A U.S. News & World Report online article asserted that House Speaker Dennis Hastert had "recover[ed]" from the scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley because Hastert "w[on] support from conservatives" and because "religious leaders" did not demand his resignation. In fact, progressive religious leaders -- and conservative Family Research Council president Tony Perkins -- have criticized Hastert and the Republican leadership over the Foley scandal.
A U.S. News & World Report article used cherry-picked and out-of-context polling results to misleadingly suggest that Democrats face dire political consequences if they disagree with Republicans on national security issues. The article conflated public opinion of the parties' handling of two separate issues, Iraq and terrorism. Further, the article invoked Democratic losses in 2002 and 2004 that "were attributed largely to the GOP advantage on national security" without noting that the advantage the GOP held on national security in those elections has greatly dwindled, and in some cases vanished altogether.
In recent days, AP writer Tom Raum and U.S. News & World Report contributing editor Gloria Borger have taken pot shots at Democrats while ostensibly writing about problems within the Republican Party.
U.S. News & World Report featured an article on how "George Bush wants to run his presidency like a business," which noted that Bush, according to White House insiders, "is applying the hands-off style he learned at Harvard Business School ... and also the methods that worked for him as an oilman." U.S. News never explained what exactly the "methods that worked" for Bush in the oil industry were, but according to news reports, they appear to have involved using his family's connections and influence to keep his failing oil venture afloat.
In his U.S. News & World Report column, Mortimer B. Zuckerman wrote that arguments that the Bush administration's warrantless domestic spying program is illegal "miss the point."