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CBS's Smith: Obama's 'Historic' Nuke Summit 'Already Yielded Some Quick Results'

At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "At an historic summit, President Obama joins world leaders to try to stop terrorists from obtaining nuclear weapons." He ...

USA Today's Biskupic Sees SCOTUS of 'Ideological...Conservatives' and 'Pragmatic Liberals'

In a Monday article, USA Today's Joan Biskupic identified retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens as "liberal," but in an accompanying sidebar on "second court picks by recent ...

CBS's Schieffer: Justice Stevens Example of 'Ability and Independence,' Not 'Ideology'

In his end-of-the-show commentary on Sunday's Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer cited a Saturday New York Times article celebrating retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: "that ...

CNN's Don Lemon Insists Conservatives Offer 'Much, Much More' Hate and Hitler Talk

On Friday, CNN anchor Don Lemon wouldn't agree with former Rep. J. C. Watts that both sides are uncivil: "we have seen it on the Republican and the conservative side much, much more than on the ...

Rachel Maddow Special to Link McVeigh to Violence From Present-day 'Anti-Government' Extremists

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow will host an April 19 special on Timothy McVeigh's 1995 act of terrorism and how it "puts into perspective the threat posed by anti-government extremism."

ABC Vets Insist Obama Not on Left, Blocking ObamaCare Reminds Roberts of 'First Step Toward the Civil War'

On ABC's This Week, when Sam Donaldson recommended that President Barack Obama nominate, to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, someone who "is going to stand up for the principles ' ...

Representation Without Taxation: Little Media Notice for How Nearly Half Pay No Income Tax

An AP dispatch, "Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax," has drawn little attention on television news beyond a morning segment on CNN and some commentary on FNC where Neil Cavuto ...

ABC's Moran Frets Obama May Not Be Able to Replace Stevens with Equally Liberal Justice

ABC's Terry Moran worried if Obama can "even hold" the liberal ground espoused by Justice Stevens given "today's bitter political climate." He fretted Friday night: "Could a nominee with positions ...

CNN's Toobin: Obama Not A 'Liberal Firebrand;' Heller Decision 'Activist'

On Friday's Newsroom, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin again used slanted labeling about the Supreme Court, shortly after Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement. Toobin stated that President ...

NBC's Williams: 'Liberal Lion' Justice Stevens 'One of the Great Quality Minds' on Supreme Court

Appearing in the 11AM ET hour on MSNBC Friday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams gushed over the legacy of retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: "He was famously called a ...
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