Chris Matthews Predicts Democrats Will Lose the Senate in 2014

Chris Matthews had some bad news for Democrats on Morning Joe today: “They’re going to lose the Senate.” Based on the results of this week’s special election in Florida, in which Republican David Jolly beat Democrat Alex Sinkby running against the Affordable Care Act, Matthews said the left is in trouble. Joe Scarborough set Matthews up by suggesting 2014 could look a lot more like 2010 than 2012, with a very different pool of voters who are not as friendly to President Barack Obama. Read more […]

FCC Wants to Tell News Rooms What They Can Report

News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch. But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering Read more […]

Larry King: CNN’s ‘Got Problems,’ Should Play Spongebob Instead

Even one of CNN’s most legendary broadcasters isn’t denying the network’s ratings slump. “CNN’s got problems,” Larry King told HuffPost Live on Wednesday. “I don’t know what they’re going to do.” January has been the network’s third-lowest month in ratings history. This month, the news network has fallen far behind Fox News and MSNBC and is even trailing its sister-network HLN. King offered CNN some programming advice: put on cartoons. “Put Spongebob on CNN — 24 Read more […]

Republican Humiliates Sharpton: If ObamaCare Is So Good, Why Is Congress Exempted?

Al Sharpton squared off with Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp on MSNBC Wednesday over Obamacare and Republicans trying to crack down on the food stamp program. Sharpton called Huelskamp out for voting against the program while his family collected a total of over two million dollars in farm subsidies, and read off statistics about health insurance in Huelskamp’s home state of Texas to grill him on why he opposes Obamacare. Huelskamp argued that the whole point of cutting food stamps is to Read more […]