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The Ugly American: A Perspective in 2015

Frank Islam | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Frank Islam

After the CNN Republican debate -- as we move from the Summer to the Fall of 2015 -- there is a glimmer that a shift may be starting from ugliness to constructiveness. It is a necessary shift both for the future of the Republican Party and of this nation.

Obama Bouncing Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All in all, ever since his forceful response to the midterm elections, Obama seems to be getting more and more popular. In absolute numbers, of course, Obama still has a long way to go.

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.

Shakeup In The White House Press Room

Posted 08.12.2013 | Media

The White House press briefing room will look a tad different now that some additional news organizations were granted seats. The New York Times' ...

Is Presidential Race a Dead Heat? We Really Don't Know

David Paul | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The unknowns as we head down to the wire are significant. If the ground game is not accurately taken into account, as Obama advisor David Axelrod suggests, no doubt polling firms are struggling to account for the air war as well.

Jon Ward

A Horrified Fox News Producer, And Initials Carved In An Iowa Motel | Jon Ward | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - As Juan Williams began to ask Newt Gingrich his question about whether the presidential candidate had made racially insensitive remarks m...

Jon Ward

New Book Says Newt Gingrich 'Bought Off' His Wife To Stay In The Race | Jon Ward | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new e-book on the 2012 election released Friday says that Republican candidate Newt Gingrich went on an ill-timed cruise to Greece thi...

Rush Limbaugh: Liberals Wouldn't Care If Casey Anthony's Child Had Died In The Womb

Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh spoke to the liberal media during his Wednesday broadcast -- specifically cable news show hosts -- in response ...

The Media Myth of Obama's "Falling Poll Numbers"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Is there anything unusual in Obama's approval number, other than the fact that it nearly doubles the rating his predecessor left office with? No, not really.

Independent Voters Are Shifting Away

RealClearPolitics | Salena Zito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A poll of opinion polls shows Americans' attitudes are changing rapidly. They are less and less thrilled about the country's direction and Congress, ...

Now Twitching with Every Twitch in the Polls

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You're the ones who can't get this election out of your heads. You're the ones who, in this final push to November 4, have the TV and the radio on nonstop.

We're Not Sure "Close" Means What Howard Fineman Thinks It Does

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

In his column about how close the White House race remains, Fineman remains dutifully silent regarding the data coming in from swing states.

Body Politics: Sarah Palin's Body Language And Why It Should Worry You

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

Since our last post, we've been asked many times to comment on Sarah Palin's mannerisms. Her Body-Talk is not as blatant as her running mate, probably...

Beware Biden's Bombast

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Barack Obama's choice of Joseph Biden as his Vice-Presidential running mate has already run into criticism about conflicting messages. Many MSM writer...

The Media's Problem Of "False Balance" Showing Itself In Electoral Map Analyses

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

What is particularly noteworthy is where the media bias lies: it's a clear willingness to give John McCain (R) the benefit of the doubt, but not Barack Obama (D).