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NYT Shows Obama's Favorability, Approval Plummeting, Yet Stresses 'Edge Over G.O.P. With Public'

Give the New York Times points for nerve: Chief political reporter Adam Nagourney managed to change the subject, taking the paper's poll, full of bad news for President Obama and Democrats, and ...

On MSNBC, HuffPo Reporter Backs Biden Claim Iraq Will Be Obama's 'Great Achievement'

Appearing during the 2pm ET hour of MSNBC Live on February 11, Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim not only agreed with Joe Biden that Iraq may be a 'great achievement' for President ...

ABC Gushes Over the 'Genuine Love and Respect' of 'True Valentines' Joe and Jill Biden

Two years after fawning over the romance of John and Elizabeth Edwards, Good Morning America found another Democratic couple to tout. As the song Everlasting Love played in the background, news ...

NBC Showcases Martin Short Championing How Being 'Progressive' Makes Canada 'Very Hip'

People around the world view Canada as "very hip" because of its "progressive" health care and environmental policies, actor/impersonator Martin Short contended in a soundbite featured in a ...

CBS 'Early Show' Skips Part of Poll Finding Most Americans Want Smaller Government

Touting the latest CBS News/New York Times poll on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer concluded that Americans were upset with President Obama and ...

Obama's Disapproval Jumps, Couric Instead Stresses: 'Most Think His Priority is Serving the People'

In a new CBS News/New York Times poll, President Barack Obama's disapproval level jumped five points, to 45 percent since the last survey in mid-January, with approval now at just 46 percent, but ...

NYT's John Broder Calls Climate Change Skeptics 'Deniers,' Some Are 'Relatively Uninformed'

New York Times reporter John Broder discussed his front-page climate change story in a nytimes.com podcast: "Well, naturally the skeptics and those who are, you know, relatively uninformed about ...

MSNBC's Ratigan: Tea Party Includes 'Birthers,' 'Open Racists,' and 'Outright Nazis'

On Monday's 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' on MSNBC, host Dylan Ratigan began the program by ranting: "The tea party has a bit of an integrity problem, as everybody from birthers, to open racists, to ...

ABC Highlights Joe Biden to Deride 'Out There' Comments by Sarah Palin

Good Morning America's Kate Snow on Thursday highlighted a clip of Joe Biden for a piece on Sarah Palin and her "out there" comments. The Vice President, who has made several verbal gaffes of his ...

Health Reform a Key to a Rebound for Obama, Stephanopoulos Contends: 'People Want That'

Though 53 percent disapprove of Obama's handling of health care and more are opposed to than in favor of the congressional Democrats/Obama plan, ABC's George Stephanopoulos asserted a health care ...
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