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By Scott Whitlock | March 19, 2015 | 4:09 PM EDT

According to Katie Couric, "plenty of politicians" use private e-mail for work and it's not a big a deal. The veteran journalist interviewed Mitt Romney for Yahoo on Thursday and pressed the 2012 Republican nominee on why Hillary Clinton's secret e-mail system is a source of concern.  

 

By Tim Graham | March 19, 2015 | 3:53 PM EDT

Chuck Todd appeared on a podcast called The Mike O’Meara Show on Tuesday, and made several jaw-dropping claims. When O’Meara asked about charges of liberal bias, and whether he gets blowback about the point of view of Meet the Press, he denied one: “There’s no point of view to Meet the Press.”

Then he added a slam of MSNBC: “I think advocacy journalism, sort of the Fox and what MS[NBC] primetime, those models, that hasn’t been healthy for politics.” (Daytime, where Todd used to have a show, is healthy; but primetime is poisonous.)

By Katie Yoder | March 19, 2015 | 3:30 PM EDT

The Hyde Amendment doesn’t treat abortion as “completely legal,” or so comedian Jon Stewart lamented in a recent show.

During the Daily Show on March 17, host Jon Stewart referenced human trafficking bill S. 178 with Hyde Amendment language. The amendment, he joked, bars federal funding for abortion because “just because the procedure is completely legal, doesn’t mean it has to be treated that way.”

By Julia A. Seymour | March 19, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

Although the Associated Press recently claimed the jobs situation in the U.S was looking “robust” and “healthy,” one South Carolina woman called that a “slap in the face.”

The woman, Alice Lang from Spartanburg County, South Carolina, wrote to Forbes contributor John Zogby to share her story. She also condemned the practice of not counting long-term unemployed as unemployed.

By Matthew Balan | March 19, 2015 | 1:07 PM EDT

Thursday's CBS This Morning celebrated the introduction of a transgender character to its network's long-running soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. Jeff Glor trumpeted the "'bold' move for daytime drama," and hyped how "the fictional plot twist on a CBS soap that is starting a real conversation about tolerance." The morning newscast touted actress Karla Mosley, who plays the character, singing the praises of her Big 3 employer: "It's brave of CBS."

By NB Staff | March 19, 2015 | 1:01 PM EDT

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to implement so-called "net neutrality" and in the wake of the FCC releasing details on the new regulations, the Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), announced the formation of the "Free the Internet!" Campaign, which will draw attention to and push back against the egregious assault on free speech by left-wing organizations and the Obama administration.

By Kyle Drennen | March 19, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT

Thursday's NBC Today seized on President Obama's seeming advocacy for mandatory voting in the United States during a town hall event on Wednesday, with fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall declaring: "The President said the U.S. should be making it easier to vote, not harder. He says if everyone voted, it would completely change the political map."

By Scott Whitlock | March 19, 2015 | 11:31 AM EDT

ABC and CBS on Wednesday night and Thursday morning ignored Democratic Senator Dick Durbin's smear that Republicans are keeping attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch in the "back of the bus." NBC mentioned the liberal politician's attack, but featured no critical analysis or questioning of the remark. 

By Joseph Rossell | March 19, 2015 | 11:20 AM EDT

You get what you pay for. The liberal Soros and Ford foundations spent $196 million advocating for increased Internet regulation. New FCC rules revealed a shocking reliance on liberal activist groups those foundations funded, citing them a total of 206 times.

The 320-page document, released March 12, referenced groups like Common Cause, Free Press and Public Knowledge -- all which received Ford Foundation or Soros money. Public Knowledge was referenced 72 times and Free Press 61 times. Congress began grilling top FCC officials in multiple hearings about the controversial new Internet regulations March 17.

By Katie Yoder | March 19, 2015 | 10:55 AM EDT

“Absolutely outrageous.” “Sad.” “Ridiculous.” Those are the words Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance used to describe liberal opposition to the human trafficking bill because it contains language preventing federal funding of abortion.

On March 16, Nance moderated a “War No More" panel hosted by her organization in Washington, D.C. After the event – which challenged liberals’ so-called “War on Women” – Nance spoke with MRC Culture about issues pertaining to women.

By Jordan Ecarma | March 19, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT

Actress Debi Mazar thinks Italy has “a lot of oppression” since “it’s where the Vatican is,” she said Wednesday in an interview with HuffPost Live.

The Queens-born Entourage regular is the lead of a new TV Land series called Younger, where she plays a single mother who is gay.

“I don’t really think in those terms because I just think people should love who they wanna be in love with,” Mazar told host Marc Lamont Hill in the segment. “So I’m just playing someone, Maggie, who’s a person, who happens just to like chicks instead of guys.”

Mazar blamed Catholic influence when asked to comment on the recent tiff between performer Elton John and designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, the team behind the luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana.

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 19, 2015 | 10:04 AM EDT

During an appearance on Fox News’ The Five on Wednesday, Juan Williams rejected evidence that the Obama administration had cooked the books to appear as though deportations have increased during his tenure as president. 

By Bryan Ballas | March 19, 2015 | 8:47 AM EDT

With the Supreme Court’s potential overthrow of 239 years of tradition, law, and morality on marriage growing ever closer, Emma Margolin of MSNBC.com shamelessly plugged a book by former Congressman Barney Frank. Frank’s life, says Margolin with a spirit of lamentation, “offers a stark reminder of the way things used to be for a gay man living a public life at the end of the Reagan Era.”

It was filled with tragic moments, like the time in 1989, when Frank “suffer[ed]...at the hands of...The Washington Times – which exposed his two-year relationship with a male prostitute, Steven [sic] Gobie.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | March 19, 2015 | 8:41 AM EDT

On Wednesday, MSNBC host Alex Wagner continued the “Lean Forward” network’s tradition of vilifying Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu by comparing him to a “Scooby Doo” villain who has just pulled off his mask “revealing himself to be who he is actually.” 

By Curtis Houck | March 19, 2015 | 1:49 AM EDT

In a Vice News interview posted on Monday, founder Shane Smith used the first of many softball questions to President Barack Obama to ask how does he “handle the controversies, the negativity” and whether or not he’s “a masochist.” With subjects ranging from global warming to political gridlock to marijuana legalization, Smith was far from a tough interviewer and allowed the President to, without any pushback and bash Republicans.