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A Decade of Huffing and Puffing for the Huffington Post

Al Eisele | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

It's probably due to the fact that I'm turning 80 next year, but I've been looking back on my life a lot lately. It was 50 years ago that I came to Washington as a young newspaper correspondent, 38 years ago that I became Vice President Mondale's press secretary, 21 years ago that I helped start The Hill, and ten years ago that I began writing for the Huffington Post.

My Half Century in the Nation's Capital

Al Eisele | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

When I became Mondale's vice presidential press secretary in 1977, some critics said he hired me because of my favorable coverage, but I pointed out that I wrote many critical articles as well, and quoted his words that he hired me to "get him out of journalism."

The Death of a Secret Service Hero

Al Eisele | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent whose quick action saved President Reagan's life after he was shot by John Hinckley in 1981, died Oct. 9 at the age of 85. Here is a tribute I wrote to him in the wake of a Secret Service scandal.

A Papal Blessing for a Biden Presidential Bid?

Al Eisele | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Al Eisele

Pope Francis has said he won't address any domestic political issues during his visit to the U.S., but there's a good chance he may bestow his blessing on Vice President Joe Biden, and by inference, encourage him to run for president.

How the Secret Service Can Restore Its Tarnished Image

Al Eisele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

The Secret Service is trying to regain its elite reputation after it was rocked by a scandal that surfaced in April, 2012, when male agents brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Columbia, while advancing Obama's trip to a summit meeting.