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By Scott Whitlock | July 28, 2015 | 4:10 PM EDT

The New York Times on Tuesday again jumped to the defense of Planned Parenthood and the organization's selling of fetal tissue from aborted babies. Writers Denise Grady and Nicholas St. Fleur devoted almost all of the nearly 1500 word story to defending the practice, despite a headline that describes the "Shadowy Trade in Fetal Tissue." Grady and St. Fleur began by calling the controversy, which includes doctors discussing how to maximize revenue from fetal tissue, "just one more battle in the nation’s long war over abortion." 

By Kyle Drennen | July 28, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

Appearing on NBC’s Late Night on Monday – aired early Tuesday morning – Today co-host Matt Lauer assessed the state of the Republican presidential race: “Donald Trump is getting all the attention right now on the Republican side....This guy is great. He's a showman. He’s got a lot of P.T. Barnum in him and he knows how to promote things....it's hard for the other candidates to get any attention whatsoever, because Donald is, I think some would say, sucking the oxygen out of the room.”

By Connor Williams | July 28, 2015 | 3:05 PM EDT

Tuesday on Morning Joe, regular contributor Mike Barnicle slammed Republicans who want to continue the fight against ObamaCare. Barnicle was aghast that Mike Lee (R-UT) expressed frustration at Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky senator’s refusal to put another ObamaCare repeal to the floor of Congress. 

Barnicle shouted, “What is wrong with these people? I mean, what is going on?” He explained: “Are they so unbound from reality that they continue to do this?” He added that the “Supreme Court already ruled on this.” 

By Jorge Bonilla | July 28, 2015 | 3:01 PM EDT

Confrontations between unauthorized immigrant protesters and presidential candidates are usually gold to the national Spanish-language networks. They typically serve to advance this media segment’s favored immigration narrative, as well as depict immigration dissidents as “anti-immigrant” or “insensitive.” 

By Sarah Stites | July 28, 2015 | 2:18 PM EDT

On July 27, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to change their policy regarding gay leaders. Slate’s Mike DeSocio called the change “a huge step forward.”

In an effort to satisfy both conservatives and progressives with a stake in the BSA, the organization will no longer ban gay leaders at the national level, but will allow local troops to choose their own leaders. In this way, churches that sponsor troops can have a say in the moral integrity of the leaders selected.

By Matthew Balan | July 28, 2015 | 1:20 PM EDT

Breitbart's John Nolte reported on Tuesday that the LA Times discontinued its relationship with far-left cartoonist/writer Ted Rall, after he claimed in an May 2015 item that he was "thrown up against a wall, handcuffed and roughed up by an LAPD motorcycle policeman who also threw his driver's license into the sewer." The LAPD subsequently released records about the 2001 police encounter (where Rall was stopped for jaywalking), which included an audiotape that "does not back up Rall's assertions."

By Ken Shepherd | July 28, 2015 | 1:20 PM EDT

"Dodge City" blared the teaser headline atop msnbc.com's home page. "Clinton blatantly sidesteps Keystone question," noted the subheadline for the story by the Lean Forward network's Alex Seitz-Wald.

By Kyle Drennen | July 28, 2015 | 1:05 PM EDT

In an exclusive live interview with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer scolded the former Arkansas governor for his strong criticism of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran: “It seems to me the irony here is you’re taking a pro-Israel stance, but in explaining that stance, you have offended people in Israel and Jews all around the world.”

By Kristine Marsh | July 28, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT

It can only be described as both ludicrous and insensitive. Just days after a Muslim terrorist shot up two military recruitment centers, killing five servicemen in Chattanooga, TN, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson told the media and high-ranking government officials to not mention the word “Islam” when talking about ISIS or terrorism.

Johnson made these comments at a national security conference July 23.  Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, moderated the event centering on the U.S.’s strategy for Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

By Katie Yoder | July 28, 2015 | 11:38 AM EDT

A horrifying new video shows exactly what Planned Parenthood does with the parts from aborted babies.

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a third investigative video July 28 showing a former “procurement technician,” Holly O’Donnell, explain how Planned Parenthood would “get a certain percentage” of compensation from her former employer, StemExpress, for harvesting aborted baby parts. From her very first day at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a trainer instructed O’Donnell to pick apart an aborted baby and identify parts, including “a leg” with tweezers.

The video also caught another Planned Parenthood executive saying she wanted payment per baby specimen to see “how much we can get out of it.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 28, 2015 | 11:16 AM EDT

Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn reports that throughout Obama’s presidency, liberal comedian Jon Stewart was “summoned” to the White House for “secret...visits” with the president, an example of how the administration took “unusual steps to cultivate Daily Show comic.” 

By Connor Williams | July 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

On Monday’s Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell started his program with a panel discussing Mike Huckabee’s controversial comments about the Iran deal and the rhetoric in the Republican Party. Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter had harsh words for the Republicans, claiming their rhetoric is far worse when compared to the Democrats: “[T]here's a vileness gap that is developing between our political parties.”

By Scott Whitlock | July 28, 2015 | 10:58 AM EDT

All three morning shows on Tuesday fretted over Mike Huckabee's comments about Iran, dismissing it as a "desperate" move to boost his poll numbers. On Good Morning America, co host (and Clinton donor) George Stephanopoulos complained that "former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee [is] stirring up the latest firestorm." In a radio interview, the candidate assailed Barack Obama as "naive" and said of the nuclear deal: "[Obama] would trust the Iranians and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven." GMA reporter Tom Llamas lectured, "Many saying there are just some things that are off the table and any comparison to the Holocaust is one of them." 

By Spencer Raley | July 28, 2015 | 10:57 AM EDT

Rachel Maddow spent the first segment of her MSNBC show last night gushing over Bernie Sanders’ long shot campaign– because a bumper sticker was apparently found in the far north Alaskan city of Deadhorse! 

By Joseph Rossell | July 28, 2015 | 10:06 AM EDT

Climate alarmist James Hansen recently dropped a “bombshell” study about rising seas, at least according to the media hyping his claims.

The former NASA lead climate scientist claimed sea levels could rise 10 feet in 50 years, which is far more than even the alarmist forecasts of the United Nations. Hansen and 16 co-authors published the study on July 23 in the open-source journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. It has not been peer-reviewed.