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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."

By Geoffrey Dickens | August 24, 2015 | 1:23 PM EDT

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and it wasn’t long after the devastation that liberal reporters, hosts and columnists politicized the tragedy - from the left. Everything from George W. Bush’s “big oil” buddies to America’s racism to even tax cuts were blamed for the high human toll.

By Scott Whitlock | August 24, 2015 | 12:20 PM EDT

Nightline on Friday delighted in the fall of "conservative" Josh Duggar. Co-anchor Juju Chang even brought on arch-liberal Amanda Marcotte to celebrate the "karma" of Duggar's infidelity. After noting that the reality TV star's "outspoken public moralizing so blatantly contradicts his now-very public private life," Chang highlighted that Duggar was "lobbying for the Family Research Council, an advocacy group promoting conservative Christian values."

By Kyle Drennen | August 24, 2015 | 11:40 AM EDT

On Monday, all three network morning shows gushed over Vice President Joe Biden meeting with left-wing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren over the weekend, with hosts and correspondents excited by the prospect of a Biden-Warren ticket in 2016. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: “This is the story electrifying the political world, especially for Democrats...”

By Scott Whitlock | August 24, 2015 | 11:30 AM EDT

The dad of an American hero who foiled a terrorist attack on a French train took to MSNBC to slam the "terrorist coward" as well as the "PC crowd" who won't stand up against evil. Talking to Tamron Hall, Monday, Emanuel Skarlatos, pronounced, "It's better to die like a lion that be slaughtered like sheep." He continued, "This terrorist coward deserved what he got, and the PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | August 24, 2015 | 11:26 AM EDT

Veteran actor Patrick Stewart, who spoke with CNN’s Brian Stelter for Sunday's Reliable Sources to promote his new show Blunt Talk, described how he prepared for his role as a nightly cable news host by watching liberal anchors Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow. After he spent time with both hosts, Stewart explained, he “learned very quickly how clever people are who work on those shows. How intellectually clever they are and how articulate.”

By Matt Philbin | August 24, 2015 | 10:13 AM EDT

Quentin Tarantino: Dumb as a post or incredibly dishonest? Both?

The “pornographer of violence” (Chuck Scarborough’s term) takes umbrage when asked about the impact of violent films and TV on society. “Obviously, I don't think one has to do with the other,” he once sputtered when pressed on the issue. “Obviously, the issue is gun control and mental health.”

By Clay Waters | August 24, 2015 | 9:34 AM EDT

The first story in the August 23 New York Times Sunday magazine by staff writer Emily Bazelon, "The Unwelcome Return of 'Illegals,'" scolds conservatives for calling illegal immigrants "illegals," while again aligning the paper with left-wing amnesty activists like La Raza, who favor the term "undocumented." Bazelon also fretted about the government's official use of the term "wetback" in the 1950s, without noting the NYT also threw it around in news accounts favoring mass deportation.

By Mark Finkelstein | August 24, 2015 | 7:51 AM EDT

At what point will members of the Obama administration, from the president himself to John Kerry and other senior officials, down to the workaday folks of the West Wing, decide that Hillary's email scandal is doing intolerable damage to whatever's left of their legacy, and decide to pull the plug?

A significant line was crossed on today's Morning Joe, when Joe Scarborough flatly and repeatedly accused John Kerry's State Department of engaging in a "cover-up"  on Hillary's behalf.  How much longer will Kerry be willing to sacrifice his reputation on the altar of Hillary's presidential ambitions?

By Bryan Ballas | August 24, 2015 | 7:16 AM EDT

With Planned Parenthood’s back against the wall following the advent of more videos exposing the selling of baby parts, their apologists are growing desperate in their attempts to prevent its defunding. Case in point is Michael Specter, a staff writer at The New Yorker and former New York Times and Washington Post reporter, who spreads the usual counterintuitive spin that defunding Planned Parenthood would actually increase abortions.

A few years ago, Specter wrote a book called Denialism about the dangers of science denial. But he’s in a case of Planned Parenthood denial.

By Tom Blumer | August 23, 2015 | 11:31 PM EDT

11-1/2 years ago, we had the "Dean Scream." After finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa caucuses, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean attempted to further fire up his strangely giddy supporters by telling them about upcoming state primaries they would fight to win. After finishing his list, Dean told them: "And then we're going to Washington, DC to take back the White House!" — and shouted out the scream heard 'round the world which ended his electoral viability.

Sunday on Meet the Press, we saw the "Dean Pipedream." Asked by host Chuck Todd how well Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has handled the scandal over her use of a private server for personal and government emails while serving as Secretary of State, Dean blamed her situation "partly ... (on) a press that's bored." 

By Tim Graham | August 23, 2015 | 10:35 PM EDT

The Sunday Outlook section of The Washington Post was dominated by a proposal for a “5/3 compromise.” Theodore R. Johnson, a doctoral candidate in law at Northeastern University, proposed that since 94 percent of whites oppose financial reparations for blacks, there should be a political solution for the never-ending oppression of blacks: giving them five-thirds of a vote to make up for the three-fifths compromise in the Constitution.

By Melissa Mullins | August 23, 2015 | 8:36 PM EDT

When an actor charges Hollywood isn’t fond of people of faith, one expects the actor to be Christian. But the same holds true of the Jews.

Mayim Bialik has been in the Hollywood spotlight for more than half her life.  Best known for her role as the title character of Blossom on NBC in the first half of the 1990s. After that, in between her voice acting, she earned a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in neuroscience, which helps her fit right in as part of the hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory.