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Matthews: McCain Pushing Same 'Idiot Button' Palin Pushes

An outraged Chris Matthews scolded John McCain, on Tuesday's Hardball, for criticizing Obama's stance on Iran's elections as he exclaimed: "The difference between the President, who is being very ...

ABC Bashes U.S. Maternity Leave Policies: Again Links Them to Swaziland, Liberia

On Tuesday's Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer complained about America's maternity leave policies for women, and for the fourth time in slightly more than two years, the show connected them to ...

Obama Swatting Fly a 'Dirty Harry Make-My-Day Moment'

On MSNBC, John Harwood shared an intense moment with President Obama he had during a CNBC interview: "He had this fly that was persistently buzzing around him during the interview...he swatted his ...

Uighurs Tell FNC: Better Human Rights at Guantanamo Than in China

FNC's Catherine Herridge traveled to Bermuda to meet the four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from Guantanamo Bay and she elicited from them that living in China is worse than life at Guantanamo. ...

ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson Glows Over Obama's 'Very Tender Moment' with AMA

President Barack Obama created "a very tender moment," as he addressed the American Medical Association, and "was right on target at reaching out to the heart of most physicians" ABC's Dr. Tim ...

Letterman Makes Full Apology for Joke About Palin's Daughter

"David Letterman is making a full-throated apology for his controversial joke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter," TV Week reported a short while ago. "During a taping of tonight's [Monday ...

MSNBC's Brewer: GOP Should Move 'Away from Morals and Values'

On Monday, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer offered some advice to Republicans: "Until they change policies ' I mean, that's what it took for conservatives in Great Britain to win ' is a real change ...

ABC Picks Universal Health Care Fan for Obama Health Care Special

ABC will be awarding an hour of primetime next Wednesday, June 24, to President Obama as part of the White House's push on health care (10pm ET). Among the participants from ABC News: the ...

Newsweek's Fineman Disdains Branding Obama a 'Socialist'

In his latest column for the magazine, Newsweek senior Washington correspondent Howard Fineman scolded "disgraded or discarded" Republican leaders like Newt Gingrich, whose "ruthless" caricaturing ...

Unbalanced CNN Panel Sides With Letterman Over Palin

"The Big Question" on CNN's Campbell Brown show Thursday night dealt with CBS host David Letterman's raunchy jokes about Sarah Palin's teenage daughter, but the panel CNN assembled justified ...
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