Senior Executive Producer, Meet The Press and Managing Editor, Political Programming, NBC News
Betsy Fischer Senior Executive Producer, Meet The Press and Managing Editor, Political Programming, NBC News @BetsyMTP
#MTP Roundtabler tomorrow RT @Peggynoonannyc: We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…
nytimes.com — BALTIMORE - President Obama, struggling to find his footing after one of his most turbulent weeks in office, will try to push past the moment's political furor with a focus on the few pieces of legislation he believes have a chance in Congress and on executive actions that do not require Republican approval.
bbc.co.uk — Veteran BBC investigative reporter Tom Mangold got an email out of the blue one day from a woman in Mayfield, Kentucky, asking him for help to find the murderers of a teenage girl. Intrigued, he flew out to meet her soon afterwards, and stumbled into an extraordinary story.
washingtonpost.com — McDonnell (R) disclosed the gift on his mandatory annual disclosure form for 2011, indicating that the vineyard near Charlottesville had given him $3,000 worth of "lodging and entertainment." The free party illustrates a reality in Virginia: While it's illegal for politicians to accept a gift in direct exchange for official acts, gifts often arrive from those who have sought or will seek some benefit from state government.
presspass.nbcnews.com — Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to the President, maintains that the first time anyone inside the White House was made aware that the IRS was targeting conservative groups was "when we heard a few weeks ago that there was an active inspector general report into the IRS."
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