The Campaign Spot

Chattin’ With Howard Kurtz This Sunday Morning

This Sunday morning, around 10 a.m. Eastern, if you want to see what I look like under-caffeinated, you can watch me on CNN’s Reliable Sources.
I’ll be on with Anne Kornblut of The Washington Post and Michelle Cottle of The New Republic. We’ll be talking about Hillary Clinton’s media blitz, her interaction with Tim Russert at the MSNBC debate, and the controversy surrounding the GQ article that never went to print. We’re also scheduled to discuss whether the press is rooting for a horse race in the Democratic primary.

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