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CBS: Dems 'Tantalizingly Close' On Health Care; Republicans Use 'Stall Tactics'

At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes excitedly proclaimed that Senate Democrats "are tantalizingly close" to passing a health care bill and derided Republicans for ...

Gibson Empathizes with Obama: 'Holy God, What a Weight that Is on Your Shoulders'

In his swan song interview with President Barack Obama, which consumed more than ten minutes of World News, ABC's Charles Gibson couldn't have provided a friendlier or more empathetic platform to ...

Matthews Admits to 'Power' of Fox News in Rise of 'Crazy' Tea Partiers

In what had to be a tough admission for him to make, Chris Matthews, on Wednesday's Hardball, claimed the 2 to 1 positive rating for the tea party movement, in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal ...

Dan Rather: Glenn Beck 'Controversial;' 'Loves' Keith Olbermann

n the third part of an interview on MediaBistro.com's Media Beat, ex-CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared some thoughts on various media personalities. He labeled Fox News host Glenn Beck ...

Move Over Polar Bear, the Arctic Fox is the New Furry Face of Global Warming

On Wednesday's Today show, the co-hosts of the 10am hour, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, invited on David Mizejewski of the Wildlife Federation to participate in that talk-show time honored ...

George Stephanopoulos Repeatedly Warns Dean: Opposing ObamaCare Could Harm President

Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday pleaded with Howard Dean, warning that his opposition to the current health care bill could harm Barack Obama. The ...

CBS Relays Liberal Anger 'Their Agenda is Being Hijacked by a Few'

CBS's Nancy Cordes expressed exasperation at how a few Senators have "successfully blocked the public option even though the other 55 Democrats support it...leading some liberals to complain their ...

Larry King: Put the Bankers in Straitjackets

CNN's Larry King equated efforts against further regulation of the banking industry to letting the mentally ill run their psych wards on his program on Monday. King pressed conservative columnist ...

ABC's Martin Bashir Attacks 'Brutal Regime' of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Assails 'Racial Profiling'

On Monday's Nightline, co-host Martin Bashir conducted a one-sided, hostile profile of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "brutal regime" and attacked his crackdown on illegal immigration as "racial profiling." ...

CNN's Gergen Likens President Obama to Damsel in Distress

CNN's David Gergen played up the difficulties that President Obama has faced on Monday's Anderson Cooper 360, underscored the importance of the coming week for the executive, and compared him to ...
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