Richard Wolffe

Newsweek's Senior White House Correspondent

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Guest Picks: Richard Wolffe

Monday, September 16, 2013 editor Richard Wolffe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about what happened behind the scenes of Pres. Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He also told us about his love of cooking. Find out what else Richard Wolffe's a fan of!

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The Reselling of President Obama

Monday, September 16, 2013

Richard Wolffe talks about the marketers, message-shapers, and ad-makers behind President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. In The Message: The Reselling of President Obama, he describes the challenges—a dismal economy, the faded hopes of the first campaign, and a struggle for money—and how the campaign faced them.

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Richard Wolffe Inside the Obama White House

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Journalist and political analyst Richard Wolffe tells the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle, and paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism.

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Looking Back at the Decade in Politics

Thursday, December 31, 2009

It began with a contested election, ended with a new leader promising change, and in between was defined by the threat of terrorism, distrust of the government and the loss of thousands of lives both abroad and on American soil. MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe talks with us about the high and low points of the past ten years in politics, and shares his predictions for what's ahead.


President Obama's UN Debut

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yesterday President Obama took to the international stage as he made his United Nations debut. From yesterday’s climate change summit to tomorrow’s nuclear disarmament talk — and anticipated flourishes from Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi along the way — we take a look at President Obama’s global positioning with worldly thinkers Richard Wolffe and Reihan Salam. Richard Wolffe is a journalist and author of the bestselling book "Renegade: The Making of a President." Reihan Salam is a fellow at the New America Foundation and editor of The American Scene.

Watch the president's address to the United Nations:


Hillary Clinton: One Foot in India, One in Pakistan

Monday, July 20, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India today. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Clinton's trip and Washington's challenges in the subcontinent are Linda Blake, Wall Street Journal contributor in Delhi, India, Professor Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the Center for Policy Research in Delhi and Richard Wolffe, Daily Beast Columnist and political analyst for MSNBC.

Read Linda Blake's blog Global Reporter

"Many people are saying she's just doing the Hillary hokey pokey, left foot in India, right foot in Pakistan, and they feel really left out of the equation."
—Wall Street Journal contriburter Linda Blake on Hillary Clinton's trip to India

Watch a clip of Secretary of State Clinton's speech to India on July 15, 2009 below.


Campaign Insider

Friday, June 05, 2009

Richard Wolffe, a political analyst for MSNBC who covered the campaign for Newsweek and author of Renegade: The Making of a President draws on exclusive interviews with the president and campaign coverage to define Barack Obama.

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Discovering Treasure

Friday, June 05, 2009

Richard Wolffe, political analyst for MSNBC, talks about his exclusive access to Obama as told in his new book Renegade: The Making of a President. And Mark Hokoda of Chowhound reveals how to enjoy a global menu without the expense of a trip. Plus comedy group ‘The Striking Viking Story ...

White House Unwrapped

Monday, January 26, 2009

Richard Wolffe, MSNBC political analyst, discusses the economic stimulus.

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Obama's first day on the job

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Newly-minted President Obama had a full day of work yesterday firing off executive orders left and right. Richard Wolffe, the senior White House correspondent for Newsweek, joins us for his inside-the-Beltway view of Obama's first day in office.

Part of President Obama's busy day was a do-over of his Presidential Oath of Office after Chief Justice Roberts flubbed the line during the Inauguration.


2008 News Quiz: Presidential Issues

Monday, December 29, 2008

For the first round of our annual quiz show, Richard Wolfe joins us from Newsweek. Richard is the magazine's senior White House correspondent, and will grill listeners on their knowledge of this year's campaign trail - and the cast of characters that traveled it.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Richard Wolffe, senior White House correspondent for Newsweek, talks about the latest political news. Shake up in the McCain campaign? Faith-based initiatives? VP speculation? We got it!

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Oh, Baby

Monday, July 07, 2008

Is Obama moving to the middle? Is McCain cleaning house? Newsweek's Richard Wolffe brings us the latest news from the campaign trail. Plus: if you're a parent, you're probably no stranger to getting suckered by your kids. But, according to author Pamela Paul, the billion-dollar baby industry also has your ...