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By Javier Zurita | July 2, 2015 | 12:53 PM EDT

An effort aimed at building support for slowing the amount of immigration to the U.S., and that bases its concerns on the deleterious effects of population growth on California’s quality of life and environment, was recently the subject of ridicule on the national evening newscasts of Univision and MundoFox.

By NB Staff | July 2, 2015 | 12:12 PM EDT

"The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned state bans on same sex marriage. But there is still positive news for conservatives. Now that gender is irrelevant, there's no reason to vote for Hillary." – NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller

By Connor Williams | July 2, 2015 | 11:24 AM EDT

On the July 1 edition of Hardball on MSNBC, Chris Matthews brought former Democratic senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart to the program to discuss his book and today’s politics. Matthews asked Hart about “the ideological direction of the party right now” and added that Bernie Sanders is bringing a kind of 1960s message to Democratic politics.

The Hardball host then moved on to discuss Hillary Clinton, making a very dubious observation: “Hillary Clinton [is] more of a conservative in a sense of more of a traditional politician from the center, center.” 

By Kyle Drennen | July 2, 2015 | 10:12 AM EDT

On Thursday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning saw Donald Trump’s presidential bid spelling disaster for the Republican Party in 2016. On Today, correspondent Peter Alexander touted how the “controversy” surrounding Trump’s anti-illegal immigration comments had “proven to be some pretty good politics among some Republicans,” with Trump having “jumped to second place among Republicans in a recent national poll.”

By Scott Whitlock | July 2, 2015 | 9:59 AM EDT

George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there."

By Sarah Stites | July 2, 2015 | 9:20 AM EDT

Objectivity doesn’t matter when you have an agenda to push. So admits reporter Jessica Bennett in an article for the Washington Post. 

When Bennett interned for the Seattle Daily in 2003, she excitedly wrote about Canada’s legalization of gay marriage. “I was 19,” she recalled, “and picked a fight with my editor after being asked to call a fundamentalist wackjob for ‘an anti-marriage quote’ – you know, to show we were objective.” Sadly, she was unable to exclude that, er, bigoted, homophobic, hateful viewpoint.

By Tim Graham | July 2, 2015 | 9:14 AM EDT

CNN has rarely shied away from hiring White House insiders as their political analysts, and have seemingly never wondered or cared if those insiders are still carrying water on air for their old bosses. Now new e-mails released from Team Hillary illustrate that longtime CNN analyst and longtime Clintonista Paul Begala went straight to the State Department for talking points for a 2009 "report card" special.

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 2, 2015 | 9:12 AM EDT

Liberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sat down for a friendly interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday night and the two eagerly took turns bashing Republican members of Congress for being “cynical” for disagreeing with liberal policy positions. 

By Dylan Gwinn | July 2, 2015 | 8:22 AM EDT

When cruelty and ignorance meet …

Tuesday night, U.S. Senator John McCain, decided to take in a Diamondbacks game. During the game, a foul-ball was hit toward him. McCain, 78, failed to come down with the catch.

By Curtis Houck | July 2, 2015 | 2:29 AM EDT

Of all the pundits out there that could make this comparison, it seems somewhat fitting and all the more amusing that on Wednesday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews credited 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s success in polls to the idea that he’s a “comic book hero” and “Sinatra kinda guy” that connects with Republican primary voters. At the top of his MSNBC show, Matthews wondered if “there’s an outside chance” that “this comic book hero could actually take off” seeing as how he “talks to the Republican gut on ISIS, on illegal immigrants, on Obama, and politicians period.”

By Tom Johnson | July 2, 2015 | 12:31 AM EDT

Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change. Last week’s Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage. California’s new mandatory-vaccination law. What all these have in common, according to Michael Specter, isn’t merely that they’re correct, but that they’re manifestations of “rational thought.”

Three of those events, of course, were highly unpopular on the right (the vaccination issue is less ideologically clearcut) so it’s fair to say that Specter also sees them as defeats for the conservative movement, though he opines that the SCOTUS is “governed largely by conservatives” and that the pope certainly has some right-wing tendencies (“in many areas,” Specter snipes, Francis “adheres to tenth-century notions of justice”).

By Curtis Houck | July 1, 2015 | 11:26 PM EDT

After all three network morning newscasts dedicated time on Wednesday to the release of the latest batch of Hillary Clinton e-mails, their evening news counterparts saw things differently by choosing to ignore the story altogether. With ABC, CBS, and NBC missing in action on this Clinton scandal, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report led off its Wednesday show with a thorough, four-minute-and-two-second segment on the e-mails from chief White House correspondent Ed Henry from the State Department.

By Curtis Houck | July 1, 2015 | 9:54 PM EDT

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will soon open respective embassies in Havana and Washington, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC covered the story on their evening newscasts with ABC and NBC expressing particular enthusiasm at the move and little to no criticism of the President’s Cuba policy. In addition, the networks failed to label Cuba’s government as communist with ABC and NBC further declining to bring up the authoritarian nature of the Cuban government.

By Clay Waters | July 1, 2015 | 8:41 PM EDT

New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak weighed in on Tuesday's front page on two Supreme Court decisions, both favorable to conservatives. Yet in both cases Liptak led his coverage off by detailing the losing liberal arguments: "The move, which supporters of race-conscious admissions programs called baffling and ominous, signaled that the court may limit or even end such affirmative action."

By Jack Coleman | July 1, 2015 | 8:19 PM EDT

Bernie Sanders has a branding problem -- and Rachel Maddow is doing what she can to help.

If the Vermont senator is known for any one thing, it's this -- the man is unabashedly socialist, unlike so many on the left who claim to be liberal only to reveal their actual collectivist ardor when they get to gushing over Sanders.