Budget

NBC's Lauer to Bachmann: 'Shouldn't We Put Some of the Burden on the Wealthy?'

Interviewing Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pushed for tax increases in the 2012 budget: "...the President's expected to call for raising ...

CBS Validates and Rationalizes Obama's Strategy to Defeat 'Controversial' Ryan Plan

"Critics say it's about time" for President Barack Obama to offer his plan to reduce the deficit, CBS's Chip Reid acknowledged Tuesday night before he proceeded to rationalize Obama's ...

Meet the Press Panel: Obama 'Above the Fray' in Budget Fight

During the panel discussion on Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, host David Gregory gushed over President Obama's Friday night address to the nation on the budget deal: "The message was clear. Here ...

Adam Nagourney Rides to Defense of Harry Reid's 'Cowboy Poets'

Adam Nagourney: "That once-obscure gathering became a target in the budget battle a world away in Washington last week, employed by conservatives as a symbol of fiscal waste...setting off a ...

The NYT's Tale of Two Medicare Plans: Obama's Painless 'Savings' vs. the GOP's 'Shrinking'

According to New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes, Obama will find harmless "savings" in Medicare, while the GOP threatens to "shrink" the program: "The Republican plan includes a shrinking of ...

CNBC's Erin Burnett on National Debt: 'The Problem is Our Revenue'

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today to discuss the debate over reducing the nation's debt, CNBC host Erin Burnett declared to co-host Matt Lauer: "The problem is our revenue, what the government takes ...

Journalists Denounce Ryan for Not Raising Taxes: 'Rich Get Off Like Scoundrels,' Slam Tea Party as 'Far Right' Impediment

A round-up from over the weekend of journalists denouncing Republican Congressman Paul Ryan for not including a big tax hike in his deficit-reduction plan and discrediting the Tea Party's pressure ...

ABC's Amanpour Warns GOP's 'Wind in Their Sail' from Budget 'Victory' Could Hurt Future Negotiations

Appearing on Sunday's Good Morning America on ABC, This Week host Christiane Amanpour suggested that Republican House Speaker John Boehner's perceived victory in recent budget negotiations with ...

CBS Goes to Statue of Liberty to Hype Shutdown's 'Ripple Effect'

On Friday's Early Show, CBS's Betty Nguyen used the Statue of Liberty as a live backdrop to play up how "visitors would miss out on the Smithsonian and its 19 museums...even the National Zoo" if ...
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