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Nagourney Recycles Favorite Theme: Republicans Overreach, Face Voter Backlash

Adam Nagourney writes his favorite kind of story, about backlash against Republican overreaching: "But in the view of officials from both major political parties, Republicans may be risking the ...

CBS Follows NBC's Lead, Claims a 'Tough Week for House Republicans'

Discussing the state of the Republican Party with political analyst John Dickerson on Saturday's CBS Evening News, anchor Russ Mitchell concluded: "...it has been a tough week for House ...

CBS Touts 'GOP Power Struggle' in Congress and 'Infighting' at CPAC

During a report on Friday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes emphasized division in the new Republican Congress: "The prospect of a mutiny had sent Republican leaders ...

Ratigan Unhinged: GOP's 'Moronically Small' Cuts 'Truly a Flea on a Dog's Ass'

Civility was in short supply Wednesday on the Dylan Ratigan Show, as the MSNBC anchor after which the show is named used words and phrases such as "moronic" and "dog's ass" to demagogue the GOP's ...

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?" ...
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