Daniel Stone

Obama Supports Conan, According to Conan

 The melee continues at NBC, where late-night hosts continue to slam each other and the network as executives try to rearrange the late-night line-up. No one's happy, least of all being Conan O'Brien, who was asked last week to bump his Tonight Show to midnight to accommodate a half-hour program hosted by Leno at 11:35.

Obama Approval vs. Disapproval Hits Even Split

Six of one, a half dozen of the other might be the best way to sum up the president's latest shift in popularity. For the first time in his administration, those who see Obama's first year as a success versus failure are split evenly at 45 to 45 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released today."It's a passing grade, not exactly the marks his mother would want to put on the refrigerator, but still a passing grade," said Peter Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac University's Polling...

Grading Obama's Copenhagen Speech

While most Americans slept, President Obama spoke to delegates Friday morning in Copenhagen on the final day of the U.N. climate conference. We reported yesterday that Obama's speech would matter, not just because of the symbolism of the U.S. head of state addressing the world but also because until now U.S. negotiators have been unable to reach an agreement with other countries that have demanded larger steps on emissions cuts and mitigation funding.Obama's address was brief, an eight-minute...

Obama's Most Creative Speech Yet

One of the greatest things about being president is the ability to paint broad strokes. The man in charge can usually get by with expounding large themes like "vision" or "hope" or the "challenge of humanity." Less visible executive staffers are the ones who sort out particulars of a new policy or diplomatic agreement after the motorcade departs.But that won't cut it for President Obama when he speaks to delegates Friday at the U.N.-sponsored climate conference in Copenhagen.