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Obama, Hu Jintao Press Conference Held In China (VIDEO): Leaders Talk Economy, Iran, North Korea, Tibet, And Taiwan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao promised a determined, joint effort to tackle climate change, nuclear disarmament ...

Obama's Vacation Press Conference (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

JImmy Kimmel returned to television last night after weeks of vacation and brought with him video of Obama's press conference from Martha's Vineyard. ...

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

It's Time To Lead, Mr. President

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's legislative style has been to vaguely define what he's for, introduce a plan that is quite obviously open to lots and lots of negotiation, and then sit back and let Congress work it out.

Attention Media: Sarah Palin Hates You, You Betcha!

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Nixon was bitter because he was just as smart and capable as elites -- he just wasn't one. He got accepted to Harvard but his parents couldn't afford it. Palin is bitter because "Facts," as Ronald Reagan once said accidentally, "are stupid things."

Mark Sanford is the Luckiest Politician on the Planet

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Rigby

It has been merely twelve days since Mark Sanford's disastrously-rambling press conference in which he admits to an on-going affair, not to mention le...

Is the Honeymoon Over?

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerry Weissman

How are Obama's relations with his former idolaters going to play out? Is the honeymoon over?

"When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife?"

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Sooner or later every human being on the face of this planet is confronted with tough questions. One of the toughest and most common is the infamous l...

Jason Linkins

Liveblogging Your Tuesday Afternoon Presidential Press Conference | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Good morning and welcome to your Tuesday afternoon liveblog of today's White House press conference, which will feature President Barack Obama fieldin...

Why Obama's Iranian Citizen Question Really Matters

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Obama took a question from an Iranian citizen at his Tuesday press conference, marking a small step towards a more open Washington press corps. You might not know that, however, from the press corps' reaction.

A Bearde's Eye View

Chris Bearde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Bearde

"TV THAT MAKES YOU WATCH COMMERCIALS & GO TO THE JOHN WHILE THE SHOW IS ON" "Morning Joe & the Polish Princess." A Nightmare in the morning where nob...

Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.


Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

If the press conference today was any indication of what went on inside the Oval Office, there was never any reasoned debate regarding the issues.

Video: Coleman Campaign Snubs The UpTake And Gets Unintended Results

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake


Detached in a Shoestorm: Bush's Farewell Faceoff

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stewart

Reagan forgot to duck. Bush didn't. It's unforgettable television that, upon reflection, appears to sum up the man and his presidency.

Obama's Inverted Media Strategy Upends Homestretch Hierarchy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is a new, inverted media pyramid: local TV people suddenly make national news, and national TV people are irrelevant, at least momentarily.

Friday Talking Points [46] -- Moose Poop!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sarah Palin has already singlehandedly introduced several terms into our political lexicon. "Hockey mom" is probably the most recognizable of these. ...