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'Torturing Some Folks'

David Coleman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
David Coleman

President Obama is being praised by some for use of the term "torture" during a recent press conference when he referred to post-9/11 interrogation techniques employed on behalf of our government.

Why Think Like A Man Too Is Headed for Number One

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

Kevin Hart has proven to be a box office success. Don't believe that statement? The proof is in the pudding.

Dumb Starbucks Creator Nathan Fielder's Press Conference (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Shira Lazar

Dumb Starbucks emerged as a pop up coffee shop and viral parody over the weekend in Los Feliz, California. Explained as a fair-use art project, "Dum...

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

Romney Campaign Jumps On Obama's 'Doing Fine' Remark

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday jumped on a comment by President Obama at a press conference that "the private sector is doing fine." The Romney c...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Friday Talking Points -- Excerpting Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An important debate flared this week -- one in which sides were chosen, positions staked out, and invective hurled. I will let that sentence stand in...

A Conversation with "Nazi" Lars Von Trier About Melancholia

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Although he has perhaps destroyed his future at Cannes, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia is one of his best films. Von Trier exposes his inner wounds with wild imagination, and this is why he earns respect, despite his notorious provocative personality.

William Alden

As Bernanke Meets The Press, The Stakes Are High

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

Ben Bernanke, a small, bearded man with a seemingly godlike power over the economy, has spent much of his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman cloaked i...

111th Congress Ends With Bang, Not Whimper

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pundits are now beginning to say Obama is on a comeback, which is a stunning turnaround from less than two months ago, when the president sheepishly began using the word "shellacking" for the midterm results.

Los Angeles Launches Nation's First Israel Divestment Campaign

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On April 1, 2010, in a no-holds-barred interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Israeli peacemaker Jonathan Ben Artzi, a PhD candidate at Brow...

Friday Talking Points [138] -- "Candidate" Obama Returns

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America (as, likely, everywhere else) always has a seamy underside, crawling with metaphoric maggots, to anything that is mostly seen as good by the m...

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

How About a Press Conference, Mister President?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama were taking questions on a regular basis and forcefully standing up for his ideas and his perception of day-to-day issues, he would do a much better job of making his case to the American people.

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

With Friends Like These...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Robert Gibbs recently expressed his frustration with what he called the "professional left." Who would have thought that Obama's biggest problem in his first few years in office would be one of communication?

Obama's Press Conference: You Can't Negotiate With Disaster

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Consensus-building is a gift that the President's used brilliantly on many occasions. But a gift in one situation can be a bad habit in another.

Will Obama Hold Another Press Conference?

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

We hear plenty of this president by other means. But we ought to reckon what we have lost if the White House goes on treating the presidential press conference as an outmoded convention.

Espada Photo Bomb: Protestor Embarra

WNYC | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A well-crafted press conference featuring State Sen. Pedro Espada, a Bronx Democrat, nearly was upended by opponents representing tenant rights groups...

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

Obama Should Hold Press Conference Soon

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has spent less than an hour in front of the media since his last formal primetime press conference back in July. He needs to hold another -- both for the public's sake and for his own.

Obama, Hu Jintao Press Conference Held In China (VIDEO): Leaders Talk Economy, Iran, North Korea, Tibet, And Taiwan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao promised a determined, joint effort to tackle climate change, nuclear disarmament ...

WATCH Pete Carroll's Press Conference Live At 3pm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WATCH Pete Carroll's press conference discussing his move to coach the Seattle Seahawks LIVE at 3pm   ...

Obama's Vacation Press Conference (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

JImmy Kimmel returned to television last night after weeks of vacation and brought with him video of Obama's press conference from Martha's Vineyard. ...

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.