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  • Donald Trump Talks About Melania’s Speech, His Tax Returns, & More | THE CIRCUS | SHOWTIME

    07/25/2016 8:02:37 AM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    Showtime ^ | 7/24/2016 | Showtime
    In his first interview after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald J. Trump spoke with Mark Halperin for THE CIRCUS about the week of the Republican National Convention. The interview was conducted on Friday, July 22, 2016, before the attack in Munich, the selection of Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton’s running mate was announced, or the TV ratings for Thursday’s convention session were known. Don't miss new episodes Sundays at 8PM ET/PT. In this wide-ranging interview, Trump discusses that he saved former primary campaign rival Sen. Ted Cruz from being “ripped” off the stage by booing delegates when he entered...
  • Scarborough/Halperin on FBI Investigation of Hillary: Sources Say Something Happening

    01/29/2016 4:56:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 97 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With news of the death of Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, let's take a line from another group of the late 60s, Buffalo Springfield: "there's something happening here." What it is ain't exactly clear, but it doesn't seem to bode well for Hillary Clinton. Today's Morning Joe featured an ominous exchange between Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin. The notion was that a variety of sources--from a senior network exec, to top Obama admin officials, to FBI agents--are saying the same thing: the FBI investigation of Hillary is much further along than most people realize. Listen to Halperin: "the body language...
  • Mark Halperin hints Sarah Palin will endorse Trump tomorrow in Iowa [vanity]

    01/18/2016 1:50:36 PM PST · by springwater13 · 107 replies
    Mark Halperin Verified account ‏@MarkHalperin Does anybody know where @SarahPalinUSA plans to be on Tuesday? Trump will be having a major announcement with a special guest tomorrow in Ames, Iowa.
  • Halperin: After Criticizing Hillary 'Not Saying Rendell Woke Up With Horse Head in Bed, But'

    08/28/2015 7:16:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So who's Hillary's enforcer? Last week we asked "who got to Donny Deutsch?" when he suddenly became supportive of Hillary whereas just the week before he had been very critical of her. Now the same thing has happened with Ed Rendell. Just yesterday, the former DNC Chairman and Pennsylvania governor was quoted in the New York Times saying Hillary has handled the email scandal "poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly." But on today's Morning Joe, Ed was suddenly singing a different tune, claiming Hillary is doing everything right and plaintively suggesting that there is no problem. That led Mark Halperin to...
  • Halperin: Trump Reached "Turning Point" "Most" Estab Cands Think He Can Win Nomination

    08/17/2015 6:37:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies ^ | August 17, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin stated that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “reached a turning point” where the “establishment candidates” think he can win Iowa, “most” believe he can win the nomination, and “a significant number think he could win the White House” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • A Good Lesson in How Not to Go About An Interview

    05/18/2015 11:34:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Moore County Pilot ^ | May 16, 2015 | Dusty Rhoades
    By now, I assume most of you have figured out that I’m not a huge fan of Sen. Ted Cruz. I’m even less of a fan, however, of what passes for journalism in this country these days, by which I mean the shallow, image-driven, trivia-obsessed folderol that seeks to find the “gotchas” in the most ridiculous things. Did Obama ordering orange juice on the campaign trail mean he’s not a “regular guy” who can relate to the kind of simpletons these overpaid celebrity journalists assume we are? Did Hillary Clinton not tipping in a diner mean she’s insensitive to working...
  • By Accepting Apology, Ted Cruz Sets Classy Example

    05/12/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    After his controversial interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin (which ThinkProgress dubbed “the most racist interview of a 2016 candidate“), Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Halperin’s apology with magnanimity: “Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. “Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he asked me in an interview. The apology was unnecessary — no offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended — but is certainly appreciated.” This is both smart politics (what’s the saying about picking fights with people who buy paper by the ton and ink by the barrel?)...
  • Ted Cruz’s finest moment

