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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...

Tim Russert: A Different Type of American Royalty

Peter Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Sims

Tim will always set a great example for me. Today I feel jolted and numb with grief, already missing him more than I could have imagined. That legacy is the mark of a selfless person and leader.

Filling Russert's Void: The Need for American Trustees

Peter Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Sims

One way we can honor Tim Russert's life and impact, while beginning to fill the void he has left, is by reminding America's Trustees of the importance and magnitude of their societal roles.

Why It's Jake Tapper's Moment

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

As George Stephanopoulos gives up his hosting duties on the This Week show, ABC has a chance to revitalize its show if it has the common sense to select Jake Tapper, instead of the bad alternatives, to replace him.

Tim Russert's Office Newseum Exhibit Set To Open

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The exhibit that has recreated Tim Russert's office is set to open at the Newseum in Washington, DC Friday. "Inside Tim Russert's Office" will take m...

Tim Russert's Father "Big Russ" Dies At 85

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Timothy Joseph Russert, the father of the late Tim Russert affectionately known as "Big Russ," has died at the age of 85, his family announced Thursda...

The Case in Washington That Has Impacted Almost Every Powerful Figure

Rose Procopio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rose Procopio

Since I have served as the make-up artist for so many people that have been (or for that matter are currently) embroiled in controversy, the opportunity to sell a story has always been there.

Hey War Hawks: What Are You Thinking These Days?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Dick Cheney may have thought we'd be welcomed as liberators, but anyone who compared the Middle East of 2003 to Europe before World War Two was off the rails.

Remembering Tim Russert One Year Later

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News paid tribute this week to "Meet the Press" host and NBC Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert, who passed away one year ago yesterday. Nightly...

Joe Biden Praises Tim Russert At Wake Forest Commencement

New York Times | Kate Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an otherwise cheerleading sort of commencement speech, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. offered up poignant remembrances of Tim Russert, the for...

Sunday Morning Still Searching For Successor To Russert's Throne: Will It Be Stephanopoulos?

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The throne is empty." So said "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, meaning that there has been no successor as the king of Sunday morning televisio...

Meet The Real Press

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stu Kreisman

The fourth estate has abdicated its responsibilities to Stewart, Letterman, Olbermann, Maddow, Campbell Brown and the bloggers on the internet.

Michelle Jaconi, Former "Meet The Press" Producer, To Be John King's Executive Producer

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michelle Jaconi, a 12-year veteran of NBC News' "Meet the Press," is joining CNN as Executive Producer of "State of the Union with John King," CNN ann...

Chuck Todd: Rahm And Howard Dean Are Alpha Males, Don't Get Along

Ron Mwangaguhunga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ron Mwangaguhunga

Chuck Todd explained what he tries to bring to NBC via his reporting. "I'm trying to ask the kitchen table question, the question my mom and grandmother want to know."

Pennsylvania Avenue: Take 2

Mary Lou Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mary Lou Song

I almost had to remind myself to breathe inside the Newseum. There was Patty Hearst's gun and jacket. Donald Brasco's watch and Amex Card. A press pass to Timothy McVeigh's execution.

One Last Look Back: The 10 Most Ridiculous, Shameful, or Generally Unfortunate People and Events of 2008

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

Well, it could've been worse. As 2008 mercifully ends, we're left to ponder a year in which the real and the surreal were pretty much indistinguishable, where insanity actually became tedium.

When We Grow Up, Can We Be Tim Russert?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Ragogna

Tim Russert had virtually anything in the universe to write about for his book, but he chose the bond between fathers and sons and his love for his family as his template.

Mr. Castro, Mrs. Schwarzenegger and Me

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cecilia Alvear

With the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution this week, I remember the last time I talked to Fidel. It was at the Havana airport in 1988, and Fidel was saying goodbye to Maria Shriver and me. But this was no friendly adios.

From Barack to Heath to Sarah: My Obligatory List of 2008's WTF Moments

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jamie Frevele

For me, a WTF moment can be either good or bad, but has to be in some sense a little bit unbelievable, as in "You can't write this stuff." So behold -- my first annual list of WTF moments.

My Ode to 2008

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Eric Kuhn

2008 offered quite the election, with both parties fighting to set our nation's direction. It took forever for Hillary Clinton's concession, and Reverend Wright was not a good connection.

Tom Brokaw Remembers Tim Russert: The John Madden Of Political Journalism

New York Times | Tom Brokaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dan Rather came of age wanting to be the next Edward R. Murrow, the cerebral and stylish godfather of broadcast journalism. The late Peter Jennings se...

Jason Linkins

David Gregory: Slate's Jack Shafer Has Good Advice | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I quite like most of the "unsolicited advice" that Jack Shafer, of Slate, has teed up for the benefit of incoming Meet The Press host David Gregory. ...

With Gregory, Opportunities for Meet the Press

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Schmeltzer

NBC cannot and should not expect David Gregory to "fill the shoes" of Tim Russert. I suspect Gregory would tell you the same thing. They have different styles; both are valid, but very different.