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By Scott Whitlock | March 1, 2012 | 12:27 PM EST

The three networks have, thus far, skipped Tuesday's revelation by Energy Secretary Steven Chu that the "overall goal" of the Obama administration isn't to get gas prices down. This is despite the fact that ABC, NBC and CBS have previously focused on the rising gasoline prices in general.

Politico reported, Tuesday, "The Energy Department isn't working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe."

By Ken Shepherd | March 1, 2012 | 11:24 AM EST

Ten days ago I noted how the Washington Post had its editorial knives out against the so-called Tebow bill, a piece of legislation in the Virginia General Assembly that would require public high schools in the Old Dominion to allow homeschoolers to try out for varsity sports teams. I noted that in three separate occasions, the Post editorialized against the bill. There were, however, no op-eds written by a supporter of the bill.

Fast forward to today, as the Post's Anita Kumar is reporting a Virginia Senate panel has killed the bill. I ran a quick check of the Nexis database and found no change since February 20 on reporting on the "Tebow bill." That is to say, in the three weeks that this issue has been presented to Post readers, the paper at no time offered readers with an op-ed in defense of the legislation. Sure, a handful of pro-Tebow bill letters-to-the-editor were published, but no full-length opinion piece by a sponsor of the bill or a homeschooler was published for the benefit of Post readers.

By Noel Sheppard | March 1, 2012 | 10:48 AM EST

John McCain Wednesday endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio to be the Republican nominee for Vice President this November.

This was in response to Jay Leno's question regarding the matter on NBC's Tonight Show (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Brent Bozell | March 1, 2012 | 10:12 AM EST

Today we have a lost a truly brilliant mind and a tireless warrior for the conservative movement. Andrew was one of the few good guys who knew Hollywood inside and out. He coupled that knowledge with the creativity and passion that has become his trademark, offering it for the cause that he so believed in. The entire Breitbart family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

By Noel Sheppard | March 1, 2012 | 10:09 AM EST

It's been three and a half years since John McCain asked Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential campaign, but liberal media members still can't accept it.

On Wednesday's Tonight Show, host Jay Leno - for what must be approaching the millionth time - challenged the Arizona Senator for his decision (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By NB Staff | March 1, 2012 | 10:04 AM EST

Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu has admitted something that conservatives have long suspected about the Obama Administration: It doesn't really care about the skyrocketing cost of energy.

In remarks to a congressional committee, Chu stated that "the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy" when asked if lowering gas prices was the Administration's top goal:

By Matthew Sheffield | March 1, 2012 | 9:35 AM EST

This morning the unexpected news came that conservative internet publisher Andrew Breitbart has passed away. His business manager Larry Solov has posted the following announcement on websites affiliated with Breitbart. [This is a developing story, see below for statements from his former boss Matt Drudge, Brent Bozell, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Michelle Malkin.]

By NB Staff | March 1, 2012 | 9:33 AM EST

The crew from MRCTV headed to heart of New York City to see what passers-by thought of the Media Research Center's two giant 'Don't Believe the Liberal Media' billboards in Times Square. Considering New York is the center of the liberal media universe, the response from average New Yorkers was quite positive. Take a look after the jump:

By Clay Waters | March 1, 2012 | 6:48 AM EST

London-based New York Times reporter Alan Cowell sympathized with the British off-shoot of Occupy Wall Street on Wednesday: "British Authorities Demolish Protest Camp at St. Paul's Cathedral."

Moving after midnight, bailiffs supported by police officers dismantled a tent encampment outside St. Paul's Cathedral here early Tuesday, ending a four-month protest that caused tension within the Church of England and resonated with Britons opposed to what they see as runaway capitalist greed.

By Tom Blumer | February 29, 2012 | 11:36 PM EST

It wouldn't take more than a nanosecond for the establishment press and TV talking heads to rip into any white political candidate -- Democrat or Republican -- who carved out a web site devoted to "Whites for Candidate X."

About a week ago, President Obama, with his powers of incumbency in tow, decided to revive something he created back in 2007: "African-Americans for Obama." And, as seen in the Obama video which appears at the site and in what appears to be a new twist, the Obama campaign is driving a Mack through the alleged wall of separation between church and state by finding so-called "congregation captains" to maximize African-American support on his behalf. As would unfortunately be expected, the press has not covered campaign's move; A Google News search on "African Americans for Obama" (in quotes) returns only 17 results, only four of which are arguably mainstream media items.

By Noel Sheppard | February 29, 2012 | 6:25 PM EST

Less than 24 hours after Salon's Joan Walsh trashed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, she was invited on MSNBC to attack him and his colleagues further.

Appearing on Hardball, Walsh said of the GOP, "They’re writing off women, they're writing off Latinos, they’re writing off Asians, they’re writing off young people. It’s really the party of old white men basically" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Ken Shepherd | February 29, 2012 | 6:04 PM EST

Former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is infamous for counseling to "never let a serious crisis go to waste."

Well, self-confessed Second Amendment foe Alex Wagner seems determined to not let Monday's deadly school shooting go to waste. For a third day in a row, Wagner complained about the nation's political climate when it comes to gun control legislation, even as Wagner seems to concede that new legislation would do little if anything to prevent school shootings from actually happening.

By Matt Hadro | February 29, 2012 | 6:03 PM EST

John F. Kennedy may be a hallowed name within Democrat circles, but CNN's Soledad O'Brien seemed to argue Wednesday that he is revered among Catholics too, so much so that they won't vote for a candidate who attacks him.

After Tuesday night's Michigan GOP primary, O'Brien tried to get Rick Santorum's press secretary to admit that the candidate lost Catholic voters in the state because he attacked former President John F. Kennedy for saying the church had no role in the policy of the state. 

By Scott Whitlock | February 29, 2012 | 5:43 PM EST

According to MSNBC's Tamron Hall on Wednesday, a Catholic priest denying Communion to a lesbian in Maryland is an example of "the very reason so many young people are turned off or are cautious about religion when you see moments like this."

The News Nation program featured a one-sided take on the story, which was given front page play by the liberal Washington Post. Hall interviewed Barbara Johnson, the woman involved and then featured Michael Smerconish to criticize the Priest for only choosing to deny Communion to the gay woman: "What about someone who’s in the church who’s utilizing contraception, someone who is supportive of the death penalty, someone who is prone toward profanity or maybe even living in sin?"

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 29, 2012 | 5:33 PM EST

In a recent article on,  Jonathan Allen laughably labeled two out of three soon-to-be retired Democratic senators -- Joseph Lieberman(I-Conn.)* and Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) -- alongside Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine).   Allen did correctly label the retiring Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) as a moderate, a tag that makes more sense given his voting record. [h/t e-mail tipster James Harper]

Reporting in the wake of Tuesday's announcement that Snowe is retiring, Allen created the illusion that along with Lieberman, Conrad and Nelson, centrism in the Senate is being dealt a blow.