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By Curtis Houck | October 5, 2015 | 10:39 PM EDT

After filing a gooey piece on Hillary Clinton, Monday’s NBC Nightly News also gave airtime to the Republican field, but only in the context of attacking 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina over campaign debt she recently finished paying off from her failed 2010 Senate campaign (despite the fact that she’s far from the first to have debt).

By Tom Blumer | October 5, 2015 | 10:28 PM EDT

Items found at the Associated Press, the New York Times and the Washington Post, in reporting that President Obama plans to visit Roseburg, Oregon later this week, have all failed to report that community leaders have said that his visit is not welcome.

The 4:10 p.m. PT (7:10 PM ET) entry at a running timeline at AP announced that "Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college." None of the four previous items in the timeline as of 9:00 PM ET tonight mentions that town leaders, who believe they are appropriately expressing the community's sentiments, would prefer that he stay away.

By Tom Johnson | October 5, 2015 | 9:50 PM EDT

Even though Barack Obama is more than four-fifths of the way through his presidency, a large part of his popularity among liberals still rests on what they view as his exceptional talent for speechmaking -- a reputation which dates to his 2004 Democratic convention keynote address.

Now Alter, one of Obama’s biggest fans in the media, wants the POTUS to use his skill as a performer in a different context. In a Sunday column, Alter urged Obama to “challenge Wayne LaPierre, longtime leader of the National Rifle Association, to a one-hour primetime televised debate.”

By Ken Shepherd | October 5, 2015 | 9:23 PM EDT

On his Monday edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, along with panelists Eugene Robinson, Howard Fineman, and Joan Walsh hit socialist Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) from the left for his voting record on gun rights, particularly a 2005 bill that granted civil immunity from gun manufacturers. At one point, Matthews even oddly compared Sanders to the late liberal-but-racist segregationist Sen. William Fulbright (D-Ark.), suggesting his vote on the gun immunity bill was unforgivable much like Fulbright's defense of Jim Crow.

By Spencer Raley | October 5, 2015 | 9:03 PM EDT

Last week, liberal news outlet Salon did their best to convince themselves that Pope Francis never even wanted to meet with Kentucky clerk and conscientious objector Kim Davis. And they did so quite colorfully, claiming that the pontifix was “Ratf***ed” into a meeting with the Rowen County, Kentucky elected official.

By Curtis Houck | October 5, 2015 | 8:58 PM EDT

The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC pulled out all the stops on Monday night to carry water for 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, proclaiming that she’s “on fire” with “new wind in her sails” as she “unveil[ed] a tough new stance on gun control” and came “out swinging today at the Benghazi Committee.”

By Brent Baker | October 5, 2015 | 5:22 PM EDT

New on October 5: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos obsessed with how Donald Trump’s new tax plan will help Trump. “You’re not going to be paying more taxes,” the former Clinton aide told Trump.

By Katie Yoder | October 5, 2015 | 4:53 PM EDT

When an elderly usher stopped three female journalists from entering an NFL locker room this weekend, they took to Twitter to complain about the mistreatment from the “old, out-of-touch geezer.”

According to the Associated Press, a male usher temporarily prevented three female journalists from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room after Sunday’s game in Indianapolis “because they were women.” Cue: Outrage from the journalists and the media.

By Scott Whitlock | October 5, 2015 | 4:32 PM EDT

Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon may mock Hillary Clinton, but don’t be confused: She “loves” the Democratic politician. The comedienne appeared on Thursday’s Live! With Kelly and Michael to gush over how Clinton cares so much. After co-host Michael Strahan asked about her impression, McKinnon fawned, “Whenever I do an impression of someone, I have to love them. So everyone I've ever done, I personally love. And for her, what I love is how badly she wants to fix the country, and I genuinely know that.” 

By Brad Wilmouth | October 5, 2015 | 4:21 PM EDT

Appearing on Monday's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello to discuss the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Harry Houck asserted that he had a "big problem" with the Oregon college being a "gun-free zone," as he complained that such locations "lead lambs to the slaughter."

He went on to declare that, "If my kid went to that school, I'd be talking to that administration" about why they do not allow any guns at the school. After praising the local police for an unusually fast response time, he began his commentary:

By Tom Blumer | October 5, 2015 | 4:17 PM EDT

Poor Gary Legum at How dare supporters of the right to keep and bear arms as clearly defined in the Constitution's Second Amendment push back against the gun control movement's cynical exploitation of Thursday's Roseburg, Oregon massacre?

Legum is outraged that "The right tells us (again) to ignore the elephant in the room." He must mean the fact that the area in question at Umpqua Community College was a "posted" gun-free zone with only unarmed security guards, right? Of course not. Legum is upset over Americans' "irrational attachment ... to weaponry" — so upset that he descended into profanity and name-calling that would likely end his career forever if he were a right-wing commentator.

By Ken Shepherd | October 5, 2015 | 4:02 PM EDT

Today is the first Monday in October and with it the beginning of the Supreme Court's new term. For the occasion, Politico's Josh Gerstein gave readers "5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins," using rather loaded language in the story to give a heavy liberal spin to the docket preview.

By Michael McKinney | October 5, 2015 | 3:52 PM EDT

Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough discussed Bernie Sanders and how strange it is the crowds he draws, and young people in particular. Brzezinski would highlight the numbers Sanders' campaign has brought in compared to President Obama. Brzezinski and Scarborough would address the rise of Sanders and the strong young voter base he has. The discussion would lack at the desire for non-mainstream ideas and how outsider candidates like Trump and Sanders have articulated themselves in the primaries.

By Matthew Balan | October 5, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT

CNN's Alisyn Camerota touted Hillary Clinton's new gun control proposals during an interview of former Governor Mike Huckabee on Monday's New Day. Camerota pointed out Mrs. Clinton's "tighten the gun show Internet sales loophole" idea, and asserted, "Isn't that one a no-brainer?" She then asked, "Shouldn't there be universal background checks, and people not be able to buy guns online? Are you comfortable with that suggestion of hers?"

By Erin Aitcheson | October 5, 2015 | 3:32 PM EDT

Last night Show Time aired the season premiere of The Affair, a show about extramarital relations that somehow managed to make it into a second season. That’s not the only thing that got some air time though. Within the first half of the show, viewers got a taste of blatant Hillary Clinton campaign propaganda.