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By Katie Yoder | February 2, 2016 | 3:51 PM EST

Forbes wants young women to know that Disney princesses are sexual beings. Just like them.

In January, writer and sex-ed speaker Danielle Sepulveres paired up with artist Maritza Lugo for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to create pictures of the Disney princesses visiting gynecologists. Forbes contributor Tara Haelle publicized the story of how “even Disney princesses need to take responsibility for their reproductive health.”

By Kyle Drennen | February 2, 2016 | 3:08 PM EST

On Tuesday, all three network morning shows fretted over Hillary Clinton barely defeating Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucus. NBC’s Today was the most melodramatic, with co-host Matt Lauer declaring: “Hillary Clinton gets to come out of Iowa and say, technically, ‘I'm the winner,’ but this had to be a near-death experience for the once-presumptive nominee.”

By Scott Whitlock | February 2, 2016 | 1:14 PM EST

Predictably, CNN on Monday night featured the cry of sexism in reaction to Hillary Clinton’s virtual tie with an elderly socialist senator. After long-time CNN veteran David Gergen called Clinton “angry” in her speech, the cable channel went to former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter to complain, “Let us not slip into some gender bias here. A man raises his voice, he's enthusiastic.” 

By Katie Yoder | February 2, 2016 | 1:06 PM EST

Hallmark is using politics to sell cards this Valentine’s Day.

To advertise greeting cards for Valentine’s Day this year, Hallmark released multiple videos of couples sharing their love stories. Among them: a gay and a lesbian couple.

By Matthew Balan | February 2, 2016 | 12:10 PM EST

CNN's Wolf Blitzer shamed Democratic Party leaders early on Tuesday morning, after correspondent Jeff Zeleny reported that "the Iowa Democratic Party...failed to adequately staff 90 precincts across the state." Blitzer first replied, "That's pretty shocking," and wondered if there was "higher turnout than they anticipated." The anchor later labeled the situation "pretty embarrassing." He amplified this superlative minutes later: "Pretty awkward...very, very embarrassing for the Democratic Party in Iowa."

By Mairead McArdle | February 2, 2016 | 10:45 AM EST

You’re a typically busy New York Times reader and you don’t have hours to waste on bad TV. Between gallery openings, analyst appointments, transgender poetry slams and molecular gastronomy cooking lessons, who has time to navigate the“ever more complex streaming video landscape” to ensure an ideologically wholesome TV diet?

 

Thankfully, the Times has you covered. A soon-to-be-launched website will tell you which shows should be your next “binge-watching obsession,” and how they align with your liberal principles. The Times announced this “film and TV recommendation tool,” on it’s job postings page. (Who says journalism is a dead-end career?)

By P.J. Gladnick | February 2, 2016 | 10:36 AM EST

So who was the winner of the Democrat caucuses in Iowa? Since it was a virtual tie, neither candidate can claim victory although Hillary Clinton attempted to do that with a 'victory' speech last night in which she tried to gloat about a win that was really a tie. However, there was one clear winner: Sticker KId. If you had watched Hillary pretending to have won in Iowa, you can be forgiven if you can't quite recall her words because just behind her Sticker Kid, with a couple of Hillary stickers affixed to his cheeks,  was stealing her thunder and pulling most of the attention away from her with his crazy antics. 

By Tom Blumer | February 2, 2016 | 10:31 AM EST

In the November 2000 presidential election, the Big 3 TV networks prematurely declared Democrat Al Gore the winner before the polls in those portions of the Sunshine State in the Central Time Zone had even closed. According to one post-election study, the networks' arguably politically motivated calls cost Republican George W. Bush 10,000 votes, led to the most bitter post-election battle over presidential balloting in at least a century, and almost swung the election to Gore.

The Politico's Glenn Thrush appears to have engaged in a similar attempt to influence the outcome of Monday's Iowa caucuses. In an email sent out at 9:40 Eastern Time (8:40 p.m. Central), accompanied by a post at the web site with the same time stamp — hours before dozens if not hundreds of caucus discussions had concluded — Thrush irresponsibly "reported" that "both the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton camps see her winning by a tight but clear margin of two to three points."

By Kyle Drennen | February 2, 2016 | 10:09 AM EST

Coming out of retirement on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning to comment on the state of the 2016 presidential race after the Iowa caucus, former Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer decided it was appropriate to compare the Republican winner to murderous Mexican drug lord El Chapo.

By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | February 2, 2016 | 1:52 AM EST

Wow. NBC went there. The freshman comedy Superstore went out of its way to offend Christians by having characters opine on Jesus’ beliefs about gays – including suggesting that Jesus Himself was gay! They wouldn't be so edgy and provocative to suggest that's where Muhammad would be. 

By Curtis Houck | February 2, 2016 | 1:43 AM EST

The late-night news magazine Nightline on ABC devoted its show Monday night to the Iowa caucuses. ABC News political analyst and former Bush administration official Matthew Dowd denounced caucus winner Ted Cruz’s chances for winning the nomination since he still “doesn’t have a clear path” to the top. Dowd was set up by host Dan Harris pointing out to him that “we've seen in the past conservative candidates win in Iowa and then go on to fizzle” so he wondered: “[D]oes Ted Cruz have a clear path to the nomination at this point?”

By Brad Wilmouth | February 2, 2016 | 1:37 AM EST

Appearing as a panel member for CNN's live coverage of the Iowa caucuses on Monday night, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones at one point went over the top in praising Hillary Clinton's alleged political skills during a discussion of how the Clinton campaign could try to make lemonade out of the lemon of Clinton being in a near tie with Bernie Sanders in Iowa. Jones gushed that Clinton has "blossomed into the kind of candidate that you dream about," and asserted that "she was brilliant" at the recent CNN town hall event.

By Scott Whitlock | February 2, 2016 | 1:11 AM EST

BBC anchor Katty Kay on Monday turned Ted Cruz’s surprise Iowa win into a negative and told Charlie Rose viewers that the Republican was unlikable and someone who needed more scrutiny from the media. Kay snidely remarked, “It's interesting for Ted Cruz, right? The good news coming out of Iowa is that he gets a whole load of media attention. The bad news coming out of Iowa is that he gets a whole lot of media attention.” 

By Ken Shepherd | February 2, 2016 | 12:27 AM EST

Moments ago on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell reported that the HIllary Clinton camp was "in a meltdown as this race got closer and closer."

By Curtis Houck | February 2, 2016 | 12:19 AM EST

Former presidential adviser and CNN senior political analyst David Gergen did his best in the moments right after Hillary Clinton’s speech late Monday night reacting to the nail-biting race between her and socialist Senator Bernie Sanders by trumpeting Clinton as “animated, spirted” and clear that she’s “found more of her voice.” Host Anderson Cooper went to Gergen immediately after Clinton’s speech concluded and Gergen first blurted out that it was “animated” and “spirited” in a signal that “we're going to have a great debates with Bernie Sanders.”