    05/12/2015 11:01:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 12, 2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The United States owes Bloomberg columnist Mark Halperin a debt of gratitude. For a rare and fleeting moment, Americans of all political persuasions, religious affiliations, and ethnic backgrounds were united in revulsion over the spectacle of his attempt to interview Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Halperin’s ham-fisted, chauvinistic effort to force Cruz to prove the authenticity of his heritage by riffing extemporaneously on Cuban culture and to speak en Español were both embarrassing and insulting. Halperin’s motives were transparent. He set out to demonstrate in some small way that Cruz was Cuban in name only — a CINO, if you will....
  • Editorial: Ted Cruz not running for president of Cuba

    05/11/2015 5:43:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 11, 2015 | The Editors
    You don’t have to like Sen. Ted Cruz, or even agree with him, to find offense in a recent line of questioning he endured. More than awkwardness, Mark Halperin offered a stunning small-mindedness as he attempted to tease out Cruz’s Hispanic bona fides: What Cuban food did he like growing up? Which Cuban music does he favor today? Would he welcome fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders to the presidential race, “and I’d like you to do it, if you would, en espańol”? Halperin, famed for co-authoring the book Game Change on the 2012 presidential campaign and prominent today for his analysis...
  • No Due Respect: The real problem with Bloomberg's Halperin-Heilemann show

    05/11/2015 12:35:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bloomberg Television's "With All Due Respect," hosted by Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is probably the object of more ridicule from Beltway and Manhattan insiders than any other news show on television. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. The vast majority of the Gang of 500, a term coined by Halperin many moons ago, thinks the show is really bad. Which is a problem, because the Gang of 500 is Halperin and Heilemann's target audience. The rest of America doesn't watch the show. Although Ruben Navarette, a San Diego-based columnist, did happen upon Halperin's interview with...
  • Mark Halperin Apologizes for Cringeworthy Ted Cruz Interview

    05/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Pobody's Nerfect. On Monday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics editor and MSNBC senior burrito correspondent Mark Halperin apologized for an interview two weeks ago in which he ham-handedly quizzed Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Cuban heritage. In the interview Halperin questioned Cruz on his Hispanic appeal, even his consumption of Cuban dishes, and offered to let Cruz welcome Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders to the race en Espańol. The interview flew under the radar until it was torn to shreds by San Jose Mercury-News columnist Ruben Navarrette this weekend. “As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching...
  • 10 More Questions Mark Halperin Might Ask 2016 Presidential Contenders

    05/10/2015 9:09:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin may not be the world’s best interviewer — but he might be the world’s most condescending. In a week-old interview that has only recently garnered buzz thanks to a column in the San Jose Mercury News, Halperin essentially demands Texas Sen. Ted Cruz prove he is connected to his Hispanic heritage. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During the interview, Halperin says he wants to ask a series of questions to determine whether Cruz has “an affinity for or a connection to” his “Cuban past.” He asks Cruz if he has a favorite Cuban food. When the senator starts to answer that...
  • White reporter demands to know how authentically Cuban Ted Cruz is

    05/10/2015 1:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | May 10, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Mark Halperin of Bloomberg interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a candidate for president of the United States, recently and endeavored to find out how authentically Cuban he is. This line of questioning has not, so far as is known, been directed at any other presidential candidate. Barack Obama’s blackness has not been called into question, nor has Hillary Clinton’s womanhood. Ruben Navarrette, writing on Saturday for the San Jose Mercury News, was appalled, to say the least. Halperin asked Cruz what kind of Cuban food he liked, if he listened to Cuban music and was invited to address Bernie Sanders...
  • WATCH: Liberal Host Goes Fulls Racist Interviewing Ted Cruz

    05/09/2015 8:02:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 35 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/9/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    On Saturday, Fausta’s Blog posted an interview from Bloomberg TV that slipped under the radar in the last few weeks, wherein Mark Halperin got uncomfortably weird and painfully white while interviewing Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Here is Digitas clip of the segment. It is a comic tragedy unto itself. Fausta, in the dangerous state of “outraged while Puerto Rican,” had a terrific rant that ended, appropriately, with bésame el culo. Kiss my … The absurdity of the situation is outweighed only by how disgusting it is.
  • Beckel blows a gasket on ‘The Five’ over Obamacare death panels

