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'Negative campaign' discussion, moment on Hardball

12/14/07 03:57PM

One of the top officials running Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign has been forced to quit Thursday night after slurring Barack Obama  and setting off a small firestorm about negative campaigning.  The Clinton campaign denied authorizing controversial comments about Barack Obama’s acknowledged adolescent drug use. Hours before yesterday’s Iowa debate,  Hillary Clinton apologized to Barack Obama  - and he told her leadership had to come from the top to stop negative campaigning.But despite Clinton denials - and even after the apology, Clinton strategist Mark Penn brought up cocaine on Ha read more

John Reiss named Executive Producer, "Hardball with Chris Matthews"

11/29/07 04:18PM

John Reiss has been named executive producer of "Hardball with Chris Matthews," it was announced today by Phil Griffin, Senior Vice President, NBC News and Executive in Charge of msnbc.  Reiss will also play a critical role in msnbc's political coverage throughout the election year.  The appointment is effective immediately.  "I'm tremendously excited to have John join 'Hardball' as the 2008 election season heats up," said Griffin.  "He's a terrific producer who knows politics and knows how to find and tell the big stories.  He's the perfect person to have in place at read more

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