Label-happy at the annual conservapalooza: The Times' dispatch from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) contains 23 examples of the word "conservative." By way of comparison, the common conjunction "and" appears 24 times.  Full Story..
The Times is particularly sensitive to people (like Rep. Michele Bachmann did at CPAC) accusing Obama of "apologizing for America" overseas, and criticism in general: "Mrs. Bachmann was taking several liberties with the facts in her remarks about Mr. Obama. He has not apologized to the world, for instance."  Full Story..
The Times editorial page editor makes excuses for Obama's broken promise to close Guantanamo Bay, and ignores liberals' anti-Bush hypocrisy on the issue: "Mr. Obama never really made a 'decision' to keep the prison open. He failed to follow through on the announcement that he would close it, and then let himself get rolled by Congressional Republicans when members of his administration tried to keep the promise."  Full Story..
Reporter Jennifer Steinhauer portrayed the religious freedom fight over birth control in cynical political terms, showcasing Republicans as being opportunistic in opposition to Obama's requirement that Catholic universities violate their religious beliefs by offering free birth control in their health plans.  Full Story..
Why they pay Editorial Page editor Andrew Rosenthal the big bucks: "I understand that the Catholic Church in particular feels strongly about birth control, but this isn't a theocracy." Columnist Charles Blow chimes in: "If I had my druthers, they'd pass it out in church."  Full Story..
The liberal Times editorial page feels betrayed by President Obama's embrace of Super PACs, reversing his position on campaign finance: "He is also telling the country that simply getting re-elected is bigger than standing on principle."  Full Story..
Obama decides that Super PACs aren't such a "threat to democracy" after all, but the Times barely acknowledges the flip-flop: "...a milestone in Mr. Obamas evolving stances on political fund-raising."  Full Story..
Helene Cooper: "Both moments were perceived by the Obama re-election campaign as another gift from Mr. Romney - now dubbed 'the gift that keeps on giving' by some on the Obama team."  Full Story..
Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak conflates constitutional rights with entitlements: "But the Constitution is out of step with the rest of the world in failing to protect, at least in so many words, a right to travel, the presumption of innocence and entitlement to food, education and health care."  Full Story..
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Reporters rush to Obama's defense: How dare Romney say Obama has made the economy worse! "It was a dubious statement, because the unemployment rate fell to precisely what it was during Mr. Obama's first full month in office, February 2009, and nonideological economists agree that the stimulus actions taken by the administration and the Federal Reserve kept the recession from being worse."  Full Story..