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By Karen Townsend | February 11, 2016 | 11:22 PM EST

Popular celeb tattoo artist Kat Von D guest stars in CBS’s Life in Pieces Valentine’s Day episode titled “Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant.” Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), hoping to surprise Heather (Betsy Brandt) with a Valentine’s Day gesture of a tattoo, visits a tattoo shop with a design in mind. He intends to have “I heart Heather” inked onto his shoulder but walks out with “I heart Heater” instead. Oops.

By Brad Wilmouth | February 11, 2016 | 10:37 PM EST

As GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich appeared as a guest on Thursday's Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN, host Burnett hit him from the left on his support for defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio and, alluding to his desire to win the votes of moderate Democrats and independents, pressed him on whether his conservative views on abortion would cause him to lose. Burnett: "According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, though, 60 percent -- nearly 60 percent of independents support funding Planned Parenthood. Is your conservative stance on abortion -- which clearly is a personal and passionate one for you -- worth losing over?"

By Curtis Houck | February 11, 2016 | 9:56 PM EST

After having started off with a number of surprisingly solid questions in Thursday’s PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate, co-moderator Gwen Ifill wondered to socialist Senator Bernie Sanders if he’s concerned that he “will be the instrument of thwarting history” if he defeats Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary as part of her second campaign to be the first female president.

By Curtis Houck | February 11, 2016 | 9:00 PM EST

In the Thursday evening newscasts ahead of the PBS Democratic Presidential Debate, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC largely focused on spinning the Congressional Black Caucus PAC’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton as “a major endorsement” and sign of “new momentum” following socialist Senator Bernie Sanders winning New Hampshire. 

By Ken Shepherd | February 11, 2016 | 8:52 PM EST

Last October, after about six months of dawdling, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally came out with an endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. Yet on tonight's Hardball, anchor Chris Matthews made it sound like the mayor probably wishes he had his old campaign-manager job back and was Hillary's "Mickey in the corner" at every debate.

By Matthew Balan | February 11, 2016 | 6:10 PM EST

Carol Costello spotlighted a young leftist's disdain for Hillary Clinton on Thursday's CNN Newsroom: "I talked to one young feminist — young woman — who said Hillary Clinton is just an old, white, rich person. Why should I listen to her? And that sounds really harsh, but young people are gravitating around Bernie Sanders because they like his idealistic message."

By Mark Finkelstein | February 11, 2016 | 5:54 PM EST

Any would-be Republican presidential candidate who had--hanging around his neck--all the scandals and investigations that surround Hillary Clinton, would likely not have the chutzpah to throw his hat into the ring. He'd know that the MSM would create such a toxic environment that his candidacy would never have a chance of getting off the ground. 

And so it is somewhere between amusing and outrageous to hear Mark Halperin claim, as he did on today's With All Due Respect, that the press is "biased against" Hillary Clinton. Granted, Halperin did so in the context of discussing this evening's Dem debate between Hillary and Bernie Sanders. As between those two, might the MSM lean towards Sanders, as the further-left candidate? Could be. But if Hillary wins the nomination, does Halperin doubt that the press will be pulling for Clinton against the Republican? Some bias!

By Tom Blumer | February 11, 2016 | 5:28 PM EST

The Federal Reserve, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and the ever-cooperative Associated Press have a message for America: "If there's an economic downturn, even one that turns into a recession, it's going to be the rest of the world's fault. The U.S. economy is fine, and it will stay fine if everybody else doesn't ruin it."

As the AP's Martin Crutsinger reported today ("YELLEN: TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS"), Yellen told members of the Senate Banking Committee that, in Crutsinger's words, "that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy," and that the Fed will wait until its next meeting to see "how much economic weakness and falling markets around the world have hamstrung U.S. growth." Folks, to "hamstring" growth, you've got to have growth, and the best estimates at the moment are telling us that at the end of last year there either wasn't any, or that it barely existed.

By Scott Whitlock | February 11, 2016 | 4:55 PM EST

Unlike the apparently civil Democrats, the Republican primary in South Carolina is a historically “nasty” affair “going back to Richard Nixon.” That’s according to MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell on Thursday. Talking to Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza, she lectured, “South Carolina Republican primary is so different from the Democratic primary.” 

By Jorge Bonilla | February 11, 2016 | 4:44 PM EST

Univision News elicits amnesty promises from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

By Ken Shepherd | February 11, 2016 | 4:07 PM EST

Politico On Media writer Peter Sterne got his hands on a February 11 memo by Gawker Media executive editor John Cook sent to staff urging them to be sure to disclose in their articles if they've given money to the politician(s) they're reporting on.

By Kyle Drennen | February 11, 2016 | 3:53 PM EST

Both CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today on Thursday devoted lengthy segments to fretting over Hillary Clinton’s failure to gain support among young female voters. Hosts on the two network morning shows wrung their hands while discussing how Clinton was “trounced” in New Hampshire by Bernie Sanders due to her “surprising struggle” to win over women.

By Kristine Marsh | February 11, 2016 | 3:39 PM EST

The city of San Diego in California recently released an eighty-one page manual for city employees with a section forbidding certain “gender biased” language. Sure enough, just in time for President's Day, one of these offensive gendered phrases was none other than “Founding Fathers.” The story was covered by conservative media and briefly by Fox Business but the other two cable networks CNN and MSNBC completely ignored the story.

By Katie Yoder | February 11, 2016 | 3:08 PM EST

The media (with a few exceptions) slammed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson when he revealed that he and singer Ciara are abstaining from sex while dating. But the couple are still strong in their convictions, according to Ciara in a recent interview.

Last summer, in an interview with the Rock Church, Wilson explained how (with some help from God) the couple made the decision to practice abstinence. 

By Mairead McArdle | February 11, 2016 | 2:44 PM EST

Twitter users may clam up a little after hearing about a decision by an L.A. Superior Court allowing outspoken conservative Hollywood celebrity James Woods to proceed with a defamation lawsuit against a man who tweeted Woods was a “cocaine addict.”

Anonymous twitter user "Abe List," whose social media profiles say he is a Harvard-educated partner at an L.A.-based private equity firm tweeted in response to Woods’ conservative tweets,  “Cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting."