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CBS's Smith to DNC Chair: Are Higher Taxes 'Ever Going to Go Back Into Effect?'

In an interview with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine on Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith seemed to lament the deal to extend current tax rates and wondered: "...this ...

The Times Finally Slips in Some Unflattering Facts About 'Dream Act' Amnesty

Wait: I thought this was just about high school students? Julia Preston belatedly reports some of the actual features of the "Dream Act" amnesty program: "The lead sponsor of the Senate bill, ...

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Continues to Distort Tax Deal's 'Astronomical' Cost

MSNBC's Chuck Todd on the December 7 "Daily Rundown" was uncharacteristically heated in his opposition to the compromise between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans on extending ...

David Herszenhorn Shrugs Off Democratic Senators Comparing GOP to Terrorists

Compare Republican senators to terrorists, and threaten a popular uprising against them? Shrugworthy news to Times reporter David Herszenhorn. But suggest Obama is being too partisan, and you're ...

ABC's Muir and Klein Fret Tax Agreement Will Make Deficit 'Even Worse'

On ABC's World News Sunday, anchor David Muir and ABC's senior Washington correspondent Rick Klein fretted that the federal budget deficit would increase as a result of both the blocking of a tax ...

CBS Early Show Ignores Rangel Censure, ABC and NBC Are Sympathetic to New York Democrat

On Friday, the CBS Early Show failed to make any mention of New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel being censured by the House of Representatives on Thursday for 11 ethics violations. ...

'Renewed Partisan Fury' Unleashed by GOP on Capitol Hill

Republicans are already killing compromise on Capitol Hill: "Not even 24 hours after President Obama met with senior Republican Congressional leaders and expressed hopes for a 'new dialogue,' ...

CBS Issues 'Gridlock Alert,' Warns That GOP 'Put A Halt on Cooperating'

At the top of Wednesday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill fretted over Republicans pledging to focus solely on economic issues in the lame duck session of Congress: "Gridlock alert. ...

CBS's Plante Chides: Republicans 'In No Mood to Compromise' with Obama

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante scolded Republicans for not being willing to work with Democrats in an upcoming White House meeting: "President Obama made ...

Times Reporters, Editors Defend Earmarks With Democratic Talking Points

Times editors and reporters continues to ignore arguments that make earmark reform look necessary, while harping on the Democratic talking point that earmarks amount to less than one percent of ...
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