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Peter Baker

Days of Fire Generates More Heat Than Light

Jay Pinho | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Jay Pinho

Exclusive meeting scenes set in the Oval Office feel as if they are being narrated by each of the characters themselves, creating a disorienting sensation in which everyone is somehow cast in the best possible light simultaneously.

Priceless Power of Labeling: Lessons From 'Obama's Scandals'

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media
Kare Anderson

Rather than jumping into the heated battle of competing narratives about Obama's three "scandals" or ignoring this high-stakes story, follow it for insights on how to influence by labeling.

Michael Calderone

Obama Skips Sunday Shows Amid Local Media Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- One afternoon in July, President Barack Obama sat down for eight interviews with local TV anchors -- the same number he's had with the nat...

What Can Obama Learn From Bill Clinton?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Bill Clinton's brief appearance last week excited both members of the media and Washington, but the question now is whether Clinton's presence can help Obama turn things around.

Regardless of What Politico Says, Losing Is Still Not Winning

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

It seems to some that President Obama would be much better off as a figurehead. You see, his greatest problem is that he has simply been too powerful.

Peter Baker and Barack Obama Fixate on Tactics

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Tactics play a role, but they are a second-order concern at best. Obama's fortunes will largely be determined by the state of the economy, not "marketing and P.R. and public opinion."

Peter Baker and David Herszenhorn: Wall Street Reform Reporting Lacking

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

After all the suffering caused by the massive layoffs and home foreclosures that have devastated communities, the best our elite journalists can do is tell us that they have no way to discern who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Step Up or Shut Up!

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

So yes, let's fix it all. Connect the dots, We the People. We have to step up or shut up, and let those who are stepping up get on with it.

Ignore the Media's Rahm Obsession

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

While the recent spate of Rahm Emanuel profiles offer some insight into the workings of the Obama presidency, they're simply not interesting. They reveal more about the media than our current political predicament.

The "Goldilocks Principle" and Afghan War Options

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

General McChrystal's recommendation for more troops and material has a distinctly Westmorelandian flavor to it. If approved, it could create an additional $40 to$80 billion per annum in war costs.

Jason Linkins

Watch, As This Snarky Pool Report Outrages Precisely No One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I think we can all agree that the business of pool report writing was just too super-serious to take chances!

Jason Linkins

HuffPost, TPM In White House Pool: Newspaper Reporters Gripe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to Politico, a "debate" has been "sparked" over the new White House pool rotation. This debate is raging, I'm sure, among the handful of people who are deeply invested in White House pool reporting.

Health Care Is a Done Deal if You Read Between the Lines

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

If we assume that Podesta represents certain powers that be in the Democratic Party, are those powers writing off the president?

Times Reporter Defends Obama "Socialist" Question

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York Times reporter Peter Baker is defending the paper's decision to ask President Obama whether he's a "socialist" in an interview that the pap...

John McCain and Russia

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

The latest campaign twister from John McCain is that he is not questioning Barack Obama's patriotism, only his judgment. But what kind of judgment ha...

Fox News: We Report -- Even if We Know It's False

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Begala

After I told Fox yesterday that the story about me wasn't true -- and this is the surreal part -- they kept reporting it anyway. Fox's Garrett told me he'd "take it under advisement." Take it under advisement?