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Anthony and Huma
Stan Brooks, a radio reporter at 1010WINS for more than 40 years, died at age 86. (The New York Times)
WME super agent Ari Emanuel is making a bid to get his clients, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, to take over Meet the Press, which has had slipping ratings of late. (New York Post)
In an interview on Meet the Press this morning, Anthony Weiner would not say whether his high-profile wife would re-join him on the campaign trail again.
Mr. Weiner, speaking with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, said he doesn’t know if his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, will be at his side, including on Election Day Tuesday.
Politicians, it seems safe to say, are not renowned for their familiarity with the truth. On the rare occasion when a politician blurts out something which is both verifiable and accurate, apologies and explanations often follow.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker should offer neither an apology nor an explanation for the truth he spoke during a television interview over the weekend.
After broadcasting the first episode of Meet the Press from its new HD studio in the NBC News Washington, D.C. bureau, David Gregory spoke to his staff, champagne flute in hand.
The host began to cry in the middle of his remarks, while discussing the milestone.
“This is a big moment for me, Read More
Chuck Schumer, who stands to be a very big political winner if a public option is included in the compromise health care bill that will soon come to the Senate floor, offered a very specific assessment of where the public option debate in the Senate now stands on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” Read More
Watching David Paterson play dumb on “Meet the Press” on Sunday called to mind a favorite scene from “The Naked Gun,” when Leslie Nielsen’s Lt. Frank Drebin tries in vain to dissuade shocked passersby from staring at a truly spectacular explosion by shouting: “Nothing to see here! Please disperse! Nothing to see Read More
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ALBANY—The David Paterson that showed up for a live interview on Meet the Press was defiant, clear that he was running for governor in 2010 and insistent Read More
David Gregory touted the joint appearance of Michael Bloomberg and Cory Booker on Sunday’s Meet the Press as an opportunity to discuss the “economy and the president's stimulus plan and their impact on big cities across the country.”
But mostly it was an opportunity for the two mayors, cross-generational allies who Read More
Almost two weeks after the fact, it’s clearer than ever that Barack Obama and his White House team erred in holding a prime-time press conference on July 22.
The basic idea may have been sensible. Voter support for the Democratic-led health care reform effort was slipping and momentum in Congress was stalling, Read More
Asked on Sunday’s Meet the Press whether he believes there’s a need for Congress to pass some kind of health care reform, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell replied, “Oh, absolutely. I’m not in favor of doing nothing.”
Well, of course he’d say that. Voters have long ranked health care as one Read More