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By Curtis Houck | August 25, 2015 | 7:04 AM EDT

Amid the growing rumors on Monday night surrounding a possible presidential run by Vice President Joe Biden, CNN’s AC360 couldn’t help but still mention Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton with chief national correspondent John King ruling that some criticism of Clinton “isn’t quite probably not fair” while David Gergen touted her as “a calm, steadying force.”

By Tom Johnson | August 25, 2015 | 12:24 AM EDT

Conservatives tend to be religious, but is conservatism itself akin to a religion? Yes, opined Washington Monthly blogger David Atkins in a Sunday post. “Many consider modern conservatism to be an almost cultic movement,” Atkins wrote. “Its adherents long since stopped caring about the evidence or empirical results. It’s all about who can prove truest to the faith, and maximally annoy and rebel against the evil liberal heathens.”

Atkins sees a resemblance between today’s conservatives and followers of the 20th century’s major pseudo-religion: “In a way, modern conservatives are similar to the Communists of old. No matter how obvious the ideology’s failure, the response is always that the policies were not enacted in a strong and pure enough manner.”

By Tom Blumer | August 24, 2015 | 11:38 PM EDT

Columnist Leonard Pitts may not have caught wind of Thursday's Rasmussen poll before he wrote the column published Saturday at the Miami Herald. Perhaps he still doesn't realize that Rasmussen reported that 64 percent of blacks and 78 percent of likely U.S. voters overall say that "All lives matter" is closer to their own views than "Black lives matter."

In his column, Pitts accused what turns out to be a vast majority of Americans of all races of "moral cowardice" for holding that view. In doing so, he gave the (white guy George Soros-funded, co-led by a guy who his family says he is white) "Black Lives Matter" movement an undeserved pass for the radical lunacy it promotes to this day, while he absurdly argued that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. himself would likely be behind that movement (bolds are mine throughout this post):

By Curtis Houck | August 24, 2015 | 9:38 PM EDT

NBC Nightly News continued on Monday to sing the accolades of Vice President Joe Biden amid rumors of a possible 2016 presidential run, declaring that he’s “electrified the political world” as he met with “liberal icon Elizabeth Warren,” while ABC’s World News Tonight ignored declared candidate Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. NBC's Peter Alexander began his report by gushing: “Talk about a full plate. Two not so secret lunches in three days for Joe Biden. First with liberal icon Elizabeth Warren.” 

By Ken Shepherd | August 24, 2015 | 9:13 PM EDT

Congressional Republican opposition to the Iran deal simply boils down to kowtowing to opposing by the Israelis, MSNBC's Chris Matthews suggested during a roundtable discussion exchange with Republican strategist John Feehery on the Monday edition of Hardball. "Why don't we just turn it over to the Knesset then?" Matthews sneered, in reply to Feehery citing Israel's concerns about Iranian-sponsored terrorism. "Why have even a foreign policy in this country?" 

But mere moments later, Matthews defended liberal Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who is on record opposing the deal, by saying that of course he's "going to defend the interests of Israel and it's legitimate he do so. OK, there's nothing wrong with that. It's a fact."

By MRC Latino Staff | August 24, 2015 | 9:11 PM EDT

The first mass gay wedding in Puerto Rico has everyone in party mode. Or at least that’s the conclusion anyone would come to if they trust and rely on Univision to provide them with accurate news.

By Jorge Bonilla | August 24, 2015 | 6:20 PM EDT

From time to time we cover the tweets of Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos. An examination of his timeline provides greater depth of understanding of his biases, much more so than can be gleaned from within the constraints of a heavily produced and formatted half-hour evening newscast or weekly talk show.

By Mark Finkelstein | August 24, 2015 | 5:32 PM EDT

Old enough to remember when the liberal media tried to pin the "wimp" label on George H.W. Bush, the guy who lied about his age to get into WWII and who is still jumping out of planes decades later?

John Heilemann of Bloomberg TV has taken things a vulgar step further with another member of the Bush family. On his With All Due Respect show today, Heilemann called Jeb Bush the "low-T" candidate.  A laughing Josh Green, subbing for Mark Halperin, suggested that "there are pills for that but Jeb is not taking them."

By Tim Graham | August 24, 2015 | 5:21 PM EDT

After a long stretch of writing humor columns on non-political topics, Washington Post humorist Gene Weingarten returned to liberal flatulence in Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine. He was upset that conservatives in state legislatures were attaching restrictions to what food-stamp debit cards can buy. He joked this was conservatives running a “nanny state” regime:  “Welcome to benign socialism, guys.”

By Brent Baker | August 24, 2015 | 4:02 PM EDT

New on August 24: MSNBC’s Joy Reid fretted that “Jimmy Carter’s decency and goodness was taken for weakness and had to be remedied with the sort of bluster of a Ronald Reagan” and “the idea that we needed a cowboy.”

By Tom Blumer | August 24, 2015 | 4:01 PM EDT

You can tell that the left is getting nervous about a scandal when they invoke the successful Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth campaign of 2004 against John Kerry.

As I noted on Saturday, Maria L. La Ganga at the Los Angeles Times did that as she described Planned Parenthood's attempts to fight back against the Center For Medical Progress's exposure of their baby body parts business. On Friday at the New York Times, in a story about how Hillary Clinton was "interrupting" her Martha's Vineyard vacation, Amy Chozick found a Clinton contributor who characterized her email and private server scandal as "somewhat of a tempest in a teapot," and also described it as "their (Republicans') Swift boat issue of 2015."

By Matthew Balan | August 24, 2015 | 2:28 PM EDT

ABC, CBS, and CNN's Sunday morning news shows all ignored the ongoing controversy over Planned Parenthood's harvesting of aborted babies' organs, as exposed in a series of recent undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress. George Stephanopoulos featured Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on ABC's This Week, but failed to ask him a question about the scandal. NBC's Meet the Press did include a clip of Chuck Todd asking Republican Senator Joni Ernst about federal funding of the abortion giant. However, Todd didn't bring up the issue with California Governor Jerry Brown.

By Julia A. Seymour | August 24, 2015 | 2:11 PM EDT

The downward spiral of China’s economy has sent U.S. stocks plunging wildly. The Dow dropped 1,000 points as the market opened Aug. 24, but stocks were rebounding by midday according to MarketWatch.

MarketWatch reported that day, “Chinese equities surrendered all of their gains for 2015, and a rout in the U.S. on Friday that capped the worst week for the market in four years. Investors are worried about the global implications of a slowdown in China’s economy.”

By Melissa Mullins | August 24, 2015 | 1:57 PM EDT

In case you missed it: Last Wednesday, freshman U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) spoke to Lou Dobbs on the Fox Business network about the undercover Planned Parenthood videos that have recently come to light. 

In an emotional interview, Love told Dobbs that “…it’s our job to protect those who do not have a voice to protect themselves, and to see what is actually happening to babies while they're still alive, I mean, it's horrific…”  Love could be seen wiping tears away as she was speaking about the graphic videos. 

By Mark Finkelstein | August 24, 2015 | 1:28 PM EDT

He who laughs last, Luke . . . At first I wasn't sure: it certainly sounded like Luke Russert, off camera, was laughing as a reporter said that some Donald Trump supporters told her they hope he hires smart people to carry out his plans. Listen and judge for yourself 35 seconds into the video clip.

Was I imagining things? Could he have been coughing? But no, when Russert came back on screen, his disdain for those Trump supporters couldn't have been clearer. A smirk [see the screencap] still on his face, Russert said: "that's a fascinating anecdote, Chris. I don't think we've heard that. I hope they hire smart people, of a presidential candidate."