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NBC's Todd: GOP 'Begging the Media to Say It's Obama That Started the Sequester'

After dismissing the argument that President Obama was to blame for the sequester as "dumb" on Thursday's MSNBC Daily Rundown, NBC political director Chuck Todd further mocked the notion on ...
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CNN Relays Government Hysteria Over 'Massive' Sequester Cuts

After hyping the "draconian" sequester cuts set to take place March 1, CNN kept up its frenzy on Tuesday afternoon by spreading government hysteria over the $85 billion spending reduction. ...
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CNN Freaks Out Over 'Draconian' Sequester Cuts, Like the 'Asteroid'

Even though the upcoming sequester cuts amount to only $85 billion, compared to $16 trillion of U.S. debt, CNN on Tuesday morning hyped the deleterious effects of the cuts to the economy by ...
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NYT: Stevenson Bizarrely Hits U.S. 'Spending Cut' Obsession, Defends Moderate Obama from 'Extreme' Conservatives

Richard Stevenson was dismissive of "the conservative mantra that nearly all problems can be traced back to excess government" and criticized Obama's "more extreme conservative critics" for ...
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NBC Journalists Agree: Obama 'Clearly Has the Upper Hand On the Budget'

On Sunday's Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory seized on an item in Politico arguing that upcoming sequester budget cuts could prove to be a "time bomb" for Republicans: "And the political ...
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NBC Frets Over Sequester Taking 'Butcher's Knife' to Budget; Promoted 'Bold' Trillion-Dollar Stimulus

On NBC's Wednesday Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander wrung his hands over the possibility of sequester budget cuts happening next month: "If you think of the federal budget as a ...
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Pelley Prompts Obama to Explain Need for Higher Taxes, Warns Budget Cuts Could Hurt Economy

It wasn’t the embarrassing kiss-up debacle CBS’s Steve Kroft delivered a week ago from the White House, but CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, in his late afternoon pre-Super Bowl sit down with ...
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Schieffer Hyperventilates Over Imaginary ‘Horrendous...Gargantuan Cuts’ in Impending Sequester

Reflecting the typical Washington definition of a budget “cut” – in which a slight reduction in a projected increase is a “cut” and a measurable decrease in the rate of growth is a “draconian” ...
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