Midterms

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2014 Midterms: CBS Sees 'Very Conservative,' 'Far Right' Problem in Kansas

Polls and prognosticators suggest a Republican takeover of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Yet, the networks continue to offer scant coverage of the various races. The CBS Evening News ...
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2014 Midterms: Nets Yawn at Democratic Gaffes and Scandals, Tout GOP Problems

The 2014 midterms may be building towards a Republican wave, but the elections in 39 days have drawn little interest from the networks. NBC and CBS on Thursday made exceptions, but only to ...
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Crickets: Networks Avoid Democratic Gaffes and Scandals in 2014 Midterms

In 2012, gaffes and scandals by Republican candidates, such as Todd Akin, prompted a wave of coverage by the three networks. Yet, ill-conceived comments by Democrats in the 2014 midterms have ...
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With Midterms Looming, Chris Matthews Spies Sexism from GOP Candidate Thom Tillis

MSNBC may be gearing up for another election season of  the "war on women." The Hardball host on Friday speculated whether the Republican senatorial candidate from North Carolina engaged in ...
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Chris Matthews Plots Strategy With Dems on How to Use Ferguson Unrest for Midterms

It's not surprising that MSNBC's Chris Matthews would frame the racial unrest in Ferguson through a political lens. The liberal host on Monday brought on two prominent Democrats to plot strategy ...
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Networks Avoid Scandal-Plagued Democratic Senator Exiting the Race

During their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts, ABC, CBS and NBC all failed to report news that a scandal-plagued Democratic U.S. Senator from Montana dropped his campaign for a full ...
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A Furious Chris Matthews Calls on Dems to 'Scare,' 'Anger' Liberal Base: 'Time to Attack'

A clearly worried Chris Matthews attempted to rally the Democratic Party to avoid a midterm massacre, openly suggesting that the party's goals should be "angering" voters with "scary" Republicans. ...
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Chris Matthews: Voters May Punish Overly Smart Dems for Their 'Complexity'

Chris Matthews on Thursday morning conceded that Republicans would win the Senate in November. On Wednesday's Hardball, the host lashed out at voters. Speaking of a House special election won by ...
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ABC Skips Own Poll of Dour News for Dems, Devotes 18 Minutes to 'Dancing With the Stars'

The journalists at World News on Monday and Good Morning America on Tuesday ignored the results of their own poll, a survey finding Democrats in deep trouble for the 2014 midterms. It's not as ...

George Stephanopoulos Lobbies GOP to 'Cooperate' With Dems, Wonders if Defeat Could be a 'Blessing' for Obama

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday once again pushed Republicans who win on Election Day to "cooperate" with Barack Obama and also wondered if a defeat could be a "blessing" ...
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