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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."

 

By Curtis Houck | June 2, 2015 | 12:35 AM EDT

Appearing on the Monday edition of The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer and host Bill O’Reilly tore into President Obama for stating that the U.S. is now “the most respected country on Earth” thanks to his administration with Krauthammer openly wondering “what planet he's living on.” Following a soundbite of Obama speaking earlier on Monday at the White House, O’Reilly expressed his clear disagreement by declaring that: “No, we’re not respected by Putin, we’re not respected by ISIS and other terrorists, so I don’t know what he is referring to.” 

By Tom Johnson | June 1, 2015 | 10:20 PM EDT

Monday was a big day for journalists to suggest similarities between mass murderers and Republicans. Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed that certain of Timothy McVeigh’s “militia ideals have gone mainstream” in the GOP, but Esquire's Pierce really put the ideological pedal to the metal when he likened Dick Cheney to one of the all-time worst genocidal maniacs, opining that Cheney’s relatively high current political profile is akin to “giving Pol Pot a late-night TV gig.” (As a lead-in, Pierce also called Cheney “the most inexcusable American who ever lived.”)

Pierce’s item piggybacked on a Washington Monthly post by Ed Kilgore, whose tone toward Cheney was not much less harsh than Pierce’s. After quoting Reince Priebus’s remark that Cheney is “a top fundraising draw, in high demand,” Kilgore sniped, “I suppose this is an example of what the church calls the ‘glamor of evil’ in the Easter baptismal renewal vows."

By Clay Waters | June 1, 2015 | 10:14 PM EDT

Two U.S. Senators -- one Republican, the other a socialist who votes with the Democrats -- are outside candidates for president. Both were profiled in Monday's New York Times, but with quite different results. While Rand Paul's anti-surveillance crusade was caricatured as cynical "sloganeering," socialist Bernie Sanders' modest Iowa crowds (100 people instead of 50?) were hailed as a liberal insurrection.

By Yuri Perez | June 1, 2015 | 9:56 PM EDT

The Obama Administration's decision to remove the Castro regime from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism was the subject of an entirely favorable report on MundoFox. Unlike Spanish-language rivals Univision and Telemundo, in its coverage MundoFox ignored bipartisan criticism of the administration’s highly controversial move, and inexplicably only featured the administration’s and Cuban regime’s point of view on the subject.

In reporting on the Obama administration’s decision, MundoFox solely featured comments by Raúl Castro and his supporters in Cuba, parroting and citing the position of Castro and his counter-allegations that Cuba has been the victim of terror by the U.S.