legislation http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/131/all en What Costume? http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/what-costume <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2442" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Dude-Care.jpg?1383839029" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 30, 2013 - 10:42am</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Government Health halloween Health Care Humor legislation obamacare US Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:43:53 +0000 julia.seymour 44896 at http://www.mrc.org D-Day on Obamacare Beach http://www.mrc.org/cartoons/d-day-obamacare-beach <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2645" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-ObamaBeach.jpg?1376504090" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 14, 2013 - 2:12pm</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Government Health congress exemption Health Care Health Insurance legislation obamacare politics Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:14:51 +0000 julia.seymour 44270 at http://www.mrc.org Credit Card Rules Limiting Access for Stay-at-home Moms http://www.mrc.org/articles/credit-card-rules-limiting-access-stay-home-moms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CNN Money reports on an unintended consequence of Obama regulation the media didn’t see coming and left touted as ‘lifeboat’ for consumers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ryan-robertson">Ryan Robertson</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">CNN Money recently introduced the world to Holly McCall, a thirty-four year old stay-at-home mother of two from Vienna, Va, who is fighting against the credit card “reforms” enacted in 2009. in a May 16 story, CNN Money’s Blake Ellis wrote that despite approval in the past, McCall was denied a credit card from Target last fall. She <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/16/pf/credit-cards-stay-at-home-moms/index.htm">blamed a 2009 law that was supposed to “protect consumers.”</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/credit-card-rules-limiting-access-stay-home-moms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Family Government Media access to credit CARD act credit card credit card bill of rights legislation obama reform Regulation stay at home moms unintended consequences Tue, 22 May 2012 16:34:58 +0000 julia.seymour 40154 at http://www.mrc.org Health Care Cost Estimates Challenged, But Media Skip Criticism of 'Non-Partisan' Agency http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-care-cost-estimates-challenged-media-skip-criticism-non-partisan-agency <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>- <strong>Since Obama took office, only 16 percent of health care stories mentioning the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) included any criticism of their accounting, despite criticism from many conservative and libertarian experts as well as the former head of CBO.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/health-care-cost-estimates-challenged-media-skip-criticism-non-partisan-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Health accounting assumptions bill billion Budget care cbo cbs congressionalbudgetoffice conservative cost criticism Deficit domitrovic DouglasHoltz-Eakin experts HealthCareReform legislation network networks news non-partisan obama obamacare office Repeal Spending stories tax years Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:33:00 +0000 admin 27543 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Out of Step with Public, Ignore Majority Support for ObamaCare Repeal http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-out-step-public-ignore-majority-support-obamacare-repeal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 112<sup>th</sup> Congress took office Jan. 5 and the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives planned to immediately tackle the unpopular health care legislation signed into law in 2010.</p> <br /> <p>The Washington Post reported that House Republicans intend to vote on a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/contehttp:/www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305520.htmlnt/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305520.html">repeal of ObamaCare</a> Jan. 12, just one week into the new congressional session.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-out-step-public-ignore-majority-support-obamacare-repeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Health Media 2010 abc bill care EricCantor favor found Gallup good harrysmith healthcare House JakeTapper jan JimDeMint KatieCouric legislation MicheleBachmann network news obamacare people percent Poll Polling public Rasmussen Repeal stories Thu, 06 Jan 2011 02:13:00 +0000 admin 27545 at http://www.mrc.org Networks See Unconstitutional Ruling as 'Setback,' Not 'Victory for Liberty' http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-see-unconstitutional-ruling-setback-not-victory-liberty <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Federal court judge Henry Hudson ruled on Dec. 13, that the enforcement mechanism of ObamaCare - the individual mandate - was unconstitutional.</p> <br /> <p>Hudson wrote, "The unchecked expansion of congressional power to the limits suggested by the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision [the individual mandate] would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-see-unconstitutional-ruling-setback-not-victory-liberty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Government Health Media abc care cbs courts dianesawyer dickdurbin harrysmith healthcare henryhudson individualmandate legislation networks obamacare ruling support unconstitutional violence Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:02:00 +0000 admin 40 at http://www.mrc.org Santelli Defends Tea Party Candidates against Elite Inside-the-Beltway Wisdom http://www.mrc.org/articles/santelli-defends-tea-party-candidates-against-elite-inside-beltway-wisdom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Washington, D.C. establishment finds it disturbing that there is a brand of non-elite political hopefuls running in races across the country this election year.