolding at the Trump rallies is unheard of. They know it's extraordinary. They know it's potentially very dangerous.

Cartoons, Terrorism, Sexism and Backlash

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.08.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about cartoons and caricatures that riles politicians, religious figures, business fat cats, authorities and people of different stripes?

The Media Moguls To Watch In Europe In 2016

Politico | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media

At a time of dazzling change in the media landscape, it’s never been more important to keep track of the powerful figures who pull the strings, prov...