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By Ken Shepherd | May 9, 2012 | 4:16 PM EDT

"A labor union with strong ties to President Obama is helping make the Occupy Wall Street movement a more permanent fixture in the nation's capital, moving Occupy DC into office space the group can use to organize and grow through the presidential election," Aubrey Whelan of the Washington Examiner reported last night. 

"The Service Employees International Union [SEIU], one of Obama's most vocal supporters among labor groups, is paying $4,000 a month for three offices the Occupy protesters will use for at least the next six months to plan future demonstrations, organize and host workshops," Whelan noted, adding that the office space is within the headquarters of the liberal Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). "Occupiers moved into their new digs Monday" and "[t]he SEIU will pay the rent for six months," Whelan noted, citing IPS director John Cavanagh.

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 9, 2012 | 4:01 PM EDT

While appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman, Mika Brzezinski took time to share her fondest memories growing up in a liberal household with father Zbignew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Carter.  Brzezinski described the upheaval in her life when her father was appointed to Carter’s staff, saying that, “It happened overnight, and all of a sudden we were going to the White House all the time and traveling around the world because my parents believed it was important to do everything together...." 

By Matthew Sheffield | May 9, 2012 | 3:17 PM EDT

After vice president Joe Biden stated that he supported gay marriage and provoked a media and public firestorm, President Obama just moments ago made it official that he supports the idea as well.

Do you see his announcement as having any bearing on the presidential election due to black or Hispanic socially conservative Democrats being disenchanted with Obama or would such individuals vote Obama anyway?

The liberal press clearly are going to be positively beside themselves over the announcement as well so stay tuned for some particularly egregious media bias.

By Geoffrey Dickens | May 9, 2012 | 2:53 PM EDT

ABC’s Good Morning America treated last night’s loss of long-time serving Republican Senator Richard Lugar, to the more conservative Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock, as a sad sign of the end of bi-partisanship. In the 7am half-hour of Wednesday’s show, ABC’s Josh Elliott declared Lugar’s loss was an “earthquake of great degree” and eulogized Lugar as a senator who was “well-known for his willingness to reach across party lines.” Later on in the 8am half-hour Elliott called Lugar’s loss “a massive political headline” as he reported: “A long time voice of bipartisanship...has been defeated.”

CNN’s Erin Burnett, on last night’s edition of Outfront, also cast the Mourdock victory as a bad omen for Washington, as she worried, “So are the only people willing to find the middle ground disappearing from Washington...This is pretty tragic that we have gotten to this point where working together is a negative thing.” (Video after the jump)

By Clay Waters | May 9, 2012 | 2:49 PM EDT

New York Times "global health correspondent" Donald McNeil Jr. made a rare trip to Cuba and filed a report praising the Communist island's handling of the AIDS epidemic for Tuesday's "A Regime's Tight Grip on AIDS – In Cuba, rigorous testing, education, and free condoms help keep the epidemic in check." Conspiciously absent from that headline, especially for a newspaper that prides itself on defending civil liberties, were the involuntary quarantines of AIDS patients that took place in Cuba until 1993.

McNeil also downplayed concerns about the sanitarium prisons for AIDS patients ("life inside was not brutal"), a policy the Times would no doubt find dangerous and repellent if done in America. He also praised Cuba's "universal health care" and free condoms and credited "socialism" for Cuba's success.

By Matt Hadro | May 9, 2012 | 2:42 PM EDT

After his recent bout with CNN's Piers Morgan, Jonah Goldberg came back for more fireworks on Tuesday's Piers Morgan Tonight. He accused Morgan of a double standard and took him to task over his lack of journalistic integrity, and Morgan fired back in defense.

Goldberg took to his blog after the April 30 interview to rip Morgan as a partisan hack who was "carrying water for the Democrats." He stood by his words on Tuesday, telling his host "you kept carrying water for the Obama perspective in a way that struck a lot of people as sort of one-sided and unfair, and you weren't listening to the actual answers I was giving."

By Tim Graham | May 9, 2012 | 2:34 PM EDT

Rabid left-wing talk show host Mike Malloy (heard across the nation on Sirius XM Left) not only insisted on Tuesday that Mitt Romney is suggesting Mormonism taught him to be a lying “SOB..not worth the power to blow you to hell.” Malloy expressed wonder a mob didn’t “string him up right there” as he spoke in Cleveland.

In that same first hour of Tuesday night’s show, Malloy verbally assaulted Billy Graham as “g–damn senile” (so senile he’d eat furniture) for supporting North Carolina’s traditional-marriage ballot initiative.

