I am Sam Stein, White House correspondent and political editor for The Huffington Post. AMA
Morning! I'm Sam Stein, White House correspondent and political editor for The Huffington Post. I've worked for the website since it opened up it's D.C. bureau in Sept. 2007. Along with the great Tom Edsall (Google him), I was the site's first reporter. I started out covering the 2008 campaign and, from there, went on to cover the Obama administration. In a moment that still puzzles political historians, President Obama called on me during his first White House news conference, making me the first online reporter to ask the president a question in such a setting. Because I pay their bookers healthy sums, I also get to appear on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and "Hardball."
I came to HuffPost from Newsweek. I'm a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and Dartmouth College. I'm also big fan of the Red Sox, which this year has been soul-destroying.
UPDATE: Had a great time, but got to get back to work. I'll be checking for and answering more of your questions throughout the day!
LATER UPDATE: I'm back and answering more questions. Send them my way.
FINAL UPDATE: Hey everyone, thanks for the questions. It was wonderful to engage with the community. I'm getting back to work now but hopefully we can do this again in the future. Best, Sam.