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Andy Williams Inverts Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama 'Wants the Country to Fail'

President Obama "wants the country to fail," legendary singer Andy Williams declared in flipping Rush Limbaugh's hope Obama "fails" in his quest to enact left-wing policies. Williams: "I think he ...

Nets Tout Olympics 'Super-Fan' Obama's 'Swifter, Higher, Stronger' Effort to Land 2016 Games

President Barack Obama's last-minute decision to fly Thursday to Copenhagen to pitch Chicago's bid for the 2016 summer Olympic games excited broadcast network journalists Monday night. "The ...

CNN's Zakaria: Obama Foreign Policy a 'Bold Gambit,' Hopes It 'Pays Off'

CNN's Fareed Zakaria gave President Obama's diplomacy-first foreign policy a ringing endorsement on his program on Sunday, lauding it as a breath of fresh air: "Obama is betting that America has ...

CBS's Rodriguez Wishes She Could Be Michelle Obama

Monday's CBS Early Show touted a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll about American cultural attitudes, with CBSNews.com's Cali Carlin asking co-host Maggie Rodriguez one of the survey questions: ...

ABC Touts European Outrage Over Polanski Arrest; Sawyer: It's an 'International Incident'

Hosts and reporters on Monday's Good Morning America hyperventilated about the arrest of fugitive Roman Polanski. Co-anchor Diane Sawyer worried that the detention of the director accused of child ...

NY Times Public Editor Admits Paper Slow on ACORN, Staffer to Now Monitor Conservative Media

New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt's latest column tackles the ACORN scandal - or as Times readers know it: "What ACORN scandal?" In "Tuning In Too Late," Hoyt criticized the Times for its ...

Gregory Asks Clinton If 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' Now 'Targeting' Obama?

Imagining a "vast right wing conspiracy" to discredit info about her husband's activities with an intern was ludicrous when Hillary Clinton made up the foil, but David Gregory treated it as ...

Top Washington Post Editor Forced Off Twitter After Urging More Spending on Health Care

A few weeks ago Washington Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti rued in this tweet via his Twitter account: "We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not. But we have to promise ...

NBC's DA McCoy: 'It's About Time Somebody' Prosecuted Bush Officials for Torture

Playing out a liberal dream, the season premiere of NBC's Law and Order delivered a plot in which the local district attorney prosecuted a former Justice Dept lawyer for "depraved indifference ...

WaPo Buries Decision by Ex-Dem Gov to Not Endorse Current Party Nominee

The Washington Post on Friday buried the announcement by Douglas Wilder, a popular Democratic ex-governor of Virginia, to not endorse his party's current nominee for that office, Creigh Deeds. The ...
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