Politico Headline: 'Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan in N.C.'

November 2nd, 2014 1:27 PM
Politico seems to have the distinction of publishing the most awkwardly hilarious story headline title of this political campaign season: "Bill Clinton Plugs Kay Hagan in N.C.." If that did not put at least a smile on your face if not cause a belly laugh, it sure had that effect on a lot of people including readers of the Politico article as well as folks on Twitter. To make matters worse, or…

Charlotte Newspaper Deep-Sixes Late Story on Hagan Stimulus Scandal

November 2nd, 2014 9:13 AM
The Charlotte Observer seems to be suffering from a vanishing-Kay-Hagan-scandal problem today. Republicans seized on a new story (cached here) on how Senator Hagan's husband benefited from the "stimulus" program. But the link went into "Page Not Found." Local TV station WBTV was reporting that the Hagan family self-dealing is under "further legal review." That's not a great story for the…

CBS Laments Spending in N.C. Senate Race; Blames Citizens United Case

October 30th, 2014 1:06 AM
CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes profiled the North Carolina Senate race during Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and devoted much of her report highlighting the fact that the race between incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger and State House Speaker Thom Tillis has become the most expensive Senate race of the cycle. Specifically,…

Maddow Slams Hagan's Debate No-Show, But 'Fangate' Networks Ignore

October 22nd, 2014 11:20 AM
Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and her Republican opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, are currently locked in a close Senate race but with less than two weeks until Election Day Senator Hagan declined to participate in a debate Tuesday night. Despite Senator Hagan’s absence, all three network morning shows ignored the story on their Wednesday morning broadcasts. 

MSNBC: Does GOP Push Voter ID ‘Because They Don’t Like Blacks?'

October 14th, 2014 12:33 PM
Chris Matthews continued to beat MSNBC’s voter suppression drum during an exclusive interview with Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Monday night’s Hardball. Matthews, who like much of MSNBC has claimed that Republicans want to block minorities from voting, made the issue a focal point of his discussion with the North Carolina Democrat. The Hardball host hyped the interview by playing a clip of…

Politico Echoes Planned Parenthood Attack Ads on 'Strident' Pro-Lifers

September 13th, 2014 10:50 AM
James Hohmann of Politico reported on a "nearly million-dollar" ad buy by Planned Parenthood against two Republican Senate challengers who are "taking heat for their strident opposition to abortion." It's apparently not "strident" when the Democratic incumbents they're challenging get 100-percent ratings from the "pro-choice" crowd.

WashPost Hypes N.C. Dem’s ‘Attack Ad’, Buries Its Lie on Page A

May 6th, 2014 11:13 AM
Tuesday, May 6 is primary day for the North Carolina race for U.S. Senate, and The Washington Post ran a misleading front-page story declaring “In N.C., Hagan’s attack ad flips script on health law.”  Reporter Rosalind Helderman began the piece by hyping how “Thom Tillis, the Republican front-runner for a U.S. Senate seat, once called President Obama’s health-care law “a great idea” yet the…

MSNBC's Ari Melber Shamefully Promotes Democratic Campaign Ad Labeled

April 23rd, 2014 1:06 PM
MSNBC's Ari Melber seemed downright gleeful at the news that vulnerable Senate Democrats have started running campaign ads touting their support for ObamaCare. Filling in for host Lawrence O'Donnell on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on Monday April 21, Melber hyped how "there are signs that President Obama's new call to run on the Affordable Care Act has gotten through to Democrats."…

MSNBC's Joy Reid: GOP Abortion Restrictions Are Like Muslim 'Shariah L

July 8th, 2013 6:16 PM
On the Wednesday, July 3, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid compared abortion restrictions to "Shariah law" as she blasted North Carolina state senate Republicans for the "sneak attack" of including the restrictions in a bill banning Islamic law in the state. Reid:

AP's Shameless Headline As Dem Senators' Opposition Prevents DREAM Act

December 19th, 2010 8:49 AM
If you look at the description of yesterday afternoon's U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote Number 278 ("A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes."), you'd never know it had anything to do with illegal immigration. But it did. It was a…