</p> <br /> <p>David Gregory explored this notion with the so-called “father of the Tea Party,” Rick Santelli on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Oct. 24. According to Gregory, the rise of candidates like Delaware Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell is not a good thing because of her interpretation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/santelli-defends-tea-party-candidates-against-elite-inside-beltway-wisdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Constitution Government Media attention brand campaign christine church CNBC DavidGregory Delaware donnell Elections elite explained father legislation lot MeetthePress NBC odonnell party point record rick RickSantelli Santelli Senate separation TeaParty Mon, 25 Oct 2010 21:50:00 +0000 admin 27054 at http://www.mrc.org 'Top Chef' Host: Senate School Lunch Bill Didn't Go 'Far Enough' to Fight 'National Crisis' of Child Obesity http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/top-chef-host-senate-school-lunch-bill-didnt-go-far-enough-fight-national-crisis-child-o <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"> <object height="194" width="240"><param value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkUuzpr8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" name="movie" /><param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <embed height="194" width="240" allowfullscreen="true" src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdkUuzpr8z&amp;c1=0x8CA2B9&amp;c2=0x385E87&amp;sm=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><p>"Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio rang alarm bells about child obesity on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, saying it is now a "national health cri</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/top-chef-host-senate-school-lunch-bill-didnt-go-far-enough-fight-national-crisis-child-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ChildObesity legislation liberalmediabias MorningJoe MSNBC TopChef Thu, 09 Sep 2010 22:13:00 +0000 36606 at http://www.mrc.org Lauding Kennedy's Liberal Legislative Achievements In Health & Education http://www.mrc.org/articles/lauding-kennedys-liberal-legislative-achievements-health-education <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Did the failure of Sen. Ted Kennedy&#039;s liberal immigration &quot;reform&quot; really lead to &quot;an increase in hate crimes, activity by anti-immigrant groups and ranting on cable television and the Internet&quot;? Reporter John Broder thinks so. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">"<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28record.html " target="_self">Despite His Successes, Kennedy </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/us/politics/28record.html ">Left Unfinished Business in the Senate</a>," reporter John Broder's laudatory Friday tribute to Sen. Kennedy's liberal legislative record, at least mentions what his colleague <a href="http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2009/20090828124353.aspx" target="_self">Sheryl Gay Stolberg forgot</a>: Kennedy's attack on Robert Bork. But that was about it for balance.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lauding-kennedys-liberal-legislative-achievements-health-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch HateCrimes IllegalImmigration JohnBroder legislation NewYorkTimes NYTimes RobertBork TedKennedy TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Fri, 28 Aug 2009 17:23:00 +0000 admin 7038 at http://www.mrc.org 'Evening News' Takes EPA to Task on CO2, Claims Supreme Court Gave an Order http://www.mrc.org/articles/evening-news-takes-epa-task-co2-claims-supreme-court-gave-order <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Usually the Bush administration is criticized for abuses of executive power. This time the media and Democrats in Congress are after the administration for not using its authority enough.</p> <br /> <p >     A report on the March 13 “CBS Evening News” about Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson’s appearance before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was very critical of the agency for not doing more “on limiting carbon dioxide, the most threatening greenhouse gas.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/evening-news-takes-epa-task-co2-claims-supreme-court-gave-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Environment CarbonDioxide CO2 EPA GlobalWarming greenhousegas legislation permit Regulation SupremeCourt Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:11:12 +0000 admin 26310 at http://www.mrc.org Caps and Trade-offs: Presidential Candidates Embrace Massive Penalties for Emissions http://www.mrc.org/commentary/caps-and-trade-offs-presidential-candidates-embrace-massive-penalties-emissions <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brianna-cardiff-and-will-collins-special-bmi">Brianna Cardiff and Will Collins, Special to BMI</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The 2008 campaign season features sharp disagreements among the leading presidential aspirants from both parties. Climate change, however, seems to be the exception that proves the rule, as all three frontrunners have embraced broadly similar policy prescriptions that would supposedly combat global warming. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/caps-and-trade-offs-presidential-candidates-embrace-massive-penalties-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute business cap carbon CarbonDioxide clinton CO2 company consumer election emissions energy legislation mccain obama policy Pollution president race tax trade Wed, 05 Mar 2008 17:53:29 +0000 admin 29735 at http://www.mrc.org USA Today Praises Bill's Dimming of Incandescents http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-praises-bills-dimming-incandescents <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The U.S. Congress looks poised to follow Australia and other allies in effectively banning traditional light bulbs.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/usa-today-praises-bills-dimming-incandescents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy ban bill bulb CFL compact congress flourescent incandescent legislation light Mon, 17 Dec 2007 22:07:57 +0000 admin 25185 at http://www.mrc.org Global Warming Bill Could Cost Every U.S. Man, Woman and Child Up to $494 Annually http://www.mrc.org/articles/global-warming-bill-could-cost-every-us-man-woman-and-child-494-annually <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Imagine what you could do with an extra $400 or $500 a year – save for retirement, fill your gasoline tank several extra times or buy a plane ticket for vacation. Now multiply that amount by every member in your immediate family. It could add up to a lot of extra money.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/global-warming-bill-could-cost-every-us-man-woman-and-child-494-annually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy Environment Trade bill cap carbon Climate Change congress Global Warming House legislation Senate tax Weather Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:36:53 +0000 admin 25242 at http://www.mrc.org Media Spread Suspicion of Gas 'Gouging' http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-spread-suspicion-gas-gouging <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s déjà vu all over again. Rising gas prices and oil companies’ “record profits” fuel an almost yearly call for investigations into “price gouging.” The media then complain of alleged wrongdoing and fail to ask intelligent questions about the issue.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Kinda suspicious, huh?” said CBS’s Julie Chen when “Early Show” co-host Harry Smith mentioned that “higher than ever” gas prices are prompting politicians to call for another investigation. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-spread-suspicion-gas-gouging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Energy bill cbs Chevron CNN company excessive Exxon gas prices gasoline House legislation oil price gouging profit record Wed, 30 May 2007 19:59:58 +0000 admin 25504 at http://www.mrc.org