| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:23 AM
With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues.
Which is to say there was only...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:58 AM
In November, I advanced one of CNN's debates with a piece hoping aloud that Wolf Blitzer would not let Newt Gingrich bully him as the the former Speaker of the House had been doing to other debate moderators.
Here's a bit of what I wrote:
And so it...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Was Newt finally neutered?
Newt Gingrich's attacks on debate moderators have been a staple of his run for the Republican nomination, and may very well have won him the South Carolina primary.
But one week after the former House speaker savaged...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Yessssssss. God is in his heaven, and for a couple of minutes Thursday night during CNN's GOP debate, the relationship between the press and grandstanding TV politicians was finally back in balance.
When moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Newt Gingrich if...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Picking up where their last debate left off, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich resumed battling Thursday night over personal integrity and the tenor of their respective campaigns, each accusing the other of unfair character attacks.
Romney, clearly itching...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 PM
I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Sarah Palin says it's a lie.
Her press spokeswoman calls it "sick."
Other supporters of the former Alaska governor refer to it as a "hit job" — concocted by Hollywood leftists and the liberal media.
Filmed in and around Baltimore last year, "HBO"...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Mitt Romney picked up another conservative endorsement Monday and a new poll showed him pulling ahead in Ohio heading into Super Tuesday, the biggest single day of the Republican presidential campaign.
A day before contests in 10 states will decide how...