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January 13, 2010
Game Change Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime John Heilemann and Mark Halperin Harper: 448 pp., $27.99
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April 18, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
So, what are the political ramifications of Hillary Clinton's impending grandmotherhood? No, seriously. Stop snorting. New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin put it out there Friday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” In a segment about Clinton's approval ratings, roughly equal today to what they were when she first ran for president in 2007, "Morning Joe" panelists were discussing the role that immigration reform might play...
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March 8, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is a truly heartbreaking moment in "Game Change," the HBO film about Sarah Palin's run for vice president. It comes after Palin (Julianne Moore) has made her galvanizing speech at the Republican National Convention accepting the nomination as John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate and is drawing jaw-dropping crowds to her meet and greets. Footage is shown of the people waiting hours to meet her, including one rather large and nondescript woman who looks straight at the camera and says: "I have five kids.
OPINION
November 26, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
"I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him. " This is an old refrain of Obama's. As he said in his first inaugural, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works. " "What works" is a cruel standard for the author of Obamacare, which may be one reason the White House has taken to scrubbing the sobriquet from its website and the president's speeches in favor of the law's official name, the Affordable Care Act. PHOTO ESSAY: Obamacare -- and 8 other bungled launches I'm tempted just to bang my spoon on my high chair about the ridiculous notion that Obama isn't "ideological.
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November 4, 2010
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NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By James Rainey
Sarah Palin will likely have more complaints to lodge about the biographical drama based on her vice presidential run, but the Hollywood community rendered its verdict Sunday night with multiple Emmy awards for “Game Change.” The HBO film won television's top award for miniseries or movie, as well as awards for writer Danny Strong , director Jay Roach and actress Julianne Moore , who portrayed the one-time Alaska governor....
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
HBO's "Game Change" won a Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television Sunday night. Adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling nonfiction account of the 2008 election, "Game Change" also picked up four Emmys in September. Directed by Jay Roach, it stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Woody Harrelson as political strategist Steve Schmidt. "Game Change" beat out "The Girl" (HBO), "Hatfields & McCoys" (History)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
HBO's "Game Change" won big at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, beating out History's ratings smash - and red-state favorite - "Hatfields & McCoys" to win the oustanding miniseries or movie prize. "Game Change," adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, picked up four prizes overall, including the Emmy for oustanding lead actress, which went to Julianne Moore for her portrayal of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
When the phone rang about a year ago, with a query about whether she would consider playing Sarah Palin in a TV movie, Julianne Moore jumped at the chance. "Then I hung up the phone and thought, 'Oh my God, what have I done?'" Moore recalled recently with a laugh. "To play a historical figure is one thing. To play a living historical figure deepens the challenge. But to play a culturally significant, very prominent, living figure, that kind of put it over the top. " Over the top could also describe early reaction to Moore's performance and to "Game Change," HBO's docudrama on Palin's mesmerizing 2008 run for the vice presidency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
So, what are the political ramifications of Hillary Clinton's impending grandmotherhood? No, seriously. Stop snorting. New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin put it out there Friday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” In a segment about Clinton's approval ratings, roughly equal today to what they were when she first ran for president in 2007, "Morning Joe" panelists were discussing the role that immigration reform might play...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
HBO's "Game Change" won a Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television Sunday night. Adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling nonfiction account of the 2008 election, "Game Change" also picked up four Emmys in September. Directed by Jay Roach, it stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Woody Harrelson as political strategist Steve Schmidt. "Game Change" beat out "The Girl" (HBO), "Hatfields & McCoys" (History)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2013 | By Noel Murray
Compliance Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 8 Craig Zobel's film dramatizes that bizarre news story from a few years back about a restaurant manager who forced an employee to strip on the orders of a man impersonating a policeman. Dreama Walker plays the luckless cashier, who by the end of the night is coerced into doing naked jumping jacks in a stockroom (and worse) because her boss (played by the remarkable Ann Dowd) tells her that a cop has accused her of stealing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
The election is over, but now a new race begins. The race to write the books that will tell us why and how President Barack Obama won and how the country changed - or did not - with his reelection last night. Among the big books from 2008 election was “Game Change,” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, a reconstruction of that epic campaign and the personalities it produced.  You can get a sense of what a similar book about the 2012 election might look like in this 4,700-word story in the Washington Post by Scott Wilson and Philip Rucker.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By James Rainey
Sarah Palin will likely have more complaints to lodge about the biographical drama based on her vice presidential run, but the Hollywood community rendered its verdict Sunday night with multiple Emmy awards for “Game Change.” The HBO film won television's top award for miniseries or movie, as well as awards for writer Danny Strong , director Jay Roach and actress Julianne Moore , who portrayed the one-time Alaska governor....
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
HBO's "Game Change" won big at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, beating out History's ratings smash - and red-state favorite - "Hatfields & McCoys" to win the oustanding miniseries or movie prize. "Game Change," adapted from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, picked up four prizes overall, including the Emmy for oustanding lead actress, which went to Julianne Moore for her portrayal of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The game plan was simple: Everybody liked Julianne Moore. She was the "wish" in their wish list. Director Jay Roach says, "I'm a gigantic fan - it was always, 'Oh, man, wouldn't it be great to get her?'" while writer Danny Strong recalls, "I was lobbying for her from the get-go. " Julianne Moore was irresistible, and when HBO, Roach and Strong approached her about playing Sarah Palin in "Game Change" - a movie based on a portion of the book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - the opportunity was impossible to resist.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2013 | By Noel Murray
Compliance Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 8 Craig Zobel's film dramatizes that bizarre news story from a few years back about a restaurant manager who forced an employee to strip on the orders of a man impersonating a policeman. Dreama Walker plays the luckless cashier, who by the end of the night is coerced into doing naked jumping jacks in a stockroom (and worse) because her boss (played by the remarkable Ann Dowd) tells her that a cop has accused her of stealing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is a truly heartbreaking moment in "Game Change," the HBO film about Sarah Palin's run for vice president. It comes after Palin (Julianne Moore) has made her galvanizing speech at the Republican National Convention accepting the nomination as John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate and is drawing jaw-dropping crowds to her meet and greets. Footage is shown of the people waiting hours to meet her, including one rather large and nondescript woman who looks straight at the camera and says: "I have five kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
When the phone rang about a year ago, with a query about whether she would consider playing Sarah Palin in a TV movie, Julianne Moore jumped at the chance. "Then I hung up the phone and thought, 'Oh my God, what have I done?'" Moore recalled recently with a laugh. "To play a historical figure is one thing. To play a living historical figure deepens the challenge. But to play a culturally significant, very prominent, living figure, that kind of put it over the top. " Over the top could also describe early reaction to Moore's performance and to "Game Change," HBO's docudrama on Palin's mesmerizing 2008 run for the vice presidency.
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