| May 15, 2011
| 12:43 PM
A week after picking apart many of the undeclared Republican presidential candidates (including one, Newt Gingrich, who became a declared candidate this week) "Saturday Night Live" turned its attention to President Barack Obama and his perceived...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:51 PM
After several nights of struggling with how to cover the so-called "Weinergate" scandal surrounding his friend U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Jon Stewart finally broke down and did the bit properly.
Stewart and Weiner are old friends and even shared...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Is it too late to fire the moderator?
Two more Republican candidates -- Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry -- said thanks but no thanks to an invitation to participate in an Iowa debate managed by real estate mogul Donald Trump.
The Dec. 27 affair has...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Newt Gingrich, trying to reverse a slide in Iowa by positioning himself as the unabashedly positive alternative to his trash-talking rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, unleashed an unexpectedly harsh attack today against his chief rivals,...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Yes, Seth Meyers and "SNL" character Stefon (Bill Hader) are supposed to be on their summer vacation together, but Meyers still has time for Chicago.
"You know, I'm thinking by June 18 we might need a couple of days apart," Meyers joked when we talked on...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:01 AM
CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Jessica Yellin, one of the stars of CNN's outstanding 2008 political coverage, was named chief White House correspondent Tuesday. She replaces Ed Henry, who left to cover the president for Fox News after seven years on the CNN beat.
Yellin assumes her...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:30 PM
In the end, Glenn Beck's last hour on Fox News Thursday after 2 and 1/2 years of considerable controversy, was relatively quiet, banal and kind of pathetic.
Beck told viewers several times how "amazing" the last 2 and 1/2 years have been. It was an...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:44 PM
As one media reporter who was genuinely concerned about the turn CNN seemed to be taking last year when it hired Eliot Spitzer, I am not going to try and hide how impressed and pleased I am with the lineup the cable news network announced today.
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:48 PM
If nothing else, Monday night's dueling prime-time addresses to the nation by President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner hopefully woke more Americans up to the fact that we are at an epic moment in the nation's history.