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By Jeffrey Meyer | July 12, 2015 | 1:47 PM EDT

During a panel discussion about Donald Trump on CBS’s Face the Nation, Susan Page insisted that his controversial remarks on immigration pose a “big threat to the Republicans’ chances of winning the White House.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 12, 2015 | 11:45 AM EDT

On Sunday’s This Week, Cokie Roberts argued that Hillary Clinton will actively use her role has grandmother to sell herself to voters heading into the 2016 election. Roberts relayed how “she said, what voters care about is who will be there when they need them,” contending that “somewhat plays into the grandmother theme. Because, you know, your grandmother is there when you need her. And I think that’s a way of dealing with this age issue.”

By Yuri Perez | July 12, 2015 | 11:13 AM EDT

In recent days, the nation’s leading Spanish-language networks, Univision and Telemundo, have touted the findings of The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States, a new study by the pro-amnesty American Immigration Council, which details how crime rates are lower among immigrants in comparison with the native-born U.S. population. 

By Jorge Bonilla | July 12, 2015 | 10:36 AM EDT

Yasser Arafat was said to be notorious for double-talk: for saying one thing to his captive audience in the Middle East, and for saying another to the West. The tone and tenor of Arafat’s “home crowd” speeches were often typically more belligerent than those intended for Western consumption.

By Jack Coleman | July 12, 2015 | 9:43 AM EDT

In their headlong rush to remove all public monuments to the Confederacy, its warriors, and the dead-enders who fought on its behalf after the Civil War ended, liberals are curiously overlooking a prime offender -- one of their own.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh wasn't going to let this pass unnoticed.

On his show Friday, Limbaugh talked about the Memphis city council voting unanimously to move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, along with a statue of Forrest, from a public park to a location still undetermined.

By Jeffrey Meyer | July 12, 2015 | 9:23 AM EDT

On Sunday’s Inside Politics, CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson argued that Donald Trump’s controversial remarks surrounding Mexican immigrants were a problem of the GOP’s “own making.” The former Washington Post reporter sounded like a Democratic strategist when she told the CNN panel “a lot of the sort of politics around race, and sort of race baiting have defined the Republican Party for quite some time.”

By Tim Graham | July 12, 2015 | 8:59 AM EDT

National Public Radio is being hailed for its commitment to diversity in its latest promotion of anchors and producers. With NPR evening anchor Melissa Block departing, they promoted Kelly McEvers and Ari Shapiro to work alongside Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on the nightly newscast All Things Considered. Michel Martin will take over hosting the show on weekends.

Cornish and Martin are black, and Shapiro is gay. “That leaves Siegel as the only straight white dude delivering the news on ATC,” explained Andrew Beaujon at Washingtonian magazine.

By Tom Blumer | July 11, 2015 | 11:54 PM EDT

Apparently nothing is ever the government's fault during the Obama era — even a clear failure by authorities to prevent an alleged mass-murderer from acquiring a gun, and their failure to retrieve it once he obtained it.

Earlier today, before it went down the paper's frequently used memory hole, reporter Michael S. Schmidt wrote in his second paragraph that alleged mass murderer Dylann Roof got a gun despite having a disqualifying drug-possession arrest because of "A loophole in the (national background check) system and an error by the F.B.I." After apparently pushback from some readers, Schmidt revised his report, moving his "loophole" language to a much later paragraph, and characterized it as a problem with "the law," which is still completely wrong.

By Brent Baker | July 11, 2015 | 11:46 PM EDT

A barren week for fresh humor with all but one late night show dark the past week and half off the week before too, so I’ve dug back to a clip from September of last year which stands the test of time. HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver put together a self-explanatory compilation of clips titled: “60 Minutes Anchors Prompting People to Deliver the Exact Soundbite They Need.”

By Jeffrey Lord | July 11, 2015 | 11:27 PM EDT

With all due respect, whatever else Donald Trump is doing, he is showing just how wide the gulf between media elites and those who are running the Republican Party really is.  

By Clay Waters | July 11, 2015 | 9:24 PM EDT

Timothy Egan, liberal New York Times reporter turned left-wing Times columnist, portrayed the Republican field as avidly chasing the "red-faced" "immigrant-hatred vote," calling out not only Donald Trump but Ted Cruz, a Cuban-American: "It will only get better as Republican primaries move into all-white, anti-immigrant strongholds. Here, you can expect to see clusters of red-faced older men clutching copies of ¡Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, by the polemicist Ann Coulter...."

By Jack Coleman | July 11, 2015 | 8:51 PM EDT

Among the traits that liberals share is a committed aversion to deploying US military power abroad, unless of course a Democrat is president and he's mired in scandal.

Which makes it all the more odd to hear liberal radio host Thom Hartmann suggest it might be time to send American troops -- to the South.

By Bryan Ballas | July 11, 2015 | 5:32 PM EDT

Dale Hansen, the Detroit News political blogger who claimed that Christians brought the “War on Christianity” on themselves, is back with more vitriol at “Christian pervasion” in American society.

His new article for the Huffington Post is titled "Fox News Doesn't Understand Religious Freedom." Hansen railed against Fox News and charged the “conservative fear machine has been cranked up to DEFCON 5,” following the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.

By Randy Hall | July 11, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT

Question: What do Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay have in common besides being popular pop and rock musicians?

Answer: All four will perform during the "free" Global Citizen Festival set to be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, in New York City's Central Park -- a six-hour event that will be aired live on the MSNBC cable television channel and its website for the second consecutive year. The concert is expected to draw 60,000 people to the site.

By Tim Graham | July 11, 2015 | 4:19 PM EDT

Friday’s Washington Post hyped a new trend in fashion on the front of the Style section. The headline was “His. Hers. Theirs. Whoever’s. In an increasingly genderless fashion industry, if the blouse fits, wear it.”

Fashion writer Robin Givhan championed designers who are asking “Why are clothes assigned a gender at all?” She claimed "The end of gender is near."