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Obama on Budding Middle Eastern Unrest and ... Bud

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, January 27 2011

President Barack Obama briefly touched on the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia during an online question-and-answer session with YouTube users on Thursday. Responding to a question about the governments of Egypt and ... Read More

Hey, Hey, MTV, How Many Kids Did You Ignore Today?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, October 14 2010

Nothing like promising to be interactive and then trying to stage-manage a TV show. A blogger on Americablog, Nick Seaver, says he put in his name to participate in this afternoon's "youth town hall" being put on by MTV, ... Read More

White House Goes Open(ish) for Questions on Gulf Oil Spill

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 10 2010

The Obama administration came into the White House with the reputation of being uber-agile at navigating the modern news environment. But those skills don't seem to have done much to help it counter the narrative that ... Read More

White House Doing "Open for Questions" on Wall Street

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 22 2010

Just a heads up that, should Wall Street reform be of interest, the White House will be hosting one of its "Open for Questions" interactive chats this afternoon, at 2 pm, with White House economist Austan ... Read More

Novel Forum, Familiar Questions

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 1 2010

Years back, when I bought a house, someone gave me a piece of advice. Though I don't remember exactly who it was, I remember the guidance well. Don't pick a paint color by committee. You'll end up with a shade that ... Read More

America's Got Questions

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 1 2010

This week and last, we've been treated to a veritable mini-explosion of examples of how a thoroughly modern American president just might engage with the rest of the republic. First, last week we had Obama's gripping ... Read More