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Cocky Chris Matthews Slams 2012 GOP Candidates as a 'Dog Pound' and a 'Pig Pen'

A cocky Chris Matthews on Monday dismissed the possible 2012 Republican presidential nominees as a "dog pound" and a "pig pen." The Hardball host briefly mentioned candidates such as Mitt Romney ...

Eliot Spitzer Creepily Exploits Military Family's Financial Troubles for Political Gain

Just hours before a last-minute deal was struck between Republicans and Democrats to prevent a government shutdown, CNN's Eliot Spitzer did some politicking of his own on Friday's In the Arena.

Mika Brzezinski: Rich White Men Need to Contribute More to Budget Solution

Emphasizing that all but one of the top 30 income earners in the United States are white males, Mika Brzezinski clamored that it is time for the wealthy to pay their fair share and help solve the ...

CBS and NBC Highlight Energetic Obama 'Barely Pausing' as He Looks for Deficit Reductions

Both NBC and CBS on Monday highlighted footage of Barack Obama at the Lincoln memorial on Saturday as they portrayed a President ready to cut the deficit. In the wake of an averted government ...

A Tale of Two Medicare Plans: Obama's Painless 'Savings' vs. the GOP's 'Shrinking'

In Jackie Calmes' telling, President Obama will find harmless "savings" in Medicare, while the GOP threatens to "shrink" the entitlement: "The Republican plan includes a shrinking of Medicare and ...

CNBC's Erin Burnett on National Debt: 'The Problem is Our Revenue'

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today to discuss the debate over reducing the nation's debt, CNBC host Erin Burnett declared to co-host Matt Lauer: "The problem is our revenue, what the government takes ...

Obama the Pragmatic 'Centrist' and 'Level-Headed Referee' of the Budget Crisis

Reporter Jeff Zeleny claims Obama has shifted to the center after the 2010 Democratic wipeout. But previously Zeleny insisted Obama had always been a pragmatic centrist. If he suspected it was ...

NYT Goes Catty, Conspiratorial: GOP Party 'Elites' Huddling in K Street Offices to Nominate 'Dweeb' for 2012

Liberal journalist and confirmed Bush-hater Jonathan Chait sounds like an unsophisticated conspiracist in questioning why the GOP is sure to nominate a "dweeb" to run against Obama: "Meeting in ...

Shear Finds Tons of Conservatives, Almost No Liberals in Govt. Shutdown Debate

For Michael Shear, "vocal conservatives," "religious conservatives" abound in the Republican Party, but liberals are almost nowhere to be found among Democrats, even ones like Robert Reich and ...

Journalists Denounce Ryan for Not Raising Taxes: 'Rich Get Off Like Scoundrels,' Slam Tea Party as 'Far Right' Impediment

A round-up from over the weekend of journalists denouncing Republican Congressman Paul Ryan for not including a big tax hike in his deficit-reduction plan and discrediting the Tea Party's pressure ...