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By Clay Waters | November 4, 2014 | 4:39 PM EST

Jon Stewart, the smug, mugging hero of smarty-pants young liberals who watch The Daily Show, was interviewed by Chris Smith for the cover of New York magazine. Stewart got plenty of room to vulgarly bash various Republicans by name, praise Hillary Clinton, defend Obama and Obama-care, and again reiterate his call for a year of mandatory national service.

By Joseph Rossell | November 4, 2014 | 4:30 PM EST

Global warming advocates started calling their opponents climate-change deniers. Liberals could add economic-recovery deniers to their phrasebook next.

Despite the “objective reality” of an economic recovery this year, columnist Lynn Vavreck wrote this will not impact the midterm election. Posting on The New York Times’ The Upshot blog on November 3, 2014, Vavreck incorrectly implied that conservatives deny this recovery is occurring because they view the facts through “partisan lenses.”

By Katie Yoder | November 4, 2014 | 3:17 PM EST

Celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Dakota Fanning represent a slew of stars proving sorry role models for young women. But now, there’s a new option: Sadie Robertson. 

In the wake of her new book, 17-year-old Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson went public with her stance on purity. Robertson recently spoke out for teens and offered advice on “staying pure in a relationship.” Published Oct. 28, Robertson’s “Live Original” detailed Robertson’s “outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.” 

By Tianna DiMartino | November 4, 2014 | 1:55 PM EST

If you haven’t watched the video above yet (or even if you have) you probably want to grab the tissues, not for a story of tragedy but of triumph.

Last winter, 19-year-old Lauren Hill got the worst news one could get. She was dying from a rare and terminal form of brain cancer. Hill was informed by her doctors that she had an inoperable brain tumor the size of a lemon and had just months to live. Rather than curl up in a ball and give up she made it her mission to fight long enough to play in her first college basketball game. In fact, according to CBS news, upon receiving the diagnosis one of her first questions to her doctor was to ask “Can I at least still play basketball?”

The freshman at Mount Saint Joseph University in Ohio fell in love with the sport in the sixth grade. Her father told CBS that she is “Chasing a dream … and she wants people to see that – that they can do that.” And she did.

By Kyle Drennen | November 4, 2014 | 1:05 PM EST

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe Tuesday morning, Politico's Jim VandeHei absurdly claimed that Republicans would be in big trouble if they took control of the Senate in the midterm election: "...even if Republicans win, I think they're going to be in a hell of a jam. In that they're not going to be able to get anything done."

By Tim Graham | November 4, 2014 | 12:44 PM EST

The cover of Tuesday’s edition of The Washington Post’s commuter tabloid Express reads “How Obama will need to lead differently if Republicans gain control of the Senate.”

Jena McGregor’s article inside carried the headline “Obama’s turn to change.” McGregor noticed an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll showed two-thirds of voters want Obama to change:

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 4, 2014 | 12:16 PM EST

On Sunday, actor and political commentator Ben Stein appeared on Fox News and made some highly controversial remarks about President Obama, accusing him of being “the most racist president there has ever been in America.” Following Stein’s offensive comments, on Tuesday, all four co-hosts on The View rightly criticized the actor, and unsurprisingly Rosie O'Donnell took her condemnation to a whole new level. Rosie proclaimed that “it was on Fox News which I think just likes to incite a lot of hate and is not always factually correct." 

By Kristine Marsh | November 4, 2014 | 12:04 PM EST

Liberal comedian Jon Stewart makes it his mission every major election year to spread easily-disproven lies about the voting process and the Republican agenda, and this year was no different. On the Nov. 3 “Democalypse 2014” segment, the topic in question was voter ID laws or “voter suppression laws,” as Stewart called them. 

Stewart’s go-to “expert” was MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry whose ridiculous talking points served as the “evidence” Stewart needed to suggest Republicans are racist and anti-women for making voters prove they are actually allowed to vote.

By Tom Johnson | November 4, 2014 | 11:29 AM EST

Kevin Drum and other pundits take the press to task for misleading Iowa voters by, in Drum's words, pushing a “charade” that Republican Senate contender Joni Ernst is a “pragmatic centrist.”

By Jeffrey Meyer | November 4, 2014 | 11:10 AM EST

On Tuesday, the folks on CBS This Morning did their best to downplay the significance of a potential GOP-controlled Senate in this year’s midterm elections. Unlike ABC and NBC who provided mostly straightforward coverage of today’s elections, CBS made sure to push the line that regardless of the outcomes, the election was an indictment of both political parties. Throughout three segments, multiple CBS News contributors pushed the line that even if Republicans take control of the Senate “not only is this election not about either party's ideas, Democrats or Republicans, but really more about the fact that Americans just want to get rid of whoever is in there now and put somebody else in Washington.”  

By Brent Baker | November 4, 2014 | 8:53 AM EST

Monday night on HBO viewers heard one of their stars call Rush Limbaugh an “idiot” and charge “he’s a liar and a hatemonger – makes me want to puke.” But it wasn’t Bill Maher. It was actress Frances McDormand in the second half of the pay network’s two-night Olive Kitteridge mini-series about the later years of life of a woman living in a coastal Maine town.

By Tim Graham | November 4, 2014 | 8:06 AM EST

"Moron vote energized," reported Twitchy. President Obama once called her husband Kanye West a "jackass," but Kim Kardashian pictured herself (in an Archie-style cartoon) with Obama on Twitter, advising her fans to vote Democrat on Tuesday.

By Curtis Houck | November 4, 2014 | 2:01 AM EST

On Monday night, NBC continued to doubt the real possibility of the Republicans taking over control of the U.S. Senate following the midterm elections on Tuesday. Both NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd expressed reservations during the program’s opening five minutes, as Williams led off by describing the election as a “cliffhanger” with “several big races” that “have perhaps tightened.”

By Curtis Houck | November 3, 2014 | 9:58 PM EST

On Monday’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker opined during a roundtable discussion that Tuesday’s governor’s elections in Florida and Wisconsin featuring incumbent Republican Governors Rick Scott and Scott Walker (respectively) will be “a referendum on” the “policies” that the two have implemented in their states based on “the Republican playbook.” After mentioning that Scott is facing Democrat Charlie Crist (failing to mention Crist was both a former Governor and Republican) while Walker’s Democratic challenger is Mary Burke, Whitaker suggested that: “Now, both Scott and Walker have followed the Republican playbook on taxes, on abortion, on same-sex marriage, and tomorrow's kind of shaping up to be a referendum on those policies.”


By Ken Shepherd | November 3, 2014 | 8:54 PM EST

On his final Hardball before polls open for the 2014 midterm elections, MSNBC Chris Matthews groused about how an anti-Bruce Braley ad by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was "dangerous."