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By Mark Finkelstein | January 29, 2016 | 7:48 AM EST

With news of the death of Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, let's borrow a line from another group of the late '60s, Buffalo Springfield: "there's something happening here." What it is ain't exactly clear, but it doesn't seem to bode well for Hillary Clinton.

Today's Morning Joe featured an ominous exchange between Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin. The notion was that a variety of sources--from a senior network exec, to top Obama admin officials, to FBI agents--are saying the same thing: the FBI investigation of Hillary is much further along than most people realize. Listen to Halperin: "the body language among some Obama administration officials is, this is more serious, and something's going to happen."

By Tim Graham | January 29, 2016 | 7:29 AM EST

Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple isn’t subtle in describing an exodus of top staffers from Politico. His headline is “Politico Implodes.” It sounds like an internal battle with the boss, Robert Allbritton, as Politico seeks to expand its reach.

"In what can be described only as a cataclysm in Beltway media, CEO Jim VandeHei is leaving Politico, the eight-year-old politics website that shook up Washington journalism...And in what can be described only as a mega-cataclysm, Politico Chief White House correspondent Mike Allen is joining VandeHei in rushing toward the exits of Politico’s Rosslyn headquarters."

By Curtis Houck | January 29, 2016 | 3:17 AM EST

By virtue of its late-night time slot, ABC’s Nightline received the first crack among the major broadcast networks at reacting to Thursday’s Republican presidential debate and, as per the liberal media’s pattern, made all candidates not named Donald Trump an afterthought as three minutes and 34 seconds out of the six-minute-and-58-second segment were devoted to Trump and his boycott of the debate.

By Curtis Houck | January 29, 2016 | 2:20 AM EST

CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger was one of eight panelists on CNN’s post-Republican presidential debate coverage late Thursday and, at one point, expressed her distaste for Senator Marco Rubio’s debate performance as “quite intense,” “too tense for the format,” and “frozen.” Prior to that, Borger ruled just past the 11:35 p.m. Eastern mark that, with Donald Trump boycotting the debate, “Cruz had the target on his back tonight, though, and I don’t think he weathered it all that well.”

By Scott Whitlock | January 29, 2016 | 12:54 AM EST

An irritated Chris Matthews on Thursday lashed out at Chris Christie for referring to abortion as “murder.” In a live, post-debate edition of Hardball, Matthews couldn’t even wrap his mind around the concept, sputtering, “And, by the way, calling abortion murder? Under the law?  Is that what he’s talking about?” 

By Curtis Houck | January 29, 2016 | 12:09 AM EST

While Thursday night’s GOP debate was still on-going, NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word and hyped that Donald Trump events like the one he held instead of attending the debate have a “sort of like this rock concert feel” while the latest Republican presidential debate felt like it was “low energy” instead.

By Tom Blumer | January 28, 2016 | 11:55 PM EST

The Associated Press may be down to one person in the whole wide world who will tell its economics reporters what they want to hear when the federal government releases economic data. That's what you almost have to conclude after reading the wire service's reports on two of Thursday's major releases, namely last week's initial unemployment claims and December's durable goods orders and shipments.

The only outside source AP reporters Christopher Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger consulted in their respective reports about initial claims and durables was one Ian Shepherdson, chief economist with Pantheon Macroeconomics. Naturally, Sheperdson was sunnyside-up despite relatively troubling news in each area.

By Brad Wilmouth | January 28, 2016 | 11:46 PM EST

As Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah appeared as a guest on Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin almost begged him to speak negatively of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz as Chaffetz explained why he chose to endorse Marco Rubio in the race. After asserting there was "negativity swirling around" Cruz, the CNN host pleaded for him to give her a negative reason for why he did not choose to endorse Cruz. Baldwin: "Why not Ted Cruz? Give me something. I mean, I see this look in your eye."

By Scott Whitlock | January 28, 2016 | 11:26 PM EST

During Thursday’s Republican debate, Fox News allowed a Bernie Sanders supporter to grill GOP candidates on anti-Islamic “hate” within the United States. In the YouTube portion of the debate, Nabela Noor, a fashion blogger, complained, “In 2015, the number of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. has tripled and on social media.”  

By Curtis Houck | January 28, 2016 | 8:16 PM EST

In the latest sign that the liberal media loves the candidacy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted nearly 10 minutes of their Thursday evening newscasts to capitulating to the “master of stealing the show” in Trump but only one minute and 29 seconds for previewing the actual debate with the top seven candidates that don’t include Trump. Overall, that works out to the Trump coverage being over six times the size of the time given to the debate.

By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 7:23 PM EST

Breaking: Chris Matthews apologized, on air, tonight for a remark he made the other night about nobody wanting to watch

By Randy Hall | January 28, 2016 | 7:21 PM EST

In a move to eliminate any possibility that the Huffington Post might be a “fair and balanced” news website, the liberal organization has begun adding a harsh message at the bottom of every article dealing with Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner in this year's presidential contest.

The addendum reads: “Note to our readers: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslins -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.”

By Ken Shepherd | January 28, 2016 | 5:55 PM EST

Betraying his ignorance of the Constitution, MSNBC's Chuck Todd today essentially asked Cruz campaign senior communications advisor Alice Stewart why her boss doesn't just waltz up the marble staircase of a federal courthouse to get a federal judge, any federal judge, to rule from the bench that the Texas senator is a natural-born citizen and hence eligible to serve as president if elected.

By Matthew Balan | January 28, 2016 | 5:36 PM EST

Ebony magazine senior editor Jamilah Lemieux ran to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's defense in a Thursday post on Twitter over his apparent choice of clothing, but also took the opportunity to tout how the NFL player "divorced a WW [white woman] when he signed a big contract and got with a Black single mom."

By Katie Yoder | January 28, 2016 | 4:51 PM EST

When it comes to the Texas indictment of pro-life activists, Whoopi Goldberg is interested in only one point: Planned Parenthood is not guilty. But she was shocked when one of her co-hosts defended the unborn.

On Tuesday, The View ladies discussed a new “hot topic”: how a Texas grand jury recently indicted the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), founded by David Daleiden. The investigation began after CMP released undercover videos last summer revealing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. In response to the decision, co-host Whoopi Goldberg expressed delight over CMP “getting their behind handed to them.”