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By Tim Graham | September 15, 2014 | 4:43 PM EDT

Try this quiz on your conservative friends. Which so-called Republican offered a gooey blurb on the cover of the biography of liberal pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis?

A certain morning host on MSNBC thinks she has an "inspirational" story to tell.

By Katie Yoder | September 15, 2014 | 4:08 PM EDT

Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent. 

Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9-11. Both told the stories journalists ignore: of refugees displaced and Christian girls “repeatedly raped” and “misused” – some as young as 5-years-old. 

By Kyle Drennen | September 15, 2014 | 4:07 PM EDT

In preparation for Democrats possibly losing control of the Senate in the midterm election, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and his panel actually tried to preemptively spin such a defeat as a good thing for the Democratic Party. On Sunday, Todd proclaimed: "What everybody in Washington knows but won't say, and that is, secretly...I'm convinced, I think we know this, Hillary Clinton would love to see the Senate in Republican hands going into 2016, wouldn't she?" [Listen to the audio]

Politico's Jim VandeHei agreed: "I think a lot of Democrats would. They never say it in public. Because everybody knows virtually nothing is going to happen over the next two years, and Democrats, Hillary Clinton in particular, would love Republicans, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, to actually have to take ownership of some of the dysfunction."

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

On Monday's CBS This Morning, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "yet another example of just how progressive [he] has been." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, some of these couples are technically living in sin. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism. Some even have children." The correspondent failed to mention, however, that the Pope used part of his sermon during the wedding to defend the Church's longstanding teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman

By Kristine Marsh | September 15, 2014 | 12:52 PM EDT

Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters makes trendy and vintage-style clothing for teens and young adults, but its latest offering doesn’t appear to be popular with any age group. Sunday night, the internet noticed when a “vintage” Kent State University sweatshirt went on sale on the company’s website for $129. It wasn’t the ridiculous price that sparked attention but the appearance of blood splatter and stains on the light-colored sweatshirt.  

Though many in Urban Outfitters’ customer base are too young to remember, in 1970, four unarmed students at Kent State were fatally shot by the Ohio National Guard during an anti-war protest. 

By Scott Whitlock | September 15, 2014 | 12:47 PM EDT

In addition to 9/11 Truther Rosie O'Donnell, two other hosts debuted on The View, Monday. Moderate Republican Nicolle Wallace and liberal actress Rosie Perez. Wallace famously worked for – and then publicly trashed – Sarah Palin. Perez quizzed, "One, what was it like when you first met her? Two, did the winking get on your nerves? And three, when did you just want to just pop her?" 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 15, 2014 | 12:40 PM EDT

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday morning to discuss a variety of topics including the impending vote on Scottish independence.  

At the end of the segment, co-host Joe Kernen joked that when he goes to Scotland to play golf he will wear a kilt to “mark my ball” to which Heitkamp crudely asked “which one?” 

By Tim Graham | September 15, 2014 | 11:46 AM EDT

Rapper Kanye West launched a new controversy by demanding the entire audience stand up in Sydney, Australia....including the ones with prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs.

At least when Joe Biden told a disabled man to "stand up, Chuck," he had no idea the man was disabled.

By Kyle Drennen | September 15, 2014 | 11:44 AM EDT

After fretting on Sunday's Meet the Press that Hillary Clinton may not be liberal enough for 2016 Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, on Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell eagerly touted the Clinton campaign machine: "This time, Clinton organizers say they've learned their lesson, busing in volunteers from all over the country."

A clip played of Mitchell shouting a question to the former secretary of state: "Does it feel great to be back out here?" Clinton replied: "It's great. It was a great day. Couldn't have been better." To former President Bill Clinton, Mitchell enthused: "If she wants to, can she do it this time?" He dodged the question, remarking: "I have nothing to say. It's not my decision." Mitchell concluded: "I think I know which way you would vote." [Listen to the audio]

By Scott Whitlock | September 15, 2014 | 11:43 AM EDT

Rosie O'Donnell debuted for the second time as a host of The View on Monday and immediately trashed the National Football League as a natural place for abusive men. Discussing players Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, who have both been accused of attacking family members, O'Donnell spewed, " They live in an arena of -- it would be wonderful if they were able to separate the violence of their job with the violence in their life! But I don't think that's how human brains work."

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 15, 2014 | 11:22 AM EDT

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sat down with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday, September 14, to promote his new book “The Way Forward” and was met with a barrage of questions challenging his conservative principles.

Ryan appeared on Meet the Press’ Press Pass and was asked by Todd to comment on Governor Sam Brownback’s (R-Kan.) 2014 reelection bid. During the interview, the NBC Political Director insisted that if Brownback “loses re-election, he’s going to essentially have lost because he cut taxes too much.” 

By Mark Finkelstein | September 15, 2014 | 8:53 AM EDT

Ever since the Ray Rice elevator video went public, Morning Joe has been in a state of sustained moral outrage over the NFL's mishandling of the issue of domestic violence.  All well and good.  But things turned testy this morning when a New York Times reporter turned the tables on Joe and Mika. Allen Schwarz asked if they should march into the office of the NBC Chairman and demand that the network stop supporting the NFL by broadcasting its Sunday night games.

After first jokingly suggesting that the camera on Schwarz be turned off, Scarborough got seriously snippy.  When Schwarz didn't hear Scarborough say "right" in agreement with something the reporter said, Scarborough responded "I said right.  It means I'm agreeing with you.  You don't have to be so defensive. You can just relax."  Scarborough continued taking shots at Schwarz after the reporter left the air.

By Tim Graham | September 15, 2014 | 8:17 AM EDT

When a Washington Post-ABC News poll ends up finding the "Best News for Republicans," the Post tries to find other findings to highlight in their headlines.

"Majority of Americans find Obama presidency a failure" wasn't going to be bolded on the front page. They went with "Support widens for air strikes" instead. ABC News, their polling partner, never found it.

By Brent Baker | September 15, 2014 | 12:29 AM EDT

The potshot of the weekend illustrates the visceral disgust in academia toward the Fox News Channel. If Franklin Roosevelt were a candidate or President today, FNC “would have loved” to show video of him “at his most helpless” – such as when he was carried or forced to have others attach and remove his leg braces.

By Tim Graham | September 14, 2014 | 9:12 PM EDT

Megyn Kelly brought on a Florida spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on September 11. When Fox viewers slammed him on Twitter, Hassan Shibly tweeted about alleged similarities between Fox News and ISIS.