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CBS Edges Out NBC in Sunday Show Viewers

CBS's Face the Nation won the Sept. 25th Sunday show viewership battle, narrowly edging out NBC's Meet the Press by 33,000 viewers. It's a rare win for Face The Nation over Meet The Press, which has won 56 consecutive quarters and 14 consecutive seasons.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:40pm

For Congressional Disapproval, Dem Insiders Blame GOP, GOP Blames Everyone

America hates Congress. Democratic Insiders blame Republicans. Republican Insiders blame everybody. Those are the results of the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll, which asked Insiders whom they considered most responsible for Americans' record-low opinions of Congress.

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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:40pm

Can Gingrich’s New ‘Contract with America’ Bolster His Campaign?

DES MOINES, Iowa — The rollout of the new version of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” on Thursday commanded the kind of coverage that the former House speaker drew in the days of old. The state’s largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, published an “exclusive” with details, and he appeared on Fox and Friends and CBS's The Early Show to talk it up.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:40pm

'New' Virus Catches CDC's Eye

It’s not a new virus, but doctors need to keep an eye out for one that’s not usually on the radar screen, federal health officials said on Thursday. It’s called human enterovirus 68, or HEV68, and it can cause an unusually severe type of cold that can even kill in some cases.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:40pm

The Onion's Fake Hostage Crisis Prompts Police Response

A Twitter post published by The Onion about an alleged hostage crisis on Capitol Hill didn't win any laughs from Capitol Police on Thursday, but did lead officials to release a sternly worded reaction.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:40pm

Listeria Outbreak Unlikely to Launch Ad Blitz

Sorry crisis communicators and ad buyers, but despite the dire warnings about the cantaloupe-listeria outbreak grabbing headlines, the industry is unlikely to respond with a big advertising or lobbying blitz.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 8:40pm

That's a Lot To Process

Buried in a Dallas Morning News story about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's shaky debate performances is a shocking suggestion: That the campaign's initial fundraising swings in Texas and Oklahoma raised $20 million -- in just three days.

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 3:02pm

Buchanan Closes Door on Senate Run

After months of flirting with a run, Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., has decided not to jump into the crowded Florida Senate race, his office told Hotline on Call on Tuesday. The news was first reported by the St. Petersburg Times.

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 3:02pm

Which Side Do Companies Take in Gay-Rights Culture War? -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 3:02pm

D.C.'s Republican Money Men Hedging Their Bets

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are holding dueling D.C. fundraisers this week ahead of the all-important third quarter fundraising deadline on Friday -- a fact greeted with little more than an indifferent shrug by much of Washington’s donor class.

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 3:02pm