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By NB Staff | July 12, 2011 | 11:52 AM EDT

During former President George W. Bush's time in office, he was regularly described as fascist, murderous, and a war criminal for his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even if people didn't support the wars, though, Bush obeyed the law and received congressional approval to be in the countries. President Barack Obama is the one acting above the law, having yet to seek approval for being at war with Libya and ignoring the War Powers Act, but the media remains absent on labeling him with the same names.

In a new piece in the Washington Times by commentator Jeffrey T. Kuhner, Obama is likened to a modern-day Caesar, acting above the Constitution and above the law.

Check out excerpts from the Washington Times piece after the break, and let us know what you think in the comments.

By Noel Sheppard | July 12, 2011 | 10:29 AM EDT

"Better Homes and Gardens" hasn't had a public figure on its cover in 48 years.

With President Obama's approval rating plummeting along with the nation's employment picture, they must have figured now was the time to break with tradition and do an ultimate exposure puff piece on his wife:

By Clay Waters | July 12, 2011 | 10:06 AM EDT

Monday’s New York Times front-page story by Motoko Rich, “Economy Faces a Jolt as Benefit Checks Run Out,” portrayed massive government spending on unemployment benefits and food stamps as an economic plus, not a potential drain, warning that cutting that funding would be a drag on the fragile recovery.

An extraordinary amount of personal income is coming directly from the government.

By Noel Sheppard | July 12, 2011 | 9:52 AM EDT

Nobel laureate Al Gore must be noticing the public's continued lack of concern for his money making myth about carbon dioxide destroying the planet.

On Tuesday, he announced a new campaign and worldwide event to re-energize global warming hysteria:

By Tim Graham | July 12, 2011 | 8:25 AM EDT

Time magazine has named a new Executive Editor. Her name is Radhika Jones. The titles get a bit confusing, since her boss will be "Managing Editor" Rick Stengel, who sounds like he should be supervised by her instead of the other way around.

For her old haunt, the Paris Review, last September, Jones described a week of her reading and TV watching (here and here). Other than starting with the New York papers (including the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal), it' s not hard to discover a leftish tilt in her intake, as in:

By Brad Wilmouth | July 12, 2011 | 7:14 AM EDT

  On Sunday’s World News on ABC, correspondent Jonathan Karl suggested that Democrats in the House, rather than take a political position based on principle, refuse to vote for a budget plan that would reform Medicare because they wish to use Medicare to run against Republicans and take back the House.

As Karl recounted that he had recently spoken with House Democratic leaders, it is unclear whether he meant that one of the leaders had actually made this admission to him, or whether his assertion was his own perception. Karl:

By Tim Graham | July 12, 2011 | 7:11 AM EDT

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is being volunteered by several reporters as a frightening Leader of the Fringe who are just trying to wreck the country. Rich Noyes reminded me yesterday that this is what they did when Newt Gingrich walked out of the 1990 budget talks that were George H.W. Bush's political undoing. Check out our golden oldies from Notable Quotables. Replace "Gingrich" with "Cantor" and this would seem awfully current: 

Well, House Republicans are the big problem because they've been trying to count, and they really are a minority of a minority and they're inconsequential. So they are now being ripped apart....They are just really torn apart between wanting chaos, wanting to destroy everything and not have an agreement, sort of a scorched-earth, Newt Gingrich-led policy, and wanting to be conciliatory and come up with a solution....The Democratic plan is really a genius of a plan because it does everything that most people, 81 percent of Americans, would want: It raises taxes on the rich." -- NBC Capitol Hill reporter Andrea Mitchell on Sunday Today, October 14, 1990.

By Noel Sheppard | July 12, 2011 | 12:40 AM EDT

Bill Maher can't go an hour without saying something disgusting about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.

On CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday, the misogynistic comedian said that he hopes the former Alaska governor gets into the presidential race "so that they split the MILF vote" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 11, 2011 | 11:36 PM EDT

NewsBusters has been reporting for weeks that the Obama-loving media are going to do anything possible to smear all Republican contenders for the White House in the coming months.

On Monday, ABC's "World News" actually began with a segment that included undercover videos of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's husband's clinic where homosexual patients are allegedly counseled to pray to become heterosexual (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Matthew Balan | July 11, 2011 | 10:43 PM EDT

On Monday's Early Show, CBS's Susan Koeppen profiled a doctor who hyped that "people are dying because they don't have simple access" to health care and spotlighted two of his patients who chronicled their difficulties with the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Koeppen also failed to mention the liberal leanings of an organization she labeled as merely "an advocacy group for health care consumers."

Anchor Erica Hill introduced the consumer correspondent's report by noting that "a new proposal would cut reimbursement rates for doctors who accept Medicare by 30% in 2012...the potential cuts are raising concerns for the more than 100 million Americans who rely on the program, as well as the doctors who treat them." Koeppen then led her segment with Dr. David Ansell's "people are dying" clip and described how the Rush University Medical Center physician "has been treating patients who can't get help anywhere else."

By Noel Sheppard | July 11, 2011 | 9:05 PM EDT

As much as liberal media members pushing for tax hikes don't understand the fiscal and economic reasons for not doing so, they've been deceitfully ignoring the political ramifications for Republicans caving on this issue.

On Monday's "Hardball," National Journal's Major Garrett explained to Chris Matthews that if the President didn't raise taxes high enough for his liking when the Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress for two years, it's absurd to expect the GOP to do it for him now (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By P.J. Gladnick | July 11, 2011 | 8:07 PM EDT

"Why can you not get this deal?"

That was the attitude of CNN's Candy Crowley on yesterday's State of the Union. She acted like if only the Republicans were "reasonable" and accepted some "revenue" enhancements, then a deficit deal could be cut. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy set her straight on why the deal as presented was unacceptable. Oh, Candy tried and tried to make a deficit deal agreement seem reasonable but McCarthy kept knocking her assertions out of the ball park as you can see in the interview video below the fold. Candy led off by accusing House Speaker John Boehner of engaging in a "bargaining ploy" instead of serious negotiation. McCarthy hit that accusation out of the ballpark while simultaneously stressing the sad state of the current unemployment situation in this country:

By Noel Sheppard | July 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM EDT

Martin Bashir Monday falsely accused former Alaska governor Sarah Palin of calling President Obama a sugar daddy.

Not only did the MSNBC host badly misinterpret Palin's words, he clearly doesn't understand what a sugar daddy is (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Aubrey Vaughan | July 11, 2011 | 6:35 PM EDT

Mila Kunis, a Ukranian immigrant to the United States at age seven and star of 'That 70s Show' and 'Black Swan,' just proved herself to be a lot more patriotic than some of her American counterparts in Hollywood.

Sgt. Scott Moore of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, posted a video on YouTube last month asking Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball in North Carolina this fall, and word finally got around to Kunis, who gladly accepted his invitation.

By Geoffrey Dickens | July 11, 2011 | 5:10 PM EDT

Six out of seven reporters, called on by Barack Obama at today's press conference, asked a question of the President that came from the left and/or blamed Speaker John Boehner and the Republicans for standing in the way of a deal on the debt ceiling.

Ben Feller of the AP, began the trend of questioning when he asked how Obama was going to deal with Republicans who were "adamantly" opposed to tax increases. CBS News' Chip Reid followed with "isn't the problem the people who aren't in the room, and in particular Republican presidential candidates and Republican Tea Partiers on the Hill?"