    11/27/2013 6:29:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 27, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    A prominent liberal columnist’s admission that the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned about really are and always have been a part of Obamacare caused a blowup Tuesday on Fox’s “The Five,” when host Eric Bolling said “liberal royalty” owes Palin an apology. Bolling was referring to a statement by Time magazine columnist and passionate Obama fan Mark Halperin, who told Newsmax TV on Monday that health-care rationing was an inseparable part of Obamacare’s takeover of the U.S. health system. Halperin himself didn’t use the term “death panels,” but the point was clear enough from the clip. It wasn’t clear enough...
  • Mark Halperin's Sudden Claim That Obamacare Death Panels Exist Calls Into Question

    11/26/2013 4:22:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    forbes ^ | november 26, 2013 | rick ungar
    “The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for “death panels,” which decide which critically ill patients receive care and which don’t. It’s built into the plan. It’s not like a guess or like a judgment. That’s going to be part of how costs are controlled.” Really, Mark? That is quite a pronouncement without so much as bothering to provide thinking Americans with a reference to where they can find this deeply upsetting language in the Affordable Care Act. I, for one, would have been most appreciative to be provided with such a citation given that I’ve read the entire law seven times and...
  • Mark Halperin: Obamacare Contains "Death Panels" (The truth is finally getting out)

    11/26/2013 2:25:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 11/26/2013 | staff
    The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for "death panels," which decide which critically-ill patients receive care and which won't, according to Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine. "It's built into the plan.
  • Two Time Magazines In One! [Death Panel Admission---Sarah Palin Vindicated]

    11/26/2013 11:36:27 AM PST · by thouworm · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Ed Driscoll
    What a difference a couple of months make: As has been explained here, here, here, here, here and here, the new health care law contains no death panels. The Independent Payment Advisory Board, a government panel that may determine some Medicare payments rates, is expressly banned from rationing care. End-of-life counseling, a provision in an early version of a health reform bill that would pay doctors to talk to Medicare patients about living wills, was stripped from the final version. — “Sarah Palin Won’t Let ‘Death Panels’ Die,” Time magazine, September 10, 2013.Flash-forward to today — and flash-forward to the eight...
  • Halperin: Team Obama jumps the binder

    10/18/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/18/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In my column today at The Fiscal Times, I gave Mark Halperin of Time Magazine a lot of credit for being one of the very few journalists that spoke out about Barack Obama’s lack of a second-term agenda or much substance at all after the debate on Tuesday night. We’ll get back to the column in a moment, but first Halperin extends his analysis today after a 36-hour cycle of Bindergate. Halperin can’t believe that we’re less than three weeks out from the election, and all that seems to concern the Leader of the Free World and his brain trust...
  • More on Akin (Went AWOL)

    08/21/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Time ^ | August 21, 2012 | Mark Halperin
    HALPERIN: “The national Republicans are feeling a little frustrated. not only do they not have any persuasive arguments that have worked so far but they’re having trouble finding him or reaching him. They’re not in dialogue with him as they might be with a normal party nominee.
  • Time's Mark Halperin: Ryan Protesters In Iowa Were Democrats 'On Duty'

    08/13/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/13/12 | Noel Shepphard
    Presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was heckled Monday by protesters at a campaign event in Iowa. Time senior political analyst Mark Halperin told MSNBC's Chris Matthews these were Democrats "on duty" (video follows with transcript and commentary, photo courtesy Des Moines Register): CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Anyway, Paul Ryan was met by a loud group of protesters today who joined his supporters at the same state fair event in Iowa. They booed and yelled throughout his ten minutes, but he handled it pretty well. Let's watch. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) PAUL RYAN: My guess is - [Interrupted by protesters] -...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...
  • Obama Campaign On Newt: 'The Higher A Monkey Climbs On The Pole The More You Can See His Butt'

    12/13/2011 10:13:51 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    BI ^ | 12-13-11 | Zeke Miller
    President Barack Obama's campaign doesn't seem too troubled by Newt Gingrich's ascendancy to the top of the Republican primary polls. Time's Mark Halperin reports that at a briefing for reporters today in Washington, Obama adviser David Axelrod said of Gingrich: "The higher a monkey climbs on the pole the more you can see his butt.
  • TIME visionary Mark Halperin sees racism in Palin remarks about "blank" check

