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Posts Tagged ‘Marc Ambinder’

Broadcast Nets Cover Pres. Obama News Conference on Tax Cuts

President Barack Obama is set to hold a news conference at 2:20pmET to discuss the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama will speak shortly after Vice President Joe Biden proposes the tax cuts to Senate Democrats at a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. And, sorry soaps fans, the broadcasters will be carrying the newser.

> Update: First question goes to Associated Press’ Ben Feller. Second question goes to the second row and Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman. The third question goes to NBC’s Chuck Todd. Then Scott Horsley of NPR asked the next question. Then Marc Ambinder of the National Journal and CBS News asked the next. The last question went to Jonathan Wesman of The Wall Street Journal.

See Obama on all of the networks after the jump…
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CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team

cbs2010_8-27.jpgNow that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear.

CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor John Dickerson will join a veteran group led by CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor Katie Couric that includes Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, Senior Political Correspondent Jeff Greenfield and Correspondents Wyatt Andrews, Sharyl Attkisson, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Byron Pitts, Chip Reid, Dean Reynolds and Political Analyst Dan Bartlett.

“This already is one of the most-anticipated midterm elections in a generation, and CBS News is adding exceptional talent to offer our audiences comprehensive coverage in a complex and exciting political environment,” said News and Sports president Sean McManus.

CBSNews.com also has assembled insiders to report and analyze key races online. New features include the Hot Races Interactive Map, Hot Race of the Week and Hot Ads of the Week

The Cable News Channel Gen. McChrystal ‘Disdained’

A few hours after Gen. Stanley McChrystal was relieved of his duties, The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder, who is also chief political consultant to CBS News, wrote about the day’s events in his Night Beat column, which included this:

Even more about McChrystal: now it can be told. The story about him voting for Obama is not contrived. He is a political liberal. He is a social liberal. He banned Fox News from the television sets in his headquarters. Yes, really. This puts to rest another false rumor: that McChrystal deliberately precipitated his firing because he wants to run for President.

Then yesterday, in another post, Ambinder added:

McChrystal was a hard core operator, aggressive as hell, a JSOC ninja — but he was also a social liberal who tolerated, nay, welcomed gay people into his inner circle, who disdained Fox News, and who grew increasingly frustrated with his reputation as Dick Cheney’s hired assassin.

Earlier: Geraldo Rivera on Rolling Stone Writer: “This is a Terrible, Terrible Thing that this Reporter Has Done”

Related: Geraldo Rivera to speak with McChrystal’s successor Gen. David Petraeus this weekend.

Political Foes Learn to Walk the Same Road

Yesterday we asked you who was wearing a certain pair of sneakers, and why. Turns out the shoes fit two CBS News political analysts who follow two different political paths. But on the final night of the DNC, they were walking the same, very long road.

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