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Obama's Picks and the Ideology of No Ideology

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

On Friday, columnist David Brooks informed readers that Barack Obama's picks "are not ideological." The incoming president's key economic adviser...

Layoffs Hit USA Today, Paper Seeks Volunteers

Poynter.org | Jim Romenesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Memo sent to USA Today staffers on Nov. 23 To: The newsroom staff From: Ken Paulson and John Hillkirk The current economic crisis has taken it...

USA Today's Presidential Poll Tracker

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

USA Today has a great presidential polling tracker that's also extremely popular. ...

The Denver Media Migraine

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Fifteen thousand journalists in Denver and they couldn't even report what actually happened there. Instead, they invented a storyline of their liking....

USA Today Ditches Plan To Have Moore, Coulter Cover Conventions

Editor and Publisher | Joe Strupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Four years after its plan to use outspoken commentators Michael Moore and Ann Coulter to write about life at the presidential conventions misfired, US...

Survive Recession

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

No matter how much cash the business or individual has, sooner or later you have to get your products and services funded by others through selling or you will burn through your cash

Seth Colter Walls

Gallup's "Likely Voters" Poll: A Snapshot Or A Hypothesis?

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at USA Today's "On Politics" blog, stories about polls come stamped with the following disclaimer: "WARNING! Polls are snapshots of public opinio...

Today's Most Important Data

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The most important and useful campaign related data you will read today was released this morning by the Wisconsin Advertising Project. It tells us pr...

Moore: USA Today's Cluster Analysis of Voters - How Useful?

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

On Thursday, July 10, USA Today published an analysis of voter intentions that produced "six types of voters" who the paper claims "will decide the presidential election." The types included: true believers...

Moore: Gallup's "Swing Voters" - A Major Underestimate?

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

In a recent post, Gallup's Jeff Jones reports that for the first time this election cycle, Gallup has measured the number of "swing voters" in the electorate. That's certainly a step in the right direction...

"Likely Voters" and 2008

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

TNR's Noam Scheiber wonders whether national polls that report on the preferences of "registered voters" might "understate the support of the candidat...

McCain Out Of Sync On Gay Marriage

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

With a new poll finding 63 percent of Americans see gay marriage as a "strictly private" decision out of bounds for government regulation, John McCain's recently reiterated position that marriage should be between one man and one woman puts him in the minority.

Moore: "Noise and Clamor" 2008

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

Today's Guest Pollster article comes from David W. Moore, a senior fellow with the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. He is a former...

Lorrie Lynch, Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person" Columnist, Hits Back Calling Him A Hypocrite

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Post's Page Six reports that USA Today columnist Lorrie Lynch, who Keith Olbermann recently named one of his "Worst Persons in the World"...

The Leak: John McCain's Stopover In New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The scandal this time is that there's no scandal. The leak John McCain should be addressing in New Orleans is the one at the 17th Street Canal Floodwall, the same one that was leaking before Katrina.

Penn Out (Sorta); Garin In

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As by now you have probably learned from every media outlet in the known universe, pollster Mark Penn has resigned as chief political strategist for t...

LA Times Editorial Defends Reporters' First Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former USA Today reporter Toni Locy is being held in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton for refusing to identify the law enforc...

Poll: 3 In 4 Americans Say We're In A Recession

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than three in four Americans think the country is in a recession, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll over the weekend shows, reflecting a crisis of confiden...

Journalist's Contempt Charge Unsettles Fellow Reporters

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — A judge is trying to bankrupt an ex-reporter with daily fines as much as $5,000 for refusing to disclose her sources for stories ab...

Reporter Held In Contempt In Anthrax Case

New York Times | ERIC LICHTBLAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A federal judge found a former reporter for USA Today in contempt of court on Tuesday for refusing to name her confidential sources who had discussed ...

Woe Is Newspapers: Even USA Today Axing Jobs

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gannett's flagship publication USA Today is eliminating 45 newsroom jobs, a 9% editorial headcount cut, to offset declining revenue. USA Today is the ...

Newspapers Seek Salvation In Supplements

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The magazine business is not a terribly happy place at the moment, but you wouldn't guess that from the way newspaper publishers are tripping over eac...

USA Today Names Top 25 Headlines

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Our final Top 25 list features the biggest news stories of the past quarter-century. They're the ones that generated the largest headlines, the greate...

Re: Dueling Gallups

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A quick follow-up on my post last night about the conflicting results from Gallup on the Democratic presidential race as measured by two different nat...

More NH Clues: The CBS Panel Survey

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

One of the theories about what went wrong for the polls in New Hampshire is that the apparent post-Iowa "bounce" for Barack Obama never really occurre...