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Meet the Press: 'Debt Slayer' Obama Willing to Compromise, GOP Just Saying No

During the roundtable discussion on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson claimed the fight over the debt ceiling would be a political "winner" for ...

Saving the Economy Through More Jobless Benefits, Food Stamps

Are jobless benefits and food stamps the only hope for keeping the economy afloat? Motoko Rich: "Unless hiring picks up sharply to compensate, economists fear that the lost income will further ...

Rampell Wonders Where the Left-Wing Outrage Is Among Unemployed

Economics reporter Catherine Rampell: "And where, if anywhere, is the outrage?...Unlike the hard-pressed in, say, Greece or Spain, the jobless in America seem, well, subdued. The old fire has gone ...

'Collapsed Catholic' Bill Keller Praises Book Critical of Church for Cover of Sunday Book Review

Executive Editor Bill Keller on "Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy": "We get a disheartening chapter on Pius XI and Pius XII, whose fear of Communism (along with the church's long streak ...

NBC's Gregory Grills Pawlenty on GOP 'Purity Test' on Taxes

In an interview with Tim Pawlenty on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory cited New York Times columnist David Brooks slamming Republican opposition to tax increases in debt ceiling ...

Meet Barack Obama, Newly Minted Budget Hero

Suddenly, Barack Obama is a budgetary hero and Republicans are the timid ones. The opening to Mark Landler's front-page story: "President Obama tried on Sunday to revive the chances for a sweeping ...

Former Columnist Bob Herbert Tells Rachel Maddow 'Macho,' 'Violent' American Culture Ruining Politics of Crime

No politician would dare oppose too passionately the death penalty because America is too primitive.

Liberal Diane Sawyer Swears Neutrality: 'People Will Know What the Truth Is'

World News host Diane Sawyer swears she simply "brings the facts" and makes sure people "know what the truth is." The anchor appeared on Thursday's O'Reilly Factor to promote her new special on ...

People Who Live in Grass Houses...

An author remembers her experiment in Third World living in Bali, where she felt "colonial" seeking a cheap nanny to watch her "sponge."

'Lousy:' June Jobs Rise Only 18,000, Unemployment Rate Up to 9.2%

CNBC reacts to fewest jobs added in 8 months, actual data 'well below expectations.'