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By Tim Graham | February 26, 2015 | 10:12 AM EST

Elizabeth Jensen, hired by NPR as their new Ombudsman, picked up a question from NewsBusters on how NPR host Diane Rehm can do fundraisers for assisted-suicide lobbying group “Compassion & Choices.”

Jensen says she shouldn’t do this, that it’s a “step too far,” noting that NewsBusters picked up on the ethical issue.

By Clay Waters | February 26, 2015 | 10:06 AM EST

The New York Times' left-wing obsession over "income inequality" reached a pathetic nadir in Wednesday's print edition, in Randal Archibold's report on the Communist country injecting some feeble moves toward free enterprise to prop up its rotting economy: "As Cuba opens the door wider to private enterprise, the gap between the haves and have-nots, and between whites and blacks, that the revolution sought to diminish is growing more evident."

By Curtis Houck | February 26, 2015 | 1:18 AM EST

Following a morning in which CBS and NBC gleefully promoted Hillary Clinton’s latest public appearance, Wednesday’s CBS Evening News built on that with another shameless promotion of Clinton and her “new strategy for winning” ahead of a likely presidential bid in 2016. Anchor Scott Pelley began the pro-Clinton segment by remarking how “[i]f Hillary Clinton has a shot at becoming the first woman president, she'll need women voters and we're beginning to see how she hopes to do it” with her speech before a group of women involved in the technology field in Silicon Valley.

By Ken Oliver-Méndez | February 25, 2015 | 11:11 PM EST

During an exclusive townhall meeting with President Obama, MSNBC and Telemundo host and townhall moderator José Díaz-Balart twice pressed President Obama to further expand his administration’s controversial new policy to exempt millions of unauthorized immigrants from the application of the nation’s immigration laws.

By Curtis Houck | February 25, 2015 | 11:02 PM EST

On Wednesday night, liberal networks MSNBC and Telemundo teamed up to present a town hall on illegal immigration that featured President Barack Obama before a friendly auditorium of supporters and taking questions that ranged from softballs to ones from the far left that implored him to further expand his amnesty. The event was moderated by Jose Diaz-Balart, who serves as the anchor of both MSNBC’s The Rundown and Telemundo’s Noticiero Telemundo. From the start, it was clear that he was also on stage to play the role of advocate.

By Tom Johnson | February 25, 2015 | 11:02 PM EST

John Cassidy calls the Wisconsin governor “an odious politician whose ascension to the Presidency would be a disaster” but admits, “For all his awfulness, Walker is a serious contender. We’d better get used to it.”

By Jack Coleman | February 25, 2015 | 9:17 PM EST

And liberals wonder why they're so often seen as sympathetic to Islamists.

Fox News analyst Juan Williams contributed mightily to that perception with comments he made today on Fox's late afternoon show The Five.

By Ken Shepherd | February 25, 2015 | 8:29 PM EST

Hardball host Chris Matthews devoted the first 11 minutes of his February 25 program to rehashing tired, discredited talking points about the upcoming March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

By Randy Hall | February 25, 2015 | 8:18 PM EST

After a week of vacation from serving as host of Comedy Central's Daily Show, Jon Stewart leaped into the fray on Tuesday about whether Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly was accurate about what happened while he was covering conflicts in a number of foreign nations.

“First,” the comedian began, “let's be frank about television journalists' self-aggrandizement. … It's nothing new. The most recent allegations -- well, they hurt me, they disappointed me because they concern someone” he considers a friend.

By Matthew Balan | February 25, 2015 | 7:40 PM EST

Wyatt Andrews revealed the details of a new scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. Andrews zeroed in on how the veterans'  benefits office in Oakland, California simply ignored "more than 13,000 informal claims filed between 1996 and 2009 – all of which were stashed in a file cabinet." The correspondent spotlighted whistleblowers who claimed that "V.A. supervisors in Oakland ordered [employees] to mark the claims 'no action necessary,' and to toss them aside." Andrews later put the California benefits office in a larger context of government "mismanagement."

By Tom Blumer | February 25, 2015 | 6:55 PM EST

Once you become Chicago's mayor — or one of its alderman, for that matter — getting reelected is ordinarily a fairly easy proposition.

The scheduling of Election Day, the fourth Tuesday in February in an off year, is deliberately designed to generate a low-turnout result. Incumbents' well-oiled political machines turn out their old reliable voters, while to have any kind of chance, challengers have to motivate people who ordinarily vote once every two or four years to show up at the polls. Thus, the fact the President Obama-endorsed incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel couldn't seal the deal on Tuesday is utterly astonishing.

By NB Staff | February 25, 2015 | 6:47 PM EST

"As the budget debate heats up in the Senate, some worry that if Homeland Security funding does not pass, millions of Americans will no longer be able to get their phones tapped." -- NewsBusted's Jodi Miller

By NB Staff | February 25, 2015 | 6:43 PM EST

Appearing on the Fox News Channel’s (FNC) Your World with Neil Cavuto on Wednesday, Media Reserach Center President Brent Bozell reacted to dual news stories surrounding ObamaCare and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as “business as usual” for an “out of control” administration ruling “government by fiat.”

The first story came on February 20 that 800,000 ObamaCare enrollees had received incorrect tax information and then followed by news on Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has allowed enrollees to keep extra money on their refunds due to the taxing error. 

By Mark Finkelstein | February 25, 2015 | 6:10 PM EST

When on his Bloomberg TV show today it came John Heilemann's turn to comment on a clip of Hillary from a speech to a women's conference in Silicon Valley yesterday, I sincerely thought he was going to criticize Clinton's canned delivery.

But to my amazement, Heilemann hailed Hillary as "much looser, much more spontaneous, much funnier" than she's been in the past.  Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations! Have a look at the video and judge Hillary's delivery for yourself.

By Ken Shepherd | February 25, 2015 | 4:59 PM EST

He's compared Newt Gingrich to Satan, spewed that Dick Cheney "created ISIS," and railed that socially conservative devout Catholic Rick Santorum wants to set up a theocracy in America. Yet for some strange reason, Salon's Joan Walsh just doesn't get why conservatives and Republicans think it would be patently absurd for them to let MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews to ask questions at a GOP presidential primary debate.