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By Katie Yoder | | April 27, 2016 | 3:23 PM EDT

ABC’s relationship with actress Kerry Washington is only getting started.

ABC Scandal star Kerry Washington signed an “overall deal” with ABC for her new production company, Deadline first reported Tuesday. 

By Sam Dorman | | April 27, 2016 | 2:37 PM EDT

Progressives kowtowed to the Pope after he commented on climate change and homosexuality. But one liberal activist in the entertainment industry thought he left an important cause unplowed: cow poop.

 Russell Simmons, the so-called “godfather of hip-hop” and CEO of Rush Communications, urged the Pope to speak out against animal agriculture, in part, because cow manure produced greenhouse gas emissions. 

By Matthew Balan | | April 27, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT

CNN's senior social media director, Samantha Berry, made an unsurprising admission about her network on Tuesday: "We're no longer a TV news network." Instead, Berry touted CNN as a "24-hour global multiplatform network" during a presentation at the annual Collision conference in New Orleans.

By Tim Graham | | April 27, 2016 | 12:17 PM EDT

One way The Washington Post builds disgust toward Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is quite predictable: seek out Muslims who accuse them of “destabilizing” the self-esteem of Muslim school children.

On the front of Tuesday’s Metro section came an article headlined “Election-Year Lessons: Muslim educators are using presidential candidates’ attack on their faith as a teaching tool.”

By Scott Whitlock | | April 27, 2016 | 12:09 PM EDT

Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday continued his role as a Hillary Clinton surrogate, hyping criticism of Donald Trump as “sexist.” The former Bill Clinton operative singled out the businessman’s comment that “if Hillary were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote.” Stephanopoulos demanded, “What exactly did you mean by that? It struck a lot of your critics as sexist.” 

By Tom Blumer | | April 27, 2016 | 12:08 PM EDT

Just in time for tomorrow's first-quarter economic growth announcement from the government, Bloomberg Businessweek's Economics Editor is telling readers: "Don't Sweat America's Upcoming Microscopic GDP Growth."

Besides, Peter Coy writes, people need to get used to the supposedly inescapable fact that "Normal growth for the U.S. economy is just a lot lower than it used to be." Americans shouldn't worry, even if tomorrow's GDP figure shows a small contraction (perhaps indicating that Mr. Coy has been tipped to the fact that it will be). The key, the glib Mr. Coy contends, is to understand that "Happiness is all a matter of lowering expectations."

By Mairead McArdle | | April 27, 2016 | 11:57 AM EDT

The Huffington Post’s ever vocal “Queer Voices” section featured a piece last week requesting people not to view transgender identities as comedy anymore.

Author and activist Tory Smith, who prefers the pronoun, said “they” “await[s] the day that transgender identities are no longer used as comedy,” and hopes “pregnant men are no longer seen as irregular, but are recognized and given access to the care they need.”

By Kyle Drennen | | April 27, 2016 | 10:58 AM EDT

On Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, while co-host Gayle King noted that “a petition against the retail giant Target is gaining a lot of momentum” over the company’s transgender bathroom policy, financial contributor Mellody Hobson dismissed the protest: “You know, it's very hard for these kind of boycotts to work.  We haven't seen real success since the civil rights era in the 1960s.”

By Clay Waters | | April 27, 2016 | 10:32 AM EDT

The New York Times still has the racially hostile, bathroom-bigoted state of North Carolina on its mind and in its political crosshairs. Tuesday’s full-court front-page press coverage of the ongoing LGBT-rights and bathroom-access controversy was joined by some hand-wringing about a recent GOP court victory that will tighten previously loosened voting rules, an action that liberal groups (and the Times) consider racially motivated. The Times had a similar outburst earlier this month, with reporter Richard Fausset throwing around the “far right” label against North Carolina conservatives.

By P.J. Gladnick | | April 27, 2016 | 10:21 AM EDT

This time it really is the end of Trump. Really.

That was the title of the E.J. Dionne's column in the April 3 Washington Post. It was so spectacularly wrong in its prognostications that it really does deserve an award. Really. If only Dionne's column had been published two days earlier he could at least save some face by claiming it was just an April Fools joke. Unfortunately for Dionne, he doesn't have that out and will forever be known for perhaps the most hilariously wrong political predictions now and forever unto the end of time. It wouldn't be so bad for Dionne if his column had been merely a very tentative set of possible unfavorable outcomes for Trump. Instead, Dionne declared Trump to be flat out finished in a manner just oozing with smug arrogance as was reflected in his column title:

By Edgard Portela | | April 27, 2016 | 7:30 AM EDT

Thanks to the work of government watchdog Judicial Watch, the same organization that has aggressively pursued in court former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s past rogue practices in high office, a series of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) emails have been revealed that document the health and safety risks that came along with the tens of thousands of undocumented Central American minors that recently entered the country.

By Brent Baker | | April 27, 2016 | 2:46 AM EDT

Elite east coast journalists dubbed Tuesday’s primaries in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island “the Acela primary,” but as Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect humorously demonstrated, TV anchors across the country have no idea how to pronounce the name of Amtrak’s high-speed rail service between Washington, DC and Boston.  

By Curtis Houck | | April 27, 2016 | 2:29 AM EDT

On Tuesday night, MSNBC neglected to even mention that Hardball host Chris Matthews was absent from their Super Tuesday 4 coverage because of his wife Kathleen's campaign for Maryland's Eighth Congressional District that, despite her lucrative donations from the Washington D.C. elite, resulted in a distant third place finish behind a far-left State Senator and the founder of Total Wine & More.

By Tom Blumer | | April 26, 2016 | 11:58 PM EDT

Search for "go further" and "Hillary Clinton" for recent news on the Democratic Party's frontrunner, and you won't find any establishment press coverage.

This is disappointing but not unexpected. The establishment press continues to run interference for her, and reporting that Mrs. Clinton will "go further" (to the left, of course) on a number of issues than Barack Obama has while he has been President would not help her in the general election. But it seems to have helped build a bit of distance between herself and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with Democratic Party primary voters. Sanders has given her far more trouble than anyone expected when he entered the race last year, and who has clearly gotten under Team Clinton's skin. If a Republican or conservative presidential candidate said that he or she would "go further" on hot-button issues, the press would spend days reporting on how "radical" he or she had become.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | April 26, 2016 | 11:02 PM EDT

During CNN’s election night coverage Tuesday, sparks flew when CNN commentator and NewsBusters contributor Jeffery Lord sparred with Paul Begala the head of the Pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC Priorities USA. Begala was defending a deceptive ad his organization produced in 2012 that claimed Governor Mitt Romney killed a steel worker’s wife by canceling his healthcare coverage.