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Hulse Looks on the Democratic Bright Side: Mass. Loss May Be 'A Blessing In Disguise'

Congressional reporter Carl Hulse sees the bright side for the Democrats, who just might turn this crushing defeat into an eventual victory: "Amid the day's gloom, Democrats saw opportunity as ...

Floundering Gail Collins Find 'Bright Side,' Lame Excuses for GOP's Mass. Win

Don't blame Obama - all these Democratic losses are just about state issues: "The voters of Massachusetts were definitely angry about taxes, although the ones they seemed most ticked off about ...

Leibovich Finds Some Scott Brown Comments 'Curious' and 'Offending,' But None From Gaffe-Tastic Biden

The paper's political profile writer Mark Leibovichmaintains his usual pro-Democratic double standard: "[Scott Brown] strives for 'total discipline' but can be prone to curious public statements ...

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 ...
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