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Timothy Egan, Former NYT Reporter, Takes on 'Wacko' GOP Congress, 'Tea Party Extremists'

Former Times reporter Timothy Egan: "A new Congress, sworn in Thursday, will be less crazy than the old one by only a few degrees of wacko. Gone, at least, are a deadbeat dad and a longtime ...
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NBC: 'Rebellious Conservatives' Turned Against Boehner in 'Rocky' Reelection as Speaker

Despite John Boehner receiving overwhelming support from the Republican caucus to be reelected as Speaker of the House, NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell hyped dissension in the ...
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NBC: House GOP 'Ignored' Sandy Suffering; 'Another Body Blow' to Storm Victims

In a pair of back-to-back stories leading off Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, House Republicans were painted as villains for briefly delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief. First, Capitol ...
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Networks Trumpeted Obama's Pledge to Veto Backtracking on Spending Cuts, Now Ignore President's Flip-Flop

Over 13 months ago, the NBC, CBS and ABC newscasts touted Barack Obama as a tough talker who wouldn't back down on threatened spending cuts. Now, that he's backed down, the same networks have ...
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NBC's Lauer Hypes: GOP 'In Throes of a Civil War' Over Sandy Relief Bill

At the top of Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer teased an upcoming interview with New York Congressman Peter King by seizing on House GOP disagreement over when to schedule a vote on a ...
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NYT's Weisman Doesn't Get Why House GOP Rejected Fantastic Fiscal Cliff Deal

New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman can't understand why the House GOP didn't embrace the fiscal cliff agreement, and wonders why they cling to their bizarre opposition to tax hikes on the ...
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NBC's Relieved Chuck Todd Proclaims: 112th Congress 'Finally Leaves Us Today'

After worrying on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News about possible House GOP "shenanigans" preventing a fiscal cliff deal, on Monday's Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd breathed a ...
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NYTimes Op-ed Celebrates Sole African-American Senator as 'Token,' Human Equivalent of Poll Tax

A New York Times op-ed offensively marked the appointment of South Carolina Republican Rep. Tim Scott, an African-American, to the U.S. Senate: "...modern black Republicans have been more tokens ...
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ABC and CBS Skip News of Tim Scott’s Historic Senate Appointment [UPDATED, ABC Spiked in Morning]

[UPDATE, Dec 19: On Tuesday morning, ABC’s Good Morning America spiked the news of Scott’s appointment, yet had time for far more frivolous matters, while CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today ...
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CBS to DeMint: Why Can't the GOP Just Cave to Obama's Tax Hike Demand?

Charlie Rose and Gayle King pressed outgoing Senator Jim DeMint on Thursday's CBS This Morning over congressional Republicans resistance to tax hikes. When DeMint stated that President Obama will ...
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