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  • Mitch McConnell flubs: 'Losers make policy, 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...

  • Judge: Trial can decide fate of MLB TV broadcasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball cannot hide behind its antitrust exemption to fend off a lawsuit from fans who say the league unjustly dictates television markets for its ballclubs, a judge says. U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's ruling came after two lawsuits were brought by fans...

  • Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex." The teacher from Santa Cruz, California,...

  • Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

    NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies. As consumers continue to gravitate toward online sources of news and...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: Fox's Juan Williams says racism behind impeachment

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Fox News analyst Juan Williams suggesting that racism drives the move to impeach President Obama.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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