By Scott Whitlock | May 9, 2012 | 1:23 PM EDT

Good Morning America's Martha Raddatz on Wednesday turned the program into something out of Entertainment Tonight, fawning over the "cool," popular Hillary Clinton who "doesn't care what people think." Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos enthused, "The Secretary of State has been sporting a new look these days. No makeup. No contacts. No blowouts."

Stephanopoulos, who previously worked for Mrs. Clinton's husband when he was in the White House, introduced the puff piece this way: "She is doing what she wants how she wants and seems to be having a great time doing it." As though she were interviewing Justin Bieber, Raddatz raved, "Let's face it, Hillary is cool. Trending. From the dancing and drinking photos during her trip to Colombia, to the iconic shot of the secretary texting on her C-17." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

By Ken Shepherd | May 9, 2012 | 1:08 PM EDT

If you had any doubts that the liberal media are doing their level best this year to shield the public from embarrassing news developments pertaining to President Obama, you need look no further than the strange tale of federal prison inmate #11593-051, Keith Judd, who gave President Obama a run for his money in yesterday's West Virginia Democratic presidential primary.

The quadrennial presidential vanity candidate who is serving out a 17-year sentence for extortion garnered more than 40 percent of the state's primary votes, well above the 15 percent threshold to secure at least one delegate at the national convention in Charlotte this summer. Keep in mind that West Virginia's primary is closed, meaning this is not a matter of Republican voters casting mischief votes to embarrass the president.  So how did the broadcast network mornings shows -- NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning -- deal with what at the very least is a head-turning watercooler story? They didn't. All three networks ignored the story.

By Jeffrey Meyer | May 9, 2012 | 12:28 PM EDT

Following the overwhelming passage of Amendment 1 in North Carolina on Tuesday night, Piers Morgan brought on the president of the Family Research Council to attack him over his stance on same-sex marriage.  In typical Morgan fashion, Piers chose not to conduct a fair interview but instead attack Perkins.

The interview started out with Morgan asking Tony why he is, "so implacably opposed to two loving people getting married?"  Throughout the interview, Perkins provided consistent and fact-based arguments for his opposition to gay marriage, something Morgan would have none of.   

By Kyle Drennen | May 9, 2012 | 11:54 AM EDT

As Matt Lauer went after Mitt Romney over comments about the auto bailout on Wednesday's NBC Today, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham took the morning show host and his colleagues to task: "Matt, as much as the Democrats, and maybe even you at times, want to turn this into a referendum on Romney, this is Romney running against an incumbent president who has a record that the media ought to start talking about and that the media also wants to avoid." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

By Brent Bozell | May 9, 2012 | 11:19 AM EDT

Today NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell applauded Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) for calling for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) to be permanently defunded of taxpayer subsidies.

Said Bozell in a statement released today:

By Matthew Sheffield | May 9, 2012 | 11:10 AM EDT

The Obama Palace Guard is waging a losing battle to suppress the truth in a new ad from Americans for Prosperity, which explains how more than $2 billion in “stimulus” money went to foreign companies.

The “Wasteful Spending” ad, airing in 8 states with a media buy of $6.1 million, has also drawn criticism from the self-styled arbiters of political truth at the Washington Post.

You can imagine why: Obama promised the “stimulus” would “create or save” millions of American jobs, but with election day now less than six months away and millions more Americans jobless than before Obama took office, an ad questioning why Obama sent tax dollars to foreign companies really undermines the  campaign's efforts to distract people.

By Noel Sheppard | May 9, 2012 | 11:04 AM EDT

On NBC’s Tonight Show Tuesday, host Jay Leno battled former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) about the value of ObamaCare.

By the end of the debate, the former Republican presidential candidate marvelously got Leno to admit that he wouldn’t want the government running his television program (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Clay Waters | May 9, 2012 | 10:54 AM EDT

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane got in a little food fight with Ariel Kaminer, the Ethicist columnist for the paper's Sunday Magazine, over Kaminer's much-hyped essay contest in which readers were invited to defend the unenlightened, outdated, just plain bizarre practice of...eating meat?

Populist impatience with his paper's righteous liberal fussiness seeped out of Brisbane's copy: "The case for eating meat, as presented in The Times, is a pretty narrow one. If you can crawl through the eye of the needle with your in vitro burger in hand, you may feel free to chow down in good conscience." Proving his point, the winner of the popular vote was an essay from the founder of PETA, a vegetarian.