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Sawyer and Williams Cue Up Pelosi to Expound on Her 'Fear' Debt Deal Will 'Hurt Real People'

Two network anchors cued up House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to despair the debt ceiling deal, presumably because of some future slight reductions in the projected rate of spending increases, ...

NBC Hosts Fret Obama Had to 'Give In' to GOP With 'Not Balanced' Debt Deal

In an interview with White House advisor David Plouffe on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about liberals being unhappy with the proposal deal on the debt ceiling: "So did the ...

Brian Williams Demands of Mitch McConnell: 'Why Shouldn't Rich Folks Pay More?'

Running a brief excerpt from his Sunday night Dateline special, "Taking the Hill: Inside Congress," Brian Williams on Thursday evening showcased one and only one question he posed to Senate ...

Anderson Cooper Cherry Picks Poll Info to Disgrace Republicans

In a critical "Keeping Them Honest" segment Wednesday night, CNN's Anderson Cooper selectively reported findings from his network's own poll to bolster his argument that Republicans are ...

NYT's David Leonhardt: All True 'Fiscal Conservatives' Support Tax Increases

David Leonhardt pens his last column before becoming NYT's Washington bureau chief, and encapsulates his liberal conventional wisdom: "The only way out of this problem involves some combination of ...

CBS Promotes Taxing 'Fattening, Non-Nutritious' Food

CBS's Michelle Miller leaned towards supporters of taxing junk food on Tuesday's Early Show, playing three sound bites from them and none from opponents. Miller only made one vague reference to ...

NBC: Obama for 'Balanced Approach,' Boehner 'Seemed to Reject All Talk of Compromise'

On Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Kristen Welker portrayed President Obama as the great compromiser while reporting on his Monday night address on the debt ceiling: "...the President still ...

NBC's Gregory Claims Obama 'Trying to Help' Boehner by Pressuring House GOP to Accept 'Balanced Approach' of Tax Hikes

During an NBC News special report following President Obama's Monday night speech that blamed the GOP for the debt ceiling stalemate, Meet the Press host David Gregory argued the President was ...

CNBC's John Harwood Blames GOP 'Crazy Politics' for Debt Ceiling Stalemate

Appearing on Saturday's NBC Today, CNBC's John Harwood solely blamed House Republicans for the ongoing debt ceiling gridlock: "Speaker Boehner and President Obama, were negotiating in good faith. ...

Tax-Loving, Obama-Defending NYT Writer Leonhardt Rises to Washington Bureau Chief

David Leonhardt, the New York Times' chief economics writer, has insisted on "the upside of paying more taxes' and has twice claimed big-spending Obama was in fact a "fiscal conservative." Three ...
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