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By NB Staff | March 26, 2015 | 6:03 PM EDT

Yeah, we're kinda tooting our own horn, but ultimately, this is only possible because of you, our loyal readers. Your next challenge: help us move up in the rankings next year!

By Scott Whitlock | March 26, 2015 | 4:41 PM EDT

Watch out for ABC journalists on the road! According to AAA, the most dangerous thing you can do while driving is to talk to another person in the car. Yet, that's exactly what Nightline reporter Linzie Janis did while reporting on the new study. While barreling down the road, Janis talked to Robert Sinclair Jr. of AAA. He was in the passenger seat and the journalist drove. 

By Vanessa Viera | March 26, 2015 | 3:51 PM EDT

It was Benjamin Franklin who stated that “Nothing is more certain except death and taxes.” Lately, it looks like we could easily add to that quote “and the misrepresentation of Jeb Bush on Univision.”

By Joseph Rossell | March 26, 2015 | 3:44 PM EDT

Many in the liberal news media again demonstrated their inability (or unwillingness) to identify communism when they see it.

Fast food restaurant Taco Bell “pulled out all the stops” with its new ad released March 24, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Although the ad did not mention McDonald’s by name, The Daily Mail also said the video portrayed “McDonald’s as a communist dictatorship where boring breakfasts rule.”

By Kristine Marsh | March 26, 2015 | 3:03 PM EDT

In a list that included Pope Francis and tech billionaires, two Ferguson protesters were lauded as among the 50 “greatest leaders,” by Fortune magazine.

Fortune described the people who made the list as “extraordinary men and women” who are “transforming business, govern­ment, philanthropy, and so much more.” Does burning down a city, looting local businesses, and shooting cops fit that description?

By Kyle Drennen | March 26, 2015 | 2:44 PM EDT

In an exclusive interview with Mitt Romney on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered if the 2012 presidential contender would have traded five Taliban terrorists for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl if commander-in-chief: "It was controversial. The President presumably knew the circumstance of Bowe Bergdahl's leaving his post. He said, though, leave no soldier on the battlefield. If that had been you in the Oval Office, would you have made that same call?"

By Tom Blumer | March 26, 2015 | 2:19 PM EDT

Employing a variant of the old surgeon's joke — "The operation was a success, but the patient died" — White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, on friendly ground on MSNBC this morning, essentially told viewers that the administration still considers Yemen a success, even as its government is on the fast track to being forced into indefinite exile.

Earnest told the "Morning Joe" show's Mika Brzezinski and the assembled panel that "U.S. policy should not be graded against the success or the stability of the Yemeni government" — although, just for starters, Yemen's President has fled, while the Los Angeles Times is reporting that, because of the Yemeni government's instability, Iran has obtained a treasure trove of U.S. intelligence. Video and a transcript follow the jump (HT Real Clear Politics):

By P.J. Gladnick | March 26, 2015 | 1:45 PM EDT

A report by Jeryl Bier of the Weekly Standard reveals the shocking information that federal agencies have paid Politico nearly a million dollars in subscription fees since 2011 including nearly $432,000 just last year alone. An even barely skeptical mind would have to suspect that such fees were a payoff for either favorable coverage or to simply avoid reporting uncomfortable facts about those agencies.

By Matthew Balan | March 26, 2015 | 1:23 PM EDT

Yet again, MSNBC had to issue an on-air apology, after one of its left-wing guests on Wednesday made an outrageous statement. On Now With Alex Wagner, Ebony.com's senior editor Jamilah Lemieux responded to Senator Ted Cruz's statement about listening to country music after 9/11 by snarking, "Nothing says, let's go kill some Muslims like country music....I mean, really? That's absurd."

By Kristine Marsh | March 26, 2015 | 12:41 PM EDT

Tolerance is only expected from the left, never given. That was never more evident than on The Nightly Show March 24 where Ted Cruz and evangelicals were mocked for their faith.  

Host Larry Wilmore brought on liberal comedian Lewis Black, Actor and former member of the Obama Administration Kal Penn, pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, and anchor for The Blaze TV, Amy Holmes, to discuss Ted Cruz’s run for President. The discussion began with Black blasting Cruz as a relic of the segregated past.

By Kyle Drennen | March 26, 2015 | 12:39 PM EDT

While interviewing former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday's NBC Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon argued that if the Netflix documentary Mitt about the GOP candidate had been released before the 2012 election, voters may have made a different choice: "Because gosh, it was fantastic. And I was telling you, if you could have had that out, you know, while you were running, I think it would have been a different outcome almost....who knows?"

By Scott Whitlock | March 26, 2015 | 12:31 PM EDT

NBC and CBS on Thursday failed to label the scandal-tarred Jesse Jackson Jr. as a Democrat. Instead of identifying his political party, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie carefully explained, "And former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. left an Alabama prison this morning, accompanied by his family." She then noted that he would serve more time in a halfway house.

By Tim Graham | March 26, 2015 | 12:27 PM EDT

Al Kamen’s “In The Loop column in Thursday’s Washington Post carries just the latest in a long thread of left-wing musicians being upset at their music being liked by Republicans. In this case, Devo co-founder Gerald Casale hates House Majority Whip Steve Scalise creating a fundraising committee called “Whip It Good.” Scalise has also used Devo’s “Whip It” at events.

The Post wanted to manufacture a Scalise controversy, and Casale was ready to bring the pain to the allegedly evil right wingers.

By Tom Johnson | March 26, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT

Brian Beutler of The New Republic thinks no one who’s as far to the right as Ted Cruz is can be elected president, and, to support that opinion, he enlisted (or perhaps drafted) a conservative hero, albeit one who died in 1998. In a Monday article, Beutler asserted that “if Barry Goldwater were still alive, he’d be a guest on cable news somewhere warning Republicans that Ted Cruz is too conservative to win the presidency.”

By Scott Whitlock | March 26, 2015 | 11:07 AM EDT

Liberal MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Wednesday fumed over what he saw as Ted Cruz questioning the patriotism of Democrats. This is despite the fact that the cable anchor has questioned the patriotism of people he doesn't like. On Hardball, Matthews read a quote of the Republican Senator: "Understanding Harvard law school is very important to understanding our president," Matthews quoted Cruz, citing how Cruz claimed that "there were more self-declared communists on the Harvard faculty that there were Republicans."