    09/12/2011 3:33:44 PM PDT · by toma29 · 17 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/12/2011 | Thomas Bryan
    He is so sure Sarah Palin is a racist that he "corrects" her quotes to show what she really was thinking when she said it. Via TIME: Palin: AJA Not a Plan "At All" On Fri. Fox appearance, Alaskan says Obama “very bold” to ask for “another black check” and bipartisan characterization of bill was "disingenuous." Funny thing is Halperin can't even copy and paste from the story originally run in The Hill, which states: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin strongly condemned President Obama's jobs plan Friday afternoon, saying that the president "plays us all for fools." "I thought the...
  • Holder Launches Witch Hunt Against Biased Banks

    07/09/2011 7:11:24 AM PDT · by TimSkalaBim · 69 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/8/2011 | Paul Sperry
    In what could be a repeat of the easy-lending cycle that led to the housing crisis, the Justice Department has asked several banks to relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination, according to court documents reviewed by IBD. [snip] Another Reno protege, Perez has compared bankers to Klansmen. Only difference is, he said, bankers discriminate "with a smile" and "fine print." He said this kind of racism, though more subtle, is "every bit as destructive as the cross burned in a neighborhood." Perez has put...
  • White House: Analyst comment 'inappropriate' (but true)

    07/01/2011 4:26:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 6/30/2011 | ap
    The White House says an off-color remark about President Barack Obama by MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin was inappropriate. Halperin said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he thought Obama "was a dick yesterday." The Time magazine editor at large was talking about Obama's performance at a White House news conference on Wednesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president.
  • Obama Mocked Special Olympics Kids & Kanye West, Yet The WH Calls Halperin's Words Inappropriate

    06/30/2011 7:07:29 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    6/30/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama is apparently thin skinned, given the response from the White House that MSNBC's Mark Halperin's words concerning Obama were "inappropriate" yet he can call Kanye West a jackass, and make fun of Special Olympics kids carte blanche. Otoh, there seems to be something in the water at MSNBC: first Ed [Sergeant] Schultz gets suspended for popping off at the mouth (par for the course for him) and now Halperin is suspended, and both in almost rapid fire succession. Who's next at MSNBC? What was missed in all of the hubbub is that Halperin correctly pointed out that Obama has...
  • Rush: MSNBC’s Response Would Have Been Different If Halperin Had Defamed Bush

    06/30/2011 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 32 replies
    Breaitbart,tv ^ | 6-30-11
    Now let me ask you a question, "If Mark Halperin had said this about G.W. Bush, would they (MSNBC) falling all over themselves to apologize?
  • MSNBC Hosts Called Bush Fascist, Murderous and War Criminal, Never Faced Suspensions

    On MSNBC you can call a sitting president a "murderous" "fascist" even muse about putting the President on trial for war crimes, so long as that president is a Republican. But if you dare call a Democratic president a "d–ck," as MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin did this morning it's grounds for indefinite suspension. The following is a collection of quotes from MSNBC employees past (Keith Olbermann) and present (Chris Matthews, Ron Reagan Jr.) who had some particularly distasteful things to say about a then sitting President George W. Bush:
  • DFU SONG: Mark Halperin sings "YMCA"

    06/30/2011 1:48:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 1+ views
    scroll down and find "YMCA" about halfway down the pageHalperin, you created a mess Yes, Mark Halperin, we are really impressed No display of an Obama love fest You had called it as you saw it Halperin, you stood out from your crowd Yes, Mark Halperin, finally said it out loud We know, Halperin, all the viewers were wowed You had called it as you saw it Barack Obama’s a D-#-#-K You went and called him a D-#-#-K Everyone, everywhere, we all know it is true How refreshing on MSNBC it came from you D-#-#-K You went and called...
  • White House called MSNBC to complain about remark

    06/30/2011 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/11 | Sam Youngman
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that he called officials at MSNBC to convey to the cable station the administration's anger toward a remark made by an analyst Thursday morning. Washington was abuzz Thursday after longtime Washington journalist Mark Halperin used a profane term to describe President Obama's tone during Wednesday's press conference.
  • Suspended? Really? (Mark Halperin)

