| May 2, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Washington -- Hours before the official announcement that President Barack Obama had landed in Kabul, Afghanistan for a surprise visit, the media -- both social and electronic -- were already buzzing with reports about the trip.
Had he indeed landed in-...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:25 PM
We are a nation that loves anniversaries — of births, weddings, deaths and everything else under the sun. We're now celebrating the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden and arguing whether President Barack Obama, who gave the order,...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit his ailing mother before she dies.
| May 29, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Finally, someone in the TV news business told Donald Trump he's ridiculous. Now, if they would just stop giving him airtime.
Wolf Blitzer, one of the most evenhanded interviewers in the news business, had enough of Trump playing his games of...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:48 AM
It was fairly obvious by about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that most cable and network analysts thought President Obama was going to be re-elected.
But they didn't have the data to make the call until 11:17.
When that happened at NBC News and CNN, viewers were...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:40 AM
The banality of social media can be painful to watch, but when it does something positive, when it steps in to speed along justice in a way that cops and courts cannot, the effect is mind-blowing.
The point has been made that without the reach and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:39 AM
UPDATED with copy of CNN memo and confirmation of cancellation ...
John King's nightly show on CNN has been cancelled.
King, the star of political reporting during the 2008 presidential campaign, will continue with the channel as its "lead campaign...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Twitter activity around today's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act peaked at more than 13,000 tweets per minute at 10:17 a.m., significantly more than the 900 TPM that was tracked during the oral arguments in March, reports Rachael Horwitz,...
| 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...
| 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...