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By Melissa Mullins | August 15, 2015 | 6:54 AM EDT

Just days after posting a selfie of herself and Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, Kim Kardashian – made famous for a sex tape of her and a former boyfriend– decided to try and get political by taking aim at stricter gun control laws.

After learning that David Conley shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, her husband and six children in Texas, Kardashian tweeted to her 34.4 million followers "These gun safety laws have to change!"

By Tom Blumer | August 14, 2015 | 11:50 PM EDT

As Spencer Raley at NewsBusters noted earlier this evening, StemExpress, "the now infamous biomedical company which allegedly bought fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood for profit, is breaking off its relationship with the nation’s leading abortion provider." Raley referenced a Politico item by Jennifer Haberkorn with a mid-afternoon Friday time stamp. As far as I can tell, it is the only establishment press outlet to note this development.

No establishment press outlet has noted a key courtroom development yesterday which may have been what really drove StemExpress to make its move — a move which, by the way, has not been announced in the "news" section at the company's web site, even though it has posted five other items during the past month relating to the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue outrages.

By Tim Graham | August 14, 2015 | 10:53 PM EDT

Noah Michelson, the editor of the Huffington Post’s “Gay Voices” website, thinks the gays are a special crowd in their enthusiasm for sexual activity: “Oh the hours -- the afternoons! The days! The weekends! -- I have spent looking for and having sex. And oh the incomparable joy it's brought me!...we've long enjoyed the pursuit of sexual relations whenever, wherever, however and with whomever we could get our sweaty gay mitts on.”

So Michelson doesn’t like prudes, especially in the gay commmunity: “But you know what I can't understand, and furthermore, won't stand for? Other gays playing sex police -- and it's starting to happen more and more.”

By Mark Finkelstein | August 14, 2015 | 6:26 PM EDT

This blog brought to you by Orville Redenbacher . . . One short segment on today's With All Due Respect packed plenty of explosive commentary.  There was John Heilemann saying that Al Gore "hates" Hillary and that if he gets in the race would be a "huge" problem for her. Lending credence to Heilemann's "hates" claim is the fact that he mentioned having "spent a lot of time" with Gore in 2006.  Translation: I was with him on those long nights when Al let his beard down and spoke straight from his globally-warmed heart.  

A second noteworthy comment came from Mark Halperin, who opined that "everyone" in the Dem party doesn't "trust" going into the race with Hillary as the only establishment choice and that the vacuum "is going to be" be filled by someone. Hmm.

By Spencer Raley | August 14, 2015 | 6:18 PM EDT

StemExpress, the now infamous biomedical company which allegedly bought fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood for profit, is breaking off its relationship with the nation’s leading abortion provider reports Politico. 

By Randy Hall | August 14, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT

A group of 98 prominent members of the Jewish community in Los Angeles -- most of whom have close ties to Hollywood -- signed an open letter supporting the proposed nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers led by the United States.

According to an article written by Seth Abramovitch at The Hollywood Reporter's website, a full-page advertisement that appeared in Thursday's edition of the city's Jewish Journal calls for Congress to approve the agreement since it “is in the best interests of the United States and Israel.”

By Curtis Houck | August 14, 2015 | 5:03 PM EDT

In the midst of the covering the U.S. Embassy’s reopening in Havana, Cuba on Friday morning, MSNBC’s The Rundown couldn’t help but repeatedly ooze over the fact that Secretary of State John Kerry attended the ceremony using a walking cane that belonged to former President John F. Kennedy’s brother and former fellow Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. Gushing that it’s “a fascinating backstory,” NBC's Andrea Mitchell made the first mention just after 9:00 a.m. Eastern about Kerry using “Teddy Kennedy’s cane.”

By Kyle Drennen | August 14, 2015 | 4:38 PM EDT

While all three broadcast networks on Friday morning celebrated the American flag being raised at the newly-reopened U.S. embassy in Havana, CBS ignored Cuban dissidents not being invited to the ceremony, while NBC and ABC gave mere seconds to the controversy.

By Tim Graham | August 14, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT

While Chris Cuomo worried out loud on Friday about The New York Times questioning an excessive focus on the religion inspiring ISIS when they resort to rape, the same concern about stereotypes didn’t come up pseudo-Catholic Cuomo for the Catholic-bashing front of The Washington Post. In “Pope urged to address clergy sex abuse in visit,” religion correspondent Michelle Boorstein repeats the never-ending stream of allegations that the Vatican has never done enough to appease critics and accusers and their trial lawyers on commission. 

It’s quite a contrast with the Post’s Weekend section, where film critic Ann Hornaday is praising the new movie Diary of a Teenage Girl (four stars out of four stars!), where a 15-year-old girl is seduced by a 35-year-old “man-child” who’s dating her mother. Online the headline called it "funny, forthright, and daringly frank." Since there’s no organized global religion involved, the child abuser “isn’t so much the villain of this piece as one more misguided seeker whom [filmmaker Marielle] Heller treats with more amused compassion than disdain.”

By Ken Shepherd | August 14, 2015 | 4:08 PM EDT

"Meet the Man Who Claims to Be the Kissing Soldier in That Famous V-J Day Photo," promises the headline for Time magazine's August 14 article on a man by the name of George Mendonsa, who claims to be the sailor in the famous photo showing an unnamed sailor kissing an unnamed nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. They've since corrected the error, but we have the screen capture.

By Dylan Gwinn | August 14, 2015 | 2:05 PM EDT

Media mogul and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is an unquestioned genius when it comes to finances and marketing. When it comes to politics? Again, Mark Cuban is an unquestioned genius when it comes to finance and marketing.

Writing on his Cyber Dust social-media app, Cuban wrote a piece flagged by Yahoo! where he said that he would rather join the GOP but had an issue with the party's apparent need for conformity.

By Ken Shepherd | August 14, 2015 | 12:54 PM EDT

Maj. Jason Brezler of the United States Marine Corps Reserves, is not a household name. But perhaps he should be. Brezler's military career is ruined thanks to one fleeting email transgression, and that committed as a split-second decision to save the lives of American servicemen in imminent danger. While Hillary Clinton will likely not suffer serious criminal or political repercussions for her sending classified material from a private email, Brezler's career ir probably ruined.

By Scott Whitlock | August 14, 2015 | 12:48 PM EDT

CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday fretted that a new report on ISIS and its rape culture would reinforce negative perceptions of Muslims. The New Day anchor talked to Dr. Qanta Ahmed, an author and human rights advocate. Reacting to a front page story on the New York Times, Cuomo played a clip of a woman recounting brutal violence at the hands of ISIS. He then lectured, "This feeds the impression that these Muslims are animals, savages and their faith makes them that way. And it feeds an impression of what Islam is. What is your response to that?" 

By Spencer Raley | August 14, 2015 | 12:39 PM EDT

In the wake of GOP leaders expressing optimism that they can defeat the Obama Administration’s recent nuclear deal with Iran, CNN’s Carol Costello brought retired Air Force General Merrill McPeak on to her show to insist the only alternative to this deal is war. 

By Connor Williams | August 14, 2015 | 12:32 PM EDT

Thursday on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a panel discussed the 2016 presidential election, taking shots at both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the process. Actor and comedian Michael Rapaport slammed Donald Trump, suggesting he has a “ strong, old school, slave owner mentality.” He added: “[H]e told the Latinos, you're this, you’re that, you’re this and I’m gonna win your – and you’re gonna vote for me! That's slave owner 101, and people are like, keep going! Because the middle of the country is like, we feel the same way.”