    06/30/2011 10:46:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hugh ^ | June 30, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    Mark Halperin is a star of the Beltway-Manhattan media elite, a lefty and transparently so. But he is also a terrific though deeply biased political reporter and his slip into street-talk on air today needed and got an apology, but a suspension? I have been in broadcast studios, both television and radio, for two decades and the pejorative Halperin used is as common as it is low on the scale of insults towards political figures. So what is MSNBC saying with this absurd display of "standards?" That none of its hosts talk this way, or that they don't talk this...
  • Mark Halperin suspended over Obama remark on Morning Joe (video)

    06/30/2011 8:30:49 AM PDT · by mmanager · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | Politico
    MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin was suspended on Thursday by the cable network after he called President Obama “a dick” on a popular morning show and then quickly apologized. “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is an editor-at large for Time, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference. Read more:
  • Mark Halperin Suspended From MSNBC After Slamming President Barack Obama on Air (Called Ř a d**k)

    06/30/2011 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 60 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/30/11 | Lindsay Powers
    Time magazine's Mark Halperin has been suspended as an MSNBC analyst after he called President Barack OBama a "dick" on Morning Joe Thursday morning. "Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst," said the network in a statement. Said Halperin in a statement: "I completely agree with everything in MSNBC’s statement about my remark. I...
  • Morning Joe Hearts Huntsman

    05/23/2011 8:32:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "He's a Morning Joe candidate." That could be the kiss of death among Republican primary voters, but Mark Halperin meant it as a compliment. Today's Morning Joe panel was unanimous in its praise for Huntsman's performance in New Hampshire over the weekend. More from Mark Halperin: "As impressive as any couple I've seen . . . I was pretty blown away by how effective he was . . . more [comfortable in his skin] than Barack Obama and George Bush, and they for me in my career have been the gold standard . . . One of the liberal trackers...
  • Say What? Liberals & The Bonehead Things They Say

    02/09/2011 2:25:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-11 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Obama: “To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear: We hear your voices.” President Obama from less than a year ago about much larger demonstrations all over America: "So I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you." and "Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around...” President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast: “Now, sometimes...
  • Time's Halperin Raves: Obama HasLevel of 'Sophistication and Skill' That Not One Republican Can

    02/03/2011 8:31:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/3/11 | Geoffrey Dickens
    It's rare when Chris Matthews is outdone in his praise of Barack Obama but Time's Mark Halperin, on Thursday's Hardball, managed to top the MSNBC host as he delivered a rave review of Barack Obama's performance at the National Prayer Breakfast. After playing a clip of the speech, Matthews merely offered a "That's pretty good" but the Game Change co-author did him one better, going as far to warn any GOP candidate considering a presidential run in 2012 to study the address because it had "a level of sophistication and skill that not one Republican on the field right now...
  • (Time) Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder

    01/11/2011 8:06:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/11/2011 | Mary Katherine Ham
    During a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Halperin of Time just thinks conservatives shouldn’t bother defending themselves, so as to avoid further political escalation. “Obviously, the initial reaction was so offensive to conservatives it has united everybody from Rush Limbaugh to David Brooks this morning, who wrote a very, very compelling piece that the scapegoating...
  • 'Politically Engaged Elites' Agree With Governor Palin: Obama in Over His Head

    10/11/2010 1:29:47 PM PDT · by DB9 · 16 replies
    C4P ^ | October 11, 2010 | Doug Brady
    It only took two years for our self-anointed betters in the media and political elite to conclude the obvious, but better late than never I suppose. Via Mark Halperin: "With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House,...
  • Halperin: Why Obama Is Losing the Political War

    10/11/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/11/10 | Mark Halperin
    Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From above, by elite opinion about his competence. From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment. And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November's elections. With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits,...
  • Attn. Media and Politicians: It's All About Palin

    09/20/2010 8:24:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 20, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    FROM: Mark Halperin TO: Coastal Elites, the Media and Establishment Politicians of Both Parties RE: Sarah Heath Palin Don't underestimate Sarah Palin. Yes, she is hyper-polarizing: she sends her fans into rapture and drives her detractors stark raving mad. But she can dominate the news cycle with a single tweet and generate three days of coverage with a single speech (as she did this past Friday in Iowa). Her name recognition is universal. You are right to complain that she is not offering specific policy proposals and that her inaccessibility to media outlets other than the one that pays her...
  • Mark Halperin Says GOP Could Gain as Many as 60 Seats in Midterm “Tidal Wave” – Video

