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By Tom Blumer | | June 28, 2016 | 8:56 AM EDT

At Monday afternoon's White House press briefing, Fox News reporter Kevin Corke asked Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz about the reasons for the White House's reluctance to account for President Obama's whereabouts and activities on the night of the September 2012 Benghazi attacks.

Schultz never genuinely answered Corke's question, so then Corke zinged him with the fact that it took President Barack Obama far longer than the length of time Congress has spent on Benghazi to hem, haw, and finally reject the Keystone Pipeline project.

By Clay Waters | | June 28, 2016 | 8:54 AM EDT

The New York Times Sunday Book Review featured former book editor Sam Tanenhaus talking about several news political tomes under the rubric “Why Populism Now?” And when we say “talking about,” we mean using the books as a pretext to slime Republicans as demographically doomed, out-of-touch racists. Also: Libertarians give you cancer.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 28, 2016 | 1:57 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton trotted around Ohio Monday with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, adding fuel to the speculation that Warren is going to be her VP pick. And like a celebrity couple, the “big three” networks took time to fantasize about the greatness of a Clinton/Warren ticket. “A major new force on the campaign trail, Elizabeth Warren joining Hillary Clinton side by side for the first time today,” remarked NBC’s Lester Holt on Nightly News

By Dylan Gwinn | | June 28, 2016 | 12:10 AM EDT

If you were under the impression that the #1 topic among African-American sports fans in America was sports, well, you have been sorely mistaken. At least, according to Fox Sports 1’s Jason Whitlock. Because, Whitlock is convinced the #1 topic among black sports fans is…wait for it…white women.

By Nicholas Fondacaro | | June 28, 2016 | 12:10 AM EDT

The US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to pro-life supporters Monday, by striking down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to have admitting privileges to a local hospital. But the liberal “big three” networks seemed to tout the ruling on their evening shows, some almost mocking. “Jubilation from the pro-choice side,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos cheerfully noted on World News Tonight, before switching to a sad voice,But despair from anti-abortion forces.” 

By Tom Johnson | | June 27, 2016 | 9:18 PM EDT

When citing instances of “the worst in human behavior,” reasonable choices include the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and whatever ISIS did today. In a Sunday post, Washington Monthly blogger D. R. Tucker offered an absurdly unreasonable choice: the last ten Republican national conventions. Tucker did comment hopefully that “perhaps this year’s GOP convention will be so sick, so sordid, so sour that the general election will effectively be over by the end of July.”

 

By Dylan Gwinn | | June 27, 2016 | 7:20 PM EDT

Apparently nothing is beneath the snark and clownery of Deadspin. On Monday, Deadspin writer Tom Ley posted an article that referenced an incident involving an airplane, a near-death situation, prayer, and Tim Tebow. What could go wrong?

By Jack Coleman | | June 27, 2016 | 6:56 PM EDT

Just often enough to catch your attention, loose-cannon lefty comic Bill Maher demonstrates why conservatives still remain in his audience.

One of the guests on his HBO show Friday night, veteran Clinton apologist/Democrat consultant Paul Begala made a claim about Republicans so insipid that Maher -- who enjoys nothing more than bashing the GOP -- immediately challenged.

By Samantha Cohen | | June 27, 2016 | 6:01 PM EDT

Monday on Andrea Mitchell Reports, the host salivated over the “magic on stage” at the Clinton/Warren rally Cincinnati earlier in the day. Mitchell and Anita Dunn, former White House communications director, went back and forth as they praised the pair for their “very real” chemistry on stage. They went on and on, suggesting the women looked like a “pretty good winning ticket for the fall” who resembled the “boomer magic” of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

By Brent Baker | | June 27, 2016 | 5:37 PM EDT

New on June 27: HBO’s Bill Maher used the Brexit vote to call for a “re-write” of the U.S. Constitution. Admiring the British acceptance of Brexit, Maher complained about the House not voting on gun control: “We can't even get a vote on something that 90 percent of Americans agree on and can’t get a vote. Our system sucks. It really does. The Constitution needs a page one re-write.”

By Katie Yoder and Elliot Polsky | | June 27, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT

The media will no doubt cover the court’s decision in favor of abortion supporters. But it’s unlikely that they will also reveal the vulgar signs from abortion supporters.

By Alatheia Nielsen and Sam Dorman | | June 27, 2016 | 4:49 PM EDT

Democracy is all well and good, until the outcome of a popular vote is unpopular with the liberal media.

The people of the United Kingdom voted on June 23, to leave the European Union. The  broadcast news programs tried their own veto, focusing heavily on voter “Bregret” and anger in the three nights following the vote. 

By Jorge Bonilla | | June 27, 2016 | 4:40 PM EDT

Univision's fawning coverage of the Supreme court's ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt shows the extent to which the network is both out of touch with its viewership and biased towards a progressive agenda.

By Curtis Houck | | June 27, 2016 | 4:02 PM EDT

Writing on The Washington Post’s Wonkblog early Monday morning, writer Emily Badger bemoaned the June 23 vote by the United Kingdom (U.K.) to leave the European Union (E.U.) as an example of a bad referendum because it gave voters power to decide something that involved “thorny debates we elect government officials to hash out.” 

By Matthew Balan | | June 27, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

On Monday, CNN's breaking news coverage of the Supreme Court striking down Texas's sanitary regulations on abortion clinic clearly slanted towards the pro-abortion side. Pamela Brown twice touted the "huge win for abortion rights activists," and later underlined the "big win" to a pro-abortion legal analyst. Jake Tapper trumpeted the "seismic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court," and hinted that pro-lifers were being hypocritical: "All of the, quote/unquote, burdensome rules and regulations that conservatives often complain about would have to be adhered and applied to these abortion clinics."