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NYT's Main Economic Writer Says Obama-Care Will Help Fix Reagan's 'Economic Inequality'

The NYT's David Leonhardt writes: "The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government's biggest attack on economic inequality since inequality began rising more than three ...

NBC and ABC Morning Shows Only Report Rosiest Poll on ObamaCare

On Wednesday, both NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America exclusively cited the latest Gallup/USA Today poll, which shows significantly more public support for ObamaCare than other recent ...

ABC News Lay Offs Include Two Reporters Noted for Liberal, Pro-Tax Tilt

ABC News correspondents Brian Rooney and Laura Marquez "are among the ABC reporters whose contracts will not be renewed as the network looks to shed anywhere from 300-400 jobs by the end of the ...

Today Trumpets: 'Obama Celebrates New Bill As Right Wing Rants'

During a segment headlined: "Health Care Extremes, Obama Celebrates New Bill As Right Wing Rants" NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, on Wednesday's Today show, painted a stark contrast of cheery Obamacare ...

NBC's Vieira Taunts Republican DeMint: 'Is It Now Your Party's Waterloo?'

At first glance it appeared Today viewers were in for a balanced segment with NBC's Meredith Vieira interviewing both Republican Senator Jim DeMint and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin about the ...

Sawyer Claims Everyone Will Be Covered & Shows Kennedy's Grave, CBS Displays Obama's Signature: 'What History Looks Like'

Getting carried away with her enthusiasm, Diane Sawyer opened ABC's World News on Tuesday night by proclaiming: "As of today, it is the law of the land that every man, woman and child in America ...

ABC Continues to Revel in Ted Kennedy's Push for Health Care: 'The Lion's Legacy'

Good Morning America continued its post-health care victory lap for the late Ted Kennedy on Tuesday. An ABC graphic enthused, "The Lion's Legacy: Kennedy's Widow on Health Care." Reporter Jon Karl ...

NYT's Nagourney Runs With Anti-Limbaugh David Frum to Show 'Drawbacks' of GOP's Obama-Care Opposition

For New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney, "several Republicans" translates as Limbaugh critic David Frum plus a prominent Democrat. Plus: "Republicans find themselves again being portrayed as ...

CBS's Rodriguez to Steele: What if People 'Like' ObamaCare? Is RNC too Extreme?

In an interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez touted the signing of ObamaCare into law: "the Senate ...

ABC's Robin Roberts Disappointed in 'Tone' of GOP Response to Health Care

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts on Tuesday pressed Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to account for the "tone" of conservatives and Republicans following the passage of health care ...
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