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President Obama Says The Press Is Needed For Democracy To Work

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.18.2017 | Media

President Barack Obama highlighted the essential role of the press in a democracy on Wednesday amid concerns that the incoming Donald Trump administra...

The Press Conference In The Age Of Twitter... And Trump

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

-and now, the news... A few months ago, I left a package in the overhead compartment on a Delta Flight. You know how it is. You arrive, you scramble...

Donald Ducking The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write that headline, I have to wonder why we all haven't been using the neologistic verb "Donald ducking" by this point in the presidential race. After all, a large part of Donald Trump's campaign has been built on the foundation of him ducking questions and issues that he doesn't want to talk about.

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Proved He's Not Qualified To Be President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says that Donald Trump’s failure to spell out a plan to defeat the self-described Islamic State is ...

Hillary Clinton Held Her First Press Conference of 2016 -- Or Not

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.05.2016 | Media

Hillary Clinton fielded questions Friday from two journalists serving as moderators at a joint gathering of the National Association of Black Journali...

Friday Talking Points -- It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.

Reporter's Phone Interrupts Harry Reid's News Conference

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a downside for reporters who use their iPhones as tape recorders at news conferences -- sometimes they ring. And sometimes Sena...

13 Things you should never say in a media interview

Tim Ward | Posted 02.09.2017 | Impact
Tim Ward

(Written together with Teresa Erickson) We are two former journalists (and co-authors of The Master Communicator's Handbook) who for twenty years hav...

Watch Obama's Year-End Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama will hold a year-end news conference Friday afternoon at the White House. The presser is scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. ET. W...

Sad Chris Paul Accidentally Did 2 Funny Things On Sunday

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports

We feel bad, but we can't stop laughing.

Deaf Interpreter Goes Viral

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Utilizing an interpreter whose native language is ASL can be a good match when your audience is unknown. While a high quality hearing interpreter may be able to do a great job, a Certified Deaf Interpreter has the ability to reach ASL users on every level. This ensures that the message is conveyed to a broad audience.

Friday Talking Points: The Gender Gap

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As Silly Season winds to a close, there were a smattering of 'Obama's on vacation -- how dare he!?!' stories, as usual. Obama has taken less than a third of the days off that President Bush did, but that certainly doesn't stop pundits from complaining every time Obama picks up a golf club.

'Torturing Some Folks'

David Coleman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
David Coleman

President Obama is being praised by some for use of the term "torture" during a recent press conference when he referred to post-9/11 interrogation techniques employed on behalf of our government.

Why Think Like A Man Too Is Headed for Number One

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

Kevin Hart has proven to be a box office success. Don't believe that statement? The proof is in the pudding.

Dumb Starbucks Creator Nathan Fielder's Press Conference (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Shira Lazar

Dumb Starbucks emerged as a pop up coffee shop and viral parody over the weekend in Los Feliz, California. Explained as a fair-use art project, "Dumb ...

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

Romney Campaign Jumps On Obama's 'Doing Fine' Remark

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday jumped on a comment by President Obama at a press conference that "the private sector is doing fine." The Romney c...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Friday Talking Points -- Excerpting Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An important debate flared this week -- one in which sides were chosen, positions staked out, and invective hurled. I will let that sentence stand in...

A Conversation with "Nazi" Lars Von Trier About Melancholia

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Although he has perhaps destroyed his future at Cannes, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia is one of his best films. Von Trier exposes his inner wounds with wild imagination, and this is why he earns respect, despite his notorious provocative personality.

William Alden

As Bernanke Meets The Press, The Stakes Are High

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

Ben Bernanke, a small, bearded man with a seemingly godlike power over the economy, has spent much of his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman cloaked i...

111th Congress Ends With Bang, Not Whimper

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pundits are now beginning to say Obama is on a comeback, which is a stunning turnaround from less than two months ago, when the president sheepishly began using the word "shellacking" for the midterm results.

Los Angeles Launches Nation's First Israel Divestment Campaign

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On April 1, 2010, in a no-holds-barred interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Israeli peacemaker Jonathan Ben Artzi, a PhD candidate at Brown ...

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...