    09/01/2010 10:01:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Time’s Mark Halperin talking to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about his prediction that the GOP could pick up as many as “60 seats” in this Fall’s Midterm Elections. Halperin said: “It’s not a foregone conclusion, but the Democrats are running out of time and options to keep, what is a tidal wave right now, from washing over them.”
  • Time's Mark Halperin: 9/11 Families Need to Be Led Through a Discussion About the Ground Zero

    08/23/2010 2:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/23/10 | Matt Hadro
    Time magazine's Mark Halperin engaged in the ultimate condescension Monday morning, arguing that families of 9/11 victims need to be guided by others into the Ground Zero mosque debate."For the families of the victims of 9/11, whatever emotions they want to have, I respect and I honor. But somebody needs to lead them through a discussion," Time's senior political analyst lectured on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." He mentioned a meeting that reportedly took place between the mosque's planners and the 9/11 families, which he insisted "needs to happen."
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (BS! The GOP should and will!)

    08/16/2010 3:49:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 152 replies
    Time ^ | 8/16/2010 | Mark Halperin
    Dear Republican Party: Your moment is now. This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches. The political potency of the issue is obvious. Polls overwhelmingly show the President has put himself on the wrong side of public opinion. Opposition to the new facility arouses...
  • “Time’s” Mark Halperin Pleads with GOP Not to Use Obama’s Support of Ground Zero Mosque Against Dems

    08/16/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 72 replies
    Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin is pleading with Republicans not to use President Obama’s endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque against Democrats in the Midterm Elections: Time: . . . . Yes, Republicans, you can take advantage of this heated circumstance, backed by the families of the 9/11 victims, in their most emotional return to the public stage since 2001. But please don’t do it. There are a handful of good reasons to oppose allowing the Islamic center to be built so close to Ground Zero, particularly the family opposition and the availability of other, less raw locations. But what is...
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (barf)

    08/16/2010 5:13:20 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 16 replies
    al-Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches. Read more:,8599,2010923,00.html#ixzz0wmHSXIjd
  • Bill O’Reilly: “Obama Goes Street”, About Matt Drudge’s Headline Report

    06/10/2010 5:04:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies · 539+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | annem040359
    Does not Bill O’Reilly KNOW that Matt Drudge puts his finger on the pulse of the USA? In this interview of Mark Halperin by Mr. O’Reilly last night about the issue of race, President Barak Obama and the horrible Gulf of Mexico BP/Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, sinking, and oil spill with the issue of race. This interview was based on a headline report by Matt Drudge at Drudgereport yesterday and with the theme, “Obama Goes Street”. From the interview, Mr. Halperin, and the interview by Mr. O’Reilly, had thought the Mr. Drudge was playing on the race issue in light...
  • Taking On Obama in '12 — Tougher Than You Think (Say what???)

    04/05/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies · 1,198+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 4-5-10 | Mark Halperin
    Here are the facts of Election 2012, as it stands now: Two major Republican candidates are engaged in the serious travel, staff hiring, contact building and general planning that are required to make a credible run for President. That pair is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran in 2008 and is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the party's front runner, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who was considered for the 2008 veep slot by John McCain. Romney has the stronger hand but some real problems. He retains almost all the strengths he brought to...
  • Mark Halperin: "Thin-Skinned" Obama Increasingly Says "the Press is Against Me" - Video 1/25/10

    01/26/2010 2:22:30 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 987+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mark Halperin on The Charlie Rose Show yesterday where he actually said that a "thin-skinned" President Barack Obama "increasingly says that "the Press is against me."" I kid you not! Halperin told Rose that Obama is the first modern President to get to the Oval Office never to have really experienced the scrutiny of the media. Rose asked him why that was so, and Halperin would not say the obvious - that the media determined to support and assist in the election of Barack Obama. Instead, he said Obama had "not been in public life very...