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This Week With George Stephanopoulos

Preaching to the Choir: Obama on Sunday Morning Television

Ilene Angel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ilene Angel

We like the idea of change more than the actuality of it. Even those who stand to gain the most from improved health care, like the state of South Carolina, let the fear-mongering stand in the way of genuine progress.

The Two Presidents Are In Sync Using the Media to Deliver the Message: CGI Opens in NYC.

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The Clinton Global Initiative is a magnificent prelude to the meetings to be held later in the week with the Chinese government and other world leaders at the United Nations. This is a true gesture of unity.

George Stephanopoulos: I'm Better Than Sunday Competitors Because I Worked In White House

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today Stephanopoulos, who also is ABC's chief Washington correspondent, is supremely well-connected in the Obama White House. One of his closest frien...

White House Shifts On Public Health Care Option

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's top political adviser is backing away from having a government health care plan compete against private carriers...

Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform: Part 1

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

One of the most infuriating aspects to the issue of healthcare reform is the lack of honest debate by our public officials.

For Gays in the Military, Obama's Good Intentions Not Enough

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Good intentions are no substitute for the change our service members are counting on, especially those who might like to be relieved from a third or fourth or fifth tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.

David Gregory's "Meet The Press" Ratings Hit New Low — The Sunday Morning Horse Race Is On

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If the Sunday morning TV throne is empty, then the race for the crown is on. NBC's "Meet the Press" suffered its lowest ratings since David Gregory...

Republican Incoherence on Climate Change

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Republicans are completely a mess -- a familiar mess, trapped between their increasingly loopy base and the American mainstream. Their base is full of flat-earthers that don't believe the scientific consensus.

Celebrities Hit Auction Block for Human Rights

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Buchanan

The online auction will raise funds supporting the RFK Center's vital work around the globe.

Green News Report - April 21, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The EPA declares pollution a hazard (duh)....so Congressional Republicans focus on (wait for it).... cow farts!; The 39th ce...

McCain Doing "Twitterview" With George Stephanopoulos

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Next Tuesday, I'm trying something new. Catch my "twitterview" with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday, March 17 at 12 noon on Twitter....

Limbaugh: ABC Falsely Reported That GOP Leader Disagreed With Me

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, the Limbaugh wars have just taken yet another weird new turn -- Rush is claiming that a high profile GOP leader who appeared to disagree with hi...

Memo to The Media: Having Rove on to Pontificate on the Economy is like Having Madoff on to Pontificate on Investing

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Republicans have deservedly lost control of the government. And given the bankruptcy of their ideas for addressing the crisis we face, they realize their only chance to return to power is to try to rewrite history. Enter Karl Rove... READ MORE Darkening Clouds... Silver Lining? While we are trying to move the economy to full capacity, we also need to make sure that our communities are operating at full capacity. Our full capacity of giving. Our full capacity of service. Our full capacity of compassion. As America's Misery Index soars, so must our Empathy Index. READ MORE Watch: Arianna on Larry King Live Discussing Limbaugh's Influence on the GOP and Obama's Stimulus Plan

Jason Linkins

Obama Interview Helps This Week Beat Meet The Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week was a good week for This Week, which ended up eking out a win over NBC rival Meet The Press in Total Viewers, and landing as the "top-rated ...

Schwarzenegger: Clinton "Could Be A Great Move" For Secretary Of State

ABC News | George Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week I reported that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was in the running to become Obama's secretary of state. Today we learned that the President-e...

Sunday Watch 11-02-08: In Which the Guesswork Pageant Flutters to an End

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

While McCain campaign manager Rick Davis affected not the slightest care in the world, Obama chief strategist David Axelrod refused to play the prophecy game.

Sunday Watch 10-26-08: In Which Weariness Strikes

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

With a this-hurts-me-more-than-it-hurts-you air, Brokaw plopped unfavorable poll results on a dogged but visibly weary McCain, and while he tried to show his game face, it was not his strongest performance.

Sunday Watch 10-12-08: In Which False Equivalency Struts Its Fraudulent Stuff

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

Once again, Brokaw's round table was a liberal-free zone. He concluded with the idiotic prediction game, John McLaughlin's gift to the game-show-as-phony-sophistication genre.

Ian Cameron Named Executive Producer Of ABC News' "This Week"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Veteran Washington hand Ian Cameron was appointed Monday as the producer in charge of ABC's Sunday political talk show "This Week wit...

Sunday Watch 9-28-08: In Which George Stephanopoulos Shies Away From Moments of Truth

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

To perform a public service, an interview ought to (in journalists' jargon) "advance the story" -- to move the candidate out of the zone of the known into the less known.

Sunday Watch 9-21-08: In Which a Whole World View Collapses With Little Notice

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

How can any official be kept accountable when journalists don't inquire into the sources of their errors?

Sunday Watch 8-24-08: In Which House Dwellers Throw Stones

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

Stephanopoulos pushed the question of McCain's real estate onto Rudy Giuliani, who broke new ground in the annals of property assessment.

Sunday Watch, 8-3-08: In Which David Gergen Collides with the Straight Talk Express and Walks Away from the Wreck

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

Washington fights sound petty even when they are deeply consequential, and neither journalists nor politicians have discovered how to make them sound as dramatic and consequential as they deserve to sound.

Battle of the Surrogates: Should We Be Picking a President This Way?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Obama campaign has to be more selective in choosing its spokespeople, using more strong, smart advocates like Sen. Biden and Sen. Webb, and keeping Pelosi and Kerry as far away from the media as possible.

Jason Linkins

McCain Appearance on This Week Overrun By Dogs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the highlights of the John McCain/George Stephanopoulois interview, besides McCain amply demonstrating the sort of terrifying president he'd ma...