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Tim Russert

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  • The Ron Smith legacy: How to write, how to live, how to die

    The Ron Smith legacy: How to write, how to live, how to die
    For virtually all the time I spent in politics, my main function was to craft words for someone else. And, for a long time, I was pretty good at it. In fact, I got so good at it that, when I finally decided I wanted to start opining under my own name...
  • TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry Obama's Friday news conference

    TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry  Obama's Friday news conference
    During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN). I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
  • Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee

    Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee
    "My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism." It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own. As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech cracks top 10 and has chance to prove merit against Georgia Tech

    As Tim Russert used to intone on “Meet The Press,” our issues this Sunday: How far to drop Alabama? How high to elevate Virginia Tech? Pollsters had to decide how much to penalize the previously undefeated Crimson Tide after its home loss...
  • Piers Morgan, David Gregory and guns - We're pathetic

    Piers Morgan, David Gregory and guns - We're pathetic
    Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
  • Rhubarb Patch: Swirls and Eddies in GOP primary crosscurrents

     
    Today, veteran political strategist and former executive director of the Illinois Republican Party Christine Dudley (right) joins me for an e-mail back and forth about the race for the presidency. To: Christine From: Eric Three months ago, I saw no......
  • Why Romney is not a 'flip-flopper' on abortion rights

     
    Speaking of long-form journalism, as Megan was earlier, Slate's William Saletan has posted The Conversion--How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion, a 12,000-plus word analysis of Romney's various positions on this hot-button issue: The...
  • Is Tim Russert's sudden death a warning to his generation?

    Is Tim Russert's sudden death a warning to his generation?
  • Ferraro quits Clinton campaign after Obama remarks

    The battle of the surrogate presidential campaigners took another unexpected twist today when Geraldine Ferraro stepped down from a fundraising post in Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign after she said that Barack Obama had done well in the presidential...
  • Judge says Nevada debate must include Kucinich

    A Nevada judge said Monday that Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich must be included in today's candidate debate in Nevada. Senior Clark County District Judge Charles Thompson said if Kucinich was excluded, he would issue an injunction...