NBC Finally Covers GOP Taking 53rd Senate Seat With Win in Alaska
November 12th, 2014 11:54 PM
Major broadcast network NBC broke its silence and joined fellow networks ABC and CBS on Wednesday night in covering the news that the Alaska Senate race has been called with Republican challenger Dan Sullivan being declared the winner over Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Begich.
NBC Nightly News aired a 23-second news brief on the election result, which gives the GOP at least 53 Senate seats…
NBC's Today Ignores GOP Winning 53rd Senate Seat
November 12th, 2014 10:30 AM
Early Wednesday morning, Republican Dan Sullivan officially defeated incumbent Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) more than a week after Election Day. With the victory, the GOP now has 53 Senate seats and could pick up a 54th seat if Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-La.) defeats incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in December’s runoff election. Despite the GOP victory, NBC’s Today ignored the story…
Midterms: NPR Goes to Bat for 'Conservative' Alaska Democrat
October 3rd, 2014 12:08 PM
Incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Begich has a lifetime American Conservative Union score of eight. Yet, NPR qualifies the Alaska politician as "conservative" on many issues. The October 2 segment featured no mention of Begich's widely condemned campaign ad that accused his Republican opponent of being indirectly responsible for a sex crime.
Breaking News at CNN: Senate Democrats Voted to Kill Other Health Plan
November 1st, 2013 5:58 PM
It's always interesting when people in the “mainstream” press catch up to something conservatives and Republicans have known for a long time.
That was the case when Chris Frates, an investigative correspondent at the Cable News Network, reported on Friday that "Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the ObamaCare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health…
Delusional Schultz: Social Security is 'Cheap,' Doesn't Contribute to
July 29th, 2013 1:59 PM
Ed Schultz took a dive off the deep end on Saturday’s The Ed Show, claiming that Social Security is a “cheap” program that “has never contributed one penny to the deficit.” The bombastic MSNBC host also blasted Republicans who support partially privatizing Social Security, arguing those lawmakers just want to “get their hands on the money.”
Schultz echoed similar arguments made by Rep. Mark…
Sarah Palin Considering 2014 Senate Run
July 9th, 2013 6:06 PM
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Tuesday said that she is considering running for Senate in 2014.
Appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio program, Palin also reiterated that she would consider supporting a third party if Republicans don’t return to their conservative roots.
WashPost's Sargent Considers 100% Pro-Choice Sens. Begich, Tester 'Rel
February 3rd, 2012 5:09 PM
In his The Plum Line op-ed on page A19 today, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent saw the presence of "relatively conservative Democrats Mark Begich (Alaska) and Jon Tester (Mont.)" on a letter by Senate Democrats blasting the Komen Foundation for withdrawing grants to Planned Parenthood as "testament to how broad the opposition to this decision has become."
But a few keystrokes on a search…
Matthews Badgers Senator over Palin: 'Have You Ever Been an Eyewitness
November 3rd, 2010 3:05 AM
Maybe it was late and a rough night for the Democratic Party that caused this strange line of questioning and it was just the best way MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews could deal with it.
On MSNBC’s Election Night coverage in the midst of a Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives and with several U.S. Senate races still pending, Matthews deviated from the subject matter…