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By Curtis Houck | February 1, 2016 | 10:14 PM EST

Grasping for straws in the early going of the vote tallying for Monday night’s Iowa caucuses, CNN correspondent Brian Todd exclaimed to viewers about the seemingly simple sorting and counting of votes at one Republican caucus site that he hyped as being beamed “live on international television.”

By Ken Shepherd | February 1, 2016 | 9:23 PM EST

Explaining the difference between how Republican and Democratic caucuses are conducted in Iowa, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow noted that while Republicans tally votes statewide on a one person/one vote system, Democratic caucuses are more complicated and involve physically moving caucus-goers around the caucus room. "In herds," NBC's Brian Williams helpfully offered by way of analogy.

By Curtis Houck | February 1, 2016 | 8:28 PM EST

ABC’s World News Tonight and their fellow newscasts on CBS and NBC went all out on Monday just before the Iowa caucuses, but it was ABC that found it important for viewers to know that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton began her day by giving volunteers donuts and stopping for coffee at a local coffee shop. In Democratic correspondent and Saturday anchor Cecilia Vega’s report, she began by hyping that “Hillary Clinton’s final push” started early by “energizing volunteers first thing this morning” with “donuts in hand.”

By Ken Shepherd | February 1, 2016 | 8:25 PM EST

Liberal CNN pundit and former Barack Obama advisor Van Jones declared the 44th President of the United States the "coolest person ever born" during live Iowa caucus coverage on the network this evening.

By Scott Whitlock | February 1, 2016 | 7:45 PM EST

Speaking for the establishment, MSNBC analyst Nicolle Wallace on Monday announced that D.C. political types have decided they can “live with a President Trump.” But not, apparently, a President Cruz. Wallace, who previously worked for the McCain/Palin ticket, derided, “Ted Cruz's lack of civility toward his colleagues....He was not a very collegial person.” 

By Curtis Houck | February 1, 2016 | 7:33 PM EST

In his return to CBS since retiring from hosting Face the Nation at the end of May 2015, Bob Schieffer chimed in on the 2016 election during Monday’s CBS Evening News and trashed the “nasty, illogical” election as similar to a dysfunctional wedding that’s “half-way through the weird uncle's long, unfunny and embarrassing rehearsal dinner toast.”

By Matthew Balan | February 1, 2016 | 7:07 PM EST

On Monday, CNN's New Day put ABC and NBC's morning newscasts to shame by actually raising the ongoing e-mail scandal during their interview of Hillary Clinton. Alisyn Camerota pointed out "the issue that has bedeviled your campaign," and noted that "your opponents have said that this is...a big deal." She asked, "How do you convince voters today not to be concerned about this?" When Mrs Clinton claimed that "there is nothing new" with the controversy, Camerota underlined that "several media outlets have said that their sources in the FBI say...'something's going to happen.' What does that mean to you?"

By NB Staff | February 1, 2016 | 6:29 PM EST

Most of you guys probably have a favorite candidate or two for the caucus tonight, and so an open thread is probably bound to get rather heated as folks debate the merits of their respective choices. So in our attempt to unite everyone around a common foe, here's a topic starter: What's with Joe Scarborough wearing skinny jeans on air this afternoon?

By Jorge Bonilla | February 1, 2016 | 5:16 PM EST

Former U.S. Treasurer and current Jeb Bush surrogate Rosario Marín goes on Univision's Al Punto, and essentially affirms Jorge Ramos' campaign of racial disqualification against Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

By Kyle Drennen | February 1, 2016 | 5:01 PM EST

After conducting live softball interviews with Hillary Clinton on Monday, NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America both devoted admiring full reports to the Bernie Sanders campaign as well, both touting his “political revolution.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | February 1, 2016 | 4:57 PM EST

Iowa is known for having voters make last minute decisions on caucus day. Andrea Mitchell kept audiences on the edge of their seats while chronicling this internal conflict in one Democrat sophomore college student, Gabe Schabilion. Well the wait is finally over! Gabe announced his final decision on Monday afternoon: “I’ll actually be caucusing for Hillary.” 

By P.J. Gladnick | February 1, 2016 | 4:50 PM EST

If you want Chris Matthews to change his mind, just wait a minute. In just over a minute on Morning Joe today, Matthews changed his election prediction from agreeing with Joe Scarborough that Trump would win the Iowa caucuses and that Bernie Sanders would squeak out a victory to changing his prediction to a win by Hillary Clinton. However, the most fascinating part of his quick change of prediction was his frozen face when put on the spot by Scarborough as weird undulations played out over the surface. A body language expert could have a field day analyzing what was going through the Hardball host's mind while he remained uncharacteristically quiet during his deep think face freeze:


By Tim Graham | February 1, 2016 | 4:35 PM EST

New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick is once again trying to warm up Hillary Clinton’s bitter-cold image with a Saturday story headlined “Some in Iowa Surprised by Hillary Clinton’s Ease With Faith.” As they have since 1992, liberal journalists play the “Methodist card” when they want to imbue their favorite social-justice warrior with a Christian sparkle.

By Ken Shepherd | February 1, 2016 | 2:58 PM EST

Hillary Clinton will win the Iowa caucuses tonight, MSNBC host Chris Matthews predicted as he closed out an interview Monday afternoon with Clinton senior strategist Joel Benenson because "there's going to be a spine there of her supporters" in Iowa and the "Democratic Party is ready for a radical risk" when "they think they can win this one."

By Nicholas Fondacaro | February 1, 2016 | 12:53 PM EST

It only took the State Department to withhold 22 of Hillary Clinton’s emails for the media to report “about how advanced this investigation is” admitted Joe Scarborough on Monday’s Morning Joe. “Is it safe to talk about it now?” Scarborough recalled, referring to a conversation he had with a network executive.