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Howard Fineman

Howard Fineman

The Rise Of Corruptionism

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

SIEM REAP, Cambodia –- In a courtyard of Angkor Wat, the famous 12th century Hindu/Buddhist temple here, a policeman approached me as I was taking p...

Is 'House Of Cards' Just 'Power Porn'?

Posted 02.19.2014 | TV

For some people, "House of Cards" is entertaining binge candy, and for others, it's power porn. Howard Fineman, editorial director of the Huffingto...

Here's Why Joe Biden Could Never Be Like Frank Underwood

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Joe Biden has made headlines for some questionable gaffes and eyebrow-raising behavior during his tenure as vice president, but would he use the quest...

Chris Gentilviso

Senator Earns Historic Spelling Bee Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year, children around the U.S. gather up their courage to compete on the biggest of stages in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. F...

If We Are Political Extremists, How Can We Make That Work?

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

Coming to terms with sharply opposing viewpoints is neither easy nor quick but, for the good of us all, we must try. It takes patience and the strong will and determination to resolve our differences, and we can use a particular set of communication skills to facilitate the process.

Fineman: Bachmann's 'Got A Point' On Syria

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

HuffPost Media Group Editorial Director Howard Fineman didn't have kind words for Michele Bachmann when it came to her feud with Karl Rove, but he adm...

Political Read: Psy, Katy Perry And Journalism In DC

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Lord help me, but I like Katy Perry. She had that one album of pop as perfectly synthetic as Cheez Whiz and as hooky as Neil Sedaka in h...

Obama's Cultural Power

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

President Obama has the kind of power that most politicians can't touch: cultural power. In my piece today on the relationship between the preside...

Confessions of a Lowbrow

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

I like Oprah not Opera. Country not Classical. I prefer Silence to any Music at all. I choose Breakfast at Tiffany's over My Dinner With Andre. I'm a...

WATCH: Arianna Discusses The Challenges Of Obama's Second Term

Huff TV | Posted 03.17.2013 | Media
Huff TV

On Tuesday, Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss The Huffington Post's new reporting series, "The Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Ch...

Race to the Bottom

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

I had my first sit-down with Barack Obama in his Senate office. The sun was streaming in. He came around from behind his desk with that beaming smile, his tie loosened. He sat in a deep chair, his feet up on the coffee table. I was taken with his confidence, talent, grasp of the issues and buoyant charm: the real deal. That was early in 2007. Later that year I sat down with Mitt Romney on the Republican primary-season campaign trail. I had interviewed him years earlier, at his suburban Boston home. He hadn't changed a bit: chilly smile, wary but gracious, well informed, a mix of a steely mind, ferocious ambition and earnest Mormon good will: a class act. Today I ask: where did those two men go? Or were they mirages? The way both have campaigned this year makes me wonder. Is there something about the presidency -- or the pursuit of it -- that attacks the character of men and women under its spell?

Race To The Bottom

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

It has been a good ol' American war over Who Gets What.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Huffington & Matalin on Mitt's Do-or-Die Debate in Denver

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Arianna and Mary differ on Obama's new lead and preview the first debate: Arianna thinks Romney needs to surprise us with humor and details while Mary suggests a Q for Obama.

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

I Get Breathing Lessons At HuffPost Oasis, Then A Shouting Match On 'Hardball'

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

So first I got soothing breathing lessons. Then I got into a televised shouting match on "Hardball." I'm not sure whether there is a relationship between the two events. Maybe New Age therapy made me do it. Here's the story.

WATCH: What Do You Think Of The Political Media?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and BuzzFeed's Ben Smith sat down on HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss a recent poll that found a staggering ...

Rush Limbaugh Has Had It With Me

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

I have news to report: Rush Limbaugh has finally had it with me. He has decided that I'm rooting for America's decline and that I'm a part of President Barack Obama's "crop of Democrats." None of that is true, but it's worth recounting how Rush and I got to this point.

Huff Post's 'Cover the Conventions' Contest: Some Sample Submissions

Laura Paull | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Laura Paull

You read the news. Or watch, or listen to it. Maybe you sometimes think: I could do that!

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Obama's Low Approval Numbers On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman, along with MSNBC Analyst Richard Wolffe, appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss Pre...

Joe Biden Hits His Stride -- A Midterm Report Card With Q&A

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Despite the latest rumors of replacement on the 2012 ticket, Joe Biden is having the time of his life -- and he's had a lot of times.

WATCH: Howard Fineman Talks Romney On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's performance at Monday night's GOP presidential deba...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Gingrich's Staff Resignations

Huff TV | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell' to discuss the recent resignations of multiple senior campaign aid...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Mitt Romney's Campaign

Huff TV | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Monday on MSNBC's 'The Rachel Maddow Show' to discuss the 2012 GOP presidential field. Mitt Romney was the focus of...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Palin, Romney On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Mitt Romney's announcement that he is running for pre...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Sarah Palin On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' to discuss Sarah Palin's bus tour. When asked by Matthews if Palin is going...