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By Curtis Houck | September 30, 2015 | 1:58 AM EDT

Tuesday’s edition of the CBS Evening News used a liberal tax group, passed off as “non-partisan,” to bash, from the left, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax plan. Trumpeting the “non-partisan Tax Policy Center,” chief White House correspondent Major Garrett used multiple soundbites from senior fellow Howard Gleckman to hype that “an independent analysis says Trump's plan would cost the Treasury $10 trillion over 10 years and increase the nation's $18 trillion debt.”

By Dan Gainor | September 30, 2015 | 12:13 AM EDT

How do you spell hypocrisy? W-a-s-h-i-n-g-t-o-n P-o-s-t.

The Washington, D.C., paper of record has spent the past year filling bird cages and landfills with stories about income inequality – 156 in print alone and another 404 in blogs or 560 total. Subtract one of those (listed twice in LexisNexis) that included the name of billionaire Post owner Jeffrey Bezos. And that was a column by conservative George Will declaring: “Income inequality is good.”

By Tom Blumer | September 29, 2015 | 11:37 PM EDT

In Congressional testimony Monday and Tuesday, Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards twisted the truth in several instances.

One of them had to to with how many of its facilities are involved in the provision of fetal tissue for compensation. She may be technically telling the truth about how many are involved at this moment, but it's clear that far more have been — at least until recently.

By Dylan Gwinn | September 29, 2015 | 11:33 PM EDT

On Tuesday night’s show, an episode titled “Hostile Makeover,” much of the drama surrounded Miss Piggy’s lack of a date for the People’s Choice awards. The group went into crisis mode, frantically searching their Muppet minds for a suitable one-night suitor for their leading lady. Until one Muppet made the case for a certain singer, in a very awkward way.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | September 29, 2015 | 11:03 PM EDT

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. His latest article was titled "Trust in the media is at an all-time low. That's a terrible thing for all of us."

It is?

By Curtis Houck | September 29, 2015 | 9:58 PM EDT

Hours after Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testified Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee concerning the videos that have embroiled the abortion provider in scandal over the selling of aborted baby parts, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC rushed to the defense of the “unfazed” and “spirited” Richards as she “endured a five-hour interrogation” by the GOP.

By Tom Johnson | September 29, 2015 | 9:28 PM EDT

CJ Pearson, the 13-year-old conservative social-media star, could use a few good role models, suggested TNR’s Brian Beutler in a Monday article. After noting that Pearson has been “revealed as the perpetrator of a number of hoaxes,” Beutler mused that such behavior isn’t surprising given the ideological company the youngster keeps.

“He's coming of age in a movement that often treats reality as subordinate to perception; that will embrace obvious distortions of facts if doing so might move the needle of public opinion,” alleged Beutler, who claimed that some of those factual distortions were found in Carly Fiorina’s statements about the Planned Parenthood videos during the recent Republican presidential debate.

By Jack Coleman | September 29, 2015 | 8:07 PM EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Stephen Colbert's new late show last night and something unexpected happened -- a brief stretch of conversation that was actually funny.

Prior to that, Colbert appeared nervous in Mrs. Obama's presence, frequently interrupting and talking over her.

But the interview finally delivered during an exchange where former president Bill Clinton came up, albeit indirectly, and in a way he'd surely not find amusing.

By Mark Finkelstein | September 29, 2015 | 8:05 PM EDT

You know the saying: once is a fluke, twice is a trend. Yesterday, Stephen Colbert and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a laugh over Bill Clinton's "passion." On today's With All Due Respect, responding to Mark Halperin's report that Bill Clinton "keeps saying he doesn't know what Snapchat is," John Heilemann quipped "let's hope not, for his sake."

For those who might not be familiar, Snapchat is an app that lets users send photos or videos that self-destruct within seconds—ideal for "sexting."  All snickering aside, will Bill's wandering ways become an issue for Hillary?

By Randy Hall | September 29, 2015 | 8:01 PM EDT

During Monday's edition of CNN Tonight With Don Lemon, the host lost control of a discussion about what Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have said about not accepting a Muslim as the nation's commander in chief.

Referring specifically to Carson's comment on the potential for a Muslim president -- which he said he would not support because of Islam’s ties to rigid Sharia law -- Rula Jebreal, a foreign policy analyst, slammed the GOP candidates, going so far as to assert that if someone took a gun into a mosque and killed the people inside, the Republicans “would have blood on their hands.”

By Brad Wilmouth | September 29, 2015 | 7:14 PM EDT

On Tuesday's New Day, CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto tagged the Obama administration efforts to train Syrian rebels as an "utter failure" and he as CNN substitute co-anchor John Berman recalled the scant results of trying to build up Syrian rebels as opposed to the more substantial troops and weapons Russia has supplied to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The CNN correspondent saw a similar "indictment" of the Obama administration in the aftermath of the Taliban's recent seizure of Kunduz in Afghanistan.

By Curtis Houck | September 29, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT

In the rarely fruitless world of MSNBC’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews groaned at the top of Monday’s show about the ongoing Benghazi and e-mail scandals enveloping Hillary Clinton that have become “termite bites” for the Democratic presidential candidate as Vice President Joe Biden could still join the 2016 race.

By Scott Whitlock | September 29, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts got a big surprise on Tuesday when he tried to use the mother of a stillborn child to attack a pro-life organization’s effort to defund Planned Parenthood. Roberts talked to Lexi Oliver Fretz about her deceased son Walter. Roberts attacked, “How do you feel about Walter's picture used to discredit Planned Parenthood?” Fretz explained that while she was surprised to see her son used to illustrate a grisly description in the video, “My husband and I are actually extremely pro-life.” 

By Katie Yoder | September 29, 2015 | 4:21 PM EDT

They must be getting desperate. Planned Parenthood is pulling out all the stops to defend itself, including celebrity backers – from Scarlett Johansson to Lena Dunham.

Tuesday morning, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards testified before the House Oversight Committee in regards to the videos exposing the abortion giant’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. In anticipation, Planned Parenthood published a video of 20 actresses declaring “why they will always stand with Planned Parenthood.” 

By Tim Graham | September 29, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

NBC touted a spin out of its latest poll: “The GOP's Planned Parenthood Problem.” Carrie Dann and Andrew Rafferty oozed “After months of controversy in the wake of a series of sting videos about its operations, Planned Parenthood is -- as popular as ever.”

What? “Yep, you read that right: In fact, Planned Parenthood is the most popular entity in our brand new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, registering a positive rating of 47 percent compared to a negative rating of 31 percent. That's virtually unchanged from the last time our pollsters asked about the group in July, even though a majority (65 percent) of Americans now say that they have heard about the videos, which pictured Planned Parenthood employees discussing the use of tissue from aborted fetuses.”