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NBC Hails Obama for ‘Hitting Back’ in ‘Fight Over Quarantines' for Returning Ebola Aid Workers

NBC Nightly News showered praise on President Obama regarding his Ebola response on Tuesday night, declaring that Obama was “hitting back” and “[came] out swinging in this fight over quarantines” ...
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CBS Wonders If a Scott Walker Loss Will ‘Send a Message’ Nationwide About His ‘Policies and Politics’?

With the midterm elections one week away from Tuesday, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley profiled the race in Wisconsin for governor as incumbent Governor and Republican Scott Walker faces ...
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NBC's Lauer Slams Christie on Ebola, Then Calls for No 'Political Blame'

Today co-host Matt Lauer spent most of a Tuesday interview with Chris Christie attacking the New Jersey governor's response to the Ebola crisis: "I want to read to you what Dr. Anthony Fauci from ...
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ABC's 'World News Tonight' Finally Ends Midterm Blackout

After failing to mention the upcoming midterm election a single time since he took over the anchor desk of ABC's World News Tonight on September 1, on Monday, David Muir finally informed viewers ...
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Flummoxed Charlie Rose on Midterm Anger: 'Why Is It They Don't Like' Obama?

The CBS This Morning crew on Tuesday alternated between confusion as to why Barack Obama may be driving Republicans to a big midterm victory and strident declarations that the GOP would have no ...
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Norah O’Donnell Admits to Throwing ‘a Softball of a Question’ at Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning to discuss next week’s midterm elections and the three CBS hosts eagerly threw softball questions at the ...
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Networks Ignore Hillary Clinton's Claim That Businesses Don’t Create Jobs

As of Monday night, the major English and Spanish broadcast networks have blacked out all mention of remarks made by Hillary Clinton on Friday at a campaign event for Massachusetts Democratic ...
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CBS Continues to Push False Liberal Ad Claiming GOP Cut Funding for Possible Ebola Vaccine

On Monday night, CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid continued to promote an ad by a liberal organization that claims Republicans in Congress are responsible for cutting funding for research ...
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CBS Continues Pot Push, Focuses on Marijuana 'Miracle'

Throughout 2014, CBS This Morning has veered between stories happily hyping the benefits of marijuana and reports on its danger. While the segments seesaw back and forth, the network doesn't seem ...
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NYT Skips 'Liberal' Label as Hillary Is Hit from the Left on Immigration

Despite nearly 1400 words of space, New York Times writer Amy Chozick on Monday never used the "liberal" label in a story on possible 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton being hit from the ...
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