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By Mark Finkelstein | May 14, 2015 | 7:57 AM EDT

Is Jesus a Bernie Sanders fan?  Could be, if you believe Howard Dean.  On today's Morning Joe, Dean claimed that "if you look at the red-letter version of the Bible, Jesus was probably to the left of the Democratic party."

Dean's declaration came in the context of a discussion of yesterday's forum on poverty in which President Obama and AEI President Arthur Brooks participated.  Question: is Dean confusing the establishment of faceless government bureaucracies that can entrap people in dependency with the kind of personal caring for the downtrodden that Christ commanded?

By Scott Whitlock | May 13, 2015 | 2:49 PM EDT

In what would traditionally be considered a gaffe, Barack Obama on Tuesday attacked those who send their children to private schools and play at "private clubs." (The President does both.) ABC, CBS and NBC avoided Obama's questionable comments, despite eight hours of available air time. In a speech, Obama derided, "Kids start going to private schools. Kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks." MSNBC's Joe Scarborough mocked the President: "Is this a self-critique against himself, mistakes he's made?" 

By Tim Graham | May 13, 2015 | 9:24 AM EDT

Daily Caller gossip Betsy Rothstein wrote that MSNBC host Ed Schultz drew hostile remarks from an Obama-appointed judge in federal court in the nation's capital. Schultz is being sued by NBC producer Michael Queen for breach of partnership. Queen claims he helped Big Ed get his MSNBC show.

Judge Beryl Howell began proceeding by "giving Schultz a spanking" for being rude to her courtroom staff: 

By Mark Finkelstein | May 13, 2015 | 8:38 AM EDT

If you love the smell of liberal infighting in the morning, today's Morning Joe was must-see TV. The MSM is reluctant to report it, but you might say that a trade war has broken out among liberal Dems, and it's getting personal. A few days ago, criticizing Elizabeth Warren for opposing his TPP trade bill, President Obama said that “the truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else.” Yesterday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, also a TPP opponent, said that Obama had thereby been "direspectful" to Warren, suggesting he had been sexist.

Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said that once Brown had a chance to look at his comments, he expected that Brown would "find a way to apologize."

By Kyle Drennen | May 12, 2015 | 4:31 PM EDT

On her Monday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell gushed over Cuba's Communist dictator possibly heading "back to Church" and returning to "his Jesuit roots" after a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican: "Cuba's president Raul Castro is praising Pope Francis for helping to thaw relations between U.S. and Cuba....he said that the Pontiff inspired him to consider returning to the Catholic Church."

By Scott Whitlock | May 12, 2015 | 4:21 PM EDT

A Cuban cancer treatment is coming to the United States and all MSNBC's Thomas Roberts could worry about is if America will "ruin" the drug. On Tuesday, Roberts hyped the possibilities of Cimavax, which fights lung cancer. Talking to Dr. Kelvin Lee of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Roberts fretted, "...The Cubans have created a drug that costs the government about a dollar per shot, which is unheard of in the cancer treatment. Will the American market ruin it?" 

By Alatheia Larsen | May 12, 2015 | 12:42 PM EDT

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd announced on Sunday they were starting a new series called "Meet the Money: The Billionaire Donors." They started with GOP-backing Sheldon Adelson. When will they get to George Soros?

In an effort to revitalize and unify the far-left Democratic party, progressives have relied on the very thing they often criticize -- the deep pockets of a billionaire supporter. Agenda supporters were linked to at least $159 million dollars in donations or political contributions from Soros.

By Scott Whitlock | May 12, 2015 | 11:57 AM EDT

An angry Chris Matthews on Monday flipped on Jeb Bush, abandoning the man he'd previously cheered for having the "guts" to stand up to conservatives. Matthews raged against the potential Republican candidate for insisting he would make the same decision on Iraq as his brother, George W. Bush. The cable anchor fumed over "this strange, weird, desperate behavior of Jeb Bush." 

By Mark Finkelstein | May 12, 2015 | 8:52 AM EDT

Hey Barack? Yes, Your Royal Majesty! Look, know what I said about coming to that thing at your place? Of course, oh Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Not going to make it--turns out I have to rearrange my stallion's sock drawer.

On today's Morning Joe, Andrea Mitchell acknowledged the undeniable: that the last-minute decision by Saudi King Salman not to attend the White House summit, after previously having informed John Kerry that he would be there, was such an "in your face" snub, so embarrassing to Kerry and the Obama White House, that "I don't see any way that they can spin it."

By Mark Finkelstein | May 11, 2015 | 7:47 PM EDT

What a shame: if only the economy had been better, the rioters would have had more name-brand stores to burn.

Seriously, this had to be one of the strangest statements to come out of the Baltimore riots. On this evening's Ed Show, Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant complained that because of economic "disenfranchisement," the rioters "could only find one anchor store in that neighborhood" to destroy.

By Bryan Ballas | May 8, 2015 | 2:56 PM EDT

If there is one thing liberals in the media love it is exploitation. If there's another thing the leftist media loves it is promoting abortion. One should not be surprised then to see MSNBC's Thomas Roberts exploit the rape of a 10-year-old girl to call for the abortion of her child.

Roberts kicked off the topic by noting, "Human rights [are] organizations calling on officials in Paraguay to allow a 10-year-old, let me repeat, a 10-year-old rape victim to end her pregnancy."

By Scott Whitlock | May 8, 2015 | 11:57 AM EDT

NBC's Today show, Friday, was silent on David Cameron and the British Conservative Party sweeping to a surprise victory in Thursday's election. Perhaps the network's journalists don't want to be reminded of their botched predictions. On Sunday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd declared the race between the Conservative Cameron and Ed Miliband, the atheist, socialist Labour Party leader, as "too close to call." Already imagining a Tory loss, Todd declared, "There's been commentary that if Cameron loses, the Republican Party ought to learn something from that."