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Matt Bai Deplores GOP Attacks on Obama as 'the Other,' Hints at Racism

Matt Bai: "White House advisers contend that as the conservative insinuations about Mr. Obama grow more pronounced, the extremism that underlies them will become self-evident to the public."

Zernike Warns of 'Drive for Ideological Purity' Among 'Far to the Right' Tea Party Candidates

Reporter Kate Zernike warns that Sen. Jim DeMint "could be a model for how the two might co-exist - or an example of how the drive for ideological purity could turn the Republicans into a niche ...

Both Parties Equally Vulnerable in November? Hardly

The Times tries to buck up the Democrats for November: "But the latest New York Times/CBS News poll also finds that while voters rate the performance of Democrats negatively, they view Republicans ...

CBS's Smith: Is GOP Making 'Miscalculation' At Their Own 'Peril' By Supporting Tea Party?

Talking to Republican strategist Dan Bartlett on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith wondered if the electoral success of the tea party could harm the GOP: "Are all of these tea party ...

Jackie Calmes: No Moderates Left in the GOP

Jackie Calmes on the demise of mainstream Republicans: "I don't think there are many of those left, Sam, and there's gonna be fewer of them once this election is held. Some of them have already ...

Hostile Reporter Kate Zernike Insists 'Tea Party Fervor' Creating Opportunities...for Democrats

More Democratic wishful thinking on the front page. Reporter Kate Zernike helpfully points out several apparent vulnerable Republican candidates backed by the Tea Party: "The battle in Delaware is ...

CBS's Smith Pressures GOP to Sign On to 'Obama's New Deal'

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith touted President Obama's economic proposals and portrayed Republicans as obstructionist: "Obama's new plan. The President proposes to spend $50 ...

Newsweek's Alter: 'Radical Republicans' Have 'Extreme Agenda,' Progressives 'Need to Learn What the Stakes Are'

Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Newsweek's Jonathan Alter repeatedly characterized the conservative wing of the Republican party as "radical" and "extreme." He went ...

Hulse: GOP Senate of 'Accidental Senators,' 'Fire-Breathing Conservatives,' While Dems Are 'Notable Lawmakers'

Congressional reporter Carl Hulse puts his thumb on the partisan seesaw: He sees the possibility of "a cadre of fire-breathing conservatives" coming to power in the Senate in November, much like ...

Joe Klein & Matthews Link Anti-Muslim 'Attitude' to 'Deranged Muslim' Violence, Small-Town Whites Miss 'Ethnic Purity' of Past

On Sunday's syndicated Chris Matthews show, during a discussion of a poll reporting that a majority of self-described Republicans expressed a negative view of Islam, as Time magazine's Joe Klein ...
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