| Feb 18, 2011
Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press'
Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home.
Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:17 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:47 PM
House Speaker John Boehner couldn't resist taking a shot at Rep. Anthony Weiner during a commencement speech Sunday at Ohio State University.
During the address at Ohio Stadium, Boehner made fun of his own surname being pronounced to rhyme with "honor,"...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:27 PM
The telemarketer called in February with an unusual offer: free heart scans for me and my wife, an $800 value, from a company called Heart Check America.
The procedure would be "noninvasive," he promised. No needles. "Just lie on a table and hold your...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:49 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:22 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Two days before Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, speechwriter William Safire sent 12 sentences to President Nixon’s chief of staff.
The title of his memo: “In the event of moon disaster.”
Getting the astronauts to the moon...
| Jan 28, 2011
On Friday, CNN announced that NBC News' Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker will join CNN Worldwide as executive vice president and managing editor. Starting February 14, he will lead editorial coverage across CNNâs domestic and international...