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The Times Sticks Up for Earmarks Again

Newly minted anti-earmark conservatives are facing a backlash, says Jennifer Steinhauer: "Tensions are particularly acute in districts where new conservative lawmakers, many of whom criticized ...

MSNBC: Rep. Cohen Compares Mike Pence to Goebbels, No Challenge From Ed Schultz

On MSNBC's Ed Show on Thursday, despite initially regretting his comparison of Republicans to Nazis, Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen later doubled down: "[Indiana Congressman] Mike Pence talked ...

Lawrence O'Donnell Blasts Boehner, Limbaugh But Gives Pass to Nazi-invoking Democrat

NBC's failure to cover the Democratic congressman who compared Republicans to Nazis on the House floor trickled down to MSNBC Wednesday, as anchor Lawrence O'Donnell neglected the story in favor ...

CBS: GOP 'Vilified' ObamaCare; 'What's the Point' of Repeal Vote?

On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric was dismissive of a vote by House Republicans to repeal ObamaCare as she asked congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes: "There is no chance ...

Tale of Two Congressmen: 'Conservative' Tom Coburn, But 'Democrat' Chuck Schumer

Labeling disparity: In a story on Congress marking the shootings in Tucson, the Times notes that two senators will be sitting together at Obama's upcoming State of the Union address: Tom Coburn, a ...

CBS: 'Sideshow' of ObamaCare Repeal A 'Test of Civility;' Palin's Statement on Shooting 'Not Her Best Moment'

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Erica Hill noted President Obama "calling for a little bit of a detente" in the wake of the Tucson shooting and wondered, "is this civility going to last?" ...

CBS Touts Dem Congresswoman Using Daughter to Blame Political Rhetoric for Shooting: 'Mommy, Are You Going to Get Shot?'

During a bipartisan panel discussion with members of Congress on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric asked about the role of political rhetoric in the Tucson shooting, to which ...

Wash Post's Ezra Klein: Obamacare is 'Best Thing' Dems Have Done 'In a Generation'

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Countdown show on MSNBC, the Washington Post's Ezra Klein defended Obamacare and warned Republicans against attempting to repeal the law as he contended that some ...

Why So Cynical? Steinhauer Nitpicks Reading of Country's Founding Document

Reporter Jennifer Steinhauer seems a little crabby about Republicans reading the Constitution on the House floor: "If you are a member of the House and you plan to read the text of the ...

Williams to Boehner: 'Where Are You Getting the Notion' Americans Want ObamaCare Repealed?; Blames Him for Birther Outburst

In an interview with House Speaker John Boehner, Brian Williams told Boehner the promised vote to repeal ObamaCare has "been called a stunt," pressed him to justify repealing it given many would ...
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