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Tim Russert

Eulogy for a Fledgling Who Took Flight

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Media
Jeremiah Horrigan

I don't particularly remember saying goodbye to Tim. Once he'd pried Moynihan out of the editor's corner office, he had no reason to linger. Our lives would go on, we'd never share another word, let alone an adventure.

What's Wrong With Meet The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.21.2014 | Media
Chris Weigant

There is absolutely no danger of Meet The Press being cancelled. The show will go on. Sooner or later, though -- after exhausting all possible format gimmicks -- the higher-ups at NBC may finally realize they chose the wrong guy to host it when Russert died.

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

'Will You Serve Your Full 6-Year Term as U.S. Senator?' Absolutely, Said Sens. Warren and Obama

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Among the top echelon of potential 2016 presidential nominees, I don't see a more effective fighter for progressive values than Elizabeth Warren. We must remember that the best chance we have to move our party forward is to nominate strong progressives.

Luke Russert: Why Does Young Washington Dislike Him?

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media

s last winter's congressional budget talks collapsed with the debt limit on the horizon, 27-year-old Luke Russert put the situation in perspective ...

World Youth Day: Twenty Years Ago

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

When I speak about WYD, I compare it to an elephant, one you gently prod to move where you'd like it to go, but knowing at any moment it could overpower you. If we knew how big WYD would become, we would have been afraid.

Touching Father's Day Message From Tim Russert in 2008

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

Tim Russert passed away Friday, June 13, 2008. Father's Day was that Sunday, I borrowed this footage from the first Meet the Press after his passi...

WATCH: Tom Brokaw Chokes Up

Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

Almost five years later, Tim Russert's death is still hard for Tom Brokaw to talk about. The legendary NBC News journalist visited HuffPost Live Th...

What Science Can Teach Us About Being Better Parents -- And What It Can't

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

As parents, there is much that we can -- and should -- learn from contemporary research. But among the many secrets of happy families, there are still some that are simple and timeless.

The Christian Portfolio

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

As Woody Allen once said of life, "90 percent is just showing up." Prayer can be as extensive as a week's retreat or as brief as a pause to ask "Where did I see the face of God today?" But we have to show up.

Time for David Gregory to Apologize

David Shuster | Posted 03.03.2013 | Media
David Shuster

Meet the Press is the oldest and most treasured public affairs show on television. This is why the ongoing silence of David Gregory and NBC News -- following his apparent on-air violation of D.C. gun laws -- is so disconcerting.

Dear Luke Russert, We Don't Turn Into Pumpkins At 70

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

True patriots would presumably grab the nearest walker and head for the office exit door. Experience doesn't matter, wisdom matters even less and everybody who is anybody knows old people can't text anyway, right?

How to Cheat in a Presidential Debate

Keith Thomson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Keith Thomson

During a 2008 Republican primary debate, moderator Tim Russert asked Mitt Romney, "Will you do for Social Security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983?" A disembodied whisper of "He raised taxes" followed. Romney appeared to take note before answering Russert, "I'm not going to raise taxes."

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Mister Rogers and Me

Dan Persons | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the newest episode of my ongoing radio show, I review Mister Rogers and Me, a documentary from filmmaker Benjamin Wagner with a somewhat deceptive title.

Michael Calderone

Amanpour Leaving 'This Week' for New ABC Role, CNN International Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.13.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Christiane Amanpour will soon step down as host of ABC's "This Week" to take on a new role at the network, where she'll host about six pri...

David Gregory Finally Goes After a Democrat

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 01.13.2012 | Media
The Relentless Conservative

David Gregory appears to have had an epiphany of sorts. Otherwise, what could account for his aggressive interview of perpetual Obama apologist and DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

Why Does Anyone Listen to Donald Trump?

Peter Sims | Posted 12.31.2011 | Media
Peter Sims

To have a historically credible media outlet like CNN help perpetuate the notion that Donald Trump is a serious ideas person or policy mind ultimately reflects very poorly not just on CNN, but on the country.

A Clueless President Is Better Than Nothing, Right?

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

In direct contradiction of Whoopi, who stated that Obama needs four more years "to finish what he started," I say we need to ensure he doesn't finish the damage he's started and make him a one-term President like Carter.

Paradise Lost

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

There is a cloud hanging over upstate New York. Many of the 62 counties which comprise the state are an economic wasteland. There is not enough business activity to provide jobs for the population.

Tim Russert Received A Death Threat In 2001

thehill.com | Posted 08.16.2011 | Media

The FBI investigated a death threat made against the late Tim Russert, the longtime host of NBC's "Meet the Press." According to Russert's FBI fi...

Luke Russert Talks About Nepotism Charges, MSNBC Career

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

He is relaxed, earnest and witty during the rare interview, granted only after months of requests (the NBC publicity team is very protective of him an...

Recession Is Over! (If You Want It)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The National Bureau of Economic Research tells us the Great Recession is "over." The only thing this announcement reveals is how out of touch those who view human society through the lens of quantitative measurements can be.

Bloomberg of Tammany Hall

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The gold standard for rich people in politics remains Mayor Michael "Moneybags" Bloomberg, who is busy reviving the politics of Tammany Hall; he sees his opportunities and he buys what he wants.

Rachel Maddow Becoming Big Time Political Player

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

You know Rachel Maddow is becoming a big time player when the big shots at Fox News (Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck) start mentioning her on their programs.

David Gregory Chokes Up On New 'Meet The Press' Set (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" debuted a new set Sunday morning, broadcasting now in HD from a larger, more modern set at NBC News' Washington, DC bureau. At a rec...