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By Katie Yoder | June 2, 2015 | 2:52 PM EDT

BREAKING: Atheist science professor doesn’t like religion!

In a recent piece for National Geographic, Book Talk curator Simon Worrall entitled his headline, “In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?” For the answer, he gave platform to Jerry Coyne, author of Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Keeping with his book's theme, Coyne, an atheist and University of Chicago professor of Ecology and Evolution, answered, among other questions, why “are religion and science incompatible.”

By Kristine Marsh | June 2, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT

Liberals raged on Twitter yesterday, coming to the support of a Muslim woman who complained about how she was treated on a recent United Airlines flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C.

Tahera Ahmad posted on Facebook that she was “in tears” after being discriminated against United Airlines staff and passengers for simply asking for an unopened can of Diet Coke.

By Tom Blumer | June 2, 2015 | 12:46 PM EDT

This morning's April factory orders report from the Census Bureau showed yet another seasonally adjusted decline. This time, they fell 0.4 percent, seriously underperforming expectations that they would come in flat.

This naturally brought forth another sighting of the U-word ("unexpectedly"), this time at Reuters. Both Reuters and the Associated Press failed to note how steep the year-over-year declines in orders — and for that matter, shipments — have become:

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 12:13 PM EDT

During an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Monday, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour joked that the United States will defeat ISIS before Brian Williams returns to anchor the NBC Nightly News

By Joseph Rossell | June 2, 2015 | 11:39 AM EDT

The liberal website Huffington Post, that once advised readers on how to avoid talking about Obamacare during Thanksgiving dinner, surprisingly confronted a serious problem for the Affordable Care Act recently.

On June 1, HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps and Huffington Posts’ senior national correspondent Jonathan Cohn about the unaffordability of Obamacare. In the segment, "What If The Affordable Care Act Isn't Affordable?" Cohn admitted that "rate increases look higher" for 2016 than in previous years, based on proposals that insurers were required to submit to the government by June 1. Companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico reportedly want to increase their premiums by as much as 50 percent.

By Andrew Miller | June 2, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT

“Who wouldn’t want to be part of the tradition of misogyny and homophobia?” – the sarcastic question that Netflix’s new comedy 'Grace and Frankie' poses at the idea of traditional wedding vows. 

Starring Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Martin Sheen – all liberals of impeccable credentials – the show focuses on the divorce of two married couples, and the subsequent “marriage” of the two ex-husbands. Yes, you read that correctly.

By Kyle Drennen | June 2, 2015 | 11:31 AM EDT

Acting like a Hillary Clinton spokesman on Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos pressed newly-announced Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham on possibly supporting Clinton in the 2016 election: “Rand Paul is tying the Senate up in knots right now....I know you’ve been worried about his take on national security. So, if he prevails over you and the other candidates, who would you support for commander-in-chief? Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton?”

By Connor Williams | June 2, 2015 | 11:24 AM EDT

Pointing to 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s declining poll numbers when it comes to favorability and honesty, a panel on Morning Joe discussed the implications of these numbers on the former First Lady’s campaign. While host Joe Scarborough and former Bush staffer Nicolle Wallace agreed that the numbers are concerning, the New York Times’ Jeremy Peters was frustrated by the campaign’s strategy: 

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 11:16 AM EDT

On Tuesday, CBS This Morning touted its latest CBS News/New York Times poll that found “Americans believe there is too much cash in politics” but conveniently ignored findings within the same poll that showed that the majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy. 

By Alatheia Larsen | June 2, 2015 | 10:48 AM EDT

It's no secret that 1960s rock star turned environmentalist-musician Neil Young of Buffalo Springfield fame uses his celebrity status to push political agendas.

In recent years he's attacked oil and fracking, and soon Young will release an entire album entitled "The Monsanto Years" attacking genetically modified foods. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | June 2, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT

On Monday’s The Kelly File, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted MSNBC’s Al Sharpton for using a speech for the tax-exempt NAACP to “simultaneously attack police, criticize Republicans, advocate for the Democrats, organize street protests, and promote his MSNBC broadcast all in one.”  

By NB Staff | June 2, 2015 | 10:01 AM EDT

As fury spreads, Evangelical leaders have joined a growing chorus that includes Catholic leaders, the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to pressure Disney ABC to cancel the sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage.

By Tim Graham | June 2, 2015 | 9:59 AM EDT

Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi reported Tuesday something that TV news junkies know: “ABC News” is beginning to sound tinny. It’s more like “ABC Fun to Know.” Farhi softened it to “It’s brighter, tighter and indeed quite a bit lighter than its evening rivals.” That’s code for “dumber.” 

Farhi noted ABC has no full-time congressional correspondent for the evening news, and despite the title World News almost never leads with....world news. “During May, the broadcast led with domestic news almost every night of the week, despite a flood of developments in Syria, Iraq, Europe and elsewhere.”

By Rich Noyes | June 2, 2015 | 8:57 AM EDT

This week, with George Stephanopoulos under fire for his donations to the Clinton Foundation, the BBC's Katty Kay declares it impossible to find "a partisan bent" in any of his work at ABC News. And, USA Today's Susan Page cannot fathom why the scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton would duck questions, because "she can handle any question you throw at her....She does it very well."

By Jack Coleman | June 2, 2015 | 7:16 AM EDT

Amid the fanfare for CBS newsman Bob Schieffer upon his retirement, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh provided a helpful translation for some of the code in Schieffer's parting remarks.

Schieffer appeared on CBS This Morning on Friday and was asked how Washington and journalism have changed since he jumped in the game back in the '60s. While Schieffer was optimistic about the future of Face the Nation, the Sunday morning political show he hosted since the early '90s, he was troubled by what he described as vast disruptions from a "revolution in communications."