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CBS's Chip Reid Rails Against Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits: 'Senate Republicans Are to Blame'

CBS's Chip Reid on Thursday railed against the Senate for failing to extend unemployment benefits. The Evening News reporter opined, "So who's fault is that? On the surface, it appears Senate ...

CBS 'Early Show' Follows ABC's Lead, Touts Kagan's SNL-Worthy Humor

During the 'Early Wrap' segment on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith discussed the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan with a panel of media pundits: "The almost ...

Today Show Marks One Year Anniversary of Palin's Decision to 'Cash In'

To mark the one year anniversary of Sarah Palin stepping down from her duties as governor of Alaska, NBC's Norah O'Donnell, on Friday's Today show, recounted for viewers what the former vice ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: American's Don't 'Give A Damn' About Iraq and Afghan Wars; Calls for Draft

On Thursday's The Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan went after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and complained about the lack opposition to the conflicts: "Why isn't there an alarm ...

Matthews Paints GOP Immigration Plan as 'Just Pandering to Angry White People'

Chris Matthews, on Thursday's Hardball, invited on AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to comment on Barack Obama's immigration policy speech, but the segment ended in typical fashion as the two ...

The NYT's Skewed View: Liberal Newsweek 'Strives to Be Apolitical," Far-Left Daily Kos Just a 'Political Blog'

Two stories in Thursday's New York Times featured the paper avoiding pinning ideological labels on two liberal media organs: the magazine Newsweek and the blog Daily Kos. Reporter Jeremy Peters ...

CNN and MSNBC Applaud Elena Kagan's Capitol Hill Comedy Hour

In covering Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, CNN and MSNBC have repeatedly lauded the Supreme Court nominee for her "flashes of humor" and "disarming ease."

Networks Mostly Skip Tense Kagan Exchange Over Abortion Memo, Downplay Hearings

Wednesday's evening news shows and Thursday's morning programs continued to minimize or leave out important moments of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings. ABC's Good Morning ...

Networks Mostly Skip Tense Kagan Exchange Over Abortion Memo, Downplay Hearings

Wednesday's evening news shows and Thursday's morning programs continued to minimize or leave out important moments of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings. ABC's Good Morning ...

CBS and NBC Delight in Al Franken's Sketch of Sessions: 'Suitable for Framing'

CBS and NBC took time Wednesday night to showcase Democratic Senator Al Franken's artistry - but not to scold Franken's frivolity. As CBS displayed Franken's drawing of Republican Senator Jeff ...
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