Ben Smith appears in the following:
Monday, December 30, 2013
At his final press conference of 2013, the first question asked of President Obama was "Was this the worst year of your presidency?" Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed, assesses whether it's possible to judge that question, looks back at the year in Obama, what to expect from 2014.
Monday, August 19, 2013
The RNC is shutting out CNN and NBC from the 2016 Republican debates over the network's plans to air programming focused on likely candidate Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, in New York, the mayor's race rolls along, with a major debate (co-sponsored by WNYC) scheduled for this Wednesday. Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed, discusses the latest news.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Ben Smith, Buzzfeed editor in chief, talks about how Anthony Weiner's candidacy affects the other candidates, especially those vying for the progressive vote.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race. Both Sen. Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning for the alleged plot.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Ben Smith, editor in chief of Buzzfeed, gives his analysis of the President's press conference, originally scheduled for 11:15 this morning. It will be the final press conference in his first term.
Monday, October 29, 2012
WNYC news host and reporter Richard Hake and NJPR host David Furst join Brian for the latest news on the storm, with WNYC reporters and other guests, including live coverage of Gov. Cuomo's and Mayor Bloomberg's press conferences. Plus, your calls.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Coverage of Day 3 continues at Charlotte with guests from Radio Row at the convention center. Featuring:
Monday, February 27, 2012
Ben Smith, editor in chief of BuzzFeed and political columnist for Politico, sets the week in politics, from Romney's tax plan to tomorrow's primaries in Michigan and Arizona.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Colin Campbell, the man behind the Brooklyn Politics blog, and Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico, discuss the special elections taking place in the NY-9, 54th AD, and elsewhere in the area.
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
Honestly in politics it’s hard to overestimate how incompetent people are… you can't totally write off the possibility in politics that people were just bumbling, because often, people are, and it gets attributed to some kind of devious intention.
— Senior Politics reporter Ben Smith, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Yesterday, the Senate voted against taking up a military bill that includes the DREAM Act and a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Ben Smith, senior political writer at Politico, discusses the vote and politics at play. Plus, your take on this morning's surprising Paladino-Cuomo poll - it's closer than almost anyone expected.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and other Republican stars are headed to New Orleans. Politico.com's Ben Smith and Time's Michael Scherer discuss this weekend's Southern Republican Leadership Conference and what's ahead for the Republican party heading into November's mid-term elections.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, December 07, 2009
The most anticipated conversation about the environment in years will kick off in Copenhagen today. It'll last seven days: Leaders from 192 countries, including President Obama, will attend at least some of the conference. by. International Herald Tribute correspondent James Kanter joins us from Copenhagen to tell us what's on the agenda there. Meanwhile, climate legislation seems low on the list of major priorities for the Obama administration. Politico's Ben Smith joins us to talk about how, with healthcare and financial reform on the agenda, serious legislative action on climate will likely be a long time coming.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Is the health care debate really Obama's Waterloo? Ben Smith
discusses the battle lines being drawn in Washington. Then, Congressman Ron Kind
), discusses what centrist Democrats want from health care legislation, and why he voted against the bill last Friday.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum today to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees as far as allowed under the Defense of Marriage Act. It's a surprise move that comes as the president faces criticism from several gay rights leaders over what they suggest has been a failure to live up to campaign promises in the first months of his presidency. For more on what the memorandum might provide, we're joined by Politico's
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
President-elect Obama's aides will release a report today reportedly showing his transition team is clean. Meanwhile, the Illinois state senate committee considering impeachment of Blagojevich ended its work for the week without coming to any definitive conclusions. Politico's Ben Smith joins The Takeaway for an update.