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By Tom Johnson | August 7, 2015 | 8:45 PM EDT

If you watched Thursday night’s Republican debate and wished that a onetime Green Party presidential nominee had been asking the questions, then you agree with Washington correspondent John Nichols, who thinks Ralph Nader would be the “ideal prospect” to moderate presidential debates for both major parties.

Spoilsports might argue that Nader’s fifty-year record of lefty activism would make him a problematic choice to host a GOP debate. Nichols sidesteps that issue by pointing out that Nader is “neither a Republican nor a Democrat” and, besides, “he knows every issue, and he is on to every dodge that every contender might attempt when it comes to addressing the issues.”

By Ken Shepherd | August 7, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT

Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who has all but been anointed the successor to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nevada), exploited the media focus on the GOP presidential debate last night to release a press statement announcing that he would be voting against the Iran nuclear deal when it comes to the Senate floor. This decision, according to MSNBC's Luke Russert, is a "public act of being disloyal" to President Obama.

By Scott Whitlock | August 7, 2015 | 4:03 PM EDT

According to the networks on Friday, Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show means "America's satirical voice," the man who held the powerful "accountable," had said goodbye. A more honest reading would be that a low-rated liberal comedian left his basic cable television show. Instead, Good Morning America's Lara Spencer mourned, "He started out as a comedian and really evolved into holding politicians, media accountable for everything you say." On that score, "he's done a terrific job." 

By Tom Blumer | August 7, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

The Associated Press seems determined to become even worse at "fact-checking" politicians' statements than Politifact, the current cellar-dwellar in that regard. At the rate things are going, the wire service, in addition to richly earning its nickname "the Administration's Press" since January 2009, appears to be in line for yet another: "Associated Politifact."

In his "fact check" following last night's Republican debates, the AP's Josh Lederman outrageously argued that Jeb Bush's indisputably true statement about job creation while he was Florida's governor needed to be qualified because of what happened during the next three years under successor Charlie Crist.

By Brad Wilmouth | August 7, 2015 | 2:46 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, liberal CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill slammed GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson as having "racial amnesia and racial blindness" for not taking a left-wing, divisive view on race in Thursday night's Republican debate, as Hill accused the Republican base of being "race deniers."
The CNN commentator also sounded like he may have been hinting that Republicans "hate" black Americans as he bizarrely charged that GOPers "hate certain people and love" Dr. Carson.

By Alatheia Larsen | August 7, 2015 | 2:13 PM EDT

While liberals and journalists love to hype income inequality to slam CEO paychecks and push for a higher minimum wage, a new SEC law shows liberal media CEOs are the ones the media should be criticizing.

On August 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new rule that requires companies to “disclose the ratio between their chief executives' annual compensation and median, or midpoint, employee pay,” according to the Associated Press.

By Sarah Stites | August 7, 2015 | 12:52 PM EDT

During the GOP debates, Hillary was hitting it up with Hollywood celebs. 

At a fundraising event in talent manager Scooter Braun’s Los Angeles home, Clinton got together with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kris Jenner, Tom Hanks, Jessica Alba and other stars. The 225 supporters in attendance were required to contribute at least $2,700 to the Hillary for America fund. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this was the “third time Clinton had tapped Hollywood for funds since declaring her 2016 presidential candidacy.” 

By Scott Whitlock | August 7, 2015 | 11:49 AM EDT

Liberal CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Friday berated Marco Rubio's pro-life stance at Thursday's debate, deriding it as " backward." The presidential candidate fought back, mocking the journalist's defense of abortion as "radical." Cuomo lectured: "To not have a carve-out for rape and incest is also something that seems very backward-looking in terms of the cultural mores that we have today." Cuomo warned: "...Cultural mores in this country, certainly the opinions of women, are not in step with what you're saying right now. You're comfortable with that?" 

By Connor Williams | August 7, 2015 | 11:28 AM EDT

Following Thursday night’s explosive Republican primary debate on Fox News, MSNBC’s Morning Joe was in Cleveland for reaction. A panel heaped praise on Ohio governor John Kasich, particularly regarding his response to a question about Medicaid expansion. Willie Geist described it as “the best answer of the entire night that any candidate gave.” Host Joe Scarborough thought he “hit it out of the park.” John Heilemann cheered Kasich’s general performance as “Reaganesque in some ways.” 

By Tim Graham | August 7, 2015 | 11:23 AM EDT

The first GOP debate's Fox News moderators were so hard on the candidates that a New York Times columnist called it an "inquisition" and said the debate "compels me to write a cluster of words I never imagined writing: hooray for Fox News." 

Frank Bruni, who was a White House correspondent under George W. Bush. His headline was "A Foxy, Rowdy Republican Debate." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | August 7, 2015 | 10:55 AM EDT

During an appearance on Friday’s CBS This Morning, Ohio Governor John Kasich was praised for his decision to “buck” the GOP and expand Medicaid and the CBS hosts urged him to do the same and "buck" the GOP to condemn Donald Trump. 

By Sarah Stites | August 7, 2015 | 9:17 AM EDT

Liberal radio host and comedian D.L. Hughley got refreshingly frank on Thursday’s session of The View. 

After the ESPYs, the politically incorrect funnyman received backlash when he drew a comparison between Bruce Jenner and Mrs. Doubtfire. Hughley expressed indignation that people thought Jenner looked beautiful, while tennis star Serena Williams looked like a man. 

By Scott Whitlock | August 7, 2015 | 9:06 AM EDT

Despite having two debates featuring 17 Republican candidates the day before, Good Morning America on Friday only found time for Donald Trump. For the second time in three days, the ABC News program highlighted the former reality TV star turned candidate, minimizing all the other contenders. NBC's Today featured Trump as well as Rubio. CBS This Morning's anchors talked to Scott Walker and John Kasich. Former Bill Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos made the debate all about the business man, trumpeting, "Donald Trump center stage..."

By Kyle Drennen | August 7, 2015 | 9:02 AM EDT

On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer spent a three-minute interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio grilling the Republican presidential candidate on an opponent’s debate performance: “Donald Trump refused to rule out a third-party run. He says he's using it as leverage to make sure the party treats him well. Sounds like a bit of a threat to me. How does that impact the way you and other candidates take him on directly?”

By Jeffrey Meyer | August 7, 2015 | 8:39 AM EDT

During an interview with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker after the first GOP presidential debate, CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell repeatedly badgered the Republican over Donald Trump’s performance during Thursday night’s debate.