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By Tom Blumer | October 15, 2014 | 11:58 PM EDT

For years, government watchdog groups have chronicled numerous instances of waste and abuse — at the very least — at the Centers for Disease Control and its National Institutes for Health.

An establishment press corps doing its job, upon hearing the director of the National Institutes for Health claim that "if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine" for Ebola by now, and especially upon hearing leftist poltiticians then claim that it's all Republicans' fault, would look into whether part of the problem might be poor bureacratic stewardship. But they're not doing their job.

By Curtis Houck | October 15, 2014 | 10:47 PM EDT

On Wednesday night, Bill O’Reilly blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden and the federal government’s response to the Ebola epidemic during his Talking Points Memo at the top of his Fox News Channel (FNC) program. He reiterated his call for Frieden to resign in the wake of the CDC’s response and called him out for “spouting nonsense” and being “almost incohent” during an interview on FNC’s The Kelly File on Tuesday night.

By Tom Johnson | October 15, 2014 | 9:52 PM EDT

The Esquire blogger claims that right-wingers don’t believe in small government, but rather in grabbing all the publicly funded goodies they can.

By Ken Shepherd | October 15, 2014 | 8:48 PM EDT

Below the fold on the front page of the October 15 edition of the Washington Post was a rather fascinating story out of Ferguson, Missouri, about how young black voters in the St. Louis suburb are considering casting at least one vote on the ballot this November for a Republican.

By Matthew Balan | October 15, 2014 | 6:56 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN,  started the process of cancelling several of the news network's series, including the reboot of Crossfire, and began laying off hundreds of employees. Chris Ariens at the TVNewser blog reported that "as many as 300, or 8%, of CNN's workforce is being cut." Ariens later noted that "Jane Velez Mitchell's nightly HLN show has been canceled, part of deep cuts at CNN."

By NB Staff | October 15, 2014 | 6:50 PM EDT

"According to a new poll, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's approval rating has fallen to 21 percent. To put that in perspective, 22 percent approve of Justin Bieber."


By Ken Shepherd | October 15, 2014 | 4:00 PM EDT

The Houston Chronicle reports that the city's liberal Democratic mayor, Annise Parker, has spearheaded efforts by the city to subpoena sermons from local churches whose ministers have been critical of the city's new "equal rights" ordinance. That law requires private businesses to permit transgendered persons to use the bathroom of the gender of their self-identity as opposed to their biological sex.

By Matthew Balan | October 15, 2014 | 3:50 PM EDT

The CBS This Morning anchors stayed true to their reputation of playing softball with liberal guests, while badgering conservative/traditional ones with their Wednesday interview of Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Norah O'Donnell raised the much-hyped midterm report from the bishops' synod underway at the Vatican, and wondered, "How groundbreaking is it for the Catholic Church to raise even that question about whether the Catholic Church should welcome gay people?"

By Jack Coleman | October 15, 2014 | 3:25 PM EDT

Aww, isn't it sad when liberals turn on one another -- unless, of course, you're watching from the sidelines as a conservative, in which case, break out the popcorn!

The easily irritated Ed Schultz tore into foremost left-wing court jester Jon Stewart after Stewart committed the unpardonable offense, and only three short weeks before the midterms, of pointing out Democrats' blatant hypocrisy on big money in politics.

By Tom Blumer | October 15, 2014 | 12:36 PM EDT

Early this morning, Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's designated fact-checker gave the left's claims that Republicans alone were responsible for alleged "cuts" to Ebola research four Pinocchios (i.e., a "whopper").

That's nice, but it hardly undoes the damage news outlets like the Associated Press have inflicted on the truth in the apparent name of ginning up resentment among low-information voters. I'll get to that, but first, here are the key passages from Kessler's critique, which essentially gets down to who's responsible for sequestration (the correct answer is that it was President Obama and the White House; bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Katie Yoder and Kristine Marsh | October 15, 2014 | 11:51 AM EDT

Here’s something the pro-abortion media won’t want to hear: the risks the pro-life movement will take to defend the defenseless, speak for the voiceless and stand up for the threatened. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, pro-life advocacy group Live Action hosted a news conference in front of the Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood. The event highlighted, among other things, taxpayer funding of abortion through ObamaCare, as brought to light in a new GAO report. The prospect of having to participate in plans that cover abortion (there are five states in which all ObamaCare plans cover abortion) had pro-life leaders talking about civil disobedience. 

By P.J. Gladnick | October 15, 2014 | 11:31 AM EDT

Gary Hart is mad at the Denver Post. Not for any bias on their part. Only because he doesn't like their editorial endorsement of Cory Gardner in the senate race from Colorado. Hart makes his displeasure with this "heresy" known in a letter to the editor of the Denver Post.

By Jeffrey Meyer | October 15, 2014 | 11:12 AM EDT

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll is out and it has some sobering news for Democrats with less than three weeks to go until the midterm election. The poll found that President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to a new low of just 40 percent and the Democratic Party’s popularity is at its weakest point in the last 30 years. Despite ABC News declaring that their own poll “has Democrats sweating,” ABC’s Good Morning America gave the story a mere 17 seconds on its Wednesday morning broadcast and buried it among a flurry of news briefs

By Tianna DiMartino | October 15, 2014 | 10:11 AM EDT

Whatever you do, remember that Tea Leoni’s on-screen portrayal of the Secretary of State in “Madam Secretary”  is not modeled after Hillary Clinton. Not at all. Nope. And CBS’ controversial new drama isn’t transparent Hillary boosterism. It’s just non-political entertainment brought to you by very political Hollywood liberals.

According to, the 13 main (recurring) cast members, writers and producers have endorsed and funded numerous political candidacies and organizations, unsurprisingly favoring the Democratic Party by the staggering ratio of 600 to 1.

By Tim Graham | October 15, 2014 | 9:32 AM EDT

Barbra Streisand has a new album out of her old hits as duets. She didn't drag out her classic Democratic Party version of "The Way We Were." But her rabid partisanship is getting the better of her on The Huffington Post, dragging out the silly canard that "Republican budget cuts" stopped an Ebola vaccine. She was pleading with women to turn out and vote for liberals, since they're so much smarter than men.