Budget

Matt Bai Gives Obama a Pass on Budget Whiff

Another Times writer gives Obama a "Yes, but," pass on his lack of budgetary leadership: "Mr. Obama would seem to be taking the more balanced approach. True, Mr. Obama didn't act on his own debt ...

G.O.P. on a Spending-Cut 'Frenzy,' 'Destroying Vital Government Programs With Gleeful Abandon'

More of the sober, substantive commentary we've come to expect from the nation's leading newspaper: "But that wasn't enough for [Speaker John Boehner's] fanatical freshmen, who demanded that it be ...

MSNBC's Brewer: 'Meanie Money Enforcer' GOP vs 'Big Heart' Dems in Budget Battle

Opening Wednesday's 12PM ET hour on MSNBC, anchor Contessa Brewer proclaimed that President Obama was "driving Republicans in a corner" by calling their "budget bluff with his big proposal to ...

NJ GOP Gov. Christie 'Blustery and Bellicose', While CT Dem Gov. Works Hard Sparing 'Most Vulnerable'

David Halbfinger gushes over Connecticut's new Democratic governor, in contrast with the "blustery and bellicose" budget-slasher Chris Christie of neighboring New Jersey: "And as he closes a 20 ...

CNN's Malveaux Endorses Reporter's Question from the Left to Obama

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux complimented a media colleague on Tuesday's Newsroom who hit President Obama from the left that morning. April Ryan cited the liberal Congressional Black Caucus's criticism ...

WaPo, Boston Globe, Others Laughably Trumpet Obama Budget's 'Deep' Cuts to 'Rein in Deficits'

With the unveiling of Obama's 2012 budget, some newspapers around the country framed the $3.7 trillion proposal as a serious attempt to slash the federal deficit. The Washington Post, The ...

ABC Highlights Victims of Obama's Budget Plan, CBS Touts New Spending as 'Investments'

The three nightly news broadcasts on Monday touted Barack Obama's new spending as "investments," highlighted victims of the White House's cuts and ignored key facts about the President's 2012 budget.

Health Care Cost Estimates Challenged, But Media Skip Criticism of 'Non-Partisan' Agency

Congressional Budget Office figures challenged only 16 percent of the time, despite former CBO director's claims of 'Garbage In, Garbage Out' accounting.

Sawyer Forwards Charge of Tea Party Hypocrisy as Couric Frets: 'Is There Danger' Budget Cuts 'Will Be Too Deep?'

ABC's Diane Sawyer hit a group of incoming freshmen House and Senate members about presumed Tea Party hypocrisy in accepting farm subsidies and not refusing to accept federal employee health care ...

CBS: ObamaCare Repeal Vote A 'Risky Proposition' for GOP, Not 'Serious'

Talking to Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer on Wednesday's Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge saw efforts to repeal ObamaCare as a political liability: "How risky a proposition is this for ...
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