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By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | November 13, 2015 | 5:22 AM EST

Social Justice Warriors just had their moment in the sun on the Grey’s Anatomy episode "Something Against You." Dr. Maggie Pierce had a big speech on racial micro-aggressions that concluded with her telling Dr. Amelia Shepherd to “check your white privilege.”

By Curtis Houck | November 13, 2015 | 1:55 AM EST

In promoting the upcoming Democratic presidential debate Saturday night on CBS with moderator John Dickerson, Stephen Colbert lamented during Thursday’s Late Show that Republicans have a reputation of “roughing up the referee in these debates, like the CNBC guys got slapped around a little bit by the Republican candidates” and wondered if he “expect[ed] the Democrats to do the same?”

By Tom Blumer | November 12, 2015 | 11:55 PM EST

The "fact-checking" press has become a parody of itself during the past several years.

It's not only because of their irritating penchant for putting statements by Republicans and conservatives under a twisted microscope while ignoring drop-dead obvious falsehoods delivered by Democrats and leftists. It's because, among other things, the fact-checkers often admit that a statement is true, but then proceed to essentially say, "So what?" They also take policy goals articulated by candidates, which may or may not come to pass, render an opinion that it can't be done, and then pretend that they've actually proven something. An example of each annoying habit was found in Tuesday evening's Associated Press "fact check" of statements made by Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush during the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate.

By Tim Graham | November 12, 2015 | 10:34 PM EST

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is the latest movie star to regret coming from a red state. In an interview with gay writer Jonathan Van Meter for a cover story in Vogue, Lawrence brought up Kim Davis, described as the “infamous” county clerk who resisted issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Lawrence called her that “lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky.”

She goes into a rant about “all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”

By Ken Shepherd | November 12, 2015 | 9:38 PM EST

Republican presidential candidates are not really concerned about free speech on college campuses, they're simply going back to the 1960's and 1970's playbook in slamming liberal academia, liberal Hardball panelists agreed tonight. Yet not once in the past few days has host Chris Matthews explained to his audience the sort of censorious radicalism displayed by the "Concerned Student 1950" protesters and sympathizers at Missouri.

By Bruce Bookter | November 12, 2015 | 9:24 PM EST

So, pretty much the most ironic and poetically just thing, ever, happened today in the Cowboys locker room. Or, maybe it didn’t. I must insert the disclaimer, since so many n-word accusations turn out to be so much bunk. But if what I’m about to tell you truly went down as Dez Bryant says it did, this is beyond rich.

By Curtis Houck | November 12, 2015 | 8:43 PM EST

Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer made his almost-daily appearance on the “All Star Panel” during Thursday’s Special Report and compared Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to businesswoman-turned-convict Martha Stewart in light of her e-mail server and Clinton Foundation scandals. “Look, right now, what it looks like is she's got a Martha Stewart problem, which is the false information, misleading or her aides or pressuring somebody, that's a pretty big category,” explained Krauthammer. 

By Jack Coleman | November 12, 2015 | 8:23 PM EST

Bernie Sanders has done surprisingly well in his campaign for president, much better than many observers expected when the openly socialist senator from Vermont announced in April that he was running.

But while Sanders has caused Hillary Clinton to shift noticeably to the left, his campaign has been vexed by a dilemma that has proven resistant to remedy -- lack of enthusiasm for Sanders among blacks and Hispanics. 

By Tom Johnson | November 12, 2015 | 6:01 PM EST

It’s often noted that Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, just as Democrats had lost five of six before that. Dems snapped out of it thanks to a Bill Clinton-led tack towards the center, but Michael Tomasky predicts that the GOP will stay to the right in 2016, thereby extending its slump.

After Michael Dukakis’s defeat in 1988, observed Tomasky in a Tuesday piece, Democrats at last could “say to themselves, OK, we’re screwed unless we change. Welfare reform? Free trade?...Whatever, man…The question for the Republicans is, is this 1988 or 1992? I think it’s 1988, because they haven’t yet lost that third one [in a row]. It’s the third one that drives it home. Especially if it’s to you know who.

By NB Staff | November 12, 2015 | 5:48 PM EST

"Jeb Bush has a new campaign slogan: 'Jeb Can Fix It!' But a more appropriate slogan for Jeb is, 'I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up!'" – NewsBusted anchor Jodi Miller.

By Alatheia Larsen | November 12, 2015 | 4:55 PM EST

A group of student activists calling itself the Million Student March are demanding free education. What they need are more math classes and the reality check that nothing in life is free.

A student spokesperson for the group proved that in an interview on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, on Nov. 11.

By Katie Yoder | November 12, 2015 | 4:00 PM EST

Talk about a softball interview.

On Wednesday, Yahoo! News published a video of global anchor Katie Couric’s tour through a Planned Parenthood clinic in Queens, New York titled, “What an abortion treatment room really looks like.” 

By Tim Graham | November 12, 2015 | 1:58 PM EST

NPR’s Morning Edition broke out a fact-check on the Republicans’ Fox Business debate on Wednesday morning. Did NPR do a fact-check on the first Democratic debate on October 13? Not really. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were never questioned on the facts. They call their segment "Break It Down," but apparently it breaks down before the leading Democrats can be challenged.

By Michael McKinney | November 12, 2015 | 12:49 PM EST

Thursday at the end of Morning Joe, the roundtable invited Darcy Olsen of the free-market think tank. the Goldwater Institute. to discuss Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of “Right to Try” legislation in California. The discussion centered on the book “The Right to Try” and the legislation surrounding the effort. Mika Brzezinski began by inquiring of Olsen "why is it so hard? What gets in the way?"

By Matthew Balan | November 12, 2015 | 12:29 PM EST

Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly attacked CNN's Carol Costello on the Wednesday edition of his O'Reilly Factor program over her "cheap shot" at the moderators of the recent GOP presidential debate on Fox Business Network. O'Reilly targeted Costello's "completely ludicrous" remark that "the moderators didn't ask very challenging questions." He also underlined that the CNN anchor has "a history of provocative statements."