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Nagourney Admits Scott Brown 'Shocked and Arguably Humiliated' Obama, Dems

Political reporter Adam Nagourney (mostly) refrains from sugarcoating another Democratic loss.

Two Times Reporters Suggest Talk of GOP Comeback 'Premature'

Adam Nagourney on Tuesday morning, hypothesizing a Scott Brown victory and already discounting its import: "If he does win, what meaning does the victory hold a month from now, much less 11 months ...

Sentences She'd Like to Have Back, Mass. Special Election Edition

Reporter Abby Goodnough (and Times Watch, alas) on the next Senator from Massachusetts, Martha Coakley.

CNN's Yellin : 'Angry and Scared' People Caused Scott Brown's Rise

On Monday's AC360, CNN's Jessica Yellin spun the rise of Republican candidate Scott Brown as coming from "folks here in Massachusetts [who] are feeling angry and scared. They're angry and scared ...

Mass. Bias: Voter 'Advocate' Coakley vs. G.O.P.'s Brown, a 'Conservative' Who's 'Lashing Out'

As the Mass. Senate race goes down to the wire, the Times is still defending Democratic candidate Martha Coakley: "After Career as Their Advocate, Coakley May Face Voters' Wrath." The Times has ...

Hoping Along with Mass. Democrats

Michael Cooper presented only the Democratic side of a vulgar video from a Scott Brown rally: "Some hoped that the video would arouse anger among rank-and-file Democrats and cause a backlash, the ...

Calling Massachusetts a Liberal State: Just a 'Political Stereotype'?

While Utah, Oklahoma, and any Deep South state is bluntly called conservative by the Times, the Times entertains doubts as to whether Massachusetts really qualifies as a liberal enclave. An ...

Gail Collins Blames 'National Angst,''Bad Mood,' Florida Guppy Shortage for Coakley's Struggles in Mass.

Columnist Gail Collins, in denial: "Did you know that the cold snap in Florida hit the people who breed tropical fish so hard that there is a national guppy shortage? Things are bad, bad, bad. If ...

MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie on Possible Dem Loss: 'This Is Bad'

Perhaps providing a window into the mind of journalists, MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie on Friday appeared shocked that a Democrat might lose in next week's Massachusetts Senate election. "This is bad," ...

Times Keeps Pushes the Myth of Missing Moderates in the G.O.P.

The mystery of the missing moderates: The "moderate wing of the Republican Party in Florida and across the country is a very, very small group...if they exist at all, Times political profiler Mark ...
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