"What Part of 'Politico' Do You Not Understand?"
June 18, 2013

A conversation about the dark art of driving the conversation.

RIP, Washington Examiner: Why Washington Still Needs its Own Tabloid
June 14, 2013

Today is the last day of publication for the daily Washington Examiner.

The Art of the Washington Photobomb
May 06, 2013

On Capitol Hill, a popular web meme is a daily fact of life.

Eulogy for the Blog
April 26, 2013

As the 'Times' moves to eliminate theirs, we should remember their golden age.

Behind the Cringeworthy Curtain
April 26, 2013

Politico's piece about Mark Leibovich's book is exactly what's wrong with 'this town.'

Immigration Reform Would Not Be a 'Bonanza' for Democrats
April 23, 2013

Politico's analysis makes way too many false assumptions.

Simpson-Bowles Is Back—With More Bad Ideas
February 19, 2013

It's not a plan so much as an outline, but its failures are clear.

On The Cain-Clarence Thomas Connection
October 31, 2011

Well, that didn't take long. Scrambling to deal with Politico's report on allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain by two of his employees at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, Cain's campaign has already played the Clarence Thomas card. A campaign spokesman today invoked the Anita Hill-Thomas conflagration of 1991: “Sadly, we’ve seen this movie played out before -- a prominent conservative targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics,” said spokesman J.D.

The Owner of 'Politico' Is Going After the 'Post.' Again.
October 27, 2009

Politico owner Robert Allbritton is planning to launch a local Washington D.C news website, TNR has learned. In his most direct challenge to The Washington Post since launching Politico, Allbritton is putting former Washingtonpost.com editor Jim Brady in charge of the new Metro site, sources said. Details are still emerging, but this is what I've learned so far: The new site will feature a mix of original reporting, aggregation, and GPS-map features. The site will cover D.C and the suburbs, and echo Politico's aggressive, scoop-oriented focus. Allbritton's spokesperson couldn't be reached.

The Scoop Factory
March 04, 2009

On the evening of January 22, a few hours after his administration's debut news conference, Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the cramped quarters of the White House press corps. It was meant to be a friendly event, and Obama glad-handed his way through reporters and cameramen, exchanging light banter as he went. But Politico reporter Jonathan Martin wasn't there to chat. Martin pressed Obama about the president's decision to nominate William J. Lynn III, a former defense lobbyist, to deputy defense secretary and about Obama's pledge to curtail the influence of lobbyists.