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  • Political campaigns are watching you watch TV

    New technology allows campaign organizations to buy ad time during the TV programs that are most watched by voters they want to reach.

  • Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    Clinton, whose first child is due later this year, drew widespread criticism for her limited role at the network that nevertheless earned her a $600,000 annual salary, far above the pay for most correspondents.

  • NBC's Emmycast logs robust 15.6 million viewership

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August. Broadcast on a nontraditional night prior to Labor Day, the television awards show nonetheless logged 15.6 million viewers. It was the second biggest audience for an Emmy Awards broadcast in eight...

  • TiVo to make version for those without cable

    NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters. The TiVo Roamio OTA will cost $50, compared with $200 for the regular model. The OTA version records free, over-the-air TV signals...

  • Mitch McConnell flubs: 'Losers make policy, and winners go home'

    The Senate's top Republican, put a new, inadvertent twist on that motto during a recent campaign stop in Kentucky.

  • MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

    NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business. In an interview this week, Bob Bowman said he is optimistic that a deal could be reached soon with various cable...

  • Fresh reality TV was last week's big Nielsens draw

    NEW YORK (AP) — New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns. A double whammy of "America's Got Talent" gave NBC the week's two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS' "Big Brother" rounded out the bottom of last week's Top 10, according...

  • Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 11-18

    Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 11-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 10.0 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.7 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 8.1 million. 4. "60 Minutes," CBS,...

  • NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS

    NEW YORK (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football. Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid...

  • John Oliver covers Ferguson: 'This whole story is depressingly familiar'

    John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" covered the events in Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday evening.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo.; Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Michael Turner, R-Ohio; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore;...

  • A tear in time and space: Al Sharpton says he agrees with Rand Paul

    Something strange happened Friday on MSNBC: One of the network's most partisan hosts actually admitted to agreeing with a Republican senator.

  • Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network

    The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers in the South. The network will be welcomed by millions of fans of who can't get enough coverage of the most powerful conference in...

  • Al-Jazeera America logs first anniversary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone. The news network has recorded some startlingly low ratings and recently shown signs of retrenchment with layoffs and by cutting some live newscasts. Al-Jazeera...

  • Mostly positive reviews for NFL's new tablets

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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