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Tim Russert, in Iowa, Talks Election Reform

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

Tomorrow Iowans will caucus in the first presidential contest in the nation - but in the past two elections only 6-7% of eligible voters have participated. Russert takes on election reform in video.

Wife Michelle Makes the Case for an Obama White House

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

On Sunday afternoon in Newton, on the second of four rallies of the day, Barack Obama is looser than he was in Knoxville, where he just couldn't end h...

Huckabee Camp: 'No Way' To Tim Russert Interview

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Huck fears dumpster divers, says he's not ready for prime time. Thompson plows through Iowa. Rudy promises more than he delivers in New Hampshire.

Liveblog! Dems Take Off The Gloves In The City of Brotherly Love

John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar

No glove, no love in Philly: Obama and Edwards pile on Hillary, and Dodd and Richardson get in on the action. Elbows are out, gloves are off — and UFOs are real!

Jason Linkins

Catholic Media Figures Mum On McCain's Embrace Of Hagee | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's easy to see how McCain, who once stood firm against "agents of intolerance," is going to skate by this election cycle seeking the warm embrace of bigots.

Micro-Debate: Clinton and Obama on Health Care

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following is the health care portion of last night's debate, exerpted from the transcript provided by the New York Times. MR. WILLIAMS: A lot ha...

GOPers All Pledge Allegiance To War In Iraq

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During Thursday's Republican debate, moderator Tim Russert asked the candidates: Was the war in Iraq a good idea and has it been worth the blood and t...

Jason Linkins

Debate Moderators Asleep At The Switch | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As always, I can't help seem to get to the end of these interminable debates without heaving a dumbstruck sigh, wondering how the people who get picke...

McCain Refuses One-On-One Debate With Romney

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NBC invited John McCain and Mitt Romney onto "Meet the Press" Sunday for a final debate before Super Tuesday. Romney, now the underdog and eager for o...

Jason Linkins

McCain's Memory Gets Shaky (On His Own Embarrassing Comments) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tonight's debate led off with a host of questions on the economy, including this salvo from Tim Russert: RUSSERT: National security and the war in Ir...

Hillary Clinton Delivers Most-Watched "Meet The Press" In Almost Three Years

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hillary Clinton brought a ratings bonanza this "Meet the Press" this week, delivering an audience of 4.71 million viewers to the network — it's ...

Jason Linkins

American Idle: MSNBC Gets To The Issues After An Hour Of Self-Obsession | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About all you need to know about last night's debate is that the third sentence out of Brian Williams' mouth, introducing the many bunk questions abou...

Free Dennis Kucinich! Why MSNBC Should Let The Man Debate

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC had envisioned an intimate, sit-down affair moderated by Tim Russert and Brian Williams with the candidates asking questions of each other; not so, said the Judge, unless Kucinich can play, too.

Charlie Gibson's War: Won On The Weekend, Lost In The Week

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC's Charlie Gibson kicked off last week's New Hampshire primary coverage on a high after hosting the back-to-back GOP and Dem debates — which ...

Final Pre-Iowa Meet The Press: Huckabee And Obama

Slate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For weeks Mike Huckabee has avoided Tim Russert while touring the Sunday-morning talk-show circuit. NBC's Washington bureau chief has lobbied hard to ...

Why Does Tim Russert Repeatedly Give Carville And Matalin A Platform To Promote Their Candidates?

New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the love of God, please stop enabling them. "Only 39 days until the Iowa caucuses," Tim Russert gravely intoned over the dramatic John Williams "...

Jason Linkins

Obama and Russert Have Genial Sunday Sitdown | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To say that there's a surfeit of skepticism about the journalistic practices of NBC's Tim Russert would be an understatement. Over the weekend, the A...

"Meet The Press" Turns 60!

USA Today | Peter Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The longest-running show on TV, top-rated NBC's Meet the Press, turns 60 today, continuing to draw politicians and newsmakers who are pushing agendas....

Jason Linkins

Doddmentum Grows: Candidate Set For Full-Hour Meet The Press Appearance | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), whose candidacy has been galvanized in recent weeks by net roots support, will face a major new test this Sunday, the Huffingt...

Live From Philadelphia! Etc.

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Really at this point we just wanted to be the first to say it, since there's a debate tonight and, well, it's going to be live and moderated by Brian ...

Jason Linkins

Tim Russert Faces Debate Backlash | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Be it legitimate grievance or sour grapes, NBC's Tim Russert has been taking shots in the wake of Tuesday's debate. In one searing indictment that ig...

Boehlert: Coverage Of Colbert Run Reveals MSM Flaws

Media Matters | Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Did you notice the contrasting media responses to comedian Stephen Colbert's announcement that he plans to get his factually-challenged TV namesake on...

Tim Meets The Ladies

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's not that there are never women on Meet The Press, and it's also not rare for the opening panel to consist homogeneously of one sex. It's just damned rare for that one sex to be female.

"Russert" Moves From CNBC To MSNBC

Hollywood Reporter Via Reuters | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tim Russert's weekend talker is moving from CNBC to MSNBC. The move comes as the business channel prepares to do head-to-head battle with Fox Busines...

New York Press Raps Deborah Solomon Over Creatively-Edited Q&As

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A NY Press reporter learned from two prominent subjects that the Solomon's Q-and-A methods were somewhat less than straightforward.