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By Nicholas Fondacaro | April 28, 2016 | 11:55 PM EDT

Donald Trump scored a major endorsement from a very beloved Illinois hero, Hoosier basketball coach Bobby Knight. The endorsement serves to Trump an important boost to help win the state in his march to the nomination. But on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Thursday when asked to respond to critics that suggest Trump was not a real conservative Knight admitted, “You know, I'm not sure what a conservative is.

By Tom Blumer | April 28, 2016 | 11:09 PM EDT

The editorialists at Investor's Business Daily have reported on the results of an important study by several George Mason University Mercatus Center economists showing what regulations have cost the economy in economic growth since 1980. The establishment press, which has been singularly uninterested in reporting anything that has to potential to slow the regulatory leviathan down — y'know, because its causes are so noble and righteous — is virtually ignoring the Mercatus study.

IBD tied the study's findings into the "new normal" nonsense the "mainstream" economics community and most of the business press has been foisting on us since it became obvious about 6-1/2 years ago that the U.S. economy's post-recession performance would likely be singularly underwhelming. What we've seen is the worst growth post-downturn economy by far since World War II.

By Jorge Bonilla | April 28, 2016 | 10:39 PM EDT

Demographics is...delusion.

By Tom Johnson | April 28, 2016 | 10:22 PM EDT

New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait admires Bernie Sanders’s willingness (eagerness?) to raise taxes so as to “finance the kind of social benefits American liberals would prefer.” That’s why Chait is disappointed that Sanders opposes Philadelphia’s proposed three-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, revenue from which would fund citywide pre-kindergarten and other programs.

In a Tuesday post, Chait wrote that Sanders “has received justifiable credit for breaking the taboo on middle-class taxation and asking just why it is that Americans must be denied public services taken for granted elsewhere…But where does this leave his opposition to the soda tax? His position is strange and ironic because taxes on specifically defined, unhealthy goods has long been the loophole through which Democrats escape the pressure of their own no-taxes-on-the-middle-class vise…What’s more, the proceeds of the soda tax finance a vital liberal social goal (in this case, early education).”

By Brad Wilmouth | April 28, 2016 | 9:58 PM EDT

On Thursday's CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin and chief political correspondent Dana Bash both seemed amused by the vitriol aimed at GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz by both former House Speaker John Boehner and by fellow candidate Donald Trump. The first sign of amusement occurred while Baldwin was reading a recent quote from Boehner in which he called Senator Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a b****," as what sounds like a giggle -- presumably from Bash -- can be briefly heard in the background.

Then, after a clip of Trump using the anti-Cruz attack by Boehner to repeat his "lyin' Ted" slam against the Texas Senator, both Baldwin and Bash seemed amused as they began discussing the name-calling, and a bit later both giggled as Bash recalled that Boehner has been known to say worse things about Cruz, calling the more recent comments "a little bit tame."

By Kristine Marsh | April 28, 2016 | 9:23 PM EDT

On CNN Thursday night, Sally Kohn sparred with Tea Party News Network’s Scottie Nell Hughes over Donald Trump calling out Hillary Clinton for using “the woman card.” Hughes defended Trump’s statement while Kohn claimed that it was worse on Trump’s side because “most of his supporters are only voting for him because he’s a white guy.”

By Curtis Houck | April 28, 2016 | 8:44 PM EDT

Fresh off accusing Ted Cruz of being a political bigamist, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews stated Thursday night that Cruz has put on a “Baghdad Bob performance this week” for failing to concede the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump while also displaying  “political narcissism” in responding to former Speaker John Boehner’s Lucifer analogy.

By Matthew Balan | April 28, 2016 | 8:30 PM EDT

The Washington Post's Philip Bump followed the Huffington Post's example on Thursday in semi-seriously pursuing whether Ted Cruz is, in fact, "Lucifer in the flesh," as former House Speaker John Boehner recently put it. But instead of turning to a Satanist, the journalist consulted with a pastor/exorcist, even though he admitted that "of course there was no truth" to the Republican's jab at the Texas senator.

By Kristine Marsh | April 28, 2016 | 8:17 PM EDT

Thursday night’s NBC Nightly News broadcast tried to shame Ted Cruz for earning the wrath of former House speaker John Boehner. During a speech at Stanford University yesterday, Boehner told students that he would vote for Cruz “over his dead body” and “that miserable son of a bitch” was “Lucifer in the flesh.” That crass characterization didn’t earn Boehner any harsh words from NBC but it did for Cruz, whom NBC reminded viewers was “the most hated man on Capitol Hill.”

By Nicholas Fondacaro | April 28, 2016 | 7:11 PM EDT

As the media pivots with the candidates towards the general election so are their narratives about them. As reporter for The Daily Best Betsey Woodruff put it on MSNBC Live Thursday, “this election is becoming a battle of the sexes.” A social justice warrior’s dream election between “not just the first female presidential candidate, but the first feminist presidential candidate” Hillary Clinton and the “er-misogynist” Donald Trump, as articulated by Michelle Goldberg of Slate on the same show. 

By Sam Dorman | April 28, 2016 | 6:47 PM EDT

The co-founder of one of America’s most liberal news sites just took a position on Uber’s board of directors.

In an April 27, 2016, article, co-founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington explained her decision to join close friend and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on the company’s board of directors. 

By Randy Hall | April 28, 2016 | 6:28 PM EDT

After former House Speaker John Boehner told students at Stanford University in California on Wednesday that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh” and “a miserable son of a b**ch,” an editor at the liberal Huffington Post website decided to go to the source and find out if the Texas senator is really the devil.

According to an article by Sam Stein, the site's senior politics editor, the Post decided “to get to the bottom of this” by calling Lucien Greaves, a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, who responded that “Boehner was basically 'full of it,' trying to absolve the worst of Christianity by calling him a product of Satanism.”

By Daniel Garza | April 28, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT

During an April 27th interview for Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Oscar De La Hoya, promoting the upcoming May 7th Golden Boy Promotions fight between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan, decided to call out Donald Trump to a boxing match while simultaneously inviting him to watch the fight he was promoting. The retired boxer also talked about how he likes Bernie and considers Hillary Clinton to be amazing.

By Scott Whitlock | April 28, 2016 | 4:56 PM EDT

All three broadcast networks, thus far, have ignored a shocking moment on Wednesday night when Donald Trump touted his endorsement by convicted rapist Mike Tyson. Speaking in Indianapolis, Indiana, the location where Tyson was convicted of brutally assaulting a beauty pageant contestant, Trump bragged, “Mike Tyson endorsed me... Mike said, 'I love Trump. I endorse Trump.'... When I get endorsed by the tough ones, I like it, because you know what? We need toughness now.” 

By Tim Graham | April 28, 2016 | 4:31 PM EDT

Hollywood loves to paint itself as America’s capital of compassion. So why is the hottest script right now all about comedian Will Ferrell mocking Ronald Reagan’s fatal battle with the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease? This is no laughing matter.

Even the hip men’s magazine Esquire warned “It's an interesting concept — one that hopefully avoids poking fun at the horrors of dementia.” Reagan's son Michael has already blasted the project, tweeting on Wednesday, "What an Outrag....Alzheimers is not joke...It kills..You should be ashamed all of you."