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By Tom Blumer | April 21, 2015 | 11:13 PM EDT

A decade ago, a Gold Star Mom who had lost her son in Iraq gained national attention when she staged a protest against the Iraq War near George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Leftist PR flaks took control of Cindy Sheehan's every move, keeping her in the headlines for months on end as a symbol of supposedly strong opposition to the war which toppled Saddam Hussein. In August 2005, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute."

Yet Dowd and the rest of her fellow travelers in the establishment press have almost completely ignored, by their definition, the "absolute moral authority" of Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee, whose son Marc "was the first Navy SEAL who sacrificed his life in Ramadi, Iraq (on) Aug 2, 2006." Lee wrote a scathing letter to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey after the general's insensitve contention that, in essence, the fact that Ramadi is in danger of falling to the Islamic State is not particularly important.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | April 21, 2015 | 10:17 PM EDT

While Hillary Clinton hates doing Sunday shows – as we remember from the weekend after Benghazi – she did allow her close friend Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appear on Meet the Press on April 19. Jaws dropped when NBC host Chuck Todd threw him a real Russert-like hardball, quoting from his 2007 memoir What A Party!

"This is Hillary Clinton," said Todd. "This is you quoting her in your book. ‘They had bankrupted us totally. We owned nothing. We didn't own a car. We didn't own a house. Here we were, 50 years old and we owned nothing. No-thing! All the money we had, which we had brought into the White House, was gone. I hadn't made any money for eight years, so it was really horrible.'"

By Curtis Houck | April 21, 2015 | 9:38 PM EDT

After nearly a month-long blackout, NBC finally acknowledged on Tuesday night the sex parties scandal that’s enveloped the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) following the announcement that DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart will retire next month. While NBC Nightly News ended the network’s 26-day-long silence, it only devoted 18 seconds to Leonhart’s decision to step aside and only glossed over mentioned the reasoning for her departure. 

By Yuri Perez | April 21, 2015 | 9:27 PM EDT

The highly trumpeted “equal pay” issue was the subject of considerable coverage recently on both Univision and Telemundo. Both networks presented only one side of the controversy over American women allegedly “making 78% of what men earn for the same work.”

By Ken Shepherd | April 21, 2015 | 9:18 PM EDT

Salon editor-at-large Joan Walsh is not worried in the least about Iran's arming/equipping of anti-Israel, anti-American Houthi rebels in Yemen, nor in the Islamic Republic obtaining Russian-made surface-to-air missiles which could take down American or Israeli jets seeking to bomb nuclear facilities.

"This is a nuclear deal, it's not an everything deal," Walsh huffed in reaction to mild concerns voiced by Hardball host Chris Matthews and former Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), concerns not so much about the folly of the nuclear deal itself but in how Iran's actions are making it harder for President Obama to find support in Congress.

By P.J. Gladnick | April 21, 2015 | 8:10 PM EDT

Youthful Vox writer, Dylan Matthews, who previously recommended the abolishment of the U.S. Senate and Constitution is back in action. This time he recommends that to solve the immigration crises in Europe and the United States is simply to abolish borders. Just let all people who want to enter those countries do so with no border obstacles. As to their effect on lowering wages of people already citizens of those nations. No problem. Redistribute the wealth. Problem solved. Case closed or at least in the eyes of young Dylan.

By Mark Finkelstein | April 21, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT

This was pretty funny. William Shaheen, Hillary's New Hampshire co-chair and husband of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, appearing on today's With All Due Respectboasted that he knows where Hillary stands on 10 different issues. 

But when hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann put Shaheen to the test, asking him where Hillary stands on the Keystone Pipeline and the Trans Pacific trade deal, Shaheen had to sheepishly admit that he didn't know Hillary's view on either issue, despite his boast and having specifically said that he knows where Hillary stands on trade.

By Scott Whitlock | April 21, 2015 | 4:58 PM EDT

The Washington Post, Monday, weighed in on Britain's impending election, attacking the leader of the conservative United Kingdom Independence Party [UKIP] as a "far-right firebrand" known for his "nastiness." In an article appearing in print and online, writer Griff Witte knocked the "the beer-swilling, immigration-bashing Nigel Farage." 

By Kyle Drennen | April 21, 2015 | 4:56 PM EDT

Introducing a report on Tuesday's CBS This Morning that examined the negative impact of forcing a wage hike on small businesses, co-host Norah O'Donnell declared: "A theater drama is playing out this morning in Los Angeles. The country's largest stage actors union votes on a plan forcing tiny theaters to pay everyone the minimum wage....many performers say getting a raise will do them more harm than good."

By Matthew Balan | April 21, 2015 | 4:50 PM EDT

Liberal CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took a shot at Republicans on Tuesday's New Day, as he touted the most recent poll results from his network that found poor approval numbers for congressional Republicans. When regular guest Margaret Hoover asserted that "there is Republican brand damage," Cuomo cracked, "Brain damage? What did you say?"

By Melissa Mullins | April 21, 2015 | 4:43 PM EDT

In case the adulatory media coverage of Hillary Clinton isn’t enough, there are the adoring Hillary Clinton children’s books. In August, Simon and Schuster will release Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight, a picture book for grade-schoolers.

The book is written by Kathleen Krull and is the story of Hillary Clinton’s childhood, her dreams of becoming an astronaut, her education, her experience as First Lady of Arkansas and the nation, and her campaign for president.  The book also includes inspirational quotes and messages (let's wonder if any are from the Bible, as she once claimed it was her “biggest influence”), as well as stories of the high points and a few of the low points along the way.

By Ken Shepherd | April 21, 2015 | 4:21 PM EDT

On Monday's Hardball program, Chris Matthews and gang worked furiously to shield Hillary Clinton from legitimate scrutiny over foreign donations to the Clinton Global Initiative, with Matthews grousing that the former secretary of state was facing a GOP "firing squad" who were hoping to bring about the "crib death" of the Clinton presidential campaign.

By Katie Yoder | April 21, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT

The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst isn’t proud of one aspect of the family business, and she’s speaking out publicly. Cosmopolitan Magazine isn’t for women, she says, it’s against them. 

The granddaughter of the head of media conglomerate Hearst Corporation is speaking out against her family’s publication of Cosmopolitan. Victoria Hearst, Founder and President of Praise Him Ministries, will launch the “Cosmo Harms Minors” campaign in Washington, D.C. on April 22 to criticize Cosmo’s sexually explicit material and demand that minors are protected from the magazine’s “pornographic” influence. Hearst will be joined at the National Press Club by Dawn Hawkins of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and psychiatrist Miriam Grossman, MD.

By NB Staff | April 21, 2015 | 2:39 PM EDT

Catholic leaders joined the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-religious bigot Dan Savage.

By Bryan Ballas | April 21, 2015 | 2:30 PM EDT

The breaching of the White House airspace by an elderly political radical is disturbing to many Americans. That is unless you happen to be MSNBC’s Luke Russert, whose Twitter feed was stuffed with people who thought the man was a hero.  
In recapping the saga of the gyro-copter pilot who flew too close to the White House while advocating campaign finance reform, Russert framed the issue as a fight between the government who seeks punishment and the people who love the heroic protester.