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NBC's Lauer Wonders if 'Tag Team' of Barack and Michelle Can Recapture '08 Mojo?

NBC's Matt Lauer, at the top of Monday's Today show, touted the arrival of Michelle Obama on the campaign trail, as he trumpeted: "Tag team, the President and First Lady campaign together for the ...

Frank Rich Hits for the Cycle in Smearing GOP Figures As Encouraging Racism and Violence

Frank Rich goes from Carl Paladino, to Glenn Beck, to Sarah Palin, and back to Paladino in a free-form smear attempt that blames conservatives for past, present, and future violence: "But in the ...

Psst! IRS! Over Here! Luo Again Hints IRS Could Pry Into Campaign Financing By Pro-GOP Groups

Michael Luo tries again: "Problems with the I.R.S. could lead to tax penalties and revocation of tax-exempt status. But nonprofit groups engaging heavily in express advocacy could also run into ...

HuffPo Writer Gives Christians a Fair Hearing in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Poem Controversy

Poem sparks controversy, author looks for 'enlightening debate.'

GLAAD Rejects Comedic Actor Vince Vaughn's Defense of 'Gay' Joke

Group demands censorship of offending scene.

ABC Chastises 'Nasty' McCain for 'Vicious' Attack on Boxer, Not So Upset by Slap at O'Donnell as 'Nut Job'

"With just 16 days left, it is getting nasty out there," ABC reporter David Kerley asserted Sunday night, scolding Republican Senator John McCain because on the campaign trail he "dropped ...

Amanpour: Tea Party an 'Extreme' Departure from Reagan's Conservatism; Campaign Spending Bad for Democracy

ABC's Christiane Amanpour on Sunday discovered "a long and venerable tradition of conservatism in this country" exemplified by Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley, but she only showed that ...

NBC's Todd Asserts 'Weaker' Tea Party Nominees Give Democrats 'Fighting Chance' to Hold Senate

NBC's Chuck Todd conceded "the Tea Party has been helpful to the GOP in both re-branding the party away from Bush and giving it a real grassroots component," but he insisted, "this Tea Party ...

Sappy Ann Curry: I Wish All Weapons Were Inflatable Toys

The frequently-maudlin Ann Curry outdid herself on Wednesday's Today show. Narrating a short video item about Russia unveiling a new set of inflatable weapons designed to fool spy satellites, ...

Scientific American Proposes Global Warming Solution: Birth Control through Contraception and Safe Abortion

Popular science periodical suggests reducing peak population to roughly 8 billion is the key reducing greenhouse gas emissions.