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By Katie Yoder | February 4, 2016 | 3:16 PM EST

It’s a wonder groundhogs don’t stay underground forever, with abortion activists creating a climate that’s anything but temperate.

On Tuesday, comedian Lizz Winstead wrote a piece for TIME warning about, “The TRAP Set by Anti-Freedom Anti-Abortionists.” To raise awareness of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case on Texas abortion law, Winstead, co-founder of Lady Parts Justice and co-creator of The Daily Show, released a “Groundhog Day” video mocking pro-lifers to make the point that “Sh–t. Is. Real.”

By Matthew Balan | February 4, 2016 | 3:14 PM EST

Liberal pundits on CNN Tonight early on Thursday morning touted how Bernie Sanders spoke about his religious/spiritual views. Van Jones emphasized how Sanders, during the network's Democratic presidential town hall earlier in the evening, "did something tonight that I thought was good...He talked about his own spirituality, and he talked about...how religion and his religious views inform his public views." When Jones wondered if the Vermont Democrat helped his cause, Gloria Borger replied emphatically, "Of course, he helped himself."

By Matt Philbin | February 4, 2016 | 2:59 PM EST

Shhhh! Religion of Peace at Work!

Remember Boko Haram, the African terror group that operates – erroneously, as President Obama never fails to assure us – in the name of Islam? Oh you thought they were finished, done in by Mrs. Obama’s frowny face and the brave #Bringbackourgirls hashtag campaign she launched with the student government wannabes at the State Department? 

By Kristine Marsh | February 4, 2016 | 1:53 PM EST

Just before the filing deadline, BLM activist Deray Mckesson joined the mayoral race in Baltimore on Wednesday evening and the national media took note. Maybe that’s because Mckesson was already the media’s appointed spokesman for the Black Lives Matter movement, being featured everywhere from MSNBC to CNN  to C-Span. What should’ve been a local news story was highlighted by all the major national media outlets, from the Washington Post, to the New York Times, even NBCNews.com, proving that his run has more to do with the media’s fascination with Black Lives Matter than an interest in local politics.

 

By Kyle Drennen | February 4, 2016 | 1:10 PM EST

On Thursday, all three network morning shows touted Hillary Clinton’s performance at CNN’s Democratic town hall event. On NBC’s Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell gushed: “A different side of Hillary Clinton was on display Wednesday night.”

By Scott Whitlock | February 4, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST

Nightline reporters on Wednesday offered a gushing look at Bernie Sanders, hailing the “political revolution” by the socialist senator and praising his presidential campaign as “on fire.” The almost-seven minute segment was devoid of questioning the presidential candidate’s ideology. Instead, journalist David Wright informed viewers, “Integrity and authenticity are words his supporters use.” 

By Matthew Balan | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST

John Llloyd spotlighted how Ted Cruz has picked a fight with the media in a Thursday item for Reuters: "Most Republican contenders take a swing at the media, but Cruz swings more than others." Lloyd pointed out how after his victory in Iowa, Cruz "did not forget to say that it was the American people, not the media, who had chosen him. A supporter emphasized the point by waving a placard in front of the camera, urging viewers — 'Don't believe the liberal media.'" This sign is actually part of a Media Research Center campaign targeting the media's liberal slant.

By Dylan Gwinn | February 4, 2016 | 11:21 AM EST

So, when FS1’s Jason Whitlock spoke about the media using the racial controversy surrounding Cam Newton for “clicks and ratings,” well he just might have been on to something there.

By Scott Whitlock | February 4, 2016 | 11:20 AM EST

Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday battled with ABC’s Tom Llamas after the Good Morning America reporter accused the Republican of using “dirty tricks” against Ben Carson in Iowa. Regarding a press release and a tweet sent out by the Cruz campaign on caucus night, Llamas demanded, “Will you fire or suspend anyone at your campaign for putting out misinformation?...Is it a dirty trick to confuse voters?”

By Mairead McArdle | February 4, 2016 | 11:06 AM EST

Just when you thought the once loveable “Archie” comics could not get any more racy or progressive, they just did.

The CW Television Network is allowing super-producer  Greg Berlanti free range with a new live-action TV series based on the “Riverdale” comics by Archie Comics.

By Tom Blumer | February 4, 2016 | 9:49 AM EST

On Wednesday, Christopher Rugaber at the Associated Press was tasked with covering ADP's morning report on January private-sector payrolls. At 8:15 a.m., the payroll and benefits giant estimated that the economy added 205,000 seasonally adjusted private-sector jobs last month.

Rugaber also attended the 8:30 a.m. conference call which followed the report's release. It's clear that he was on it because his coverage, time-stamped at 9:18 a.m., contains quotes from economist Mark Zandi dealing with a key topic the sunnyside-up Moody's economist addresssed in that call. So why did the AP economics writer fail to report Zandi's acknowledgment that fourth-quarter economic growth, which the government estimated was an annualized 0.7 percent on Friday, could close in on zero in its February or March revision?

By Geoffrey Dickens | February 4, 2016 | 9:30 AM EST

For the liberal media there might not be a greater hate object than Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The consistent conservative’s win in Iowa and rise in the polls will probably mean even more heightened attacks from journalists. Which would be remarkable, given liberals in the chattering class have already compared him to Nazis, the KKK and even pointed a figurative gun to his head.  

By Mark Finkelstein | February 4, 2016 | 8:22 AM EST

Joe Scarborough has denied having it in for Marco Rubio. But on today's Morning Joe, he went on an anti-Rubio rant so protracted that one segment wasn't enough to contain it. Scarborough first called Rubio the "Republican Obama," who's been marketed like a "bag of potato chips," and the "emptiest suit" in the campaign. After a commercial break, Scarborough hectored Rick Santorum, who has just endorsed Rubio, repeatedly challenging him to name Rubio's accomplishments. 

By all means, let's carefully examine the record of all candidates. But for Scarborough to deny that, for whatever reason, he has a grudge against Rubio is a joke. Can anyone remember the last time Joe attacked Hillary or any other prominent Democrat with such sustained vitriol?

By Curtis Houck | February 4, 2016 | 2:12 AM EST

CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger received the first chance to comment on CNN’s Democratic Presidential Town Hall on the late Wednesday edition of CNN Tonight and used the chance to proclaim how a question on ego and humility “lifted the veil on Hillary Clinton” and made for “a very telling moment for me to watch her” discuss being around the “natural” political talent of husband Bill Clinton.

By Tom Blumer | February 3, 2016 | 11:24 PM EST

One of the economy's more important bellwethers has been on a steep year-long decline which shows no signs of abating this year. It's barely news, and much of the sparse reporting seen has been incomplete and sloppy.

Truckinginfo.com reported today that "January was a tough month for truck manufacturers as Class 8 truck orders were down 35% compared to the previous month, according to a preliminary report from ACT Research." This follows a 2015 calendar year during which total orders came in 25 percent lower than 2014. A Google News search indicates that only Reuters and the Wall Street Journal found this information important enough to cover. Reuters might as well not have bothered, given the sloppiness of its report as carried at CNBC: