Tim Russert
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"Timothy John "Tim" Russert" was an People of the United States/American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He was a senior vice president at NBC News, Washington, D.C./Washington bureau chief and also hosted an eponymous CNBC/MSNBC Tim Russert (talk show)/weekend interview program. He was a frequent correspondent and guest on NBC's Today (NBC program)/The Today Show and Hardball with Chris Matthews/Hardball. Russert covered several presidential elections, and he presented the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey on the NBC Nightly News during the United States presidential election, 2008/2008 U.S. presidential election. Time (magazine)/Time magazine included Russert in Time 100/its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Russert was posthumously revealed as a 30-year source for syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

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You actually hit your children?

Should we freeze or postpone prospective tax cuts and avoid any new tax cuts until we are sure we have the money to pay for the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq.

Joe Biden, the Democrat from Delaware, says there are about 3,000 in his estimation, 3,000, Iraqi security forces. After 28 months in the war, what is your sense? How many Iraqi troops are there, and when will there be enough Iraqi troops so Americans can come home?

To suggest that we need several hundred thousand troops there after military operations cease, after the conflict ends, I don't think is accurate. I think that's an overstatement.

The primary responsibility of the media is accountability of government, whether it's about lying under oath, which upset Democrats, or the mismanagement of responding to a hurricane, which happens to upset Republicans.

Whatever the criticisms and the after-action report may be about what was right and what was wrong looking back, what would be a horrible tragedy would be to distract ourselves from avoiding further problems because we're spending time talking about problems that have already occurred.

Are you, or anyone who reports to you, contemplating resignation?

May surprise some people.

If your analysis is not correct, and we're not treated as liberators but as conquerors, and the Iraqis begin to resist, particularly in Baghdad, do you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly, and bloody battle with significant American casualties?