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By Tom Blumer | February 13, 2016 | 3:55 PM EST

On Thursday, Venezuela's Supreme Court decided to grant Bolivarian socialist "President" Nicolas Maduro what an unbylined Associated Press report described as "broad decree powers" to deal with the economic crisis and humanitarian nightmare he and his predecessor Hugo Chavez created.

Maduro's government now for all practical purposes has total control of that nation's economy, which in the current circumstances — runaway inflation and chronic shortage of so many of life's basic necessities that "savage suffering" has now taken root — is really the only thing that matters.

By | February 13, 2016 | 3:48 PM EST

The New York Times is again trying hard to hang the immigration issue around the collective neck of the Republican Party. A lead story by Alexander Burns, “Division Deepens In The G.O.P. Field On Immigration – Appeals In The South – Cruz and Trump Assail Moderate Rivals on ‘Amnesty’ Issue.” Note the quote marks in the headline around the word amnesty. There were more politically correct descriptors in Burns' text, with illegal immigrants called “undocumented immigrants." Meanwhile, amnesty was termed “what conservatives call ‘amnesty,’” and it was suggested that if conservatives don't stop talking about it, Republicans will be doomed for decades to come.

By P.J. Gladnick | February 13, 2016 | 2:37 PM EST

Burger King has delivered perhaps the wittiest Twitter reply ever by a fast food company. It came in response to Anthony Weiner who tweeted about the news that Snoop Dogg will appear in a Burger King training video teaching employees how to cook hot dogs. I don't want to give the hilarious Burger King punchline away so read it for yourself and enjoy yet another laugh at the expense of Weiner who seems doomed to eternally remain at the butt end of jokes.

By Scott Whitlock | February 13, 2016 | 2:05 PM EST

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore has a new film out and, unsurprisingly, Where to Invade Next complains about how woeful the United States is in comparison to European, socialist-style countries. According to the Washington Post’s Stephanie Merry, “Moore's latest movie is funny and touching, and it has a lot to say about what we settle for as Americans citizens, and how much better our lives might be if we raised some hell.” 

By NB Staff | February 13, 2016 | 1:11 PM EST

On Friday, Media Research Center Research Director Rich Noyes targeted PBS on Fox Business Network's Risk and Reward over their failure to ask Hillary Clinton about her ongoing e-mail scandal at their Democratic presidential debate on Thursday. Noyes pointed out that "the far-left MSNBC did ask Hillary Clinton about this at their debate last week. Very gently, they said, can you reassure Democratic voters that this won't be a problem? PBS won't even go as far as MSNBC in bringing this issue before people vote. It's amazing."

By Mark Finkelstein | February 13, 2016 | 12:06 PM EST

Welcome to the official Evangelical Christian Church of America, brought to you by President Ted Cruz . . .  

That's the scare-mongering scenario that Joy Reid painted on MSNBC today. Reid alleged that as president, Cruz would "ignore" the part of the Constitution prohibiting the establishment of a national religion. She in essence falsely accused Cruz of planning to establish evangelical Christianity as the law of the land.

By Kyle Drennen | February 13, 2016 | 12:05 PM EST

In a segment aired on Friday, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres began a gushing softball interview with President Obama by thanking him for pushing the gay rights agenda: “I cannot tell you or thank you enough for what you have for the gay community. So, thank you.”

By P.J. Gladnick | February 13, 2016 | 11:14 AM EST

Washington Post  "energy and the environment" (Global Warming) writer, Chris Mooney, has discovered climate heresy among middle and high school teachers in the form of skepticism which he finds very upsetting. Yes, there are actually teachers who raise an eyebrow when, for example, 2016 is declared to be the warmest year on record before the year even starts. Mooney, who performed the same shtick at Mother Jones, has noted such skepticsim in his column and issues the proper condemnation of the teachers daring to not completely buy into the new Lysenkoism aka Global Warming:

By Kristine Marsh | February 13, 2016 | 10:30 AM EST

Ted Cruz is a diabolical, creepy, KKK card-carrying villain according to late-night comedians.

Has there been any other presidential candidate that the media have so vigorously gone out of their way to malign? We’ve already documented how often the news media have gone out of their way to viciously attack the Senator from Texas for his strong conservative stances. The new “comedy” coming from the left attacking Cruz though is a whole new level of unprecedented vitriol.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 13, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST

The pop music sensation simply known as Beyoncé is the toast of the cultural Left for a new video titled “Formation.” Several scenes are racially charged, including the pop diva sinking into the water on top of a New Orleans police cruiser, a nod to Hurricane Katrina propaganda. In another, a young black boy in a hooded sweatshirt dances in front of a line of white police until they go “Hands up” to his dancing talent. 

By Matthew Balan | February 12, 2016 | 10:22 PM EST

ABC, CBS, NBC's Friday evening newscasts all failed to mention Islamism as a possible motive in their coverage of the machete attack inside an Ohio restaurant on Thursday. ABC's World News Tonight didn't even use the word "terrorism" during their report on Mohamed Barry's rampage. Alex Perez merely noted that "Barry was known to the FBI, but was not under a full-scale investigation." CBS's Jeff Pegues underlined that "police say the assault has the hallmarks of a terrorism-inspired attack." Pegues was also the only Big Three correspondent to report that Barry was "here in the U.S. on a green card."

By Tom Johnson | February 12, 2016 | 9:35 PM EST

Former PBS fixture Moyers recently touched on Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth, but not with an eye toward whether or not Cruz is eligible for the presidency. Rather, it was to contrast Canada-born hockey enforcer John Scott with Cruz, who’s “another kind of enforcer.” Each has a large and enthusiastic following: fans voted the journeyman Scott into this year’s NHL All-Star game, and Cruz, of course, won the Iowa Republican caucuses.

Otherwise, though, Moyers and co-writer Gail Ablow contend that Scott is “a nice guy,” “humble,” and “a team player” while Cruz is a “brute” with “malice in [his] swagger,” a “Crusader Warrior” with a “forked tongue” who thinks that he’s “a new Messiah” and President Obama is “the Anti-Christ.”

By Jeffrey Lord | February 12, 2016 | 8:30 PM EST

The media were horrified. From the podium at a rally, Donald Trump was discussing Ted Cruz’s stance on waterboarding in which the Texas senator appeared to hesitate. From the audience a woman yelled out that Cruz was…was…well, “the P-word”.  The “P-word” suddenly so potent a word that the media bleeped not only the woman’s words but Trump himself when he slyly repeated it.

By Jorge Bonilla | February 12, 2016 | 4:42 PM EST

Univision continues to frame any effort to enforce immigration law as "anti-immigrant"

By Kyle Drennen | February 12, 2016 | 2:53 PM EST

Appearing on Friday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, President Obama lamented the “Twitter culture” in which people “expect quick answers without sacrifice” and complained about supposedly unfair media coverage: “The amount of stuff that is just put out there on the internet or on sometimes news broadcasts that are just factually inaccurate is surprising and it’s really hard to catch up.”