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By Katie Yoder | April 11, 2015 | 9:57 AM EDT

Extremists are screaming about abortion again – and they're not pro-lifers. 

In an April 9 piece, The New York Times Editorial Board criticized Kansas’ Senate Bill 95, or the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, signed into law April 7. The bill bans a common second-trimester abortion procedure beginning July 1. Flaunting their disgust, the board called the new law a “legislative assault” – an “assault” that partial-birth abortions have faced, too. 

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | April 11, 2015 | 8:09 AM EDT

Conservatives know what to expect when the networks create shows about lawyers. From L.A. Law to Ally McBeal, we’ve observed countless crusading liberal protagonists confront and defeat conniving corporate executives and other corrupt establishment villains.

This seemed to describe The Good Wife on CBS over the last five years. But something interesting has happened over the last few weeks. Producers have introduced a wealthy conservative character named Reese Dipple, who engages seasoned liberal lawyer Diane Lockhart on the hot-button social issues of the day.

By Melissa Mullins | April 11, 2015 | 7:46 AM EDT

On March 30, Purvi Patel was found guilty of taking abortion-inducing drugs illegally, causing her 25-28 week old “fetus” to die, and tossing the infant’s body in a dumpster. She is the first woman in the United States sentenced for feticide. In the state of Indiana, which has feticide laws, it is illegal to kill an unborn fetus without the assistance of an abortionist (meaning, an unborn child is treated like a person under the feticide law), however, “special permission” is given for an abortion conducted by an abortionist.

Patel’s conviction is causing a lot of controversy, but for all the wrong reasons.

By Tim Graham | April 11, 2015 | 7:27 AM EDT

We often mock the lack of hard news (like Obama scandal coverage) on the network morning shows by contrasting it with the luxurious time they reserve to promote their own entertainment products. This week The Hollywood Reporter revealed its week-long study of the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows from 7 to 9 a.m. on the week of March 9 to 13 and counted how much time was devoted to "programs and personalities of that network or its sister properties."

Between the three, they counted more than 84 minutes of "corporate synergy."

By Tom Johnson | April 10, 2015 | 10:03 PM EDT

Vaccine skeptics have a well-deserved reputation for not caring about facts, but according to American Prospect blogger Paul Waldman, many right-wing anti-taxers resemble anti-vaxxers in terms of their shaky grasp of reality.

“All the GOP presidential candidates are lining up to receive the wisdom of Arthur Laffer as they formulate their economic plans,” wrote Waldman in a Friday post. “This is the rough equivalent of doctors seeking to lead the American College of Pediatricians competing to see which one can win the favor of Jenny McCarthy…Laffer's theory has been as thoroughly disproven as phrenology or the notion that the stars are pinholes in the blanket Zeus laid across the sky.”

By Curtis Houck | April 10, 2015 | 9:50 PM EDT

For the second straight news cycle, ABC News failed to mention any of Hillary Clinton’s scandals on Friday night as she’s expected to announce her second presidential campaign on Sunday as World News Tonight instead gushed over a new epilogue to her latest book and Chelsea Clinton’s appearance on the May issue of Elle magazine.

By Clay Waters | April 10, 2015 | 8:26 PM EDT

Obama adviser Brian Deese was the subject of a fulsome New York Times profile by biased environmental reporter Coral Davenport and biased political profile writer Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who teamed up for "On Climate For Obama, Point Man Learns Fast," pitting lovable wonk Deese against the "anger" of Big Coal. And Deese is far from the first Obama staffer to get such favorable treatment.

By Jorge Bonilla | April 10, 2015 | 4:57 PM EDT

Recently, sandwiched between the Cruz and upcoming Rubio campaign announcements, Univision took the opportunity to remind us of their own clear preference regarding the 2016 presidential ticket, and their anointed “Latino Candidate.”

By Scott Whitlock | April 10, 2015 | 4:42 PM EDT

Politico and other websites are attempting to create another example of Rand Paul getting angry at journalists. The headline at Politico blared, "Rand Paul walks out of Guardian interview." When one looks at the footage, however, it's clearly a case of Paul completing an interview and leaving. Talking to reporter Paul Lewis of the liberal Guardian newspaper, Rand Paul informed, "I got time for one more question." 

By NB Staff | April 10, 2015 | 3:11 PM EDT

MRC president appeared Friday afternoon on the Fox Business show Varney & Co and said this about campaign 2016 coverage: “Buy some popcorn! This is going to be the most fascinating...campaign season in years!”

Bozell said he can see both sides of the media coverage, “how the media are going to her best friend and her worst enemy.”

By Kyle Drennen | April 10, 2015 | 2:52 PM EDT

In an interview with Comedy Central's Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore on Friday's CBS This Morning, co-host Gayle King wondered if the controversy swirling around newly-named Daily Show host Trevor Noah was racially motivated: "So keep it a hundred about Trevor Noah....do you think this would have happened if he was white?...Because first he's, you know, 'Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah,' and then there's this controversy about his tweets."

By Tom Johnson | April 10, 2015 | 1:19 PM EDT

In a Friday American Prospect piece (originally published on Wednesday in the Washington Post) WaPo columnist Harold Meyerson suggested that even though the South didn’t win the Civil War, its mean-spirited ideas, racial and otherwise, now drive the Republican party.

Meyerson asserted that today’s GOP “is not just far from being the party of Lincoln: It’s really the party of Jefferson Davis. It suppresses black voting; it opposes federal efforts to mitigate poverty; it objects to federal investment in infrastructure and education just as the antebellum South opposed internal improvements and rejected public education; it scorns compromise. It is nearly all white. It is the lineal descendant of Lee’s army, and the descendants of Grant’s have yet to subdue it.”

By Tim Graham | April 10, 2015 | 12:43 PM EDT

On Thursday night’s PBS NewsHour, they devoted two segments to the forthcoming Summit of the Americas and like Andrea Mitchell, PBS correspondent Margaret Warner felt it necessary to document how Latin American countries think Team Obama’s actions toward Venezuela “smacked of U.S. bullying” and even “imperialist meddling.”

It might seem a bit perverse, but the government-funded channel was calmly explaining to viewers that standing up for dissidents is a diplomatic fiasco.

By Curtis Houck | April 10, 2015 | 12:08 PM EDT

Sean Hannity tore into the latest liberal media double standard on the Thursday edition of his Fox News Channel show as the liberal media has sought to play up Republican presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul’s temper but remain silent on Hillary Clinton’s well-known anger issues of her own. Using numerous examples and quotes from officials in the Bill Clinton administration, Hannity and Outnumbered co-host Andrea Tantaros blasted the media for excusing Clinton’s behavior despite allegations that she did indeed throw a lamp at her husband during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

By Scott Whitlock | April 10, 2015 | 12:03 PM EDT

A certain level of worry permeated the coverage for the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The three networks on Friday at least noted stumbles the Democrat has had in 2015, though ABC failed to specifically mention the e-mail server controversy. Former Bill Clinton operative turned Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos conceded that Mrs. Clinton "has some work to do."