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ABC, CBS Provide Skeptical Looks at Obama's Plan to Spend More, Cut the Deficit; NBC Avoids

Of the three evening newscasts, only NBC's Chuck Todd on Wednesday offered no critical analysis of Barack Obama's call for both new spending and deficit reduction. ABC's Jake Tapper actually ...

CBS: 'Militant' Tea Partiers Create 'Chasm' in GOP

Prior to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric wondered what the message of the midterm elections was, to which political analyst Jeff ...

Tale of Two SOTU's: Obama's Loss of House Hardly Noticed; Power 'Flowed Away' From Bush in 2007

According to Sheryl Gay Stolberg in the New York Times, the GOP dashed Obama's attempt at fostering "good will" by issuing a rebuttal: "Still, the good will lasted only so long. Moments after Mr. ...

Obama to Rescue America From 'Its Latest Funk'

David Sanger: "At a moment when the momentum in Washington is driving toward slashing budgets and shrinking government, President Obama argued on Tuesday evening that the politics of austerity, ...

Lauer to Rudy Giuliani: Did Obama Miss An Opportunity to Push for More Gun Control?

It appears NBC's Matt Lauer is not happy about Barack Obama's failure to exploit the Tucson shooting to push for more gun control as on Wednesday's Today show, he seemingly expressed ...

ABC, CBS, NBC All Ignore 2011 'March for Life' In Mon. Evening, Tues. Morning News Coverage

None of the broadcast news programs from Monday evening and Tuesday morning covered the 2011 "March for Life" in Washington, DC, a pro-life rally that reportedly drew at least tens of thousands of ...

Tale of Two SOTU's: Obama's Loss of House Hardly Noticed; Power 'Flowed Away' From Bush in 2007

Republicans dashed Obama's attempt at fostering "good will" by issuing their standard rebuttal: "Still, the good will lasted only so long. Moments after Mr. Obama finished speaking, Representative ...

NBC's Today Show Depicts GOP as a Party Divided

NBC's Today show, on Wednesday, used the occasion of two responses to Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, by Republicans Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann, as an opportunity to portray the GOP ...

Just How 'Candid' Was Obama's Autobiography?

Matt Bai gushes: "Mr. Obama is probably the most talented writer to occupy the office in the television age; his political career was made possible, in large part, by the candid memoir he wrote as ...

All Three Networks Agree: Obama Sounded 'Reaganesque' in State of the Union

During coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, all three broadcast networks, CBS, NBC and ABC, managed to compare the tone of the speech to that of Ronald Reagan. ...