Mark Halperin

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Reid Apologizes for 'No Negro Dialect' Remark
Reid Apologizes for 'No Negro Dialect' Remark
sorry, mr. president

Reid Apologizes for 'No Negro Dialect' Remark

He gave an unfortunate appraisal of candidate Obama

(Newser) - Harry Reid apologized today for his "poor choice of words" in 2008 when he said candidate Barack Obama had a chance to win because he was "light-skinned" and had "no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Reid made the comments privately, but they're coming...

Why Health Reform Will Happen—And Why It Won't

(Newser) - With the Obama administration stepping up its push for health-care reform, Mark Halperin, in Time, lists five reasons why it will, and won't, get done. The pros:
  • The industry is "still on board."
  • "Barack Obama doesn't fail too often."
  • It's a must-win for the entire White
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The Real Deal on 10 Lies About Obama
 The Real Deal on 
 10 Lies About Obama 
OPINION

The Real Deal on 10 Lies About Obama

(Newser) - Opponents are saying a lot of things about President Obama that just aren’t true. Mark Halperin clears up the record in Time. Obama ...
  • has Israeli security interests at heart.
  • is not blind to the costs of a revamped health care system.
  • "is not captive to his party's liberal
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How Obama Can Ensure Victory for His Justice
How Obama Can Ensure Victory for His Justice
OPINION

How Obama Can Ensure Victory for His Justice

Vet Souter's successor like heck, and talk to all the right people

(Newser) - If Barack Obama wants to avoid a drawn out battle over his Supreme Court nominee, Mark Halperin has some advice:
  • Vet the nominee exhaustively, and if anything comes up, make sure it comes out early and favorably.
  • Be ready to play up “whatever Horatio Alger elements” of the nominee’
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HBO Plans Film Version of 2008 Election Book

Film will look at events from candidates' perspectives

(Newser) - HBO Films has picked up Game Change, a book about the 2008 election, to adapt for the small screen. The book, to be published next year, takes a character-driven look at the campaigns from the perspectives of the candidates and their camps, says Variety. The option continues the network’s...

15 Things We Learned About Obama Last Night

President reminds us of his gifts and plans

(Newser) - So what did last night teach us about our president? Mark Halperin runs down the list in his Time blog The Page:
  • He's optimistic and realistic, and unafraid to be both at the same time.
  • He's unafraid to use his wife as a political asset.
  • He likes Joe Biden, really,
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Strong-to-Mixed Reviews for Thompson's Keynote
Strong-to-Mixed Reviews for Thompson's Keynote
OPINION

Strong-to-Mixed Reviews for Thompson's Keynote

Pundits disagree on how former McCain rival performed

(Newser) - Pundits from across the political spectrum were moved by Fred Thompson’s tribute to John McCain’s heroic military service. They differ, though, on how well Thompson sold McCain as the next president:
  • Thompson couldn’t have done better, Peter Wehner at the National Review writes: “Fred Thompson did
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Bizarre Speech Gets Low Marks
 Bizarre Speech Gets Low Marks 
Opinion

Bizarre Speech Gets Low Marks

Bipartisan speech lacked red meat for base

(Newser) - Joe Lieberman’s speech was certainly noteworthy, but not necessarily in a good way. Here’s what pundits are saying:
  • Lieberman “muddled through” his speech “like a reluctant accomplice,” writes Adam Kushner of Newsweek. Whereas Zell Miller had Republicans whooping, Lieberman gave a languid, golf-clap-worthy address.
  • The
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Press Tougher on Clinton, Veterans Say

Obama hasn't endured same scrutiny as the former First Lady

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is convinced that the media skew coverage to favor Barack Obama, and the Washington Post reports that top reporters agree. Not only do veteran commentators Mark Halperin and Howard Fineman say it’s so—Time's Halperin: “It’s not a level playing field”—but many...

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