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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.

By Kristine Marsh | February 25, 2015 | 4:45 PM EST

In the latest example of “WTH?!” feminism, one liberal blog has taken a stab at conjoining one of your favorite childhood memories with militant abortion activism.

This is Fusion has come up with an interactive “Choose Your Own Adventure” game about, of all things, getting an abortion. You remember, those stories where you choose at the end of each chapter, what should happen next?

By Laura Flint | February 25, 2015 | 4:26 PM EST

One of MSNBC’s favorite contributors, Eugene Robinson, graced Monday’s Washington Post with an opinion article that accused Republicans of “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” In an article entitled “Deranged by Obama, Republicans are spouting nonsense,” Robinson described the “feverish delirium” of those who dare to criticize President Obama for being unpatriotic.
 
According to the Post correspondent, “this is obviously a nonsensical thing to say about a man who was elected president twice and has served as commander in chief for more than six years.”

By Matthew Balan | February 25, 2015 | 3:24 PM EST

As of Wednesday morning, NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover ISIS's kidnapping of up to 150 Christians from northeastern Syria on Monday. On Wednesday, Today yawned at this latest example of the Islamic extremist group's persecution of Christians. Instead, they devoted 1 minute and 13 seconds to a Slate writer's advice to parents on giving their children allowances.

By Joseph Rossell | February 25, 2015 | 3:22 PM EST

The government could gain unprecedented control over the Internet, depending on the decision made this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It is a move long supported by top liberal foundations to the tune of at least $196 million.

On February 26, the commissioners of the FCC will decide if the Internet should regulated by the agency as a public utility as proposed by President Barack Obama and FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. Doing so would give “the FCC broad and unprecedented discretion to micromanage the Internet,” FCC commissioner Ajai Pai said in a February 10, press release.

By Kristine Marsh | February 25, 2015 | 2:33 PM EST

A story fit for the top fold of the front page of The New York Times Tuesday morning wasn’t important enough, apparently, for the big three networks to cover on Monday and Tuesday’s evening news broadcasts. Though they did find time to talk about a new development in treatment of peanut allergies. 

On the upper right corner of The New York Times, Feb. 24, the headline read “Palestine Groups Are Found Liable At Terror Trial.” The story went on to say that two groups- “The Palestinian Authority” and “The Palestine Liberation Organization” were found responsible for supporting six separate terrorist attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004. A Manhattan court has charged the groups with $655.5 million worth of damages for American victims killed in these attacks. 

By Katie Yoder | February 25, 2015 | 2:25 PM EST

You can imagine the media outcry if a gunman attributed an attempted shooting to viewing “American Sniper.” What if “Fifty Shades” was cited in a real-world violent incident? That’s right: crickets. 

Mohammad Hossain, a 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student charged with sexual assault of a classmate, credited E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” as his inspiration. ABC, CBS and NBC, once so eager to talk about all the details of the film adaptation, didn’t mention the story once during their broadcast news shows.

By Melissa Mullins | February 25, 2015 | 2:22 PM EST

National Review’s John Fund wrote an opinion piece Sunday about the way the media have gone after Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments questioning Obama’s love for America, and that the same standard of “gotcha” questions should also be held to the same standards for liberals as they are with conservatives.