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CNN Adds Frum and Cardona to 2012 Election Team

CNN continued to beef up its roster of 2012 political contributors with the addition Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and conservative columnist David Frum today.

Cardona currently heads the public affairs practice at Dewey Square Group, where she founded the Latinovations practice that focuses on Latino strategic outreach on national, state and local levels. During the 2008 Democratic primary election, she was senior adviser and spokesperson to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and served on the campaign’s Hispanic outreach team.  A former communications director for the Democratic National Committee, Cardona also served as a spokesperson at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce during the Clinton administration.

David Frum is the editor and founder of the conservative website FrumForum.com. From 2001 to 2002, Frum served as special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush. During the 2008 election season, he served as senior foreign policy advisor to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign.  He is a former editor of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page and six time author.

Cardona and Frum join the CNN’s existing lineup of political contributors which includes John Avlon, Paul Begala, Bill Bennett, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Erick Erickson, Ari Fleischer, David Gergen, Roland Martin, Mary Matalin and Hilary Rosen.

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Yet Even More On That Presser…

The White House upgraded from a teleprompter to a giant TV monitor.

TVNewser: Based on Nielsen Fast National data, 31.1 million viewers tuned in across the big four broadcast networks at 8pmET to watch President Obama’s second prime time news conference of his presidency. That’s down more than two million viewers from his first news conference February 24.

Conservative radio host and CNN contributor Bill Bennett says the conservatives’ idea that the press is in love with President Obama has been disproven. His comments last night on CNN via HuffPost: “There is a conservative strand of thinking that says the press is in love with Barack Obama. Not tonight… He went through a murderer’s row, from Jake Tapper to Chip Reid and CNN’s own Ed Henry. And you saw a flash of anger from the President at Ed Henry.”

Henry’s take on the exchange here.

And a montage of reactions:

Morning Reading List, 10.03.08

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Morning Reading List, 09.03.08

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