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By Curtis Houck | | February 23, 2017 | 5:10 PM EST

Among the highlights for the first day of CPAC 2017, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus doubled down on their attacks against the media as the former referred to them as “the opposition party” having been “dead wrong” about the election to the point that life will “get worse every day” as the administration implements their agenda.

By Randy Hall | | February 23, 2017 | 5:04 PM EST

For many years, liberal pundit Alan Colmes often provided the “balanced” part of the Fox News Channel motto of being “Fair and Balanced.” That came to abrupt end when the 66-year-old former stand-up comedian, radio host and co-host of the Hannity & Colmes weeknight news and interview program passed away after a brief illness on Thursday.

By P.J. Gladnick | | February 23, 2017 | 4:40 PM EST

Now that it has dawned on most of the leftwing opponents of President Trump that removing him from office via impeachment or the 25th amendment is very unlikely, what is left for them? Well, Jo Confino of the Huffington Post recommends consulting the writings of a Zen master for advice. Unfortunately, the recommendations offer little solace for the exceedingly angry diehard leftists as we shall see:

By Tom Johnson | | February 23, 2017 | 4:29 PM EST

CPAC, currently going on just outside the Beltway in National Harbor, Maryland, has changed along with the conservative movement, believes Matthew Yglesias. Old-school CPAC, Yglesias contended in a Wednesday piece, was philosophically driven, populated by the sort of activists who “helped [Ronald] Reagan mount a primary challenge to incumbent President Gerald Ford.” In the past fifteen-plus years, however, it has become “to a substantial extent a live version of the conservative entertainment experience that one could also get on cable or on the radio.” In other words, it's now Donald Trump's CPAC, which “reflect[s] the reality” that conservatives are “older, whiter, and less educated than the population at large and [are] filled with a keen sense of nostalgia for the good old days.”

By Geoffrey Dickens | | February 23, 2017 | 4:16 PM EST

While many across the country are either happy with Donald Trump’s pace or are frustrated that more hasn’t gotten done (like the repeal of Obama Care) that isn’t the case with the Inside-the-Beltway bubble reporters seen on Wednesday night’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show. Substitute host and Time contributing editor Jon Meacham invited on his fellow liberal reporters to complain that Trump’s first few weeks in office have already “exhausted” America and “confused” the world. 

By Scott Whitlock | | February 23, 2017 | 3:59 PM EST

The New York Times’s liberal columnist Charles Blow railed against the very idea of “reaching out to Donald Trump voters,” dismissing it as impossible considering how “backward-thinking” and bigoted his voters are. In a February 23 screed entitled “The Death of Compassion,” Blow compared, “Just like Donald Trump’s path to victory, Reagan’s was strewn with racial hostilities and prejudicial lies.”

By James Powers | | February 23, 2017 | 3:45 PM EST

Columnists and editorial boards of national news outlets hope President Donald Trump will institute taxation of carbon dioxide, citing “prominent” Republican support for such “climate action.” In February, The New York Times editorial board, a Washington Post columnist, Time magazine and a CNN.com opinion columnist all ran pieces endorsing a carbon tax. Post columnist Robert Samuelson cried “two cheers for a carbon tax” in his headline. In order to sell the idea, the media used descriptions like “blue-collar climate plan” and labeled it a tax that “could win over” Trump. The general premise of a carbon tax is that energy companies will be taxed for every ton of carbon they emit, making the price of carbon based energy increase and the demand decrease. 

By Katie Yoder | | February 23, 2017 | 2:05 PM EST

Teen magazines targeting young women are no longer about make-up application, fashion tips or crushes. No, now they’ve found a more lucrative topic: abortion. Earlier this month, Teen Vogue rightfully came under fire after publishing “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion.” Conservative media and teenagers alike challenged the story that recommended teens give presents to their friends after having an abortion – from signing up as an abortion clinic escort to gifting an “angry uterus” heating pad. But the story is just one of many. 

By Kristine Marsh | | February 23, 2017 | 1:41 PM EST

Thursday’s New Day on CNN started off the morning with a shouting match between CNN conservative pundit Kayleigh McEnany and three CNN liberals over Trump’s reversal of last year’s Obama mandate on transgender school bathrooms. McEnany defended the decision, while “Republican” commentator Ana Navarro, former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, and even host Alisyn Camerota attacked McEnany as “cruelly” “discriminating” against “fragile” children.

By Sarah Stites | | February 23, 2017 | 1:23 PM EST

Celebrities have been protesting Donald Trump’s administration regularly since the inauguration. This week, transgender issues have been the focus of their energy. Last May, the LGBT community rejoiced when President Obama directed public schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms of their choice. But on Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it would roll back that policy, shifting sovereignty on the issue to the states.

By Scott Whitlock | | February 23, 2017 | 12:12 PM EST

In the midst of hyping the “town hall fury” against Donald Trump and his administration, CBS on Thursday recalled that back in 2009, Barack Obama dismissed protests against him as “manufactured.” Co-host Norah O’Donnell played a clip of Sean Spicer talking about liberal outrage: “But there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there.” 

By Clay Waters | | February 23, 2017 | 11:22 AM EST

New York Times reporter Vivian Yee made the front page with the paper’s favorite liberal hobbyhorse, illegal immigration, or as the Times now puts it, “undocumented.” It's the issue the paper is most aggressively liberal on, and the fearful tone of the piece is captured in the headline, which skips journalistic objectivity in favor of emotionalism: “Migrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner.’”

By Kyle Drennen | | February 23, 2017 | 11:18 AM EST

On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer accused Donald Trump of reversing an Obama administration school transgender policy just to appease conservative activists gathering at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference: “Or is the timing more tied to the fact that CPAC starts today? Conservatives around the country coming for a victory party and he wants to fire up that base.”

By Brad Wilmouth | | February 23, 2017 | 10:26 AM EST

CNN's New Day on Thursday devoted its first segment to fretting over President Donald Trump reversing the Obama administration directive giving transgender students the right to use whatever restrooms they wish as the Trump move was labeled "controversial" and one that was "denying students rights" and "tearing at the social fabric of the country." No one seemed concerned that girls and women might be denied the right to have their own restrooms if men and boys are allowed to pretend to be women and demand entry. CNN's Chris Cuomo also oddly stated that, after the Supreme Court decision mandating that same-sex marriage be recognized nationwide, "everyone celebrated" the ruling as he fretted the absence of legislation codifying it.

By Kristine Marsh | | February 23, 2017 | 10:14 AM EST

Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America, the show led with protests outside the White House over last night’s decision to reverse an Obama era law on transgender bathrooms. In 2016, President Obama had threatened to withdraw federal funding from schools who did not comply with letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice. Late Wednesday night, President Trump reversed that order, and ABC spent their first three stories hyping the anger and dismay at the decision.