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Today Show Turns to Leftist and a Moderate for Advice on GOP Comeback

When NBC's Today show, on Wednesday, devoted an entire segment asking the question "How Should the GOP Battle Back?" who did they turn to, to offer strategic advice? Leftist Nation ...

Contessa Brewer: GOP Thinks 'Americans Are a Bunch of Idiots'

MSNBC host Contessa Brewer derided Republicans for using the word socialist in reference to Barack Obama's economic policies on Wednesday, complaining, "Well, maybe they think Americans are a ...

ABC Regrets California's 'Unwillingness to Raise Taxes'

A Tuesday story on ABC's World News, which ignored soaring state spending, reflected frustration with California voters for the anticipated rejection of ballot initiatives to raise taxes as ...

Sanchez and Slater Agree Bush 'Presided Over a Reign of Bullies'

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and Dallas Morning News political writer Wayne Slater agreed on Tuesday's Newsroom program that former President George W. Bush appeared to be "controlled by a bunch of ...

Andrea Mitchell Features 'Good Republican' Chris Shays to Critique Steele

Who did MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell feature to respond to Michael Steele's Tuesday speech about the future of the Republican Party? Chris Shays, the liberal, former Republican congressman with a ...

ABC's Diane Sawyer Pleads for European-style Gas Tax

Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer on Tuesday aggressively lobbied for the Obama administration to install a European-style gas tax on the United States. Talking to Carol Browner, Assistant to ...

Matt, Meredith and Al 'Dazzled' by Michelle Obama's Night Out at the Met

NBC's Matt Lauer and Al Roker, on Tuesday's "Today" show, revealed they enjoyed a "nice" evening at the theater last night, in the presence of Michelle Obama, as she "dazzled New York City for a ...

Dire Couric Cites Great Depression, Kids Will Be 'Lost Generation'

Katie Couric sees America through a very dark prism. On Monday, she launched a new "Children of the Recession" series, in collaboration with USA Today, with an op-ed in "the nation's newspaper" in ...

PBS's Tavis Smiley in Time: 'Capitalism Is Like a Child'

Time magazine is not wild about capitalism. In a "business roundtable" on the "future of capitalism," Time assembled several liberals to decry the idea: PBS host Tavis Smiley, blog founder Arianna ...
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