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Lauer Presses DeMint To 'Come Around' On Obama's TSA Nominee

NBC's Matt Lauer, on Monday's Today show, used the occasion of the bombing attempt of Northwest Flight 253, to press Republican Senator Jim DeMint to stop being the last "hold-out" and "come ...

CBS Commentator: 00's Brought 'Intellectual' President, Also 'Blight' of Palin Chinese Drywall

CBS's Sunday Morning featured a commentary in which New Yorker magazine staff writer Rebecca Mead looked back at the past decade and hailed the "remarkable...election of a certified intellectual ...

Moran and Brownstein Take Swipes at Limbaugh's Health System 'Just Dandy'

On Sunday's This Week, fill-in host Terry Moran, along with Ron Brownstein and Cynthia Tucker, took swipes at Rush Limbaugh for his contention that his good experience at a Honolulu hospital ...

ABC Despairs Demise of Death Tax Means 'Government Will Lose Billions in Revenue'

"Congress let renewing the estate tax slip through the legislative cracks and gone with it is $14 billion for the U.S. Treasury," ABC anchor John Berman fretted in setting up a Saturday night ...

Ex-Washington Post Ombudsman, Who Recognized Liberal Bias, Killed in New Zealand

Deborah Howell, the Washington Post's ombudsman from late 2005 through the end of 2008, "suffered fatal injuries when struck by a vehicle" while vacationing in New Zealand. She recognized and ...

CBS Frets Obama Must Work and So Can't 'Recharge His Batteries' During Hawaii Vacation

The failures that allowed the unsuccessful Christmas Day terrorist attack have marred President Barack Obama's relaxation schedule in Hawaii, CBS's Jeff Glor and Chip Reid regretted Thursday night ...

Washington Post's Decade in Review: From 'Hell' to 'Evolution'

Post writer Dan Zak insisted that "we" cheered the inauguration of Barack Obama and that "everyone" suggested this decade with two terms of President Bush was the "decade from Hell."

Third Runners-Up Quotes in the MRC's Best of NQ Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

The third runners-up quotes in the MRC's "Best Notable Quotables of 2009: The Twenty-Second Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting." Today's quotes include: "The Republican National ...

Tina Brown: Limbaugh 'Like the Bad Fairy at Sleeping Beauty's Christening'

The Daily Beast's Tina Brown targeted Rush Limbaugh for ruining 2009, particularly after Obama's inauguration, on Thursday's Today show on NBC, blaming him for the "big discord and toxic ...

ABC's Wright Offers Sarcasm in Story on Conservative Criticism of Obama on Terrorism

ABC on Wednesday night reported on criticism from the right of how President Barack Obama is addressing terrorism, but correspondent David Wright tried to discredit the critics' points by reacting ...
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