Budget

NBC's Gregory to Kyl: 'Real Deficit Hawk Republicans' Want Tax Hikes

While grilling Arizona Senator Jon Kyl on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, host David Gregory tried to bolster the argument for tax increases: "The Bush tax cuts...real deficit hawks, many of them ...

Time's Stengel Asks Bill Clinton Why He Isn't Tea Party 'Hero'

In a recent interview, Time magazine's Richard Stengel asked former President Bill Clinton why he was not a Tea Party "hero." Stengel's "criteria" were that Clinton oversaw a balanced budget and ...

Obama's Infrastructure Spending Wish 'Makes All of the Sense in the World,' Amanpour Enthuses

President Barack Obama's new infrastructure spending plan "makes all of the sense in the world" and is an "eminently sensible idea," ABC's Christiane Amanpour enthused Sunday morning on This Week ...

Martin Bashir Blames GOP for Cantaloupe Food Poisoning Deaths

In an outrageous rant during his 3 p.m. ET hour show on MSNBC on Friday, host Martin Bashir actually attempted to blame budget cutting by Republican lawmakers for a deadly outbreak of listeria in ...

NBC's Today Sees House GOP to Blame for Lack of FEMA Funding

At the top of Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer warned: "Record flooding in the wake of Irene leading to new evacuations and dramatic rescues across the Northeast....As FEMA's disaster ...

Gregory Hails Booker for Delivering Pizza, Suggests Calamities Justify More Federal Spending

If only George W. Bush had ordered home delivery of some pizzas during Katrina. On Meet the Press, David Gregory relayed how Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivered a few pizzas to a shelter, then ...

NBC's Williams Prods Obama to Force Congress Into 'Sudden Breakout of Sanity'

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who the week before last cited "the debt ceiling, which rational people agree needs to be raised," on Monday evening again seemed to take a shot at Tea ...

Under Deal, Debt to Rise $12 Trillion and 95% of Network Stories Leave That Out

ABC, CBS and NBC reports complain about the severity of spending cuts, instead of explaining that government debt will continue to grow.
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