Budget

Obama's Media Helpers: It's Not a Deal Unless Taxes Go Up

Vol. 24, No. 15

CBS's Schieffer Mimics Obama, Proposes Republicans 'the Party that Can't Say Yes to Anything?'

Adopting the spin of President Barack Obama - who on Friday insisted "one of the questions that the Republican Party is going to have to ask itself is: Can they say yes to anything?" ' on Sunday's ...

Network Poll Coverage Ignores Public Opposition to Debt Ceiling Increase

NBC and CBS polls released earlier this week determined that a significant portion of the American public remain opposed to any increase in the nation's debt limit, but neither network has ...

CNN Ignores Poll Results Showing Strong Support for 'Cut, Cap, and Balance'

Reporting results from its newly-released poll Thursday, CNN emphasized answers showing the majority of respondents favoring compromise on the debt ceiling debate, as well as raising the debt ...

NYT Lead: 'Bipartisan Plan For Budget Deal Buoys President...House Republicans Face Intensifying Pressure to Avoid Isolation'

Jackie Calmes and Jennifer Steinhauer celebrate a "four-page outline" from a group of senators as a victory for Obama: "Financial markets rallied on the news. And with time running out before the ...

Networks Cast Big-Government Obama as Pushing 'Very Significant' and 'Painful' Budget Cuts

Over the past 10 days, as the debt ceiling negotiations have seemingly stalled, network reporters and newspaper correspondents have repeatedly cast President Obama as striving for "very ...

Since When? NYT Claims Obama 'Wants Deficit Reduction'; G.O.P. Has 'Problematic' Budget Philosophy

New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes hits conservatives for outdated "starve-the-beast" governing philosophy, wonders why Obama isn't getting credit for his politically motivated budget-cutting ...

Since When? Budget-Cutting Obama 'Wants Deficit Reduction'; G.O.P. Has 'Problematic' Budget Philosophy

Reporter Jackie Calmes hits conservatives for an outdated and "problematic" "starve-the-beast" governing philosophy, and wonders why Obama isn't getting credit for his abrupt, politically ...

The Times' Main Economics Writer Pushes a Familiar Budget Solution: Tax Hikes

You'll never guess what the paper's chief economics writer David Leonhardt thinks would be a good solution to the debt ceiling/budget crisis. Or maybe you will: "In the end, the most likely tax ...

Lead Story Warns G.O.P. Spending Cut Demands May Trigger Financial Crisis, Damage Party

Jackie Calmes gives the Republican Senate leader a backhanded compliment: "While Mr. McConnell's plan would face an array of political and perhaps constitutional issues, it signaled that ...
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