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By Mark Finkelstein | September 21, 2015 | 9:08 AM EDT

Hillary's standard shtick when asked about her private email server is to claim that it was "authorized" or "allowed" by the State Department.  But Joe Scarborough has now contradicted her in stunning fashion.

On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough criticized John Dickerson for not challenging Hillary on the matter when interviewing her yesterday on Face the Nation. Said Scarborough: "CBS News knows if they have any sources at the State Department, CBS News knows that nobody at the State Department based on all of our sources at the State Department, nobody authorized it. She did it on her own."

By Alatheia Larsen | September 21, 2015 | 8:34 AM EDT

Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas’s campaign incorrectly claimed a top CNN executive had given it a $1,000 contribution. The campaign now admits its error and has filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to correct the mistake.

According to both FEC and OpenSecrets records, CNN’s Executive Vice President of News Standards and Procedures Richard Davis gave the campaign $1,000 in a donation listed on Nov. 4, 2014. The campaign now admits that isn’t accurate. Campaign Treasurer Nancy Haley stated on Sept. 18: “We realize a clerical error was made and we have corrected it immediately upon discovering the error and have fled [sic] an amended report with the FEC today.”

By Mark Finkelstein | September 21, 2015 | 7:58 AM EDT

Bloomberg's John Heilemann was a rather reluctant witness. But when called on to testify, so to speak, he confirmed a stunning fact: that during the 2008 presidential race, it was Hillary Clinton who started the rumor that Barack Obama might not be a Christian. The matter arose Monday's Morning Joe. Scarborough ripped Hillary's hypocrisy for criticizing Republicans who question Obama's religion, "when it all started with her and her campaign passing things around in the [2008] Democratic primary." Asked to confirm, Heilemann tersely said "it was the case."

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | September 21, 2015 | 3:36 AM EDT

Maybe they should have called it The Transgemmys. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards was a veritable smorgasbord of transgender celebration and advocacy. Hollywood was tripping over itself to prove how progressive and welcoming it is to the hot new trend in gender and sexuality.

By Dylan Gwinn | September 20, 2015 | 11:53 PM EDT

Because these award-winning actors cannot entertain us without calling on the GOP for help.

By Clay Waters | September 20, 2015 | 10:51 PM EDT

It's not just the New York Times news pages that lean left -- conservative viewpoints are virtually shut out of the paper's opinion pages as well, especially under the regime of toxically smug liberal Andrew Rosenthal, whose hobbies include calling Republicans racist and homophobic. The Sunday Review section has long been a particularly opinionated outpost, with Rosenthal using the day of leisure to print left-wing essays. The September 20 Sunday Review was a nearly flawless compendium of economic and social liberalism.

By P.J. Gladnick | September 20, 2015 | 6:33 PM EDT

Mark down January 15, 2016 on your calendar. It won't be one of Hillary Clinton's favorite days for just as the primary elections kick off, that is the day that 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is scheduled to be released in movie theaters. Judging from the movie trailer, this film directed by Michael Bay is exactly what Hillary doesn't want the public be reminded about. For one thing, it is pretty clear that the assault on the diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012 was not inspired by a mere video according to the trailer.  Also included in the video is a scene where the security team is told to stand down after the attack. Coming as it does at a crucial point in the election season, it is sure to inspire quite a bit of buzz. In fact it is already generating a lot of controversy judging from the many comments posted in the IMDB message board even though it is still almost four months away from being released.

By Tom Blumer | September 20, 2015 | 6:28 PM EDT

A year ago, Tim Graham at NewsBusters noted that the New York Times was "offering 13-day tours of Iran guided by Times journalist Elaine Sciolino" at the bargain rate of $6,995 per person. Among other things, it promised "excellent insights into ... (the) life and accomplishments" of Ayatollah Khomeini, the ruthless Islamist leader who posed as a liberator, but then imposed a fundamentalist Islamic state after taking control of that country in the late 1970s. Those tours are still active, and popular.

Given that background, I suppose we really shouldn't be all that surprised that Ira Stoller at reported a related development this morning. With the imminent lifting of Western sanctions against Iran, the ever-opportunistic International division of the Times is cohosting an October 6-7 "Oil and Money" conference in London (I promise, I'm not making this up). 

By Laura Flint | September 20, 2015 | 5:23 PM EDT

Good news to all the conservatives who were worried about free speech on campuses. Obama has spoken! And even better, the left-wing millennial obsessed media website BuzzFeed has picked it up! In an article posted on September 14, BuzzFeed political editor Katherine Miller reported Obama said in Iowa that college students should listen to opposing points of view and shouldn't be "coddled and protected from different points of view." Miller never noticed this is the president who forced Obamacare and the Iran deal through Congress without really listening to opponents.

By Tom Johnson | September 20, 2015 | 4:18 PM EDT

A common allegation against Ronald Reagan during his White House years was that he confused movies with the real world. According to Chauncey DeVega, the current Republican presidential candidates do somewhat the same thing, and have added video games and a bit of Comic-Con to the mix.

“Wednesday night’s CNN debate showed the American people an alternate reality where Chuck Norris movies are the Bible for statecraft,” sniped DeVega in a Friday article. “Adult children who dress up and give speeches as they role-play being President of the United States are competing in a real life Republican cosplay competition to be one of the most powerful people on Earth.” DeVega also declared that the debate was so hysterical that it amounted to a “master class in lies. Joseph Goebbels would be proud.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 20, 2015 | 1:55 PM EDT

On Sunday, Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson interviewed Hillary Clinton for her first Sunday show interview as a 2016 presidential candidate and the host repeatedly tossed softball questions at the Democratic frontrunner over use of a private e-mail server. The CBS News Political Director did his best to stress how Clinton has “been transparent, in the release of these e-mails” and repeatedly asked his guest open-ended questions but failed to push back against her standard talking points defending her e-mail practices. 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 20, 2015 | 12:11 PM EDT

On Sunday’s This Week, ABC’s Matthew Dowd provided a dose of reality as to why Hillary Clinton continues to see her poll numbers decline and chalked it up to “the theory of Hillary is always much better than the actual reality of Hillary running for president.” Dowd pointed out that Hillary’s declining popularity was not a new phenomenon for the Democratic frontrunner 

By Tom Blumer | September 20, 2015 | 9:55 AM EDT

We've been told for over 20 years — at least since pundits falsely claimed that "angry white men" drove the GOP takeover of Congress in 1994 — that Republicans and conservatives have far more issues with anger than liberals and socialists. In the the 2016 presidential election cycle, current frontrunner Republican Donald Trump and especially his supporters have often been described in media reports as "angry," while the left's candidates and followers have largely avoided that tag.

So it's worth noting that Dan Hill, in a guest column at Reuters, claims that the really angry candidate in this election cycle is none other than socialist Bernie Sanders. What's more, an item published in August at confirms that Sanders is also a serially angry guy in his daily dealings.

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 20, 2015 | 9:43 AM EDT

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pushed back at the “supposed fact checkers in the mainstream media” for their continued defense of Planned Parenthood despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the organization's practice of harvesting fetal body parts. Fiorina charged: “I haven't found a lot of people in the mainstream media who’ve ever have watched these things.” 

By Tim Graham | September 20, 2015 | 8:29 AM EDT

When People magazine listed its “Best Books of the Fall,” they prominently featured “feminist icon” Gloria Steinem and her new book My Life on the Road as a “delight” full of “bracing insights.”

So it’s not surprising that in its cover story on the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, People looked at “Where He Stands” and skipped right over abortion. Here’s what came under “Women” – just the ordination part the feminists demand.